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‘Rocketeer Adventures’ Blasts Comics’ Best Back in Time [Preview]

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One sale this week is the first issue of Rocketeer Adventures, a four-issue miniseries featuring brand new tales of the cult favorite action hero created by the late, great Dave Stevens. Issue #1 comes with new stories by John C

Astonishing X-Men: Motion Comics, Why Bother? [Review]

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I've got to admit, I've been pretty skeptical of motion comics since they first hit the scene a few years ago.

Part of my skepticism comes from the fact that I'm a die hard snob about comics as a medium: I believe very strongly in the idea that comics are as valid as any other form of entertainment, and don't need to be anything else. That's not to say that I don't ever wan

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Unearthing the Past: ‘Absolute Planetary’ [Review]

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I never fully got into Warren Ellis. "Transmetropolitan" seemed uneven to me, and especially when given mature-readers latitude he tends to include tons of... well, for lack of a better term, Ellisisms (Godzilla bukkake, "chair leg of truth", etc

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Your First Look at Ron Zimmerman and Howard Chaykin’s ‘The Rawhide Kid’ #1 [Exclusive]

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The West is going to get wild with innuendo June 9 as Marvel reintroduces its most clean cut cowboy in "The Rawhide Kid" #1 written by Ron Zimmerman with art by Howard Chaykin and a cover by John Cassaday.

Treading on some familiar themes began by Zimmerman in 2003's

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Motion Comic Preview: ‘Astonishing X-Men’ Episode Three: Gifted

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Joss Whedon and John Cassaday's "Astonishing X-Men" storyline "Gifted" has been making the motion comic rounds for a few weeks now. Episode one made a splash with a debut at Marvel Fest NYC 2009 and episode 2 hit the 'net on schedule two

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‘Planetary’: Digging up the Bones of the Genre Comic

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"There are mad and beautiful things beneath the skin of the world we know, that you only see when you look at things on a planetary scale..."

-- Warren Ellis, from the original "Planetary" proposal

With this week's publication of "Planetary" 27, one of the most articulate and influential superhero comics of the last decade finally spirals to its strange end.

And after ten years, six-hundr

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Joss Whedon Talks ‘Dollhouse,’ John Cassaday, Dr. Horrible

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Tim Leong of Complex magazine (and former Editor-in-Chief of Comic Foundry) recently interviewed Joss Whedon about the upcoming season premiere of "Dollhouse," working with lead actress Eliza Dushku, the Emmy-winning web series "Dr. Horrible"

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‘Planetary’ #27 Previewed

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Fans have been waiting a long time for the conclusion to "Planetary," and now after nearly three years, they can feast their eyes on the end of an era with pages to the final 27th issue online.

The final issue of Warren Ellis and John Cassaday's "Planetary" are up and ready to

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‘Planetary’ #27 Cover Hits The Web

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"Planetary" writer Warren Ellis has posted John Cassaday's full wraparound cover art from the series' long-awaited final issue on his blog. Fans will recognize visual elements from preceding installments, including my personal favorites - the bugs from Is

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‘Stephen Colbert’s Tek Jansen’ Gets the Comic Treatment

A few months ago I was writing profiles for Time.com's online poll leading up to the magazine's annual Time 100 list--basically 100 Person of the Year issues all rolled into one to sell twice as much ad space as the Person of the Year. In any event, my job was to come up with one reason why a person is influential, an

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