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The Issue: Escaping the Box in Morrison & Van Fleet’s ‘The Clown at Midnight’


Welcome to The Issue, where we look at some of the strangest, most interesting and most distinctive single issue comic stories ever to grace the medium. You know the ones; silent issues, sideways issues, backwards issues... and issues that make you ask questions like 'When does a comic book stop being a comic book?'

Batman #663 is 22 pages of words and pictures --- the former courtesy of Grant Morrison, just a few issues into his landmark run on the title, the latter by digital artist John Van Fleet --- but the two elements are mixed into something that's closer to an illustrated storybook. Look at any given page, and you'll be faced with as many words as an average issue of traditional comics, interspersed with Van Fleet's posed CG characters resembling a gritty reimagining of '90s animated series ReBoot.

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‘Batman vs. Superman’ Almost Featured Two Major Batman Villains

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice already has a pretty stacked deck when it comes to characters, with both superheroes bringing their own roster of supporting players to the table in addition to a couple of big villains — maybe more. According to Zack Snyder, there were almost two more villains to contend with in his superhero epic; specifically, a couple of major Batman baddies. And even though these characters never made it into the script, the film still wound up having to leave a few others on the cutting room floor.

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Best Cosplay Ever (This Week): Sailor Venus, Miss Martian, Thor, She-Hulk And More

In honor of the caped crusaders of the convention scene, ComicsAlliance has created Best Cosplay Ever (This Week), an ongoing collection of some of the most impeccable, creative, and clever costumes that we’ve discovered and assembled into a super-showcase of pure fan-devoted talent.

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‘Gotham’ Photos Show Lori Petty Looking an Awful Lot Like Joker and Harley

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FOX’s Gotham may have beefed up its Bat-cred to introduce Hugo Strange and Mr. Freeze, but may always have something of grey (er, green) area when it comes to proto-Jokers. We’ve seen one laughed off already, but new photos from an upcoming hour feature Orange is the New Black star Lori Petty looking an awful lot like the Clown Prince of Crime. Harley too!

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Best Cosplay Ever (This Week): Star Trek, Star Wars, Cat Noir and Ladybug, One Punch Man, and More

In honor of the caped crusaders of the convention scene, ComicsAlliance has created Best Cosplay Ever (This Week), an ongoing collection of some of the most impeccable, creative, and clever costumes that we’ve discovered and assembled into a super-showcase of pure fan-devoted talent.

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The Suicide Squad Strikes a Pose for DC Collectibles New Statues

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For the past few months, DC Collectibles has been hinting at a series of statues based on the Suicide Squad coming out later this summer. However, the solicitations from DC Comics' toy and statue department have been absent any actual pictures of the inmates from Belle Reve that sign up for a mission that may very well kill them. With the release of the new trailer however, the floodgates have opened, and DC's finally given the Suicide Squad their due.

Six of the Suicide Squad's members will be getting high-end statues from DC Collectibles, all of which were revealed for the first time by USA Today. All feature actor likenesses and the costumes they don during what I'm assuming is the latter half of the film after all their origins are divulged, they have a big training sequence, and they band together to take on the massive, mysterious threat Amanda Waller throws them up against.

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Mondo Kicks Off 2016 With Two New Prints From The Dark Knight


Since the close of last year, it's been all quiet on the Mondo front. After the bit Marvel art show and subsequent print sale in mid-December, poster and art junkies have been eagerly awaiting the first glimpse at Mondo's plans for 2016. Not only is the Austin art house bringing its first new pieces out today, they also happen to be based on a little movie you might have heard of called The Dark Knight.

The Dark Knight, and Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy in general, have long been a favorite for Mondo's artists. There have been more than a dozen different prints featuring the Nolan-helmed features since Batman Begins arrived a decade ago. While you might think there aren't many new things to do with a poster for The Dark Knight, that's not the case, and these new pieces by Laurent Durieux and Mike Mitchell show there's still plenty of creative territory to be mined.

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Fantastic Five: Worst DC Comics Events

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If there’s one thing we’ve learned from our years on the Internet, it’s that there’s no aspect of comics that can’t be broken down and quantified in a single definitive list, preferably in amounts of five or ten. And since there’s no more definitive authority than ComicsAlliance, we’re taking it upon ourselves to compile Top Five lists of everything you could ever want to know about comics.

Nobody’s perfect, and just because DC is home to some of the world's greatest superheroes and some of the most memorable villains in comic history, that doesn’t mean it hasn’t had its fair share of awful moments as well. This week, we point our all-seeing eye of judgment at five of the worst events in DC's history.

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‘Suicide Squad’ Gives You a Closer Look at the Joker’s Sweet Ride in New Featurette


Batman isn’t the only one sporting new wheels in the DC movie universe — as briefly glimpsed in the official Suicide Squad footage, the Joker also has a pretty sweet new ride. If you want a closer look at the custom vehicle and would like to know more about how it was made, a new featurette has arrived from an unlikely source to give you the low-down on the Joker’s low-riding car.

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12 Facts You May Not Have Know About the Joker

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Everyone loves comic book trivia, but with 75 years of superhero comics behind us right now, there’s always some new obscure fact to learn. That’s why ComicsAlliance is going deep into the minutiae of your favorite characters in our continuing video series. You think you know comics? Well, here’s a few things you might not know!

Do you know how I got these scars? It was from writing up this series of twelve pieces of factual information about the Clown Prince of Crime, the Joker! Watch in rapt amazement and terror as we disclose the Joker's inspiration and creation, his ups and downs across the decades, and the strange history of his various associates, as well as several other equally fascinating facts.

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