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Ask Chris #211: Imagine The Words ‘The Enforcers’ With A Big Heart Drawn Around Them

Ask Chris #211: The Enforcers

Q: We know your favorite anti-heroes, sidekicks, and villains, but who's your favorite minor villain, and why? -- @fizzbang

A: Y'know, the way you phrase that question makes it sound like I've written about everything except who my favorite superhero is, and... that doesn't sound right. I'm a little too lazy to go and look, but it feels like surely at some point in the last 210 columns, I probably would've mentioned that. Oh well, I'm sure I'll probably get to talking about Batman at some point.


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Best Art Ever (This Week): Blade Runner, Last of Us, Game of Thrones, Flintstones, Mad Men & More


We make a regular practice at ComicsAlliance of spotlighting particular artists or specific bodies of work, as well as the special qualities of comic book storytelling, but because cartoonists, illustrators and their fans share countless numbers of great pinups, fan art and other illustrations on sites like Flickr, Tumblr, DeviantArt and seemingly infinite art blogs that we’ve created Best Art Ever (This Week), a weekly depository for just some of the pieces of especially compelling artwork that we come across in our regular travels across the Web...

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Bad News: Fraction Leaves ‘FF’ and ‘Fantastic Four'; Good News: Karl Kesel Returns To ‘Fantastic Four’



"It sucks for me, too" is all Matt Fraction had to say about the news that he's prematurely concluding his well regarded work on Marvel's Fantastic Four and FF titles, as revealed in the publisher's solicitations for November (which will be published later today but were sent to the comics press early yesterday). The demands of Fraction's work on Inhumanity and Inhumans are such that "something had to give," according to editor Tom Brevoort. The news is a serious bummer.

Replacing Fraction on FF will be writer Lee Allred, who according to solicits will co-write with his brother, series artist Michael Allred. That FF will remain indelibly Allred is good news, as is the fact that Fantastic Four will welcome back cartoonist Karl Kesel, whose contributions to Mark Waid and Mike Wieringo's work on the title circa 2002-2005 helped make it a classic run. Kesel will collaborate with ongoing artist Mark Bagley.


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The Creators Of ECCC 2013 [Photo Gallery]


Where some conventions skew more toward pop culture than comic books, this past weekend's Emerald City Comicon 2013 stocked Seattle with hundreds of prominent creators from every corner of the medium...

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Trick Or Treat: Five Free Halloween Comics From Your Pals On The Internet


Today is Halloween, but fun-size candy bars and the occasional caramel apple aren't the only treats that are being handed out. All across the Internet, comics creators have been offering up some spoooooky stories for free, providing plenty of free Halloween reading for comics fans everywhere...

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Former ‘Superboy’ Writer Karl Kesel Sells Classic Comics Collection To Pay Son’s Medical Bills


If you polled the pool of regular ComicsAlliance contributors for a complete list of their all-time favorite comics, there's a high probability that Karl Kesel would be in some way responsible for the creation of at least some of those works...

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Link Ink: This Week’s ‘Fresh Ink! Online,’ Aquaman Vs. Plastic and ‘Johnny Zombie’ Lives


Fresh Ink! Online: Host Blair Butler and writer Marc Andreyko (Torso, Manhunter) share some horror comic favorites including Black Hole, The Walking Dead, From Hell, Bram Stoker's Dracula, The Tomb of Dracula, Batman: The Killing Joke, Uzumaki, Blood of the Innocent and Swamp Thing...

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Preview: ‘Captain America: The 1940’s Newspaper Strip’ #3 [Exclusive]


Karl Kesel's Captain America comic strip series turned its share of heads when it launched as a daily digital comic strip earlier this year. Not only was the new project presented as a collection of rediscovered comic strips from the '40s, it ran as a daily adventure series for 85 consecutive days (with deluxe material on Sundays) at Marvel...

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EXCLUSIVE: 1940s Captain America Strip Coming Daily at Marvel Digital


The long-lost "Captain America" newspaper comic strips from the 1940s have recently been rediscovered, and they're making their digital debut this Sunday as a new daily strip on Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited...

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12 Days of Christmas, Day 4: Karl Kesel


It's the fourth day of Christmas at ComicsAlliance, as our 12 Days of Christmas original art series continues. Every day until the 25th, we'll be posting new illustrations from comics creators at Periscope Studio that reinterpret the days of the Christmas carol as comics parodies...

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