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Weekender: The Wild Frontier, The Oyster Tour, and Something New from Lucy Knisley


The week’s over! And with it we reach the final days of September --- which you've all done a dazzling job with, by all accounts. But while you’ve been off working and living and doing all those things that humans do, what have you missed in the world of comics? With Weekender, ComicsAlliance is here to give you a heads-up on some of the stories that you might have overlooked, and to showcase some great writing on comics for you to enjoy over buttery crumpets this weekend.

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Gallery: Best Wonder Woman Art Ever


Since her 1941 debut, Wonder Woman has been one of the cornerstones of DC Comics, and of superhero comics in general.

In her 74-year-history, scores of artists have put their spin on the character, from subtle changes to her classic red, white, blue and gold costume to the "new" Wonder Woman of the late 1960s to some far more maligned interpretations that featured jackets and long pants. We've compiled a gallery of some of the most iconic Wonder Woman artists of the past seven decades, along with some positively stunning modern designs.

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CXC 2015 Announces Dates and Guests, Including Beaton, Thompson, Smith and Mouly


First-timer Ohio comics festival Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (also known as CXC) announced a slew of details last week, including official dates for its inaugural celebration, October 1-3, a logo created by Dustin Harbin, and a new website explaining all about the festival. Set up by Jeff Smith, Lucy Caswell, Vijaya Iyer, and executive director Tom Spurgeon, the festival's first wave of guests include Kate Beaton, Craig Thompson, Françoise Mouly and Bill Griffith.

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Comics Alliance Roundtable: Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman Costume For ‘Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice’


One of the most discussed news items from last month's Comic-Con International was the first look at Wonder Woman as she will appear in Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice, the new DC Entertainment film by Zack Snyder. Played by Gal Gadot, this will be the first cinematic appearance of William Moulton Marston's Amazonian princess and feminist icon in her nearly 75-year history, and naturally fans have had a lot to say about the portrait debuted in San Diego. In reaction to the image, members of the ComicsAlliance staff assembled to discuss and critique Gadot's costume, depictions of super-women on film, and the current state of superheroine fashion in general.

Today's participants include CA's superheroic sartorialist Betty Felon; clinical psychologist and Arkham Sessions co-host Dr. Andrea Letamendi; comic book editor Janelle Asselin; journalist Juliet Kahn; comics writer/artist Kate Leth; and blogger/vlogger Angelina L.B. aka ALB, who makes her CA debut in this in-depth analysis. Join us for our roundtable discussion on Wonder Woman's newest live-action steez, high heels, and the balance between practicality/realism and style in superheroine costume design.

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Alpha Flight Of Fancy: When Will Canada’s Great Creators Get A Crack At Canada’s Greatest Super-Team?

John Byrne
John Byrne

Canada is comics’ secret super-power. As far back as 1938, when Toronto-born Joe Shuster created Superman with Cleveland’s Jerry Siegel, Canada has been a vital partner -- a Wild Child to America's Sabtretooth. (Age of Apocalypse version.)

”We have so many great artists and writers to choose from, it’s such an embarrassment of riches,” says Ty Templeton, a writer and artist who has worked for most major publishers and on most big name characters, and who knows just about everyone in the business. When he says Canada's creative community boasts an embarrassment of riches, he knows what he's talking about. So on this beautiful and proud Canada Day, we at Comics Alliance have to ask; why hasn't a Canadian creative team ever taken on Canada's best-known superhero team, Alpha Flight?

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‘Baffler’ Maker Chris Yates Brings On New Comic Artist Collaborations


It's been awhile since we checked in on Chris Yates' artful line of handcrafted puzzles and it seems we discovered a new wave his Baffler comic creator collaborations not a minute too soon. Actually, in a sense, we're several hundred minutes too late...

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Hark! A Pair Of Kate Beaton Calendars To Debut At Comic-Con


Counting the days the days until this year's San Diego Comic-Con International? Well next year you can count the days to 2013's show on a Kate Beaton calendar, which you'll be able to score at this year's convention...

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Artists Respond to DC’s Back-Breaking ‘Catwoman’ #0 Cover


This week, DC released their solicitations for September, and with them, the eyebrow-raising art for Catwoman #0, in which artist Guillem March -- an artist we're generally pretty fond of here at ComicsAlliance -- poses the title character in a way that we can charitably refer to as "anatomically dubious...

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Pizza Island Ends, Kate Beaton Steps Back from Regular Updates for ‘Long Term Projects’


The Brooklyn comics studio Pizza Island recently disbanded, with its creators -- Kate Beaton, Domitille Collardey, Sarah Glidden, Meredith Gran, Lisa Hanawalt, Deana Sobel and Julia Wertz -- parting amicably and scattering as far as Canada and France...

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ComicsAlliance’s 11 Best Comics of 2011, #6-5


As 2011 draws to close, ComicsAlliance has assembled its annual list of the best comics and graphic novels of the year with the help of our editors, writers, and readers. Like any list, it is naturally subjective, but we've packed it chock full of eleven comics that have awed us, excited us, and entertained us over the last 12 months and books that we're passionate about recommending...

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