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The Grand Compendium Of Martial Arts Instruction Ads From 1970s Comic Books, Volume One

Martial Arts Instruction Ad, circa 1972

As we all know from reading comic books and watching movies, the 1970s were a time when lethal ninjas and club-wielding goons lurked around every corner, kicking sand into the faces of honest, hard-working comics readers at every opportunity. The people cried out for something, anything, that could save them from these ruffians, and as they always have, comic books stepped up to help in the most efficient and effective way possible: Advertising!

Comics had always provided their readers with the most exciting purchasing opportunities — nuclear submarines, X-Ray glasses, even the occasional piece of real Kryptonite — but between 1971 and 1974, they were full of opportunities to train yourself in the lethal arts of self-defense. That's why we here at ComicsAlliance are compiling a comprehensive list of the greatest promises for deadly hands and death touches in this, our Grand Compendium Of Comic Book Martial Arts Instructional Advertisements From The '70s.

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Jackson Gordon’s Homemade Bat-Suit Is The College Project This City Deserves

Jackson Gordon, via Facebook
via Facebook

I mostly spent my college days reading issues of Hawkman in the back of a biology classroom, and while that worked out pretty well for me in the long run, I think we can all agree that I could've spent that time more productively. Never has that been more apparent than today, when USA Today reported on Philadelphia University student Jackson Gordon, who has been whiling away his free time by building an actual, honest-to-Gotham Batsuit.

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DC Nation’s ‘Batman of Shanghai’ Is Bone-Breakingly Awesome [Video]


Over the past six months, Cartoon Network's DC Nation shorts have provided us with some pretty awesome animation. The breakout hits, of course, are Super Best Friends Forever and Teen Titans Go -- the latter of which is being expanded to a full series -- but I'm also pretty fond of the retro-styled breakdancing adventures of Vibe that were designed to echo Jem and the Holograms...

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War Rocket Ajax #102: Kagan McLeod Talks ‘Infinite Kung Fu’ [Podcast]


Prepare yourself for the ultimate technique! Infinite Kung Fu creator Kagan McLeod joins Chris and Matt on this week's War Rocket Ajax podcast to talk about the martial arts epic that it took him ten years to create and the influences that inspired him from the world of movies...

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