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Comics Alliance Gift Guide: For the Fan Who Has (Almost) Everything

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There’s a strong strain of the collector in fandom, and buying for a comics fan can be a difficult endeavor, because so much of what they want is something they already know about. But even the most famous writers, artists, and characters have obscurer works that often go overlooked.

This gift guide looks at deep cuts for the superfan in your life, and we've divided into three sections; favorite artists, favorite writers, and favorite characters. If you know someone who is passionate about Darwyn Cooke, devoted to Warren Ellis, or a big-time Superman fan, we may have the perfect gift suggestion.

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I’m With Her: A First Look At ‘Faith’ #5, Guest Starring Hillary Clinton [Preview]

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Some people say that politics and politicians have no place in comics, but that's just not true. Captain America Comics #1 saw the hero punching out Adolf Hitler on the front cover; FDR was in an issue of Detective Comics two full issues before Batman debuted; and this November, Valiant's premiere female superhero teams up with presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Faith #5.

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Electric Bluegaloo Epilogue: The Legacy Of The Electric Blue Era of Superman

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This week, in the final installment of this column, we take a look back at the legacy of the Electric Blue Era, and decide once and for all if it's as bad as its reputation would lead you to believe.

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Electric Bluegaloo, Act 15: Superman Forever

Electric Bluegaloo, Act 15: Superman Forever

Of all the strange transformations Superman has undergone in his 78-year history, none has been quite so derided as the year where his familiar costume and powers were replaced with a blue and white "containment suit" and a tenuous relationship with electricity. But that raises the question, was it really all that bad? Two decades later, we want to find out, so ComicsAlliance is taking a look back at the Electric Blue Era of Superman to find out not just what worked, but if anything worked. This is... Electric Bluegaloo.

This week, the Electric Blue era officially comes to a close in Superman Forever, but we're never actually sure why.

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Electric Bluegaloo, Act 14: Millennium’s End

Electric Bluegaloo, Act 14: Millennium's End

Of all the strange transformations Superman has undergone in his 78-year history, none has been quite so derided as the year where his familiar costume and powers were replaced with a blue and white "containment suit" and a tenuous relationship with electricity. But that raises the question, was it really all that bad? Two decades later, we want to find out, so ComicsAlliance is taking a look back at the Electric Blue Era of Superman to find out not just what worked, but if anything worked. This is... Electric Bluegaloo.

This week, it's the finale of the Millennium Giants saga, and the end of the Electric Blue Era begins!

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Electric Bluegaloo, Act 13: Millennium Giants

Electric Bluegaloo, Act 13: Millennium Giants

Of all the strange transformations Superman has undergone in his 78-year history, none has been quite so derided as the year where his familiar costume and powers were replaced with a blue and white "containment suit" and a tenuous relationship with electricity. But that raises the question, was it really all that bad? Two decades later, we want to find out, so ComicsAlliance is taking a look back at the Electric Blue Era of Superman to find out not just what worked, but if anything worked. This is... Electric Bluegaloo.

This week, the Millennium Giants finally attack after months of buildup, and Lois has had it up to here.

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Electric Bluegaloo, Act 11: Double Trouble

Electric Bluegaloo, Act 11: Double Trouble

Of all the strange transformations Superman has undergone in his 78-year history, none has been quite so derided as the year where his familiar costume and powers were replaced with a blue and white "containment suit" and a tenuous relationship with electricity. But that raises the question, was it really all that bad? Two decades later, we want to find out, so ComicsAlliance is taking a look back at the Electric Blue Era of Superman to find out not just what worked, but if anything worked. This is... Electric Bluegaloo.

This week, the two Supermen come to a disagreement that literally drives Lois Lane out of the country --- and that's just the beginning of their problems.

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Electric Bluegaloo, Act 10: Red Vs. Blue

Electric Bluegaloo, Act 10

Of all the strange transformations Superman has undergone in his 78-year history, none has been quite so derided as the year where his familiar costume and powers were replaced with a blue and white "containment suit" and a tenuous relationship with electricity. But that raises the question, was it really all that bad? Two decades later, we want to find out, so ComicsAlliance is taking a look back at the Electric Blue Era of Superman to find out not just what worked, but if anything worked. This is... Electric Bluegaloo.

This week, it's finally time to split things up as we get... a second Electric Superman?!

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Hillary Clinton to Guest Star in ‘Faith’ #5 [SDCC 2016]

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Just before the US Presidential Election in November, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton will make a guest appearance in Faith #5 from Valiant Comics. The story, in which Faith is assigned to cover Clinton for her day job as a journalis, but ends up interacting with her as a superhero as well, is written by Louise Simonson with art by Pere Perez.

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Electric Bluegaloo Interlude: Pulp Heroes, Part One

Electric Bluegaloo: Pulp Heroes, Part 1

Of all the strange transformations Superman has undergone in his 78-year history, none has been quite so derided as the year where his familiar costume and powers were replaced with a blue and white "containment suit" and a tenuous relationship with electricity. But that raises the question, was it really all that bad? Two decades later, we want to find out, so ComicsAlliance is taking a look back at the Electric Blue Era of Superman to find out not just what worked, but if anything worked. This is... Electric Bluegaloo.

This week, we're taking a minor detour into the Annuals for a pair of pulp-inspired Electric Blue adventures.

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