If recent revelations can teach us anything, it's that Americans will always have a shadow behind us. Since the end of World War II, we have invested so much money and power and authority in our military-industrial complex and clandestine forces that it's categorically absurd to believe that our privacy has been anything but compromised, our national innocence -- if it ever existed -- anything but forfeit. For at least the last twelve years, American soldiers have been engaged in seemingly perpetual wars across the world, while potentially every electronic conversation we've had has been stolen and scrutinized, and the lie we've been told is that it's all been in the name of American freedom.
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What's it like to join SHIELD? Apparently, very easy, at least according to Ming-Na Wen, who also reveals that the ABC show may not resemble the comic book version of the spy agency as much as some fans would like if it makes it to series.In this October interview from AMC Theaters, Ming-Na answered some questions about the pilot Joss Whedon is co-writing (with
News: Underground comix legend Spain Rodriguez passed away earlier this week after a long battle with cancer. The Comics Journal's Patrick Rosenkranz remembers the 72-year-old artist, whose work mixed sex, violence, politics and social conscience, and helped to define and defend American counterculture for decades.
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As much as we've enjoyed imaging our own Pokémon/Marvel Comics mahsups here at ComicsAlliance, there are always more skilled artists embracing their mutual fandoms to celebrate. Take Feriowind, who has coupled the stars of The Avengers movie with adorable pocket monsters in a series of illustrations you may love with all your heart (gold) and soul (silver). The Avengers/Pokémon pairings are fun because th
Video games based on comics have always been a pretty risky proposition. For every Arkham City, there are two or three Superman 64s out there making life hard on anyone who just wants to punch out super-villains. That's why we here at
Holidays: It's Memorial Day in the United States today. We hope you had a great weekend (and a good day off today, if you're observing the holiday).
Opinion: Mark Waid discusses the positive effects that file sharing have had on his new Thrillbent digital effort, and what it might mean for other creat
In the afterglow of The Avengers movie's prosperous opening weekend, it's easy to picture the team in their movieverse attire -- especially since it's inspired by the most recognizable components of their comic book costumes. Not every outfit donned by Earth's Mightiest heroes fits into that design equation, however...