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Best Cosplay Ever (This Week): Wolverine, Mara Jade, Batwoman, RWBY And More

In honor of the caped crusaders of the convention scene, ComicsAlliance has created Best Cosplay Ever (This Week), an ongoing collection of some of the most impeccable, creative, and clever costumes that we’ve discovered and assembled into a super-showcase of pure fan-devoted talent.

This week's selection of the best cosplay ever includes Wolverine, Star Wars' Mara Jade, Batwoman, RWBY's Ruby Rose, and more!

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Superhero Color Theory, Part II: Secondary Characters

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Last time in Superhero Color Theory we explained why our main heroes look the way they do. Now it's time to look at the secondary colors and how they often, but not always, signal the presence of a bad guy. Obviously it makes the most sense visually, that to stand apart from a primary colored (red/blue/yellow) hero, you want a secondary colored (purple/green/orange) one. But what do these colors tell us about what type of character the heroes are encountering?

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You’re a Marvel, Marvel Girl: The Best Jean Grey Fan Art Ever

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Whether your first Jean was the Marvel Girl in her green gogo dress, the Phoenix (who we were later told wasn't Jean, but let's be real it was basically Jean), the hyper competent blue-headsock-wearing Jean of the '90s comic and cartoon, or the cool black leather Jean of the turn of the Century (whether drawn by Frank Quitely or played by Famke Janssen) --- it's hard not to be excited about this next era of the character.

To celebrate that, we've put together some of the best Jean Grey fan art on the web. Some of it looks like Sophie Turner, some of it features various looks from the comics, and some of it is entirely new. Phoenix, Marvel Girl, or just going by Jean, she's one of the first ladies of Marvel Comics as well as one of the most powerful, and this artwork celebrates that.

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The Replacements: Jean Grey And The Legacy Of The Phoenix [Mutant Week]

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Since the dawn of the Silver Age, legacy characters have been a staple of superhero fiction, and having a new character step into a well loved roll can open up new opportunities for writers and artists to tell different kinds of stories. In The Replacements, we’ll look back at the notable and not-so-notable heroes and villains to assume some of the most iconic mantles in the superhero genre.

This week, in honor of Mutant Week, we’re looking at the X-Men’s most storied legacy position. That’s right, we’re looking at the women, men, and clones who have at one time or another called themselves Phoenix.

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The Great Super-Costume Poll: Supergals

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Costume design is one of the great strengths of the superhero genre, a way to establish distinctive visual shorthand for a character and reveal key details about concept, purpose, and personality. But which is the best superhero costume of all time? This month, we’re asking you to decide, by voting up your favorites and voting down the rest. When we have your votes, we’ll compile a list of the greatest super-costumes of all time.

For the penultimate day of polls, we're offering up a selection of some of the standout female superhero costumes from the past sixty years, designed by George Perez, Jim Lee, Al Plastino and more. From Rogue's jacket to Supergirl's mini skirt, these are some famous looks --- but are they classics, or embarrassments?

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The X-Men Episode Guide 3×15: ‘Dark Phoenix Part IV: Fate Of The Phoenix’

The X-Men Episode Guide 3x15: Dark Phoenix Part 4

The early ’90s were spoiled for choice when it came to comic book adaptations. Not only was Batman: The Animated Series on the air, but X-Men led Marvel’s push to get on the small screen, diving right into the often convoluted continuity of everyone’s favorite mutants, luring in a generation of fans, and paving the way for cartoons to follow. That’s why we’ve set out to review every single episode of the ’90s X-Men animated series. This week, it's the fourth and final part of the Dark Phoenix Saga as we find out "The Fate of the Phoenix!"

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The X-Men Episode Guide 3×14: ‘Dark Phoenix Part III: The Dark Phoenix’

The X-Men Episode Guide 3x14: 'Dark Phoenix Part II: The Dark Phoenix'

The early ’90s were spoiled for choice when it came to comic book adaptations. Not only was Batman: The Animated Series on the air, but X-Men led Marvel’s push to get on the small screen, diving right into the often convoluted continuity of everyone’s favorite mutants, luring in a generation of fans, and paving the way for cartoons to follow. That’s why we’ve set out to review every single episode of the ’90s X-Men animated series. This week, we finally tackle one of the cornerstones of the X-Men as we continue with the Dark Phoenix saga -- and the stakes have never been lower!

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The X-Men Episode Guide 3×08: ‘The Phoenix Saga, Part IV: Child of Light’

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The early ’90s were spoiled for choice when it came to comic book adaptations. Not only was Batman: The Animated Series on the air, but X-Men led Marvel’s push to get on the small screen, diving right into the often convoluted continuity of everyone’s favorite mutants, luring in a generation of fans, and paving the way for cartoons to follow. That’s why we’ve set out to review every single episode of the ’90s X-Men animated series. This week: The Phoenix Saga finally concludes, due to absolutely no involvement whatsoever from our protagonists.

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The X-Men Episode Guide 3×05: ‘The Phoenix Saga, Part 2: Cry Of The Banshee’

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The early ’90s were spoiled for choice when it came to comic book adaptations. Not only was Batman: The Animated Series on the air, but X-Men led Marvel’s push to get on the small screen, diving right into the often convoluted continuity of everyone’s favorite mutants, luring in a generation of fans, and paving the way for cartoons to follow. That’s why we’ve set out to review every single episode of the ’90s X-Men animated series. This week: The Phoenix Saga continues with Juggernaut, Banshee and Black Tom Cassidy added in, because apparently there wasn't enough going on already.

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The X-Men Episode Guide 3×04: ‘The Phoenix Saga, Part Two: The Dark Shroud’

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The early ’90s were spoiled for choice when it came to comic book adaptations. Not only was Batman: The Animated Series on the air, but X-Men led Marvel’s push to get on the small screen, diving right into the often convoluted continuity of everyone’s favorite mutants, luring in a generation of fans, and paving the way for cartoons to follow. That’s why we’ve set out to review every single episode of the ’90s X-Men animated series. This week: The animated adaptation of the X-Men's most soul-sizzling saga continues with "The Phoenix Saga, Part Two: The Dark Shroud!"

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