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X Marks The Spots In ‘My Little Pony Friendship is Magic’ #14 [Preview]

My Little Pony Friendship is Magic 14 Comic Book Preview

You ever fight a giant crab for its treasure map with your pirate crew of magical ponies from another realm? If your answer is "no" -- and if it isn't, we envy you greatly -- then IDW's My Little Pony Friendship is Magic #14 is probably fit for your consumption. The concluding chapter in a two-part "X Marks the Spots" adventure, the new issue by Heather Nuhfer, artist Brenda Hickey and colorist Heather Breckel shows what happens when horses hit the high seas full with a taste for treasure and a talent for conferring with crustaceans.

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‘The Phoenix’ Is the Most Jam-Packed, Entertaining Comic You’ve Never Heard Of


On the Comics Internet, every week brings a new announcement of a bold new direction, or a cryptic teaser for the next big event. But with all that promotion, it might come as a surprise that the comic I'm most excited about for 2012 is one most American readers have probably never heard of...

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Why Piracy is Not Responsible for ‘Ruining’ Comics [Op-Ed]


Comics writer Joshua Hale Fialkov (I, Vampire, Elk's Run) wrote an anti-piracy piece the other day that talks about how it's time for consumers to stop being selfish and start actively campaigning against piracy in support of comics creators and the industry...

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New ‘Power Rangers’ Show To Include Interdimensional Pirate Ships, Wonderful Insanity


It's been a solid 15 years since I've devoted any time to seriously thinking about the Power Rangers franchise, but that changed today when an article from our friends at Topless Robot revealed the look and plot of the series that debuts in Japan next year, in which the Power Rangers are interdimensional laser pirates...

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The Worst Sex Scene in Comics


Jamie Delano's "Rawbone" -- a recent four-issue series from Avatar that, from what we can tell, is entirely about pirates raping each other until they die -- is not very good. In fact, it's been referred to as "frankly, f---ing disgusting and completely insane," and considering that diagnosis came from Warren Ellis himself, that's saying something...

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Transformers + Pirates = Piratron


Thanks to the folks at Piratron, we now have a mashup of two of our favorite things: Giant transforming robots, and pirates.

They're 20 bucks each, but if money is no object, I humbly suggest that you order enough for two teams, get all your friends to gear up with red and purple bandanas, and have a massive Autopirate vs...

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Hot Ink — Shang-Chi #1, JLA 80-Page Giant, Die Hard: Year One


ComicsAlliance's Chris Murphy reviews the biggest -- and best -- books coming out this week.


The title of the first story in this one-shot anthology is "Shang-Chi: Master of Kung Fu & Deadpool in: The Annual Race to Benefit Various and Sundry Evil Organizations and Also the Homeless (Now With Beer and Hot Dogs)."

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Link Ink — Perverted Pirate Books, Human Tetris


-- Because we know here at ComicsAlliance that you have a sick, nerdy mind, here's an article from ChicagoNow that explores five pirate books for the perverted reader.

--Human Tetris in Japan IS as cool as it sounds...

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Torrentcide: The Pirate Bay Is Going Legit, But Will It Impact Illegal Comic Sharing?


A flurry of speculation swept across the Internet this morning as news filtered in that prominent file-sharing site The Pirate Bay had been sold to a Swedish Gaming Company to the tune of $8 million. As of posting time, this news hasn't altered the website's functionality, but the sale does raise some questions about the future of actual...

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