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Bizarro Back Issues: ‘RoboCop vs. The Terminator’ Is The Greatest Crossover Of All Time (1992)

RoboCop vs. The Terminator, Frank Miller and Walt Simonson

You might not realize it, but we're currently living in a Golden Age of licensed crossovers. I mean, really, you can go out right now and pick up a comic about the Ninja Turtles hanging out with the Ghostbusters and it'll be a rewarding experience that ties in logically to both ongoing series about those characters, and when you really think about it, that's mind-blowing. There was, after all, a time not too long ago when the big boom brought us a new installment of Such-and-Such vs. So-and-So almost every month, and getting excited for any of them was almost always a recipe for disappointment.

Except, that is, for the time Frank Miller and Walter Simonson decided to do a book about RoboCop fighting the Terminator and gave us the greatest crossover of all time.

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Best Cosplay Ever (This Week): Medusa, Rat Queens, Martian Manhunter, and More

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Although cosplay has been present for decades within the comics, anime, and sci-fi/fantasy fandoms, social media has played an integral role in the thriving communities of costuming that exist, such as Cosplay.com and the Superhero Costuming Forum. Over the years, the cosplay community has evolved into a creative outlet for many fans to establish and showcase some impressive feats of homemade disguise, craftsmanship, and sartorial superheroics at conventions.

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.

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Boom! Studios Launches Rad Humble Bundle With Lumberjanes, Midas Flesh, RoboCop and More

Boom! Studios Humble Bundle

We've written about the Humble Bundle before here at ComicsAlliance, but let's be real here: It's kind of the perfect idea. Being able to pay what you want to grab a whole cartload of comics while also supporting a charity is a setup that has literally no downside, and it's almost impossible to take advantage of -- especially when it's something like the new Boom! Studios bundle.

For the next two weeks, you'll be able to pay what you want for a massive amount of downloadable comics while also supporting the good work of the Comic Book Legal defense Fund. And, if you pay at least $15, you'll get ComicsAlliance favorites like Lumberjanes, The Midas Flesh and Bee and Puppycat thrown in for good measure.

The interesting thing about this particular bundle is that it includes some very recent comics. Books like Lumberjanes #4 and Midas Flesh #8 were only released this month, and RoboCop #2 actually came out in stores today. Being able to get them here digitally is a pretty big deal.

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War Rocket Ajax Early Edition: ‘Superman Unchained’ #7, ‘Legendary Star-Lord’ #1 And ‘Robocop’ #1

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This week, Chris and Matt dig deep into Superman Unchained #7 by Scott Snyder and Jim Lee, and how it compares to last week's Superman #32. After that, they discuss the first issue of the new Legendary Star-Lord series by Sam Humphries and Paco Medina, and then they talk about the very weird new Robocop series by Joshua Williamson and Carlos Magno.

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BOOM! Announces 2014 Comic-Con Exclusives From Adam Hughes, Noelle Stevenson, Tessa Stone, Roger Langridge And More

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Terrifyingly, it's just a few weeks until Comic-Con International annexes most of downtown San Diego and with it, our souls. But with a new comics convention comes a new offering of exclusive stuff from BOOM! Studios. The publisher of the Adventure Time line of comics as well Lumberjanes and Bee and Puppycat and others is known among rarities collectors for its convention-only releases, and they'll be back at their booth with more at this year's San Diego Comic-Con. Check out the company's latest assortment of exclusives below, including the hardcover Mathematical Edition of Adventure Time: Marceline and the Scream Queens.

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‘RoboCop Vs. Terminator’ Gets Two Deluxe Editions From Dark Horse, As Befitting The Greatest Crossover Of All Time

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Back in the '90s, the comics industry was lousy with crossovers, and most of them were exactly that: lousy. The dream of seeing your two of your favorite properties collide was often undercut by a poor execution that didn't really leave anyone happy with the results. And then there was Frank Miller and Walter Simonson's RoboCop vs. Terminator, quite possibly the single greatest crossover of all time. Not only is it a thrilling, complex story where everything makes sense in the context of both properties, but, well, it's Frank Miller and Walter Simonson doing RoboCop vs. Terminator at the height of their careers. It's pretty great.

It's also been out of print for twenty years, but now, Dark Horse is getting it back into print with the fanfare it deserves. This July, RoboCop vs. Terminator returns with not one, but two special edition hardcovers.

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Link Ink: Jesse L. Martin Joins The ‘Flash’ Series, The Joker’s Armor And Plastic RoboCop

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TNT

Get through the middle of your week with lots of link goodness.

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Link Ink: Arrow’s ‘Blast Radius,’ Takoshi’s Debut And NoBrow’s Big 2014

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The CW

TV: Arrow will be hunting down Shrapnel when season 2 of the CW series resumes on January 15 with "Blast Radius".

 

Upcoming: Rob Davis' The Motherless Oven is on the way from SelfMadeHero.

 

TV: A new poster teasing the return of AMC's The Walking Dead series

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Link Ink: ‘Godzilla’ Says Hello, Live Action ‘Kiki’s Delivery Service’ And The ‘Marvel Super Heroes: What The–?!’ Holiday Special

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Wednesday links await after the cut.

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Link Ink: Unused ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ Movie Suits, Grand Theft Ghost Rider And The Catbug Backpack

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Marvel

Click through to get your Wednesday's worth of links.

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