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Strip Panel Naked: The Considered Approach of Tamaki & Leon’s ‘Hulk’

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Marvel Comics

Sometimes when you read a story, something sticks out at you. A page might feel weird, or a layout might seem odd and distracting. It could be that it's just a bad choice on the team's part in figuring out the approach to tell the story, or it could be an example like in the new Hulk book where it's very deliberately done for effect.

Mariko Tamaki and Nico Leon have a very specific visual style for the majority for the book. It's not that it's simple, but there's an obviousness to it. It looks like comics. Some panels overlap, but there's a standard structure that doesn't look too unusual. Everything works on columns and rows, and it's fairly regimented.

It all breaks apart in a scene with Jen in the lift.

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The Decade-By-Decade Superteam Fantasy Draft: Day Two

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We're looking back at the long and weird history of superhero comics by picking our favorite heroes from each decade in our latest fantasy draft. Each team must include one character who debuted before 1950, one character that debuted in each decade from the '50s to the '90s, and one character that debuted in 2000 or beyond, plus two wildcard picks from before and after 1980, for a total team of nine characters.

Today our writers pick a Doom Patroller, a dog, an extreme teen, a latter-day Stan Lee creation, and some of the most popular heroes of the 21st century

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A-Force Arrives At ‘Avengers Academy’ For The Best Christmas Ever

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Marvel/TinyCo

This year, I've been more than a little bit obsessed with TinyCo's mobile superhero management game Avengers Academy. Its cute designs and fun scripts have been a bright light of superheroic fun, and its willingness to feature new and niche characters alongside A-list heavyweights has been a highlight of the gameplay experience.

However, since the game's launch, there have been a number of characters fans have been clamoring to get their hands on, and now it seems a number of them are coming all at once, as Marvel and TinyCo have announced the December event will be themed around A-Force, bringing the likes of Captain Marvel, She-Hulk and Ms. America to the campus.

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She-Hulk Gives In To Rage in ‘Hulk’ #1 By Mariko Tamaki And Nico Leon [Preview]

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Jennifer Walters barely made it through Civil War II alive, and in Hulk #1 she's dealing with some lingering side effects. As the new ongoing series by Mariko Tamaki and Nico Leon begins, the former She-Hulk is trying to live a quiet, normal life. But as this first look preview reveals, rage is bubbling up inside her, and the monster lurking within her brain and body wants to get out.

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Best Cosplay Ever (This Week): NYCC 2016, Part One

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As readers will know from our weekly Best Cosplay Ever feature, we’re big fans of cosplay at ComicsAlliance. The comics, sci-fi, gaming, and fantasy communities have proved time and again their exceptional talents for homemade disguises and superheroic sartorial excellence, and all of their craft and skill are on display this weekend at New York Comic-Con.

Our chief cosplay correspondent Betty Felon is on hand to document as much of it as she can. Scroll down for some of the very finest cosplay from New York.

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Mariko Tamaki And Nico Leon Launch New ‘Hulk’ Series Starring Jennifer Walters

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Like many of us, Jennifer Walters hasn't had the best 2016. She was critically injured and left comatose in a fight with Thanos, and woke up to discover her cousin Bruce had been killed by Hawkeye, and her friends were now split into a second Civil War. This December, critically acclaimed writer Mariko Tamaki will explore the trauma Jen is experiencing along with artist Nico Leon in a new ongoing series simply titled Hulk.

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Avengers Assemble! The Best Avengers Cosplay

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The Avengers has seen street-level bounty hunters, world leaders, robots, spies, and even cosmic entities grace its roster through the years. So to celebrate the diversity of the Avengers, we’ve assembled a mighty cosplay gallery of its amazing alumni.

These cosplayers are as different in their portrayals as the characters are themselves, and each brings their own fantastic interpretations to their favorite heroes. From the originals to the latest, from the regulars to the oddities, each hero here is a reminder ofn the Marvel Universe --- and cosplay --- at its best.

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The Replacements: Bruce Banner And The Legacy Of The Hulk

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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 role can open up new opportunities for writers and artists to tell different kinds of stories. In The Replacements, we’ll look back at some of the most notable and not-so-notable heroes and villains to assume some of these iconic mantles.

Bruce Banner may have been the first person cursed to become the rampaging beast known as The Hulk, but over the years a Hulk Family of sorts has sprouted up with friends, enemies and children carrying on his legacy.

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Best Cosplay Ever (This Week): Flame Con 2016 Edition

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This weekend we were at Flame Con in Brooklyn to capture the kaleidoscopic cosplay strutting through the queer comics convention's second exhibition. Highlights include Stevonnie, Wiccan, Jubilee, Stranger Things' Barb, Rufio, multiple Magnetos, and a disgruntled Asgardian coffee shop employee!

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Best Cosplay Ever (This Week): Faye Valentine, She-Hulk Hogan, Punk Silk And More

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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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