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Link Ink: ‘The Wolverine’ In LEGO, Papa Smurf’s Insides And Batman’s ‘Arkham Origins’ Grapnel


All the links for your Wednesday await after the jump.

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Marcelo Braga Puts Liara On The Iron Throne And Dresses Tetsuo As Napoleon [Art]


Marcelo Braga plants familiar characters in slightly offbeat situations. Liara T'Soni plays Mass Effect while seated on the Iron Throne. A middle-aged Charlie Brown can't let go of Snoopy. The Hulk hits Batman with an Avengers cream pie and zombie Oompa Loompas walk the Earth...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – December 28, 2011: Going Gorillas


Reading Comics author Douglas Wolk runs down the hottest comics and graphic novels coming out this week.

* Spinoffs
^ Sidekicks
% Speed
¢ Shortness


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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – November 16, 2011: Square Eggs (One Size Does Not Fit All)


Reading Comics author Douglas Wolk runs down the hottest comics and graphic novels coming out this week.

´ Accent aigu
` Accent grave
˜ Tilde
¨ Umlaut

Jose-Louis Bocquet, Jean-Luc Fromental and Stanislas Barthelemy's biography of the Tintin creator is executed in something like Hergé's own style, which is a clever idea. It's worth noting that some versio...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – Nov. 3: Brand New Sunset, Morrison Hardcovers, and Israel Explained


Savage Critic and "Reading Comics" author Douglas Wolk runs down the hottest comics and graphic novels coming out this week.

* Foxy
@ Batty
% Tubby
¢ Spandexy
^ Politics-y (p.s. if you are in the U.S. a...

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The Ten Rejected Smurfs You Won’t Be Seeing


Just when you thought "Fraggle Rock" was going to be the last childhood property of the '80s to get a comic book revamp comes the announcement that the original Smurf comics are going to be reprinted in America for the first time in years.
Most American readers are probably more familiar with the cartoon version of the Smurfs, a merchandising juggernaut that saw everything from plastic figurines to theme park rides (anyone who grew up near King's Island likely has fond memories of their late, lamented Smurf boat ride), but the comics were a whole different matter. The first story to be reprinted, "The Purple Smurf," is an allegory about racism, and occasionally, the comics showed the friendly blue forest-dwellers engaging in activities that were downright un-smurfy. Stuff like, you know...

...armed rebellion...

..or public execution of dissidents. Seriously.But as strange as that might seem, there were standards, which is why I've taken it upon myself today to unearth Ten Smurfs Who Didn't Make The Cut!

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Link Ink — Revolutionary Smurfs, Classic Covers, Tom & Jerry


-- You've never seen Care Bears and Smurfs like this before -- a hilarious cartoon mashup of all your childhood favorites in some serious roles.

-- Artist Chris Giarrusso's got way more than "Mini Marvels" under his belt -- check out these classic comic book cover tributes in his Facebook gallery...

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