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Artist PJ McQuade Returns With More Star Wars Themed Holiday Cards

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For some folks, it never really feels like the holiday season is here until they send or receive their first Star Wars holiday card. Fortunately, artist PJ McQuade is back this year with four new cards featuring your favorite Star Wars characters in the holiday spirit, and you can check them out below. They're as good as last year's, but here's hoping 2014 sees some Star Wars Holiday Special editions, because everyone's life would be better with a Bea Arthur or Art Carney card, right? Right.

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Best Cosplay Photography Ever: ‘Star Wars’ Shooter Bill Hicks

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With the growing popularity of cosplay in the world of pop culture (as well as our own Best Cosplay Ever feature), the cosplay community has grown rich with costumers who specialize in creative and intensive skills, from sewing to prop work to makeup artistry, to help bring their beloved fictional characters to life. However, one cannot deny the integral role that cosplay photography plays in the cosplay community, both in properly documenting costume work and utilizing their own artistic talents in completing the transformation of bringing a fictional character to life. Going forward, this feature will occasionally spotlight a specific cosplay photographer who's skills could put Peter Parker to shame.

Today's featured cosplay photographer is Bill Hicks, who specializes in stunning cinematic Star Wars cosplay portraiture.

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The Comics Alliance Halloween Costume Countdown: Star Wars, Part Two

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Halloween is just around the corner, and here at ComicsAlliance, and one of the best parts of the month is gearing up for a night of costumes! It’s the one time of year when even people like me who could never cut it in our Best Cosplay Ever feature can drop by the local department store and walk out with the ability to dress up as our favorite characters.

But is that really a good thing? I have my doubts, which is why I’m spending every day taking on the store-bought costumes inspired by our favorite things. Today, we’re taking our second look at costumes based on Star Wars! Surprising no one, there’s enough goofy nonsense here for days and days.

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The Comics Alliance Halloween Costume Countdown: Star Wars, Part One

Star Wars Halloween Costumes

Halloween is just around the corner, and here at ComicsAlliance, and one of the best parts of the month is gearing up for a night of costumes! It’s the one time of year when even people like me who could never cut it in our Best Cosplay Ever feature can drop by the local department store and walk out with the ability to dress up as our favorite characters.

But is that really a good thing? I have my doubts, which is why I’m spending every day taking on the store-bought costumes inspired by our favorite things. Today, we're taking our first look at costumes based on Star Wars! Surprising no one, there's enough goofy nonsense here for days and days.

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Keisuke Yamada Creates Banana Art That Will Haunt Your Nightmares (And Breakfasts)

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We all know that bananas and banana peels are excellent sources of potassium and physical comedy, respectively, but did you know that they could also be used as a medium for art that will alternately amuse you and haunt you to your grave? Neither did I until I saw the work of Japanese "banana engraver" Keisuke Yamada, who has carved presumably edible versions of all manner of pop culture figures and/or mind-bending horrors.

Check out a few of our favorites -- including characters from Attack on Titan, The Simpsons, Alien, Transformers, Castle in the Sky and Star Wars -- below, and don't worry: If one of these pops up in your breakfast tomorrow, you can always defend yourself with Yamada's flintlock pistol. The flintlock pistol is also carved from a banana.

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George Lucas’ First-Draft ‘The Star Wars’ Script Comics Adaptation Gets A Trailer And New Art [Video]

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If George Lucas had filmed what was in his original script for the movie he was then calling The Star Wars, it would have been quite a different film. Han Solo would have been a lizard guy. Darth Vader would have had no mechanical suit, and Anakin (or Annikin) Skywalker would have been an entirely different guy. Luke would have been a bearded, older guy.

Folks who are curious about how that version of the story would have played out will get their chance to see just that when Dark Horse starts up an eight-issue adaptation of that original script Sept. 4. USA Today snagged a video trailer for the series, along with a preview, which you can catch after the cut.

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Link Ink: Naruto Rice Field, More ‘Mission Marvel’ And Blank Boba Fett

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Read more to kick off July with a look at our favorite links of the day.

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Parting Shot: Patton Oswalt’s Star Wars/Avengers Rant In Film Poster Form

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Following Patton Oswalt's fully improvised filibuster/rant on Parks and Recreation -- in which he spent nearly eight minutes sharing his pitch for a Star Wars/Marvel film crossover in the next installment in the Star Wars film franchise -- the folks at Entertainment Weekly have created a mash-up poster of all of his suggestions. All of this, of course, means we are now one step closer to this film being made. I mean, Disney once made a movie based on a theme park ride, so really anything can happen.

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Parting Shot: Patton Oswalt’s Epic ‘Star Wars’ Rant On ‘Parks and Recreation’ [Video]

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Parks and Recreation, a show about politics in a small U.S. town, often finds clever ways to parody various topical issues taking place in Washington D.C. Tomorrow's episode is no different, as this time they're taking a shot at much debated filibuster reform, and they've enlisted the help of Patton Oswalt to do so. Oswalt, playing the role of one of Pawnee

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Parting Shot: World Responds To Japanese Schoolgirls With ‘Vadering’

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Last week ComicsAlliance wrote about the recent trend of Japanese schoolgirls pretending to use Dragon Ball Z and Street Fighter moves on their hated rivals friends, or "hadoukening," then posting the amazing pictures on Twitter. Naturally, citizens around the world have taken this as the ultimate challenge and responded in kind with Vade

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