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Parting Shot: Kraven Goes on the Hunt for a Prom Date with Kate Beaton (But Not WITH Her)


The (wonderful) Strange Tales II anthology from Marvel Comics featured a host of indie and webcomic creators writing and drawing superhero stories, including webcartoonist Kate Beaton, who has now posted her complete Kraven the Hunter story about the Spider-Man villain's relentless hunt...

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Strange Tales II: The 50-Page Bonanza of Art and Extras [Exclusive]


The Strange Tales II hardcover comes out tomorrow, chock full of superhero stories where your favorite indie creators try their hand at the heroes of the Marvel Universe. To celebrate the occasion, Marvel has graciously given us over 50 exclusive pages of sketches, inks, thumbnails and process images from the anthology series to give you a glimpse into the process of creators like Kate Beaton, Jeffrey Brown, Dean Haspiel, Ivan Brunetti, Farel Dalrymple, Frank Santoro, Ben Marra, Ivan Brunetti, Paul Hornschemeier, Edu Medeiros, and Paul Vella...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – March 30, 2011: The Septuagenarian Captain


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

* Gonna get you with my pleasant Nazis
% The gang is down to fight, yeah
^ Have I brought this chicken for us to thaw...

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‘Perry Bible Fellowship’ Meets Galactus in the ‘Strange Tales II’ Hardcover


Marvel's Strange Tales anthology returned with its second series last October, winning our hearts yet again by pairing up a long list of indie and webcomic creators like Kate Beaton (Hark! A Vagrant), Nicholas Gurewitch (Perry Bible Fellowship), and Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez (Love and Rockets) for a series of quirky, unconventional stories that take your favorite Marvel superheroes way outside of their usual wheelhouse...

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A Nick Gurewitch Comic Drawn by Kate Beaton in ‘Strange Tales’ #3 [Exclusive Preview]


Here at ComicsAlliance, we proudly wear our fondness for Marvel's Strange Tales anthologies on our sleeve. Both sleeves, actually. And if one of us sprouted a third arm, we would stitch on another sleeve, and wear it on that one too...

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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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‘Strange Tales II’ #2 Has a Strange View of the Marvel Universe [Preview]


Marvel's Strange Tales II anthology series continues the onslaught of indie and alt comics creators taking stabs at classic Marvel characters. I like that it gives creators who have established themselves without the aid of corporate comics work, and sometimes in opposition to it, a chance to play with Marvel's toys...

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Gilbert Hernandez Kicks it Old School With Iron Man in ‘Strange Tales II’ [Exclusive Preview]


Marvel's Strange Tales II #2 arrives in stores next week, and while the indie creator anthology is bursting at the seams with talent, the issue should especially resonate with fans of Love and Rockets creators (and all around prolific talents) the Hernandez brothers...

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Kate Beaton Tells ‘Strange Tales’ About Marvel and Why Her Wonder Woman Is So Pissed Off


Since cartoonist Kate Beaton appeared on the webcomics scene in 2007 with her hilarious, history-oriented webcomics, she's become nothing less than a phenomenon, earning nominations for Harvey and Joe Shuster awards, and creating massive lines of fans that snake around nearly every convention she attends...

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Strange Tales II #1 Brings Indie Artists to the Superhero World [Preview]


The first issue of "Strange Tales II" arrived this week in comic shops, the next volume in Marvel's anthology of indie artists trying their hand at superhero stories set in the Marvel Universe.

This time around we've got web stars like Kate Beaton and Nicholas Gurewitch, acclaimed indie creators like Rafael Grampa and Jillian Tamaki, Dash Shaw, Kevin Huizenga, Shannon Wheeler, Frank Santoro, Gene Luen Yang, and currently rising indie-to-superhero star like Jeff Lemire taking part in the experimental crossover between the mainstream comics and everything else...

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