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Mariann Asanuma’s ‘Mini-Scale’ LEGO Super-Heroes Are Awesome


As ComicsAlliance readers are probably well aware at this point, I could basically look at awesome comics-inspired LEGO creations all day long, but today I saw some in a style I was completely unfamiliar with: Mariann Asanuma's "Mini-Scale" creations:

According to Asanuma, these are done at 1/20 scale (a step up from the 1/50 scale of regular LEGO minifigures), which is used for the displays in the LEGOLAND parks...

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Hulk Conan Fights Superman Jay Leno in Bizarre Taiwanese Animation


His days as host of NBC's "The Tonight Show" may be drawing to a rapid, $45 million close, but Conan O'Brien's legacy as a comic book fan shows no signs of slowing down.

Granted, Conan didn't make this hilarious CGI superhero showdown where he turns into the Incredible Hulk, while Jay Leno turns into some kind of Superman analogy, and then Captain NBC/America jumps in for an all-out, drag-down superhero host brawl -- a Taiwanese news network did, but Conan liked it enough to rerun it on the show for his own viewers...

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Garfield Fights Crime With Sloth, Gluttony and Cuteness


Even though I take my share of shots at the graveyard that is the newspaper funnies page, thanks to the lively wit of The Comics Curmudgeon, I'm often reminded that a few cute strips defy logic by retaining some semblance of reader appeal...

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The Most Bizarre Superpowers In Comics


This week, the first volume of "Chew," the current indie darling from writer John Layman and artist Rob Guillory, comes out in trade paperback, and we can't recommend it highly enough!

If you haven't read it, the story follows the adventures of an FDA inspector called Tony Chu, who, as a "cibopath," gets psychic impressions from the food he eats, which has led him to be the World's Greatest Cannibal Detective...

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Roasting Old Chestnuts: Our Favorite Comic Book Cliches


Like every other form of entertainment, comic books are full of cliches. The key difference? Spending a few decades as a marginalized art form has lent super-hero comics its own unique blend of old saws, and from the requisite fight between heroes that leads to a team-up to the alarming propensity for super-hero girlfriends to wind up in refrigerators, we've seen 'em all...

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Superhero War Photos: Where Comics and History Collide


Yes, superheroes have a rich history in the of wars own invented universes (Secret, Civil) as well as real-life conflicts like WWII and Vietnam, where heroes like Captain America and the Punisher showed up to lend a hand in the pages of their comics...

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Shopping for Superhero Swag on Etsy


Warren Ellis recently solicited a list of awesome Etsy stuff from his readers, and while it was hella fun to browse, it was also as diverse as you'd imagine from Ellis fans -- running the gamut from steampunk to WTF and back again...

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5 Comic Book Halloween Costumes That Won’t Objectify Women (And 5 That Will Objectify Men!)


Halloween is less than a month away now, meaning that those of you who've yet to start thinking about a costume are getting ever closer to achieving that dreaded status of "waiting until the last moment...

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Superhero Facebook Status Updates — Super-Social Networking


These days, everyone in the world seems to be on Facebook, including our bosses, parents, and the people we hated in high school. So what would it be like if superheroes like Batman, Spider-Man and Superman were updating their statuses, taking quizzes, and commenting on each other's profiles like the rest of us...

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Superhero Predictive Text: What Google Thinks About Comics


There's a lot of fun to be had with Google predictive text, where you start typing something into the Google search bar, and it tries to guess the full phrase the searches of millions of other people. Now, this can be very helpful when you're typing in a very common phrase like, say, the old Spider-Man axiom "With great power comes great responsibility...

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