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Ask Chris #111: Arcade and Why Success Doesn’t Make a Villain Credible

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Here at ComicsAlliance, we value our readership and are always open to what the masses of Internet readers have to say. That's why every week, Senior Writer Chris Sims puts his comics culture knowledge to the test as he responds to your reader questions!

Q: You've mentioned Arcade a couple of times in your articles. I've always thought of him as a very ineffectual villain since,

Vote Villain: Political Art That Commands You to Elect the Bad Guy

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While some folks view the Republican primaries as America's greatest reality TV show, left-leaning viewers may see it as a choice between four political supervillains (or three supervillains and the somewhat less potent Ron Paul). Fron

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Five Reasons to Date a Supervillain (And Not a Superhero)

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In general, it's the comic book heroes who are held up as romantic prospects. Their noble quests, taut abs, and forthright expressions make them the most eligible non-vampire fictional characters. They also have personal lives designed to garner sympathy; they'll relate on-panel to relatives, friends, partners or just people in the street in ways that show us that beneath their rough exterior, they're good people. If only someone could reach them! Add to this the inevitable holiday issues in which they give presents to orphans or save puppies, and readers will ignore the much more romantically suitable element of the average comic book: Supervillains.

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‘Supermax’ Horror Movie Shanks Green Arrow ‘Super Max’

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Cinematical reports today that the spec script for "Supermax," a horror film about a prison for people with creepy powers, has been sold to Columbia Pictures -- which also recently bought "Super Max," a vehicle for DC hero Green Arrow that similarly deposited him in a prison filled with DC supervillains. Think "The Shawshank Redemption" meets The Raft.

The Green Arrow flick sounds pretty cool -- you can read

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Supervillains Harness The Power Of Craigslist Personals For Hook-Ups

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People think jerks always get the girl (or guy), but as Joss Whedon's Emmy darling "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" showed the world, super villains don't generally have the easiest time hooking up.

Thankfully for lovelorn would-be-world-conquerors, Asylum has tracked down some pe

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