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The Great Super-Costume Poll: Pulp Heroes


Costume design is one of the great strengths of the superhero genre, a way to establish distinctive visual shorthand for a character and reveal key details about concept, purpose, and personality. But which is the best superhero costume of all time? This month, we’re asking you to decide, by voting up your favorites and voting down the rest. When we have your votes, we’ll compile a list of the greatest super-costumes of all time.

For our seventh day of polls, we're looking at the designs of some of the most celebrated pulp heroes ever to grace the comics page. They don't have to have originated in comics, or to have originated in the pulp era, and they don't have to wear a domino mask or a red scarf or a gun belt. But it does look pretty cool when they do. Or does it?

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Matt Wagner Resurrects ‘The Spirit’ at Dynamite


Every now and then, an announcement comes along that seems so perfectly natural that you start to wonder why it hasn't happened before. Case in point: Dynamite announced today that they are reviving Will Eisner's The Spirit as an ongoing series written and drawn by Matt Wagner, set to launch at this year's Comic-Con International in San Diego.

The Spirit is, of course, one of the most groundbreaking comics of all time, originally appearing as a newspaper strip that in many ways reads like it was 20 years ahead of its time (while also, it should be noted, featuring the problematic elements of its era). With over 30 years of experience writing and drawing some of the best comics around, Wagner is a natural choice to put his spin on the character.

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2014 Eisner Awards: Full List Of Winners And Nominees


The 2014 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards ceremony took place Friday 25th July in the Indigo Ballroom at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, as part of San Diego Comic-Con. It was a good night for Saga, Hawkeye, and the Hernandez brothers. Presenters included Orlando Jones, Reginald Hudlin, Matt Fraction and Kelly Sue DeConnick, Sergio Aragonés, Phil LaMarr, and Kevin Eastman. ComicsAlliance has a full list of winners, as well as the other nominees in each category.

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Will Eisner’s ‘The Spirit’ Jumps From DC To Dynamite


In a surprising coup, Dynamite Entertainment announced that it has acquired the rights to Will Eisner's legendary domino-masked crimefighter The Spirit. The rights were previously held by DC Comics, which published both a comprehensive collection of the original strips and new adventures from creators such as Mark Evanier, Sergio Aragones, Darwyn Cooke and J. Bone.

Dynamite plans to publish new stories for the character, but has not yet announced creative teams or indicated when these comics might see print. Whether Dynamite has the rights to any archive material or plans to do anything with it remains to be seen. Dynamite Entertainment publisher and CEO Nick Barrucci called the acquisition, "a lifelong dream come true."

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The Comics Alliance Halloween Costume Countdown: The Obscurities

Green Hornet and Spirit 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 having a look at a few of the more obscure selections, because tomorrow's Halloween and everyone's going to be sold out of Batman costumes by now.

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PULP FRICTION: The Spirit Vs. The Rocketeer By Darwyn Cooke & J. Bone [Art]


Well... this is going to be hard to top.Commissioned by IDW Publishing for its forthcoming The Rocketeer/The Spirit: Pulp Friction miniseries by Mark Waid and Paul Smith, what you see below is, in my view, just about the coolest variant cover ever...

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DC Comics Loses Rights To ‘The Spirit,’ ‘Doc Savage’ and ‘The Avenger’


Confirming what many fans have speculated about the fate of the three popular pulp heroes, Dan Didio revealed on his Facebook page that DC Comics no longer owns the rights to Doc Savage, The Avenger and, perhaps most significantly, The Spirit...

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IDW Announces Reprints of Eisner’s Spirit, Romita’s Spider-Man and Wood’s EC Comics [Comic-Con]


Following Eisner wins for Best Graphic Album - Reprint and Best Publication Design for Dave Stevens' The Rocketeer Artist's Edition, IDW Publishing has announced three more products in the prestigious Artist's Edition line: Will Eisner's The Spirit, John Romita, Sr...

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12 Reasons Why Bringing Back Letter Columns Is Not The Best Idea


This week, DC announced that while they're cutting two story pages out of all of their monthly titles in an effort to keep prices at $2.99, the trade-off is that one of those missing pages will now be filled by the return of the letter column...

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Andre Szymanowicz Nails His Jump Shots of Robin and The Spirit [Art]


Andre Szymanowicz draws some quirky stuff, such as Don Draper dressed as Madman and his "Popgun"-invitee comic "Sushi Nachos." It's no wonder that he was asked to contribute artwork for "Elephantmen," too, given how animated his Batman and Spirit sketches look, even when they're covered in shadows and watercolors...

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