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Collect Star Wars History With Topps’ Upcoming ‘Galactic Files Reborn’ Series

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Topps

Four years ago, Topps released its Star Wars Galactic Files trading cards --- a massive 350-card set that documented the entire history of Star Wars character, vehicles, moments and more from across the first 35 years of the franchise. In addition to providing some insight into all those aspects, the cards also featured stats for each character, much like the old Marvel Universe cards. It was a fun way to look back at these characters and see how they truly ranked, with characters like Luke getting better stats as the films progressed.

Next year, the Galactic Files will be "reborn" as a new set, adding in The Force Awakens, as well as the Clone Wars and Rebels animated series. Now we'll finally know just how powerful characters like Rey, Kylo Ren and Kanan are compared to the rest of the Force-sensitive heroes and villains from the saga.

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Valiant Comics Joins Quidd App to Offer First Trading Card Set in 20 Years

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Valiant/Quidd

There comes a time in a comic book company's revival where you can no longer call it a revival and you have to acknowledge that it has finally arrived. There are a number of factors to calculate in such an equation, but things like steady releases of consistent, quality books isn't quite as important to the science of the matter as more tangential ideas like board games, action figures and of course, trading cards.

Faithful readers, thanks to the launch of its own digital trading card series within the Quidd app, today is the day Valiant has made it.

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The Ultra-Rare 1966 Trading Card Of Batman On The Toilet Will Cost You $3,500

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Despite my love of the Caped Crusader, my collection of Batman stuff -- ie, not comics -- is actually pretty small. I've got a couple of action figures a few pieces of original art and a few bits and bobs, but really, there's not a whole lot out there that I want. Except, of course, for a full set of those awesome, surprisingly violent trading cards from 1966 featuring the artwork of Norm Saunders. I've been wanting a set of those foryears, but I've only got a couple of them.

Unfortunately, even if I had found myself a set of every card that was actually released, it still wouldn't be complete. It seems that there's one last card, never released to the public: "Batman On Bat-Throne," featuring the World's Greatest Detective on what I can only assume is the World's Greatest Toilet

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Link Ink: ‘SHIELD’ Pilot Wraps, ‘Arrow’ Renewed’ And ‘Injustice’ Shazam!

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TV: Production on ABC's SHIELD TV pilot has wrapped, according to co-showrunner Maurissa Tancharoen.

Gaming: Fans can get a look at playable Shazam! in the latest Injustice: Gods Among Us "Battle Arena" episode...

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Link Ink: Deadshot’s ‘Arrow’ Look, Digital Success And Coulson’s Captain America Trading Cards

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TV: We weren't in love with Deadshot's Arrow appearance, but Deathstroke is looking pretty faithful to his comic book counterpart.

Industry: According to ICv2, the digital comics market did very well in the first half of 2012, "tripling vs...

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Link Ink: Hot Toys Loki, ‘One Piece’ Stamps and a Gundam Happy Meal

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Toys: It appears Loki will join the heroes of The Avengers movie in Hot Toys' 1/6 scale figure line.

Postage: Soon Japanese One Piece fans will be able to send mail via Tony Tony Chopper stamps.

Donations: The Hero Initiative has received about $1,100 in donations related to The Avengers movie so far, though more fans may be donating an amount to match the cost of their movie tickets this week...

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The Amazing 1966 ‘Batman’ Trading Cards by Norman Saunders

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Surprising no one, I'm always on the lookout for strange and awesome pieces of Batman history, and rarely have they been better than in a set of trading cards from 1966 painted by Norman Saunders. While he might be best known for painting the infamously banned Mars Attacks cards, his work with Batman brings a level of shark-fighting, acid-throwing, sidekick-endangering action -- and a slightly off-model Joker -- that's just fantastic...

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‘Liberty’ Trading Cards by Comics Creators Raise Funds For The CBLDF

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There are a number of outlets to support the comic book community's first line of defense against censorship, but at $3.50 a pack, Cryptozoic Entertainment's Liberty trading cards might be one of the easiest ways to raise money for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund...

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Link Ink: Pokeball Tech Exposed, ‘Prison Pit’ in 8-Bit and The Character Designs of ‘Thor: Tales of Asgard’

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Gaming: Dorkly discovers the real makers of pokeballs. Silph Co. is a lie!

Humor: Everything is Terrible ran its Mondo Superhero series last week. It's completely and utterly NSFW.

Movies: CA's David Brothers takes a look at five manga Hollywood should turn their attention to following this past weekend's release of Priest, which was based on a manhwa...

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Link Ink: Michael Kupperman to Tackle Mark Twain Autobio, Martin Sheen Gets His Uncle Ben On and Upper Deck Cuts Up Vintage Comics

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Awesome: Tales Designed to Thrizzle creator Michael Kupperman's next project, Mark Twain's Autobiography, 1910-2010, will be out from Fantagraphics soon.

Manga: Japanese fans who attend Fullmetal Alchemist: Milos no Sei-Naru Hoshi on July 2 will get an exclusive copy of Fullmetal Alchemist vol...

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