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Your Toy Collection Is A Twitter With Oliver The Twitterrific Bird


I love adorable animal mascots. I especially love adorable animal mascots when they're birds, and I love them even more when these birds are mascots for important online institutions. Case in point - Oliver the Twitterrific Bird, the representative of Twitter interface Twitterrific...

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Twitter’s DrunkHulk Somehow More Insightful Than Marvel’s Sober Hulk


Everybody loves a good comics-themed Twitter meme. From Hobodarkseid's once indomitable lust for anti-life (and crack) to Lois Lane's quirky journalistic commentary, there's a little something worth following for everyone...

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Filed Under: , Category: Culture, Humor, Marvel

The ‘Core Marvel Universe’ Roundup: Revisiting The Funniest Responses


Last week ComicsAlliance's Chris Sims sparked a Twitter trending topic that blossomed into a full-on Internet meme by asking the question, "What is the 'core' Marvel universe? His basic argument for embracing the weird and wonderful precedents of the publisher's past in light of the Punisher's polarizing "FrankenCastle" storyline opened more than a few eyes and called attention to the fanciful history of the House of Ideas' highest concepts...

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True Stories of the ‘Core Marvel Universe’


When ComicsAlliance contributor Chris Sims wrote a glowing review of "The Punisher" #11 -- in which the title character's dismembered body is stolen by a swamp monster and stitched up by Morbius the Living Vampire so that he can defend Monster Island from a renegade team of Japanese monster-hunting super-samurai -- a reader responded by saying that he didn't see the appeal of this concept being used "in the core Marvel Universe...

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Cool Riffs On The Twitter Bird: Wolverine, Yoda, Fry and More


Just as it forces users to think in 140 characteres, Twitter's tiny avatar space requires a bit of inspired design to keep images iconic. That's why comic book and video game fans searching for a new look might be pleased to see Adam Koford a...

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Geoff Johns’ ‘Blackest Night’ Gets ‘Cerealized’ With ‘Blackest Breakfast’


Anyone who follows Geoff Johns' Twitter feed (especially in the wee hours of the morning) knows that the "Green Lantern" and "Flash" writer's love of comics can only be rivaled by his seeming addiction to sugar...

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DC Comics Becomes DC Entertainment – The Twitter Reactions


The comic book corner of the Twitterverse is alive and well today following major shakeups at DC Comics Entertainment, the return of Steve Jobs and developing news on the Disney/Marvel acquisition. Fortunately for followers, the reactions from pros and commentators alike are just as entertaining as any of today's headlines...

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Comics Pros React to Marvel/Disney Merger on Twitter


The news that Disney is buying Marvel Comics for $4 billion dollars has swept across the internet today, and reactions among comics fans have ranged from excitement to outrage. But while details about the merger and its implications are still emerging, fans aren't the only ones reacting...

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Warren Ellis Twitter Generator, True or False?


If you've ever read Warren Ellis' Twitter account, you are probably familiar with his profane, creative name calling and out-of-this-world non-sequiturs. Some creative fans took it upon themselves to actually create a Warren Ellis tweet generator at talklikewarrenellis...

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Too Busy to Tweet: Why Comic-Con Didn’t Summon The Fail Whale


When I read Variety's article entitled "Twitter Fizzles at Comic-Con" this morning my first reaction was not an argument, but rather a slap to the forehead.

While the piece presents research indicating that perhaps Twitter isn't as busy as perceived, it misses the real point of why Tweets didn't necessarily destroy the universe during the media announcement Armageddon that is Comic-Con:

Everybody from fans to media pros were straight-up too busy and fearful for battery life to post something they figured would get lost in the shuffle anyway...

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