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The Ask Chris Valentine Special: Batman vs. the Pickup Artist


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: How would Batman have foiled The Art Gallery Scheme? -- @NielJacoby

A: Ah, Valentine's Day, a time when one's thoughts turn inevitably to the complex art

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Gender-Swapped Valentines: Archie, Betty and Veronica


Gender-swapping has always played an interesting role in comic books, primarily in terms of derivative female characters with significantly smaller costumes, but also as a way to get perspective on how differently comics (and our culture) tre

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ComicsAlliance vs. Super-Hero Valentines For Kids


Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and that means that it's time once again for one of the most high-pressure situations in the life of an elementary school student: exchanging Valentines with classmates. Fortunately for amoro

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Love Hurts: ‘That’s It, Darling — Cry!’


As we head towards Valentine's Day, ComicsAlliance is offering up a daily tribute to love, as depicted in the somewhat dubious world of Romance Comics! Today's entry: Secret Hearts #105's "The Wrong Kind of Love!"

If you get most of your information about romance from comics, which I do, then it becomes pretty clear that teen-age romances are a Machiavellian web of lies and deceit. Or at least, that's how it was in 1965, when

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Bizarro Back Issues: The Superman Sex Tape (1987)


As we move towards Valentine's Day, our thoughts here at ComicsAlliance naturally turn to Superman. He has, after all, been at the center of one of the greatest romances in the history of comics. His love for Lois Lane is beautiful on so many levels, centered on the idea that that the most powerful person in the universe falls in love with someone defined by her wit and determination. Even at the height of the Silver Age, when Lois's romantic pursuits could charitably be referred to as "obsessive," there's still a genuine sweetness to it.

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Parting Shot: ‘I Don’t Know How to Swim, I’m Blind!’


As we head towards Valentine's Day, ComicsAlliance is offering up a daily tribute to love, as depicted in the somewhat dubious world of Romance Comics! Today's entry: Our Love Story #28's "Alone in the Dark!"

Fortunately for all concerned, "Alone in the Dark" has nothing to do with the video game series of the same name or its 2005 Uwe Boll/Tara Reid adaptation. Instead, Holli Resnicoff and Alan Weiss tell the story of youn

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