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The Great Super-Costume Poll: The 1980s Called…


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.

This week we're looking at some quintessential costume designs decade-by-decade. Today it's five costumes from the 1980s, the decade that style forgot. But it wasn't all disco collars all the time; the era produced some great costumes as well. And maybe some of them even had disco collars. Right? Right?

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‘The Flash’ Season 1 Recap, Episode 8: ‘Flash Vs. Arrow’


the latest episode of The Flash, but this week we're doing something a little different. This is the week the show crosses over with Arrow, so our usual Pointed Commentary recapper, Matt Wilson, will take a look at this one emerald archer style!

This week, Barry gets possessed by the underwhelming powers of the Rainbow Raider, Arrow shows up and is as big a jerk as ever, and the dialogue gets meta as all get out.

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‘Arrow’ Season 2 Recap, Episode 19: ‘The Man Under The Hood’


The CW’s superhero series Arrow re-imagines Green Arrow for a TV audience as a tough, often ruthless vigilante bent on setting things right in his home of Starling City by punishing the wicked. ComicsAlliance’s Matt Wilson will be following along to see how he fares.

This week, a few things that didn't make much sense get explained, a new villain is seemingly born, and a new macguffin emerges.

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Parting Shot: Ty Templeton Takes A Look At ‘The Legion Of Characters From A Different Time’


The history of superhero comics, from a cultural and racial standpoint, can be troubling. Sometimes it seems like we've either barely learned from our mistakes, choose to ignore them, or instantly get defensive whenever anyone brings them up...

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Andrew Kreisberg Talks Boom Tubes in Detroit, Bonding With Geoff Johns and Reinventing Vibe [Interview]


Vibe is a character with a lot of baggage. Seen by many as a racially insensitive product of his time, and others as a bit of a joke, the former Justice League Detroit member has never completely caught on with fans...

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DC Announces 52 Variant Covers For ‘Justice League of America,’ Plus ‘Vibe’ And ‘Katana’ Ongoing Series


Under normal circumstances, one imagines that the announcement of a new Justice League of America series by the creative team of Geoff Johns and David Finch would be pretty huge on its own, but as of today, DC has added an even bigger push to the new series...

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Parting Shot: Vibe Busts a Move on DC Nation This Weekend [Video]


Despite the fact that comics continuity wasn't especially kind to Justice League Detroit's famed break dancing/shock wave shooting hero in the past, things are looking up for Paco Ramone a.k.a. Vibe...

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