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Born 102 Years Ago Today: We Have Met the Maestro, And He Is Walt Kelly


If a reader today is at all familiar with Walt Kelly's long-running comic strip Pogo, their familiarity may simply be with the most widely circulated quote from the strip, “We have met the enemy, and he is us,” which appeared in the strip in 1970 and the same year on a poster for the first Earth Day celebration, and was repeated in 1971. But just as there is much more to this simple quote — which appeared over twenty years into the strip's run — than a simple environmental message, there is so much more to Pogo, the masterwork of one of the greatest cartoonists ever to have lived.

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10 Surprising Comic Book Appearances by Santa Claus (et al.)

Santa Claus

Two of my greatest loves in life are Christmas and comics, and so it's always a treat for me when the two cross over in that most wonderful of things: the holiday special. Even when those things are bad, they're still kind of good, because it's Christmas, and you're feeling charitable. But sometimes the introduction of Christmas-themed elements are not what you expect. Here are ten appearances by Christmas folk that might confound you, and that's even without mentioning that time Aquaman saved the baby Jesus from pirates by mind-controlling a giant squid.

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Link Ink: ‘Teenage Average Normal Turtles,’ Marvel Select’s ‘Iron Man 3′ Figures, And New Mewtwo?


Video: The Pet Collective imagines "Teenage Average Normal Turtles" in its new live action parody vid.

Gaming: What's up with this crazy new Pokemon X/Y Mewtwo-lookin' dude?

Toys: The upcoming Iron Man 3 Marvel Select Iron man Mark 42 and War Machine action figures are going to look a little something like this...

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Link Ink: More Iron Man Anime, ‘Helheim’ Gets Cute And The ‘Injustice’ Soundtrack


Anime: The English version of the new Iron Man: Rise of Technovore trailer is now online, in all its technovoring glory.

Upcoming: Oni Press has revealed a "Death by Cuteness" variant cover for Helheim #2 by Katie Cook and colorist Nick Filardi...

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Link Ink: More ‘Axe Cop’ Cartoon, Funko’s Reverse Flash And The Lost ‘Pogo’ Animation


Cartoons: Fox teases its ADHD lineup with a new sizzle reel that includes new Axe Cop footage.

Digital: Writer Dave Eggers and artist Noah Van Sciver (The Hypo) has a new comic up at Trip City.

Toys: Fans headed to the May 17-19 Dallas Comic Con will have a chance to pick up an exclusive Funko Pop...

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Our Boys: ‘Our Gang’ Vol. 4 and ‘Blazing Combat’ [Review]


In any niche interest, there is a skewed view of history, an ordering of importance based on the people or events that contributed to your cause, your hobby, your particular area of focus. A sort of subject-matter nationalism -- we all have our own George Washingtons and Abraham Lincolns, whether they be named Coco Chanel or Orson Welles...

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The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Hosts A Beefy Gallery of Government-Commissioned Comics


Man, I hate to even mention this so early in the new year, but as folks (especially in the realm of freelancing) begin thinking about tax season, it's important to at least try to comfort your weary mind with some reassuring implications of government spending...

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