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Cause and Effect Compressed Into Single Comic Panels

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While some comics can properly utilize a little decompression to convey their respective intended meanings, there's definitely a time and a place for a faster pace. With that in mind, Wizzywig Comics blogger Ed Piskor h

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Ask Chris #13: Batman vs. Psychiatry and Superman’s Strangest Powers

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Here at ComicsAlliance, we value our readership and are always open to what the masses of Internet readers have to say. That's why we've given Senior Writer Chris Sims the punishment pleasure of stepping into the grand tradition of the Answer Man as he responds to your reader questions!

Q: From Taryn (Age 8): Why are so many of Batman's villains psychiatrists? --Angry_Jake

A: An excellent question from a very perceptive young lady!

The fact of the mat

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Watchmen HeroClix Promise Miniature Vigilantism And Massive Manhattan Action

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Whether a "Watchmen" sequel ever comes to pass is irrelevant - the brand is sure to continue on. It doesn't matter whether or not the film bombed at the box office, it nonetheless catapulted Rorschach, Dr. Manhattan and the others into mainstream status. So it should come as no surprise whatsoev

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Other Watchmen Games Even Less Appropriate Than Heroclix

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While we admit that the logo they came up with is actually pretty brilliant, we here at ComicsAlliance were pretty shocked by last week's announcement that "Watchmen," Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' deeply cerebral work about the nature of super-heroics in "real-world" situations, would now be represented as tiny plastic HeroClix figures.

We can only assume that the decision to do a "Watchmen" HeroClix set was motivated by the fact that action figures just aren't ironic enough, but hey: It could be worse! Even with the question of just what the Comedian's "attack" stat represents hanging over every 'Clix match, there actually are games that would be even less appropriate for the themes of the graphic novel, and ComicsAlliance's Chris Sims and Caleb Goellner are here show just what they'd be.

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ComicsAlliance vs. CNN: The CA Staff Takes On Another Biff! Pow! Article

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Earlier today, we ran across this article on CNN.com, and our collective response was "Really?" Yes, apparently one of our most trusted news organizations is still trying to wrap its head around the crazy idea that people want to make movies out of comic books. Look, CNN, we know you're trying. We appreci

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The Smiley Side of Watchmen at Threadless

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The "Watchmen" smiley face has long promised mirth that the graphic novel did not deliver, but a new Threadless submission takes a look at a simpler, more bloodless side of the famed Alan Moore comic than goes beyond even the Saturday Morning Watchmen video. If you like it, you can vote for it to become a shirt on the site -- and hope the copyright lawyers don'

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Escapist Friction: How Much Better Will 2010′s Super Hero Movies Be Than 2009′s?

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As 2009 draws to a close, we've been busy filling you in on our picks for this year's (and this decade's) best and worst comics, but what of the past 12 months' cinematic adaptations? Wired's Underwire blog had a few th

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President Obama-Style ‘Hope’ Shirt With A Rorschach Twist Available Until Midnight

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Barack Obama and Rorschach aren't the likeliest of allies.

One is the President of the United States, and the other is a sociopathic masked vigilante. One campaigned for hope, the other instilled fear. We haven't

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Snoop Dogg Millionaire: Who Didn’t Watch The Watchmen?

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As one of America's most laid-back celebrities, Snoop Dogg knows a thing or two about relaxation. Unfortunately, it seems to come with a cost - namely, forgetting the name of "Watchmen's" grittiest character, the masked Rorshach, while playing "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" for charity

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What Upcoming Comics Projects Are the Stars Excited About? Apparently “Watchmen”

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ComicsAlliance hit the red carpet to ask the stars what upcoming comics (and comic book movies) they're excited about. There were shoutouts not only for big buzz movies like "Iron Man 2," "Green Hornet" and "Jonah Hex," but also print comics like Marvel's Stephen King adaptations

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