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12 Facts You May Not Have Known About Grant Morrison
12 Facts You May Not Have Known About Grant Morrison
This week we're taking a look at one of comics' most popular writers, Grant Morrison, the wizard of Glasgow. From his rise in British comics to his work with D-list superheroes to his work with A-list superheroes to his often deeply personal creator-owned work, Morrison has delighted and/or confounded fans for over thirty years now. This video takes a look at his life, work, and accomplishments, from his earliest stories to his possibly (probably) metaphorical alien abduction to that thing he asked us to do to keep The Invisibles from getting canceled.
12 Facts You May Not Have Known About Nightwing
12 Facts You May Not Have Known About Nightwing
Everyone loves comic book trivia, but with over 75 years of superhero comics behind us right now, there’s always some new obscure fact to learn. That’s why ComicsAlliance is going deep into the minutiae of your favorite names in comics in our continuing video series. You think you know comics? Well, here’s a few things you might not know! This week we're taking a look at the Boy Wonder the Teen Wonder the Man Wonder, Dick Grayson, Nightwing! Beginning as the very first kid sidekick in comics and then growing into his own identity as a hero separate from Batman, Dick Grayson has been one of the most beloved characters in comics for over 75 years. In this video, we take a look at his history as half of a dynamic duo, as a hero in his own right, as Batman (twice), as a secret agent, and back again.
12 Facts You May Not Have Known About One Piece
12 Facts You May Not Have Known About One Piece
Everyone loves comic book trivia, but with over 75 years of superhero comics behind us right now, there’s always some new obscure fact to learn. That’s why ComicsAlliance is going deep into the minutiae of your favorite names in comics in our continuing video series. You think you know comics? Well, here’s a few things you might not know! This week we're taking a look at literally the most popular comic in the world, One Piece, the long-running manga by Eiichiro Oda. With over 800 chapters collected in over 80 paperback volumes, One Piece is a world-spanning adventure featuring pirates and ships and sea monsters and magic fruit and all sorts of entertaining nonsense as stretchy boy Monkey D. Luffy endeavors to become king of the pirates. Check out this video to learn about some of the inspirations for the story and characters, the records the series has broken, and the huge number of adaptations the book has inspired in various (and sometimes surprising) media.
12 Facts You May Not Have Known About She-Hulk
12 Facts You May Not Have Known About She-Hulk
Everyone loves comic book trivia, but with over 75 years of superhero comics behind us right now, there’s always some new obscure fact to learn. That’s why ComicsAlliance is going deep into the minutiae of your favorite names in comics in our continuing video series. You think you know comics? Well, here’s a few things you might not know! This week we're taking a look at Marvel's number one lime-colored litigator, She-Hulk! For over three decades, Jennifer Walters has been at the center of some of Marvel's most fun and joyous comic series, whether busting through the fourth wall or the glass ceiling. This video tracks the history of the Jade Giantess from savage to fantastic to sensational to adjectiveless. Click through to find out why Bruce Banner is the less interesting green cousin in that family.
12 Facts You May Not Have Known About Ghostbusters
12 Facts You May Not Have Known About Ghostbusters
Everyone loves comic book trivia, but with over 75 years of superhero comics behind us right now, there’s always some new obscure fact to learn. That’s why ComicsAlliance is going deep into the minutiae of your favorite names in comics in our continuing video series. You think you know comics? Well, here’s a few things you might not know! This week we're taking a look at those boys and/or girls in gray who definitely ain't afraid of any amount of ghosts, the Ghostbusters! But not, like, in the movies, or the cartoons, or video games. In this comics. This video runs through the comic book history of the Ghostbusters from their debut in a British comics magazine to various 3-D specials to their time in manga up to the present day, where there has been a whole new team of 'Busters, and an expansion to fight vapors, entities, and slimers across the globe. Bustin' out facts makes me feel good!
12 Facts You May Not Have Known About Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD
12 Facts You May Not Have Known About Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD
Everyone loves comic book trivia, but with over 75 years of superhero comics behind us right now, there’s always some new obscure fact to learn. That’s why ComicsAlliance is going deep into the minutiae of your favorite names in comics in our continuing video series. You think you know comics? Well, here’s a few things you might not know! This week, we're taking a look at the Marvel Universe's top cop, Nick Fury, and the agency he is most associated with, SHIELD! Since Marvel's earliest days, Nick Fury and SHIELD has been working both behind the scenes and at the front lines, battling Hydra, enacting shadow wars, or fighting Godzilla. In this video, learn about the history of Fury and his law enforcement directorate, from their arcane foundation in ancient times to their various notable members and directors to Nick Fury's exile on the moon.
12 Facts You May Not Have Known About Betty and Veronica
12 Facts You May Not Have Known About Betty and Veronica
Everyone loves comic book trivia, but with over 75 years of superhero comics behind us right now, there’s always some new obscure fact to learn. That’s why ComicsAlliance is going deep into the minutiae of your favorite names in comics in our continuing video series. You think you know comics? Well, here’s a few things you might not know! This week we're taking a look at Riverdale's best friends and bitterest rivals, Betty and Veronica! For decades, the dynamic that has fueled the engine of Archie Comics has been the relationship between these two young ladies, as they go to great lengths to one-up each other and catch the attention of America's typical teenager, Archie Andrews. In this video, we explore the history of Betty Cooper and Veronica Lodge, from the real life humans who inspired them to their various family members to how at various times each of them has been a magically foretold slayer of vampires.
12 Facts You May Not Have Known About Sailor Moon
12 Facts You May Not Have Known About Sailor Moon
Everyone loves comic book trivia, but with over 75 years of superhero comics behind us right now, there’s always some new obscure fact to learn. That’s why ComicsAlliance is going deep into the minutiae of your favorite names in comics in our continuing video series. You think you know comics? Well, here’s a few things you might not know! This week we're taking a look at the magical-est magical girls of them all, Sailor Moon and the Sailor Scouts. Since the '90s, Sailor Moon has been one of the most popular manga and anime series of all time, and this video takes a look at the history of the series, from its inspiration and creation to its production and success to the wide variety of media to which it has been adapted, including a truly shocking number of live action stage musicals.
12 Facts You May Not Have Known About The Justice Society of America
12 Facts You May Not Have Known About The Justice Society of America
Everyone loves comic book trivia, but with 75 years of superhero comics behind us right now, there’s always some new obscure fact to learn. That’s why ComicsAlliance is going deep into the minutiae of your favorite names in comics in our continuing video series. You think you know comics? Well, here’s a few things you might not know! This week we're taking a look at comics' first ever super-team, the Justice Society of America! Debuting in 1940, the team featured the most popular characters from All-American Publications and Detective Comics, including Green Lantern, the Flash, Wonder Woman, and more. Check out this video to learn about the team's Golden Age origins through their Silver Age visits from Earth-2 to their post-Crisis merger with Earth-1 to their post-Flashpoint return to Earth-2, and even more mathematical headaches.
12 Facts You May Not Have Known About Power Girl
12 Facts You May Not Have Known About Power Girl
Everyone loves comic book trivia, but with 75 years of superhero comics behind us right now, there’s always some new obscure fact to learn. That’s why ComicsAlliance is going deep into the minutiae of your favorite names in comics in our continuing video series. You think you know comics? Well, here’s a few things you might not know! This week we're taking a look at Power Girl, the adult Supergirl of Earth-2. Except for when she's a millennia-old wizard person. But that's only sometimes.This video serves as a window into the history of Power Girl, from her debut with the Earth-2 Justice Society, to her crazy post-Crisis origin, to her bizarre virgin pregnancy, to her return to Earth-2, to her cat that smells like a butt.

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