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  • Farewell, Archie: Beloved comic book character to die

    06/07/2014 10:54:53 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | April 8, 2014 | Henry Hanks
    -- Since 1941, comic book fans have followed the exploits of teenaged Archie Andrews and his friends. This July, they'll find out how he dies. "Life With Archie" #36 hits stores on July 16, and CNN can reveal exclusively that it tells the story of how Archie sacrifices himself to save a friend. Few details are known, but it seems fitting that Archie would go out a hero. The 37th issue one week later will end the series.
  • Calvin & Hobbes' Bill Watterson Returned to Comics - In Secret!

    06/07/2014 10:47:22 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 51 replies
    The Escapist ^ | 7 June 2014 | Bob "MovieBob" Chipman
    15  The reclusive comics legend ghost-wrote/drew a fellow artist's strip for three daysBill Watterson spent ten years writing and drawing every installment of Calvin & Hobbes, considered by many to be the single greatest comic strip in the history of the medium. During that period he experimented with daring new art techniques, negotiated unprecedented levels of creative independence from his publisher and famously resisted merchandising or "franchising" his characters; making him a hero to fellow comics professionals and something like a god to legions of devout fans.Then, at the height of his fame, he walked away.Since then, Calvin &...
  • Soul of Mad Magazine, Al Feldstein Dies at 88

    05/01/2014 6:35:15 AM PDT · by Borges · 55 replies
    NY Times ^ | 5/1/2014 | BRUCE WEBER
    Al Feldstein, who took over a fledgling humor magazine called Mad in 1956 and made it a popular, profitable and enduring wellspring of American satire, died on Tuesday at his ranch in Paradise Valley, Mont. He was 88. His wife, the former Michelle Key, confirmed the death. In recent years, he was a wildlife and landscape painter in Montana, outside Livingston. Mr. Feldstein had been a writer and illustrator of comic books when he became editor of Mad four years into its life and just a year after it had graduated from comic-book form to a full-fledged magazine.
  • Archie Comics announces beloved redhead to die in July issue

    04/08/2014 11:54:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 04/08/2014
    Archie fans might want to brace themselves: The beloved character will die this July. Archie Comics announced Tuesday that the lovable redhead Archie Andrews will bite the proverbial dust, to cap the recent “Life With Archie” series. “We’ve been building up to this moment since we launched ‘Life With Archie’ five years ago, and knew that any book that was telling the story of Archie’s life as an adult had to also show his final moment,” said Archie Comics Publisher/Co-CEO Jon Goldwater in a statement. While details of the character’s impending death are scant, it has been revealed that Archie...
  • Farewell, Archie: Beloved comic book character to die

    04/08/2014 8:37:01 AM PDT · by MissTed · 79 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/8/14 | Henry Hanks
    Since 1941, comic book fans have followed the exploits of teenaged Archie Andrews and his friends. This July, they'll find out how he dies. "Life With Archie" #36 hits stores on July 16, and CNN can reveal exclusively that it tells the story of how Archie sacrifices himself to save a friend. Few details are known, but it seems fitting that Archie would go out a hero. The 37th issue one week later will end the series. The "Life With Archie" series has been telling the stories of possible future Archie scenarios for the past few years, and so Archie...
  • 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' Review: Pro Edward Snowden, Pro Freedom

    04/04/2014 3:48:53 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 53 replies
    Captain America: The Winter Soldier is first and foremost a rousing sequel, the kind that makes you giddy that the Marvel movie pipeline is working at full capacity. It's also a film we're unlikely to see screened at the Obama White House thanks to its anti-NSA message. The new film offers some political undercurrents not seen in most superhero epics, from fears of government spying to the need for unvarnished transparency. It's all fused to a Marvel-approved template starring actors who know precisely how to bring two-dimensional characters to the big screen.
  • New Season of ‘The Boondocks’ Excludes Its Creator Aaron McGruder ("Black Jesus")

    03/29/2014 7:14:02 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 15 replies
    Cartoon Brew ^ | 3/25/14 | C. Edwards
    It was recently announced that, after a nearly four-year hiatus, the Adult Swim animated series The Boondocks would be returning on April 21st for its fourth and final season. However, any excitement that fans of the show experienced when hearing the news was cut short when they learned that the show’s creator, Aaron McGruder, would not be involved. Adapted by McGruder in 2005 from his popular syndicated comic strip of the same name, The Boondocks follows the social misadventures of Huey and Riley, two urban black pre-teens being raised in suburbia by their eccentric grandfather. Its unapologetic ridicule of everything...
  • NY Times Cartoon Suggests 'Climate-Change Deniers' Should Be Stabbed to Death

    02/24/2014 7:15:35 AM PST · by rktman · 51 replies
    newbusters.org ^ | 2/23/2014 | Jack Coleman
    Editorial cartoons often aren't pretty, to paraphrase Steve Martin's observation about the perils of comedy. But one found in the Opinion section of today's New York Times is downright ugly. The cartoon, alluding to this year's brutal winter, suggests U.S. Department of Commerce "Strategies for Dealing With the 2014 Icicle Surplus." Among them are using icicles as "locally sourced hydration devices," "temporary doorsteps," and "brainteasers for dogs." Then comes a suggestion that one immediately looks at again, in disgust and disbelief -- icicles can also be used as "self-destructing sabers for dispatching climate-change deniers." (Entire cartoon shown after the jump)...
  • Stan Lee Named as One of Forbes' Most Influential Celebrities for 2014(Lee Beats out Rush)

    01/17/2014 9:16:09 AM PST · by SMGFan · 74 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | January 16, 2014
    Lee beats out Rush Limbaugh on the magazine's list of the 10 celebrities with influence, thanks to his role as co-creator of the Marvel Universe.
  • Female CEO claims she can't be liable for sexually harassing employees because they are WHITE MEN

    12/02/2013 7:23:17 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 60 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 2, 2013 | Mark Duell and Daily Mail Reporter
    The female CEO of Archie Comics, who has been accused of sexual harassment by five employees says she can't be guilty of the accusations - because her employees are all white men. Nancy Silberkeit argues in legal filings that the employees who are suing aren't from a 'protected class' of people - and therefore their claims of harassment aren't legally viable. Silberkeit is accused of repeatedly shouting 'Penis!' at the employees and also referring to them as the male organ instead of their names.
  • Meet the Muslim Ms. Marvel: Kamala Khan’s Fight Against Stereotypes

    11/08/2013 2:41:02 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Nov 8, 2013 | Rula Jebreal
    Kamala Khan isn’t your average New Jersey teenager battling a cultural identity crisis. She has superpowers. And she’s here to smash the stereotype of young Muslim-American women.Marvel has a comic book superhero named Kamala Khan, a Muslim teen from New Jersey. This idea is refreshing. It’s important. It reminds me of the late ‘60s film Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. That was a revolutionary story about interracial marriage in America at a time when it was taboo. Like that film, Kamala will shatter taboos, too. Ms. Marvel (Kamala’s alter ego) will open the eyes of a new generation of comic...
  • "Teen Titans," "Aquaman" Artist Nick Cardy Passes Away at Age 93

    11/04/2013 10:54:38 AM PST · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    Comic Book Resources ^ | November 4, 2013 | Albert Ching
    Nick Cardy, a revered and influential comic book artist known best for his DC Comics work in the '50s, '60s and '70s, passed away Sunday at age 93, according to multiple industry reports... At DC Comics, Cardy worked on the first 43 issues of the original "Teen Titans" series as either a penciler or inker (or both), in a run lasting from 1966 to 1973. He also drew the first 39 issues of the initial "Aquaman" solo series, along with extensive cover illustrations on DC books including "Action Comics," "Batman" and "Justice League of America." Cardy wrote two issues of...
  • 'Batwoman' Co-Authors Exit, Claim DC 'Prohibited' Lesbian Marriage

    09/05/2013 6:51:06 PM PDT · by Kip Russell · 32 replies
    DC Comics' Batwoman is losing its two co-authors. In a blog post late Wednesday, co-authors J.H. Williams and W. Haden Blackman wrote that they'd be exiting the comic after Issue 26 is released in December, citing creative difficulties with DC. Batwoman was relaunched in 2010 as a stand-alone series that told a new origin story about female Caped Crusader Kate Kane (aka Batwoman), this time a member of the U.S. Military Academy who was forced to leave after allegations arose that she was gay. Rather than hide her sexual orientation, she opted to leave the academy. "In recent months, DC...
  • Are Late-Night Comics Becoming more Balanced?

    08/07/2013 1:54:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Townhall ^ | 08/06/2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Over the years, I’ve shared lots of political humor from the late-night talk shows. Much of this humor is left leaning, but I can appreciate good jokes even if they’re at my expense. In recent months, though, I’ve speculated that there’s been a shift away from Obama, especially on the part of Jay Leno (see here, here, and here). Well, it seems that I was right in sensing a change. Here’s a report from Fox News about a new study. A study of gags by late-night comics during the first half of the year found an abrupt change from 2012. Now Obama and Democrats are providing...
  • BATMAN & ROBIN as Gay Couple, Secret Sex Lives of Superheroes in New Novel

    08/06/2013 6:14:16 PM PDT · by Bratch · 36 replies
    Newsarama ^ | August 5, 2013 | Vaneta Rogers
    Any male character that runs around in spandex with his "Boy Wonder" is going to be the target of a few speculative comments related to his sexuality. But a new novel has taken the speculation a step further, "outing" Batman and Robin as a gay couple. Released in English this July in the U.K., Erotic Lives of the Superheroes has been getting attention from British tabloids because in the novel, Batman is outed as a gay man. The story shows that Batman and Robin are an aging, bickering gay couple whose sex life has gone flat, and the dullness spurs...
  • Comic-Con: Avengers 2 Title is Avengers: Age of Ultron

    07/21/2013 11:32:29 AM PDT · by Kip Russell · 47 replies
    IGN ^ | July 20, 2013 | Jim Vejvoda
    The Marvel Studios panel at San Diego Comic-Con ended with writer-director Joss Whedon taking the stage at Hall H to announce the official title of Marvel's The Avengers 2, which is ... Avengers: Age of Ultron! You may know that "Age of Ultron" is a relatively recent Marvel Comics storyline so it'll be interesting to see how much they cull from that for the big screen sequel to the 2012 blockbuster. Here is the official title treatment courtesy of Marvel and Disney:
  • Canadian superhero Captain Canuck rises again

    06/30/2013 8:44:13 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 20 replies
    CBC ^ | JUNE 28, 2013
    Comic book fans can easily rhyme off names like Superman and The Avengers, but a Canadian team is hoping a new revamp will put Captain Canuck back in the mix. The Canadian hero, who debuted on comic book shelves almost 40 years ago, is making a comeback in a new animated web series debuting — fittingly — on Canada Day at captaincanuck.com. Back in the early 1970s, as industry leaders Marvel and DC Comics were putting out stories about Spider-Man, Batman and Superman, Winnipeg-based artist Richard Comely and his artist friend Ron Leishman were wondering why there wasn't yet a...
  • 'Man of Steel' filled with Jesus, Christianity references

    06/14/2013 5:52:01 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 54 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 6/14/2013 | Justin Craig
    It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s … Jesus? When Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster created their iconic comic book hero Superman in 1938, their character wasn’t just a representation of “Truth, Justice and the American Way,” but for many, a metaphor for Jewish immigrants in 1930s America. Created by two young Jewish men, Superman was an allusion to the Jewish faith and history, from his baby Moses-like origins to his golem-esque invincibility, to his outcast status and his ultimate struggle to assimilate in a new land. But somewhere along his journey since 1938, Kal-El converted to Christianity, which...
  • Man Of Steel: The Top 20 Reasons Why Superman Is Jesus

    06/11/2013 3:55:55 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies
    Metro.co.uk ^ | June 11, 2013 | METRO
    s it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Jesus. Everyone knows Superman is just a thinly veiled treatise on the life of the Son of God, but by Kryptonite does new Supes movie Man of Steel hammer that message home. Well, Jesus WAS a carpenter. I caught up with director Zack Synder in Los Angeles to find out why Kal-El has so much religious baggage.
  • Supe's on! - Even with a darker take on the great American superhero (3-stars)...

    06/11/2013 6:30:09 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | Last Updated: 4:52 AM, June 11, 2013 | By LOU LUMENICK
    Even with a darker take on the great American superhero, our favorite costumed good guy is still the man! ‘I grew up in Kansas,’’ says the dimpled superhero of the unabashedly crowd-pleasing blockbuster “Man of Steel’’ as he faces attempted rendition as an enemy alien. “I’m as American as they come.’’ Deploying an impeccable American accent, Brit Henry Cavill may be as charming as the late great Christopher Reeve — or Reeve’s unfortunate doppelganger Brandon Routh, who donned a more traditional Superman costume in “Superman Returns,’’ an underrated attempt to reboot the franchise seven years ago.
  • Archie Comics gets first gay kiss with openly gay character Kevin Keller

    05/20/2013 12:05:01 PM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 37 replies
    news.com.au ^ | May 21, 2013 | Staff
    IT'S just a quick kiss, but it's a long step forward for Archie Comics' only openly gay character Kevin Keller. The Riverdale teen finds his life turned upside down after locking lips with his boyfriend, Devon, in Pop Tate's diner, drawing the ire of at least one disapproving Riverdale mom. The woman "gets very offended and kind of pitches a bit of a fit," said Dan Parent, who writes and draws the issue, Kevin Keller No. 10 that is released Aug. 7. "Kevin is kind of used to that, but Veronica records the whole thing and of course uploads it...
  • Axing Jay a liberal NBC laugh gaffe

    05/18/2013 9:49:15 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 18, 2013 | ANDREA PEYSER
    Bring back Jay Leno! He hasn’t left the building yet? Maybe there’s still hope. This boneheaded move stands to go down along with history’s greatest mistakes: The ascent of Anthony Weiner. Tiger Woods, too. The public disembowelment of former NBC “Today’’ show host Ann Curry.
  • Book Review: Bosch Fawstin's THE INFIDEL

    03/29/2013 5:39:47 AM PDT · by AMitchum · 1 replies
    www.blog.allenmitchum.com ^ | March 27, 2013 | Allen Mitchum
    Book Review: The Infidel by Bosch FawstinSummary: A refreshing, creative and entertaining critique of Islam and jihad. Think Frank Miller channeling Robert Spencer.IllustWriter Bosch Fawstin is a pioneer of sorts in the field of digital counter-culture literature. He's published anti-establishment artwork on the internet for years, well before the proliferation of ebooks. Much of his work uses sophisticated cartoons to express skepticism of or mock government, politicians and current events. After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Islam was increasingly a target of Bosch's creative talents. In February 2011, Bosch released Chapter 1 of his much anticipated graphic novel...
  • 'Batgirl' #19 Features First Openly Transgender Character In Mainstream Superhero Comics

    04/11/2013 8:41:19 AM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 27 replies
    Comicsalliance.com ^ | April 10, 2013 | Matt D. Wilson
    The sibling conflict teased on the cover of Batgirl #19 may be the hook that pulls readers in, but it will be another reveal in the issue that will occupy a spot in comics history, as one of the book's characters will reveal she is transgender, the first time a character has done so in a mainstream superhero comic. Wired reports that writer Gail Simone was inspired to create a transgender character by a conversation with Batwoman co-creator Greg Rucka at Wondercon a few years ago. Simone asked why there seem to be fewer gay male comics characters than lesbian...
  • Gay Kryptonite

    03/21/2013 8:04:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Taki's Magazine ^ | March 12, 2013 | Kathy Shaidle
    Gay activists insist that “faggot” comes from the word for the kindling beneath the feet of heretical homosexuals. That’s a lie. But while the word “faggot” doesn’t come from “a bundle of sticks,” the word “fascist” does. Funny, that. Behold: In the name of “truth, justice and the American way,” a renowned science-fiction writer has just been condemned to (professional) death for expressing his views on homosexuality in a tiny Mormon magazine almost twenty-five years ago. Orson Scott Card wrote the beloved 1985 Hugo and Nebula Award-winning novel Ender’s Game“ about the innocence of a child winning out over war...
  • 'Superman' Artist Quits Over Protests Surrounding Anti-Gay Marriage Writer

    03/05/2013 4:02:19 PM PST · by Bratch · 20 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | March 5, 2013 | Breitbart News
    The artist assigned to illustrate author Orson Scott Card's upcoming Superman series for DC Comics is leaving the gig in the wake of protests regarding Card's views on gay issues.
  • DC Comics Dress Judas In Jesus’ Clothes

    09/05/2012 1:30:44 PM PDT · by Bratch · 7 replies
    Bleeding Cool ^ | September 5, 2012 | Rich Johnston
    The Phantom Stranger #0 is published today – I mentioned it earlier, but there was one point I wanted to highlight separately.The comic does not mention Judas or Jesus by name. But it is very clear who is meant to be who. Middle Eastern characters two thousand years ago, Judas’ suicide, the thirty pieces of silver, his appeal to be forgiven as “he” would forgive, it’s a blatant as it can be without actually naming names.And while we know about the thirty pieces of silver round his neck, and how that becomes a motivating for for him in The Phantom...
  • 'Justice League' #12: DC reveals Superman's new leading lady... and it's a doozy - EXCLUSIVE

    08/22/2012 11:15:02 AM PDT · by Bratch · 61 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | Aug 22 2012 | Jeff Jensen
    When DC Comics rebooted its entire line of superhero titles last year, the publisher did away with Superman’s marriage to Lois Lane to pave the way for a new romance. Without further ado, EW can exclusively reveal that Superman’s new partner in love is no mere mortal, but a superhero icon in her own right: None other than Wonder Woman. herself. Their next level relationship begins in the pages of Justice League #12... The comic, which goes on sale Aug. 29, culminates months of flirty foreshadowing. Writer Geoff Johns hints that some event — possibly tragic — will impact every...
  • Occupy Wall Street Marches in new Archie Comics edition

    08/14/2012 3:17:34 PM PDT · by 1pitech · 22 replies
    The Conscience of Kansas radio program ^ | 08-14-12 | Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson
    Yes, occupy was a fabrication to counter the grassroots movement of the Tea Party but Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson of the Conscience of Kansas radio program on KRMR The Patriot 105.7FM predicts they will be thrown back out into the media by liberals one more time before the 2012 Presidential election. In this episode Dr. Ibbetson talks about Occupy in the new addition of "Archie" comics.
  • Joe Kubert Dies at 85; Influential Comic-Book

    08/13/2012 8:03:37 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 12 replies
    NY Times ^ | Published: August 13, 2012 | By MARGALIT FOX
    Joe Kubert, a titan among comic-book artists whose work stretched from the Golden Age of the superhero to the gritty realism of the graphic novel, died on Sunday in Morristown, N.J. He was 85. The cause was multiple myeloma, his son Adam said. Mr. Kubert, who first plied his trade as a teenager in the 1930s and continued drawing in the hospital during his final illness, was among the last of the generation of comic-book illustrators whose work helped define the genre in the years before World War II. “He’s the longest-lived continuously important contributor to the field,” Paul Levitz,...
  • RIP Joe Kubert, comic book artist extraordinaire (Sgt. Rock, Tarzan, Hawkman)

    08/13/2012 1:15:39 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 15 replies
    BoingBoing ^ | 08/12/12 | Mark Frauenfelder
    Sgt. Rock and Easy Company are saluting comic book legend Joe Kubert, who passed away today at the age of 85.
  • Reaganite's Sunday Funnies

    08/11/2012 9:44:04 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 1 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | August 12, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Best political humor from around the USA this week- (Baloo) _____________________________________ More at Reaganite Republican...
  • Reaganite's Sunday Funnies

    07/21/2012 5:28:57 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 6 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | July 21, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    The Anti-Anti Underground  More at Reaganite Republican...  
  • Florida Family Association Calling on Marvel to Pull X-Men Comic featuring same sex marriage

    07/11/2012 4:16:32 PM PDT · by scottjewell · 11 replies
    Right Wing Watch ^ | July 10 2012 | Brian Tashman
    X-Men #51, issued by Marvel Comics last month, gained immediate attention as it centered on a wedding between Northstar and his boyfriend. Northstar came out as gay in 1992, but for the anti-gay Florida Family Association, his marriage to his long-term boyfriend “has crossed the line by attempting to legitimize same-sex marriage and asking kids to fantasize about their own homosexual wedding.” The group is urging members “who do not want their children targeted with immoral propaganda through comics” to email Marvel Comics to pull the X-Men #51. Earlier, the American Family Association’s subgroup OneMilionMoms blasted Marvel for trying to...
  • The secret hero of Spider-Man (a NY Post profile of the elusive artist Steve Ditko)

    07/05/2012 11:39:02 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 2, 2012 | By REED TUCKER
    The sidewalk vendors of Times Square sell cheap metal signs bearing the image of Spider-Man, no doubt unaware that the superhero’s co-creator walks right past them every day, completely unrecognized. Then again, only a handful of people in the world would recognize Steve Ditko, the mysterious 84-year-old artist who, with writer Stan Lee, dreamed up the wall crawler back in 1962. ...When The Post knocked on his door, Ditko — who turns out to be a owlish man with wisps of white hair and ink-stained hands, wearing large black glasses and an unbuttoned white shirt with a white tee beneath...
  • Superheroes for Planned Parenthood? Marvel Comics to support the Komen foundation

    07/03/2012 2:14:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 3, 2012 | BEN JOHNSON
    NEW YORK, NEW YORK, July 2, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Fresh off its decision to celebrate “LGBT month” by incorporating a homosexual “marriage” storyline into its X-Men comic books, Marvel Comics has announced it is marking National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October by teaming up with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. Superheroes in several comic lines will be drawn with a special pink cover to mark the comic line’s affiliation with Komen. The comics specifically involved include the Avengers, Captain America, Captain Marvel, the Fantastic Four, Invincible Iron Man, Mighty Thor, Uncanny X-Men, and Wolverine. In...
  • Back in the day, Mickey Mouse attempted suicide and fought opium smugglers

    07/02/2012 2:01:02 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    IO9 ^ | June 22, 2012 | Cyriaque Lamar
    Back in the day, Mickey Mouse attempted suicide and fought opium smugglers Intrepid readers will remember that one time Mickey Mouse and Goofy espoused the salubrious effects of amphetamine-laced soft drinks. The truth is, that helium-voiced cartoon rodent weathered many a dubiously family-friendly moment during his early years. Let's look at those occasions Mickey tried to kill himself and extolled the virtues of gigolos. Perhaps the most bizarrely bleak Mickey adventure was the story arc that ran from October 8 to October 20, 1930. According to cartoonist Floyd Gottfredson, Walt Disney was inspired by the 1920 Harold Lloyd comedy Haunted...
  • Marvel Teams with Komen for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    06/27/2012 10:28:17 AM PDT · by who knows what evil? · 21 replies
    Newsarama ^ | June 25, 2012 | Newsarama Staff
    Marvel is teaming with Susan G. Komen for the Cure to observer Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October with several pink-tinged variant covers, plus a one-page advertorial supplement educating readers on the issue. The following comics, all out in October, will have Komen-themed variant covers: · Avengers #31 · Captain America #18 · Captain Marvel #5 · Fantastic Four #611 · Invincible Iron Man #526 · Mighty Thor #21 · Uncanny X-Men #20 · Wolverine #315 "Marvel is proud to partner with Susan G. Komen For the Cure to support their unparalleled efforts to raise awareness about the risk of...
  • Maurice Sendak Said Killing Bush Would Have Been 'Wonderful'

    06/25/2012 3:33:18 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 64 replies
    ABC News via Yahoo! News ^ | June 25, 2012 | Amy Bingham
    Maurice Sendak Said Killing Bush Would Have Been 'Wonderful' Maurice Sendak may have been even wilder than his "wild things." In one of the children's book author's last interviews before he died of a stroke in May, Sendak said he thought about trying to assassinate former President George W. Bush and former Vice President Dick Cheney. "Bush was president, I thought, 'Be brave. Tie a bomb to your shirt. Insist on going to the White House. And I want to have a big hug with the vice president, definitely. And his wife, and the president, and his wife, and anybody...
  • Green Lantern: the homosexualized hero

    06/05/2012 7:29:16 AM PDT · by juliosevero · 46 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Green Lantern: the homosexualized hero DC Comics falls down before the powerful gay agenda in American cultureBy Julio Severo Green Lantern, hero of comics, has no choice: he will be gay. By the DC Comics bosses’ decision, the hero has to adapt himself to the predominant trends in the American media, whose goal has been to portrait homosexuals in a positive and nice way. Besides, the homosexual way attracts immediate and infallible acclamation from the shamelessly pro-sodomy American media. But the hero doesn’t need to get anguished about his fate. Because he is fiction, he doesn’t have feelings, and...
  • Original Green Lantern Is Gay, DC Announces (DC now becoming AC/DC comics)

    06/01/2012 12:30:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    MTV ^ | 06/01/2012 | Josh Wigler
    When DC Comics relaunched its entire line of superheroes in 2011, big changes were made to their biggest characters: Superman was no longer married to Lois Lane, a secret criminal organization was running Gotham City completely under Batman's radar, and Aquaman finally got some respect. But perhaps the biggest of all the alterations to a DC hero's origin was just announced Friday (June 1): Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern, is gay. First appearing in a 1940 issue of "All-American Comics," Scott was originally introduced as a mystically driven hero who shared little in common with the intergalactic peace-keeping Green...
  • Will Alan Scott, DC’s Original Green Lantern, Be Reintroduced As A Gay Man?

    05/24/2012 2:04:37 PM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    Bleeding Cool ^ | May 24, 2012 | Rich Johnston
    Understand that this is not a firm story. Not like DC Comics renumbering all their New DCU comics to issues zero through September, say. This is based on a number of well sourced people and involves considerable hearsay. It does however make a lot of sense. Who is the, as yet unknown gay character being reintroduced to the DC Comics superhero titles? Male, an iconic character, someone who would become one of DC’s most prominent gay characters? I’m hearing that it’s Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern.
  • What do think the Message was from Avengers Movie?

    05/16/2012 6:30:54 PM PDT · by TNoldman · 91 replies
    I saw the Avengers Movie with some family on Mother's Day. I saw "Obama" as the evil one wanting to end freedom for the general population as freedom is bad. The Evil One wanted the Good Guys (Captain America, Hulk, Thor etc) to spend their time fighting each other. When Captain America was looking for his "outfit" he went to a museum and found the Stars and Stripes on display. He got it and said - "This is not as popular as it once was!" When the Good Guys joined to fight evil - they could not be stopped. At...
  • Conservative Superheroines

    05/04/2012 11:10:29 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 11 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-4-12 | The Looking Spoon
    When I was a kid I loved comics. It's what led me down the path to ultimately become a graphic artist. I originally wanted to draw them, but 9-11 turned my attention to the real world, and I never looked back.I still love the art form, and I thought it would be fun to match VIP conservative women with some of the best and toughest super-heroines created. The connection is pretty obvious after all... I'm all for adding to this. I also have a liberal supervillian project in the works (again the connection is obvious). Leave your two cents about...
  • According to First Twitter Reviews, 'The Avengers' Is #totallyawesome

    04/12/2012 2:25:40 PM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Next Movie ^ | April 12, 2012 | Scott Harris
    While most of us were tucked away all snug in our beds last night, Hollywood's biggest stars were turning out for one of the most anticipated movie events in recent memory: The world premiere of "The Avengers." And since no movie premiere these days would be complete without a flood of instant reviews via Twitter, we can now safely say that according to pretty much every single person who saw it, "The Avengers" was totally awesome.
  • Reaganite's Sunday Funnies

    03/25/2012 3:40:20 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 1 replies · 3+ views
    Reaganite Republican ^ | March 25, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Michonne’s gory Walking Dead backstory revealed in the latest issue of Playboy

    03/19/2012 3:04:19 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 50 replies · 2+ views
    IO9 ^ | Mar 17, 2012 | By Lauren Davis
    Michonne’s gory Walking Dead backstory revealed in the latest issue of Playboy Stoic, sword-wielding Michonne is one of the greatest characters in The Walking Dead comic series, but before the zombie apocalypse, she was an ordinary lawyer who used swords for fencing rather than chopping off limbs. The new issue of Playboy features a six-page comic that reveals the precise moment Michonne became a badass. Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard made the short comic "Michonne's Story" for the April 2012 issue of Playboy, which just came out yesterday. It's a quick trip down memory lane with a very different Michonne,...
  • Comic Book Heroes: "The American Crusader Joins the Chetniks"

    01/16/2012 3:09:01 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 6 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | January 3, 2012 | Carl Savich
    Draza Mihailovich and the Chetnik guerrillas reaffirmed their status as comic book heroes in the U.S. during World War II with their appearance in Thrilling Comics, #35, in May, 1943. They were featured in the comic story “The American Crusader Joins the Chetniks”. The eight page script and the letters were by Richard E. Hughes, the pencils and inks by Max Plaisted, who also had created the American Crusader character. The cover, featuring the character Doc Strange, was by Jack Binder, who did the inks and pencils. Thrilling Comics were published by Standard Comics in eighty issues from February, 1940...
  • How Liberalism May Be Hurting Comic Book Sales

    01/10/2012 8:37:45 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    Bleeding Cool ^ | January 5, 2012 | Darin Wagner
    How Liberalism May Be Hurting Comic Book Sales by Darin Wagner If you are a conservative like me, you’ve been reading fewer and fewer comic books over the last 12 years. For those of you who know what I’m talking about, the weekly visit to the comic book shop has become either an exercise in irritation or a monotonous drill. You pick up a superhero comic book featuring a childhood favorite of yours, hoping to reignite some of that magic you felt way back when and you see that the opening sequence in the comic deals with an oil rig...
  • Comic book hosts ‘gay’ wedding.ACLU among groups celebrating soldier 'marrying' his therapist

    01/08/2012 4:42:09 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 21 replies · 1+ views
    world net daily ^ | 1-8-12 | Drew Zahn
    “Life with Archie No. 16″ hits newsstands next week, featuring the interracial, same-sex wedding of character Lt. Kevin Keller, a white American soldier wounded in Iraq, and Clay Walker, the black physical therapist who helped him recover. Archie Comics CEO Jonathan Goldwater told CNN it’s part of a concerted effort to make Archie Andrews’ universe mirror the diversity and complexity of today’s world