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Superman confronts a new villain: white supremacists

Washington - No longer are planet-destroying extra-terrestrials or billionaire evil geniuses the villains: Superman, the DC Comics superhero, has a new mission protecting hard-working immigrants from white supremacist bullies.

UN under fire for picking Wonder Woman to lead campaign

New York - The United Nations on Monday defended the choice of comic book character Wonder Woman to lead a campaign for the empowerment of girls following criticism that the choice was demeaning to women.

Review: London Film and Comic Con showcases actors and memorabilia Special

London - The fourteenth London Film and Comic Con packed out London's Olympia with top stars, new movie items, classic comic artists, cult memorabilia, panels and hotly pursued merchandise.

Review: 'Magneto #18' is last-minute redemption story during Secret Wars

In this comic book review, Magneto and his illegitimate daughter, Polaris, finally come together to save the city from doom in the incursion from 1610's Earth.

Marvel pushes the Star Wars envelope with updated reprints

With over a year until the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Marvel Comics has announced plans to reprint the comic book adaptations of the earlier films to the movie release on December 18, 2015.

Op-Ed: LINE Webtoon, a Web comic service, makes U.S. and global debut

LINE Webtoon recently made its global debut, as well as in the United States. The Internet comic series has been a viral sensation in Korea since NAVER launched the service in 2004.

Comics, narrative, and the unstable other in Who’s Hump? Special

Chicago - On September 24th Chicago’s LATITUDE gallery space will host a Winkelman-Milling Projects show called Who’s HUMP?, the latest in a series of WMP shows that spotlight art and artists exploring boundaries in the windy city and beyond.

Fan-made film of Black Panther superhero goes viral Special

A viral fan film starring the Black Panther has excited fans and garnered a lot of attention over the past three weeks. Will the passion project help bring the first black superhero to the big screen?

Ant-Man director gives additional details after casting shake-up

Director Peyton Reed confirmed that Scott Lang will be Ant-Man in his movie. For comic fans this is an important distinction for several reasons we will go over for you.

Marvel's Deadpool arrested on Sydney train for 'weapons'

Cosplayer Reuben Rose has a pretty good Deadpool outfit. So good in fact that some people mistook his fake "weapons" for real ones and had police take him out of a train.

Op-Ed: San Diego gears up for annual celebration of nerd culture

San Diego - Summer marks the beginning of convention season in America. Hundreds of thousands of people flock to gaming, anime, and comic book conventions every year, but none are bigger than the event held in San Diego this weekend.

Amar Chitra Katha releases comic on Indian mythic characters

Well-known Indian comic book publisher Amar Chitra Katha (ACK) has released a 72-page special edition title "Divine Beings," on the animal and animal-human characters from Indian mythology.

Free Comic Book Day fills local comic shop Special

Edmonton - May 3 was Free Comic Book Day, and comic books shops everywhere were filled with comic fans getting a hold of a number of free titles being offered.

The biggest UK comic exhibition ever

London - The British Library is not only the biggest library by far in these islands, it is also a major exhibitor. Some exhibitions are free.

Op-Ed: Amazon Down — Another failed attempt at a Wonder Woman TV show

Despite being linked to escapism, the struggle to adapt comic book characters to other media highlight broader social, political, and economic issues.

DC Comics buys Al Plastino's JFK 'Superman' art

New York - DC Comics has acquired Al Plastino's artwork from the 1964 comic, "Superman's Mission for JFK," and will donate it to the JFK library in Boston.

Marvel has a film release strategy until 2021

Marvel Studios like to plan for the long haul. According to President Kevin Feige they are already planning a strategy for releases up to 2021.

Soaring 'Man of Steel' sets June record

"Man of Steel" is flying high since its release and sits on top of the box office with ease. It set a June record as well.

'Iron Man 3' rockets its way to second-best opening ever

It wasn't as big as "The Avengers" but it did beat "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2." It would be "Iron Man 3" with a box office haul of $175 million. It completely dwarfed the competition.

Can 'Iron Man 3' outpace 'The Avengers'? Not yet

It looks like the midnight showings of "Iron Man 3" did not match "The Avengers." But wait, that sentence doesn't come to close to telling the whole story.

Symbolia combines art and storytelling Special

Symbolia Magazine combines comics and text in digital form to present a new way of telling real-life stories. Its co-founder says Symbolia may not be the future of journalism, but it reflects where journalism is at right now.

Peter Parker is dead but Spider-Man lives

Philadelphia - Peter Parker, the web slinging alter ego of pop culture phenomenon Spider-Man has reached the end of the mortal coil, after 50 years of saving heroines and the world at large.

Is there a future for kids' comics?

Dundee - In December 1937, the first issue of 'The Dandy' went on sale. As of this week, it will be published only in cyberspace, which begs the question, will all comics eventually go the same way?

New Beatles bio offers a graphic look at the Fab Four Special

A new, comic-book style book offers a new, creative take on the history of The Beatles. Combining history with comics, creator Herve Bourhis has fashioned a fascinatingly visual take on the story of the Fab Four.

New Dark Knight Rises trailer features more Bane, Catwoman

The latest trailer for the Batman film The Dark Knight Rises has just been released online by Warner Bros. The video includes more footage of villains Catwoman and Bane, plus some insight into the main struggles Batman faces.

Spider-Man ready to spin his web once more

Dedicated to a new generation of fans, Spider-Man is ready to spin his web once more. And yes, fans will marvel at the series beginning April 1 on Disney XD.

Superman will walk across America

New York - In July, DC Comics will celebrate issue #700 of Superman with a historic storyline penned by science fiction master J. Michael Straczynski -- a 13-episode journey across America called "Grounded".

Batman ready to take to the stage

Los Angeles - The Batman franchise has proven itself as a bona fide hit in print, radio, television and film. Now Warner Brothers and DC Comics have teamed up to bring a Batman Live stage show to an arena near you.

Archie comics welcomes new gay character Kevin Keller on Sept 1

New York - Archie's gang at Riverdale High have entered the 21st century and are ready to welcome Kevin Keller, a new classmate who is openly gay.

Mr. Media Radio: Freddie E. Williams II, artist, DC Comics Guide Special

I am old enough to remember what a sensation Stan Lee and John Buscema caused back in 1978 when the book, How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way, was published.
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Visitors at the 2016 London Film and Comic Con.
Visitors at the 2016 London Film and Comic Con.
A stack of Afterlife With Archie comics with variant covers due to overwhelming popularity of the se...
A stack of Afterlife With Archie comics with variant covers due to overwhelming popularity of the series in Kitchener, Ont. Image taken April 8, 2014.
The cover of Lady Humpdori.
The cover of Lady Humpdori.
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Views of the exhibit hall floor.
Views of the exhibit hall floor.
Views of the exhibit hall floor.
Views of the exhibit hall floor.
Dan Parent (left) and Fernando Ruiz  artists from Archie Comics  host a panel for fans at FanExpo s ...
Dan Parent (left) and Fernando Ruiz, artists from Archie Comics, host a panel for fans at FanExpo's Comicon in Toronto, Ont. on March 8, 2014.
Views of the exhibit hall floor.
Views of the exhibit hall floor.
A scene from BodyWorld  a book by Dash Shaw
A scene from BodyWorld, a book by Dash Shaw
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The Beatles Graphic explores the history of the Fab Four in comic book-style drawings and sketches.
The Beatles Graphic explores the history of the Fab Four in comic book-style drawings and sketches.
Omnibus Press
Free Comic Book Day in Edmonton at Happy Harbor Comics.
Free Comic Book Day in Edmonton at Happy Harbor Comics.
A scene from BodyWorld  a book by Dash Shaw
A scene from BodyWorld, a book by Dash Shaw
From DashShaw.com
A group of convention visitors in costume assess the latest in comic art and graphic novels at the 2...
A group of convention visitors in costume assess the latest in comic art and graphic novels at the 2016 London Film and Comic Con.
Reading a comic book on the iPad
Reading a comic book on the iPad
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Screenshot of the online comic Noblesse
Screenshot of the online comic Noblesse
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The Beatles Graphic (originally published in France) also traces the post-Beatles career of the band...
The Beatles Graphic (originally published in France) also traces the post-Beatles career of the band's former members and their offspring; Bourhis here depicts Sean Lennon's recreation of father John Lennon's famous Annie Liebowitz shot of he and Yoko Ono, with his own girlfriend.
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Free Comic Book Day at Happy Harbor Comics in Edmonton.
Free Comic Book Day at Happy Harbor Comics in Edmonton.
Free Comic Book Day in Edmonton at Happy Harbor Comics.
Free Comic Book Day in Edmonton at Happy Harbor Comics.

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