• Previously on Comics: Love is Like a Hole in the Head?

    Previously on Comics: Love is Like a Hole in the Head?0

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    • January 28, 2019

    Last week, readers warned of disturbing scenes of violence against Lois Lane appearing in the opening pages of #12, a book that is made available through DC’s new Wal-Mart line with the intention of welcoming new readers in a family-friendly line. Writer Tom King responded to the criticism over at Bleeding Cool, explaining that the

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  • All I Want For Christmas is a Spider-Man Holiday Special

    All I Want For Christmas is a Spider-Man Holiday Special1

    If there’s one thing I love in comic books, it’s a holiday special, and if there are two comic book series I love above all others, it’s Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four. Lucky for me, those two things overlap a lot. Marvel loves a holiday special, and Fantastic Four’s family nature and Spider-Man’s traditional Parker

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  • Eddie Brock’s Body: An Artistic Overview of the Venom Symbiote

    Eddie Brock’s Body: An Artistic Overview of the Venom Symbiote2

    No matter where you look these days, listicles about the sexiest characters in comics all look the same. You’ve got your Gambits and your Thors, for example, characters whose canon beauty is basically an explicitly listed trait on their wiki-pages. Some fans swoon over Clark Kent’s earnest farm boy persona, while Emma Frost’s fierce and

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  • Valiant’s The Year of the Visitor

    Valiant’s The Year of the Visitor0

    This 1994 Valiant-on-Valiant documentary has a number of joys to offer and a lot of information. One such piece is a fairly large nugget: that 1994 was “the year of The Visitor.”

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  • Great Power Verbs Great Responsibility

    Great Power Verbs Great Responsibility0

    It is common knowledge that Spider-Man’s heroism is driven by the realization that “with great power comes great responsibility,” but that tagline hasn’t always existed in that form. In the first appearance of Spider-Man in 1962’s Amazing Fantasy #15, the final panel of the story introducing the new superhero is overrun with words. It says,

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  • My First Comic: It Started with Spider-Man

    My First Comic: It Started with Spider-Man0

    Like so many, my first comic was Archie. Readily available on the shelves of supermarket aisles next to the gum and tabloid magazines, waiting for me to browse through it as I waited for the long line to tick down to our turn at the register. I don’t remember specific stories, but I have vague,

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