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Talking New Space Galaxies with John Ostrander and Jan Duursema

Jan Duursema and John Ostrander are doing a Kickstarter campaign for a new graphic novel about a magic user defending the galaxy during a time of great strife called Hexer Dusk. It’s almost completely funded with over two weeks left, so you can help put it over the edge! I figured I’d have a talk with Jan and John about the comic and the campaign. They even shared an exclusive, never-before-seen piece of art from the project!

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Page-by-page with DC Universe: Rebirth

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I have some credit at my comics shoppe, so of course I had to get this! Join me under the cut!
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The Great Comic Book Cover Homage Streak: Week 192

It occurs to me that it seems like many comic book covers are homages. Which is fine with me. I have no problem with it. It just made me think, though, how long could I go before I hit a week where NO new comic book was released that had a cover that was an homage to something? Let’s find out! Here is an archive of all the cover homages featured in the streak so far!

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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – Were There Actually SIX Original X-Men?

In this feature we examine comic book stories and ideas that were not only abandoned, but also had the stories/plots specifically “overturned” by a later writer (as if they were a legal precedent). Click here for an archive of all the previous editions of The Abandoned An’ Forsaked. Feel free to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com if you have any suggestions for future editions of this feature.

Today, we look at the revelations regarding who, exactly, were the original members of Professor Xavier’s X-Men.
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I Love Ya But You’re Strange – That Time Batman and Superman Saved the Day Through…Tentacle Sex?!

Every installment of I Love Ya But You’re Strange I spotlight strange but ultimately endearing comic stories. Here is the archive of all the installments of this feature. Feel free to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com if you have a suggestion for a future installment!

Today, we look at the time that Batman and Superman saved the day through, well, tentacle sex!
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75 Bob Dylan Comic Book References

In honor of Bob Dylan’s 75th Birthday today, I decided to feature seventy-five comic book references to Bob Dylan, whether it is a story named after a song of his, him appearing in the actual comic (or the cover) or him being mentioned in the comic itself (this is basically just the same bit I did for his 70th birthday, just with 5 more references, plus I explained all of he references this time, for those of you who don’t know Dylan songs that well)!

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The Guide to the Guide to Comics – WIZARD #70 (June 1997)

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Rob Liefeld departs Heroes Reborn, Batman & Robin is slated to disappoint audiences nationwide, and this Kyle Rayner guy will always have Wizard’s heart, all in this week’s Guide to the Guide to Comics!

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The Great Comic Book Cover Homage Streak: Week 191

It occurs to me that it seems like many comic book covers are homages. Which is fine with me. I have no problem with it. It just made me think, though, how long could I go before I hit a week where NO new comic book was released that had a cover that was an homage to something? Let’s find out! Here is an archive of all the cover homages featured in the streak so far!

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The Great Comic Book Cover Homage Streak: Week 190

It occurs to me that it seems like many comic book covers are homages. Which is fine with me. I have no problem with it. It just made me think, though, how long could I go before I hit a week where NO new comic book was released that had a cover that was an homage to something? Let’s find out! Here is an archive of all the cover homages featured in the streak so far!

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Cross-Hatchings for May 2016

Short one this week, because frankly I haven’t been reading a lot of new stuff. I wanted to point you towards a couple of the cool things I did read, give you a heads-up on a new podcast, and admit I was wrong about a couple of other things… and also, gloat about the thing I was completely RIGHT about. Join me, won’t you? Continue Reading »

Travis reviews Heavy Metal #280

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Why would anyone review Heavy Metal #280? Because it’s the first issue edited by everyone’s favorite God of All Comics, so famed commenter and Previews-post contributor Travis Pelkie picked it up and checked it out, and now he’s going to write about it! Join me under the cut for everything you want to know about nekkid sci-fi weirdness!
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Top Five What If…? Comics Where Everything Actually Turned Out Okay

Here is an archive of all the past top five lists I’ve done over the years.

Everyone knows that What If…? comics often end up with generally sad endings (like Spider-Man joins the Fantastic Four, but ultimately it leads to the Invisible Woman leaving the team to be with Namor or the Hulk having Bruce Banner’s intelligence that leads to the Thing ultimately becoming a mindless savage) or outright sad endings (lots of them end with pretty much the entire cast of the comic dead). But what about the ones with HAPPY endings? Check out the top five What If…? comics where everything actually turned out okay!
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Abandoned Love: That Time Green Lantern Had a Threesome With Two Superheroines

Every installment of Abandoned Love we will be examining comic book stories, plots and ideas that were abandoned by a later writer without explaining that the previous story was retconned away. Click here for an archive of all the previous editions of Abandoned Love. Feel free to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com if you have any suggestions for future editions of this feature.

Today, we take a look at the infamous (and thus quickly discarded) plot involving Green Lantern Hal Jordan having a threesome with two superheroines.
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Left Unresolved – Is There More Than One Miles Morales in the Marvel Universe?

In this feature, I spotlight storylines that have been, well, left unresolved. Click here for an archive of all storylines featured so far.

Today, based on a suggestion by reader nightsking666, I look into the sort of open question of whether there is one Miles Morales in the Marvel Universe or are there more?
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Drawing Crazy Patterns – Knowing Daredevil’s Secret Identity Can be Dangerous for Your Health!

In this feature, I spotlight five scenes/moments from within comic book stories that fit under a specific theme (basically, stuff that happens frequently in comics). Here is an archive of all the patterns we’ve spotlighted so far.

Over the years, Matt Murdock’s secret identity has been revealed to the world, hidden again from the world, revealed again to the world and hidden again from the world a number of times (we took a look at some of them in this old Abandoned Love post). However, for many years, it stayed a secret, with the famous exception of Karen Page discovering his secret identity surprisingly early on. What’s interesting is how many times people discovered it…just before they died! Batman had a number of these, so now let’s look at some Daredevil examples!
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