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As if being an awkward, bullied 15-year-old isn’t bad enough, “Fergie” Ferguson suddenly discovers he can see dead people. Well, one dead person specifically—the ghost of a certain punk rocker named Sid. Sid’s spirit was trapped in London’s Heathrow Airport for 40 years until the day he met Fergie. Sid’s ghost is now stuck to
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Marvel Comics has announced plans for a definitive conclusion to Jonathan Hickman and Dustin Weaver’s acclaimed 2010 miniseries, S.H.I.E.L.D. The long-awaited issues five and six, in addition to a one-shot (titled S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Rebirth #1) reprinting the first four issues, are set to hit shelves in May 2018. “Well, it’s true, this doesn’t have anything
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The Joker wasn’t designed to be a pretty face to look at, but a new bust from DC Collectibles takes the Clown Prince of Crime’s mug to all-new levels of disturbing. That’s not surprising, though, considering that the bust was designed by Rick Baker, a seven-time Oscar award-winning makeup and hairstyle artist whose filmography includes
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BBC Worldwide Americas and Titan Comics have announced the launch of their brand new ongoing comic book series Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor. The comic series will, of course, follow the adventures of Jodie Whittaker’s version of the titular character Doctor Who. Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor will be helmed by the all-female creative team
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Marvel Comics is celebrating Venom’s 30th anniversary with a slew of variant covers based on the character. Featuring artwork from Mark Bagley, Mike Perkins, Francesco Francavilla, Ron Lim, Inhyuk Lee and more, the variant covers will appear with 20 individual titles. Spanning books from All-New Wolverine to Black Panther to Thanos, the variant covers will
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In every installment of Abandoned Love we will be examining comic book stories, plots and ideas that were abandoned by a later writer without actively retconnng away the previous story. Feel free to e-mail me at brianc@cbr.com if you have any suggestions for future editions of this feature. Longtime readers Tom A. and Chris N.
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This is “Provide Some Answers,” which is a feature where long unresolved plot points are eventually resolved. Reader Jaime B. wrote in to suggest that I address the big plot point in last week’s Amazing Spider-Man, which resolved a plot point from J. Michael Straczynski. I’ve done a Left Unresolved on this one in the
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Illustrated in haunting black and white over 30 years ago, these comics are re-presented in a new edition, adapting three of H.P. Lovecraft’s most famous stories involving the Cthulhu Mythos. “The Nameless City” is considered the first story of Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos, detailing the discovery of an ancient city in the deserts of the Arabian
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In Drawing Crazy Patterns, I spotlight at least five scenes/moments from within comic book stories that fit under a specific theme (basically, stuff that happens frequently in comics). Today we celebrate an awesome tradition involving the Elongated Man, who has become a popular new TV character with his debut on the Flash TV series (the
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Marvel has dropped a teaser trailer for Wolverine: The Long Night, a scripted podcast starring The Hobbit star Richard Armitage as the X-Men’s Wolverine. The teaser, which is available to listen to on Stitcher’s website, teases a murder mystery that appears to lead back to Logan. The trailer opens with a man recalling an encounter
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A Watcher and former mentor to Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He died and was resurrected as a pre-teen child. Now Rupert Giles steps into the spotlight to face his greatest challenge: High School! When teachers start to go missing at an inner-city Los Angeles high school, potentially by mystical influences, Giles takes it upon himself
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This is the first installment in a brand-new feature called “Turns Back the Page,” which is a look at interesting back-up stories from comic books. If you have suggestions for back-ups that you’d like to see me write about, drop me a line at brianc@cbr.com! In the early 1970s, Marvel debuted Marvel UK, which was
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The first details of DC’s much-buzzed-about “Young Readers” line surfaced today to a surprising revelation: the comics publisher is doing not one, but two new young reader-focused imprints. The first, DC Ink, will be geared towards YA audiences while the second, DC Zoom, will be focused on middle grade readers. Both will be overseen by
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“What Dreams May Come” Part 3! The big bad evil aka Schreckgespenst aka Shrecky used its power to create living nightmares to drive a wedge between our heroes. And while the team struggles to come back together, Schrecky makes a bid for world takeover… obviously. This is it! Don’t miss the ladies from the 2016
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In “When We First Met”, we spotlight the various characters, phrases, objects or events that eventually became notable parts of comic lore, like the first time someone said, “Avengers Assemble!” or the first appearance of Batman’s giant penny or the first appearance of Alfred Pennyworth or the first time Spider-Man’s face was shown half-Spidey/half-Peter. Stuff
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UPDATE: A spokesperson for Stan Lee has commented on the comic legend’s condition, saying that he “is doing well and feeling good, he is staying there for a few days for some check ups as a safety precaution.” Comics legend Stan Lee was rushed to the hospital Wednesday night after experiencing shortness of breath and
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