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Three new books by noted comics writer Roy Thomas chronicles America’s greatest super-heroes and their involvement in World War II and how their stories helped lift the spirits of a weary country. Each hardcover book is over 300 pages, each presenting over 20 of the original comics in full-color.

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I don’t always remember my first encounter with a comics creator. In fact, it may take several “meetings” for me to “notice” a great writer or artist. However, when it comes to both Jay Faerber and Jamal Ingle, I never have a problem with this. The first time I read their work was back in 2003 in this Image Comics series, Venture. The cool thing is that Action Lab is now reprinting the series, and I’m collecting them because they’re so worth having! (I never got good copies the first time around, but I just had to read them!)

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This fall, the New-York Historical Society will share the untold history of comic books, a cultural phenomenon born in 1930s New York City that has since taken the world by storm. On view October 9, 2015 through February 21, 2016, Superheroes in Gotham will focus on our culture’s most legendary superheroes – Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Captain America, Spider-Man and Iron Man – as well as more recent characters inspired by the contemporary city. Beyond the characters, Superheroes in Gotham will consider the importance of New York as a creative force behind a uniquely American mythology.

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I always wonder who cleans up the damage left behind by a big superhero fight, and lately have wondered who caused the most damage. Home Advisor has created an infographic that breaks it down, and the results may surprise you.

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Here’s a weird little short film. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Anne Hathaway are supers battling one another for the big win. More interesting is the side story of the sidekicks who are trying to figure out their places in the universe.

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Poll of the Week
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Heroes, for whatever reason, tend to punch each other in the face when they meet for the first time. It’s only have beating each other to a pulp that they realize they should be working together for the greater good, and the story wraps a page later when the heroes punch the big bad in the kisser.  But do they have to fight? Can’t they all just get along? VOTE!

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This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast – COMICS AS MORAL PORNOGRAPHY!? Dr. Peter Coogan from the Institute for Comics Studies stops by to talk about why it is good to be bad.  

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This week on the Major Spoielrs Podcast: Nazis are good for Superheroes, Archie cancels its Kickstarter, and we take a look at UFOlogy #2, Fight Club 2 #1, Resident Alien, and Chrononauts 3.

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We’ve just about covered all the currently released LEGO DC Superheroes sets, but there are more on the way, and we have pictures from Toy Fair 2015. Note: There may be potential spoilers for upcoming movies, so read at your own risk.

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Top Five Sidekicks Top Five is a show where the hosts categorize, rank, compare, and stratify everything… from cars to gadgets to people and movies. From stuff that is hot, and things that are not nearly as interesting – it’s Top Five. What is a hero without a sidekick? A way for the average reader, listener, or viewer to get into the world of the hero, the sidekick is an all important aspect of any adventure duo. Indiana Jones had Shortround, Sherlock had Watson, but who are our Top Five Sidekicks?

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Press Release Superman died… and came back. Captain America died… and came back. Superheroes frequently die, and they always come back. American Comics, Literary Theory, and Religion: The Superhero Afterlife answers: Why?

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Michael Keaton is stepping back into the role of a superhero with Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman. Keaton isn’t the only actor in the film though as the latest poster shows who else is starring in this festival hit.

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