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There’s a pug on our desk.
There's a pug on our desk and we can't contain our excitement. Introducing anamorphic illusions from InstantPrint....
Theatre review: The Ballad Of Halo Jones
We review the adaptation of Alan Moore's classic comic into a stage play: The Ballad of Halo Jones....
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50 suits to celebrate Spider-man’s 50 years
2012 marks the 50th anniversary of Spider-man, and to commemorate such a feat Ian Nesbit thought he'd do what he did best and create 50 variants to his iconic suit throughout the years, on Microsoft Paint:...
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58 Marvel characters drawn on Microsoft Paint
58 Marvel characters drawn on Microsoft Paint, can you identify them all? ...
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Three comic book characters we may never get to see on film
Here are three stars of the panelled page that most definitely have the potential to bring something new to the subgenre of cinema – but only if Hollywood is prepared to take a risk on their unorthodox and very individual styles...
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The Wedding Of The Year: Same-Sex Superhero Style!
On June 20th Marvel are moving with the times with a wedding that has already stolen headlines. Rumoured for months the X-Man known, as Northstar (AKA Jean-Paul Beaubier) will be marrying his boyfriend in what is the publishers most high profile endorsement of LGBT rights. ...
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The History of The Avengers – 2010s: Avengers Assemble!
In the final part of Dan's odyssey through the history of The Avengers we arrive in the present with a quick look at recent adaptions and of course, the big release of The Avengers Assemble next month. ...
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The History of The Avengers Part 5 – The 2000s: The Disassembled, The New and The Ultimate
Ahead of the release of The Avengers Assemble, contributor Dan Cole is taking us through the comic book history of The Avengers. You can read the last installment here but here we’re going through the 2000s: The Disassembled, The New and The Ultimate. When Busiek left the book Geoff Johns took over writing duty. The future DC Comics top dog, tried to spice up the book by granting the Avengers international authority by the United Nations and added a new Ant-Man and Jack of Hearts, the explosive Avenger. It was a brief stint by Johns and as new writer Chuck Austen joined...
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The History of The Avengers Part 4 – The 1990s: Death, Rebirth and Return
Ahead of the release of The Avengers Assemble, contributor Dan Cole is taking us through the comic book history of The Avengers. You can read the first installment here but here we’re going through the The 1990s: Death, Rebirth and Return The 90s are an infamous decade in the comics book industry. The 80s saw works like Alan Moore’s Watchman and Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns. These books turned the industry upside down and in light of this fact the 90s seemed to be creatively bankrupt. Well that is an extreme view of it, but the early 90s Avengers weren’t doing so...
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The History of The Avengers Part 3 – The 1980s: Domestic Violence and The First Spin Off
Ahead of the release of The Avengers Assemble, contributor Dan Cole is taking us through the comic book history of The Avengers. You can read the first installment here but here we’re going through the 1980s: Domestic Violence and The First Spin Off. The Avengers in the 80s were defined by three things: Hank Pym’s breakdown, writer Roger Stern joining the book and the creation of The West Coast Avengers. Hank Pym’s breakdown was a mixture of an inferiority complex and identity problems (he changed his codename and costume a lot). This lead to him abusing his wife Wasp (image above), failing...
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