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Read Between the Lines: How The Comic Bag Destroyed Comics

Read Between the Lines: How The Comic Bag Destroyed Comics

The Spinner Rack Since the days of the gold rush, dreamers have run to find their fortune. And just as the first miners sold their played-out stakes to the wave of suckers, those who were there in the early days of comic speculating sold high to late-comers. You can draw a direct line from the

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Read Between the Lines: Happy Turkey Day from the Batman Family

In a Thanksgiving image released Tuesday, we get a glimpse at the Batman: Eternal cast having the most awkward Thanksgiving I can imagine. But who are a few of the mystery faces? And who is missing? (Right-click to download enlarged version) Left: ? Older man with white hair: Philip Kane is the safe money. There

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Read Between the Lines: Who are the Justice League 3000?

With the recent cancellation of the Legion of Super-Heroes title and the announcement that Justice League 3000 would be joining DC Comics’ New 52 this October, fans of both super-hero teams have been atwitter about the identities of the previewed characters. With little to no information to go on, speculation has run wild as to

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Read Between the Lines: Crisis on Infinite Wolverines

Age of Ultron ends not with a bang, but with complete nonsense. Once again the double standard of Marvel fan rage compared to DC fan rage has left me flumoxed. Marvel has essentially done Flashpoint, integrating the Ultimate Universe and Angela into the Marvel Universe and no one seems to have noticed. Age of Ultron

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Read Between the Lines: Who is Batwing?

The introduction of a new Batwing in April is building a bit of mystery. Writers Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray have hinted that the new Batwing may be a someone readers already know. In their recent interview with Comicosity, Palmiotti and Gray said that their vision of Batwing will tie closer to Batman Incorporated and the

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Read Between the Lines: I Come to Praise Damian Wayne, Not to Bury Him

Yes, it was planned all along. Yes, writers who have told us great stories with Damian over the past few years always knew that it would end here. Yes, editorial is supporting the decision of a creator, an area of complaint when not done. But… Here’s the deal. I never liked Damian. I tried reading

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Read Between the Lines: Spider-Man, 100 Steps At A Time

Amazing Spider-Man #700 came out this week and odds are you are going to react in an extreme way either for or against when you read it. Before that happens, let’s look back at the other 100th issue milestones from Amazing Spider-Man. Usually met with fanfare, it’s a bit of a mixed bag of the

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Read Between the Lines: Constantine’s Bulletin Board

Years ago, Rip Hunter’s chalkboard in the mini-series 52 gave readers many hints for upcoming stories all over the DC Universe. Though Rip hasn’t reappeared so far in the New 52 (though we know from the Justice League International Annual that he does exist), his chalkboard has been replaced by John Constantine’s bulletin board. In

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