Comic Fodder : Comic Book Commentary

Superman and the Sprawling Storyline

In 2006, DC Comics started a sprawling storyline for the Man of Steel. In 2010, the storyline is drawing to a close. Taking a look at DC's grand experiment with storytelling and editorial direction.
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Art Imitates Life and Vice Versa

TV, comics, everyone's getting married. Copycats!
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DC Re-Assignment: Blackest Day? Brightest Night?

DC Comics announced a shake-up in management. We probably better talk about it.
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Facebook + Comics = ?

How social networks have affected the comic book industry ...and your personal life. Part 4 in the series, The Pervasiveness of Comics in Life.
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Tpull�s Top Five Mini-Series of 2009

The best of the �limited� comic book series this year.
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Some Odd DC Comics Moments of the 'Oughts

Looking at some of the odder moments in the 00's at DC Comics: Batman/ Cap! Supergirl Relaunch! Countdown! DC and Moore! and Super Legal Briefs!
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Closing Out the Decade in Comics

A Comic Fodder writer attempts to take a look at the past ten years in comics. Comics reflecting the world, changing entertainment, corporate shake-ups, and more..!
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DC's Earth One Initiative: Expanding the Base

DC announced all-new original graphic novels featuring Batman and Superman. Is DC looking beyond the comic shop as it maps out its future?
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The New DC Explosion

Is DC finally "beating" Marvel?
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Reruns: The Flash, Guest-starring... Another Flash!

Why are multiple characters with the same name a symptom of the problems plaguing all of pop culture? Part two of two.
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A Superhero By Any Other Name

Too many characters have the same name. Part one of two.
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Comics on TV � Bonus Castle Coverage!

Part 3 in a series, The Pervasiveness of Comics in Life
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Copyrights for Kirby

A look at the Kirby estate's copyright move.
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Disney/Marvel Merger Lawsuit Madness!

Because comic companies never get tired of being sued.
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Lamentations for Levitz

The corporate shakeup marks the end of an era.
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DC's "Me Too!" Response to Marvel

How the two companies stack up against each other for their future as franchises.
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I Wonder if Didio�s Renumbering Challenge is Lame

Notice how there has never been a debate at DC over renumbering a male comic hero�s title.
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Project Superpowers vs. the Twelve

Which old-time comic book heroes will come out on top?
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Follow the Creators, or Follow the Characters?

Choose your poison: do you read the title no matter who is on it, or do you ignore characters and follow your favorite creative team?
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Comics Enter Politics� Sort Of

Comic books leap into political biographies, parody, and more. Momentary trend, or the beginning of a new explosion?
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Marvel�s Super Stock

Updated analysis using the company's 2nd quarterly earnings report, and corrections for a number of other reports that may have misled on the facts.
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And the Winner is... Nobody!

Is the comic blogosphere full up?
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Event or Story Arc?

The line between meta-story, crossover, themes and reboots gets blurred.
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That�s All (A Mistake), Folks!

The official media goofs on simple pop culture.
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The Previews Top 100 Comic Sales for April

Looking at monthly sales through Diamond�s prism: What happened that nobody else on the internet is talking about?
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Deconstruction/Reconstructing the Legion

Can DC bring back the magic to our heroes from the future?
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How to Abandon All Your Favorite Characters

Why are the two big comic publishers jettisoning all of their most popular characters?
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ComicFodder Wants You! (Maybe)

Do you like comics? Have something to say? Inquire within for a place to hang your hat!
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Restoring Len Wein�s Collection

Spreading the word about the fire at Len Wein's house, and what people are doing to help.
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DC's Trinity: Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder?

Is removing DC's Trinity from the DCU three times since '06 a test of reader patience, or is it actually achieving the intended result?
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The DC Trinity Revisited

Some of the results from readers on what their choices might be.
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Of Technology and Fame on Comic Blogs

Do tags hurt? Does constant posting actually decrease the audience?
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Who Should Really Be in DC's Trinity?

Should we switch out one person... or more?
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Comic Price Increases: Are We Paying for the Web-Fluid Now, Too?

Will the new cost actually change my shopping habits?
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Marvel and DC's Questionable Girl-Pal Books

DC and Marvel each have an upcoming "gal pal" superhero comic series en route. Can either of them pull it off without the usual missteps?
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DC Abandons the Big Three

Is DC ditching their main characters, and why?
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Market Share: How Big is Big Enough?

Examining the size and shape of the comic industry.
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The Signal Watch - 03/31/2009

DC Adds Content/ Raises Prices, Wednesday Comics, Occasional Superheroine hangs up her cape, Faces of Evil, Bat-Question
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DC's Missed Chance at Diversity

Opportunity knocked, but the heroes didn�t answer the door.
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The Signal Watch - Week 03/18/2009

More on Watchmen, DCU Animated movies, Joker inspired crimes, Sterling at 40, Moving from Online Ordering Back to the Comic Shop
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One of the Comics Crew Watches Watchmen

One of our comic bloggers Watches the Watchmen, and finds himself saying "Hurm..."
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The Signal Watch - Week 3/5/2009

Final Crisis and trade collections, Fanboy Wonder Returns!, STAPLE! in Austin, eComics, Blog@
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The Signal Watch - Week 3/1/2009

Scans Daily Shut Down, Ennis's Battlefields war comics, Watchmen coming soon
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Give me eComics (and Trades) or Give me Death (or not)

We look at trends for DC comics and what eComics and trades mean for the floppy
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The Signal Watch - Week 02/18/09

Mighty Avengers recall, DC May Solicits, Super Gambling, Superheroes and Basketball, Comics are baby food, Whatever happened...?, After Watchmen
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The Signal Watch - Week 02/13/09

Digital Comics, Batwoman and Rucka, Manga Cliffs Notes, Lantern Quiz, some NYCC stuff of interest, new Superman movie
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DC's Problem with Teams

The choice of team name, to be more specific. Who knew I had another rant in me so quickly?
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Mini-Rant: The Trouble with Covers

What do you do when the carpet doesn�t match the drapes in comics?
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All the Superhero Stories Have Already Been Told

Our columnist takes exception to the idea that in super-hero comics, its all been done
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Who Do You Want to be a Black Lantern?

Out of all the comic book characters, you get to choose from the dead.
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The Signal Watch: Week Three

Dracula, Occasional Superheroine, Ending Superman Comics, Final Crisis (sort of), Scott Pilgrim
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The President and Comic Books

How Comic Books Are Taking Over the World. Part 3 of a 10-part series.
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The Signal Watch: Week Two

How can Comic Fodder Serve You? Spidey and Obama and a lot of nonsense. Batman RIP? Blackest Night Spoilers? A Change Up on the Superman Titles. Other Bloggers.
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Your Complaints Re: Final Crisis are Wrong

Ryan takes a look at some common complaints about Final Crisis and tells you why they don't hold water
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The Signal Watch - Pilot Installment

Ryan launches a new column. We discuss: Race, Politics and Gender issues in comics. Week 1 and we're off to the races!
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What�s Up with Marvel�s Sex Change?

Why are all the comic book guys turning into gals lately?
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The Failure of Cross-Over Events

Ryan just read "Invasion!" and "Millennium" for the first time, and is reminded why he wasn't a huge fan of DC at one time
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Tpull�s Top Ten Mini-Series of 2008

The best of the �limited.�
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Tpull�s Top Ten Favorite Series of 2008

The best series for the entire year.
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2008: A Year That Was (Part 3)

Ryan wraps it up by discussing some of his favorite items in comics for 2008
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How is Global Warming Affecting the Comic Book Industry?

Two words: not much.
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2008: A Year That Was (Part 2)

Ryan hits the mid-point of his year-ending columns, discussing some of the low points in comics and comic culture for 2008.
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Dan Didio is Trying to Melt My Brain

With Batman R.I.P. a narrative wreck, Didio tries a new tactic: melting the brains of DC fans
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2008: A Year That Was (Part 1)

One columnist looks at 2008 for DC Comics, comic lists, and more...
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Comics are Alive and Well...in Europe

Recently I had the opportunity to visit Paris, France and St. Gallen, Switzerland. I was elated to see that nearly everywhere I went that you had readily accessible comics.
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Must There be a Superman (Origin Reboot)?

Our Superman Fan looks at the why's and wherefore's of the upcoming retelling of Superman's origin story in "Superman: Secret Origin"
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The Curious Case of "Batman R.I.P."

The conclusion to the much-hyped Batman R.I.P. storyline was released this week (Batman #681). One of our columnists found himself a bit puzzled.
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DC (Delicious Comic) Turkeys

In honor or Thanksgiving, we give thanks for really bad-decisions at DC Comics (both past and present)
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World Leaders Who Read Comics

How Comic Books Are Taking Over the World. Part 1 of a 10-part series.
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Counterpoint: The New Rise of DC

Is the Glass Half Full at DC?
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The Decline at DC Comics

Our DC FanBoy thinks it may be time for a break-up with his longtime love
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Turning History to Superheroes

A look at comics' weird relationship with historical and political figures
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Sign the "Comics Cost Too Much" Petition

You know what always works? Petitions. Tell Marvel and DC to quit raising prices, and maybe even lower them
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Flagging Economy = Doom for Comics?

As the economy takes a downturn, what can the publishers do to keep afloat when their product is a luxury item?
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What If the Helicarrier Was Real?

Truth is sometimes stranger than fiction.
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The Online Comics Code of Conduct

How do the honorable comic fans behave online?
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Saying Goodbye to Jonathan Kent

Pa Kent's death is as inevitable as Kryptonite in the Superman mythos. We take a look at the character, his many deaths, and take time to say adios.
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What Books Should I Read If I Am Interested In Comics?

The first in an occasional series. Our focus? Color!
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Hiring Policies for Writers at DC

DC's bullpen is a who's who of B-List writers. What DC is doing, why it doesn't work, and some of what they could be doing.
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Note to Main Media: Stop Ruining My Comics!

If you have managed to avoid Action Comics #870, don�t read this yet.
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What Non-DC Stuff Does the DC Nerd Read?

A DC-centric columnist comes clean on what else he's picking up at his local comic shop.
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DC Heroes: Worst Parental Figures Ever

DC Heroes are known round the world for their acts of selflessness. But for some reason, kids who come near them end up in an infinitely worse state than before they met the heroes. We count 'em down.
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DC Cancels Minx Line of Comics

DC has canceled its Young Adult line aimed at young women and girls. Our unqualified columnist isn't surprised the effort bombed.
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When Politics Intersects with Comics

Who says Ryan is the only one who gets to have fun with this? Here�s your fair and balanced response!
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DC Universe Decisions: The Complication of Lois Lane

DC Comics has released a comic in which they assign party affiliations to their heroes. One reader looks at why this idea was doomed to failure before it began.
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My Favorite Comic Book Games - Part II

Part II of the comic fun. Don't try to play them all in one night!
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Superheroes Should Have Super Friends

Superhero fights are fun, but superheroes are in danger of losing the supporting casts and remarkable relationships that make them worth reading
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How to Get Printed in A Letter Column

Tips and tricks for seeing your name in comic book print.
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Superman: Not Complex or Cool

With another possible film on the horizon, a Superman fan looks at why Superman isn't considered cool
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There�s a Reason Why We Are Confused

Why is it so hard to follow the story these days? And what does this mean for the entire industry?
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Making the DC Universe a Single Story

One reader champions the idea of a hierarchy for writers within the DCU
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What Do I Look for in a Comic Book Store? � Part Two

Part 2 of 2. What traits make you call your local comic store �home?"
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What Do I Look for in a Comic Book Store? � Part One

Part 1 of 2. This part talks about what to look for when traveling abroad.
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The Silence of the Low-Selling Title

Our columnist looks at the quick, quiet death of newer titles, and what DC could be doing to prevent these titles from winding up in an early grave.
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Need for a Policy Change at SDCC

One comic fan joins in the mob asking ComicCon to put in policies regarding harassment at SDCC.
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Everybody's a Fan Boy (But Me)

One comic reader considers the common fanboy complaint: The writers of their comics are acting like a bunch of fanboys.
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What's Wrong at Both Marvel and DC?

Ryan just played Santa Claus, now I get to be the Grinch.
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DC Comics: Better than Advertised

Cutting through the internet noise and the hype of ComicCon to find what's working in the actual comics at DC
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The Best Part of ComiCon

Technically, it wasn�t �part� of the Con�
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A Friendly Non-Attending ComicCon Rebuttal

What you get for going, what you�re missing, and why I still didn�t go this year.
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Non-Attending ComicCon

Last weekend comic geeks were either in San Diego for ComicCon, or close to their computers, catching up on the news. One comic geek sorts through the cultural event, without ever attending.
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DC Comics and the Success of Dark Knight

DC Comics and WB have seen a huge success with the release of Dark Knight. What does it mean for the comics, and what can they do to keep the hits coming?
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A Publisher�s Necessary Evil? Ye Olde Dreaded Reviewer

Why do comic book publishers need their critics?
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The Function of a Comic Book Reviewer

They do serve a purpose! But do all reviewers understand their job correctly?
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Hey, Kids! Stay Away from Comics!

"The Dark Knight" and other movies are bringing the surprisingly complex (to the masses) world of comics to the public. So where does that leave the little kids who think Batman is kind of keen, too?
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Final Crisis - I Heart Continuity

DC's event "Final Crisis" is taking some lumps in the blogosphere. You're with it or against it. One reader is decidedly throwing in with Morrison on this one.
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Reading Comics = Freedom

Hey, Nation! It�s your birthday! Why is reading so important? And why comic books, of all things?
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Gone Monthly: Breaking the Weekly Cycle

A look at the outdated sales and distribution model used by DC and Marvel, and how paper and Previews are bad for readers.
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Special Review: What in the (censored) is going on at DC?

The real life behind-the-scenes drama is overshadowing the comics themselves. Remember when all we wanted to do was read a good comic book?
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In What Order Do You Read Your Comic Books?

There�s a method to my madness. Is there a madness in your method?
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DC Comics: So What's Gone Right?

DC is having some trouble managing their universe, but that doesn't mean Didio's reign at DC has been void of success. We take a look at what you can put in a "win" column.
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DC Comics: Didio's Final Crisis

DC's year-long series "Countdown" was a mess, and the effects are being felt in "Final Crisis". DC Editorial needs a brand new bag.
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Why I Don�t Collect More Trades

The advantages and disadvantages of buying trade paperbacks instead of comic books.
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You get more� more� MORE!

We�ve got some big changes coming to the comic section of Filmfodder!
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Justice League: New Frontier DVD Review

The formation of the Justice League comes home in the newest DC direct-to-DVD film inspired by Darwyn Cooke's masterpiece. Review inside.
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Tpull's Weekly Marvel Comics Review

Amazing Spider-Man 549, Annihilation: Conquest 4, Ms. Marvel 24, Silver Surfer: In Thy Name 4, and Uncanny X-Men 495
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Is Art Important?

In the collaborative medium of comics, does one element mean more to you than the next? Is it artist? Is it writer? Or is it title?
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Tpull's Weekly Marvel Comics Review

Couple good, couple bad, and a couple of ehh's. Annihilation: Conquest 3, Exiles 1, Ms. Marvel 23, Silver Surfer: In Thy Name 3, Thunderbolts 118, and Uncanny X-Men 494
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Marvel hits the reset button on Spider-Man

The conclusion of the One More Day storyline is just that - one more boring day.
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Tpull's Weekly Marvel Comics Review

Here's your holiday treat: reviews of Cable and Deadpool 48, Exiles 100, The Immortal Iron Fist 11, New X-Men 45, and What If? Civil War
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State of a Comic Book Company: Marvel's Money

A special look at the earnings of a comic book company: Analysis of Marvel’s third quarter earnings.
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Tpull's Weekly Marvel Comics Review

Three great reads, two good ones, and two that you could do without. Which is which? Annihilation: Conquest 2, Ms. Marvel 22, Silver Surfer: In Thy Name 2, The Twelve #0, Uncanny X-Men 493, What If… X-Men: Rise and Fall of the Shi’ar Empire 1, and X-Men: Die by the Sword 4
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Tpull's Weekly Marvel Comics Review

Cable and Deadpool 47, Daredevil 102, The Sensational Spider-Man 41, Wolverine: Origins 19, X-Men 205, and X-Men: First Class 6
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Tpull's Weekly Marvel Comics Review

Captain America: The Chosen 3, Marvel Zombies 2 #1, New Excalibur 24, Penance: Relentless 2, Wolverine: Origins 18, and X-Men: Emperor Vulcan 2
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How Not to Write a Comic Book

Have you ever read something so bad that you felt compelled to point to it as a warning? Look inside for the full story on the latest dreaded issue of the Fantastic Four, #550.
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Comic Book Fan Rant about Covers

It’s Fanrant time! Whose bright idea was it to split a great group cover into two separate covers for the same issue? Jerks!
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Tpull's Weekly Marvel Comics Review

New X Men 42, Penance: Relentless 1, Quasar 3, Thor 3, and Wolverine: Origins 17
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Tpull's Weekly Marvel Comics Review

The good, the bad, and the confusing. Amazing Spider-Man 544, Exiles 98, Ms. Marvel 19, New Excalibur 23, Uncanny X-Men 490, Wolverine 57, and Wraith 3.
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The Mysterious Death of Captain America

Shouldn't such a huge comic book story-line make sense without having to do tons of research?
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Tpull's Weekly Marvel Comics Review

Reviews! Get yer reviews right here! Fantastic Four 548, The Marvel Tarot One-Shot, Ms. Marvel 18, and Thor 2
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The Comicon 2007 Experience

Here's a glimpse inside the San Diego Comicon. Some stuff on comics, on movies, and on tips if you go!
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Editorial Help in a Managed Comic Universe

Know how useful footnotes are sometimes when you're doing research? Guess what, comics need footnotes these days.
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Blogging "Countdown": 6

Man's inhumanity to man takes a back seat to man's inhumanity to continuity.
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How Do I Organize My Comics? Part Two

The conclusion of some tips on how to manage your massive comic book collection. Save you time. saves you money. Sees through clothes! Okay, I made that last part up.
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Blogging "Countdown": 5

Fanboys cross the line! And then post an angry blog comment about the line's new creative team.
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Blogging "Countdown": 4

What does it mean when A GOD DIES? Is it funny like when a clown dies?
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Women and Comics: The Market Notices

How Marvel and DC are trying to draw in female readers to grow their male-dominated business.
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Blogging "Countdown": 3

The Marvel Entertainment Group's 2007 Annual Investor Report -- is it the Tristram Shandy of Earth-22? Is Dan Didio the Italo Calvino of Earth-Prime? U DECIDE!
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Blogging "Countdown": 2

Ryan and Jason start an online conversation around DC's comics event of 2007, Countdown.
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Blogging "Countdown": 1

Ryan and Jason start an online conversation around DC's comics event of 2007, Countdown.
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What do Women Want in Superhero Comics?

Superhero comics are usually considered to be created by and for boys. So what can the publishers do to attract female readership to superhero comics?
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Webcomics and the Industry Landscape - An Introduction

The landscape of the sequential art/comic book medium has changed more noticeably than ever before.
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Your Star Wars Comics Primer

The Star Wars universe is thriving in monthly comics. But which title is right for you?
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DC Comics You Should be Reading: The Spirit

The classic character returned in a new series, but sales are slow. Why you might want to give The Spirit a chance.
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Can Comic Writers Create New Comic Readers?

Do comic book writers have an obligation to create new readers for their title? Even at the expense of old readers?
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DC's One Year Later: One Last Time

A final look back on DC's One Year Later, and how "52" may have hurt more than it helped DC.
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It's Marvel Time! Can't Wait for June...

It's time to take a look into the future at OUR selections for the new Marvel solicitations...
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Looking Ahead with the DCU: A Look at Con Reports

DC Comics has big plans for 2007. A lot of the focus appears to be on counting down to something in 2008.
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A Masters in DC Universe, a Minor in Wildstorm - Part 2

A look at the benefits of continuity for the comic fan as readers embrace Infinite Earths.
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What If? DCU Civil War

Marvel's Civil War is wrapping up. If the same rules were applied, how would things shake out in the DCU?
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Marvel's "Civil War" Comes to Surprisingly Logical Conclusion

Marvel's "Civil War" didn't end in classic comic fashion (IE: punching things solved nothing). Comic Fodder asks readers to sound off.
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DC Sales for January 2007

Was DC Top of the Charts in January? No. So what happened?
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Countdown: DC's Next Weekly Comic

DC plans another weekly series, but this time, DC says it will act as the backbone for the entire year's events.
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Bringing Back Jason Todd

In 1988 a phone-in vote killed the second Robin. Two years ago, a writer trying to create a stir brought back the deadest character in the DCU. We're left with a lot of questions.
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DC Solicitations: May 2007

A quick look at the comics coming our way from DC Comics in May.
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Marvel's Licensing Department Reaches Ludicrous Speed

Marvel's licensing department isn't above licensing their characters for shoddy product. But now they've moved from the goofy to the sublime.
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A Masters in DC Universe, a Minor in Wildstorm - Part 1

A look at the ridiculous level of extra work involved in keeping up with the DCU to which readers of DC Comics have grown accustomed.
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Shazam Quiz: Dueling Marvels

Two Shazam series! Two approaches. One talking tiger. Let's get the conversation started.
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King "Slings" at Marvel

Marvel drops the ball by promising King but only delivering David.
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Weekly Comics: Before and After 52

A quick look at two pre-52 attempts at weekly comics and what they can tell us about what not to do after 52.
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It's Marvel Time - Can't Wait for April....

Shawn's back with a look into Marvel's future...
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DC Nation: Berganza's Bizarre Plea for Supergirl

With sales falling, Supergirl editor's appeal to readers reveals more than he ever intended.
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Checkmate: Best DC Comic You Aren't Reading

A look at the DCU's new espionage/political thriller (with superheroes!)
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a look at DC Comics December Sales

a look at DC's place in the world of comic sales, December 2006
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six-issue story arcs + new creative teams = bad comics

Long-term writing assignments? Character development? Too much to hope for?
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DC Comics: Taking a look at the state of the OYL Titles (and more!) - part 3b

Part 3b is our final installment in our overview of the One Year Later assualt of titles by DC. The Spectre/ Tales of the Unexpected, Ion, Secret Six, OMAC
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DC Comics: Taking a look at the state of the OYL Titles (and more!) - part 3a

Rather than launch a whole new line of ongoing titles, DC tested the waters with some mini-series. How did they stack up? In part 3a, we look at: Uncle Sam, Martian Manhunter, Creeper, and Trials of Shazam
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DC Comics: Taking a look at the state of the OYL Titles (and more!) - part 2

With "One Year Later", DC relaunched several perennial titles with a new first issue. Why on Infinite Earths would they do that? JLA, JSA, The Flash, Wonder Woman
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Manga Simpsons and Futurama....SOOOO AWESOME!

Check out two awesome anime-style re imaginings of the Simpsons and Futurama.
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DC Comics: Taking a look at the state of the OYL Titles (and more!) - part 1

DC Comics review: a look at some new ongoing comics! Blue Beetle, The All-New Atom and Shadowpact
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DC's One Year Later: Did it work?

In the wake of commercial and mixed-critical success, several questions hover over the entire line of DCU comics, such as: is the success of DC's "52" at the expense of every other comic in the DC line?
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News for the New Year....

A Brief but heartfelt commentary on the state of all things Comic Fodder.
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Aquaman Hates You -- And He's Here To Tell You That

Aquaman is pissed and he's letting you know.
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Friday the 13th....Today I'm Talking About Vicious Circle Project

Self promotion...Vicious Circle Project...project updates!
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Physics of Superheroes -- Science Explains Everything

Learn something while you read your comics. A professor of physics teaches us the science of superheroes.
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The Five Worst Story Arcs of All Time...

What are the five worst story arcs of all time? Here are my picks.
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December in September - Diamond Previews

Diamond comics has released the solicitations for December.
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Charlie Huston Article on CBR

Charlie Huston, writer of Marvel Comics "Moon Knight", also writes some of the best crime fiction you will ever read...want to know more?
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Avengers Assemble...For Hollywood!

The big news today is the announcement that Marvel Films plans to release an "Avengers" movie to theaters sometime in the next few years.
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"Holy Homos, Batman" or Homosexuality in Comics

If Clark Kent went home to Louis Long instead of Lois Lane would he be any less of a Superman?
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Morrison and Millar Try To Save Marvel 2099

Remember when Marvel jumped to the future with its 2099 series? Well I do and so do Mark Millar and Grant Morrison. They had a cure for the failing Universe. Here it is:
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Best Creator Message Boards and Websites

A list of the top five creator message boards and websites that you should all go visit NOW!
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Has Borders Said 'NO' to Monthlies?

Rumor has it that Borders bookstore is considering discontinuing their monthly comic subscriptions and selling only trades and graphic novels. Is this the end of the world as we know it?
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Top Ten Unmanliest Superheroes -- A Rebuttal

www.bamkapow.com claims it has a list of the Top Ten Unmanliest Superheroes...we think they are wrong...mostly.
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Random News Bits From Around the Net

ITEM! Today we have ITEM!s of note from across the comic book related internet. Click here, read a bit, follow the links and have a nice day.
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Great Comics That You Should Be Reading

A selection of trade paperbacks that you should read. This is a MUST LIST for people new to the world of comic book entertainment.
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A Late Column About Delays

A late column, an anxious writer, snakes, planes and Civil War delays. It will all make sense soon.
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Wordballoon.com: "The Bendis Tapes"

What is wordballoon.com? Only one of the coolest Mp3/podcast comic creator site on the internet. The best part? It's all free!
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Decompression Misconception

A long and decompressed article on the misconceptions of decompression in comics.
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Drunken Dave's 17 Ways to Fix Comics

In an alcohol induced haze, Drunken Dave comes up with 17 ways to improve the comic book industry.
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Fan-Fiction Time: "Indiana Jones and the Book of the Dead" Part 2

Fan-Fiction Time - a new feature exclusive to Comic Fodder, where we explore the potential of some of our favorite comic book properties. Today, Indiana Jones meets Captain America. Part 2!
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What is "Scott Pilgrim"?

Drunken Dave takes a closer look at comic book sensation, "Scott Pilgrim" and the state of manga vs. superhero comics.
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Fan-Fiction TIme: "Indiana Jones and the Book of the Dead"

Fan-Fiction Time - a new feature exclusive to Comic Fodder, where we explore the potential of some of our favorite comic book properties. Today, Indiana Jones meets Captain America. Part 1!
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NEWS BITES: Singer, Timm and Simone

Tiny slivers of comic book news you can sink your teeth into. Today: Gail SImone, Bryan Singer and Bruce Timm!
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Four Reasons I Love Comics (and You Should Too)

Four reasons why you should read comic books. Either you will run out and buy one, already read them or came to this site thinking there would be stand-up comedy here. Enjoy!
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Superheroes Hate James Marsden

Despite having featured roles in "Superman Returns" and the "X-Men" series, James Marsden can't get any superhero respect.
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What role will Punisher play in "Civil War?"

Joe Quesada hints to the Punisher's role in "Civil War." We question this possible spoiler.
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The Comic Renaissance, Grandpa Joe's and David and Shawn

Drunken Dave, comics reviewer extraordinaire, takes a few moments to look back on the beginning of this era of comics.
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Captain America Goes to the DCU

Last week we moved Batman into Marvel. This week Captain America makes the transition to the DCU.
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DC Comics...stop being jerks and gimmie more HITMAN! (Part 2)

Wanna know what we think are the top twenty best things about Hitman? Too bad, we're gonna tell you anyway!
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DC Comics...stop being jerks and gimmie more HITMAN! (Part 1)

The Hitman series was awesome. So why did DC Comics stop release the collected issues over five years ago? Shawn asks this question.... loudly. Part 1 of 2.
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Comic-Con 2006....Are You Prepared?

Warren Ellis (writer: Nextwave) calls it the Nerd Prom and he isn't far from the truth. Comic-Con International 2006 is on its way and this year is looking to be bigger than ever.
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Batman Comes To Marvel

What if Batman moved to Marvel's New York City? Would the Joker come after him? Would he clash with the Marvel heroes? Will he join the Registration Act or fight against it? We explore this and more inside.
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Michael Chabon Writes the Marvel Universe

Author Michael Chabon wrote two pitches for movies based on Marvel Comics properties and he's posted both on his website for us to disect and discuss.
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Scott Pilgrim Behind the Scenes

A link to a behind the scenes look at the sketch pad of Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O’Malley.
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Joe Quesada Angers The Entire Female, Comic-Reading, Population

Are women excluded from the comics industry or are there just not enough female writers working on mainstream superhero pitches?
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DC vs Marvel: Clash Of The Corporations

DC vs Marvel? Washington Post a great article on just that topic. We'll discuss this and other related things, plus learn which Universe Comic Fodder would rather live in (here's a hint: Jean Grey is piece of @$$)!
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Comic Fodder: Fun Format Friday!

Weekend news, the future of the site and more.
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There Be Pirates Forcing Change In Comic Land

Will the illegal downloading of comic books lead to the eventually digitization of comics and the death of print comics? We debate. You decide.
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Spiderman 3 Trailer Crawls The Web

The Spiderman 3 teaser trailer that is available online for all to see will be reviewed, plus some random thoughts on the third part of this magnificent trilogy discussed at length.
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Welcome to the newest blog inthe Fodder Network family...COMIC FODDER! Here there be news, reviews, commentary and even a little Pirate Speak.
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