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DC Comics May Be Killing Off Their Most Famous Black Character As Two More Creators Voluntarily Leave Their Titles

Character deaths aren’t an unusual thing in comic books but a huge nerve was hit yesterday when it was revealed DC Comics was planning to kill off Green Lantern John Stewart. The news came out amidst two more DC writers stepping off their new titles before any issues hit stores. Hit the jump for reasons, rumors, and more. 

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Oh My Stars and Garters

Neil deGrasse Tyson Wins The Snazziest Vest Contest For His Action Comics Appearance

Yesterday we told you astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson had helped DC Comics determine the exact location of Superman’s home planet Krypton. That was pretty cool news on its own but we also learned Tyson would be appearing in this week’s issue of Action Comics to give Superman a helping hand. And here, ladies and gentlemen, is a look at that appearance. Neil deGrasse Tyson, we love you. Click ahead for a few more panels of the astrophysicist in action.

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And Now For Something Completely Different

Nicolas Cage Finds A Movie He Won’t Star in: One About People Stealing His Comics

Point one: Back in 2001, thieves ran off with a copy of Action Comics #1, the first appearance of Superman and arguably the beginning of the superhero genre, that belonged to none other than Nicolas Cage.

Point two: It is now clear that there exists a movie role that Nicolas Cage will turn down.

Can you guess what these two facts have in common?

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: A Male Dazzler

This digital art by timberoo of DeviantArt depicts what the Marvel superhero Dazzler would look like if she were a man. Someone cosplay this, please. (via I Like Comics Too)

What else did we find on the good ol’ interwebs today? Hit the jump to find out! 

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Not all that glitters is gold

Batgirl, Action Comics, and Justice League‘s Second Printing Have Already Sold Out

Well, everybody, hope that your comic store ordered enough of Grant Morrison‘s Superman and Gail Simone‘s Batgirl, because they canst orda’ no more (uh, that’s a Popeye joke, not a typo. Maybe not the clearest thing I’ve ever written). On the final day on which retailers would be able to order copies of the second round of the DCnU #1s, it seems that they are anticipating a lot of demand for Clark Kent and Barbara Gordon’s first appearances in the DCnU, as well as for the second printing of Justice League #1, despite mixed reviews.

To clarify, this does not mean that you’ve missed your chance to get the books. Here’s what it does mean:

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