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  1. Agent of S.T.Y.L.E. – Captain Atom’s Atomic Ensemble! Part 1

    Agent of S.T.Y.L.E.

    For generations, humanity has been fascinated by the power and destructive force of atomic weapons. Tapping into this, multiple comic book publishers have featured heroes who have taken the name Captain Atom. You may know about Nathaniel Adam, the DC Comics hero who wields incredible quantum power. But what about the versions that preceded him? Let's take a look at the history of the heroes called Captain Atom, and a few related characters, from 1948 up to 1987. 

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  2. Fox Orders Pilot of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, So Yeah, That’s Gonna Go Well

    The veracity of this headline is, of couse, dependent on a completely alternative definition of "well."

    I don't know about you guys, but I'm starting to think that stories about supernatural steampunk 19th century figureheads and literary characters are kind of overdone at this point. I mean, once you've made Abraham Lincoln a vampire hunter, it's tough to get excited about Mina Harker. Fox clearly doesn't agree, however, because they're bringing Alan Quartermain and company back to live action with a new League of Extraordinary Gentlemen television series pilot. Right, because that went gangbusters the first time it was attempted in 2003. I'm sure we all look back fondly on the original film with absolutely no ill feelings or criticism.

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  3. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Are Getting a Television… Something

    Cautiously Optimistic

    Get ready to be reiminded that the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen movie was a thing that happened.

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  4. Someone Tried To Kickstart A Where the Wild Things Are Sequel Book

    Today In Obvious

    Why do people think they can get away with crowdfunding something that doesn't belong to them? 

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  5. 5 Nemos Who Won’t Ruin Your Plans And Leave You Snowbound This Weekend

    Winter storm Nemo is bearing down on the Northeast today, with snow already starting to pile up in Boston and outlying areas, while those in the New York area hope just to get back home before the worst of the storm lands here tonight. As tens of millions of us are watching our weekend plans buried in increasing snow drifts though, we wanted to remind you that not all Nemos are bad news. Some of them are pretty excellent, in fact, and in the interest of fairness, we present five of our favorites here for your consideration. Enjoy your weekends and stay warm, everyone.

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  6. Feel the Fury of Alan Moore in Before Before Watchmen [VIDEO]

    And So It Begins

    Alan Moore has made no secret his distaste for how DC has handled the rights to Watchmen. (Though "distaste" is a little light—maybe "apoplectic rage" would be better?). Mat Rees has therefore made Before Before Watchmen, a two-part series depicting Moore's reaction to prequel spinoff series Before Watchmen. You've brought this on yourself, DC. You should've known better than to make Alan Moore angry. You won't like him when he's angry.* *Yeah, I'm mixing Marvel and DC, what of it? Part two is behind the cut.

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  7. Once Upon A Time, Alan Moore Turned Down George R.R. Martin Who Turned Down Neil Gaiman [VIDEO]

    BAD IDEAS FROM SMART PEOPLE

    Writer George R.R. Martin is known for more than just his A Song of Ice and Fire series. For years he's been involved with a science fiction and superhero fantasy anthology called Wild Cards. We found out last year around this time it was going to be made into a film by Syfy and Universal, and while we have no word on the progress of that project, we did hear some interesting tidbits concerning the original anthology. Turns out, Martin was keen on getting Watchmen creator Alan Moore involved. He didn't want anything to do with it but someone else did. Martin described him as "a skinny british kid dressed all in black." Yup, a young Neil Gaiman wanted to create a character for Wild Cards but since he had no credits to his name at that point, Martin turned him down. He's obviously kicking himself now. Hit the jump to watch him tell the entire story because Gaiman chimes in near the end to tell his side of things and it's even worse than you can imagine.

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  8. Things We Saw Today: 1990s League Of Extraordinary Gentlepersons

    Things We Saw Today

    Mighty God King has updated Alan Moore's League of Extraordinary Gentleman to the 1990s. You can buy it on Etsy. (via io9) 

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  9. Before Watchmen: Minutemen #1 Is Not A Complete Travesty

    In an interview with Kurt Amacker of Seraphemera Books, Alan Moore said, "Unless it's as good as Watchmen or at least in the same ballpark, then it will end up as a complete travesty." It's not a complete travesty! Surprise!

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  10. Things We Saw Today: An AT-AT Shaped Cat Condo

    Things We Saw Today

    You know, for Meow Skywalker, the hilarious cat. See how it was made (and the tricked out interior) at Blastr.

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  11. Things We Saw Today: Darth Vader On a Vespa

    Things We Saw Today

    So, Darth Vader was cruising around on his vespa one sunny afternoon, when all of a sudden, a bus pulled up. Does the Sith Lord: a) Ask the bus driver for directions before strangling him with the Force, b) Board the bus and use the Force to propel the vespa into a safe parking spot, or c) Continue calmly to the nearest Red Mango? Choose your own adventure, everyone! (via Blastr)

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  12. The Watchmen Prequels: Allow Us To Explain

    Essay

    DC Comics, safe to say my biggest love-hate media relationship, announced this morning in an veritable online media blitz that they are working on seven new miniseries, each based on a different major character from Alan Moore's Watchmen, expanding and adding to the "Watchmen universe." Naturally, the comics world has kind of exploded. This post is going to serves two functions. First, I'm willing to guess that, fractured as the geek community is, there are a lot of you out there that don't understand why this move would be controversial, or why it touches on the subjects of creators rights, creative innovation, and the future of the mainstream comic industry in America. DC owns Watchmen, right? It's just like making more Superman, right? Is this just a bunch of nerds complaining about adaptations of '80s nostalgia and endless sequels, again? Second, I'm going to share some personal opinion. So lets start. Allow Us To Explain: Before Watchmen:

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  13. DC Officially Confirms Watchmen Prequels

    When you're dealing with a hallowed franchise like Watchmen, you have to watch your step around the rabid fanbase. Or maybe, you don't have to watch it at all, because no matter what you do, you're going to piss some of them off. In either case, DC Entertainment has just officially confirmed a set of Before Watchmen prequel comic books; guess who's pissed?

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  14. Want To Stop DC Comics From Making The Watchmen Prequel? There’s A Petition For That.

    Your Stupid Minds! Stupid! Stupid!

    Have you heard about DC Comics publishing another Watchmen book? Call it a Watchmen prequel, call it Watchmen 2 but it's been rumored for a while and seems to be finally coming to fruition. Thanks in part to some leaked art from the project, apparently codenamed "Panic Room," a petition has surfaced trying to end the comic full-stop. And no, the first name on the petition is not Alan Moore.

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  15. V For Vendetta Creators Are Proud The Guy Fawkes Mask Has Become A Protest Symbol

    Submitted For Your Approval

    Some celebrities wear a Guy Fawkes mask at comic book conventions to walk the floor unnoticed, some people wear it as a costume but the mask made popular by Alan Moore and David Lloyd in their 1980 comic series V for Vendetta has also become a symbol for the masses, something the creators are particularly proud of. 

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  16. Alan Moore on Women and Comics

    This Makes Sense

    The Independent published an interview with Alan Moore yesterday, and asked him about what everybody in the comics industry is getting asked these days: women. Specifically, about how to get more women to read comics. Moore could only speak from his twenty or thirty-odd years of experience:
    I thought, well if you do more stories that are aimed at women, you'll get more women reading the comics. It would seem fairly simple and straightforward, but there was a lot of resistance [to the idea].
    Just to make sure we're all on the same page, Moore is talking about the process behind getting The Ballad of Halo Jones made, a story that was published in 1984.

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  17. It’s Alan Moore’s Birthday, and He’d Like Your Help With Something [Video]

    It is a gift!

    So, today is Alan Moore's birthday, and you might be thinking to yourself, "What can I do for Alan Moore on his birthday?" Well, here is one thing: support the effort to get a memorial built to commemorate the late cartoonist/curmudgeon Harvey Pekar in his hometown of Cleveland Heights, Ohio. We urge you to spend the next few minutes listening to the creator of V for Vendetta and Watchmen tell you exactly why Pekar deserves such a monument. And if you do, help out, Alan Moore might even talk to you (via video conference or maybe even in person)! More information can be found on the Kickstarter page, where fundraising is still going on for the next 16 days and they are less than $1,500 short of their $30,000 goal. (via Estate of Harvey L. Pekar on Vimeo)

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  18. Marvel Announces Barnes & Noble Nook Deal For Digital Comics

    Breaking

    This morning, editorial director of Marvel.com, Ryan Penagos, live tweeted from Barnes & Noble's NOOK event in New York City. Why was the Marvel employee in attendance? In addition to revealing their new Nook tablet, Barnes & Noble announced they would soon be carrying Marvel digital comics on the device in their first-ever electronic pairing with the bookseller. 

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  19. George R.R. Martin’s Superhero Anthology Wild Cards Coming To Theaters

    Winter Is Coming

    With all the Game of Thrones hoopla these days, you may not be aware that author of the best-selling A Song of Ice and Fire series, George R. R. Martin, has also been involved with a long-running science fiction and superhero fantasy anthology as well. It's called Wild Cards and it's just been optioned for a movie by Syfy Films and Universal Pictures. The future is coming...? 

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  20. Spread The Word: Mark Hamill Would Voice The Joker For The Killing Joke

    Fangasm

    I'm a happy camper when I hear either Kevin Conroy or Mark Hamill's names associated with Batman and the Joker. The two actors have become synonymous to those roles thanks to Bruce Timm's Batman: The Animated Series and subsequent features in which they appear. Most recently, the duo lent their voices to the sequel to the video game Batman: Arkham Asylum, Arkham City, but Hamill caused a stir when he tweeted something just a few days ago that led us all to believe that was his last time playing the Joker. Hamill has now ammended his statement to add a few exceptions to his new no-Joker rule - more Arkham and the controversial Alan Moore story, The Killing Joke

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