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  1. Superhero Origin Stories Are Less Tragic When Their Parents are Jerks

    Holy Rusted Metal Batman!

    To be fair, Batman's origin here doesn't just have to do with the disposition of his father, but I think we'd also feel less bad for him if his parents were the sort of people you wouldn't want to share a restaurant with.

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  2. Agent of S.T.Y.L.E. – The Flash Legacy!

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

    This week, CW released photos of actor Grant Gustin in his costume as the Flash, the scarlet speedster superhero soon to star in his own live-action series. You're all likely chatting about what you think about the suit and whether it looks like a cool, sleek costume or something that is sure to chafe a man regularly running faster than sound. In any event, it seemed like a good idea to look at the character's comic book counterparts. But we can't just talk about Barry Allen, the version of the Flash who will star in the live-action show. Barry's great, but he's just one part of a long legacy of lightning-themed champions of justice. So let's look at the history of the heroes called Flash (and some related characters).

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  3. Even More Sad Pop Culture Cuties

    Awwwwww

    JSalvador's sad pop culture drawings have been around for a good long while, but I can't get enough of the tragicomedy of them. You can find lots and lots of prints and other sad tiny art at his Etsy shop.

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  4. “Half Assed Cosplay Ideas” Tumblr Illustrates Comic Book Cosplay for Lazy People

    Why Not Do It With Some Style?

    Some cosplayers sink hundreds upon hundreds of dollars, and/or hundreds upon hundreds of hours, into creating that perfect costume. Artist Patrick Dean is not one of those people. Or he wouldn’t be, if he did cosplay. A self-described “cheapskate,” Dean created the Tumblr My Half Assed Cosplay Ideas for his cheat-sheet illustrations of how a theoretical cosplayer version of himself would dress as various superheroes using things he (mostly) already has around the house. I want someone to do a version of this for sci-fi action heroines now. Alas, I have not the drawing skills. Anyone? Bueller?

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  5. Crime-Fighting Superheroes In Michigan Split Up Over Irreconcilable Differences

    It's like Kramer vs. Kramer, but both Kramers

    It might be colder than previously thought possible in Michigan, but that doesn't stop a group of masked men from dressing up in tights and trying to save the world. Well okay, they're not really a group anymore, because the one who calls himself Batman got mad at the leader of the group and the two divided everyone with their crappy attitudes.

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  6. The Mary Sue’s Most Looked At Posts of 2013

    The Mary Sue

    On Tuesday we showed you our most commented on articles of 2013. It was a post full of the most contentious subjects in geekdom today: online and convention harassment, white washing, and, of course, the casting of Wonder Woman in a major movie adaptation. But chatter is only one way to know that a post grabbed a lot of attention. There's also views! So here are our 2013 posts that were seen by the most eyeballs. Your eyeballs.

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  7. These Frozen, Superhero Paper Snowflakes Aren’t Even Fair

    Fans Do Cool Things

    How?! The Frozen snowflakes behind the cut, created for Oh My Disney are by Kit Cameo, whose amazing snowflakes we've featured before. Comic Book Resources' Sonia Harris is responsible for the superhero designs, and while they're less intricate than the Frozen 'flakes, that means you have a better chance of being able to make them for yourself. To that end: Look! Designs that you can print out!

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  8. The Bay Area Adds To Batkid-Mania With Their Very Own Wonder Girl

    We Can Be Heroes

    You remember the fun San Francisco (and everyone else) had with Batkid, right? Well the Bay area town of Vallejo recently celebrated another young individual by turning them into a superhero for a day. Everyone, say hello to Monika Romo, aka Wonder Girl. 

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  9. Agent of S.T.Y.L.E.: Wonder Woman in Television

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

    Greetings, people of Earth. This is the beginning of a regular column wherein I will discuss the history and evolution behind various costumes and designs in superhero comics and other fun media. I'll also be throwing in my own opinions, which you can take or leave certainly since we all have different tastes. To kick things off, I thought it would be fun to talk about a lady first introduced in 1941: Wonder Woman AKA Diana Prince AKA Princess Diana of Themyscira, the Paradise Island. We now know for sure that Gal Gadot will be playing her in the as-yet-untitled sequel to Man of Steel that really seems like it should be titled Hey, We're Almost the Justice League. There's a lot of debate going on about how Wonder Woman should be portrayed. So to add food for thought, this time we look at how the amazing Amazon has been portrayed in live-action shows, with a couple of honorable mentions from comics and animation.

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  10. I’m Sorry, But You Can’t Actually Buy These Amazing Superhero Hoodies

    Today in Depressing

    But I'm feeling evil, so I've decided to show them to you anyway. Yes, these hoodies by deviantARTist seventhirtytwo are only concept designs, not actual products. Feel the pain. (via: Fashionably Geek)

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  11. Superheroes As Little Kids Will Save the World With Cuteness

    Awwwwww

    "You will never defeat me, Wonder Woman! Be prepared to... awwww, look at that face! And Spider-Man, with your little pantaloons. It's OK. You can arrest me." (by Alberto Varanda, via Nerd Approved)

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  12. Superheroes Are Super Fine (Art) In This Photoshop Challenge

    Excelsior!

    Worth1000 knows the way to our hearts: By mixing sci-fi and classical paintings. Last month we showed you the results of their Star Wars Photoshop challenge, where artists took characters from a galaxy far, far away and inserted them into works of fine art. They’ve run several challenges in the same vein, but with superheroes. Yes, there is a lot of Wonder Woman. Some of our favorites are behind the jump. (via: Geeks Are Sexy)

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  13. Zoe Saldana Says Guardians of the Galaxy Will Give Us A “New Way to View Superheroes”

    My Spidey Sense Is Tingling

    When Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy was first announced, many were shocked that such a team was being translated to the big screen. Considering Marvel movie fans are used to the Captain America-types, it's certainly a departure. But perhaps that's a good thing? Star Zoe Saldana seems to think so.

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  14. What Would Superheroes Do For Part-Time Jobs?

    My Spidey Sense Is Tingling

    Artist Chow Hon Lam has explored what famous heroes would do if they had to use their powers to get a little extra cash in this series called Part Time Job. I have to say, Batman is my favorite.

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  15. These Comic Book-Inspired Dresses Will Make You Hate That It’s Getting Cold Out

    Why Not Do It With Some Style?

    I'm feeling slightly bitter toward our readers in the southern hemisphere, since it's edging toward summer there and soon many of them will be able to wear these convertible dresses by Etsy seller Danielle Ward without having to layer them with sweaters and scarves and *shudder* pantyhose.

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  16. Tiny Princess Thor Is Cuter Than You Will Ever Be

    Supergirly

    Remember Tiny Princess Captain America? Well, this Halloween, the miniature hero took on another famous Marvel character, Thor. Her aunt, who made both costumes, said on her Tumblr:

    Tiny Princess Captain America finally outgrew her dress, so this Halloween, it was time for her long-promised Tiny Princess Thor! I think she might like this one better…it has a sparkly cape, after all. Also a hammer.

    We love your costume, too, Tiny Princess. The Tumblr post also includes links to help you replicate the costume so you can have a Tiny Princess Thor of your very own.

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  17. School Bans Superhero Costumes for Halloween

    This is how the Keene Act gets started.

    This morning a disturbing photo made its way onto the /WTF subreddit. It showed a letter sent home by a school informing parents that superhero costumes have been banned from school Halloween activities. What's even the point of Halloween then?

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  18. Feel Like A Hero In These DC Character Super Hoodies

    We Can Be Heroes

    Tumblr user thelittlestbat makes hoodies with a super attitude. We showed you some of them before here, but there's a new series called batfam; quoted that includes a phrase for each character. Looks like some comfy crime-fighting.

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  19. This Series of Superheroes and Villains As Squirrels Is Just Plain Nuts

    In Which We Make A Terrible Pun

    We've shared a few of Santiago Perez's superhero squirrels with you before, but it'd be absolutely squirrely of us not to show you the whole set. Yes, there is a Squirrel Girl squirrel. (via: Geeks Are Sexy)

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  20. These Geeky Dresses And Leggings Can Go On Your Christmas List Right Now

    Excelsior!

    Suckers Apparel has a whole collection of superhero-themed garments so you can fight crime while looking fabulous. The icing on the cake: it's called "Super Suckers." They saw the opportunity and they took it.

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