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You Won’t Want to Miss Our Top Picks for Free Comic Book Day 2018

Put on some pants and step into the sunlight: it's Free Comic Book Day! The annual event is a celebration of small businesses that encourages you to think intergalactic and shop local. Remember, while the comics may be free for us, vendors actually have to pay to stock them, so throw them some support if you're able.

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Trailer Drops for Hope Larson’s New Graphic Novel, All Summer Long

Will I read this book? Yes, yes I will.

Hope Larson (A Wrinkle in Time) is back with a new coming-of-age graphic novel, All Summer Long that is sure to give us all the feels. The Eisner winner wrote and illustrated the novel, which centers on thirteen-year-old Bina, whose summer plans are derailed when her best friend Austin leaves town for soccer camp. As Bina begins her endless summer, she falls in love with playing the guitar, exploring new music, and making new friends.

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Geeky L.A. Treasure Meltdown Comics to Close After 25 Years. TMS Says Goodbye.

There are institutions that you assume will be around forever. Places that you count on to be there when your friends come to town, or when you're randomly looking for something to do. Places that you take for granted until they go away, and you realize just how much they meant. Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles is one of those places, and its owner announced yesterday that they will soon be closing their doors after 25 years.

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Exclusive: Women’s History Month Comic and Brief Q&A With Lucy Knisley

We continue our showcase of speaking with female cartoonists and illustrators for Women's History Month with Lucy Knisley, author of French Milk and Relish

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Yeah, Black Panther‘s Post-Credits Scene Was Fine, but the Mid-Credits Scene Is Where It’s At

As with other Marvel movies, Black Panther features both a mid-credits scene and a post-credits scene. While the post-credits scene is certainly fun, and does its job of connecting the film to the rest of the Marvel Universe, the mid-credits scene is brilliant, because it effectively distills the entirety of the film, its themesit's plot, and its function in our real livesinto a few minutes. **SPOILERS AHOY**

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Tiffany Haddish & Melissa McCarthy to Star in a Film Adaptation of the Gritty Gangster Comic The Kitchen

The Kitchen is a 2014 series from Ollie Masters, illustrated by Ming Doyle and Becky Cloonan. It centers around three women in 1970s Hell's Kitchen, whose husbands are leaders of the Irish mob. When the men are arrested, their wives, Kath, Angie, and Raven, take over the business. Let's just say, they take to it fast.

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Catch Up on Everything You Need to Know Going Into Black Panther With This Primer

Black Panther week is finally upon us!

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Giveaway: Learn How to Draw Adorable Cats (and Other Stuff, Too!) in Drawing Cute With Katie Cook

Are you one of those people who's all "I can't draw?" Well Katie Cook doesn't believe you. In fact, her philosophy is "If you know how to draw a potato, the art world is an open door." Don't know how to draw a potato? Huh. This is gonna be tricky, then. You might need a copy of Cook's new book, Drawing Cute With Katie Cook. She's all about drawing potatoes.

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Things We Saw Today: The List of 2017’s Best-Selling Graphic Novels Proves What We Already Knew: Diversity Sells

The list of top-selling comics tells us what we've been insisting for just about forever: diversity sells, both when it comes to characters and the real-life teams behind them. Publishing books from creators of color or ones that feature female leads is not a charity. These books make money. A lot of it.

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What Weapon Will Thor Wield in Avengers: Infinity War?

Chris Hemsworth has told us that Thor will be "reinvented" by the events of Infinity War. Does that apply to his fighting style, too?

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A Solo Kitty Pryde Movie Is Reportedly in Development at Fox

Tim Miller, the director of the Deadpool movie, is reportedly developing a solo Kitty Pryde film that he hopes to eventually direct.

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Jay Edidin’s TEDx Talk About Autism, Gender, and Finding Yourself Through Stories

In "You Are Here: Finding Ourselves and Each Other in Stories," Edidin talks about the ways that stories have influenced his life as an autistic trans man and the ways that "what we see in stories limits what we recognize in real life."

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Jon Bernthal Has Sharp Words for Alt-Right Fans of The Punisher

How does Punisher star Jon Bernthal feel about the alt-right fans of his character? "F**k them."

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Things We Saw Today: Stay Here Is Exactly the Kind of Nuanced LGBTQIA Content We All Crave

A short film that centers a queer woman of color with an all-female cast and an all-female creative team? Sign me up!

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How Has Comic Book Storytelling Changed Cinematic Storytelling? And Where Can It Go From Here?

YouTuber Patrick (H) Willems recently took a look at "shared universe" comic book movies and TV, such as the Marvel cinematic universe (MCU) and the CW's Arrowverse, to analyze how their comic book storytelling roots have influenced their cinematic storytelling.

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What What WHAT Is This James Franco X-Men Movie?

James Franco is in talks to produce and star in an potentially R-rated X-Men movie about Multiple Man, and what, oh what, is this brave new world we live in?

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So Let’s Talk About That New Character in Runaways

Spoilers ahoy! Here there be speculation about one of the big changes from the source material in Hulu and Marvel's Runaways TV series.

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Marvel’s Runaways Drops Today on Hulu. Here’s Why I’m Excited!

Runaways is one of my favorite Marvel comics (I have a weakness for teen superhero teams, what can I say?), and I'm so excited to start keeping up with Marvel's Runaways on Hulu! There are a couple of reasons in particular that I'm excited that go beyond me loving the source material.

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Ellen Page to Play The Umbrella Academy‘s Most Fascinating Character, and All is Well With the World

I didn't realize how much I wanted to hear this news until I heard it and squeed with the intensity of a thousand suns. We already knew that Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá's comic series The Umbrella Academy is getting the live-action treatment over at Netflix. Today, we learned that one of its most fascinating characters has been cast!

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So, Is Asgard Going Where I Think It’s Going After Thor: Ragnarok?

Spoiler warning

I've got a theory about what's next for Asgard after the events of Thor: Ragnarok.

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