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Marvel Comics: That Time When Captain America Face to Face With Hitler

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Marvel: Captain America vs. Adolf Hitler

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Comics: Spider-Man by Paolo Rivera

 


HELP! #6, January 1961: Original sketch by Harvey Kurtzman & Final Photo Cover by Ron Harris 


Captain America: ‘His Brother’s Keeper’

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Captain America Inked Panels

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Superman Model Sheets, by Curt Swan


House of Mystery: ‘The Girl in the Glass Sphere’, Art by Jack Kirby

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(via Pencil Ink: a blog featuring golden, silver and bronze age comic book art and artists: House of Mystery #72 – Jack Kirby art)


Cumbria, England: A Guy Wearing a Batman Suit Chases Some Guys Wearing Clown Suits

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A “killer clown” craze is sweeping Britain, with police warning people against dressing as clowns in order to intimidate or harm people.

Now, the craze has taken a change for the strange in Cumbria, where a man is dressing as Batman and vowing to chase down the creepy clowns.

A photograph has been shared on Facebook of “Batman” seemingly chasing off a “killer clown”.

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BBC Cumbria reported local company Cumbria Superheroes is behind the effort to rid the streets of clowns.

They have reassured that the costumed man is not a vigilante, but just trying to reassure local children who are scared of the “killer clowns”.

A Warner Bros exec has teased the plot for Batman v Superman (Picture: Warner Bros/Reuters)

BBC Cumbria also shared a screenshot of an image, apparently from a local child, who was reassured after hearing “Batman” caught the clown. Read the rest of this entry »


‘Captain Diamond and the Space Pirates’

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Fantasticar in ‘Fantastic Four’ #12


Godzilla, like Conan and Tarzan, is in the Marvel Universe


Original cover by Jack Davis from Tales From the Crypt #44, EC Comics, 1954

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‘Out of This World’, Vol. 1 #04


Mighty Thor Scooter Wind-Up Toy, 1967

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Sure, Superman Has X-Ray Vision. But How Would It Actually Work?

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Rhett Allain writes: There is a reason Superman is called “super”. He has super-strength and super-speed. He flies, and he is mostly indestructible. He can shoot laser-like things from his eyes. Finally, he has some type of X-ray vision. Although comic book scholars have debated Superman’s vision before, let’s consider how it could work.

How Do Mere Mortals See?

There is one important aspect of human vision. In order to see an object, light has to go from that object to the eye (light in the visible spectrum). The light from that object can be either reflected light or the object can emit its own light. But either way, the direction of this light is from the object to the eye. This is important.

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The eye is only a receiver of light—there isn’t some type of “vision ray” that shoots from the eye. I only point this out because it’s actually an idea that some people have about light. Ask yourself this question:

You are in an absolutely dark room (with zero light sources) for some extended period of time. What do you see after a while?

The answer is that you will see black and nothing but black. Black is the color our brains associate with the lack of light. However, many people will give an answer that you will some some stuff after your eyes adjust.

[Read the full story here, at WIRED]

Perhaps their answer is based on their previous experiences (you rarely get an absolutely dark room) but also on their idea that the eyes do the seeing and can adjust to new situations.

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What About X-Ray Vision?

We can make X-ray images. That’s not science fiction. Here’s how it works. If you take high speed electrons and shoot them at a metal surfaces, you can produce X-rays. X-rays are just like visible light except they have a much shorter wavelength (but they are still electromagnetic waves). But since X-rays have a different wavelength (and frequency) they interact with matter differently than visible light. This means that some materials (like human flesh) are partially transparent. You can use this to create an X-ray image by shining X-rays through a human and putting an X-ray detector on the other side. The X-rays don’t pass through bones as much as flesh, so you can get an image.

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So, how could this work with Superman’s vision? If his eyes could detect X-rays like humans detect visible light, he would still need an X-ray source. Read the rest of this entry »


WEIRD TALES: ‘The Spirit Fakers of Hermannstadt’, by Harry Houdini, 1924

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The Spirit Fakers of Hermannstadt

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Marvel’s ‘Daredevil’

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Justice League of America #1


Chinese Marvel Godzilla Comic


How Do Kangas Breathe in Space?’

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Wonder Woman Vol 1 #5

 


Wonder Woman Christmas Card, 1943

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Original Art, Color Guide, and Final Cover Art by John Romita Sr. from Captain America #114


MAD Magazine #5, June-July 1953, 10¢

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‘Wonder Woman for President’ #7, 1943

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Wonder Woman #7 (1943)


[PHOTO] Reading ‘Weird Tales’, 1949

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Wonder Woman #34, 1949

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—Wonder Woman #34 (1949) by Robert Kanigher & H.G. Peter


SPOILER ALERT: Superhero Identity Revealed

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MAD Magazine Halloween Issue, 1960


Rocket Stories, 1953

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Welcome, Voyagers 


Robots On The Loose at #NYCC2015

 


Detective Comics: ‘Batman Has Pride’

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Batman Has Pride

1957. Copyright DC Comics.


1954 Letter in Defense of Comic Books, in Honor of #NationalComicBookDay


Comics: Superman 75th Anniversary/The Creation of Vintage Batman


[BOOKS] E.C. Segar’s Popeye


Original Splash Page from Batman: Mad Monk #3, DC Comics, by Matt Wagner, 2006

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Original splash page by Matt Wagner from Batman: Mad Monk #3, published by DC Comics, December 2006.


Komatsuzaki Shigeru Cover Art for RED PLANET by Robert A. Heinlein

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astromonster – michaelallanleonard

 


‘Pilots, Man Your Planes!’ Original Steve Canyon Illustration by Milton Caniff, circa 1966

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Steve Canyon illustration by Milton Caniff, circa 1966.

 


[REWIND] The Avengers on David Letterman

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Original Cover Art by Brian Bolland from Superman Annual #12, Published by DC Comics, 1986

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Original cover art by Brian Bolland from Superman Annual #12, published by DC Comics, 1986.