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Pokémon Noir Webcomic

Pokémon Noir Webcomic

Set in the world of Pokémon, Viridian City is a murder mystery webcomic by Ray Bruwelheide. Unlike Game Freak’s eternally kid-friendly treatment of the games, Bruwelheide’s approach is literally and figuratively dark.

Omnibus of Superpowers T-Shirt

Omnibus of Superpowers T-Shirt

Pop Chart Lab updates its Giant Omnibus of Superpowers with a Jack Kirby-inspired design and upgrades the list to 384 super-powered characters. Weirdly there’s no poster version for sale yet. Detailed chart image here.

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The Rise of Web Comics

The Rise of Web Comics

PBS Off Book takes a look at just a few of the thousands of great web comics. A few notable authors talk about how they make comics and the advantages of publishing their work online.

Stripped (Trailer)

Stripped (Trailer)

A very promising looking documentary about comic strips. It will have over 90 interviews, including the first ever audio interview with Calvin & Hobbes creator Bill Watterson. Watch excerpts here.

Marvel Unlimited for iOS

Marvel Unlimited for iOS

Gain access to over 13,000 titles on the go with the mobile version of the Marvel Unlimited all-you-can-read service. The subscription itself costs $10 a month or $60 a year. Android app coming soon.

Saga Vol. 1

Saga Vol. 1

(PG-13) The first six issues of one of the best comic book series to come out this year, Saga is a space opera written by Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man) and masterfully illustrated by Fiona Staples.

The Hawkeye Initiative

The Hawkeye Initiative

A blog that ridicules the objectification of women in comic books – where female characters are often drawn in backbreaking poses and skimpy outfits – by replacing the women with Hawkeye.

Calvin & Hobbes Search Engine

Calvin & Hobbes Search Engine

Made by Michael “Bing” Yingling – so no, he’s not using Microsoft Bing – the search engine scours the archives of GoComics and Amazon for Calvin & Hobbes strips where your search term appears.

Your Life’s Supervillains

Your Life’s Supervillains

How awesome would it be if life was chronicled in comic books? Collegehumor does just that, but with a pessimistic take. If we’re just going to become victims instead of heroes, we’d rather pass.

Xckd: Click and Drag

Xckd: Click and Drag

Randall Munroe made a huge illustration – 46ft wide if printed at 300dpi – filled with diverse sights. You can see the entire thing here, but it takes away the exploration and discovery.

Adventures of Unemployed Man

Adventures of Unemployed Man

Written by Erich Origen and Gan Golan, The Adventures of Unemployed Man is a funny and critically-acclaimed comic book about superheroes facing modern society’s problems.

Zen Pencils

Zen Pencils

Freelance illustrator Gavin Aung Than turns inspirational quotes into comic strips or panels. Gavin’s choice of quotes combined with his diverse art style makes each piece compelling.

Love is Walking Hand in Hand

Love is Walking Hand in Hand

Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang define love in simple but true terms in Charles M. Schulz’ 1965 book, Love is Walking Hand in Hand. The book is out of print, hence its high price. (Thanks Bea!)

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Comic Collage Art

Comic Collage Art

Art will always be remixed, but as we move to a digital age works of art lose their rarity in the process. Case in point, these hand assembled one-off comic book collages by Mike Alcantara.

Batman: The Black Mirror

Batman: The Black Mirror

Batman must use his detective skills to unravel a series of brutal murders in Gotham City in the first of two stories in what Batman junkies are calling an instant classic in the series.

Marvel Comic Book Mural

Marvel Comic Book Mural

Screw plain white walls. This 15′ x 9′ pre-pasted mural is comprised of 65 of Marvel’s classic covers, including Spidey, the X-Men, The Avengers, the Fantastic Four and many other greats.

Snappy Answers…

Snappy Answers…

For 40+ years, Al Jaffee has written MAD’s Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions. Last year, the 90-year-old Jaffee did a live reading, and we have to say we plan on using some of these lines now.

Don’t Scroll Down

Don’t Scroll Down

A word of advice: when The Daily What tells you not to click on a link, for crying out loud don’t click on it, and when they say not to scroll down, don’t do that either. We’re just saying is all.

Frank Miller’s Holy Terror

Frank Miller’s Holy Terror

Frank Miller of Batman, Sin City and 300 fame is back with a new graphic novel, centering on a new dark hero – The Fixer. It’s the very first release from Legendary Comics and hits this September.

HPosters Harry Potter Comics

HPosters Harry Potter Comics

(SPOILERS) HPosters are Lucy Knisley‘s series of illustrated and lighthearted re-telling of all of the Harry Potter books. You can download high-res versions of the posters for free here.

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Crimes Against Hugh’s Manatees

Crimes Against Hugh’s Manatees

(NSFW: Language) Need a dose of dark humor? Check out this webcomic. Hugh D. Crawford’s pessimistic and jaded strips will make you sad and happy at the same time.

Mike Joos Bike Art

Mike Joos Bike Art

Mike Joos has a series of prints featuring popular characters both real and fictional riding their very own custom bikes – with a couple of exceptions. You can also order the prints as T-shirts.

Omnibus of Superpowers

Omnibus of Superpowers

It’s certainly not complete, but this 18″ x 24″ poster is nonetheless impressive, cataloging 100 superpowers possessed by 200 superheroes and supervillains. Limited to 500 prints.

Captain America: First Avenger

Captain America: First Avenger

The teaser for Captain America: First Avenger explores the origins of Steve Rogers before he became the symbol of hope for WWII America, and Johann Schmidt’s transformation into the Red Skull.

Axe Cop: The Movie (Part 1)

Axe Cop: The Movie (Part 1)

Peter Muehlenberg makes the Axe Cop come alive in this live action version of the titular character’s origin story, based on the first episode of the campy and random webcomic. More please!

Marvel: Fear Itself

Marvel: Fear Itself

The superheroes of the Marvel universe enter a new world in April 2011, taking on the most intense evil they’ve ever encountered in this epic new 7-issue series. More detail on the storyline here.

Comic Travel Posters

Comic Travel Posters

If superheroes were real, there’s no doubt that their cities will leverage them for tourism. These comic posters do just that, but in an understated manner. Gotham’s Tourism Board sure is creepy.

Dinosaur Comics Whiteboard

Dinosaur Comics Whiteboard

Dinosaur Comics creator Ryan North just put his job at risk by releasing his one and only drawing as a whiteboard. Now you can usurp his throne and come up with a comic strip of your own.

Moleskine x Peanuts

Moleskine x Peanuts

Show your love for Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, Patty and Woodstock with these limited-edition Peanuts journals in celebration of the 60th anniversary of Charles Schultz’s classic comic.

Marvel x NBA

Marvel x NBA

Kobe as Iron Man? Magic as Wolverine? MJ as Nick Fury? Marvel artists teamed up with ESPN to create a series of comic book cover-style art of NBA stars. If you’re a Cavs fan, brace yourself.

Marvel x Tron

Marvel x Tron

In anticipation of the upcoming TRON: LEGACY, Marvel will be releasing variant covers featuring Tronified versions of Iron Man, Wolverine and other super heroes. Moon Knight never looked better.

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