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New York Comic Con 2015: Relaunched Archie Comics finds a fan appetite worthy of Jughead

AS ARCHIE COMICS spotlights its newest moves at this week’s New York Comic Con, it’s not an iconic redhead who’s taking center stage. Instead, this time, it’s the lanky kid with the golden crown and the golden-arches appetite.Read full article >>

‘The Arrow’ TV recap: Where were you when the Arrow’s life took on a new color?

IF YOU’RE enjoying this era of superhero television — with all its Bat-prequels, Marvel agents, the Netflix kitchen and, soon, Superman’s cousin — you owe a bit of gratitude to the show that launched the current wave.Read full article >>

Pixar’s ‘Toy Story 4? to Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’ 2: Disney announces 19 film dates through 2020

THE CINEMATIC cupboard is so stocked at Disney that the company is jostling and locking down dates for 19 films through the next five years.In the Pixar realm, Disney is announcing today that “Cars 3? will open two summers from now, and “The Incredibles 2? will land in 2019. Show More Summary

‘The Beginners Guide’ to blurring the lines between video games and interactive art

The Beginner’s Guide Developed by: Everything Unlimited, Ltd. Published by:  Everything Unlimited, Ltd. Available on: PCArt has a tradition of setting traps. Unreliable narrators have had a career in modern storytelling at least since...Show More Summary

At New York Comic Con, comiXology site rolls out red carpet for readers and creators alike

VOCATION, location, location. For comiXology, Gotham has been a prime perch from which to carry out its line of work: To transform the digital publishing of sequential art. From its home on 38th Street, comiXology has been able to embrace the gloriously diverse international world of comics, from BD to manga. Show More Summary

As Marvel seeks ‘Black Panther’ screenwriter, know this: With Wakanda pen comes great responsibility

bMARVEL’s in-house writing program may just chalk up another win. That’s because Joe Robert Cole is reportedly in serious talks to script the most powerful man in Wakanda.Read full article >>

As Boy Wonder turns 75, new ‘Batman and Robin Eternal’ illuminates the lives of a Bat sidekick

FOR ALMOST as long as Batman has overlooked Gotham City, a Robin has been by his side.Now, Batman and Robin Eternal, a six-month weekly series that debuts today from DC Comics, will try to examine the significance of the Dynamic Duo and what it means to fight alongside the Dark Knight.Read full article >>

‘Batman v. Superman': Ahead of NYCC, here’s how the Lex Luthor ad campaign gives us hope.

FORTUNE is now running such an Onion-esque ad in the style of editorial content, you might call the magazine’s mock hybrid a “Funion.”And if Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment apply anywhere near this level of creativity to next year’s actual “Batman v. Show More Summary

‘The Flash’ TV recap:

Flash Fact: If you haven’t seen the season two premiere of “The Flash,” don’t go any further. Otherwise, proceed with the speed reading.THE FASTEST man alive gets off to a slow start tonight in the second-season premiere of the CW’s “The Flash.”Read full article >>

With latest teaser, Marvel/Netflix’s ‘Jessica Jones’ lets hope spring eternal for ‘Daredevil’ quality

FOR THE FIRST time in this demi-arc of teaser trailers, Jessica Jones isn’t knocking something down or back.Marvel and Netflix released the third trailer today ahead of the Nov. 20 debut of their latest Hell’s Kitchen series, “Jessica Jones,” and this time, our title character isn’t bashing an alarm clock or barroom skulls. Show More Summary

From Star Wars to Spidey, which active franchises now have the most box office upside?

TOWERING FILM franchises are more than seasonal tentpoles. So often planned out in multiple installments, of course, they can function like big-tops unto themselves.And these days, with so much in Hollywood riding on what’s as bankable as an ATM, the circus never quite seems to leave town. Show More Summary

As ‘The Flash’ feature film eyes a director, just what could it all mean for TV’s ‘The Flash’?

IF THERE’S one element that can finally end speculation that DC Entertainment will ever connect its television and movie universes, it is this: the first Flash movie.Big-screen Flash is still years away — heck, we haven’t even arrived at next year’s “Batman v. Show More Summary

#InkTober: Artists increasingly follow Jake Parker’s lead by drawing every day this month

FROM A single nib, thousands upon thousands of artists can be drawn into the fold.That nib, as it began, belonged to Jake Parker, a Utah-based artist who said he “created InkTober in 2009 as a challenge to improve my inking skills and develop positive drawing habit.”Read full article >>

Hasbro ups ante on supersizing with next decade of ‘Transformers,’ but will audiences stay primed?

IT’S NOT ENOUGH for your film to be big anymore. In Hollywood, your docket must be impressive, too, as blockbuster films are slotted and slated further and further out.You could blame the superheroes, as Marvel has unfurled news of each mission in its cinematic universe — by phases, as if a construction project, which it is, really. Show More Summary

Syrian cartoonist Akram Raslan was detained 3 years ago today. The question now: Is he even alive?

THREE YEARS ago today, Syrian cartoonist Akram Raslan, an outspoken critic of the Assad regime, was reportedly abducted from his newspaper offices and “disappeared.”Two years ago this month, I wrote about how Raslan was feared dead — having been last seen in July of 2013, after months of torture.Read full article >>

Books to Watch Out For: Today is 65th birthday of ‘Peanuts’ debut. Here’s a special way to celebrate.

SIXTY-FIVE YEARS ago today, some sidewalk-sitting kids began to hate Charlie Brown.It was the debut strip of “Peanuts,” in just nine newspapers, but gradually, of course, the world began to love Charlie Brown.Read full article >>

Can comics unite minority students? Today, Sol-Con founder tests his belief.

LAST FALL, while teaching at the Ohio State University, Frederick Aldama decided he needed to do something about what he perceived as a lack of unity among the campus’s minority students. But what could bring many of them together?Read full article >>

Destiny: The Taken King is a mechanically brilliant shooter and nothing more

Destiny: the Taken King Developed by: Bungie Published by: Activision Available on: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One“Destiny” was the first game that I wrote about for the Post. From the day it came out until I filed my review, I played it round-the-clock while the receipts for delivery food mounted and I lost my late summer tan. Show More Summary

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