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Superhero Academy 101

Christopher Peruzzi
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Introducing Everything You Need to Know About Marvel and DC Mythology. We here at Echo Base are a unique bunch. If you’ve ever sat down and binged on our articles you can see we have willingly partitioned a section of our brains to all things geek. When you come here, you don’t have to go […]

‘Krazy’ – A Timely Appreciation Of A Forgotten Master

ModCon02
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I first discovered ‘Krazy Kat’ – the brilliant, absurdist work of cartoonist George Herriman – when I was around 9 years old. I grew up with a  father who was one of those depression-era babies obsessed by relics of his childhood. They reminded him, he would say, of a simpler time. “Things were better back […]

San Diego Comic-Con: The Calm Before the Storm

Damien Glonek
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San Diego Comic-Con, the Mecca of all things popular culture.  There is no other convention like it. It is not just the convention, it is the location, the hype, the crowds, the reveals, it is everything.  I have been vending at conventions for over 20 years, and I have never experienced anything like San Diego […]

But at least Captain America isn’t gay, amirite? [SPOILERS]

Militant Ginger
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Everybody on Twitter is ablaze with #GiveCaptainAmericaaBoyfriend – with outraged fans roaring: “How DARE you mess with the continuity of an established character?” Spoilers ahead. Meanwhile, in the comic universe, Steve Rogers has remained heterosexual; yet been revealed as an undercover Hydra operative. In his 75th anniversary issue, Captain America’s dark secret has finally been […]

‘Master of Kung Fu’ back in print after 30 years

Rob
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“Call me Shang-Chi, as my father did when he raised me and molded my mind and my body in the vacuum of his Honan, China retreat. I learned many things from my father: That my name means ‘The Rising and Advancing of a Spirit’, that my body could be forged into a living weapon through […]

Captain America Takes On Conservatives

Rob
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Why are the Washington Times, Fox News and generally most right-wing bloggers losing their minds over the all-new, all-different Captain America comic series? Because unlike his predecessor Steve Rogers, the new Captain America—former Falcon Sam Wilson—is speaking out about the troubles in America. He’s vocal and taking action against racism, immigration, even freedom of information […]

“Civil War” returning to comics!

Rob
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Marvel as good as announced Civil War II in a mailing to retailers this week. The postcard above was tweeted by Ryan Higgins of Comics Conspiracy in California. Mirroring the original Civil War, it shows the “All-New All-Different” Captain America and Iron Man clashing, it’s drawn by original Civil War artist Steve McNiven, the back […]

WTF: Secret Wars #9 set for December

Rob
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I’ll give comics fans a moment to digest that headline. For everyone else, I’ll explain. In what they call “Marvel’s biggest event ever,” the comics publisher destroyed the Marvel Universe… literally. It’s all gone, everything established since Marvel Comics #1 back in 1939. All titles are cancelled. In their place is Secret Wars, an eight-issue […]