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  • The 12 Most Indestructible Comic Book Characters
    "Our favorite heroes and villains have developed fun traits such as regenerative healing or straight-up invulnerability to most things that might come their way, save one or two special weaknesses."

    (ranker.com)


    Brainiac

 

  • 42 Visions For Tomorrow From The Golden Age of Futurism
    (gizmodo.com)
    "Arthur Radebaugh drew a newspaper comic called Closer Than We Think in the late 1950s and early ‘60s.
    While his art was firmly planted in that era, the ideas were supposed to be of the future.
    Some of his fantastical predictions have come true, like home computers, self-driving cars, factory farms, flatscreen TV, robotic warehouses,
    remote jobs, electric cars, and the electronic home library. Other are just silly, like space hospitals, color-changing cars, and the vehicle you see here. 
    The walking machine is for evacuating cities by walking over the clogged roadways in the event of an emergency. And it would scare alien invaders away."
    (Neatorama)

 

  • The Comic Book Code
    "In 1954 the U.S. government enacted a “code” for the comic book industry to regulate violence, language, and other issues that might come up in the stories. Comic book creators lived by that “code” for almost half a century.
    Marvel finally became the first to renounce it in 2001, and in 2011 DC Comics and Archie Comics were the last publishers to use it. Here are some of government’s rules..."

    (neatorama.com)

 

 

  • Kapow! Attack of the feminist superheroes
    "From She-Hulk to Ms Marvel and the new female Thor, a new generation of hero is revolutionising the world of comics
    and consigning sexualised stereotypes to history. And while some of the ‘fan boys’ are grumbling, this is a battle they just won’t win."

    (theguardian.com)

 

 

 

 

  • Real Life NYC ‘Superheroes’ Take Matters Into Their Own Hands - Article + Video
    "Members of the New York Superheroes go by names like “Snipe,” “Spyder,” “Dark Guardian,” and “Spector,” names that could have been pulled straight from the pages of a comic book, and they take their commitment to doing good very seriously..."

    (newyork.cbslocal.com)

  • Batmobile caps auction fever - 22 January 2013
    "A totem of comic-book culture, the original Batmobile used in the Batman TV series of the 1960s sold at the Barrett-Jackson auction for a gavel price of $4.2m – or $4.62m with buyer’s commission."

    (BBC)

 

  • Comics (theoatmeal.com)

  • Comic book styles from around the world
    "How do comics reflect the countries they were created in?
    As a series featuring collaborating artists from around the world concludes, a global look at comic styles offers a glimpse into national cultures."
    - with "a brief rundown of seven countries and their comics."

    (BBC)

 

  • Grammarman - EFL/ESL comics for students and teachers (grammarmancomic.com)

 

 

 

  • The Walking Dead Google Map
    "An annotated map of appearances, deaths, events and locations from Robert Kirkman's on going zombie comic book series:
    The Walking Dead..."

    - with a map key
    (maps.google.com)



    The Walking Dead "is an American monthly black and white comic published by Image Comics beginning in 2003.
    The comic was created by writer Robert Kirkman and artist Tony Moore...
    The Walking Dead is centered on Rick Grimes, a small-town police officer from Cynthiana, Kentucky, his family, and a number of other survivors who have banded together in order to survive after the world is overrun with zombies..."

    (Wikipedia)

  • The best arrest ever, starring Spider-man, Jedi and the Flash
    "IT SOUNDS like a crazy comic book splot: Spider-man foils a robbery as Jedi knights block the would-be thief's escape and the Flash watches on.
    This was just what happened on Saturday morning when a business owner dressed as Spider-man stopped a man from stealing a comic book worth $160...
    International Free Comic Day is held around the world on the first Saturday of May.
    In Adelaide, two businesses, the Adelaide Comic Centre and Pulp Fiction Comics, encouraged customers to dress as comic heroes and handed out free comics to mark the occasion. "

    (couriermail.com.au)



    Spider-Man foils comic book thief in Australia
    "A comic book shop owner in Australia became a real-life superhero when he caught a robber red-handed."
    (BBC)

 

 

  • Museum for Belgium's cartoon hero
    "Tintin, the comic book series about a blonde-haired reporter, has been loved by generations and remains one of Belgium's best known exports.
    A museum is set to open in Belgium celebrating the comic strip and devoting itself to the life's work of Tintin's creator, Herge."

    (BBC)

 

  • First Superman fetches $317,200 - 14 March 2009
    "A rare copy of the first Superman comic, dating from 1938, has sold at auction for $317,200 (£227,000)."
    (BBC)

 

  • Graphic Novels - History and Basics
    "Graphic novels are, simply defined, book-length comics. Sometimes they tell a single, continous narrative from first page to last; sometimes they are collections of shorter stories or individual comic strips. Comics are sequential visual art, usually with text, that are often told in a series of rectangular panels.
    Despite the name, not all comics are funny. Many comics and graphic novels emphasize drama, adventure, character development, striking visuals, politics, or romance over laugh-out-loud comedy..."

    (ipl.org)
    + Webcomics - Links (archivebinge.net)

 

  • Marvel Comics (Wikipedia)
    Fantastic Four, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Daredevil, Thor, Captain America, X-Men...
  • DC Comics (Wikipedia)
    Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Aquaman, Justice League.
  • The Lambiek Comiclopedia, "a searchable gallery of over 2000 comic artists with biographies and artwork samples."
    (lambiek.net/artists)

 

 

  • Comics : editorial cartoons. (comics.com)

 

 

 

 

Timeline :

 

  • Comics Timeline - The history of the funnies in America
    (factmonster.com)