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Fox Picked Up A “Subversive” New Show Based On The Archie Comics

Ooooh, there’s going to be a new live-action Archie show called “Riverdale,” written by Archie writer and Archie Comics CCO Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and produced by Berlanti Productions, which is the production house for “Arrow,” “The Flash,” and the upcoming “Supergirl.” It’s going to be a “subversive” look at small-town life, featuring Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead, and Reggie, as well as other well-known Archie characters like Josie and the Pussycats. Can we get Sabrina in there, too, and can we get Melissa Joan Hart to play Hilda or Zelda? Keep reading »

Spider-Woman Is Sexy, Sexy, Sexy

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This week, the site Comic Book Resources got an exclusive  look at the covers for some upcoming comics, including Spider-Woman #1.  It’s very cool of course (see one of the covers after the jump), but one of the variant covers released by Marvel (above left) is a real head-scratcher. You can see how Spider-Woman is crouching, presumably right after she climbed up a wall, with her rather-emphasized ass up in the air. Similar photos of crouching Spider-Man that I found online — the one above, as well as the one tweeted here — are not quite the same. Keep reading »

5 Genre-Busting Comic Books For People Who Think They Hate Comic Books

Until I was in my early twenties, I was never that into comic books. See, I have a lot of trouble being a “dabbler” when it comes to things that captivate me. A coworker of mine recently joked that he’d want me to be president of his hypothetical fan club, because he knew that I’d get, and I quote, “SUPER into it.” And it’s true: Until I’ve dug myself headfirst into a universe, I constantly feel like I’m missing out on something vital. Keep reading »

Lena Dunham Will Write An Archie Comics Series

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  • Lena Dunham is writing a four-part comic for the Archie series to be published in 2015. Apparently, Lena is a major fan of the comics. But is she a Betty or a Veronica? [People]
  • The “Duke porn star,” a.k.a. the Duke University freshman who has been paying for her college tuition by working in porn, has revealed her name as Belle Knox and released a picture of her face. [xoJane]
  • Dun dun dunnnnn: “Real Housewives Of New Jersey” stars Teresa and Joe Giudice have pleaded guilty to several mortgage and bankruptcy fraud charges. We saw this one coming a mile away. [US Weekly]
  • Chelsea Handler can’t be racist because she dates “a lot of black people.” And now you know. [Just Jared]
  • A step-by-step guide through Jared Leto’s ignorance on trans issues. [TransHollywood] Keep reading »

Oh Dear: Study Finds Comedians Have “Psychotic Personality Traits”

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Comics have high levels of psychotic personality traits, according to a new study which should come as a surprise to exactly no one who spends time around comedians. In other breaking news, comics also have trouble paying their bills on time.  Keep reading »

9 Women Who Write Webcomics You Should Absolutely Be Reading

There are approximately one thousand billion independent comics out there on the Internet and I am a fan of almost all of them. Crudely-drawn one-panels or intricately inked, sweeping stories — there’s something out there for everyone, really.

One of the things I love most about webcomics is how accessible they are. They’re drawn by people just like you or me — they have jobs, they fight with their significant others about doing the dishes. They take public transit and accidentally step in rain puddles. But in my mind, they’re like superheroes: mild-mannered blue-collar worker by day, but by night, they churn out these amazing works of art.

Here’s the thing: there are a lot of really lovely, female-positive webcomics out there created by dudes, but this list? This list is for the ladies. Keep reading »

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