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Top 5 on The Strip: Animated superhero cartoons

1. Bat­man: The Ani­mated Series The stan­dard bearer for mod­ern super­hero car­toons, Bat­man: The Ani­mated Series was gritty, dark and fresh off the suc­cess of Bat­man Returns. It’s well-drawn with a neat art deco style and the voice act­ing set … Con­tinue read­ing

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Character highlight #22: Iceman

Name: Robert Louis Drake Alias: Ice­man, Bobby Drake, Frozen One, Frosty, Drake Roberts, Ice­face, Ice­heart Affil­i­a­tion: X-Men, X-Factor, Mur­der Cir­cus, Excel­siors, The Twelve, Cho­sen, Defend­ers, Secret Defend­ers, Cham­pi­ons Spe­cial abil­i­ties: Ice­man is clas­si­fied as an “omega-level mutant.” Ice­man can lower his … Con­tinue read­ing

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Strip Talk #24: Get ready for the deluge of comic book movies

The del­uge of comic book movies these days is like heaven-sent mana for a geek like myself. The sheer vol­ume alone is over­whelm­ing, and the major­ity of them hap­pen to be good. I will prop­erly con­fess that I wasn’t antic­i­pat­ing … Con­tinue read­ing

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Top 5 on The Strip: Best X-Men arcs

1. God Loves, Man Kills The mutant strug­gle against one of the X-Men’s most human pro­tag­o­nists is a tragic tale of self hate and big­otry. It’s eas­ily one of the most sor­row­ful tales of the lengths homosapi­ens will go to in … Con­tinue read­ing

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Character highlight #21: Venom

Name: Edward Charles Allan Brock Aliases: Toxin, Venom, Lethal Pro­tec­tor, 998th, Anti-Venom, White Venom Affil­i­a­tion: Agent Venom, Sav­age Six, Sin­is­ter Six, The Revengers, for­mer part­ner of Vengeance, Spider-Man, Scar­let Spi­der, F.E.A.S.T. Spe­cial abil­i­ties: Because of the bond­ing of an alien sym­biote (that … Con­tinue read­ing

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Top 5 on The Strip: Comic book roles with multiple actors

1. Bat­man The Dark Knight has long been a friend of the big and small screen. Five actors have stepped into the dual role of Bruce Wayne and Bat­man: Adam West in the 1966 tele­vi­sion show, Michael Keaton in 1989’s … Con­tinue read­ing

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Property review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Cap­tain Amer­ica: The Win­ter Sol­dier Mar­vel Stu­dios, 2014   Win­ter Sol­dier strikes cool bal­ance There is no such thing as not believ­ing in the magic of super­hero films. Mar­vel has proven that a ridicu­lous num­ber of times over by this point, … Con­tinue read­ing

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Character highlight #19: Captain America (Steve Rogers)

Name: Steve Rogers Affil­i­a­tion: For­merly the Avengers, S.H.I.E.L.D., Avengers Unity Divi­sion, Illu­mi­nati, Invaders, U.S. Army, Secret Avengers, Cap­tain Amer­ica Corps, Secret Avengers, New Avengers Spe­cial abil­i­ties: Enhanced speed, agility, reflexes, heal­ing and sta­mina com­pa­ra­ble to a man at the apex … Con­tinue read­ing

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Top 5 on The Strip: Villainesses

1. Selene (Black Queen – Hell­fire Club) – Mar­vel Selene – bet­ter known as the Black Queen of the Hell­fire Club – is at least 17,000 years old and con­tin­u­ously wreaks havoc on the Mar­vel Uni­verse, mostly by ter­ror­iz­ing the … Con­tinue read­ing

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Character highlight #18: Jean Grey/Phoenix

Name: Jean Grey-Summers Affil­i­a­tion: X-Men, X-Factor, The Twelve, X-Terminators, Phoenix Corps Spe­cial abil­i­ties: Omega-level telepa­thy; telekine­sis; Phoenix Force, which grants the abil­ity to travel unaided through space; psion­i­cally manip­u­late mat­ter and any form of energy; cre­ate pow­er­ful “cos­mic” fire; res­ur­rect … Con­tinue read­ing

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