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The Greatest Ever Comic Book Cops

One of the greatest characters in comics has to be the cop, and cops have been portrayed in many guises from gumshoes to sheriffs and everything in between. Normally out-shadowed by machiavellian villains and superheroes the cop does rather take a back seat, but even so there has been some legendary law enforcers that have made their mark on comic books for decades, and here are some of the very best. Dick Tracy Forget everybody else, the first and foremost cop in comics has to be Dick Tracy. He was the creation of Chester Gould as a response to...

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The Best Ever Comic Book Couples

What’s better than a comic book hero? When he is accompanied by a heroine. There have been a few superhero couples from comic book land that have stamped their mark on the genre with a heavy stomp. Some superhero couples have a romantic connection and other are just two forces that have decided to work together and protect society. Superman & Wonder Woman The most powerful couple to emerge from superhero land has to be Superman and Wonder Woman. This coming together has been fairly recent, and some comic book purists have turned their noses up at the coming...

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The Funniest Comic Book Villains of All-Time

The great thing about comic books is that they can create characters like no other media can, there are no parameters or boundaries that hinder comics and if it can be drawn then it exists. Comics have always had brilliant villains and because at times they can be ludicrous they are often hilarious. It is human nature to want the antagonists to fail, but before they do, they can bring much merriment to the audience. Often we laugh at them rather than with them, but the end result is that we laugh just as much at comic book villains...

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The Best British Comic Superheroes – Part 1

When you think of comic book superheroes the names of Batman, Superman and Spiderman immediately spring to mind. This is hardly surprising as it was America that brought the genre of the comic book superheroes to the world’s attention. But the invention of characters that have special powers are not solely the domain of DC Comics or Marvel. In fact, in the 1960s in Britain there were a plethora of costumed characters that appeared in comics and books, such as the robot Archie, or the Steel Claw. We thought it was time to celebrate these British icons and find...

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The Early Development of Comics

Comic books and comic book characters seem to have been with us forever, but when where the first comics created, and who was responsible? Before comics there was the popular medium of cartoons, and it dates far back right to the 1800s. These cartoons appeared in periodicals and were mostly politically inspired to lampoon famous figures of the day. Probably one of the famous of the early cartoonists was Thomas Nest, and it was his cartoons that were largely to blame for the demise of Boss Tweed’s political empire in 1870s America. Cartoons gradually evolved into longer format and...

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