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The Brave and the Bold 194 - What do you do when you're a supervillain with a bad rep

And by BAD, I don't mean "Evil", "Feared" or "Dreaded", I just mean.... not that good. (I'm reminded of a line in a Transformers "Who's Who" thing, when describing Beast Wars Waspinator; "Waspinator is certainly capable of great evil, he's just not terribly GOOD at it")

Now it's true that some comic villains are magnificent constructions, with impresssive powers, finely crafted personalities and motivations that allow for a rich variety of plots. But let's be honest here, not every villain is that fortunate. They may all have grains of genius in their creation, and no villain is without the possibility of being redeemed (or the exact opposite, if you see what I mean) by the right writer. Consider The Shade, a rather generic shadowcaster before James Robinson got his hands on him. And it is of such lower rate villains we are dealing with here.

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If you thought being a C-list hero was bad, try being a C-List villain )



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Well, this I didn't expect to see

From USA Today by way of CBR

There are SPOILERS beneath the cut!!! Seriously, SPOILERS beneath the cut! I'm even leaving the character out of the tags because of the spoilerishness of it.

A certain favourite character is making their New 52 introduction in Flash Annual #3 )

RIP Carmine Infantino

Various sources have confirmed that legendary Comic Book Creator Carmine Infantino has passed away.

Thank you for everything, Mr. Infantino. Comic books were richer because of you.

http://comicbook.com/blog/2013/04/04/comics-legend-carmine-infantino-has-died/

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Upset About the Flashes Having Similar Costumes? You're Not the Only One!

So, in this last week's Fanart Thursday thread, the issue of "iconic" and what it means in the New 52 came up, and some people were complaining that Barry's new costume was just an altered version of Wally's. And I couldn't help but find this funny.

See, the issue of Barry and Wally having similar-looking costumes (to the point where it can be difficult to distinguish them from each other when their cowls are up) has been raised before...

Warning, lots of spoilers for Mark Waid's Flash run )
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JL8

This web comic always puts a smile on my face. I got introduced to it here on Scans Daily and have been following it ever since.

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The Flash #6-7: Captain Cold versus the Flash!

I've got much love for The Flash right now. He's being written very well, in my opinion - very optimistic but ready to push himself to the limit when people are in danger. In short, exactly how a hero like Flash should be.
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My First Comic: JLA #7



The earliest comic I can remember reading was Justice League of America #76, which contained reprints of two earlier issues, #7 and #12. I was only 4 or 5 years old at the time, so I couldn't really "read" it, but the strange imagery definitely left an impression. Rereading it as an adult is a slightly different experience -- Gardner Fox explains everything *to death* -- but no matter how you slice it, "The Cosmic Fun-House" is still an incredibly weird story.
(6 pages from a 25-page story)
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