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Doctor Strange, Marvel's Strangest Supernatural Hero

Posted by Dicky Barnes on

With Doctor Strange getting a little more traction these days due to an upcoming movie release  we thought it would be a good time to put a spotlight on our favorite sorcerer. Doctor Strange AKA Stephen Vincent Strange isn't your ordinary superhero that came about during the 1960's, rather he resembles some of his proto-superhero predecessors in which he doesn't technically have "super" powers.  Strange actually belongs to the "Supernatural Hero" category with the likes of Hellboy, Zatanna, and Captain Marvel.Doctor Strange's first appearance was a 5 page filler piece in Strange Tales #110 which was published July of 1963.  Starting around...

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King Giant Doorknob The Clobber Knocker AKA David Letterman

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With the final airing of the "Late Show with David Letterman" later on today, we at Herotrader thought it would be a cool idea to review David Letterman's appearance in the Avengers story line.  Just look at Letterman on the cover below, oozing with 1980 something flair and nuance. The artwork in this book is spot on and colored just as you'd imagine a comic book from the 80's to appear.( Full Disclosure: I wasn't even alive when this comic book hit the stands) Although this particular book has widely been criticized as not being "that" great. It is what it is, and...

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Lois Lane, Superman's Girlfriend Once Went Black For A Day.

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When the world was different and story lines could arch into taboos such as race-switching, the comic book world welcomed "Superman's Girlfriend, Lois Lane Vol 1 106".The year was 1970, and Lois Lane is finding it hard to get her story in the ghettos of Metropolis. This area was referenced  as "Little Africa". Now I'm not trying to instigate a conversation about "What's wrong with this story line?". Rather I'd like to hear some discussion on what would happen if a story like this came out today. With all the recent events happening in the United States, would a story like this...

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Trailer

Posted by Jeff Jenkins on

Late last week Warner Bros. released the first trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice setting the internet ablaze with comments, posts, and theories. The trailer opens with a voiceover regarding the controversy surrounding Superman. Voices are heard pointing out the dangers of Superman, particularly those of Lex Luthor and a US Senator, while one sounds like a disguised Clark Kent lamenting humanity’s, “horrible track record.” People question whether he is a savoir or a dangerous being from another planet with aspirations to rules over us. Halfway through the trailer we finally get to see Batman, in all his...

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CGC to Grade Concert Posters

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Certified Guaranty Company (CGC®), the world’s leading comic book certification and grading company, has added concert posters, handbills and postcards to its menu of collectibles grading services. The expansion enables collectors of these rare pieces, which promoted the live music of legendary bands and performers, such as The Beatles, The Grateful Dead and Led Zeppelin, to enjoy the same accurate, consistent and impartial grading that CGC has delivered to the comic industry since 1999. The decision to expand into concert posters is one that CGC Director of Operations, Harshen Patel, believes is a natural fit for the company. “The experience...

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