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Toys R Us brings classic TV Batgirl figure, more to Comic-Con


Toys R Us has revealed a lineup of Comic-Con International exclusives that includes a Batman classic TV series Batgirl action figure, a Batman vs. Harley Quinn set, and a first look at a new addition to Star Wars: The Black Series.

The retail chain has also announced a “Collector Vector,” a new shop dedicated to collectibles for “the mature collectible community,” featuring more than 100 items from the likes of Bandai, Diamond Select, Mezco Toys, McFarlane Toys and NECA. The new hub can be found at and in stores nationwide.

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A cappella group celebrates Mortal Kombat X by singing classic theme song


The Warp Zone are back. Yes, those nerdy a cappella dudes who jammed the earworm that is the X-Men: The Animated Series theme song back into your head have returned with more geeked out harmonies.

This time, the quintet have decided to celebrate the release of Mortal Kombat X by tackling the lasting techno theme song from the original series. Sure, some of the adrenaline-pumping power of the original version is a bit lost in the little “doot-doots,” but it’s still pretty fun. Plus, their reactions to the fatality at the end are exactly how I feel every time I see one of the new death scenes. Brutal.

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Spawn could appear in ‘Mortal Kombat X’


Todd McFarlane has revealed he gave permission for Spawn to appear in such NetherRealm Studios games as Injustice: Gods Among Us and Mortal Kombat X, due out in April from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

However, he tells GamerFitNation there’s a catch: It’s a “short deal” that comes with a ticking clock.

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Comics A.M. | Was Marie Duval the real creator of Ally Sloper?

Ally Sloper

Ally Sloper

Creators | A U.K. researcher argues that Marie Duval was the real creative force behind the wildly popular 19th-century British comic Ally Sloper, which is largely credited to her husband Charles Ross. Duval, the pen name of French cartoonist Emilie de Tessier, drew the character at the height of his popularity in the 1860s and ’70s, but historian David Kunzle now questions what role Ross actually played in his creation. [The Guardian]

Commentary | Chase Magnett pushes back on Chris Suellentrop’s statement, made in a column about GamerGate, that comics are “a medium that has never outgrown its reputation for power fantasies and is only very occasionally marked by transcendent work (Maus, or the books of Chris Ware) that demands that the rest of the culture pay attention to it.” []

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Flawless victory: Chuck BB and Andy MacDonald engage in Mortal Kombat

Chuck BB and Andy MacDonald have launched a new sketch blog called Hey! Draw Something! While it’s still fairly new, they have posted a couple of Mortal Kombat sketches, with more to come, I’m sure.

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