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Stan Lee HeadshotIt’s new comic book day! What’s everyone excited for? What do you plan on getting? Sound off in the comments below.

While you wait for your shop to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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The Hollywood Reporter – ‘G.I. Joe’: The Story of the Cartoon That Sold Wartime Heroics to a Generation of Kids – This is pretty cool.

ABC – How comic books helped a Darwin man learn to read and write – This is cool to see.

Android Community – Oniride releases Magnetique, first VR graphic novel for Gear VRHow big do you think this will blow up?

CBR – Stan Lee’s Life Story to Be Adapted as Period Action Movie – Oh, this will be interesting.

Newsarma – Neal Adams Hired As Spokesperson For Animation App Swipe – Congrats!

The Beat – Next Year’s Angoulême Comics Festival Will Not Be As Awful As This Year’s – Good to hear!


Around the Tubes Reviews

The Beat – Ghosts

The Beat – Paul Up North

Front Row Review – Stardust Nation

Get Comics and Help a Charity With Groupees.com

Groupees.com is a website where they organize comic, game, and/or music and bundle them up to benefit charities. Similar to the video game focused Humble Bundle. They’ve launched a Indie Comic bundle with some killer titles including, !, American Terrorist, Evil Diva, Grimm Crew Presents: Dead Future, Grimm Crew Presents: Winter’s Eye, Myth, Smoke & Mirror, Spies, Swipe, The Deadbeat, and The Lexian Chronicles. That’s a whole lot of comics and you get to help a charity!

The platform is aimed at turning the digital download experience into a fun, social event. This campaign includes titles from Alterna, Markosia, Raven Warren, GrayHaven, Angry Viking, and A Wave Blue World. When people buy the bundle they can choose for part of their contribution to be donated to one of 3 wildlife charities, Wolf Haven International, Animal Welfare Institute, and Farm Sanctuary.

Having read a few of these comics, it’s well worth the money, even if it’s just a dollar (we encourage you to give more though). When certain goals are met, new comics unlock as well, this is a great idea and we encourage everyone to pitch in! The event runs until March 6.

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