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BOX OFFICE UPDATE
"Batman Begins" has legs!

From www.boxofficeguru.com: "Witches, zombies, and love bugs failed to knock 'Batman Begins' out of the number one spot at the North American box office during the 18th consecutive weekend when ticket sales were down from last year. The super hero actioner grossed an estimated $26.8 million in its second weekend to remain atop the charts falling a moderate 45% from its opening weekend. Given the comic book genre, the hold was impressive and gave Warner Bros. a cume of $121.7 million after 12 days of release. The Christopher Nolan-directed film could find its way to $180-190M domestically.
Overseas, 'Batman Begins' also held up well grossing an estimated $26.7M from 85 markets to boost the international cume to $83.4 million. Holdover markets dropped by an average of only 36%. The Caped Crusader's worldwide tally now stands at $205.1 million after less than two weeks."

ART: Batman by David Mazzucchelli, from a DC house ad for "Batman: Year One." Click the pic for a big version!



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ASM #56 by Romita
DD #32 by Biro
Flash #184 by Bolland


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NEAL ADAMS SUPPORTS RANN
Adam Strange by Adams, Neal!

Here's a few unpublished Adam Strange panels written and drawn by Neal Adams when he was only 16 years old. Neal's version of the "Thinking Man's Superhero" was done just for the fun of it, long before Neal entered the field as a pro. Thannies please take note -- young Neal didn't choose Hawkman to draw. He chose Adam Strange. I'm just saying.


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Lois Lane #13
Lois Lane #29
Lois Lane #70


REPORTER ON A RAMPAGE
Lois, what the hell are you DOING?!??!

Lois Lane was a zany nut ball in the Silver Age! Some prime examples: She once wore a steel box on her head for weeks; She dreamed up an elaborate hoax to get superheroes to make out with her; and she once got into a nasty cat fight with the WRONG person -- Catwoman! All covers by Kurt Schaffenberger.


VINTAGE MARVEL HOUSE AD from FF #89 (1969)
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