Comic books and graphic novels

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Joaquin Phoenix in a scene from the film "Joker." (Niko Tavernise/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)
October 13, 2019 - 2:47 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first weekend was no fluke: "Joker" is a hit. The R-rated comic book villain origin story had a phenomenal second weekend at the box office, topping the charts once more over newcomers such as the animated "The Addams Family" and the Will Smith action pic "Gemini Man." Warner...
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FILE - In this April 23, 2018, file photo, Stan Lee, left, and Keya Morgan arrive at the world premiere of "Avengers: Infinity War" in Los Angeles. Morgan, the former business manager of Lee has been arrested on elder abuse charges involving the late comic book icon. Los Angeles police say Morgan was taken into custody in Arizona early Saturday, May 25, 2019, on an outstanding arrest warrant. Morgan was charged earlier this month with felony allegations of theft, embezzlement, forgery or fraud against an elder adult, and false imprisonment of an elder adult. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
May 26, 2019 - 4:11 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A former business manager of the late comic book legend Stan Lee had his initial court appearance early Sunday in Arizona, where he was arrested after fleeing California charges of fiduciary elder abuse. Keya Morgan appeared in Maricopa County Superior Court on a charge of being a...
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Steve Aoki talks to a fan during a comic book signing of his new "Neon Future" comic book series at Multiverse Corps. Comics on Thursday, May 2, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
May 04, 2019 - 12:50 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Forget the dystopian future of science fiction stories, where Skynet endoskeletons stomp on dry human bones or people slumbering in fluid-filled pods serve as living batteries. Electronic music producer and DJ Steve Aoki imagines a future where humans live in harmony with technology,...
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This June, 2004, photo shows cartoonist Monkey Punch drawing his character Fujiko Mine on whiteboard at a symposium in Nishinomiya, western Japan. Monkey Punch, best known as the creator of a Japanese megahit comic series of master thief Lupin The Third, has died at age of 81. His office, MP Pictures, said Wednesday, April 17, 2019, that Monkey Punch, whose real name is Kazuhiko Kato, died of pneumonia on April 11.(Kyodo News via AP)
April 17, 2019 - 4:51 am
TOKYO (AP) — Cartoonist Monkey Punch, best known as the creator of the Japanese megahit comic series Lupin III, has died at age of 81. His office, MP Pictures, said Wednesday that Monkey Punch, whose real name is Kazuhiko Kato, died of pneumonia on April 11. The story of master thief Lupin's...
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Kevin Smith arrives at Excelsior! A Celebration of the Amazing, Fantastic, Incredible & Uncanny Life of Stan Lee on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
January 31, 2019 - 9:24 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Army bugler played a mournful taps at a Hollywood memorial for Stan Lee, and military bagpipers sent a solemn "Amazing Grace" into the air. Standing respectfully around them was another group in its own impeccable uniforms: Lee fans dressed as Black Panther, Wolverine and...
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FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2018 file photo, a balloon depicting Goku, from the "Dragon Ball" manga series, makes its way down Sixth Avenue during the 92nd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. "Dragon Ball” is a revered anime that has influenced pop culture for years, earning praise from the likes of Michael B. Jordan, Ronda Rousey and Chris Brown, showing up in end zone celebrations. With the new film "Dragon Ball Super: Broly" releasing this week in the U.S., the franchise’s popularity with its famous and non-famous fans is likely to grow. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg, File)
January 15, 2019 - 1:42 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Dragon Ball" may be a Japanese-born anime, but the series has become a major pop culture influencer for years. Rappers sprinkle references in their rhymes, athletes channel the character's super powers when making big plays and the franchise's star even made a towering...
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FILE - In this July 21, 2011, file photo, Stan Lee poses for a portrait at the LMT Music Lodge during Comic Con in San Diego. Comic book genius Lee, the architect of the contemporary comic book, has died. He was 95. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
November 12, 2018 - 11:10 pm
It became easy, in recent years, to dismiss him as the wisecracking grandpa of the American comic book, a past-his-prime gimmick who cameoed alongside Earth's angstiest superheroes in the high-grossing Marvel blockbusters of the past decade. But Stan Lee, who died Monday, was far more than that. It...
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FILE - In this May 9, 1988, file photo, comics impresario Stan Lee, center, poses with Lou Ferrigno, right, and Eric Kramer who portray 'The Incredible Hulk' and Thor, respectively, in a special movie for NBC, 'The Incredible Hulk Returns,' May 9, 1988, Los Angeles, Calif. Comic book genius Lee, the architect of the contemporary comic book, has died. He was 95. The creative dynamo who revolutionized the comics by introducing human frailties in superheroes such as Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four and The Incredible Hulk, was declared dead Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to Kirk Schenck, an attorney for Lee's daughter, J.C. Lee. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
November 12, 2018 - 7:36 pm
Celebrities offer their thanks, remembrances and condolences in the death of Marvel legend Stan Lee, who died Monday at age 95. "Sad, sad day. Rest In Power, Uncle Stan. You have made the world a better place through the power of modern mythology and your love of this messy business of being human...
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FILE - In this April 16, 2002, file photo, Stan Lee, 79, creator of comic-book franchises such as "Spider-Man," "The Incredible Hulk" and "X-Men," smiles during a photo session in his office in Santa Monica, Calif. Comic book genius Lee, the architect of the contemporary comic book, has died. He was 95. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
November 12, 2018 - 7:06 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stan Lee, the creative dynamo who revolutionized the comic book and helped make billions for Hollywood by introducing human frailties in Marvel superheroes such as Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the Incredible Hulk, died Monday. He was 95. Lee was declared dead at Cedars-...
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This image released by Sony Pictures shows a scene from "Venom." (Sony Pictures via AP)
October 07, 2018 - 1:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In a weekend of perfect counterprogramming for Hollywood, the comic-book movie "Venom" shrugged off bad reviews to shatter the October box-office record with an $80 million debut, while Bradley Cooper's "A Star Is Born" soared to $41.3 million. With $174.5 million in tickets sold at...
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