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Who Is The Man Who Laughs? The Origin & Shocking Real-Life Inspiration Of THE JOKER!

In May of 1939, the world was introduced to a detective dressed like a bat. Created by the teenaged Bob Kane and the more experienced Bill Finger, Batman exploded onto the scene in DETECTIVE COMICS issue #27. Something of a mirror image to Superman, Batman was a human with no special abilities outside of being […]

Remember When Captain America Turned Into A Werewolf? Here’s The Full Story of CAPWOLF!

When you have a character being published in multiple monthly comics for upwards of fifty years, you tend to play out some very kooky ideas. Flash, for example, had an entire storyline about his imaginary friend from childhood who was actually a real alien. It was written by Grant Morrison, so the story is better […]

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When Pennywise Was Real: The Phantom Clown Scare of 1981

When we look back, 1981 was certainly a banner year for horror. Aside from some of the best horror movies of all time coming out, including AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON and EVIL DEAD, we had the nightmare inducing melting heads in RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK and the true arrival of Jason Voorhees in FRIDAY THE […]