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  • Yesterday we told you how much we love mini-comics (a lot) and why they’re so awesome (too many reasons to fit inside these parentheses).

  • Superheroics are more than just jumping around rooftops and punching spandex baddies right in the mush – sometimes it requires education! Here’s a short list of just some of the superheroes who’ve made crimefighting a sideline to their teaching careers, or made their teaching career essential to their crimefighting!

    Lady Fairplay
    Created by:
    Jack Ryan
    Debuted in: Bang-Up Comics vol.1  #1 (Progressive, 1941)

  • From left to right: @powellsbooks, @booksaremagicbk, @literatibookstore, @harvardbookstore

    Independent Bookstore Day is April 29th! And while we wish we could suspend time and space just so we could visit all our favorite bookstores in one day, we can’t. Luckily, Instagram is there to transport us wherever we want to go. Here are our absolute favorite independent bookstores on Instagram.

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    If you’ve read The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains by Jon Morris, you know he delivers on all things regrettable in the best possible way. But regrettable, larger than life figures didn’t start with comic books; mythology is chock-full of them! Here’s a taste of some of the most regrettable gods, monsters, and the folks who got mixed up with them.

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    We all love the Doctor, love to hate the Master, and vaguely remember the Rani. But what of the other Time Lords we never hear about? Here’s a collection of inhabitants from the Doctor’s home planet of Gallifrey who have never appeared on the Doctor Who television show, the radio plays, or the numerous tie-in novels. Often with good reason.

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    Around the world, Shakespearean theaters are celebrating the birth date (and possibly death date) of the most famous playwright in history. Whether you love the Bard’s works, like we do, or don’t get what all the fuss is about, it’s hard to deny how influential Billy Shakes has been on pretty much every author to come after him. Beloved movies like 10 Things I Hate About You, She’s the Man, the Lion King, and West Side Story wouldn’t have existed without Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, Twelfth Night, Hamlet, and Romeo and Juliet, respectively.

    But you know about those movies, right? We’re gonna get a little obscure, a little weird, and a little silly with these six bizarre adaptations of Shakespeare’s work.

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