Off-Panel: Top Five Deadpool Guest Appearances

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From caricatures in the 18th-century to modern graphic novels, women have been key in the evolution of comic book art – as a new exhibition at the House of Illustration of 100 artists illustrates.

This Guardian gallery celebrating the last 200 years of women’s contributions to comics is evvvvvvvvvvvvvvvverything.

Similarly, how would this affect what publishers are willing to take a chance on? If Wal-Mart were to become a sizable chunk of their business, the superstore may become a determining factor of what does or does not get published. Would that be good for recent pushes for more inclusion at Marvel and DC?

Paste ponders what the forthcoming comics section at Wal-Mart is going to mean for the industry.

Behold! I give you the problem of Superman. It’s a problem that has less to do with the character himself and more to with DC Comics, which found itself stuck with a flagship character it thought needed fixing. In trying, it broke him nearly beyond repair.

A really interesting essay from the Atlantic pondering what, exactly, is wrong with Superman.

At Marvel, women make up about a third of the editorial staff, according to a company spokesperson. Fortune spoke to three of these women about their work, their favorite superheroes, what it’s like to be a woman in what many consider to be a little boy’s world.

What’s it like to be a woman at Marvel? Fortune finds out.

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From Comic Book Resources, this list of the top-five guest appearances made by Deadpool made me smile. I cannot wait for this movie, you guys. CANNOT.

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