Slightly Misplaced Comic Book Heroes Case File #60: Ronin

You'll never guess who's behind the mask. Seriously. Even I'm not sure here.
You’ll never guess who’s behind the mask. Seriously. Even I’m not sure here.

When Brian Michael Bendis took over the Avengers titles, he decided to blow up the team.  That was literal in more than a few cases, like Jack of Hearts.  Hawkeye, who Bendis claimed was his favorite character, died in another massive explosion but emerged later thanks to House of M.  These things happen.

But Bendis then brought in a new team that he saw as a chance to do an all-star team like the original Avengers line-up was, but with the all-stars that existed then.  Not all of them made sense, and some of them were questionable picks.  But among the promotional art was a “new” character called Ronin.  Who was Ronin?  Well, that depended on what comic you were reading.

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Why Can’t All Comics Have Awesome Motion Covers Like These?

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Yummy, yummy, yummy, I got love in my tummy.

Comics Alliance recently posted their 25 Greatest Animated Comic Book Covers from artists :ABVH, Kerry Callen, Brad Backofen, and Jim Groom.

I picked out a few of my favorites and posted them after the break. Be sure to visit Comics Alliance and the individual artists blogs for more.

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