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Defense Department to Use Comic Books as 'Art Therapy'

Throughout human history, people have used comic book-like art forms to document the horror and valor of war, and now American defense scientists think continuing that tradition by producing online comic books could help veterans overcome post-traumatic stress disorder. Full story

Bam! Healing war wounds through comics

The Defense Department's research wing has put out a call for "user-friendly authoring tools to help service members express combat-related experiences through personal narratives in a graphic novel/sequential art format" — personal comic books. Full story

Ryan Reynolds' superhero dreams

   The actor chats with Access' Billy Bush about the upcoming comic book film, "Green Lantern." Is this a role that he ever thought he'd get to play when he first broke into acting? Plus, is Ryan planning to re-team with Sandra Bullock in "Most Wanted"?

Giggity giggity! Family Guy clan heads to comics

Peter Griffin and his long put-upon, but funny, family are heading to the pages of their own comic book series. Full story

Blake Lively on going brunette for 'Lantern'

   The actress chats about the upcoming comic book movie "Green Lantern" and what she thinks of the footage she's seen so far.

Four New York men charged in murder of comic book collector

Four men were arrested on federal murder charges in upstate New York for allegedly killing an elderly man for his valuable comic book collection, authorities said on Thursday. Full story

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  Royal romance gets graphic

Much has already been written about Prince William and Kate Middleton's romance. But Bluewater Productions is detailing their love story in a never-before-seen way -- in comic book form. TODAY's Amy Robach reports.

  12-year-old creates comic book

A Florida 7th grader writes, illustrates and prints his own comic. WTVJ's Adam Kuperstein reports.

  Racist cartoon of Michelle Obama

A right-wing blog posted extremely offensive images of the first lady. Msnbc’s Lawrence O’Donnell has more in the Rewrite.

  Seth Rogen is 'The Green Hornet'

NBC Buzz chats with the comedian about the comic book comedy, his wedding this year and his celebrity status.

  ‘Comic book kid’ Lupica talks sci-fi ‘Hero’

Mike Lupica, a self-described “comic book kid” and iconic sports columnist for the New York Daily News, chats about how science fiction meets sports in his new children’s book, “Hero.”

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Copies of a comic book about Britain's Kate Middleton and Prince William. called "Kate and William: A Very Public Love Story," are displayed in a store in the center of London on April 2, 2011, shortly before being launched at a book-signing. The couple is due to marry on April 29.

Batman No. 1
Batman No. 1

In this undated photo provided by Heritage Auction Galleries, a 1940 Batman issue #1 comic book owned by longtime Fairbanks, Alaska comic book buff Mike Wheat is shown. Wheat has put the rare comic on the auction block through Dallas-based Heritage Auction Galleries, where it's expected to fetch mor