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Throwback Thursday: Great Stuff From Our Past Years Lists

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2008: Haruka Ayase - The Hottest Women of the Year! One of the highest grossing films in Japan that year was "Cyborg She" (My Girlfriend Is A Cyborg), so it is no surprise that the film's lead actress, Haruka Ayase, would be a sought after commodity. Haruka found working on the film to be a challenge due to the language barrier between her and Korean movie director, Jae-Yong Kwak. "Mr Kwak taught me acting through gestures and facial emotions." Ayase also took a very playful approach to her robot character, "“Because I don’t have an opportunity to punch men, I enjoyed doing it during production.” I'm sure there are a lot of men out there that are happy that she got to live that fantasy out on the set. Now male fans worldwide will want their very own Haruka Ayase cyborg. I guess it's time to trade in my "Lucy Liu Bot" for a new model! See: Top Ten Hottest Women Of 2008 2008: Murphy As The Riddler? Weisz As Catwoman? Labeouf As

The Top Ten Hottest Vintage Comic Books Of 2015!

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Compiled By View Obscura Comics  10. Justice League of America #72, June 1969 Issue - DC Comics Price $30.00 USD - Order Here Script by Denny O'Neil, pencils by Dick Dillin, inks by Sid Greene. The Justice League have just finished a prototype statue commemorating their departed comrade the Martian Manhunter, and their discussion on how to improve on the design is interrupted by the sudden arrival of the Red Tornado arriving from Earth-Two. However, before he can tell the Justice League why he has come from Earth-One, the alarm goes off and the Justice League goes off into action telling the Red Tornado not to budge until they come back. They end up in Midway City where they are met by Hawkgirl who takes the JLA to the museum to see that Hawkman has been turned into salt, as well as everyone in the area. They have the police cordon off the entire part of town and Green Lantern erects a cover over the city to prevent the salt statues from being dissolved by rain. Batman

The Top Ten Comic Books And Graphic Novels Of 2015!

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Sponsored By View Obscura Comics! 10. Avengers #44  Earth’s Mightiest Heroes face extinction. As Secret Wars and the final incursion loom, our heroes stand shoulder to shoulder for their cataclysmic end. Marvel is pleased to present your look at superstar artist Jim Cheung’s FINAL ISSUE VARIANT to AVENGERS #44 – the last, epic issue! Before the highly-anticipated Secret Wars begins in May, close out Jonathan Hickman’s sprawling Avengers saga in style with this stunning variant rendered by one of the top artists in the industry! What changes await Earth’s Mightiest in the pages of Secret Wars? You’ll have to wait till May to find out. 9. Wonder Woman #38  Art by: Richard Friend, David Finch Cover by: Richard Friend, David Finch Variant cover by: Rachel Dodson, , Richard Friend, David Finch Written by: Meredith Finch With her people against her, Wonder Woman has left Paradise Island more uncertain of her intentions than ever before! And with only the mantle of

The Hottest Rock And Country Artists / Albums Of 2015!

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10. Grace Potter: Midnight Grace Potter is a member of The Nocturnals (Grace Potter & The Nocturnals) with Scott Tournet (guitar/slide guitar), Matthew Burr (drums/percussion), and Bryan Dondero (upright/electric bass). Potter's dynamic vocal ability has drawn comparisons to legends Bonnie Raitt, Aretha Franklin and Janis Joplin. Her unique style behind the Hammond B-3 and piano is also gaining widespread recognition. 9. New Order: Music Complete New Order are an alternative rock/electronic dance band which formed in 1980 in Salford, England, United Kingdom by the three remaining members of Joy Division. The band's classic lineup consists of Bernard Sumner (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Peter Hook (bass, electronic percussion), Gillian Gilbert (keyboards, guitar) and Stephen Morris (drums, keyboards). The group effectively disbanded in 1993 but reformed in 1998. Gilbert left in 2001 to look after her and Morris' children and was replaced by guitarist/keybo

A Virtual Cornucopia Of Christmas Knowledge

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A Christian holiday honoring the birth of Jesus Christ, Christmas evolved over two millennia into a worldwide religious and secular celebration, incorporating many pre-Christian, pagan traditions into the festivities along the way. Today, Christmas is a time for family and friends to get together and exchange gifts. In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to his own town to register. So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room fo