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dewitt clinton high school

from stan lee, will eisner posted in comic books by pete_nice

Established in 1897, the Governors (school mascot) have produced a number of notable alumni.

Specific to the comic book world, Stan Lee (class of 1939- Spiderman, X-Men, Fantastic Four, father of Marvel Comics), Will Eisner (class of 1936- The Spirit, father of the modern graphic novel format) and Bill Finger and Bob Kane (class of 1933- creators of Batman) all graduated from Dewitt Clinton.

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jay and silent bob’s secret stash

from kevin smith posted in comic books by pete_nice

Also known as The Stash, this comic book and novelty shop is owned by filmmaker and comic book writer Kevin Smith. Opened at the current location in March of 1999, the store's interior was designed by a film production designer and features many props and nostalgia from Kevin Smith movies.

The shop often appears in Smith's films, such as Chasing Amy, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, and is the location for the TV reality show Comic Book Men.

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the adventures of tintin mural

from tintin, hergé posted in comic books by nevereatshreddedwheat

The Stockel Metro Station in Brussels features murals on either side of the underground station's walls showing all 140 characters from the The Adventures of Tintin. The mural was drawn by Hergé and completed by Studio Hergé, his longtime group of collaborators, in 1988.

You can see a full set of photos from the mural here.

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tintin fire escape mural

from tintin, hergé posted in comic books by nevereatshreddedwheat

A five-story-tall scene from The Adventures of Tintin showing Haddock and Tintin on a fire escape is painted on the side of a building on Rue de l'Etuve in Brussels. It's located just down from the Manneken Pis sculpture, Brussels' famous landmark of a young boy pissing into a fountain.

The mural was painted in 2004 and comes from The Calculus Affair (#18 in the The Adventures of Tintin series), a 1950s cold war detective story about a sonic weapon of mass destruction.

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hôtel cornavin

from the adventures of tintin , the calculus affair posted in comic books by nevereatshreddedwheat

Hotel Cornavin as seen in The Calculus Affair, #18 in The Adventures of Tintin series.

Professor Calculus stays here while in Geneva, although if you visit you won't be able to stay in his room (room 122 on the fourth floor) because it doesn't actually exist.

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