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Shadle Park graduate Rahner earns praise for his ‘Rotten’ series

They didn’t know about zombies yet in the 1870s, so imagine their confusion. Early in the zombie- Western comic book series “Rotten,” one poor guy, a would-be miner who hopes he’s on the trail to the town of Shimmer, spots a gray- skinned, sore-covered figure staggering in the distance.

Without villains, heroes lack punch

‘Iron Man 3” might have dibs as the first blockbuster of 2013, but Tony Stark won’t be the only superhero bursting through multiplex screens in the coming months. Already scheduled for release this summer and beyond are “Kick-Ass 2,” “Thor 2,” “The Wolverine” and the Superman reboot “Man of Steel.” It’s a crowded marketplace. Each summer, more masked crime fighters and caped crusaders populate the movie landscape. The “superhero movie” is now a genre unto itself, and producers will continue to pillage the back catalogues of Marvel and DC comics until they’ve totally exhausted their resources – pretty soon they’ll be devoting whole movies to Aquaman’s distant relatives or Mr. Fantastic’s chiropractor.

Love Story: Her comic books won him over

It wasn’t her eyes or her smile that captured his heart – it was her comic books. Sixty years ago, Laurie and Sheri Zapf met in the third grade in Spearfish, S.D. Laurie was passionate about comic books and Sheri had a great collection featuring the superheroes and cowboys he admired.