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Before the invention of photography, mankind recorded its most frightening historical events via paintings. Such paintings often romanticized struggles, or else presented the scenes in distorted ways, to further convey the terror experienced at the time by our ancestors. This list features the ten most disturbing paintings that depict historical atrocities and disasters from the…

a not-do-subtle effort to cater to the growing popularity of Pinterest, Toptenz will be attempting more articles based on image-focused lists that also look to teach and inspire. Sure, we’ll have our standard lists about the bizarre, food and “Why Batman and Teddy Roosevelt are Similar” but we hope you will find these simple lists…

While most people think of superheroes when they hear the term “comic books,” it turns out that one of the most popular and resilient comic genres revolves around non-supervillainy crime.  Dating back to the early 20th century, crime comics have been a mainstay of the medium. Suave private eyes, pulp anti-hero avengers, and neo-noir police procedurals…

If you have been following Toptenz.net you might know that we publish our fair share of comic book related lists. I still find time to see what’s going on at the Xavier’s School for Mutants, The Daily Planet and the Avenger’s Mansion when I can. Rather than publish just another comic book list, (we seem…

In a market dominated by superheroes, it’s easy to forget that, once upon a time, there were a plethora of other genres that enjoyed great popularity. One of these was the war comic genre. Though they originated in the 1930s, the war comics genre exploded in the wake of World War II. Tales of impossibly…

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