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Comics Elite – a no shirt required comic auction site

Comics Elite – a no shirt required comic auction site

My friends at work keep me in comic books. I’ve tried several times to escape but to no avail. The latest group I’ve encountered has been the most productive as far as comic collectibles. Comics Elite started with a Facebook group run by Shawn Hudachko and has grown into something all its own.

January 10, 2017 1 comment Read More
Blast From The Past

Blast From The Past

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A lot of us who fall into the “middle aged” demographic had a lot of cool toys to play with as children; boys and girls alike.  For some of these toy lines, they are still alive and well in the market and have maintained current.  There are others who are working on a resurgence of sorts in other forms of media.

December 2, 2016 0 comments Read More
Comics That Make You Think – Surgeon X

Comics That Make You Think – Surgeon X

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What if antibiotics stopped working?  What if the human race became resistant and something as simple as a paper cut or a pin prick could ultimately kill you?  That’s the premise behind the new Image title Surgeon X by writer/creator Sara Kenney.

October 11, 2016 0 comments Read More
Favorite Sons Ride Again

Favorite Sons Ride Again

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For fans of the show, the wait between seasons was brutal.  As the season aired, the wait between episodes was tough.  And then…it ended.  No more new episodes.  While there’s been talk of spin-offs and feature films, nothing’s come to fruition yet and we’re left with a void.  That is, unless you like comic books.  

October 6, 2016 0 comments Read More
It Takes a Village

It Takes a Village

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Ever took the time to think about what it takes to make a comic book?  I don’t mean the printing process; I’m talking the creative side?  Most books these days involve multiple creative personalities.  There are times one person may take on more than one role, but it doesn’t change the fact that someone needs to do it.  As you’re reading the different roles in the creation process below, keep in mind that while most titles come out once a month, there are several these days that come out every 2 weeks.  14 days to put together all the moving parts without letting the story go astray…always amazes me.

September 30, 2016 0 comments Read More
The Pros of Cons

The Pros of Cons

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Ever been to a comic book convention (comic con)?  If you have, then you know how much fun these events are.  If you haven’t, why not?  Think it’s just a big room full of people selling and talking about comic books?  While that was predominantly true when they first started in the mid-60’s, modern day cons have been popular culture events.  Most major metropolitan areas, as well as many smaller cities, have at least one con a year.  Some are small, held in a hotel conference room, and it’s what a lot of people think; just people there selling comics.  On the other end of the spectrum, though, there are multi-day events held in massive convention centers and feature media celebrities, comic industry personalities, discussion panels, exclusive items, gaming news, toys, world premier events for things like movie trailers, TV show previews, video games previews…the list goes on.  Read on to get a little flavor into the experience.

September 28, 2016 1 comment Read More
Recommended Reading: AfterShock

Recommended Reading: AfterShock

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AfterShock is relatively new player to the comic book market.  Launched in mid-2015 with the first books hitting shelves late that year, don’t let the newness be a turn-off.  The company was founded by established figures in the industry and they’ve secured a strong list of talent.  Below is a list of titles that are on my pull list:

September 23, 2016 0 comments Read More
Comic Books: A Generational View (part 2, Censorship comes to Comics)

Comic Books: A Generational View (part 2, Censorship comes to Comics)

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In part one, The Golden Age, we saw the dawn of the superhero.  Two of America’s most patriotic symbols in Captain America and Superman were born during that era and pitched in to support the troops during World War II.  DC introduced a slew of heroes as well as the superhero team concept when the Justice Society of America debuted in 1940.  However, the end of the war dealt a sharp blow to our heroes.  

September 23, 2016 0 comments Read More
Any idea what a Pull List is?

Any idea what a Pull List is?

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How many of you reading this read comic books?  For those that do, where do you get them?  Barnes & Noble?  Do you download them and read them on a device?  Me, I’m a traditionalist.  I like the actual, floppy, very hard to keep in pristine condition, hope reading this doesn’t ruin it, don’t let my kids near it, wish someday it’s worth some money, damn I’m running out or room in my basement for all of these…comic book.  And I read a lot of them.  About 150 a month at last count.  And I’m not talking older books.  These are brand new, right off the shelf, current story line books.  And that’s where a pull list helps.

September 21, 2016 0 comments Read More
Which comes first; book or movie?

Which comes first; book or movie?

bookmovieSo much of what makes it to TV and movies gets its source material from printed works; i.e. books, short stories, comic books, etc.  In those situations, which are you more likely to consume first?  I can’t think of an instance where the printed version contained less detail than the screen version.  Conversely, the print version makes you rely on your imagination for the visuals, whereas the screen version…well kinda obvious.  Yet with the screen version, you’re viewing the story through a small group of peoples’ interpretation; the Director’s and Producers’.

September 20, 2016 0 comments Read More
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