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Among comic book collectors there are certain items that become the holy grail of collection items. It tends to vary from collector to collector, but some are almost universal, such as Detective Comics #27 or Action Comics #1, but we're not talking about comics, we're talking about products that were licensed. A lot of items that collectors seek out have the stock graphics that were given to manufacturers by the comic book companies. Then there are those items that have an almost mythic quality to them because they are items that were never meant for collectors. Here's where those items cross: The 1982 DC Comics Style Guide.
It’s true. My five year old daughter knows more about comic books than I do, and I have been married to a former comic book broker and all around comics encyclopedia for almost a decade now. My husband has been grooming our little girl to be a next gen comic book geek since birth. It
I decided to Cosplay again this year for HeroesCon. If you've never gone to a convention in costume, you should. I'm not saying that you should compete in the costume contest. That adds a level of competition to it, and for beginners, I wouldn't recommend it. The first time that you cosplay, the focus should be on having fun, and it can be fun. Last year, I cosplayed as the Time Trapper, taking my daughter in her Katana costume. It was fun, but I learned that cosplay that involves fabric dragging the floor can be a hazard on escalators and stairs. This year, my daughter wanted to go as Supergirl, which led to an idea for my costume, Giorgio Tsoukalos, also known as the Ancient Aliens Guy. It's meant to draw attention to her outfit and compliment it.
BOOM! Studios has given us a first look at the upcoming Giant Days #40. Nominated for the Eisner Awards, Giant Days is loved for its strong characterization, and a fantastic visual style that's appealing to a broad audience. It's also known for being a wonderful book for female readers, looking for something with a positive depiction of female characters.
We're back to following the period of Legion history that I got really hooked on the Legion. The book got split between two titles, the original newsstand title, renamed Tales of the Legion and the new Legion of Super-Heroes title that was part of DC's line printed just for comic shops on premium Baxter paper stock. The real story at this time, focused on by long-time Legion writer Paul Levitz was in the Baxter series. Tales of the Legion ran smaller stories that tied up some loose ends or offered stories with a smaller cast of Legionnaires. Among the loose ends was Lyle Norg's seeming return from the dead in Legion of Super-Heroes #310. Previous to that, he had appeared in a strange dimension discovered by Wildfire and the second Invisible Kid. This issue tied up that subplot using the same Legionnaires that found Lyle Norg.
Ultimate Comics in North Carolina experienced something truly awful as all three of their stores were broken into on 6/10/18. Anytime we have to report on these situations, it ticks us off. As someone who works in the industry, things like this can be devastating. Ultimate is reporting a loss of around 20,000 dollars. In
This week, BOOM! Studios Archaia imprint published a new hardcover graphic novel, About Betty's Boob. It's one of those comics that may not appeal to everyone, but if you love good comics, especially a variety of comics, than you should give it a try. Because of the subject matter, it is for mature readers only, not because it's pornographic, but it does deal with topics that require a little maturity to understand. I'm going to try not to spoil anything, but just in case, I want to give the obligatory spoiler warning.
When Karen Berger left DC Comics in 2013, it seemed like the end of the Vertigo line. Gerard Way seemed poised to take up the mantle with his Young Animal imprint. Some of the characters he used were previously associated with the Vertigo imprint. He also gave the books the feel of the old Vertigo titles. Fans of the Vertigo imprint got a glimmer of hope last year. DC Comics announced that there would be a new Vertigo line coming this August. Now the publisher has announced the titles and creators for the new Vertigo, run by editor Mark Doyle.
Hasbro is bringing a 3.75″-scale “The Vintage Collection” three-pack featuring Aphra, 0-0-0 the protocol droid, and BT-1 the astromech to SDCC! This hot new set will feature, what we all are assuming, the first and last time for the droids. The set is going to cost you $50 bucks and will be limited. A small
Target will be getting the highly anticipated Star Wars Black 6″ Gamorrean Guard in soon and you will need to bookmark THIS page. Keep checking back often and when we see or get word this item is live, we will post it up. This one is sure to sell fast gang so stay on your
I've been waiting for this issue to come out for a while. I remember Bridgit Connell self-publishing the first Brother Nash comic,. Since word got out that Titan would be publishing it, I've wanted to read this book badly. That time has come.
NECA has revealed a really cool SDCC Exclusive and its non other than a TMNT Street Scene Diorama and Action Figure Set. This one will be limited to 2000 pieces and will cost $250. Read on for more info and images.
NECA has released info and images for a new Friday the 13th Jason figure. This one you do not want to miss! Read on for more!