Author: Stan Ford

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In Case You Missed It: Betty Boop TPB

The Betty Boop series from Dynamite may have flown under your radar, but it has a creative team that screams for you to consider buying this collection. Roger Langridge has written great comics, some of which he's drawn, and is capable of writing not only comedy, but some stories that you can really get into. Gisèle Lagacé has an art style that lends itself to a variety of stories, as shown by her work on Jem and the Holograms and her own webcomic, Ménage à 3. SHe can take a fun story and inject it with all the humanity needed to keep you pulled in. I'm personally looking forward to re-reading this series in one sitting.

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Hi-Fi Fight Club Combines Record Store Nostalgia With An All-Girl Fight Club

Every so often, our inbox gives us a press release that screams of something that we might like. Hi-Fi Fight Club is one of those comics. Take a look at the press release from BOOM! and see if it’s something you want to give a try when it comes out in August 2017. BOOM! STUDIOS

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4 Kids Walk Into A Bank Returns May 17

Black Mask's 4 Kids Walk Into A Bank  is finally returning this week. Matthew Rosenberg has gained quite a reputation for his work at Marvel on Kingpin and Rocket Raccoon. It would be easy for a more recent fan of writing to not realize that his earlier work was for Black Mask on We Can Never Go Home and 4 Kids Walk Into A Bank.

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WTF Marvel?

The news of Marvel’s retreat from diversity after Secret Empire practically broke the Internet. Vloggers, bloggers and news sites went out of their way to criticize and analyze the news and the possible reasons behind the relaunch and the possible directions all of this could go. If you were expecting me to be different, then

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Free Comic Book Day Report (Updates Throughout The Day)

I got me some travelling to do today, but my nerd card would be repossessed if I missed Free Comic Book Day, our very own manufactured retail holiday. Retailers have to buy the comics that they give away (just one source), meaning the day is a boon for Diamond and presumably for publishers as well. Stores, well smart ones, make the day an event to draw in customers and turn those giveaways into actual dollars. Therefore, I need to tell you all that you need to actually spend some money today.

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Cover Gallery – Saga Of Crystar, Crystal Warrior

Published by Marvel from 1983- 1985, Saga of Crystar was a comic book series created to tie into a toy line. Overall, the comic was atrocious, but it did feature some fantastic covers, most of which were done by Michael Golden. Golden provided some of the best covers of the 1980s.

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First Thoughts On Marvel “Legacy”

Source: The Hollwood Reporter At C2E2, Marvel Comics announced its own relaunch of its entire line that promises to return the company's characters to their roots. It's entitled Marvel Legacy.

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Artist Barred Entry Into The US For Comics

Canadian comic artist Gisèle Lagacé, known most recently for her work on Jem And The Holograms, Archie Meets The Ramones and Betty Boop, was scheduled to be at Artist's Alley and the IDW table at C2E2 in Chicago this weekend. Unfortunately, she won't be there due to problems she encountered at the US Border with Canada. Here is the full recounting she shared on her Facebook page.

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Doctor Who Review – “The Pilot”

I sat down to the start of a new season of Doctor Who anticipating much of what I had gotten from the Stephen Moffat/Peter Capaldi era. The past two seasons have been good, but not great. There were glimmers of light as Capaldi would insert some element of a past incarnation of the Time Lord or as some prior moment from classic Doctor Who was referenced. Overall, there seemed to be a sense that the series was looking for a direction to go, one that would appease fans, the BBC, and the creative spirit at work within the show. Amazingly, we've gotten a premiere that encompassed everything I want from Doctor Who.

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Jem And The Holograms #25 Review

It seems like I've been away from Jem and the Holograms for a long time. I was hooked early on, and if you haven't been keeping up, just click on the tag for this title at the top of the page for previews of the issues I've reviewed. The series has been exceptional, and that's coming from a guy that's never been a fan of the animated series from the 1980s.

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Some Thoughts On Batman

Batman is by far one of the most popular super-heroes around. The reasons for that vary depending upon the source. I believe that Batman's humanity is what makes him more relatable than Superman. However, many aspects to Batman's character have been ignored over the years, forgotten by a large number of his fans. Important parts of his character have become parody. Despite his popularity, I don't share the feeling that Batman is the greatest super-hero. He's great, but there are parts that people forget that make him one of the best.

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DC Super Hero Girls and Our Daughters.

As the parent of two daughters, I have witnessed my oldest involved with manga, anime, and a few super hero properties that have found themselves the target of female attention. My youngest is just beginning school and after having super heroes foisted on her among the various Disney princesses and ponies, I have witnessed her developing her own interest in DC Super Hero Girls.

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