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Comic Lover’s Wife – The Geek Is Strong With This One.

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

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Strangers In Paradise #27 – Reviews Of Old Comics

I really don't know why I haven't done an issue of Strangers In Paradise here. Terry Moore's series is an excellent example of long form storytelling. He also worked in morality lessons along the way of telling a compelling same-sex love story. He had characters develop and grow past their original, one-line descriptions they first appeared with. I chose this issue for how it followed such an unforeseen event in the comic. David and Katchoo's plane to New York has crashed near Nashville. For issues, we were under the impression that Katchoo, David and Francine were free from the legacy of Darcy Parker, and this crash seemed that it might be more than a random event. The plane crash would have lasting effects right up until the end of the series. This issue was an emotional punch to the gut from page one, and it went on from there.

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Mike Kaluta To Draw New Zorro Adventures

Mike Kaluta is a comics legend. His science fiction series Starstruck is a masterpiece of the genre. His version of the Shadow set the bar for every other version of the character. Now he's bringing his style to another iconic character, Zorro.

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Alex Ross Exhibit: How Did I Miss This Happening?

My wife suggested a family adventure to Greenville, SC to see the Alex Ross exhibit at the Upcountry History Museum. I had no idea that it was going on. My only request for my day off was to visit a comic shop. She found this and asked if I'd be interested. Yeah, I was interested.

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Bucky O’Hare #1 – Reviews of Old Comics

Needing an independent comic to review, I found inspiration in Boss Fight Studio’s line of Bucky O’Hare figures. I have absolutely no background in reading these comics, although I remember them being advertised and perhaps even seeing them on a spinner rack, however, this period saw me getting most of my comics from a comics shop,

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Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Having a Comics Blowout

You may have noticed your Facebook feed blowing up with mentions of finding Comic Book hardcovers and Trade Paperbacks at crazy great prices. For those you not familiar with it, Ollie's Bargain Outlet is a chain of discount stores that feature buyouts and overstock from seasons past. Their motto of "Good Stuff Cheap!" is generally not exaggeration, especially when it comes to their book selection, often with a modest section of trade paperbacks and graphic novels. Word broke through social media that they had gotten in a massive shipment of discounted hardcovers and trade paperbacks for crazy cheap prices. Instantly, collectors, fans and connoisseurs of comics rushed to their nearest Ollie's to get what they could.

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Preview: Surfacing Explores Mermaids Encountering Humans

We get these press releases for a lot of independent comics. Most of them are not to the level that I feel like they need to be. Rather than seem disingenuous, and promote something that I don't feel has promise, I let them pass and go on my way. However, I still open these e-mails hoping for that comic that shows promise work checking out. Surfacing shows that promise that I hope for. I don't know that this is the next We Can Never Go Home, but it does look rather good, and most importantly, like the creators are trying to do something with this book to make it worthy of the reader dropping five dollars on.

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Alterna Publisher Peter Simeti’s Criticizes Diamond In Anniversary Message

I've not covered Alterna Comics too much. It's one of the smaller publishers out there, and I can appreciate that restraint in overextending a company in an effort to become a larger player. I also appreciate the love of comics as a medium, evident by their move to $1.50 newsprint comics. I even personally know the writer of Amazing Age, Matthew D. Smith, whose work on that title is some of the best writing at the publisher. However, from the moment that I got publisher Peter Simeti's 12th anniversary message, I gained a new respect for the publisher.

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Why haven’t there been more comic articles and reviews?

Hi. everyone, Stan Ford, here, chief of the comics side of the web site. I need to address some things that may have been nagging some of you the way that it’s been nagging me. There’s a dearth of comic articles on the web site, and I need to explain why, if for no reason,

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Pixie Trix Webcomics To End

Artist Gisèle Lagacé announced on her Facebook page that Pixie Trix Comix and its collection of webcomics, including Menage a 3, Dangerously Chloe, Eerie Cuties, Sandra On The Rocks, Sticky Dilly Buns, and Magick Chicks, will stop by January 2019. While money is cited as a major issue, Lagacé made a point to note that Menage a 3 had an end planned out around Volume 10. Here is the full text of her post.

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Great Idea For Artists: Convention Spending Tracker

Missy Peña is a really good artist, who's done some fantastic covers for BOOM!'s Steven Universe series. Back in March, she shared a great idea on her Tumblr page, a convention spending tracker.

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Comic Lover’s Wife: Libraries And Comics

I was online recently checking to see if anyone in our region had a new comic book exhibit to go to. We love to adventure and every once in a while you can catch one of the museums or colleges doing a comic book exhibit. While I was browsing, I was really surprised at just how many colleges and larger public libraries have a comic book collection. They varied in how big and how old their books were, but I was still excited to see so many institutions starting to catch on that comic books are an art form and cultural phenomenon that deserved to be collected and preserved.

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