Retro Review: Batman #177

I had been looking for this comic for years, traversing convention floors and back issue bins in more comic shops than I care to remember, refusing to purchase this issue online because that was a goal I had set myself, when I finally found a CGC graded 7.0 copy for $90 in a pawn shop. …

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Comic Book Mentality Part Four: Are You A Reader Or A Collector?

When I initially started this series, it was to wonder about the need to collect every variant possible - but as I was writing I came to a realization regarding that need, and the post began to morph into something else - that something else is currently a four part (and counting) series of articles …

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When A Crossover Sours You On A Character

You know the feeling. A character you love and a character you've always liked but have really wanted to check out are having a cross over, and you're beyond excited to see them interact, and maybe you'll start reading the second character's comics and then you'll get a tattoo of the second character and then …

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Found At A Yard Sale…

I saw this at a yard sale the other day, and the state of those old comics damn near broke me. The old newsprint was somehow still intact despite some water- and significant wind-damage. If I was interested in anything in that picture, it would have been the rack itself, but alas that wasn’t for …

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Underrated: Comics Not In Diamond’s Top 200 Sellers In August

This column previously appeared on Graphic Policy This is a column that focuses on something or some things from the comic book sphere of influence that may not get the credit and recognition it deserves. Whether that’s a list of comic book movies, ongoing comics, or a set of stories featuring a certain character. The columns …

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What Do You Do When You’re a Comics Fan in Disney?

My wife is a huge Disney fan. It's hard for me to overstate just how huge a fan she is. although she has always been a fan, it's really only been relatively recently that her love of the mouse has developed to the extent that it has. The past couple of years has seen us …

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Finally, I Found Them!

It should be no secret that I'm a fan of Valiant's comics, and that I have been since shortly after starting this blog around two and a half years ago. When I started writing for Graphic Policy I was sent a review copy of one of Valiant's comics,  company that up until then I'd only …

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Len Wein Passes Away At 69

Len Wein, co-creator of Swamp Thing, Wolverine and so may great characters and stories, has passed away. Mr. Wein's contributions to the comics landscape cannot be understated, and he will be greatly missed. My condolences go out to his friends and family. Heidi McDonald has a touching tribute over at Comics Beat (also where I first …

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Underrated: Voracious

This post originally appeared on Graphic Policy This is a column that focuses on something or some things from the comic book sphere of influence that may not get the credit and recognition it deserves. Whether that’s a list of comic book movies, ongoing comics, or a set of stories featuring a certain character. The columns …

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