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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Are You Sure You Want To Trade That?

If you've ever been into a comic shop that has a large selection of back issues, then there's a fair chance that they'll be willing to buy your old (or unwanted) comics. Whether you're taking them in because you no longer want them, you need the space, or you just want somebody else to enjoy …

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15 Years Of Art With A Heart

I read about this a couple of days ago and wanted to bring some awareness to the Baltimore area project, but I wasn't really too familiar with just what Art With A Heart did. Below is an article that originally appeared at Indigo Comics and was written by Bennett C. Robley. It is presented here almost exactly …

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Why Do We Love Vs. Topics?

If you've been a fan of superhero comics for any length of time, then the chances are pretty high that at some point you've engaged in the debate of which character could beat which character in a fight (often the answer is "Batman with planning" regardless of who's actually fighting). But why is it that …

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Being Wrong Can Be A Good Thing

Nerds, comic book fans, and geeks in general can be a very strongly opinionated bunch. Oftentimes  we hear a piece of news, a teaser or even a minor set leak and our opinion is formed and we stick to it no matter what. Ben Affleck is Batman? Michael B Jordan as the Human Torch? [Redacted] is …

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Diversity In Comics: We’ve Come A Long Way, But We’re Not There Yet

The comic book industry has been making great strides when it comes to introducing more cultural, and ethnic, diversity in the last decade. Superheroes are no longer just straight white men with the odd woman around, but depending on who you talk to about diversity in comics, you could easily  be mistaken for thinking that …

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Wonder Woman: A Cultural Icon

"Not even girls want to be girls so long as our feminine archetype lacks force, strength, and power. Not wanting to be girls, they don't want to be tender, submissive, peace-loving as good women are. Women's strong qualities have become despised because of their weakness. The obvious remedy is to create a feminine character with …

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Are The Lack Of Kid-Friendly Comics Hurting The Industry’s Future?

Working for years in a now defunct movie (and video game) rental chain, I would often see under age kids trying to leave with movies or games that were rated too old for them. If the parent was with them, and Little Johnny wanted to play Grand Theft Auto, I would always let the parent …

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