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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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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Comic Book Mentality, Part 3: The Older The Comic, The Less Condition Matters

When I initially started this, 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 three part (and counting) series of articles. The …

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Collector Mentality, Part Two: Everything Is Worth Money!

When I initially started this post, 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 three part (and counting) series of articles. …

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Collector Mentality, Part One: I Must Have Everything!

When I initially started this post, 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. It became a stream of consciousness musing about the different collector mentalities. This first …

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Logan Vs Deadpool: Two Vastly Different R Rated Comic Book Movies

The last 18 months has seen two mainstream comic book movies released in theaters with an R rating: Deadpool in February of 2016, and Logan in March of 2017. Although Batman Vs Superman has an R rated cut, it wasn't released that way originally (though it probably should have been) so I'm not going to include that in this post, instead …

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Stuck In Time: Why Do Some Heroes Age Better Than Others?

Have you ever wondered why a character like Batman who originated back in the late 30's can work in any time period from his origination in the late 30's to the modern, far more technologically advanced time period we live in now, when the characters that inspired his creation struggle to find a solid footing …

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Has Marvel Lost The Magic?

I'm having a bit of a reflective week this week, in part because I turned another year older recently, but  it's almost twenty years to the day since I brought my first Wolverine comic as a young and impressionable preteen. Because of that I've been reading quite a few older Wolverine comics and stories that …

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Channeling My Inner Green Arrow

The other day I decided to channel my inner Green Arrow, and decided to take a friend up on his offer of heading to archery tag with him. What is archery tag? Think a cross between paintball and dodge ball, but using a bow and arrow instead. Like in paintball, the only protection you absolutely …

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