Thought Of The Day: What Do You Do When You’re Not At A Con You Want To Be At?

Excuse the excessively long title, but as I'm sure you're aware this weekend is the biggest comic and pop-culture convention in North America: San Diego Comic Con. I won't be there this year, and many of you are in the same boat as me this year, so what do you do when you're not at …

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Thought Of The Day: The Amalgam Universe

I've been thinking about the Amalgam Universe quite a lot lately, partly because I found the graphic novel my nan gave me for Christmas back in the nineties (Amalgam Age Of Comics: The DC Comics Collection), and partly because I found an issue of Legends Of The Dark Claw #1 in a dollar bin not that …

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Thought Of The Day: Single Issue Comics Are Like Vinyl Records

When you think about vinyl records you tend to think about how the purportedly outdated analogue method of listening to music has more warmth to it than the allegedly soulless  digital records so many have on their phones and such. While an album produced on vinyl can often command a higher price than one on …

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Has Wonder Woman Succeeded Where Batman And Superman Failed?

If you're looking for a review here, then you won't find it because I haven't seen the movie  yet. I will at some point this week, but I haven't had a chance to actually drag my arse to the cinema to see it just yet. So why am I writing about it? Because I've started …

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Thought Of The Day: What Does Your Local Comics Scene Look Like?

Obviously your definition of "local area" will vary depending on where you live; New York City may have a much smaller local sphere than my hometown in the South of Devon, England, which could more reasonably stretch across the entirety of Devon in much the same way I'd consider Atlantic Canada to be my current …

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Thought Of The Day: Spreading The Love

I was reading a comic the other day, and as sometimes happens, I really didn't enjoy it. There were a couple of plot points and dialogue choices that I really wasn't fond of, and the art style had elements that seemed to be exactly what I tend to avoid. When the story and dialogue is …

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Thought Of The Day: I Just Picked Up All Star Superman

I've never been a huge Superman fan through my twenty year history of comics. I always felt he was too powerful a hero when compared to Marvel's more mortal champions, and so the Man of Steel never made it to my pull list. I'm not afraid to admit for the longest time I didn't get …

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Thought Of The Day: Alterna’s Newsprint Comics

Next month (May 3rd, to be exact) Alterna comics are releasing four comics, Adam Wreck #1, Amazing Age #1, Croak #1 and Lilith Dark #1, on newsprint paper for between $1 and $2.  Peter Simeti, via popculthq, said that “One of the nice side effects of printing on newsprint is an extremely quick turnaround time of about 3 to 5 business days. …

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Thought Of The Day: The Smell Of Old Comics

A couple days ago I went dollar bin diving and picked up a couple of older comics, one of which was Conan The Barbarian Annual #8.  Although you can find a Dollar Bin Review of the comic posted earlier in the week, that's not what I wanted to talk about today. You see the first …

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Thought Of The Day: A Week Without Valiant

March 8th 2017 was the first Wednesday in a long time that I didn't have a review of one or more of Valiant's comics either written or half written for Graphic Policy. Not because I suddenly decided to stop reading the publisher's offerings, but because this week there were no Valiant comics released on New …

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