Thought Of The Day: Do You Ever Take Comics While Travelling?

After recently hopping on (and off) a couple planes I was left wondering something; when you take comics to read on a plane trip, what, if anything, do you take? Y'see usually I will take a book or two, maybe a magazine, but for some reason seldom will I take physical comics simply because I don't …

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Thought Of The Day: Keep Your Crossovers Out Of My Series!

Do you ever read a single series from a publisher, say Old Man Logan or Green Arrow for example, but don't really care about the rest of the publisher's comics line? That's often the case for me as, Valiant aside, only one or two comics from a publisher's line ever catch my interest when I peruse the Previews list …

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Thought Of The Day: Listen To Your LCS

Over the last couple of years my Local Comic Shop has recommended quite a few different books to me, ranging from the obscure such as Beasts Of Burden, to the much less obscure such as Watchmen. Recently, the shop owner suggested that I pick up the first volume of Descender as well as a couple different comics from …

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Thought Of The Day: The Brilliance Of Omnibuses

When I think of an omnibus of comics I'm thinking about those large books that have upwards of eight comics contained within them which should be more than a typical trade paperback at the very least - think The Walking Dead Compendiums as an example of what I'm getting at. Anyway, the other day my wife …

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Thought Of The Day: Reading Comics For Fun Verses Reading Them For Work

As you may or may not know, in addition to the intermittent updates here I also write a couple of weekly features for Graphic Policy; Underrated, which is cross-posted here (when I remember), and DC Rebirth Recap & Review. The latter feature often involves reading between eight to fifteen comics in order to come up with an …

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When You Complete Your Collection, What Then?

I've been trying to complete my Wolverine Vol. 2 collection without the use of the internet, and while I've still got a handful of issues left to find, I've found myself wondering what's next once it's complete? Start a new collection! Obviously I want to keep having a reason to dig in the dollar bins and back …

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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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