Free Comic Book Day 2015: Read It Or Leave It? Part Three: Silver Titles, Part Two

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Silver sponsors are titles which are optional for stores to order. Not all stores will have the following titles, and many that do will probably order smaller quantities. Please remember that stores pay for these free copies, so be sure to check out the cool merchandise while you visit, and maybe buy a comic or […]

Free Comic Book Day 2015: Read It Or Leave It? Part Two: Silver Titles, Part One

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Silver sponsors are titles which are optional for stores to order. Not all stores will have the following titles, and many that do will probably order smaller quantities. Please remember that stores pay for these free copies, so be sure to check out the cool merchandise while you visit, and maybe buy a comic or […]

Free Comic Book Day 2015: Read It! The Ten Best Comics

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I’ve finished reading all fifty Free Comic Book Day titles for 2015! This year’s been better than most… there were very few which made me wonder why someone spent time and money to produce something so lackluster. Since most stores limit how many titles a customer can select, I have selected what I think are […]

Free Comic Book Day 2015: Read It Or Leave It? Part One: Gold Titles

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Here’s how Free Comic Book Day works: There are two sponsorship levels: Gold and Silver. The Gold titles?  Every participating retailers must order these titles.  (Yes, stores BUY those FCBD titles that you get for free…so buy something at every store you visit!) Twelve titles are offered this year.  Many of the publishers listed below […]

Free Comic Book Day 2015: You Won’t Believe How Big It’s Grown!

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Wow…  it’s hard to believe Free Comic Book Day has been going on since 2002.  Spider-Man set a box office record (currently ranked #16 domestically) that weekend, but no one was certain if anyone would show up at comics shops.  There were nine titles offered that year, and Comichron has actual sales figures!

What?!? When!?!: Your Updated Comics Cinema Calendar, FCBD 2015 Edition

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Oh man… I’ve got stuff to report on C2E2, Free Comic Book Day is fast approaching, and, of course, Age of Ultron is hitting theaters this Thursday… Maybe I should build some robot minions to help out. Maybe I’ll open source it, so others can improve on my designs! What could go wrong, right? Here’s the […]

What’s Happening NYC: Forbidden Planet Rocks!

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WOW!  Forbidden Planet in New York City, one of the oldest and best comics retailers in the country, has an amazing amount of events planned this week! First off, on New Comics Wednesday: Dan Slott and Chris Miskiewicz will be signing from 6 PM until…? Then, on Thursday, the 30th, things get really interesting! Words […]

C2E2 2015: Where Everything Is! (With Secret Insider Hints!) UPDATE

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C2E2’s on once again, and just like your favorite superhero who is–yet isn’t–quite the same, it’s being held again in the same place, but different.  (Oh, how I await the day when it takes up the entire complex!  2.6 MILLION sq.ft. of exhibit space!  60 acres! 45 football fields!  Can you imagine the programming going […]

C2E2 2015: How To Get Around

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The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, also known as C2E2, is set to begin Friday! If you’ll be attending, here are some helpful hints on how to make your way to the South Building of McCormick Place!

C2E2 2015: Lucas and Obama Set Their Sites on Chicago

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Chicago may be the Second City (later retconned to Third), but two of fandoms biggest geek gods are trying to build monuments to themselves!  (Kinda like Lex Luthor, but cooler.) George Lucas, creator of Star Wars, former comics shop retailer, and now semi-retired, wants to build the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art! Lucas will pay for […]

C2E2 2015: Get Inked By Stan!

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C2E2 has hosted Ink Fusion before, and this year, things get rather interesting! As the site says: Join the legendary Stan Lee, as he teams up with Ink-Fusion creator Marc Draven and his Empire of artists to offer a once in a life time chance for a tattoo drawn by Stan Lee himself! Raffle tickets […]

C2E2 2015: Exhibitor Listings! Maps! Panels! Look!See!NOW!

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Well, we’ve recovered from the East Coast Comic Con and MoCCA Fest. Did our taxes. Watched the trailers. And this weekend, instead of relaxing and ruminating…I’m getting my act together to fly to Chicago on Thursday, for ReedPOP’s C2E2 show! (And if you think my schedule is crazy, the ReedPOP crew is in Anaheim right now, […]

Simon & Schuster Announce an “Amazing Fantastic Incredible” Comics Biography!

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While searching for new and exciting graphic novels soon to be published, I discovered something interesting… a new biography by a comics legend, co-written with another spectacular writer, and illustrated by one of the most talented and versatile artists in the industry! …but I’ll let the publisher speak…

Wait ‘Til You See The Graphic Novels DC Has Planned for Fall and Winter 2015!

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The following is a list of books DC plans to release between September 2015 and January 2016.  It’s tentative (as we see from the first title, itself pushed back four months from the original scheduled date). This list also covers the important Holiday gift giving season.  What will retailers be able to offer the ravaging […]

How Diverse is the Dewey Decimal Classification When It Comes to Comics? You’d Be Surprised What One Librarian Discovered!

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How diverse are graphic novels?  Not in themes, or character representation, but in actual non-fiction subjects? Is there a graphic novel about hot air ballooning?  How about the architectural history of bathrooms?  Or maybe you’d prefer an autobiographical history of Benihana?  Or maybe a history of Andorra? Those exist, and more.  I spent seven years (on […]

The Fifth Annual Clallam Bay Comicon Announces Special Guests!

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  Clallam Bay Comicon, a small town comicon located on the Olympic Peninsula, has announced two special guests for their fifth annual show, to be held July 11-12, 2015, in the Lion’s Club building. Returning once again is Roberta Gregory, noted cartoonist of “Naughty Bits” and various bio-comics.  Appearing for the first time will be Linda Medley, […]