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Reviews - Summer 2014

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Dark Blue

By Warren Ellis & Jacen Burrows

Published by Avatar Press 2001





The early to mid-2000's were a f...

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So How Much Money Can You Make as an Indy Comics Creator?

Posted on July 17, 2014 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)



Brandon Montclare is the current writer of the comic book Rocket Girl published by Image Comics. Along with artist Amy Reeder they are making a fine, fun little book. Montclare has not been shy recently detailing the financial aspects of making and publishing his book. He's made several comments at various comic news oriented blogs and sites and the latest one I ...

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Reviews - Summer 2014

Posted on July 10, 2014 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Dog Butts And Love And Stuff Like That... And Cats

By Jim Benton

Published by NBM Publications 2014





Jim Benton is fun...

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The Mt. Rushmore of Comic Books

Posted on July 9, 2014 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)

The Mt. Rushmore of Comics

by Paul D. Houston




(This is of course entirely subjective, but in my mind these four men are what made comic books what they are today. - Mt. Rushmore is of course the monument in South Dakota, USA dedicated to the four "greatest" presidents of American History.)


1)...

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Reviews - Summer 2014

Posted on July 1, 2014 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

A Waste of Time Vol. 2 #1

By Rick Worley

Published by Northwest Press 2014




This is a hard comic to review. Basically this is an auto-bio comic with stuffed animal stand-ins for presumably real characters or at...

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Reviews - Summer 2014

Posted on June 24, 2014 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Blue Estate #'s 1-12

By Victor Kalvachev, Andrew Osborne, Toby Cypress, Nathan Fox and many others

Published by Image Comics 2011-12



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ADVENTURE TIME GOES DIY WITH SPECIAL ZINE ISSUE!

Posted on June 19, 2014 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Sweet! I'm hardly an Adventure TIme fan, but this is gonna be too good to pass up!


Just announced from Boom Studios....


(Press Release)


June 19, 2014 - Los Angeles, CA - KaBOOM!, an award-winning imprint of publisher BOOM! Studios, and Cartoon Network Enterprises, the licensing and merchandising arm...

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Reviews - Summer 2014

Posted on May 1, 2014 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Blood Queen #1

By Troy Brownfield, Fritz Casas & others

Published by Dynamite Entertainment 2014



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Reviews - February 2014

Posted on February 1, 2014 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Swamp Thing #'s 26 & 27

By Charles Soule & Jesus Saiz

Published by DC Comics 2014




D...

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Reviews - January 2014

Posted on January 16, 2014 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)

While I mightily enjoy reading comic books, I'm really quite fond of the act of collecting them too. I'm also a bargain hunter and most times refuse to pay full price for a comic book or graphic novel. I don't care about release dates or staying current with what's happening this week, so many times I will buy a comic strictly because it's priced down, even though my interest in it is little. Even when I'm filing through quarter bins I will pick up awful looking stuff pu...

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Super Sunday Reviews 9/29/13

Posted on September 29, 2013 at 7:35 AM Comments comments (0)

I Wish I Had Orgasms This Colorful


Sex Criminals #1

By Matt Fraction & Chip Zdarsky

Image Comics




This is a beautiful book. Chip Zdarsky creates a wonderful looking comic book...but the plot... Cheesy as fuck. Two people, a man and a woman have t...

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Super Sunday Reviews 9/15/13

Posted on September 15, 2013 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)

We Like Strange, Yes We Do!


Prophet #39

By Brandon Graham, James Stokoe, Simon Roy and others

Image Comics




I never ever read a copy of Youngblood that comic by Rob Liefeld, but I do know the names of some of it's characters due to the fact I read way too muc...

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Super Sunday Reviews 9/08/13

Posted on September 8, 2013 at 7:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Why Do I Torture Myself!?


Forever Evil #1

By Geoff Johns, David Finch & others

DC Comics






Did I read ...

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Super Sunday Reviews 9/01/13

Posted on September 1, 2013 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (0)

A Diamond in the Rough


All Star Western #23

by Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray and Moritat

DC Comics




Finding a good comic out of the current stable of DC Comics is a hard thing to do week to week, but I'll be gol-darned if this comic wasn't a pleasant s...

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Torture Variant Covers?!

Posted on August 21, 2013 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (0)

There's a good debate going on over at the ever-awesome The Comics Beat blog about Avatar Press' use of "Torture" variants on their CROSSED comic series.


The covers in question are quite repulsive each in their own way. What say you?


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James Jean is Basically Broke

Posted on August 19, 2013 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Acclaimed Illustrator/Artist James Jean is now basically broke. After years of battling through a divorce, Jean is basically as poor as me. Check out this interview for full info.


James Jean came to prominence illustrating the covers for the comic "FABLES" from DC comics. The thought that a magnificent artist like this was drained financially is heartbreaking. ...

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Super Sunday Reviews 8/18/13

Posted on August 18, 2013 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

I'm Getting Tired of End of the World Scenario's


Infinity #1

By Jonathan Hickman, Jim Cheung & others

Marvel Comics




Infinity: Against the Tide Infinite #1

By Jason LaTour, Agustun Alesso & Others

Marvel Comics


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New Old Star Wars

Posted on August 13, 2013 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (0)

The Original script for Star Wars by George Lucas is being turned into a comic book. At first glance it looks pretty good. It's decidedly different from the Star Wars we all know and love/hate.


Here's a very blurry digitized preview


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Super Sunday Reviews 7/21/13

Posted on July 21, 2013 at 7:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Confusion is Sex


Anything That Loves

Edited By Christian Zan Anderson

Contributors: Roberta Gregory, Ellen Forney, Erica Moen, Kate Leth, Maurice Vellekoop, Sam Saturday and more.

Published by Northwest Press




This is a huge anthology style graphic novel filled with re...

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Seeking: Comics Instructor

Posted on July 3, 2013 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

My friends at the IPRC (Independent Publishing Resource Center) in Portland, Oregon is looking for some help.




A paid visiting comics ins...

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