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Crime Pays by Dan W

January 24, 2023 Articles
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From heists gone wrong, to revenge served cold as ice, there is no honor among thieves, and no reason to skip these series, the best crime fiction and noir comics available today. Whether it’s in ink-black city alleys or the…

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Batmania! by Jim B.

January 16, 2023 Articles
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Exactly 57 years ago the world of comic books experienced its most Earth-Shattering and long lasting shot in the arm! On January 12th, 1966 the BATMAN television program debuted on ABC-TV. It's twice weekly formulaic episodes began with the greatest, most…

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RACKS OF JOY! By Mike Wall

January 10, 2023 Articles
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I know it is the beginning of the year and people are looking forward to the new books that are coming out during the year. You know what I am excited for this year? Naperville’s back issue displays for the…

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Looking Forward To The Stories Of A New Year By Daniel Seib

December 27, 2022 Articles
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The end of the year is swiftly approaching and all the brand-new possibilities of the days to come are at our doorstep. That means sweet, sweet, new comics on the horizon. Now we may not know all that is to…

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My Top 10 New Comics of 2022 by Luke Simkins

December 20, 2022 Articles
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2022 had a lot of interesting comics come out. Sadly, no one can read them all. I know as a comic shop manager I should read every book that comes out each week, but unfortunately, I have other managerial duties…

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Dear Santa, Fan Casting Comics! By JC

December 13, 2022 Articles
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When I was a kid, an issue of Wizard Magazine had an article laying out their dream cast for an X-Men movie “if it ever gets made”. This was long before an entire generation has grown up with comic properties…

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Things I Would Gift To Superheroes For The Holidays By Jake Pierce

December 6, 2022 Articles
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Every year we wonder what to gift our loved ones for the holidays, for some it’s fun, for others it can be a task, if you’re like me it can be stressful getting the right stuff for a significant other…

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Who The Heck Are Will Eisner And Harvey Kurtzman? By Earl Geier

November 29, 2022 Articles
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A youthful employee here at the store here recently asked me what comics and creators I liked. Among the creators I mentioned were Will Eisner and Harvey Kurtzman, whereupon I was asked “What did they do?” After I picked my…

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Kevin’s Comic Controversies, Part Two: Hooked on Comics Or ‘How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bottle’

November 23, 2022 Articles
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*Author’s note- my family was? is? RIDDLED with this sort of thing, and my take on that may not be to your liking. We all cope in our own way.  Mine often involves comics.  And drinking.  You’ve been warned. Hooked…

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Image 30th Anniversary Spawn Covers Notice

November 15, 2022 Articles
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Ever wonder why the comics you are looking for this week aren’t on the shelf? Comics are such a fun hobby, they let us escape from reality or take a closer look at it, often with a fictional twist. What’s…

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