Category: Articles

My First Comic Book: Anthony Fograse

July 21, 2021 Articles, My First Comic
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Commentary by: Anthony Fograse I jumped at the opportunity to write about my first comic book for this newsletter the moment (Plainfield manager) Johnny asked me if I was interested in giving it a shot. The prospect of being able…

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WHEN MIKE CAN’T THINK OF ANYTHING, THANK JAKE!

July 6, 2021 Articles
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It has been crazy for me the past couple of weeks so I could not think of what I wanted to write. I put it out to the other managers and employees that see our Slack channel. Of course Robinson…

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How Important is Condition? by Devin

June 24, 2021 Articles

I am sure many of us Graham Cracker employees have gotten a call in of someone inquiring about a certain book, and if the answer is “Yeah I got a one in stock”, the next question is usually “What’s the…

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Madmania by Luke S. 

June 16, 2021 Articles, Managers
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It was the summer of 2017, and I had just gotten back into comics thanks to Gerard Way’s fantastic DC’s Young Animals. I had just taken a trip to the Chicago area Graham Crackers, and with a little extra help…

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Spidey and The Bat by Shawn S.

June 8, 2021 Articles, Managers
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New Years Eve was not the same, nor was past New Years Day, We all were weird, even air was feared, still life goes on they say. Some comic fans were left adrift, their clubhouse suddenly scary, Silence fell amongst…

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THE TOP 5 ROCKET RACCOON MOMENTS

June 2, 2021 Articles, Lists
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Commentary by Pete from Lakeview Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket, and Groot- we all know the Guardians of the Galaxy. But they’re not always working together to protect us from cosmic dangers. Sometimes they have private business to attend to, and…

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Short History of the Comic Book by Earl G.

May 26, 2021 Articles, Managers
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Today’s people, looking at the tiny comic strips as printed in newspapers now, might find it hard to understand the tremendous popularity of comic strips circa 1900. Remember that this was before television, before radio, even before movies. In the…

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Phoning it in by Kevin H.

May 19, 2021 Articles
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We’ve all been there. We’ve got something due, possibly something we’re not invested in, and we make a choice. The choice to be done on time. The choice not to stress ourselves out. The choice not to do the best…

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In the beginning by Rick B.

May 11, 2021 Articles, Managers
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In the beginning, there were simply funny pages short form comic strips in newspapers. Then some brilliant mind bundled them together creating the first comic “book.” And for the most part the format of comic books stayed the same for…

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5 New Books to Jump Into by Nick L.

May 5, 2021 Articles, Managers
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How many times have you been in the comic shop thinking to yourself, “I would love to jump into this series, but its already on issue #33 (or #79, or #301)?  I wouldn’t know what’s going on at all!”  Well,…

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