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Street Geek: A Take on Geek Culture in Hip-Hop Music By Luis Barajas

December 31, 2019 Articles
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My parents, at least when it came to music, were very divided. My mother listened to 80’s rock and my father stopped listening to metal before I was born and started listening to Hip-Hop. Now I know that Bon Jovi,…

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BACK ISSUE TO THE FUTURE: Green Lantern: The New Corps #1-2 (1999)

December 17, 2019 Back Issue to the Future, Reviews
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Commentary by Sam S. DC in the 1990’s was filled with legacy characters, generally more hip, youthful and contemporary replacements for some of the company’s most iconic characters. Outside of Wally West as the Flash, no character exemplified this trend…

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COMIC SHOPS SAVE LAST MINUTE SHOPPERS! By Chris in Downers Grove

December 15, 2019 Articles
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There is no better place to finish all of your holiday shopping than at a comic book store! They have everything you need to cross those last few people off your list; from your weird uncle, coworker and neighbor. Even…

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BY CROM! By Mike Wall

December 9, 2019 Articles, Managers
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I could not figure out what to write for my blog entry this time. So, I asked Dawn (my associate) what I should do and she said write something about the resurgence of Conan the Barbarian by Marvel. We did…

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Star Wars vs. Star Wars by JC

December 3, 2019 Articles
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi is my least favorite Star Wars movie. This is NOT an article in which I rant about Last Jedi. If you are reading this, you probably consider yourself a “fanboy” or “fangirl” and most likely…

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Lo, the Order changeth, yet somehow stayeth the same…by Shawn S.

November 19, 2019 Articles
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For 37 years, in a row, there has been a fixed point in life. Impervious to even the illusion of change, it has been there, a beacon of stationary comfort in a tumultuous world. As we belong to a tribe…

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Winter Wonder Sale: A Primer for Our Best Sale of the Year!

November 13, 2019 Articles, Events
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This weekend, Friday November 15 through Sunday November 17, every one of our locations will be hosting our favorite sale of the year, the winter sale. A good way to get yourself out of those early winter blues and ready…

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BACK ISSUE TO THE FUTURE: DETECTIVE COMICS #747

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Commentary by Dan W. It’s 1999. You can’t go a day without hearing Prince’s seminal hit of the same name on the radio. (Everyone still listens to terrestrial radio.) DC’s Batman comics are in the midst of “No Man’s Land”,…

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MIKE’S GOT ISSUES!

October 23, 2019 Articles, Managers, Reviews
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Anyone that goes into the Naperville store knows this. Yet this essay will not be about my personal problems. What I want to talk about is something close to all our heart: COMICS. Coming soon in November is our Winter…

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Yes! More Mutants! By Chris V.

October 15, 2019 Articles, Reviews
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When it comes to Marvel my tastes tend to skew towards Thor, Cap, and you can inject Abnett & Lanning cosmic into my veins. One part of the Marvel universe I have stayed away from (including symbiotes, sorry, I just…

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