Category: Managers

Top 5 FCBD books I am Looking Forward To By Nick L.

August 4, 2021 Articles, Events, Managers

  Enter the House of Slaughter:  I would expect this to easily be everyone’s top pick come FCBD.  Following up their monster hit Something is Killing the Children, James Tynion IV and Werther Dell-Edera venture further into the history of…

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BACK ISSUE TO THE FUTURE: Batman #312, “A Caper a Day Keeps the Batman at Bay”

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Commentary by Dan W. When did The Joker become a ruthless, humorless psychopath? Not to say he wasn’t always a murderous clown, but rather that there may have been some winking charm in past eras of giant typewriters and poison…

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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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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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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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MORE SHENANIGANS FROM MIKE

April 14, 2021 Articles, Managers
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Well, I was going to do this entry about the state of the industry. The stress that the pandemic has put on us personally and professionally as managers and employees of a comic store. Yet, I realized as I sat…

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THAT CRAZY CAT GUY by Mike W.

January 13, 2021 Articles, Managers
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I was going to try to write something poignant for my first blog entry of the year. Maybe an essay on the state of the industry or the speculator market would be nice. But I wanted to start my year…

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BACK ISSUE TO THE FUTURE: CONAN #1-32 (2004)

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Commentary by Dan W. 2004 was a good year to be a Conan fan. Publishing house Del Rey was in the midst of publishing three excellent collections of Robert E. Howard’s original Conan pulp stories (going so far as removing…

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