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About Death, Kings and Comics by JC…

September 6, 2020 Articles, Managers
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There is an old adage that in comics death doesn’t really matter. Your favorite character has probably died, been reborn, been a zombified version of themselves, been cloned, been brainwashed to kill for the enemy or maybe even had their…

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How to store your comics safely with Rick B.

August 25, 2020 Articles, Managers
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Even though I just want to read comics, I like to take care of my things. This is how I personally take care of my comics. Depending on the size of comic I use current or standard bags. I am…

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SPEC CITY: 2nd prints are the new first prints….by Nick L.

August 18, 2020 Articles, Managers
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I remember a time, not too long ago, no one wanted any 2nd prints.  They seemed like merely a consolation prize for those who missed out on the first.  I can’t tell you how many times I would ask someone…

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You can’t plant flowers if you haven’t botany

August 11, 2020 Articles, Managers
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A villain is classically defined as a “character who opposes the hero” or a “deliberate scoundrel or criminal” according to Webster’s dictionary. A hero is said to be “a mythological or legendary figure often of divine descent endowed with great…

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ADVENTURES IN KAIJU LAND…by Mike W.

July 22, 2020 Articles, Managers, Uncategorized
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Some of my customers in Naperville really do not understand why I am so jacked for the new Rise of Ultraman book. This blog entry will tell you why. I have grown up with Godzilla and Gamera movies but there…

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The solitude of comics by JC…

July 15, 2020 Articles, Managers
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I have always thought of comic reading/collecting as a very solo hobby. I mean we buy our comics and typically take them home and read them alone. The social aspect of the hobby typically comes from when we visit the…

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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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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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Your love letter to comics…by JC Cunningham

October 9, 2019 Articles, Managers
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Your love letter to comics. I know what you are thinking, “shouldn’t the title be MY love letter to comics?” Admittedly this is kind of my love letter to comics, but the idea is that hopefully reading mine encourages you…

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