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New Book Spotlight: Seduction of the Innocent

New Book Spotlight: Seduction of the Innocent

Seduction of the Innocent, a new pulp novel by Max Allan Collins, with illustrations by Ms. Tree collaborator Terry Beatty, takes its title from the infamous 1954 book by Dr. Werner Frederick, where the esteemed psychiatrist lambasted comic books for being the scourge causing America’s youths to become ne’er do wells. This light-hearted read tells […]

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Chasing the Dead on eBay

Chasing the Dead on eBay

Old comic books have appreciated in value exponentially over the last 25 years, but new comic books, specifically those published in the 1990s or later, have been a different story. Many of today’s new releases at your local comic book shop will be readily available at a discount within just a few months or sometimes […]

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Kickstarter Spotlight: Edge of the Unknown II

Kickstarter Spotlight: Edge of the Unknown II

Courtesy of comics creators Jon Vinson and Marco Roblin is a new graphic novel offering on Kickstarter, Edge of the Unknown II. This is the sequel to their critically acclaimed Edge of the Unknown, about real life buddies Harry Houdini(famed escape artist) and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle(Sherlock Holmes creator) working together to solve a murder […]

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Comics Spotlight: Mind MGMT

Comics Spotlight: Mind MGMT

If you’re looking for something new and different to read this summer, you should try picking up artist/writer Matt Kindt’s new monthly comic book series, Mind MGMT. The first issue takes the reader on a strange, psychological suspense thrill ride. Here’s the official publisher’s description of the first issue: Reporting on a commercial flight where […]

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Free Comic Book Day is Tomorrow!

Free Comic Book Day is Tomorrow!

It’s the yearly trip to funny book mecca, tomorrow! There will be 42 different free comic books available at your local comics shop on Saturday, May 5th. Major publishers like Marvel and DC will have offerings as well as smaller imprints. Looking at the list, I see many interesting books to seek out. Sure to […]

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AvX Hits the Stands!

AvX Hits the Stands!

Avengers vs. X-Men #0 was released a few days ago at your local comics shop. This is the first issue of Marvel’s latest big crossover event. The “big two” comics publishers, Marvel and DC, have been known for orchestrating big events ever since the 1980’s starting with Marvel’s Secret Wars and DC’s Crisis on Infinite […]

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Sample Edge of the Unknown Graphic Novel for FREE on itunes

Sample Edge of the Unknown Graphic Novel for FREE on itunes

Edge of the Unknown, the new graphic novel from Jon Vinson and Marco Roblin, is getting a lot of buzz! You can read the first issue for free on itunes. Here’s a description: Harry Houdini and Arthur Conan Doyle investigate a series of brutal murders, in 1920′s Hollywood. Summary: An older Harry Houdini, past his […]

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10 Questions with Cartoonist Extraordinaire Lisa Hanawalt

10 Questions with Cartoonist Extraordinaire Lisa Hanawalt

Few cartoonists have come along in the last 10 to 15 years that exhibit the distinct style or creative voice as singularly unique and funny as Lisa Hanawalt. Since the 1990s, there’s been an emergence of more critically acclaimed “indy” comics, like Dan Clowes’ Eightball and Chris Ware’s Acme Novelty Library, both which have put […]

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Blacklight Retribution Multiplayer FPS Beta Impressions (video)

Blacklight Retribution Multiplayer FPS Beta Impressions (video)

Hey, folks! Here’s another beta impressions video of the new multiplayer FPS, Blacklight Retribution from Perfect World. It’s pretty standard fare but still lots of fun! Check it out!

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TV Review: Awake PILOT Episode from NBC

TV Review: Awake PILOT Episode from NBC

I’m really getting tired of network programs manufacturing plots where every story element and every character fits together perfectly like puzzle pieces to a predictable, boring conclusion.  This is my gripe with NBC’s new drama offering, Awake; a show about a homicide detective , played by Jason Issacs, who lives between two alternate realities.  These […]

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