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GPA for CGC Comics
vol 15 no 9 - September 2017 


  Aug-2017 GPA Market Reports
By GPA for Comics

August 2017 REPORTS now available! If you haven't checked out GPA's August Market Reports, then login now and get the lowdown on important CGC sales in last month's action. August reports include sales results from major auction houses and online dealers. A total of 12,370 individual sales are represented in this month's 11 exclusive reports.

GPA for Comics is the world's largest CGC pricing database with more than 2,416,000 individual transactions totaling over $664 Million, since 2002.

Go to GPA Market Reports.

 


  Bid on 44,393 CGC Comics Now!
By GPA for Comics

GPA Live Auction Links allows subscribers to search through current CGC comic auctions from the likes of Heritage, eBay, Pedigree, My Comics Shop,Hakes, Quality Comix and others from one convenient online page. By selecting a comic book title, a list of all certified comics in list form is returned, each with a link back to the original auction site ready for bidding! There are currently 44,393 live auctions available for searching. Subscribers can access the service by logging on to GPA and clicking on the Live Auctions link in the main menu.

GPA Live Auctions are also available directly in GPA's analysis pages - looking up pricing data for a specific book? We'll also show you who's got one available and take you directly to their site for bidding.

GPA Live Auction Links allows collectors to quickly and easily identify and bid on CGC comics offered by major auction houses.

 


  Highest Graded Pep Comics #22 Breaks $252,000
by ComicConnect

The world's nicest copy of Pep Comics #22, the first appearance of Riverdale's Archie, Betty, and Jughead, set a new record in this week's ComicConnect Event Auction for $252,100 ... Read more

 


  Heritage Auctions Opens London Office and Gallery
by Heritage Galleries

Heritage Auctions has now opened an office in London, England at 6 Shepherd Street, London, Mayfair W1J 7JE. The London office joins Paris, Geneva, Amsterdam and Hong Kong in the international footprint for Heritage Auctions. ... Read more

 


  CGC Introduces Free Collectors Society Accounts for Show Submitters
by GPA for Comics

CGC announced that any show submitters without a Collectors Society Account will be signed up for a free one. The change greatly enhances a collector's show submission experience by enabling them to save time and money. ... Read more

 


  Pedigree Comics Now Accepting Consignments for Their November 9.8 Marvel Grand Auction
by Pedigree Comics

Pedigree Comics, Inc. is now accepting consignments for their upcoming November Grand Auction. The auction is scheduled to begin on the night of Monday, October 30th and last for ten (10) days until the night of Thursday, November 9th ... Read more

 


  Hake's Americana & Collectibles Consignments Deadline Is Here
by GPA for Comics

Let Hake's 50 years in the collectibles auction business get you the best prices by consigning your items today. We set record prices in every auction as evidenced by the examples above. Our deadline for the Fall auction is here, so contact us now. ... Read more

 


  ComicConnect: Consign Now to the November Monthly Auction
by ComicConnect

"Our record-smashing Event Auction closed this week and consignors are already loading up our November Monthly Auction" ... Read more

 


  Simpsons Original Production cels available at GP Investment Collectables
by GP Investment Collectables

There's still some fantastic Simpsons production setups available at GP Investment Collectables. They include some of the most memorable and hard-to-find scenes from classic episodes such as "Who Shot Mr.Burns", "Bart's Friend Falls In Love", and *gasp*, *horror*, *arrrghhh!!!!*, Treehouse of Horror III, IV and VII. Most are signed by some of the famous voices/artists/directors and sketched directly on the frame matts. These cels are offered for a limited time, so make sure to reserve yours today! Click here to view them now.

 


  GPA Mobile - check CGC prices on iPhone and other mobile devices
by GPA for Comics

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  Marjorie Liu on the Road to Making Monstress
When the comic-book series Monstress introduces its haunted heroine, she has the look of someone just barely surviving. Maika Halfwolf is naked, missing part of an arm, wearing a metal collar, and being sold at a slave auction - a casualty in a bloody ...
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  Collector Spotlight – Andrew Allen (Part 2)
My high school comic book collection is in storage somewhere. I still have all my trading cards, though I've stopped collecting new ones. I used to collect a few Transformers, they're in storage too. I have formidable (yet specialized) CD, DVD ...
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  Superpowering La Raza: "Latinx Comic Book Storytelling"
If Latinx Comic Book Storytelling: An Odyssey by Interview were merely Frederick Luis Aldama's fifth book on the subject in 10 years, that feat alone would be impressive. (Latinx, pronounced "La-teen-ex," is a term that is both gender-neutral and ...
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  Portsmouth Comic Con Announced For May 2018
The best in comic book and pop culture entertainment comes to Portsmouth on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 May 2018, in the largest event of its kind to hit the South Coast… Portsmouth Comic Con, International Festival of Comics will celebrate the art of comics ...
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  Superman fights white supremacists in new comic book
DC Comics superhero, in new 'Man of Steel' comics is seen protecting hard-working immigrants from white supremacist bullies. Superman, the DC Comics superhero, has a new mission protecting hard-working immigrants from white supremacist bullies.
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  McDowell: Pflugerville Comic Con Strikes Again
Authors Sean McKeever, Paul Benjamin and Bill Williams will discuss what it's like to write comic books. McKeever is an Eisner award-winning author of Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane, Inhumans, X-Men Origins and The Waiting Place. Paul Benjamin is a New York ...
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  'Six Legs, No Heart': Local comic artist pens book with plenty of chills, thrills
Brian Rhodes doesn't think of himself as a graphic-novel artist or as a comic-book artist, really. It's not a one-or-the-other situation for him, he said. But his new book, "Six Legs, No Heart," has hallmarks of both. The cover shows a single hand emerging ...
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  InvestComics Hot Picks #493
This week, new comic book release day 9/20/17.
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  New Comics #493
New comics arriving 9/20/17.
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  Comic book artist Frank Quitely 'honoured' to star in The Broons this week
THE BROONS are taking a trip to Glasgow this weekend - and they're meeting a very special fan! This week's strip inside The Sunday Post features Scotland's favourite family paying a visit to the Frank Quitely exhibition at Kelvingrove Museum.
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  OSU Press introduces series of illustrated books of Latino fiction, nonfiction
When Frederick Luis Aldama was growing up, the spin racks at corner-store markets in Sacramento, California, were always filled with comic books. For 25 cents, Aldama could regale himself with the latest superhero adventures cooked up by Marvel and DC.
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  Marvel Comic Books Sales Are At All Time Low, And Here Are Reasons For It!
Every month, Diamond Comic Distributors releases a report on the previous month's sales figures. This only reflects orders from the US direct retail market, and so they do not include international sales, and no figures are available for the growing ...
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  'Retcon #1:' Advance Comic Book Review
When I looked up this comic online, the synopsis promised time-hopping and alternate timelines. In this first issue, at least, there is nothing like that. Still, there's plenty to hold your interest and keep you entertained. As we open, two covert ...
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  Marvel Comics Remembers Len Wein
A native New Yorker, Wein set out to be a comic book illustrator, and though he eventually gravitated to and settled upon writing as his calling, his eye for visuals made him and his scripts a favorite of many artists. One of the first fans to make the ...
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  Hugh Jackman and more honor Wolverine co-creator Len Wein
Luckily, many of them could rely on comic book editor and writer Len Wein to bring out their best. Sadly, the superhero behind the scenes died on Sept. 10 at the age of 69. He leaves behind a legacy of work that deeply affected anyone who picked up a comic ...
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  The gateway guide to Filipino comics
Some creators sell their own work, or join annual comics events and book events to increase their readership. Bookstores and comic book stores have also helped creators distribute their work," states comics fan Danry Ocampo, an avid ...
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  DC Comics: Wonder Woman battles Japanese internment of WWII
Marguerite Bennett, one of the most influential writers in comic books today, has a very simple mission for her stories: "Women as people - crazy, right?" she asks sarcastically. This year, in Bombshells United, the team of super women is tackling ...
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  Comic Book Review - Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Captain Phasma #1
Outside of Kylo Ren, the next heavily promoted character in Star Wars: The Force Awakens was probably the chrome-plated Captain Phasma, played by Game of Thrones' Gwendoline Christie. Sadly, the film didn't do the character justice, pushing her to the ...
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  Comic Book Review - The Girl Who Played With Fire - Millennium #1
Following on from the excellent 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo adaptation is the second book in the Millennium trilogy, The Girl Who Played With Fire, published by Hard Case Crime and Titan Comics. The Girl Who Played with Fire continues the story of ...
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  IDW Transformers Comics in Japanese Translation - International Incident, with New Hayato Sakamoto Cover
Also thanks to the official Transformers Twitter account for Takara Tomy, we have a listing for the next volume in Japanese translation of the IDW ongoing comic book series - as reported last here - reaching the second volume in the post-All Hail Megatron ...
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  Comic con expected to draw thousands of fans
Perlman is scheduled to be at the convention only today. Ramirez said a woman came into his Kaboom comic book store and said she is excited to see him because she is a fan of his role in the Beauty and the Beast, a role he played in the 90s.
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  Top 5 Hot Picks #130
This list is pulled straight from the latest (weekly) InvestComics Hot Picks article. This week's Top 5 based on InvestComics Hot Picks #492 and new comics coming this Wednesday 9/13/17.
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  Best Comic Covers Of The Week 9-13-17
These are our favorite comic covers from the new arrivals this week. Shown below are the comic book covers with the cover artist. What are your favorite covers this week?
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  Art as Protest: Political Comics in the Age of Trump
She has been quoted on popular media sites like Comics Alliance, Comic Book Resources and The Beat. She also has been featured on panels at New York Comic Con, Awesome Con and The Schomburg Black Comic Book Festival. Follow her on Twitter @theblerdgurl.
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  Collector Spotlight - Andrew Allen (Part 1)
... with an amazing infusion of talent at Marvel Comics which served as the catalyst for my lifelong love of the comic book form. The storylines of that period remain etched into my psyche: Iron Man in Camelot; Elektra Saga; X-Men vs. the Brood; Death of ...
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  Goth Chick News: Holy Cosplayer Batman! Wizard World Comic Con Lands in Chicago
There are enough pop culture fanatics and spandex in the city of Chicago to necessitate multiple comic book conventions along with all the celebrity guests, panels and mountains of merchandise that comes with them. While C2E2 dominates the spring season ...
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  Comic Book Reviews - The Waterbringer and The Shattered
There's a certain pleasure to going into a series blind and M.D. Penman's Eimurian Tales are exactly what you hope to uncover. A dark fantasy web-comic, the first two volumes standalone but leave an opening for the stories to intersect down the line.
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  InvestComics Hot Picks #492
This week, new comic book release day 9/13/17.
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  New Comics #492
A weekly video look at the covers from the weekly InvestComics Hot Picks article. New comics arriving 9/13/17.
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  Richard Kyle in Retrospect
In just a single issue. Other issues covered EC conventions, the underground (via a regular column by Clay Geerdes), Alex Toth, and of course Jack Kirby, whose pre-inked comic book pages Kyle published, again, way ahead of the pack. John Benson had a ...
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  Chibok girls inspire first Nigerian superhero comic published by Marvel
U.S. comic book publisher Marvel has launched the first superhero comic set in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos and inspired by the adoption of the Chibok girls in 2014. The comic titled Blessing in Disguise features Ngozi, who is a superheroine ...
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  Why SAGA Is Such An Effective Gateway Comic
"Am I sh*tting? It feels like I'm sh*tting!" What a welcoming to the world of comic book storytelling. Recently, I was talking to a friend who got into reading comics through Saga. Anyone familiar with the works of Brian K. Vaughan would hardly be ...
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  POW! exhibit featured at Harlow Gallery
POW!, a comic book themed art exhibition, will be featured at Harlow Gallery, 160 Water St. Artists responded to a call for comic book art as well as artwork inspired by comics. The exhibit will feature the work of more than 34 artists from across Maine ...
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  DC Comics Changes Its Christmas Special To A Holiday Special – Will Fox News Notice?
Today, comic book retailers have been informed by DC Comics that the name of the collection of superhero comic book stories, A Very DC Universe Rebirth Christmas has been renamed A Very DC Universe Rebirth Holiday. Will nobody think of Bill O'Reilly?
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  Comic book recap: The Walking Dead issue 171 ‘Fear The Princess'
What happened in issue 171 of The Walking Dead comic book series? Here is a full recap of events from the September issue titled 'Fear The Princess'. On September 6, 2017, issue 171 of The Walking Dead comic book was released by Image Comics and Skybound.
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  Comics 411: Grading Marvel's Secret Empire As a Whole
I'm Steve Gustafson and thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to check out 411mania's Comic Book Review Roundtable, every Thursday! Read up on the best reviews and let us know what you're reading as well. Click to read the latest Comic Book Review ...
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  Professor breaks barriers in the comic book world
Dr. Sheena Howard's new comic book "Superb," co-written with Marvel comic book writer David F. Walker, features a main character with Down Syndrome. The world is becoming more open to those with differences, and Sheena Howard's new comic book ...
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  Star Wars Adventures Issue 1 Comic Book Review
"Star Wars Adventures" is off to a promising start. A new non Marvel "Star Wars" comic book? As strange as it sounds, that is precisely what "Star Wars Adventures is." IDW is handling this particular title which is aimed at a younger audience.
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  If you don't like superheroes, comic books or violence, you're out of luck at the movies
To the editor: Yet another article bemoans a lack of ticket sales for movies. ("Hollywood is suffering its worst-attended summer movie season in 25 years," Aug. 30) I haven't been to a theater this summer, and let me tell you why: I will not see a ...
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  Comic superheroes set to zap into town
Comic book superheroes could be coming to Blackpool as part of a six figure investment in a new tourist attraction for the town. Plans have been revealed for the new venture inside the Madame Tussauds building on Central Promenade. Blackpool Council ...
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  DC Set To Shed Light On Doomsday Clock Events For New York Comic Con
DC has promised that the renowned Comic Book writer Geof Johns will reveal to fans the first issue #1 of his popular series - previously, during the San Diego Comic Con, John's had already revealed the first panel during the event. DC's panel during ...
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  Colorado Springs Comic Con 2017
Like most "comic cons", the comic books really take a back seat to the celebrity guests. CSCC's strategy is to cast a wide net of minor celebrities from many different eras in order to attract as many people as possible. Even though the focus is not ...
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  'The Evil Within #1:' Advance Comic Book Review
In 2014, The Evil Within video game was released to gamers who didn't know what to expect. Touted as one of the scariest games since Silent Hill and the original Resident Evil games, The Evil Within shattered the horror barriers with an acid trip-like ...
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  Top 5 Hot Picks #129
InvestComics provides our fans with the Top 5 Hot Picks for new comics coming out on Wednesday. This list is pulled straight from the latest (weekly) InvestComics Hot Picks article. This week's Top 5 based on InvestComics Hot Picks #491 and new comics coming this Wednesday 9/6/17.
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  Best Comic Covers Of The Week 9-6-17

New comic book release day 9/6/17. These are our favorite comic covers from the new arrivals this week. Shown below are the comic book covers with the cover artist. What are your favorite covers this week?
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  Comic Book Hero: Frank Quitely Interview
Now exhibiting in Kelvingrove Art Gallery, comic book artist and writer Frank Quitely's career is at the centre of The Art of Comics. Over the course of two decades, Quitely has drawn the likes of X-Men, Superman and Batman. With countless awards and ...
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  Graphic novelist chosen as Vancouver library's new writer in residence
Miriam Libicki is hoping to use her position as Vancouver Public Library's new writer in residence to change how people think about graphic novels and comic books. "I would like to raise awareness about graphic novels and how graphic novels can be any ...
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  Preview: Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #282
Brigid Alverson, the editor of the Good Comics for Kids blog, has been reading comics since she was 4. She has an MFA in printmaking and has worked as a book editor and a newspaper reporter; now she is assistant to the mayor of Melrose, Massachusetts.
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  Multiverse Comics opens in Parkersburg
Photo by Evan Bevins Multiverse Comics owner Mick Williams sorts comic books at his store in the SouthGate Center on Pike Street in south Parkersburg. Williams said he loves older comics and will help customers track down issues they're seeking.
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  Webster Street now home to local cafe & comic book store entrepreneurs
North Tonawanda natives Amy and Jay Berent have brought their popular Pulp 716 Coffee and Comics store to town. City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas welcomed the couple during a ribbon-cutting ceremony held Tuesday at 31 Webster St. "It's such a ...
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  Freelance Recommendation: An Enjoyable LGBTQ+ Inclusive Comic Book Series
I'm always on the lookout for enjoyable queer media to share with you guys. A few months back I found Freelance, a comic book series from Chapterhouse. Read on to see why you should pick up this four-issue story. I wouldn't have known about Freelance ...
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  Number One Comics - August 2017
Here is a recap of all the number one comics covered from the InvestComics Hot Picks during the month of August.
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  Hasbro Released Full HASCON 2017 Schedule - Transformers Comics, Toys, Guests and More
Have you ever wanted to know how a comic book comes to life? Hear from the artists and writers that create the Transformers comics. Learn how story ideas are developed and brought to life by the amazing team of writers and artists at IDW. It feels good to ...
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  Young comic art creators spin webs of opportunity
Photo: James Tensuan, Special To The Chronicle The Chronicle's Peter Hartlaub interviews 13-year-old comic book artist Ethan Castillo on how he got started, the appeal of Spider-Man, and more. Media: San Francisco Chronicle
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  Orlando Conventions for 2017-18: Horror, romance/ erotica and comic books
WHAT: Being a fan is no longer just for sports and rock stars. From movies to theme parks, everyone is catering to the whims of people who love sci-fi, fantasy and other things people used to get bullied for. Whatever your realm of fandom, don't panic!
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  International Comic Book Artist Whilce Portacio Has This BIG DREAM For Pinoy Artists
Whilce Portacio dreams to create an international group of Avengers. WHILCE PORTACIO – The well-known international comic book artist Whilce Portacio is dreaming of creating a new Pinoy superhero and also a group of international Avengers. According to a ...
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  Yoe Books: A Disservice to Comics History
We are at peak reprint. Because of this, the only worthwhile publishing projects reissuing old comic strips or books need to be either uncovering hidden gems and critical missing links to bygone eras, or repackaging material in a way that makes it more ...
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  A chance to draw Hellboy was comic-book heaven for this veteran artist
Despite a quarter-century of professional comic-book illustrating - and having drawn some of the most popular superheroes ever - artist Shawn Martinbrough still had a "bucket list" character who had escaped the lines of his pencils for so many ...
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  Singapore comic icon Mr Kiasu returns after 18 years with job woes
The popular comic book character of the 1990s returns this month, and author Johnny Lau said he had to make Mr Kiasu relatable to a new generation of Singaporeans. "We decided from the very beginning we had to include to the technology and devices that ...
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  The Great Wolverine Guest Star Streak of 1990-1993
Knowledge Waits is a feature where I just share some bit of comic book history that interests me. The streak begins in books cover dated August 1990, as Fabian Nicieza and Michael Bair become the new creative team on Alpha Flight and they use Wolverine and ...
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  Growing old disgracefully: DC comics' Harley Quinn turns 25
For her audience, Harley Quinn combines the pleasures of narrative with those of participation – in other words, she is not merely a comic book character to consume passively. She is an experience. The story begins with a party. It is 1992 and Paul Dini ...
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  Waynesburg teen creates comic book to help stop bullying
While attending Jefferson Township High School in Oak Ridge, New Jersey, Abbey Sager was bullied by her classmates to the point where she had to drop out. She then went on to earn a GED from NewBridge, a program that helps high school dropouts, but the ...
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  InvestComics Hot Picks #491
InvestComics Hot Picks provides readers and speculators the low down on the new releases coming out on Wednesday each week. This week, new comic book release day 9/6/17.
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  Doctor Who: The Lost Dimension Part One Comic Book Review
The Doctors are back. Yes, you heard me, Doctors. In this epic, wibbly-wobbly, sci-fi adventure, the Doctor and his many incarnations make an appearance to save the galaxy from certain demise. Across space and time, the Doctors and their companions ...
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  'Luke Cage': MCU Easter Eggs From Netflix's Superhero Series
Early episodes show people attempting to pay Luke for saving them, and he continually turns them down, claiming he's "not for hire," making for a subtle nod to his comic book counterpart. Whether he'll flip on that stance and turn Pop's vacant ...
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  Laredo's Legacy Comics closes after 9 years
As they visited to purchase last minute treasures, their eyes gazed over the rows of comic books and collection of action figures that hung on the wall. But Jalamo expressed that the time has come to close up shop. "I think it's time to really retire," he ...
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  Your comic book can make you rich!
The rarity of comic books in mint condition or nearly perfect ones, and the rising demand, have caused the prices to spiral internationally, says Avantika Bhuyan. According to Edouard Boccon-Gibod, managing director Christie's France, Hergé is the ...
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  Comic Book Review - Star Wars: The Force Awakens Graphic Novel
Reading this book takes me directly back to the 90's and reading the "Junior Novelization" of Jurassic Park; a trumped up picture book with small excerpts from the movie. When someone gave that to me, that hadn't a clue I'd already finished the ...
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  Lanka Comic Con: Wonder Woman cosplayers shut up trolls with Patty Jenkins' tweet
Two Sri Lankan girls, friends from school days, couldn't believe the coincidence when both of them decided to dress up as Wonder Woman, for cosplay at the recently-concluded Lanka Comic Con. Their hopes of garnering praise, however, were thwarted.
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  Comic Book Review: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 11 No.10
Out of one danger and into the next. That is the life of Buffy and the Scoobies now that they have escaped the prison that is the Safe Zone, and now look to move against this end game of the government. It was wise that they didn't waste time with Buffy ...
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  London's oldest comic book shop closing its doors
It's the end of an era for longtime comic book collectors in London. The Comic Book Collector, which is the oldest shop of its kind in the Forest City, will close its doors for good on Thursday. "It's just been slowly spiraling down as far as customers ...
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  Ghostbusters 101 Issue 6 Comic Book Review
"Ghostbusters 101" goes out with a whimper. In the sixth and final issue of the "Ghostbusters 101" event mini-series, writer Erik Burnham offers up even more of the same. Once again, the two Ghostbusters teams (Peter Ray, Egon, Winston and Abby ...
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  Comic woman character will starred in VENOM solo movie
The character named Ann Weying will fill in some of the main plot in the film. The character first appeared in Spider-Man comic book edition of 'Amazing Spider-Man No. 375'. She was originally a woman's profession as a lawyer. Her relationship with Eddie ...
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  Ed Skrein resigns from Hellboy reboot amid whitewashing claims
Former Deadpool and Game of Thrones star Ed Skrein has resigned from the upcoming Hellboy reboot after comic book fans complained the role hadn't been given to someone with Asian heritage. In a lengthy statement published on social media ...
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  PICTURES: Thousands turn out to Morecambe Comic-Con
Visitors from across the country donned fancy dress for the town's second comic book festival on Monday (August 29). Red Dwarf star Chris Barrie was bursting with praise for Morecambe as he signed autographs for fans at a comic book festival. The sci-fi ...
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  Top 10 Thoughts About Jack Kirby
Hand of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby, Charles Hatfield's wonderful book-length look at the career of Jack Kirby, reminds me of a few aspects of the King's career that are worth dwelling on. Here they are in a handy top 10 list. 10. Jack Kirby's ...
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  'Shazam' Will Cast Two Actors in Its Lead Role (For Obvious, Comic Book-y Reasons)
Superheroes often have to balance alter egos - the face they show to the public, and the facade they fight evil with in order to protect their loved ones. It's a fascinating Jekyll and Hyde dynamic that goes on almost every superhero - except for ...
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  Webster Street now home to local cafe & comic book store entrepreneurs
North Tonawanda natives Amy and Jay Berent have brought their popular Pulp 716 Coffee and Comics store to town. City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas welcomed the couple during a ribbon-cutting ceremony held Tuesday at 31 Webster St. "It's such a ...
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  MARVEL LEGACY: Comic Book Shops Are Rebelling Against Lenticular Order Requirements
As Secret Empire looks to finish up a run that began back in May 2017, attention is beginning to turn to Marvel's relaunch of its entire comic line this September. Under the branding of Marvel Legacy, the comic publisher will be looking to focus on its ...
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  Best Comic Covers Of The Week 8-30-17
These are our favorite comic covers from the new arrivals this week. Shown below are the comic book covers with the cover artist.
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  Top 5 Hot Picks #128
InvestComics provides our fans with the Top 5 Hot Picks for new comics coming out on Wednesday. This list is pulled straight from the latest (weekly) InvestComics Hot Picks article. This week's Top 5 based on InvestComics Hot Picks #490 and new comics coming this Wednesday 8/30/17.
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  Comic Book Creator Wesley Sun Is Fueled by Soy Sauce and God
The Sun Bros started with Brad and Wesley Sun, a preacher turned comic book artist and his brother who enjoys playing punk rock guitar. The two brothers say all the they is a "drawing table and a gallon of soy sauce." I got to meet up with half of ...
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  European Western Comic Books - Der Stern Dee Wuste
It all began in 1870 in Washington. Matt Montgomery works in the Ministry of the Interior and lives an inconspicuous life without scandals as a functionary. But this quiet life is over at a stroke when he comes home one evening and finds his wife murdered.
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  Things You Can Do for Jack Kirby's 100th Birthday
When I was a kid, Jack Kirby was one of the first comic book creators whose work I recognized. The acrobatic fight scenes that seemed to move on the page, the ornate technology that looked like nothing I had ever seen in sci-fi movies, and the mythic ...
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  Preview: Jughead and Archie Comics Annual #27
Brigid Alverson, the editor of the Good Comics for Kids blog, has been reading comics since she was 4. She has an MFA in printmaking and has worked as a book editor and a newspaper reporter; now she is assistant to the mayor of Melrose, Massachusetts.
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  KIRBY 100: The Making of a Tribute Worthy of the King
Over 13 days, we're serializing the publisher's forthcoming book KIRBY 100, co-edited by Jon B. Cooke and John Morrow, and featuring essays and artistic contributions by 100 of the biggest names in comics, such as Alex Ross, Dave Gibbons, Walt Simonson ...
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  Webster Street now home to local cafe & comic book store entrepreneurs
North Tonawanda natives Amy and Jay Berent have brought their popular Pulp 716 Coffee and Comics store to town. City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas welcomed the couple during a ribbon-cutting ceremony held Tuesday at 31 Webster St. "It's such a ...
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  Detective Comics #963
The Bat-line in particular has been a roaring success sales wise and with readers. One thing that makes them so good is that each book has its own style; Detective Comics has a different feel and direction from Tom King's Batman, for instance.
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  Anyone Comics' Grand Opening (Six Months Late)
Dimitrios, who I've known for close to over ten years, and who I met at his previous employer (where he started off as a clerk on the comic book floor and ended up a few years later managing the place, followed by a continuing stint as a comic book ...
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  Essential Reading: Dynamite Entertainment's ''Magnus'' Is an Inventive Take on an Old-School Comic Character
This isn't meant to be an excuse to recommend books or graphic novels or comics that are already on your radar, so I'm not going to waste your time with stuff you can read on dozens of other sites. Because I'm often busy writing about movies ...
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  Comic Book Review: Action Comics #986
Superman and Lex Luthor come to blows - and Mr Oz teases his true identity - in Action Comics 985. Here's our review: Without any disrespect meant to writer Rob Williams, the last issue of Action Comics didn't quite feel up to the high ...
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  InvestComics Hot Picks #490
This week, new comic book release day 8/30/17.
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  Comic Con Palm Springs kicks off first day
PALM SPRINGS. Calif. - Comic Con Palm Springs returned Friday for three days of celebration of the comic book and film industries' characters and behind-the-scenes professionals. Among the major names slated to appear through Sunday at the Palm Springs ...
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  Comic World Honors Captain America Creator Jack Kirby With 100th Birthday Bash
Let's end these musings with a message from Jack, taken from the 1987 documentary The Masters Of Comic Book Art. Here's hoping that his legacy can remain in the DNA of comics for many years to come.
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  New Comics #490
A weekly video look at the covers from the weekly InvestComics Hot Picks article. New comics arriving 8/30/17.
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  Author Interview: Spencer Ellsworth
On the less respectable end, I will consume any Star Wars or Transformers comic book. I tend to like my cheesy sci-fi franchises a lot more in comic book form. I love a big planet-eating robot or weird insectoid creature, limited only by the artist's ...
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  'Ion Grip #1-2:' Comic Book Review
Ion Grip is a futuristic tale that mixes government spy agencies and space adventures into one. The story is filled with classic ray guns, intergalactic action sequences, vibrant colors, and a main character who sometimes fails to win a fight. Our "hero ...
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  Why geek culture is taking over Africa
Tackling labour exploitation, corruption, and poor governance – meet the superheroes of Zimbabwe's Comexposed comic book convention. Tackling labour exploitation, corruption, and poor governance – meet the superheroes of Zimbabwe's Comexposed comic ...
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  How this couple is slowly building Kokaachi, a startup in the serious business of comics
With forays into feature films, animation and children's books, Kokaachi has its fingers in many pies. But the Thomases' real passion lies with comics. The Kokaachi monster from Malyalam's folklore is the namesake of Studio Kokaachi "As ...
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  RZA, Lou Ferrigno, others celebrate Stan Lee's creativity
Ferrigno was there in the flesh, posing like the Hulk as he took the stage. "I wouldn't be alive today if it wasn't for Stan," he said, adding that he was inspired by comic books long before he played "The Incredible Hulk" on TV in the late 1970s.
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  This Isn't A Library: New, Notable Releases Into The Direct Market
Here are the books that make an impression on me staring at this week's no-doubt largely accurate list of books shipping from Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. to comic book and hobby shops across North America. I might not buy all of the works listed here.
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  Pulp 716 opens on Webster in NT
Each month, Janice Clinger selects a few comic books and sends them across the country to her grandchildren on the West Coast. Clinger, a Lockport resident, often purchases these gifts at Lockport's Pulp 716, a comic book cafe that ...
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  Image Comics November 2017 Solicitations
THE HERO DENIED #5 returns in January after release of the TPB collection MAGE, BOOK TWO: THE HERO DEFINED, VOL. 3 in December. This hardcover features twelve issues of the hit comic book series, along with covers and a sketchbook, in one oversized ...
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  Emory digital team bringing streets of 'Brotherman' to life at Decatur Book Festival
Comic book fans can enter into the virtual-reality streets of "Brotherman: Dictator of Discipline," an African-American superhero comic book, at an AJC Decatur Book Festival session featuring a digital project team from the Emory Center for Digital ...
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  Marvel comic book artist draws cover for Hokies-Mountaineers clash
You have reached the limit of 10 free articles per 30 days. To continue, log in now or sign up for a digital Richmond Times-Dispatch subscription for only $8.99 per month. Click below to subscribe - you'll have unlimited access to Richmond.com while ...
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  Top 5 Hot Picks #127
Every week before new comic book day, InvestComics provides our fans with the Top 5 Hot Picks for new comics coming out on Wednesday. This list is pulled straight from the latest (weekly) InvestComics Hot Picks article. This week's Top 5 based on InvestComics Hot Picks #489 and new comics coming this Wednesday 8/23/17.
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  Best Comic Covers Of The Week 8-23-17
New comic book release day 8/23/17. New comic releases are subject to change. These are our favorite comic covers from the new arrivals this week.
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  IDW and Burger Records to publish mod-themed 1980s book THE SCOOTER CHRONICLES
IDW Publishing, leading publisher of comic books and graphic novels, and Burger Records, acclaimed Southern California record label and store, announce the March 2018 release of Shahriar's Fouladi's upcoming novella exploring an unsung and ...
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  Traveling comic, toy and anime show comes to Jackson
The Carl Perkins Civic Center was a comic book fan's dream this weekend. The traveling show had everything from comic books, to signed pictures and even armor you could customize. They also have celebrities come to the event. This year Jackson ...
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  The New Day Wore Some Comic Book Inspired Attire At Summerslam (Photo)
The New Day had some pretty unique attire at Summerslam this year for their match against the Usos. Many fans have been asking what it was referencing, and we have your answer. It turns out that the New Day were paying homage to Red Lantern Corps ...
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  East St. Louis study group focusing on comic books--Noble & Superb
When I'm not at my day job at the university this semester, the plan is to coordinate a study group with high school students in East St. Louis. We'll concentrate on comic books -- Noble and Superb. What I'm doing is a pilot program, so for now, we'll have ...
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  New owner takes helm at Brave New World Comics
Andy Liegl's use of social media helped him find the latest outlet for his love of a more venerable medium, comic books, as the new owner of Brave New World Comics on Lyons Ave. in Newhall. "I saw on Facebook that the previous owner, Mike Hill ...
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  DC Comics Rebirth Spoilers and November 2017 Solicitations: DC Doubles Down On Black Lightning With A Very Different Comic Book Prior To CW DC TV Show
Jefferson Pierce is having quite a year. He'll soon join The CW's super hero lineup with a greatly anticipated new show. And now, we're happy to announce that he's returning to the comic racks as well with a new six-issue miniseries written by Tony ...
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  Deadpool co-creator Fabian Nicieza talks about new comic, Josh Brolin Cable casting and...a Barbie crossover?
"A lot of people say he's only 5'10'' he's not this massive lumberous figure,' he says. "Human bodies don't look like comic book bodies so you have to find accurate channel for the characteristics of the character, the traits and proprietaries of who they ...
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  Comic Book Legend Stan Lee To Appear At Wizard World Comic Con Nashville, September 9-10
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Aug. 19, 2017 - PRLog-- Stan Lee, the legendary comic book writer, editor, actor, producer and publisher, today announced that he will appear at Wizard World Comic Con Nashville, Saturday evening, September 9 and all day Sunday ...
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  New Comics #489
New comics arriving 8/23/17. InvestComics Hot Picks #489.
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  InvestComics Hot Picks #489
Hot Picks have been weekly since 2005. This week, new comic book release day 8/23/17.
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  Captain America's Return to Form and More Marvel Legacy Details
As Marvel Legacy approaches, Marvel Comics is continuing to reveal more details about the various comic books that will be relaunched with original numbering and focus on Marvel's history and classic characters. We have new details about the ongoing series ...
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  'Godshaper #5:' Comic Book Review
Saying you don't want better is fine when you can't get it anyway. It's more than just sour grapes. It's the feeling once you find that you're in the rarefied atmosphere where you don't have to fight anymore to better your situation, even ...
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  Gene Luen Yang on the Glories of Self-Publishing Comics
Two of the questions I get most frequently at Comic-Con panels, book signings, and other events are: How do you get an agent? How do you get a publisher? I totally understand the spirit behind these questions. Very few of us artists want to do creative ...
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