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GPA for CGC Comics
vol 15 no 5 - May 2017 


  Apr-2017 GPA Market Reports
By GPA for Comics

April 2017 REPORTS now available! If you haven't checked out GPA's April Market Reports, then login now and get the lowdown on important CGC sales in last month's action. April 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 2,319,000 individual transactions totaling over $625 Million, since 2002.

Go to GPA Market Reports.

 


  Bid on 42,170 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 42,170 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.

 


  Heritage Holding Inaugural Platinum Night Auction May 18-20 for Comics & Comic Art
by Heritage Galleries

The Mile High Pedigree copy of Suspense Comics #3 highlights a high-end selection of comics and comic art inHeritage Auctions' inaugural Comics Platinum Night session May 18 in New York. ... Read more

 


  ComicConnect News: The Jon Berk Collection Auction Starts May 15
by ComicConnect

Mr. Jon Berk, well-known and respected for his passion for collecting, has amassed one of the most incredible collections of vintage comicbooks and original comic art the world has ever known ... Read more

 


  Brand New High Grade Silver Age Keys in Pedigree Comics' Vault
by Pedigree Comics

According to Doug Schmell, President and CEO of Pedigree Comics, Inc., a brand new group of ultra high grade, investment quality Silver and Bronze Age Marvel and DC keys and gems have been added to the Vault section of the site. ... Read more

 


  New features are making the CGC Chat Boards more fun than ever.
by GPA for Comics

The CGC Chat Boards are a place where collectors and dealers can discuss anything related to their comics, CGC and the hobby. CGC recently made a number of upgrades. ... Read more

 


  Golden Age CGC Pedigrees Featured in May 18-20 Heritage Auction
by Heritage Galleries

Forty-one Mile High copies are just the start of the pedigree Golden Age selection in Heritage Auctions' May 18-20 Signature Comics and Comic Art Auction. ... Read more

 


  #1 Crisis on Infinite Earths Registry Set in Pedigree Comics' June Comics & Art Auction
by Pedigree Comics

The focus of this article is the world's #1 CGC Registry Set of Crisis on Infinite Earths that was just consigned to Pedigree for the auction. All 12 issues of the set are present in 9.8 or higher grade and EVERY book is the highest certified copy to date. ... Read more

 


  Consign Now to Hake's Americana & Collectibles
by GPA for Comics

While Hake's most recent auction has just ended, breaking $1 Million once again, they are already looking ahead to their next auction. Interest in CGC-graded comic books continues to skyrocket among Hake's bidders and the long-standing auction house has seen many record prices realized. ... Read more

 


  ComicConnect: 2017 Spring Special Auction Results
by ComicConnect

ComicConnect's 2017 Spring Special Auction wrapped up last week and, "We smashed our pre-auction estimates by over 10%," exclaimed Rob Reynolds, Director of Consignments. ... Read more

 


  New Unreal CGC 9.8 Amazing Spider-Man Consignment in Pedigree Comics' June Grand Auction
by Pedigree Comics

The brand new Amazing Spider-Man run contains close to 70 issues between #14 and #201 and is easily the nicest and highest certified group of Amazing Spider-Mans ever offered for sale! Almost every issue (over 65) is a CGC certified 9.8 ... 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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  Enjoy 17th Century Philosophy in Comic Book Form
Being a philosopher in the 17th century was a dangerous career choice. At odds with the Catholic church, Western philosophy found itself in a precarious position that would sometimes end in violence. For instance, Giordano Bruno - a philosopher who taught ...
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  Superhero mural proposed for retaining wall in front of Maryville comic book store
A retaining wall in downtown Maryville could be transformed into a work of art, if the Downtown Design Review Board approves the proposed colors. The DDRB deferred Monday a mural design for the retaining wall at 316-320 Court St., in front of The Golden ...
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  Comic book store owner dies trying to stop suspected thief, KC police say
A comic book store owner died Friday afternoon as he tried to stop a suspected thief , Kansas City police said. The theft happened about 12:40 p.m. the 3900 block of Walnut Street. It was initially reported as a carjacking, but police at the scene said ...
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  Adrian and Damian Wassel on Vault Comics and being indie comics publishers
Adrian Wassel, Damian Wassel, and non-Wassel Nathan Gooden (clearly, we know who the villain will become), Vault is a new comic book publisher aiming to become the destination for creators who want to tell science-fiction and fantasy stories. From its ...
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  Characters Celebrate Comic Books at Forest Hills High School
If you ask these students at Forest Hills High School, they're happy to put down their smart phones and pick up a comic book instead. "Comics spark your imagination. They take you to a whole other world, where you feel like you're part of them.
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  This is the first ever Cornish comic book
A Falmouth University student's comic book is the first to be written in the standard written form of Cornish and has been nominated for a culture award. Joana Varandas, who is a first year student studying English with Creative Writing, has based the ...
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  What James Cavanaugh's comic book store meant to me and my inner nerd
James Dale Cavanaugh and I didn't agree on much. Whenever I wrote a movie review for The Star, he'd tell me how and where I went wrong. Our politics were at odds. Books he read weren't the books I read. But, man, we both loved comic books. As owner ...
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  Victoria Comic Book Expo
Sunday, June 11, 2017. Come and view the 1000s of comic books on display. From the hottest books of the day to hard-to-find treasures of the past. Toys, non-sports card and other collectibles as well. Free comics (as long as they last) 3020 Blanshard ...
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  Comic Book and Non-Sports Card Show (MD) (July 2017)
Maryland's longest running Comic Book show is a traditional show with vendors selling Vintage Comics to the most recent books. Dealers from across the Mid-Atlantic region will be setting up selling-trading-buying comics, non-sports cards, CCG, Trades ...
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  TCBS Summer 2017 - Toronto Comic Book Show (June 2017)
1677 Wilson AvePRIZES EVERY HOUR!The hottest show in the country is back! TCBS Summer 2017!Over 60 vendor tables packed with JUST BOOKS!The largest selection of key books under one roof! Priced to move! Our vendors are always wheeling and dealing so bring ...
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  Comic Book Review - The X-Files #13
"Skinner," Part 2 (of 2): Assistant Director Walter Skinner finally gets the spotlight! When a face from the past resurfaces, Skinner must confront painful memories of the Vietnam War in his effort to keep a dark secret from being exposed. The second ...
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  Riverdale EP On Introducing the Supernatural, and Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Throughout the season finale of Riverdale, there were several little dialogue teases and even a comic book Easter egg suggesting that the show might be preparing to introduce Sabrina the Teenage Witch. (Photo: Archie Comics) One of the most popular and ...
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  Two new superb indie offerings highlight the power of - and need for - marginalized voices in comics
Starting a new superhero universe is a risky endeavor in a comic book marketplace crowded with superhero titles, but Lion Forge Comics has put a lot of thought into the development of its Catalyst Prime line. Edited by Joseph P. Illidge III, a former ...
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  Scott Snyder Talks About All-Star Batman #10, AD: After Death Book 3 and Dark Nights Metal (Interview)
In my latest interview with prolific comic book writer Scott Snyder, we discuss the newest arc in All-Star Batman involving the past of everyone's favorite gentleman's gentleman Alfred Pennyworth. This newest arc, titled The First Ally, takes Bruce and ...
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  Boy Donates Thousands of Comics to Military Base
(Newser) - A 10-year-old comic book aficionado is sharing his passion with the military. Carl Scheckel organized a campaign that gathered roughly 3,000 comic books that he donated last month to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey, the AP reports.
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  X-O Manowar FCBD Special
Free Comic Book Day 2017 came and went on May 6 th, but it left a treasure in its wake: Valiant's X-O Manowar FCBD Special. From a publisher's point of view, the goal of FCBD is heightening awareness by exposing new readers to your offerings.
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  Passion for comic books prompts Leaving Cert pupils to learn Japanese
It is a comic-book craze that has swept the world, and some Irish students love it so much they feel their passion prepares them to tackle the Leaving Cert exam in Japanese. State exam chiefs report that "it is believed some candidates taking Ordinary ...
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  Hellboy reboot writer says movie will be a "gruesome" horror/comic book film
Late Monday night the news broke that the HELLBOY franchise was getting the reboot treatment with David Harbour starring in the lead role and Neil Marshall directing. Needless to say some people had some light commenting to do, but no matter what the movie ...
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  Number Crunching: The top 20 comics sales estimates for April 2017
The figures you'll see are based off approximated orders made by comic book retailers, not what actually sold in comic book shops. They're also restricted to the North American periodical market, and do not include international periodical markets or ...
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  Comic book legend Stan Lee is working on Latin superhero
Comic book legend Stan Lee, considered the father of the Marvel universe, is working on a Latin superhero that the he plans to introduce to the public in late 2017. The creator of Spider-Man, Hulk and Iron Man made the announcement Sunday at La Conque, a ...
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  Free Comic Book Day's Unexpected Treasure: ‘Malika Warrior Queen'
This most recent Free Comic Book Day brought me an unexpected treasure: Roye Okupe's Malika Warrior Queen. The first Saturday in May is always a ton of fun. One of the high holy days of geekdom, we come together to venerate the holy texts of our people ...
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  Guinness World Records Honors Ken Bald, Oldest Working Comic Book Artist
Ask most people, and they'll tell you Stan Lee is the oldest person working in comics today. It's a sensible guess, as Stan "the Man" recently turned 94 years old. But I'm here to tell you, Stan is not the oldest professional working in comics.
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  Bad News 'Walking Dead' Viewers, This Major Comic Death Could Hurt The Show
The latest Walking Dead comic book death could have serious repercussions in the popular zombie drama on AMC. Comic book fans of The Walking Dead faced a shocking and harrowing death this past week. It was so huge and so terrible that creator Robert ...
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  Wells Public Library celebrates Free Comic Book Day with local superheroes
Spider-Man, Poison Ivy and the Flash walk into a library. It sounds like the set-up for a joke, but it was a reality for the Wells Public Library in Albany on Friday. In honor of Free Comic Book Day, the Wells Public Library celebrated Superhero Day.
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  Comic Book Sales For April 2017
Steve Rogers unleashes his plan for Hydra domination of the Earth in Nick Spencer, Daniel Acuna, and Rod Reis' Secret Empire #0 from Marvel Comics, the first chapter of Marvel's summer crossover event and April's best-selling comic book according to ...
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  Top 5 Hot Picks #112
Hot Picks Top 5 based on InvestComics Hot Picks #474 and new comics coming this Wednesday 5/10/17.
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  Best Comic Covers Of The Week 5-10-17
New comic book release day 5/10/17. New comic releases are subject to change. These are our favorite covers from the new comics arriving this week.
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  How Justice League Dark Will Be Different From Other Comic Book Movies
I had the opportunity to sit down one-on-one with Doug Liman yesterday during the Los Angeles press day for The Wall, and used my last question to ask him about his approach to his first comic book movie. Drawing a parallel between Justice League Dark and ...
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  Spongebob Squarepants Accused Diamond Of Being A Monopoly, On Free Comic Book Day
Don't call Diamond Comic Distributors a monopoly or they'll get angry with you. I know of what I speak. The charge is usually based on their exclusive rights to distribute Marvel, DC, Image, Dark Horse, IDW and many more comic book publishers in the ...
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  Comic book fans of all kinds rejoice on 'Free Comic Book' Day
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) - If you love comic books, Saturday was your day. All over the nation and at local comic book stores here, long lines because millions of comic books are being handed out free. This is the 16th year for this. Along with the ...
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  FCBD 2017 - Tate's Comics
InvestComics stopped over at Tate's Comics in Boynton Beach Florida for FCBD (Free Comic Book Day). We handed out some free bracelets to help Tate's celebrate with the fans waiting to get into their North location. Their South location in Lauderhill is homebase and it was crazy there too.
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  New Comics - Video #474
A weekly video look at the covers from the weekly InvestComics Hot Picks article. New comics arriving 5/10/17.
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  A Guide To Free Comic Book Day 2017: The Don't-Misses And The Near-Misses
This year, Free Comic Book Day turns sixteen years old. The good news: It can drive itself to swim practice now! The bad news: When you ask it to drive its younger siblings Record Store Day and Independent Bookstore Day to Gymboree it'll give you THAT LOOK ...
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  Wil Wheaton Wants You To Support Free Comic Book Day
According to the official website, different comic book stores will have different limits on how numerous free books can be taken. THIS SATURDAY is Free Comic Book Day, so if you are a new reader who is curious, a lapsed reader looking to get stuck back in ...
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  Through Comic Books, Latino Kids From Immigrant Families Send Message to Pres. Trump
PHILADELPHIA - At the age of 8 or 9, the biggest worry children might have is who they will play with at recess or whether they will finally get the toy they wanted for their birthday. But for a group of Mexican-American students in Central Philadelphia ...
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  The tragic twilight of the forgotten comic-book mastermind who created Rocket Raccoon
Bill Mantlo once had a mind that traveled across galaxies and through time. (Sara Naomi Lewkowicz for Quartz) Far Rockaway is where New York deposits residents it doesn't know what to do with. On the outer fringes of the city, the Queens neighborhood ...
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  InvestComics Hot Picks #474
This week, new comic book release day 5/10/17.
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  WART - a cosmic horror comic. Book 4
Thank you for your help! The Kicktraq gnomes will get to work on your suggestions very soon. Please keep in mind not all suggestions may be used, and repeated re-submissions may result in being rejected automatically (and we don't want that to happen).
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  Comic Book Review - Tekken #1
All new comic series based on the iconic fighting game franchise! Written by Cavan Scott (Doctor Who, Vikings) and illustrated by Andie Tong! This sensational new comic series will tap into TEKKEN's rich history, and will feature memorable characters ...
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  Wonder Woman at 75: Comic book character solved problems in less violent way
With apologies to the Marvel Comics Group and the scores of action films they've inspired, Wonder Woman is this summer's hot superhero as a major Warner Bros. motion picture directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine and Robin Wright.
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  Top 5 Hot Picks #111
Hot Picks Top 5 based on InvestComics Hot Picks #473 and new comics coming this Wednesday 5/3/17.
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  George R.R. Martin Reads the Letter He Wrote to Marvel, Sparking His Writing Career
If you can't watch the clip above, George R.R. Martin explains that comic books used to regularly feature letters written in from fans that the Marvel Comics creators and writers would respond to. Martin took the time to write a letter after reading a ...
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  Number One Comics - April
Here is a recap of all the number one comics covered from the InvestComics Hot Picks during the month of April.
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  Best Comic Covers Of The Week 5-3-17
New comic book release day 5/3/17.
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  Comic book store finds new popularity
BOURBONNAIS - Tucked between a dog trainer shop and a dog groomer shop sits Dragon's Refuge, one of the area's only comic book and table top game stores. Brock Hunt first opened the store in Peotone, then moved to Bourbonnais two years ago when he found ...
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  Comic sales strong ahead of Free Comic Book Day
DANBURY - Ethan McCoy couldn't wait to get his hands on the new Star Wars Darth Maul comic book - if only he could reach it. McCoy, who said his age was "six and a quarter," stood on his toes, but the coveted prize on the top row of the rack ...
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  Review: Action Comics #978
In the Fortress of Solitude, Kelex is guiding Kal-El through his own memory archives. Superman experiences anew the day he met Lane, the start of his career as a reporter for the Daily Planet, and his growing closeness to Lois. Epochal events like his ...
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  Art in Time: Unknown Comic Book Adventures, 1940-1980 #1
Hit the 'Edit This Wiki Page' button up above to add a description to this wiki page! This edit will also create new pages on Comic Vine for: Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you ...
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  Doraemon and other comics for ethical education of children
Tokyo (AsiaNews / Agencies) - Doraemon, Anpanman's superhero and also the young Chibi Maruko-chan are among the Japanese comic book characters enrolled to teach children how to distinguish between right and wrong in a fun way. These "manga" characters ...
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  Artist Spotlight - Jim Starlin
It's rare to find a creator who seismically impacts mainstream comic books both literarily and artistically, but Jim is indeed that mythical unicorn. The list of accomplishments spanning his five-decade career is too long to mention, so for the purposes ...
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  Guardians of the Galaxy Comics Reading Guide For The Movie Fan
The first arc has them work alongside the Avengers in the comic book introduction of the movie-style incarnation of Nebula. After that, it's the Black Vortex tie-in issue. Once that's settled, we get a bunch of done-in-ones. Gamora fights alongside She-Hulk.
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  Calgary Expo stays true to its comic-centric roots
but its true start was a gathering place for the talent behind comic books. The Calgary Expo runs at Calgary Stampede Park between April 27 and April 30. It's a chance for fans to meet the artists and creators of their favourite franchises.
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  Comic Book Review - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe #9
"Toad Baron's Ball," Part 1! Alopex and Nobody are looking for a little rest and relaxation but get more than they ask for when they become the unwilling guests of a never-ending party thrown by the hedonistic Toad Baron! Upon seeing the name ...
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  InvestComics Hot Picks #473
This week, new comic book release day 5/3/17.
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  POWER OF PULP: New Albany's Carnegie Center exhibit to highlight pulp art
Comic books and cartoons are the inspiration for the upcoming exhibit "Pulp Art: Out of the gutter and on the walls" at the Carnegie Center for Art & History in New Albany. "It's not exactly comic book art," said Carnegie Curator Daniel Pfalzgraf ...
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  Drawn back: Todd McFarlane returns home for Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo
On Todd McFarlane's website, the Calgary native, renowned comic book artist and toy entrepreneur offers a brief video tutorial on how to draw a Smurf. It's part of a section he calls Toddfather Talk: Inside the Mind of McFarlane, a running blog on his ...
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  New Comics Creator's Twitter Experiment
That's why The Reality is going to whet your "Twhistle." The Reality Comics will be releasing a comic book through the social media platform Twitter ahead of Free Comic Book Day (http://www.freecomicbookday.com/). The comics series, entitled TEAM ...
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  New Comics - Video #473
A weekly video look at the covers from the weekly InvestComics Hot Picks article. New comics arriving 5/3/17.
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  Cochranite closer to opening comic book shop
This weekend, Tyler Petitclerc will hand out Rebel Comics business cards and his own hand-drawn handiwork at the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo. It's all part of a grand plan to celebrate the fascination with the floppy by opening up a comic book ...
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  Comic Book Review - Dirk Gently: The Salmon of Doubt #7
Sally begins to pierce the mysteries of the Black Wing, as we follow the exploits of not one, not two, but three Dirks! IDW Publishing's Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency: The Salmon of Doubt is becoming the perfect partner piece for BBC America ...
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  EXCHANGE: Bourbonnais comic book store finds new popularity
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (AP) - Tucked between a dog trainer shop and a dog groomer shop sits Dragon's Refuge, one of the area's only comic book and table top game stores. Brock Hunt first opened the store in Peotone, then moved to Bourbonnais two years ago ...
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  DC Comics launch superhero streaming service
... 80-year long history in the comic book business. John Glenday is responsible for compiling The Drum's daily morning bulletin and ensuring that overnight breaking news is covered while you're still brushing your teeth. Can also make a mean cup of tea.
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  The Stan Lee Comic Book Box –-Available Now!
The Stan Lee Comic Book Box is available now! "I am so excited to announce this new monthly comicbook box program for my true believers," says Stan Lee. "Our team will be working with many of my favorite publishers to deliver an exclusive comicbook ...
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  Free Comic Book Day at Twin Falls Library
TWIN FALLS - The Twin Falls Public Library is holding its first Comic Book Day on May 6. Free Comic Book Day is an annual international event designed to promote literacy and the comic art form for readers of all ages. The festivities are from 11 a.m ...
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  Book Review: The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen
The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen, by Hope Nicholson, is a fun and informative history of nine decades of North American comic books, concentrating on the female characters portrayed therein and their evolution. As I have come to expect from Quirk ...
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  Take a look at the adventures of remarkable North East woman Gertrude Bell in these unique comics
Comics are fun - but the format has also proved just dandy in revealing to a wider audience the story of one of the most remarkable women the North East has produced. Seven digital comics have been created about the exploits of Gertrude Bell, mountaineer ...
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  Kindle Unlimited For Comics Review! Is It Worth It? What's In The Library?
While this is partially true (Kindle Unlimited is better for non-comics) there is a substantial comic book library that comes with the service. And with a 30 day free trial at your fingertips, Kindle Unlimited becomes increasingly tempting for comics readers.
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  Top 5 Hot Picks #110
Hot Picks Top 5 based on InvestComics Hot Picks #472 and new comics coming this Wednesday 4/26/17.
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  Best Comic Covers Of The Week 4-26-17
New comic book release day 4/26/17.
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  Qatar's first comic book store opens for business
Saeed Al-Mohannadi has been a vociferous comic book reader and collector since he was a kid. But feeding that habit while growing up in his native country of Qatar was tough. Now 26 years old, Al-Mohannadi is the founder of Qatar's first comic book ...
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  Photos: Super heroes (and comic book fans) unite in San Jose
This weekend, downtown San Jose got taken over by comic book fans, costumed super heroes, and bold-faced entertainment names for the second Silicon Valley Comic Con. Once again, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak led the event. After a popular - but ...
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  Marvel Comics facing huge backlash over 'Captain America is a Nazi' special event
Marvel Entertainment has sparked a backlash among comic-book fans for encouraging staff at comic book stores to wear clothing emblazoned with Hydra insignia - a fictional villainous organisation from the Marvel comics' universe which is based on to ...
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  Secret Empire #0 Review
I guess when you basically decide to retcon the Comic Book equivalent of the American Golden Boy's origin story you'll piss a few people off … comic fans are fickle people, who knew? Anyway let's see what all the hub bub is about since this story ...
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  New Comics - Video #472
ALL Of The New Comics Videos. And More. A weekly video look at the covers from the weekly InvestComics Hot Picks article. New comics arriving 4/26/17.
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  Are Comic Book Movies Doomed?
Comic book movies might still be all the rage, but are they destined for extinction? In 2015 Steven Spielberg made a bold prediction about one of the most popular movie genres of today by way of historical remembrance. "We were around when the Western ...
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  Comic Effect: A&M-Texarkana professor explores connections between film, comics in scholarship
Each, in their own way, combines pop culture with art. Morton's book "Panel to the Screen: Style, American Film, and Comic Books During the Blockbuster Era" came out at the end of 2016 through the University Press of Mississippi. And he founded and co ...
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  2017 Louisiana Comic Con now on state fair grounds
The convention features: appearances by TV and movie personalities, comic book artists, cos-players, and more - all on the grounds of the Louisiana State Fair. The event, which was first held in Bossier City in 2015, is expanding with the move to newly ...
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  COMICS: MARVEL LEGACY Will bring Back Classic Heroes, Original Numbering And More To Win Back Fans
If you ask comic book fans both new and old what they dislike about Marvel, they'll more than likely mention constant relaunches, fan-favourite characters being benched for new versions, and hard to follow event stories which constantly change the status ...
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  JAMES BOND's Bizarre Influence On MARVEL & DC in the '60s
For other installments, click here. Hero-A-Go-Go! is out now. You can order it here. If you're gonna do a book about '60s comics and pop culture, then you're gonna have to include James Bond - even if 007 made barely a blip on the four-color page.
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  Woman Inherits the Earth: An Interview with Natasha Alterici
There is a novel by Sarah Waters called "Fingersmith" that I'd like to adapt into a comic book. Your latest project is an extremely ambitious one, comics reviewing every lesbian movie ever! What makes a movie a 'lez film' to you? This was the ...
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  Why LOCKE & KEY Could Be Unlike Any Other Comic Book Show on TV
You don't get to be a popular, critically acclaimed comic book without someone trying to turn you into a movie or TV show. As such, there's been studio interest in Locke & Key since the Joe Hill-written, Gabriel Rodriguez-drawn comic debuted in 2008.
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  InvestComics Hot Picks #472
This week, new comic book release day 4/26/17.
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  A comic book that took 2 years to complete and cost millions
Kolkata, Apr 21 (IBNS): One of the most expensive comic books created in India is all set to hit the bookstores this month. Two years in the making, after spending a production budget of several million rupees, Building the Perfect Beast: What Really ...
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  Amazing Fantasy Comic Shop closes in Crown Point
Professor X or any of the countless comic book characters who have returned from the grave over the years. The comic book shop has closed after a four-year run at 1926 N. Main St. in Crown Point. It originally opened in Calumet City in 1978 and moved to ...
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  FREE Comic Book Day is Looking WONDER FULL for 2017
DC Comics is tying up everything nicely for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY with a beautifully crafted golden lasso and giving fans a special opportunity to celebrate pop culture's most powerful leading lady Wonder Woman! It's perhaps one of the most anticipated ...
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  Reimagining the comic book world
It's good to be a comic book fan these days. While the Marvel and DC universes have seen phenomenal success on both the big and small screen, the comic book industry itself is experiencing its own kind of renaissance. According to American market ...
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  S'Klallam artist working on new comic series that's all his own
A lifelong comic fan, he's surrounded by action figures, comic books and movies as he sketches this concept. On the page, just above the character, is the title "DEMICON." Three years into his full-time career as an artist, S'Klallam tribal member ...
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  Las Vegas comic book artists inspire and donate to kids
Comic book artist Free Isabelo of Las Vegas doesn't just draw superheroes for a living. He draws kids out of their shells too - using the common language of comic books, beloved characters and creative inspirations of all kinds. He's just one of a ...
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  Drew Friedman's "Heroes Of The Comics" exhibition
(Read my reviews here and here). Drew Friedman's two recent books Heroes of the Comics and More Heroes of the Comics, published by Fantagraphics books, depicted the great early comic book creators who entered into the dawn of the business between 1935 ...
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  History Orders Comic Book Special 'Superheroes Decoded'
History is tapping some big names from Marvel and DC to uncover the hidden origin stories of comics' biggest heroes. The cable network will air the two-part special Superheroes Decoded on April 30 and May 1, and it's got an impressive lineup. Part one will ...
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  Harris Co. DA investigator caught with stolen comic books has to pay $150,000
Lonnie Blevins, the former Harris County DA investigator who testified against his partner after they were caught stealing high-dollar collectibles in evidence, has been sentenced to five years probation. He also has to pay more than $157,000 in restitution.
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  Thousands turn out to Morecambe Comic-Con
Superheroes, villains and TV stars were seen roaming the promenade for a day of comic book mayhem. The town hosted the comic book festival at the Platform - attracting around 1,500 sci-fi and comic fans on Easter Monday. Photo: David Hurst Childrens ...
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  Sony taps new writers to pen their adaptation of Valiant Comics' Harbinger
It's an easy thing to forget, but Marvel and DC aren't the only publishers in the comic book game. In fact, there are tons of amazing publishers who unleash crazy good books onto the stand every week like: Image Comics, BOOM! Studios, Aftershock ...
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  Dept of Ideas: Benjamin Lowy Captures Fractured America In a Comic Book
Comic-book narratives inevitably boil down to good vs. evil. It makes sense, then, that as he was covering last year's presidential election, photojournalist Benjamin Lowy began thinking about how he could describe America's fractured and fractious ...
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  Valiant rolls out new comic book line ''Icons''
Coming on the heels of the most successful independent launch of the year, Valiant Entertainment on Monday, April 17 unveiled the future of its comic book line with the announcement of its new "Icons" line of new series and character ...
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  Top 5 Hot Picks #109
Hot Picks Top 5 based on InvestComics Hot Picks #471 and new comics coming this Wednesday 4/19/17.
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  Talking to Penelope Bagieu
"I really wanted to slap him in the face," Bagieu says. "I was so humiliated." The comic book industry has presented its own sets of challenges for Bagieu. "For female cartoonists, you have to be quiet," Bagieu says. "You have to either do ...
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  Dimple Records battles the internet with comic books, toys
In an era where music can be downloaded from the internet with the click of a button, locally owned Dimple Records is managing to keep vinyl alive. The Sacramento record store chain has seven locations across the region. As records gave way to cassettes ...
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  Superhero Showdown: Where Does The ''Marvel Versus DC'' Debate Stand Right Now?
The Marvel vs. DC debate has raged for decades inside the walls of comic book shops, but the struggle burst onto the mainstream in previously unimaginable ways when DC revived Batman from his Joel Schumacher-induced exile with 2005's Batman Begins and ...
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  Introducing Houston's Newest Superhero, the Bayou Beast
Lubbock - freaking Lubbock - has its own superhero, for Stan Lee's sake: the Blob. So where is Houston's comic book hero? Below, we summoned a superhero from the depths of Buffalo Bayou itself - but the Bayou Beast's adventures here have only just begun.
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  Best Comic Covers Of The Week 4-19-17
New comic book release day 4/19/17.
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