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GPA for CGC Comics
vol 15 no 2 - February 2017 


  Jan-2017 GPA Market Reports
By GPA for Comics

January 2017 REPORTS now available! If you haven't checked out GPA's January Market Reports, then login now and get the lowdown on important CGC sales in last month's action. January 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 2,249,000 individual transactions totaling over $608 Million, since 2002.

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  Bid on 44,113 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 44,113 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.

 


  Hake's Offers Another Huge Selection Of CGC Comics In Latest Auction
by GPA for Comics

In Hake's Americana & Collectibles upcoming auction (online February 21st at hakes.com and closing March 14-16), the long-running pop culture auction house will be selling another impressive selection of CGC-graded comic books ... Read more

 


  ComicConnect: Seeking Collections to Purchase
by ComicConnect

While ComicConnect is known the world over for its record-setting auctions, Vincent Zurzolo, founder and COO enthused, "We are buying comics and original art and nobody in this business will pay more". ... Read more

 


  Pedigree Comics Accepting Comics & Art Consignments for Their Upcoming April Grand Auction
by Pedigree Comics

Pedigree Comics, Inc. is now accepting consignments for their upcoming April Comics and Original Art Auction. ... Read more

 


  New High Grade Early Fantastic Fours in Pedigree Comics' April Comics & Art Auction
by Pedigree Comics

According to Doug Schmell, CEO and President of the company, Pedigree Comics, Inc.'s upcoming April Comics and Original Art Auction will feature many brand new high grade Marvels and DC's. ... Read more

 


  ComicConnect Marketplace Flourishing
by ComicConnect

Canny comic collectors and insightful investors know to check our marketplace daily as many of the rarest and most valuable comics are often sold via fixed price offers. ... Read more

 


  New Ultra High Grade Amazing Spider-Man Group in Pedigree Comics' April Grand Auction
by Pedigree Comics

Mr. Schmell just received on consignment a killer ultra high grade group (9.4 and higher) of CGC certified Silver and Bronze Age Amazing Spider-Man issues, over 30 in total. ... Read more

 


  ComicConnect: Event Auction No.30 Starts February 27
by ComicConnect

The Hope Collection makes its debut in Event Auction No.30. With over 125 comics, the collection features Amazing Fantasy #15 CGC 9.0, Fantastic Four #5 CGC 8.5, Incredible Hulk #1 CGC 6.0, Journey into Mystery #83 CGC 8.0, Tales to Astonish #27 CGC 7.5, Tales to Astonish #35 CGC 7.0, and much more. ... Read more

 


  New High Grade DC Consignment in Pedigree Comics' April Grand Auction
by Pedigree Comics

Mr. Schmell is proud to announce the debut in the April auction of a consignment of high grade Silver and Bronze Age DC's (and other publishers) from a collection out of Illinois. ... 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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  Comic Book Review: Invincible #133
The end to the last arc was simply heart-stopping. That was the point where I really came to be reminded that this was a Kirkman book. Only this man would go that kind of distance when **** does in fact hit the fan. It came with a bigger surprise when ...
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  Comic book show Sunday at Comfort Suites
SOUTH BEND - The South Bend Comic Book Convention takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Comfort Suites, 52933 Indiana 933. Dealers will be on hand with comics from the golden age to the present along with a variety of related collectible items.
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  'Supergirl' Gives Us Our First Look At The Most Comic-Book Accurate Lex Luthor Yet - Will We See Him In the Present Day?
"Zombies, exploding heads...creepy-crawlies and a date for the formal - This is classic, Spanky." Follow me on Twitter: @Scodonnell1 Season 2 Episode 12, titled "Luthors", gave us an in-depth look at the family of Superman's greatest villain, Lex Luthor.
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  How Will Marvel's Secret Empire Change Captain America?
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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  Comic Book Review: Super Sons #1
The duo of Robin and Superboy make their monthly debut! Scripted by Superman scribe Peter J. Tomasi, Super Sons #1 brings our two favorite youngsters together again for a team-up of pint-size proportions. Considering that Peter J. Tomasi has arguably the ...
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  Peter Parker Gets Rebooted Again for 'Spectacular Spider-Man' Comic
And while it seems like Holland will stick around for a while in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, comic book Spidey is being rebooted once again. Thankfully with the new book, it seems like Peter will have his trademark bad luck and New York setting ...
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  Justice League of America Rebirth Review
Matthew Iung prefers to live inside the world of comic books rather than in reality, unfortunately instead of living in the multiverse he resides in Apple Valley, Minnesota. His current favorite reads are anything Batman, Doom Patrol, Black Hammer ...
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  Listen to Stephen Fry and Watchmen's Dave Gibbons Discuss the Art of Sound on Comic Books
Vworp. Kapow. Biff, bang, pow! The onomatopoeic words we've seen splayed out across comic pages over the years are some of the most important parts (and iconic) of the medium. But how do artists and writers actually come up with the words? For legendary ...
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  How Crowdfunding Is Used By Comics Heavyweights & Newcomers Alike
The path to money and creative fulfillment in comic books used to be a road that led to Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, and the like. But many creators are finding there are a few forks in that road. For example, Bill Willingham wrote 150 issues of Fables at DC ...
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  Top 5 Hot Picks #100
Hot Picks Top 5 based on InvestComics Hot Picks #462 and new comics coming this Wednesday 2/15/17.
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  On the Road: CARtoons back on track
CARtoons wasn't a comic book akin to The Avengers, The Fantastic Four or The Incredible Hulk. Instead of superhero stories, CARtoons delivered a world of family-friendly hotrod art and humour through comic strip stories. It also included a how-to-draw ...
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  First major exhibition by comic book artist John Higgins to open at VG&M
The first major retrospective of the work of Liverpool-born artist John Higgins, who found global success as a comic book artist and writer for 2000AD, DC and Marvel, is to be exhibited at the University's Victoria Gallery & Museum.
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  Eros International ties up with Diamond Comics
the publisher of popular comic book series Chacha Chaudhary, to release a new comic series called Sunny Gill & the Agents of Sniff. The tie-up is an attempt to develop a true blue franchise capturing various aspects of media beyond the silver screen.
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  Black Imprints: A Look At The First Comic Books By A Black Author
Comics have always been inclusive when it comes to implementing people of color into the story line. Of all the various media forms, comics were some of the early adaptors who made room for Black characters. We have celebrated many moments of inclusion in ...
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  World famous comic strip Peanuts ended today
(Schulz did, however, hire help to produce the comic book adaptations of Peanuts. Thus, the strip was able to be presented with a unified tone, and Schulz was able to employ a minimalistic style. Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz. Pic/AFP Though Garfield ...
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  New Comics #462 - Video
New Comics #462. A weekly video look at the covers from the weekly InvestComics Hot Picks article.
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  2000AD's 40th anniversary: How the iconic sci-fi comic continues to be relevant, satirical and fun
Dredd reckoning: the comic's best-known character, Judge Dredd, has appeared in two live-action Hollywood films and was originally loosely based on Clint Eastwood's Dirty Harry When, on the 26 February 1977, the first edition of the science fiction ...
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  Best Comic Covers Of The Week 2-15-17
New comic book release day 2/15/17. New comic releases are subject to change. These are our favorite covers from the new comics arriving this week.
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  Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy: The Ultimate Guide to the Cosmic Outlaws Hardcover Book
The book takes a look at iconic characters like Groot and Star-Lord, showcases key comic book issues, and explores important storylines. It has information on allies, enemies, locations, and much more. It is a must-have for fans of Marvel comics.
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  Attention Comic Book World: Women Can Absolutely Write Badass Comics, Too!
"Gender is an issue in every aspect of life. I certainly know that women creators can have a much different experience exhibiting at conventions than men. However, I wouldn't say that these are issues in the industry specifically so much as problems ...
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  Feeding Denver's Hungry With Free Comic Books
For this year's Free Comic Book Day on May 6th, Mile High Comics will be giving space for local comics artists to sign and sell comics at their Jason St. Mega-Store, where they usually get over 2000 people through the door. Contact Will Moulton if you ...
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  DC Comics Graphic Novel 'Scalped' Secures Directors For TV Pilot
The world of comic book adaptations just got bigger. DC Comics graphic novel series, Scalped, which was originally written by Jason Aaron with art by R.M. Guera, just landed a couple of directors for the pilot WGN America ordered a year ago. The new drama ...
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  Pop culture: Q&A with Ming Chen of AMC's 'Comic Book Men' reality show
Ming Chen is a cast member of the AMC reality TV show "Comic Book Men," which will return to the air for a 2017 premiere around 11:20 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12. The series, which is in its sixth season, is set in a comic book store (Jay and Silent Bob's ...
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  InvestComics Hot Picks #462
InvestComics provides readers and speculators the low down on the new releases Hot Picks each week. New comic book release day 2/15/17.
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  Image Comics Founders Reunite At Emerald City Comic Con For 25th Anniversary
Emerald City Comicon is the premier comic book and pop culture convention in the Northwest taking place in downtown Seattle at the Washington State Convention Center. Celebrating its 15th anniversary, this year's show will take place March 2 - 5 ...
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  Local businesses serve Asheville's geekier side
These days, geeking out is hot. Asheville is home to a vibrant community of people looking to express their nerdier side, and abundant businesses to serve them: From comic books to games to movies and more, this town has it all. Across the country ...
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  Legion Is The Most Visually Brilliant Comic Book TV Show To Date
FX takes a shot at adapting a not-so-well-known X-Men character into a full-fledged television series. Legion takes some cues from the comic book counterpart's mental instability, and the opening episode offers up an hour and a half that has it's own ...
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  'Riverdale' breathes a new lease of life into the Archie Comics
The highly-anticipated teen drama 'Riverdale' successfully delivers a dark Twin Peak-esque twist on the wholesome Archie comic book series; and I can't wait for more! These days mainstream culture is completely saturated with both small and large ...
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  How Comics Help Us Combat Holocaust Fatigue
True, comics and the Holocaust overlap historically. The comic book exploded as a phenomenon precisely during the years of World War II, and matured aesthetically, and in terms of subject matter, in the postwar decades, just as the Holocaust grew as a ...
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  Carrie Fisher celebrated in comic book
REUTERS - The sudden death of actress Carrie Fisher shocked Hollywood and her famous mother, Debbie Reynolds, who died the following day. Now Fisher's life is being celebrated in a 27-page comic book from Tidalwave, that tells the story of the girl born ...
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  Beyond Pop: Why do comic books cost so much?
Since I began selling comic books in the early 1980s, this has been the question I'm most frequently asked. And although it's a fair one in general, you can ask the same question about movies, insurance, cars and houses. Some who wouldn't blink at ...
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  Orlando Pulse comic book upholds love despite tragedy
To show support for the Florida shooting victims last year, a group of comic book people came up with an Orlando Pulse comic book for charity. Called "Love Is Love", the all-star comic book anthology not only has contributors signing up but also ...
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  One-of-a-Kind Comic Book Store Owner Gets Her Own Special Cover
On a rainy Wednesday in November, Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, Inc. in Philadelphia was preparing for the release of a variant cover of "Invincible Iron Man #1." This book cover holds special meaning for store owner Ariell Johnson, because she is featured ...
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  Previewing Walt Simonson's Art On Dark Horse's American Gods#1
Dark Horse Comics will be publishing the highly anticipated adaptation of American Gods as periodical comic books in England, it was announced today. The adaptation of the Hugo and Nebula Award–winning novel by Neil Gaiman (How to Talk to Girls at ...
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  For female heroes written by actual women, look beyond Marvel and DC
Nadia Pym is Marvel's latest attempt to make its comic-book universe resemble its cinematic universe, and while she's not exactly the same character as Ant-Man's Hope Pym, she fills the same role as Henry Pym's daughter that takes on the Wasp mantle.
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  WIN Lego Batman Sketch Card
Sergio has provided the first ORIGINALLY drawn sketch movie card and it is a character Sergio is no stranger to... but in Lego form
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  Racebending and Representation in Comic Books
This guest post is part of our blog series on Comics, Race, and Society, edited by Julian Chambliss and Walter Greason. Spider-Man is black. Or more precisely, Miles Morales, the son of an African American father and Puerto Rican mother is currently Spider ...
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  DC Comics Kids Big Book of Super Powers
The DC Comics Kids Big Book of Super Powers is a great way to introduce your child to the world of DC Comics. The littlest fans in your life is sure to love it. This book is bright, retro, and full of cool information. Your child will learn all about ...
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  Balgowlah man spies gap in the market for graphic novels
CREATING a quality comic book for kids aged 7 to 12 is something that has played on Mike Barry's mind. Now this North Balgowlah dad is on the verge of having his sci-fi adventure graphic novel, called Action Tank, printed. Scene from Action Tank.
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  Top 5 Hot Picks #99
Hot Picks Top 5 based on InvestComics Hot Picks #461 and new comics coming this Wednesday 2/8/17.
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  Deathstroke, DC's most violent comic book hero, comes to Chicago
CHICAGO - On Page 1 of the new issue of the DC comic, "Deathstroke," a pair of seasoned, cynical Chicago police detectives work a crime scene on Chicago's West Side. They smoke and stand in the falling snow beside the body of a young boy, recently ...
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  Bookstore volunteer Gail Brittain on comic book sale success
Bookstore volunteer Gail Brittain on comic book sale success There were no comic books left by the end of the Friends of Poughkeepsie Public Library District Bookstore sale, which had its final day Saturday. About 5,000 comic books were sold. Check out ...
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  Comic book reviews: Midnight of the Soul
One of my favorite comic book creators is Howard Chaykin. I was actually a little surprised to realize that I hadn't written about him before on this blog, not even in passing. So today I am looking at his most recent project, the crime noir story ...
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  New Comics #461 - Video
New Comics #461. A weekly video look at the covers from the weekly InvestComics Hot Picks article. New comics arriving 2/8/17.
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  Awesome Art Picks: Supergirl, Wolverine, Plastic Man, and More
Each week we search and gather up the coolest comic book art you won't see in actual comics. The reason you won't is because professional artists often draw sketches for fun or commissions and post them on their websites, blogs, and Tumblrs. Some artists ...
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  'Planetoid Praxis' Is Hard-Hitting And Gorgeous Comic Book Sci-Fi
Planetoid Praxis is the long-anticipated sequel to the popular 2012 miniseries Planetoid. And although I haven't (yet) read any of the original, I found the story being told to not only be captivating but easy enough to follow for a newbie like me.
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  Best Comic Covers Of The Week 2-8-17
New comic book release day 2/8/17. New comic releases are subject to change. These are our favorite covers from the new comics arriving this week.
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  Graham Crackers brings in s'more comics to uptown
Only a few days later, the story of Graham Crackers Comics began. The new comic book store had a grand opening celebration Dec. 3, but manager Drake Robinson has had the store open since Nov. 9. Robinson, a recent Illinois State University graduate ...
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  Allegany Arts Council hosting comic book and graphic novel art exhibit
CUMBERLAND - An exhibition displaying the work of five artists who create graphic novels and comic book art will open at the Allegany Arts Council's Saville Gallery Feb. 4. A public reception will be held on Feb. 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. The show was ...
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  Series Spotlight - Neil Gaiman's Sandman
Sandman is one of the most important works in comic book history - it helped the comic book medium gain attention and credibility in the wider literary field, as well as continues to bring in new readers from outside comic book circles. The main 75-issue ...
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  Chapel Hill Comics will say goodbye to Franklin in March
For Ryan Kulikowski, it all began when he picked up a copy of a Kingdom Come comic book. "The art was just amazing and I thought the story was so cool and so different from what I'd read as a kid that I was just blown away," Kulikowski said.
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  InvestComics Hot Picks #461
InvestComics provides readers and speculators the low down on the new releases Hot Picks each week. New comic book release day 2/8/17.
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  BLACK: Exploring A World Where Only Black People Have Superpowers
"You don't have the luxury of the same kinds of shortcuts that you would have in a full color book," he said. However, "the only thing i think that changes my thinking is how it balances against light and shadow." Making the comic in black and ...
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  DC Entertainment Now Accepting Applications for 2017 Artists Workshop
In an effort to find new and aspiring comic book talent, DC Entertainment's Talent Development Team is kicking off the 2017 Artists Workshop today, with online applications being accepted now through March 1 at DCComicsTalentWorkshop.com. DC's ...
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  Dark Horse To Release Geof Darrow Art Book
Dark Horse Comics will release the oversized 128 page book, 9×12" HC and priced at $34.99, in July ahead of Darrow's appearance at San Diego Comic Con. Featuring well-known covers and never-before-seen drawings alike, Lead Poisoning is a behind-the ...
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  Best Comic Covers Of The Week 2-1-17
New comic book release day 2/1/17. New comic releases are subject to change. These are our favorite covers from the new comics arriving this week.
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  ''The Egg Man:'' Egypt's first philosophical comic book blends sarcasm and realism
Heroes who exist nowadays are considered new kinds of drugs or narcotics, tools to calm people down and prevent them from exploding. The media tackles certain topics to distract people and waste their time, but if you're talking about real change or ...
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  Get Your Comic Book Fix Through The ''Comic Of Month Club'' Subscription - Interview
If you've been looking for a personalized comic book subscription then the Comic Of The Month Club is for you. I got to interview the founders, Michael and Erik, about what you can expect as a subscriber. Check it out! The Comic Of The Month Club allows ...
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  Review: 'Superman Vol. 1: Son of Superman'
The now twice-monthly Superman title is maybe the all-around best book of DC Comics' 2016 "Rebirth"-branded relaunch initiative, in which they renumbered all their books and accelerated some of the publishing schedules, but didn't reboot their ...
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  Top 5 Hot Picks #98
Hot Picks Top 5 based on InvestComics Hot Picks #460 and new comics coming this Wednesday 2/1/17.
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  Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 108: DC Rebirth Week 32, Vacation and Cotton Vergence
DC Books Reviewed: Justice League vs Suicide Squad #6 (1:22:55), Detective Comics #949 (2:09:18), Action Comics #972 (2:45:39), The Flash #15 (4:31:00), Wonder Woman #15 (4:49:17), JLA: Killer Frost Rebirth #1 (5:23:18), Teen Titans #4 (6:19:44), Batman ...
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  Will 'The Walking Dead' Create More Comic Book Readers?
The television show 'The Walking Dead' is based off of a comic book series, and because of it's success it has made more comic book series popular among fans. Robert Kirkman and Charlie Allard, the creators of 'The Walking Dead,' have been able ...
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  New Comics #460 - The Covers
New Comics - The Covers #460. A weekly video look at the covers from the weekly InvestComics Hot Picks article. New comics arriving 2/1/17.
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  S. Korean comic book awarded at French Angouleme comics festival
The South Korean comic book "Bad Friend" received an award at a global comics festival, Korea Manhwa Contents Agency (KOMACON) said Sunday. The book by a South Korean cartoonist, who goes by her pen name Ancco, was ...
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  A Comic Book-Loving Councilman Got Sworn in With Cap's Shield
California Councilmember Lan Diep, an Americorps alumnus, former legal aid attorney, and "Road trip enthusiast," did something in government recently that so few seem to be willing to do: swear to uphold the Constitution of the United States of ...
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  2017 Saved! A Comic Book Inspired By Lana Del Rey's Music Out In April
Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Lana's story is titled Baroque Pop and features contributions from more than a dozen industry professionals.
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  The Sandman Mystery Theatre Book One by Matt Wagner
The Sandman Mystery Theatre is a near-perfect noir comic book series written in the 1990s by Matt Wagner, though the stories are set in the late 1930s. In some ways, Wagner is making a return to the older, original Sandman character created in 1939 (who ...
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  Kat Calamia Launches Kickstarter for Her Comic Book Like Father, Like Daughter #4
Our very own Marvel Reporter, Kat Calamia, just launched the Kickstarter for her comic book Like Father, Like Daughter #4. After two successful Kickstarters, and with the opportunity to self-fund issue 3, Kat and the Short Fuse Media team is ready to share ...
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  Ralph Macchio to guest star on AMC's 'Comic Book Men'
Ralph Macchio is to guest star on the mid-Season 6 premiere of the reality show Comic Book Men, AMC announced Friday. The series follows the knowledgeable and entertaining staff who work at filmmaker Kevin Smith's New Jersey comic-book and ...
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  'Batman' backing MDI Comic Con
Area comic book lovers will soon have their own Comic Con, thanks to Bar Harbor Batman, aka Chris Schwartz. Schwartz is hosting the first Bar Harbor Comic Con on March 25, which will benefit the Park Street Playground Project. Schwartz first ...
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  Image Comics to celebrate 25th anniversary
Simmons was returned, but it was five years later, and his wife had remarried. Simmons wielded supernatural powers as a result of his resurrection; the comic book series was about the battle between good and evil waged over Simmons. "Spawn" and "Savage ...
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  Sudbury comic book hero makes video game debut
Four Laurentian University grads combined their powers during the Sudbury Game Design Challenge Jan. 13 - 15, to bring Sudbury comic book hero Big Nick to life as a video game character. Team Zombie Rat Spider Bats, made up of LU Nursing grads Katy Peacock ...
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  InvestComics Hot Picks #460
InvestComics provides readers and speculators the low down on the new releases Hot Picks each week. New comic book release day 2/1/17.
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  Korean nominated for best comic book award in Angouleme
Korean cartoonist Ancco's comic "Bad Friend" has been nominated for the Best Comic Book award at the 44th Angouleme International Comics Festival, which takes place in the southwestern French town of Angouleme from Thursday to Sunday (local time).
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  In Review: Read Em and Weep Book One - Serial Killer by Pat Mills and Kevin O'Neill
The Story: The 1970s is a dangerous time for kids… An even more dangerous time for adults who do them wrong. Meet comic book editor Dave Maudling: The world's laziest and most cowardly serial killer… although, actually, he's never killed anyone ...
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  Schomburg Center hosts Black Comic Book Festival
The Schomburg Center hosted their 5th annual Black Comic Book Festival, expanded over two days. Comic fans of all ages thronged the colorful and informative event, which included many panels, booklets, festival T-shirts, authors, designers, illustrators ...
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  Marvel Artist Shares Beyonce Inspired Comic Book Cover
Comic book covers referencing popular culture are nothing new, with DC and Marvel often dedicating months of their popular titles to homage everything from movie posters to album covers to selfie culture. Marvel has added another new cover to that mix with ...
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  WWE Comic Book Artists Discuss the Story Premise, Who They Were Paired Up
Ross Thibodeaux and Rob Guillory, who created the backup story in the latest issue of the WWE comic book, spoke with Newsarama for a new interview. Some highlights are below: Thibodeaux on how he and Guillory were paired up on the WWE comic: "Well ...
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  Ottawa comic book aims to get children vaccinated
A prominent Ottawa doctor has teamed up with graphic-design prodigies to convince children to get vaccinated. Immunization Warriors is a digital comic book that aims to get children thinking differently about needles and go over the heads of reluctant parents.
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  This Isn't A Library: New, Notable Releases Into Comics' 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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  Comic Corner: Review of 'Saga' series
In Comic Corner, Daily Bruin A&E will celebrate the literary importance of comic series through stories about comic books, comic shops and comic lovers. Imagine "Romeo and Juliet" set in space. The largest planet in the galaxy and its moon are at war.
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  Top 5 Hot Picks #97
Hot Picks Top 5 based on InvestComics Hot Picks #459 and new comics coming this Wednesday 1/25/17.
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  ''Witchblade'' comic adaptation set at NBC
NBC is looking to get back into the comic book genre. The network is teaming with CSI grad Carol Mendelsohn and The Vampire Diaries showrunner Caroline Dries to adapt Marc Silvestri's Top Cow comic Witchblade, The Hollywood Reporter has ...
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  Curse Words #1 Review
The art alone does make this book worth reading. But while the art may soar, the dialogue and plotting crash. Charles Soule is name that comic book readers know very well. Red Lanterns, Death of Wolverine, Uncanny Inhumans, Death of X, Daredevil ...
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  Comparing The Classic Archie Characters To Their Twisted Riverdale Counterparts
Comic Book Archie: The classic, all-American teen, Archie has been the star of his self-titled comics since the 1940s. The redhead, an only child, has mostly served as a bit of a blank slate over the years, but at his core Archie has always been a bright ...
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  Culture and Trump: A free comic offers artist 'Resist!'-ance at the Hammer Museum
20,000 copies will be distributed for free at comic book shops, arts centers and protest marches. "The quantity, quality, and the diversity of the work we collected are staggering," reads the editor's letter. "Artists of all genders, ethnicities ...
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  Seitu's World: Schomburg Center's Black Comic Book Festival 2017
On Friday, January 13, 2017 the Schomburg held its 5th Annual Center's Black Comic Book Festival 2017 at the Schomburg Center For Research, of course in Harlem, NY. There were comic fans of all ages, families, friends, including a limited edition 5th ...
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  Mick Gray: Comic Book Inker
Once, long ago, in a land before Poser, there lived an artist named Mick Gray. Mick had a unique eye for line and putting pen and ink to paper he brought heroes and villains to life, captivating not only the comic reading public but the creators of DC ...
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  Book review: 'Story Thieves' leaves the fairy tales behind to enter the comic book world
"Story Thieves: Secret Origins" is the third book in a planned five-book series by James Riley. In this installment, preteens Owen and Bethany team up again in the ongoing search for Bethany's father. In the previous books, we learned that Bethany has the ...
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  INJUSTICE 2 Is Getting A Comic Book Prequel Series From Tom Taylor
The Injustice: Gods Among Us comic book series has been one of DC Comics' best offerings in recent years, especially as it filled in the gaps ahead of the first game's story. As expected, the sequel is also getting a prequel, and the digital series looks ...
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  Marvel Comics: Are they in trouble?
So is Marvel in trouble? Marvel have been on my weekly reading pile for the best part of 19years now- thats since I started buying comic books weekly and they always will be with characters like Spider-Man, Daredevil and the X-men to name a few but in ...
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  The comic book influences of illustrator Stefanie Leinhos
Leipzig-based illustrator Stefanie Leinhos can make even the simplest of drawings appear transcendent. Her technique is a combination of clean, crisp, often only two-colour illustrations, multiplied so you get the full effect of their craft. Stefanie ...
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  The Psychomachia: An Early Medieval Comic Book
What do Captain America, Wonder Woman and a 10th-century Anglo-Saxon manuscript have in common? The answer may be more surprising than you think. The Psychomachia, or 'War of the Soul', was composed by the Late Antique poet Prudentius in the 5th ...
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  'Rebirth' rolls into book format
DC Comics' successful "Rebirth" initiative, first released in comic-book form in 2016, is making its way to bookstores, libraries and comic shops in collected form in the opening months of 2017. The initiative was intended to take the characters back to ...
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  Chris Evans Pranked Fans In Comic Book Store For Charity
Ever dreamed of teaming up with Captain America? Who hasn't? Short of an adventurous night out with an outgoing Cosplayer, being buddy buddy with ole Cap is only ever a fantasy in the minds eye. But what if there was a chance to spend a day with Captain ...
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  Nerd Panel talks comic books, CW superhero show returns
On this week's Nerd Panel, Joy, Joe, and Jeff meet up at Hero House Comics, in Fountain Square
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  Viera Comics event celebrates women, cosplay
Viera Comics had a busy and successful 2016, from co-hosting Space Coast Comic Con in Cocoa and other comic book-themed events at his shop, to reaching its one-year anniversary of being in business. "I love owning a comic shop," Pappas said.
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  An Open Letter To Image Comics: You're Doing Beautiful Work For The Culture
I like to imagine the meeting that formed your company was a bunch of artists and writers gathered at a table with money, guns, and passports all over the table and someone shouting, "If something is going to happen with this comic book sh*t it's gotta ...
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  InvestComics Hot Picks #459
InvestComics provides readers and speculators the low down on the new releases Hot Picks each week.
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  Artist Turns Donald Trump Into Classic Comic Book Villains
Donald Trump can now see himself become the villain. New York artist R. Sikoryak has been drawing inspiration from some of Trump's most head-turning quotes and placing the president-elect (and his words) into classic comic book covers.
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  Beyond Pop: Manga: Crawling from the ashes?
Maybe you're familiar with the term manga. If not, pull up a chair as I explain what it is. Manga are Japanese comic books. In essence, that's it. You can hop out of the chair now. What most people don't realize is that manga in the U.S. are ...
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  This Martin Luther King Comic May Have Been The Most Influential Comic Book Of All Time
Cover to cover, it's only sixteen pages long. But the Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story comic book may be the most influential comic book of all time. Published in 1957 by the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR USA), this comic tells the story ...
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  AfterShock Comics Set to Expand Titles After Successful 2016. New Series in the Works with Garth Ennis
Launched in April 2015, AfterShock Comics is a comic book company that combines the creative edge of an independent comic book publisher with the strengths and experience of a traditional powerhouse. In addition to Editor-in-Chief Mike Marts, AfterShock ...
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  The Black Widow movie you've always wanted is happening right now in her comic book
A Black Widow movie might not be on the horizon from Marvel Studios, but that isn't for lack of inspirational comic book material. Marvel Comics' ongoing "Black Widow" series from writer Mark Waid and artist Chris Samnee, which debuted in March, is the ...
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  Why DC's New Flintstones Comic Is Secretly Amazing
Next to no one thought that The Flintstones was going to be the breakout book of the bunch, much less one of the best comics of the year. But writer Mark Russell and artist Steve Pugh's darkly comic take on stone-age modern life manages to be funny ...
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  Top 5 Hot Picks #96
Hot Picks Top 5 based on InvestComics Hot Picks #458 and new comics coming this Wednesday 1/18/17. New to InvestComics?
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  This Toronto artist learned English from comic books - now he's the force behind DC series 'Trinity'
Growing up in Scarborough, Ont., the child of immigrant parents, Philippines-born Francis Manapul perfected his English inside the DC universe with the likes of Superman and Batman as his teachers. His parents - his mother, an interior designer, and ...
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  Awesome Art Picks: Superman, Wolverine, Batman, and More
Each week we search and gather up the coolest comic book art you won't see in actual comics. The reason you won't is because professional artists often draw sketches for fun or commissions and post them on their websites, blogs, and Tumblrs. Some artists ...
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  Every story tells a picture: Jadavpur University's three-day comic form conference allowed many tales and tongues to wag
Despite the presence of selfie- and autograph-hunters, this was no comic book fan convention. There was no cosplay (costume play) on display. There was no merchandise on sale except for comic books. And no sugar-rushed kids dragging their parents ...
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