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Comic Critics #161!

Here is the latest installment of the Comic Critics strip, courtesy of Sean Whitmore (writer) and Brandon Hanvey (artist)! You can check out the first hundred and sixty strips at the archive here and you can read more about Sean and Brandon at the Comic Critics blog.


Let us know what you think, either here or at the ComicCritics blog!

[NOTE: I screwed up – this was obviously supposed to be up Saturday. I thought it had been posted, but it was accidentally marked “private,” so while I could see it, you folks could not. Sorry about that! – BC]


lol love josh take on how marvel focus seems to be making thor and captain america wind up like wolverine muliple books. plus love the joke about the thor books being so much that a poor little kid wanting the fcbd kung fu panda book could be smashed by thor.

The best line was “It’s called youre an idiot!”

Travis Pelkie

May 11, 2011 at 10:03 am

“People aren’t going to start impulse buying trades just because they’ve got movies coming out.”

Why don’t the comics companies figure this out?

I’m so glad that my local comics retailers don’t suck this bad. Even the one I don’t like as much isn’t as bad.

I saw that Simonson omni, and that COULD crush a kid. Where I saw it, too, it was precariously perched. Ah, if I had the money…

The Green Hornet merchandise line made me laugh.

Whilst the Walter Simonson Omnibus possibly could crush a child can anybody really say it would not be a great way to go?

I used to think it was awesome that I made a Green Hornet costume for Halloween 4 or 5 years ago. Then the movie came along and made it so much less awesome.

That Thor Omnibus has me drooling. The fact that it’s recoloured is especially attractive (I wasn’t overly enamoured with how poorly the original printing process translates to higher quality paper—my Visionaries trades actually prompted me to get out the floppies and read them that way).

“No. We have some Thor comics. Buy some of them.”

I’ve sadly been in more than one comic shop like that…

Bad ending.

Nice one!

@Travis: Because there was a spike in sales after a movie came out…Batman..in 1989…and ever since companies and stores are sure the next spike will happen…soon.

The big problem with comparing to the 1989 days is that comics were still very accessible on newstands and 7-11s, so it was very easy for comics to experience a sales jump after the first Batman movie. Kids had easy access to the stuff, plus the books were much easier to jump into.

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