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365 Reasons to Love Comics #241

Hey. Remember these?

Lo, many years ago, in the forgotten year of 2007 A.D., this blog had a daily column called “365 Reasons to Love Comics,” in which I expounded on the wonder of many creators, characters, concepts, and other bits and bobs that made comics great. Unfortunately, I came up short. By the end of the year, due to various life-y things getting in the way, that 365 was more like 349 or so. At last, the day has come to finish off the list. (Don’t expect a regular schedule. To look back on previous episodes of this column, check out the archive!)

First up: the sensational character find of 2010! He’ll chop your head off.

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365 Reasons to Love Comics # 273

Hey, Lego Alan Moore From Way back in Reason Four! (Also available from the Archive.)

What do you think about Gilbert Shelton, the creator and guiding hand behind our latest reason?!

Why, he’s as near as comics have come to producing a natural comedic genius of the same stature as a Chaplin or a Tati. He is truly one of the greatest and most sublimely funny talents that the comic medium has to offer.”

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I Reckon It’s a Reason

Here’s five more new Reasons you may have missed, all written by our pal Ian Astheimer. One of them is quadruple-sized or somesuch in comparison to regular entries. Fear his might! And give ‘em a reply, if’n you’re so inclined.

320. The Five Fists of Science

321. It Rhymes with Lust

322. Joe Casey

336. Global Frequency

339. The Nightly News

More of these Monday. Maybe a special treat tomorrow. Stay tuned.

365 Reasons Catch-Up

I’m just awful with coming up with cool post titles. At any rate, I thought I’d catch you up, faithful viewer, with the holes currently being filled in the Reasons archive. Here’s five entries for you today, all written by our friend from the comments, Ian Astheimer:

307. John Campbell

308. Livewires

314. Sean Phillips

315. Invincible

316. Transmission-X

More tomorrow!

365 Reasons to Love Comics #365


(logo by Wolden)

Well, here we are. The grand finale of this little column. Well, sorta. The archives aren’t all filled in yet. But don’t worry! They will be shortly! Anyway, it’s been real, folks, and I thank you for being here. So what did I choose for the final Reason?

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365 Reasons to Love Comics #364

The penultimate Reason is here! As for the missing entries, some wonderful guest writers have stopped by to fill in the holes in the archive. I’ll rig up a catch-all post later so you don’t miss out on any of the retconned-in entries, but for now, you can dive into the archive and go hunting.

Today, however, I turn on the wayback machine to propel us back, back in time, to the strange, delirious days of… 1993! Wait, no, that can’t be right. It must be… Continue Reading »

365 Reasons to Love Comics #363

I can’t imagine anyone disagreeing with the choice for today’s Reason. (Archive.) Continue Reading »

365 Reasons to Love Comics #362

Today: One of the most obscure-but-brilliant comics ever put out by the Big Two. (Archive.) Continue Reading »

365 Reasons to Love Comics #361

Today’s featured comic might jump out at you. Or something. Gosh, my intro gags are getting lamer and lamer. Oh well. Today’s star definitely isn’t lame! Except when he is on purpose. (Archive.) Continue Reading »

365 Reasons to Love Comics #360

Hey, can I be shameless, too? No? Aww. Oh, well. Under the fold– the sleeper hit of the year! (Archive!) Continue Reading »

365 Reasons to Love Comics #359

Merry Christmas! I hope you don’t get a lump of coal in your archive. Continue Reading »

365 Reasons to Love Comics #358

You better watch out, you better not cry, or someone’ll get stabbed right through the eye…! No? How about: ‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, er, just one creature was stirring, and he had a Mauser! There, that one’s a little better. Anyway, today’s Reason is about an excellent comic run I’ve discovered recently. (Archive.) Continue Reading »

365 Reasons to Love Comics #357

I’m unleashing the full fury of another comics legend in the column today! Click if you dare! (Aaaarchive!) Continue Reading »

365 Reasons to Love Comics #356

This writer and artist constantly produces excellent work. (And now, your moment of archive.) Continue Reading »

365 Reasons to Love Comics #355

Another one of my favorite comic artists today… (Archive!) Continue Reading »


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