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An All Star Tribute to a Fallen Artist

Today is the fifteen anniversary of the passing of Edvin Biukovic, the amazing comic book artist who left us way too soon.

His friend Goran Sudzuka has put together a great Facebook page honoring Edvin here. Goran also let me share the tribute pieces he collected on the blog, as well.

Read on a brief sampling of one of my favorite Biukovic works, some short words from Goran about Edvin and then the tribute pieces.
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Go Chat With Fred Van Lente!

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Who Will Be the Sidekicks of the All-Robin Squadron? Featuring Detective John Munch!

This Thanksgiving leftover was leftover from our Thanksgiving leftover feature last week! John Trumbull tried to get this in for our Munch Week, but instead, we get to share it all with you all here!

Enjoy!
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Congrats to Kelly Thompson for Jem and the Holograms!

Kelly told me about this great news a little while ago and now it is public info!

Kelly will be writing a Jem and the Holograms comic book for IDW with art by Ross Campbell!

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Awesome!

Congrats, Kelly!

Last Day to Vote for the Top 100 Comic Book Writers and Artists of All-Time!

I decided that with the holiday weekend and all, I would extend the voting deadline to tonight at 11:59pm Pacific time.

So go vote!

My Trip to Paris Comics Expo

Over the weekend I visited Paris as a guest of the Paris Comics Expo, where they did an exhibition based on my Comic Book Legends Revealed column.

Here are a few photos of the con…
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Helping Some Folks in Need

Two friends of Comics Should Be Good need a little help and I figured that it was worth mentioning it here in case anyone was willing/able to give them some assistance.

First up, Seth Kushner, who you might know best from his brilliant photographs for the Graphic NYC comic book interview project with Christopher Irving. Seth was diagnosed with Myeloid Acute Leukemia with a FLT 3 mutation in April. He received a bone marrow transplant and had returned home but sadly last month he had a relapse. He is back in the hospital. Since he has been unable to work, his family could use some help and they have a GoFundMe page up here.

Next is Robot 6 writer Corey Blake, whose wife has been dealing with multiple sclerosis (MS) since 2002 and lupus since 2010. The second diagnosis led to his wife having to leaver her full-time job and so naturally the two have been struggling since then financially. They’re basically looking to their friends and family to see if they can get a little bit of a break. They have a CrowdRise page here.

Anything can help them. Hell, just five bucks would help, if it comes from enough of you! If you can’t/don’t want to help, that’s fine, too!

A Writer Weds

My good friend (and regular commenter on this blog) Michael got married earlier today. My wife and I had to be out of town this weekend for some stuff with her dad, so we had to miss it, but I couldn’t miss the opportunity to congratulate him and his wife, Erin. To keep it comics oriented, I figured I’d share a great wedding written by one of Michael’s favorite comic book writers, Peter David.

So here is the wedding of Rick Jones and Marlo Chandler from Incredible Hulk #418…

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I Love Ya But You’re Strange – That Time The Justice League Were a Bit Too Enamored With Zatanna

Every installment of I Love Ya But You’re Strange I spotlight strange but ultimately endearing comic stories. Here is the archive of all the installments of this feature. Feel free to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com if you have a suggestion for a future installment!

Today, we take a look at an odd issue of Justice League of America from 1970 (by Mike Friedrich, Dick Dillin and Joe Giella) where the plot turns on everybody being really, really into Zatanna…
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What I Will Be Buying Tomorrow

The votes are in and here is the top ten comics for me to try tomorrow as selected by you:

1. TOOTH & CLAW #1: 15 votes
2. GOTHAM ACADEMY #2: 11 votes
3. BIRTHRIGHT #2: 10 votes
4. GRAYSON #4: 9 votes
5. ROCKET RACCOON #5: 9 votes
6. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #9: 6 votes
7. ETERNAL WARRIOR DAYS OF STEEL #1: 6 votes
8. ALL NEW X-FACTOR #16: 6 votes
9. SCOOBY DOO TEAM UP #7: 5 votes
10. BATMAN ETERNAL #31: 4 votes

(In the case of the tie for fourth, I flipped a coin. In the case of the tie for sixth, I used an online list randomizer. And, in adding up the votes, choosing less than three comics didn’t make your vote count more. And, if you listed more than three, I only counted the first three you gave. The others are dead to me.)

So, tomorrow, I will be buying the top three books that my shop has — say there are no rack copies of Gothan Academy #2, I would move onto Grayson #4 and so on until I have three new books. I will then write about all three later this week. Maybe in separate posts. Maybe together. We’ll see how I’m feeling.

Thanks for your help!

Reminder: Pick What I Buy on Wednesday

There’s around 26 hours left in the comment-voting to determine which three comics I’ll buy on Wednesday. Head there, see the full details, and leave your comment.

What should I buy on Wednesday November 5?

Next week, my pull list is looking pretty small: Futures End #27 and Miracleman #13. So, I figured I’d take the opportunity to try out two or three new titles and I want you, the readers of Comics Should be Good, to pick them. Starting now, until Tuesday November 4 at 8pm EST, you can leave a comment telling me up to three specific comics coming out on Wednesday November 5 that I should buy (sorry, no trades!). I’ll do my best to get the three comics that get the most votes. Obviously, since I will be going off the rack, the top three may not be available when I go to my shop (so maybe don’t vote for the more obscure stuff on the Diamond list). But, I’ll take a short list and go in order of preference. I will, then, write up some short reviews/thoughts on the new books and we’ll see if anything sticks. The list is below with a few caveats added by some of the titles…

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We Know How You Feel, Mark…

So in today’s Groo vs. Conan #4, the letter column had the following (I did some crude photoshopping to get the end of the letter on to one page, as originally it carried over to the second page)…

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Congrats, Travis!

The Case of the Missing Rabbit

I am going to pretend that the absence of David Branstetter’s “Case of the Missing Rabbit” piece in this week’s Line it is Drawn was all part of the plan, so that I could reveal it to you all here now…
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Tea Party: Chapter 2, Page 1

Line it is Drawn artists Thea Sousa and her daughter Amanda are doing a new webcomic with writer Sam Machado. It is called Tea Party and it is about the earliest days of the American Revolution. Click here to read the first chapter/issue. Read on to read the first page of the second chapter/issue (every day this week I’ll feature another page from Chapter 2).
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