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Are Hanna-Barbera execs a bunch of cool people, or do they really not pay attention to comics?

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The fourth Hanna-Barbera/DC comics collaboration, The Flintstones, came out this week, and like the other three offerings, it’s a truly odd comic. I really can’t answer my question that forms the title of this post – I want to believe that the people who licensed these characters to DC are just awesome people, but I really wonder if they paid attention to DC when they were told, “Yeah, we’re going to mash up a bunch of characters into a Jonny Quest story, put Scooby-Doo and the gang into a post-apocalyptic world, turn Wacky Races into Mad Max, and that’s even before we get to the Flintstones!” Maybe they just said, “Yeah, yeah, yeah, who reads comics anyway?” and went back to whatever it is Hanna-Barbera execs do for fun. But hey, we’ve gotten some interesting comics out of it!
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Trade paperbacks, older editions, and miscellaneous for October 2015

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I don’t do these every month, but when I do, they get pretty long! Strap yourself in and get ready!
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Trade paperbacks, older editions, and miscellaneous for May 2015

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Here’s another post that’s a bit late, but that’s the way it is! You know you love it when I blather on about comics, so join me under the cut!
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Year of the Artist, Day 329: Joe Madureira, Part 1 – Marvel Comics Presents #89 and #92

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Joe Madureira, and the issues are Marvel Comics Presents #89 and #92, which were published by Marvel and are cover dated November and December 1991. Enjoy!
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Year of the Artist, Day 230: Norm Breyfogle, Part 4 – Hellcat #2

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Norm Breyfogle, and the issue is Hellcat #2, which was published by Marvel and is cover dated October 2000. Enjoy!
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Year of the Artist, Day 191: Steve Ditko, Part 10 – Marvel Comics Presents #83

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Steve Ditko, and the story is “The Matchstick and the Moth” in Marvel Comics Presents #83, which was published by Marvel and is cover dated August 1991. Enjoy!
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Year of the Artist, Day 101: Mahmud Asrar, Part 3 – She-Hulk: Cosmic Collision

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Mahmud Asrar, and the issue is She-Hulk: Cosmic Collision, which was published by Marvel and is cover dated February 2009. Enjoy!
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Trade paperbacks, older editions, and miscellaneous for October 2013

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“The ghouls all came from their humble abodes / To get a jolt from my electrodes”
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Comics You Should Own – She-Hulk volume 3 and volume 4 #1-21

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The Dan Slott issues, basically. Yes, I know theoretically they’re not “volume 3″ and “volume 4,” as one of the characters helpfully explains, but I can still call them that!
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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 355: Hulk/Wolverine: Six Hours #2

Every day this year, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. As it’s now December, I will be examining the LAST pages of random comics, so watch out for SPOILERS! Today’s page is from Hulk/Wolverine: Six Hours #2, which was published by Marvel and is cover dated March 2003. Enjoy!
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Trade paperbacks, older editions, and miscellaneous for July 2012

As I noted last month, some of the stuff I bought in June ended up in this post. Oh well – we don’t stand on ceremony here at ye olde blogge!
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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 212: Sabretooth: Mary Shelley Overdrive #4

Every day this year, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. Today’s page is from Sabretooth: Mary Shelley Overdrive #4, which was published by Marvel and is cover dated November 2002. Enjoy!
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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 9: Wolverine: The End #1

Every day this month, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. Today’s page is from Wolverine: The End #1, which was published by Marvel and is cover dated January 2004. Enjoy!
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