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Trade paperbacks, older editions, and miscellaneous for July 2013

MarshalLawvol1 (2)

“Can you picture what will be / So limitless and free”
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Trade paperbacks, older editions, and miscellaneous for April 2013

NexusOmnibusvol2 (2)

“And for a while things were cold / They were scared down in their holes / The forest that once was green / Was coloured black by those killing machines”
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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – The Long and Short of Arnim Zola’s Back Story

Every week, we will be examining comic book stories and ideas that were not only abandoned, but also had the stories/plots specifically “overturned” by a later writer (as if they were a legal precedent). Click here for an archive of all the previous editions of The Abandoned An’ Forsaked. Feel free to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com if you have any suggestions for future editions of this feature.

Today, based on a suggestion by reader Charlie E., we take a look at the differing takes on the back story of the Captain America villain, Arnim Zola.

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Trade paperbacks, older editions, and miscellaneous for November 2012

Another month, another bunch of trade paperbacks. Plus: real books? What craziness is this????
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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 307: Gigantic #2

Every day this year, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. Today’s page is from Gigantic #2, which was published by Dark Horse and is cover dated December 2008. Enjoy!
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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 292: Sorrow #4

Every day this year, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. This month I will be showing pages that are either scary or are part of “scary” issues (as scary as a comic can be, of course), because it’s October! Today’s page is from Sorrow #4, which was published by Image and is cover dated March 2008. This scan is from the trade paperback, which was published in 2008. Enjoy!
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Trade paperbacks, older editions, and miscellaneous for May 2012

Hey, it’s that time again, when we hit things hard and we hit things fast and then … we’re gone! We’re like ninjas that way!
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Committed: My Emerald City Comicon, 2012

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; Emerald City Comicon is my favorite comic book convention. It truly is all about the comic books, not just for the fans but for the creators too. There is something almost thrilling about how excited everyone gets about the medium, whatever the perspective, the enthusiasm is palpable. I made a postcard about it (right), because this boy’s quiet smile and nifty, painted mask exemplify the fun everyone has at ECCC.

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Trade paperbacks, older editions, and miscellaneous for February 2012

I’m back for another round of trade paperbacks, older editi … you know, it’s right there in the title of the post! Let’s get to it!
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Sunday Brunch: 1/23/10

WHITHER THE COMICS CODE? So DC and Archie, the last bastions of the Comics Code Authority, have dropped the seal’s use entirely. Which begs the question, hopefully for an actual comics journalist to answer: Who was the Comics Code Authority? Where was this self-governing body headquartered, who was on it, and what will they do now? As something that’s existed for something like 60 years, you’d think we’d know more about it. Sure, we know what created it, but how has it been maintained these many years? What caused its complete loss of power (the direct market, I presume)? How will it be remembered?

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One Sentence And A Grade Dark Reign: The List: The Punisher: The Review

So that’s why they’re doing a Frankencastle storyline. A+++++ A couple more thoughts under the fold. Continue Reading »

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