Author: Megan Byrd

Why Having Your Comics Bound Will Save You Space (And Sanity)

Longtime comic book collectors have many of the same passions and struggles, but the most common of shared experiences? The woes of storage. Oh, how quickly we find ourselves living among piles of boxes and books ready to be bagged, boarded, and stored for future enjoyment. That last part about picking up our once beloved floppies and giving them another read is probably the least likely to happen in that sequence of events. Many fans have found switching to trades to be an adequate solution to alleviate storage issues, as well as increasing the chance of re-reading favorite runs....

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Party Like It’s 1995, Comics Are Selling Again

Variant covers! Event comics! An all-new Spider-Man! No, it’s not 1995 again, but comics are selling like it’s the mid ‘90s. According to figures for 2014 compiled by Comichron and ICv2, combined comic and graphic novel sales have reached their highest point in 20 years. This is good news for people making comics, selling comics, and fans buying comics, too, as more money to go around equals more purchasing options. In addition to a 7% gain over sales in 2013, market growth appears to be across all quadrants. This is good news for retailers nervous about digital sales taking...

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Black Widow Wants To Bone Hulk (And That’s Okay) [SPOILERS]

Avengers: Age of Ultron may have set up the Infinity War, but it has also ignited a war of words amongst fandom: the shipping wars, an endless debate surrounding the love lives of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes™. Since there is such little screen time dedicated to romantic relationships in films featuring the Avengers (both solo and as a group), fans must make do with brief character interactions, ample insinuation, and our imaginations to fill in the gaps. Until now! There was nothing ambiguous about what Natasha Romanoff wanted in Age of Ultron: no bones about it, she wanted Bruce Banner....

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C2E2 2015: An Overview in Photos Part II

What is the one thing that will outlast con crud? Con coverage!* Yesterday we brought you Part I of our C2E2 photo coverage, and we return today to bring you but a fraction of the excitement we witnessed on the con floor. I am sad to say, that I did not glimpse the Indiana Jones cosplayer that carried a replica Arc of the Covenant, nor did we see the group of Fifth Element cosplayers (including Ruuu-by Rhod). But despite these missed connections, we still had a blast. *Prolonged cases of con crud that outlive ones’ fond memories should be addressed immediately. A...

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C2E2 2015: An Overview In Photos Part I

Con season is now in full swing, which for fans means sore feet, lighter wallets, and lots of nerding out in public. This is my third year attending the Chicago Comics and  Entertainment Expo, a still relatively new ReedPOP convention that has quickly become one of the largest shows in the midwest. Here is an overview of Friday and Saturday,  including cosplayers, creators, fans, and merchandise from the con floor. Coming soon: more photos in Part...

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