• A Fistful of Comics: Crowdfunding Roundup July ’19

    A Fistful of Comics: Crowdfunding Roundup July ’190

    After an impromptu vacation borne of a combo work-home move and needing to finalize ordering for my own Kickstarter fulfillment, we’re back! Look no further for the chance to fund exciting issue #1s, snag some fancy webcomic collections, and keep comics institutions in print and publishing. Junior Scientist Power Hour Volume 2 Abby Howard Ends

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  • Picture Book Roundup: Book Expo America 2019

    Picture Book Roundup: Book Expo America 20190

    Every spring, publishers, authors, and agents display their latest and upcoming books for booksellers and librarians in the huge industry show Book Expo America. This year, as I wandered the vast book fields of the Javits Center, my attention was particularly arrested by the range of excellent picture books on offer, from the smallest independent

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  • Hell Of A Cast: Inferno On Screen In 1989

    Hell Of A Cast: Inferno On Screen In 19890

    If you’re like me, you’ve noticed that the X-Men movies contain almost no recognisable visual panache, choosing to hem close to an aesthetic legacy founded on the line “What did you expect, yellow spandex?” If you’re like me, you’ll curse this fact in the names of Art and Spectacle.

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  • Vampire Dark Phoenix?! Jean Grey’s Weirdest Transformations

    Vampire Dark Phoenix?! Jean Grey’s Weirdest Transformations0

    Jean Grey. We know her as Marvel Girl, Black Queen, Phoenix, and just plain Jean. She’s had a lot of costumes, codenames, and transformations over the years, most famously when she became the world-destroyer known as Dark Phoenix. The Dark Phoenix Saga looms large in the memories of X-Men fans as a story of triumph

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  • A Fistful of Comics: Crowdfunding Roundup May ’19

    A Fistful of Comics: Crowdfunding Roundup May ’190

    May has brought a true host of kid-friendly romps and maybe-less-kid-friendly collections to my internet doorstep, and it’s my utter pleasure to share them with you, dear reader. From heartwarmingly-named sidekicks to striking, graphic artbooks, this month’s offerings are widely varied but super excitingly inspirational. Take a look!

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  • 4 Reasons to Love Andy Kubert’s X-Men Covers

    4 Reasons to Love Andy Kubert’s X-Men Covers0

    When Andy Kubert took over the reins on X-Men and Uncanny X-Men during my ’90s comic collecting days, I developed a love-hate relationship with his artwork. I was always frustrated by the same face syndrome he displayed in his art and by his weirdly disproportionate appendages, with knees that seemed to take up far more

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