• Store Review: Collector’s Comics Port St. Lucie FL

    Store Review: Collector’s Comics Port St. Lucie FL

    On a trip to Florida I drove past a unassuming strip mall in Port St Lucie with a simple “Comics” sign above one of the doors. I am so glad I decided to stop. Collector’s Comics is a treasure. The store itself focuses on superhero comics and memorabilia–though they are happy to order non-super comics for folks looking for them. This is

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  • STORE REVIEW: COMICS TOONS N’ TOYS

    Comics Toon N’ Toys PHONE NUMBER: 714-730-2117 ADDRESS: 13542 Newport Avenue, Tustin, California 92780 On my lifelong quest to visit every comic book shop in the world, I made a special trip through SoCal traffic to visit Comics Toons N’ Toys. Taking up two store fronts, the shop offers a wide range of scintillating comics

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  • Comics Academe

    Comics Academe

      My name is Francesca Lyn, and I am a second year doctoral student in the Media, Art, and Text program at Virginia Commonwealth University. My research interests center on graphic memoirs written by women. I didn’t come to VCU knowing I wanted to study comics. In fact, my path to studying comics is a rather winding one.

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  • Queering Comics: “Anything That Loves Anthology” Review

    Queering Comics: “Anything That Loves Anthology” Review

    Anything That Loves Anthology NW Press Edited by Charles “Zan” Christensen Featuring comics and illustrations by Adam Pruett, Agnes Czaja, Alex Dahm, Amy T. Falcone, Ashley Cook & Caroline Hobbs, Bill Roundy, Ellen Forney, Erika Moen, Jason A. Quest, Jason Thompson, John Lustig, Jon Macy, Josh Trujillo & Dave Valeza, Kate Leth, Kevin Boze, Leanne Franson,

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  • The case for Vampire Academy: I’m making it

    The case for Vampire Academy: I’m making it

    As I haven’t read any of the six Vampire Academy novels, I have no preexisting  investment or disinvestment in the upcoming film. Sorry book fans, I’m here for the cast and crew, and for my precious, delicate, don’t-dash-it hope that what’s in these trailers is what we get on the big screen. (Bated breath, bated

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  • Store Review: Tate’s

    Tate’s Phone Number: 954-748-0181 Email: emailus@tatescomics.com Address: 4566 North University Drive, Lauderhill, Florida, 33351 For reasons that elude me now, I found myself looking for something to do outside of Miami once. Am I ever glad that I stumbled upon Tate’s! They promise comics, toys, and more, but really, they deliver so much more. Not

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  • Webcomic Capsules — school, college and roommates

    Webcomic Capsules — school, college and roommates

    Today’s Capsules is all about student life. Although I have to say our characters do anything but study–apparently, that’s not interesting material for a webcomic. High school, college, and even kidergarten, surely these students will find something interesting to do, such as solving mysteries like the Bad Machinery girls, fighting “villains” as our cute little

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  • Review: Cyborg 009 graphic novel, Archaia, 2013

    Review: Cyborg 009 graphic novel, Archaia, 2013

    Cyborg 009 F. J. DeSanto, Bradley Cramp, Marcus To, Ian Herring Published by Archaia, 2013 I don’t hate it. But this book feels rushed off its feet; a recap for old hands, not a reboot for new eyes. I’m a little familiar with Cyborg009–I’ve watched an episode of the 1968 cartoon (“anime”) and read a

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  • Review: Batwoman #26

    Review: Batwoman #26

    Batwoman #26 Marc Andreyko, Jeremy Haun DC Comics *Sigh* I could leave it at that, but then you’d have no idea what I’m sighing about. Which, while potentially hilarious, would mean that I wouldn’t have the chance to go on at great length about my favorite comic book subject: Batwoman. We all know how much

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  • Store Review: G-Mart Comics

    G-Mart Comics Address: 44 East Main Street, Suite 101, Champaign, Illinois 61820 Phone: (217) 356-7733 I’m not gonna lie to you: this place struck me as a bit strange. It’s inside of a nice old brick structure called the Lincoln Building in downtown Champaign. The way I found the shop was by looking for the

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  • Perpetual Flux authors talk about vampires, horror and webcomics

    Perpetual Flux authors talk about vampires, horror and webcomics

    Perpetual Flux is a webcomic by Julie Olson and Kat Haynes, running since February 2012. The art catches the eye and invites the reader to enter a horrific story about blood-drinking creatures, death and mystery. The world they constructed is full of fantasy and steampunk references, the plot gets the reader turning pages frantically.

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  • Interview with AMELIA COLE co-writers D.J. Kirkbride & Adam P. Knave

    Interview with AMELIA COLE co-writers D.J. Kirkbride & Adam P. Knave

    If you haven’t been reading Amelia Cole you don’t know what you’re missing out on! This fun, all ages comic full of magic and dragons features a really down to earth female lead and great adventure. I’d like to welcome the awesome co-writers of Amelia Cole— D.J. Kirkbride and Adam P. Knave!  Introduce yourselves, guys.

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  • Strumpet Issue 3: A Matter Of Taste

    Strumpet Issue 3: A Matter Of Taste

    Strumpet, Issue 3 Edited by Ellen Lindner and Kripa Joshi Cover Art by Kripa Joshi The transatlantic anthology Strumpet, a black and white comic featuring all women creators, sees its third volume take on the topic of taste. So what is the verdict? We’d be going back for seconds if we weren’t so full! Plenty of

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  • What Looks Like Strength: A review of Yahrzeit, by Leela Corman

    What Looks Like Strength: A review of Yahrzeit, by Leela Corman

    Yahrzeit Leela Corman In 1939 Leela Corman’s grandfather was caught up in the events of of the second world war. It isn’t so much the war that haunts her, but her grandfather. Corman is walking home one day when an ordinary neighbourhood turns into something fantastical. Trees bend, roots and branches reach out for her,

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  • Review: The Time of the Doctor

    Review: The Time of the Doctor

    After a rocky series 6 and 7, Doctor Who’s triumphant 50th anniversary special seemed to presage a return to the heights of Steven Moffat’s first year as showrunner. In retrospect, perhaps there was no way for him to live up to those renewed expectations

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  • What I gave my family for Christmas and why you should care

    What I gave my family for Christmas and why you should care

    I am one of those: the relative who gives you presents you wouldn’t have asked for, in the hope that you will discover that you should have. In a prose family, I give comics. But I don’t give them willy-nilly; I give them because I love them, to people whom I love, in the hope

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