Monthly Archives: April 2014

Archer Coe and the 99 Cent Comics

This article was originally published at The Nerd Cave on April 25, 2014. Last week I wrote a lot about the increasing price of comics. Fans of the medium must be more selective than ever when they enter a comic store. Unless … Continue reading

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12th Level Intellect: Hitman #34: Seeing Through the Cynicism

Garth Ennis does not like super heroes. The closest he has come to working with the genre in a sincere way was in The Punisher, which is tangentially connected at best. Other works like The Boys (with Darick Robertson), The … Continue reading

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The Price of Comics

Preface This column discusses the business of comics. It’s a topic that is raised regularly by fans, but is often based on poor assumptions and bad data. For that reason it’s important to establish what is actually known and my … Continue reading

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Legend Comics & Coffee 3rd Annual Make-A-Wish Fundraiser (The Nerd Cave)

This article was originally published at The Nerd Cave on April 17, 2014. Comic book fans are some of the best people in the world. There’s proof at Legend Comics & Coffee in Omaha, NE right now. They are currently hosting … Continue reading

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Batman #30 Review

This article was originally published at DC Infinite on April 16, 2014. Batman #21, the first chapter of “Zero Year”, began the story with a big promise. It revealed Gotham City as a chaotic wasteland, equal parts jungle and city. … Continue reading

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American Vampire: Second Cycle #2 Review

This article was originally published at DC Infinite on April 16, 2014. The impact of horror stories often hinge on their ability to create tension. The pressure carefully increased over the course of the story allows for a release which … Continue reading

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Legend Comics & Coffee 3rd Annual Make-A-Wish Fundraiser (DC Infinite)

This article was originally published at DC Infinite on April 15, 2014. Legend Comics & Coffee, an Omaha, NE comic book store, is sponsoring its third annual fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Starting in 2012, Legend has sold drawing tickets during … Continue reading

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Getting Schooled

This article was originally published at The Nerd Cave on April 14, 2014. About a month ago I published an article about the need for comics specific education and programs. I wrote that no current area of study fully encompassed … Continue reading

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Astro City #11 Review

This article was originally published at DC Infinite on April 10, 2014. Astro City is at its best when it is telling slice-of-life stories. The series has always focused on a civilian point-of-view in the superhero genre. Even stories told from … Continue reading

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12th Level Intellect: The Wall

This article was originally published at DC Infinite on April 7, 2014. John Ostrander (1) made his debut at DC Comics plotting the 1986 mini-series Legends. The series was moderately successful, but served as a launching pad for Ostrander’s most … Continue reading

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