Comic Books And Me 2019

Technically, this is still a comic book blog – that’s how it started out, all those years ago, and although the blog has wandered into other areas of my pop-culture consumption (films, comedy, books, etc.), writing about comic books and comic book-related things is the still the primary driving force…

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My Troubles With Trade Paperback Prices

I’ve been reading comic books for a long while, and I have a lot of comic books in my collections, but I don’t buy anywhere near as many individual comic books as I did. This is for two main reasons: 1. The price of individual issues nowadays is prohibitively expensive…

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My Top Five 2000 AD Characters

I’m not sure if it’s a law or anything but it’s a rule of thumb: if you read comics and you’re British, then you read 2000 AD at some point in your comic-book reading life. For some, it’s a lifelong connection; for others, it’s a phase but it’s a phase that…

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Heresy: Avengers Comic Books Were Boring

I have recently posted my thoughts on Avengers: Infinity War and about my enjoyment of Kurt Busiek’s writing, and it got me thinking about something I find incongruous about the MCU from the perspective of a long-term comic book fan: I have always found The Avengers a really boring book.…

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Thoughts On Free Comic Book Day 2018

As I write this, Avengers: Infinity War is the biggest film on the planet (and I rather enjoyed it as well), yet I don’t think it has made people decide to buy any comic books. However, people do seem to know about the concept of Free Comic Book Day (FCBD),…

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My Comic Book Prehistory

In writing on this blog about my history with comic books, I identified a particular issue of The Uncanny X-Men as my ‘first’. This is true in the sense that it was the comic that kick-started my obsession with comic books and the world of collecting and fandom and even…

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What’s Wrong With Diversity In Comics?

The headline for this post is supposed to cover both meanings, i.e. ‘What is wrong with having diversity in comics that people complain about it?’ and ‘What’s wrong with the diversity in comics that the books are getting cancelled?’, which probably doesn’t come across in text. I am Over-Explaining Man.…

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Book Review: Obsessed With Marvel

Written by Peter Sanderson and Marc Sumerak Published by Titan Books Full disclaimer: I haven’t read all 2,500 questions in Obsessed With Marvel. I believe in honesty on this blog. However, with that out of the way, I did read the book, as I hope to prove with this review.…

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Last Night A Comic-Con Saved My Life (Spoilers: Not Really)

I had attended the first London Super Comic Con (which was held in the ExCel and had Stan Lee as guest of honour) but hadn’t been since. However, when Brian Michael Bendis was announced as the big guest for this year, I was intrigued enough to consider returning. Added to…

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Book Review: How Comics Work

By Dave Gibbons and Tim Pilcher Comic books are sufficiently large and popular that there are many books about making comic books. Therefore, to stand out from this crowd, a new book needs something different and this one has that: Dave Gibbons has worked successfully in comic books for over…

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