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Rise of the Dungeon Master – A Review

July 8, 2017 Author: Jon Johnson (Sir)

It’s hard to say when Gary Gygax affected me the most. I recall marveling over his alliterative name, wondering how it was pronounced, if it was real, and if it was, if he liked it. I thought ‘Gygax’ was cool, myself. It wasn’t any surprise to me then, when variations on the name popped up Read More

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The Ringo Awards

July 7, 2017 Author: Jon Johnson (Sir)

Mike Wieringo was a fan-favorite artist known for his long stretches of work with writer Mark Waid, at both Marvel and DC Comics. His art was fresh and stylistically distinct, that of a true comic book professional. Sadly, he left the mortal coil far too soon, in 2007, at the age of 44. Leaving a Read More

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State of the Industry – March 2016

April 23, 2016 Author: Jon Johnson (Sir)

2016 continues to show that successful comic book movies do not necessarily spark any interest in the comic books they are derived from, as the third month of the year continued a downward trend in sales figures. Only three titles rose above that all-so-important 100k mark in March, with Marvel maintaining dominance. Of the top Read More

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Al Jaffee, Guinness World Record Holder

April 1, 2016 Author: Jon Johnson (Sir)

MAD Magazine artist and humorist Al Jaffee nailed a formal record from the Guinness Book recently that will be difficult to break. I think I easily speak for all of the FtH team that we can commend Mr. Jaffee with his incredible longevity and biting wit. For some pictures and a little more on Al Read More

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Aliens: Defiance #1

March 30, 2016 Author: John Amenta

Writer- Brian Wood Artist- Tristan Jones Dark Horse Comics continues their long partnership with 20th Century Fox in publishing titles based on the 1979 Ridley Scott horror classic Alien, as well as its sequels. Brian Wood (The Massive, Moon Knight) scripts this new series set between the first and second films, with art supplied by Read More

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Those that are About to Die – An Examination of the Suicide Squad, Part Three

March 22, 2016 Author: Jon Johnson (Sir)

A lengthy re-read and discourse on the DC comic book title Suicide Squad and all subseries. Suicide Squad issue 4 is titled “William Hell’s Overture”, another done-in-one tale expanding on the mission of the Squad, this time within the borders of the USA and the DC Universe version itself. Focusing on a costumed vigilante in Read More

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State of the Industry – February 2016

March 19, 2016 Author: Jon Johnson (Sir)

February sales in the comic book market are traditionally slow, with 2016 continuing that (trend) as numbers dipped to lows not seen in nearly a year. Only three titles topped 100k for the month, though a fourth came so close it may as well be considered an even 100 thousand. Marvel dominated the top ten Read More

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Those that are About to Die – An Examination of the Suicide Squad, Part Two

February 27, 2016 Author: Jon Johnson (Sir)

A lengthy re-read and discourse on the DC comic book series, Suicide Squad and all subseries.. “Jail Break” is the title of issue three of Suicide Squad, a done-in-one story that forms a direct sequel to the Legends mini-series introducing this new version of the Squad. As such, it goes slightly far afield of the Read More

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DC Rebirth Announcement: Win or Lose

February 19, 2016 Author: Jon Johnson (Sir)

With DC sales dropping like a sinkhole in Florida, it’s been expected that some form of creative announcement from the co-publishers, Jim Lee and Dan Didio would be forthcoming. Little more than a month ago, the company revealed their intent to give the whole DCU a revamp with the umbrella title of Rebirth. Groans were Read More

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The Sandman #6 “24 Hours”

February 16, 2016 Author: John Amenta

Recently, during one of our challenge episodes of the fantastic podcast From The Hip, my cohost and buddy Sir Jon offered me this as my challenge. Read the first trade paperback of the Neil Gaiman penned comic series The Sandman. Now this, unlike the feat of strength and pure willpower that host and former friend Read More

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