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Luigi’s Kind Of Floaty

Special guest and old friend Mike Fullam comes on to chat about a brand new podcast he and his best friend Jon started. Besides discussing J&M:Something Nothing Show, we get into Mike’s Nintendo obsession, Sir Jon tells us about The Five Points Festival in Brooklyn, we review a few recent films including Solo and even get into podcast Read More

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State of the Industry – December 2015

The final month of 2015 had sales of comics settle down somewhat, as the Xmas shopping season drove to a conclusion. Comic titles with sales of 100k or more dropped from 13 in November to six for this month. DC and Marvel split the top six with three each, with Marvel taking six of the Read More

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Sir Jon’s Comic Book Review – Swamp Thing #1

DC Comics have done little to attract my attention as a reader since the inception of their “New 52” Universe, which drove me away in ways my similes and metaphors cry about. Some things, mostly from their withered Vertigo line of titles, find me interested, if I’m not at least skimming them. A few ideas Read More

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State of the Industry — November 2015

Comic sales changed little in the month since October, yet so, so much. In October, an unprecedented number of fourteen titles (unprecedented by current distribution standards) sold over 100k issues each to retailers in the North American market. For November, the trend continued, dropping slightly to only a lucky thirteen titles selling over 100k. DC Read More

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Shopping Suggestions 4: The Quest for Hope

A fourth edition for the 2015 Xmas shopping season starts with a recap for those that don’t wish to hit all the earlier posts. The list, in order of department: Comics: Knights of the Dinner Table from KenzerCo. Atomic Robo, formerly of Red 5 Comics, now at IDW Publishing. Infinite Kung-Fu, a Top Shelf top Read More

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Beer is the Answer

“Ah, good ol’ trustworthy beer. My love for you will never die.” ~ Homer Simpson While covering the 2015 New York Comic Con for another website, I attended a panel that crossed over into the areas of brewing and comic books. I was curious as to how a panel with decidedly different interests might operate, Read More

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Charlton Comics

Charlton Comics, the little company that almost could, has a strange history that’s been researched and bandied about the comic book community for decades. Numerous people have dug into the oftentimes bizarre setup that kept Charlton printing their extremely low-budget titles that occasionally struck gold. For fans of the company, historians of comics or of Read More

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Sites I Like

Long, long ago, when the Comic’s Buyers Guide was king of the weekly pop culture newspapers, I discovered a guy named Mark Evanier. He was a writer of an irregular column called News From Me that was incredibly entertaining, witty and informative. I learned he had written and co-created Groo the Wanderer (with the one Read More

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Shopping Suggestions

As the Xmas season gets ever near, I figured an offering of some of my favorite things that are easily obtained would be good filler for Thanksgiving week, from all across the board of esoterica covered on this page. I love games. Some of my favorites are old, out-of-print, long play scenarios that limit regular Read More

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State of the Industry – October 2015

Comic sales have been in a slump for over a decade now, regardless of what irregular comic readers or fans of recent film adaptations might assume. It’s a rare feat to see more than a handful of titles hit a circulation mark of over 100k per month, when in times past those numbers would mean Read More

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