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Stony Tark

The Pint gets down and discusses Avengers:Endgame. What did we like, what did we think didn’t work and how does it stack up in the MCU pantheon. What moments caused Ganache to sob like a preschooler? When does Sir Jon suggest going to the bathroom during the film? Will The Manster stay awake through a Read More

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Charlton – The Movie

As many at this page are aware, I’m an avowed fan of Charlton Comics, the long-defunct company from Connecticut considered by most to be an also-ran or bottom tier publisher. I wrote a brief interest piece in December (read it HERE) that stirred up some interest and drove me to discover something I was then Read More

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State of the Industry – January 2016

A topsy-turvy tail end of 2015 showed that comic books are an extremely volatile medium, nearly as much as the commodities market. Hoping for a strong opening to the New Year, the top 300 list from Diamond Comics gave the impression of increases, though sales dipped overall. The top ten saw an increase to eight Read More

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The Suicide Squad – Legends

LEGENDS, the six-issue series printed in 1987 from DC Comics, was the essential sequel to the world-changing CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS. It was meant to be a reintroduction to the DC Universe as well as a stand alone series that might be a primer to the characters and groups DC was publishing at the time. Read More

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Those That Are About to Die (Again)

  I spent a couple of hours yesterday watching the pilot episodes of the new comic book based series on the CW Network, DC’s LEGENGS OF TOMORROW. It’s been a widely anticipated show, gathering together a group of characters introduced on both the CW’s other DC Comics’ based shows, ARROW and THE FLASH. Some previews Read More

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I GOTS COMICS (and some other stuff)

So I have a lot of comics to sell, amongst some other stuff. If you’re looking for something, message me through the page and I’ll get back to you. What I have: Comic books from the 60’s to current, but piecemeal stuff. I have no complete series. If you’re looking for a lot of early Read More

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26 Comics that Affected Me

Spreading the word about excellent comic book series has always been a passion of mine. Typically I tend to focus on one or a small handful at a time, giving each a good amount of attention, hopefully sending some interested parties to them. For this, I’ll be picking a single title from each letter of Read More

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NBM Publishing 40 Years in Business

NBM has been a key publisher of esoteric works for 40 years now, and are celebrating by redesigning their logo. As a fond fan of their publications, I’d like to celebrate with them by giving them a showcase here. If you like fantasy, translated works from France, Germany or Spain (and beyond), non-fiction works or 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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