"Dan Slott, Amazing Spider-Man and Beyond!"

"Dan Slott, Amazing Spider-Man and Beyond!"

Marvel as of late, has given us several generations of Marvel Now. Marvel Now has exchanged many creative teams and introduced different examples of their most recognizable heroes. One of the true constants in the past 10 years is that Dan Slott always writes Amazing Spider-Man. Well not for long!!!

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Know Before You Go – Avengers: Infinity War

Know Before You Go – Avengers: Infinity War

Perhaps to better understand what Avengers: Infinity War is about and how we reached this point, we need to go backward – beyond Civil War, back all the way to the beginning of the Marvel Universe. That is exactly what we are going to do over these next few articles. As we look back through the history of the universe, we will not only look at the key events, but we will also dive into the psychological aspects of key character’s origins and storylines.

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Midtown at Midnight: Doomsday Clock #1

Midtown at Midnight: Doomsday Clock #1

The mob crowded the shelves in anticipation. Midtown comics staff had to repeatedly ask the patrons to back up and give them room. You could feel the tension building like the inside of a pressure cooker. I was a little boy when the "Death of Superman" happened. I can imagine there were parallels. Hundreds of copies were being laid out across the wall of the store. The laying out of covers across the wall was a line deterrent. A line would have never worked in this case. 

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Guess Who Dominated Diamond's Top-10 Comics of October!

Guess Who Dominated Diamond's Top-10 Comics of October!

Without sounding like a love letter to DC Comics, DC killed it last month. October was Batman’s month. Metal and its tie-ins are flooding comic shops every week. Batman sells well, it doesn’t always mean it is written well. Of all the dark-matter Batmen, I thought that “The Dawnbreaker” had the best storytelling.

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DC Comics signed who!?!? Ultimate Team UP!

DC Comics signed who!?!? Ultimate Team UP!

I did not believe it at first. We are talking about a 21st century architect of Marvel Comics. There was a time when the man wrote half the titles. It was made official via DC Comics’ Twitter page. At Marvel he created such characters like Miles Morales and Jessica Jones. While also fleshing out characters like the Scarlet Witch.

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How to Catch the Next Wave with the Silver Surfer

How to Catch the Next Wave with the Silver Surfer

At his inception, the duo of Jack Kirby and Stan Lee teased the imagination of readers. Silver Surfer unfortunately hasn’t had the attention that is counterparts share. He was in a not so stellar Fantastic Four movie but when it comes to comics, the hero is a B-lister maybe a high C-list hero. 

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What 5 titles you aren’t checking out but should.

What 5 titles you aren’t checking out but should.

As much as I feel I read an array of independents, and the offerings of the likes of DC and Marvel. I felt it would be my obligation to see what people listed, I always love checking out new stories. I chose 5 titles to briefly go over that I felt were interesting and different. All 5 titles are very different than each other. It is nice to get an array, variety is the spice of life. 

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Which New Berger Book Will Reign Supreme?

Which New Berger Book Will Reign Supreme?

For the uninitiated, Karen Berger, to put it plainly was the founding editor of DC's Vertigo Comics imprint. She held that title from Vertigo's inception in 1993 until finally stepping down in 2012. Serving as custodian for bestselling comics such as, but not limited to Sandman, Preacher and Hellblazer. Since her departure from Vertigo/DC there haven’t be many rumblings on her resume.  And since then.....

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Panel for Panel #2: What are 24 Hour Comics?

Panel for Panel #2: What are 24 Hour Comics?

The offerings movies and television provide are quality. It doesn't stop there. With social media, anybody can create a comic and post it for their followers to view. That leads me to a comic challenge that I am not sure many people know about. The 24-hour comic, this poses the challenge to any comic book fan who has the guts or nerve to create a 24-page comic book in 24-hours. 

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From Podcast to Movie: "My Comic Book Country", A Documentary

From Podcast to Movie: "My Comic Book Country", A Documentary

Comic shops allow like minded individuals to gather and flex their geek muscles. I can literally spend hours talking to patrons and shop workers. “Our” shops hold special places in our hearts. Like gangland turf, you stay loyal, there is no shop better than yours. How does one gauge the effectiveness of a comic shop?

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