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This is post 10 of 10 in the series “So You Wanna Open A Comic Shop?” Comic book retail in the 1990s was very different. Due to a vast distribution…

Ideally, every comic book story should be able to stand on its own merits and not be read with previous knowledge of a shared universe. Ideally. But, of course, that…

The 80’s was a dark, dark time in comics. Batman and Superman fought it out in the dystopian world of Dark Knight Returns, Alan Moore introduced us to the dystopian…

This is post 7 of 10 in the series “So You Wanna Open A Comic Shop?” Once you have an established shop you may wish to sell your wares at…

In the glory days of 1990s comic book collecting we were often drawn to shiny things. Like easily distracted birds we flocked to whichever anniversary issue had the best foil/glowing/die-cut/super-special…

There are certain moments in comic books that you always remember. These are the moments that stay will you long after you have closed the comic and re-sealed it back…

This is post 5 of 10 in the series “So You Wanna Open A Comic Shop?” So you’ve found a perfect location for your store, you’ve got inventory, and you’ve…

Spider-Man has always had one of comic’s best rogues’ galleries. Filled with the iconic and the absurd, the villains range from the unforgettable to the laughable. It is always a…

Superhero comics should have lots of action. Fights! Explosions! Team-ups! Colourful costumes! Megalomaniacal villains! These are what make the genre the cultural and entertainment powerhouse that it is today. But…

The retailing waters have been tested at one days shows and you’ve enjoyed the experience and see opening a comic book store as a viable option. Now it’s time to find a location and determine what kind of comic shop you want.…

  Despite the fact that Spider-Man has fought supervillains, megalomaniacal despots, and galactic level threats, I have always thought of Spider-Man as more of a street level hero. Maybe it…

For some readers today, it might be hard to imagine that once upon a time Todd McFarlane was the top artist in the industry and not just a toy company…

One of the benefits of enjoying a character that has been around for decades is that you have hundreds, if not thousands, of great stories to go back and read. The…

All good things must come to an end, and so too must this column. For almost five years I have had the privilege of using this space to discuss many…

It is that time of year again! The gingerbread lattes are out, the stores are playing Christmas Carols, and your local comic book shop has a myriad of gift ideas for the comic book fan on your list. 2014 has been a very solid year for comic books, so here, in no particular order, are some suggestions from yours truly.…