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Chris Owen

Chris Owen co-hosts the Radio Show Comic Culture with CBD's own Walter Durajlija. He's not only a fancy dresser but also one of the foremost experts on Power Girl in the entire Galaxy."

ARRRGH!! | Newspaper Comics

Do you still read comic strip comics from the newspaper? Do you read them online?  Or do you even bother anymore? When I was a kid, I used to read the Saturday newspaper comics religiously. Okay, I know they are…

ARRRGH! | Pittsburgh Comicon

So this past weekend I drove down to the Pittsburgh Comicon, because the two comic conventions in Toronto in the last month weren’t enough for this fanboy. So my co-pilot Ian, and I set out to steel-town USA, to see…

ARRRGH | Granito or Sheen?

So I received an email this morning from the Pittsburgh Comicon Community that the Rob Granito story continues to get better. The website Comics Cube posted an article this morning about how they received a letter from an “Alison” stating…

Arrrgh! | The Rob Granito Swipe File

So I have been following the stories that have been unravelling around Rob Granito. Don’t know him? Well.. You’re not alone. And that’s part of the problem. (But if you want to get a little caught up, check out the…

Arrrgh! | The Rob Granito Story

Rob Granito is having a rough week. The picture on the right is now being used on Facebook profile pages. Starting last Thursday, Bleeding Cool published a story about a guy named Rob Granito, comic artist. So why the story?…

New Daredevil Movie in Sight!

Fox has re-opened the Daredevil franchise by acquiring Twilight Saga Eclipse director David Slade. Much like the Fantastic Four, the Marvel Man Without Fear will be re-booted for a new series of movies (hopefully) in the near future. Currently Fox…

March M.O.D.O.K. Madness!

Perhaps one of the strangest characters in the Marvel Mythos is M.O.D.O.K. Originally, the character started out as George Tarleton who created the Cosmic Cube. A.I.M. (Advanced Idea Mechanics) changed Tarleton into the being known as M.O.D.O.C. (Mental Organism Designed…

ARRRGH|The Different Types of Collectors

Comic collecting draws all kinds of different collectors. When I first started collecting, I was very young, and was really only interested in Richie Rich comics. Well, that’s not entirely true. I liked all the Harvey comics. Sad Sack, Hot…

ARRRGH | Do Movies Effect Comic Book Sales?

So after our podcast this week, a listener wrote to me talking about how he was thinking about why the Iron Man comic hasn’t really translated into huge sales, given the enormous success of the movies. Ian Warren writes: The…

ARRRGH! | Little (comic) Shop of Horrors

Boo. Scared yet? Well you should be. Halloween is drawing closer and of course the nights of monsters and creepy things will once again be upon us. Bwah ha ha ha. Sorry, I get a little carried away with the…

ARRRGH!! | The Overstreet Price Guide

I was reading the Overstreet Price Guide the other day.  I know what you’re thinking… nerd.. but hey, isn’t that why we are all here?.  I starting thinking about the various “eras” in comic history. Overstreet has definitions now that…

ARRRGH!!!!! | More Thoughts on The Comic Code

Last week I talked a little bit about the advent of how the Comics Code Authority came into being. It was a really quick review. If you are interested in finding out more history on the subject, I highly recommend…

ARRRGH!!!! | Meet The Man Himself

ARRRGH!!! That was my first thought when I decided to I wanted to write about comics on a regular basis. “ARRRGH!!!”. Why? Because I have too much to talk about and too many topics. Artists? Collecting? Comics in the classroom?…