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Ed Campbell

Ed Campbell is a collector of comics and action figures, primarily G.I. Joe. He is also a Cosplayer with Thor and Captain America as just a few of the characters in his arsenal. When not fulfilling his Comic Book Daily duties, he's "working for a living", volunteering his time for his local Fall Fair, and spending as much time with his family as possible. Use the links below to get in contact with him.

Free Comic Book Day 2013

Another Free Comic Book Day has passed us, and it is the best time of year to be a comic book collector.  I for one, love Free Comic Book Day.  It is exciting.  It can be frantic.  But it is…

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Removing Books From Your Pull List

After reading Leigh Hart’s column about pull lists, and taking inspiration from a tweet by Hope Nicholson, I got thinking about the eventuality of every comic book pull list… removing a title from your list (or the dreaded cancellation of…

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Hard, Soft or Floppy?

How do you like it? Hard? Soft? Floppy??? Wait… what did you think I was talking about? This is a comic blog… I’m talking about comics. When it comes to comics there are three main ways you can enjoy them. …

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Advertising in Comics

Advertising is important in any form of media.  It either brings us our entertainment for free, or at least at a reduced cost.  I don’t have any hard data on this, but it feels like there is more advertising in…

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Positive or Negative

Hey folks!  Welcome to another edition of Knowing is Half the Battle. And if you’ve noticed, I’ve moved from my normal Friday slot, to Monday.  Ahhh Monday!!!  Some people hate you.  Other people look at you as the opportunity to…

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Getting Crafty

When it comes to comic books and geek culture in general, you can buy anything.  Well almost anything. Sure you can buy t-shirts, decals, fridge magnets, action figures, coffee mugs and yadda-yadda-yadda.  But there are something’s you can’t buy. When…

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G.I. Joe Retaliation

Leading up to the release of G.I. Joe Retaliation, Anthony and I did a Head to Head of G.I. Joe Rise Of Cobra from 2009. Now that it’s hit the big screens, Anthony and I go Head to Head over…

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How To: Make a Custom Action Figure

In a previous edition of this column I talked about customizing action figures.  In the comments section, a reader asked “How do I customize an action figure?” This is a tough question to answer, without having any specific details.  Scott…

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Canadian ToyCon – March 2013

On March 17th 2013, many people were donning their favourite green attire and headed to the pub to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.  But for many people who love toys, they made their way to the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington…

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Come Out of the Geek Closet

Recently I was talking to some people and I was shocked to find out that not everybody embraces their geek side.  Some people, even though comics and geek culture are very popular right now, keep it a secret that they…

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Toronto ComiCon 2013 – Day 2

Toronto ComiCon has wrapped up and finished for another year. For the most part Sunday felt the same as Saturday did.  There were lots of people.  Some parts of the convention floor were very congested and very hard to navigate. …

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Toronto ComiCon 2013 – Day 1

Day one for the 2013 Toronto ComiCon is all wrapped and we are gearing up for Day 2. The ComiCon is being held in the South Building at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. If you are expecting this Con to…

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Customizing Action Figures

Over the last couple of years, action figures have been getting better and better.  But as the Rolling Stones said “you can’t always get what you want.”  So when there is a toy that you want, that isn’t available, you…

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Winter Conventions Suck!!!

  A couple of weeks back I was at a convention at the Royal York in Toronto.  It is a convention I plan on attending for the next 7 years.  Over 1000 delegates attend the convention, and it always occurs in…

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“Boy Scout” Heroes

Last week Leigh Hart wrote a column about Antiheroes in comic books.  She had some great characters on her list.  And yes, everybody loves a hero who walks that tightrope of right and wrong.  In the comments section Laura wrote…

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2013 Toy Wish List (Toy Fair preview)

This week there was a real buzz on the internet for toys.  February 10-13th was the 110th annual Toy Fair in New York.  “Toy Fair® is the largest toy and youth product marketplace in the Western Hemisphere, bringing together more…

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Pick 5 | Music Stars in Comic Movies

Super Bowl 47 happened not too long ago, and music mega superstar Beyoncé rocked the half time show.  Like a lot of music stars, Beyoncé has been in the movies.  Her most famous role (to us people who like comics…

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