Category Jiminy Christmas!

My Moebius Moment

It was around 1989 that my local comic shop Silver Snail brought Jean Giraud, aka Moebius, on a tour of their stores. Silver Snail in those days had a mini comic empire going on Ontario and it was truly a…

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Diamond Previews: Fail!

Diamond Previews is a staple of the local comic shop; it lists upcoming items for sale, two months in advance. Images of the covers, creative team and a brief summary of the item, usually a paragraph, are standard fare. These…

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Before Watchmen

We've had our fair share of speculation regarding a Watchmen prequel, but now we know for sure. DC is on a roll and they want to keep the momentum building. How better to do that then resurrect one of their best selling properties.
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Post Christmas Sales

Really I’m talking about Boxing Day sales, but for those not living in Commonwealth nations I thought to provide a title that would be universally understood. Comic stores don’t run a lot of sales in general: most have something along…

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Best Of Year Lists

It’s December and everywhere you turn there’s a “Best Of 2011” list. Since we’re talking comics here at Comic Book Daily I’ve been looking at best comics lists from the usual suspects like comic blogs, including this one, but also…

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Graphic Novels Real Reading?

An interesting look at graphic novels in the classroom from TVO’s Parents Book Club.  Watch it and then continue. It’s ridiculous listening to the host about how she had to follow the pictures.  Being immersed in comics and reading since…

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Digital Pricing Panic

Dark Horse did an about-face this week over its day and date digital pricing.  Last week they announced day and date digital books would be $1 less than print, but after a furor on the CBIA retailer forums they changed…

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My first digital purchase

This weekend I was checking the comic news to see if any of the publishers were taking part in Black Friday or Cyber Monday, big discount shopping days surrounding Thanksgiving in the United States. I came across Digital Dark Horse…

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