Category Columns

Oh No

What is it that I can say regarding Stan Lee’s passing that hasn’t already been said. The only thing I can say is how I feel about it. I never met Stan, although I certainly felt like I knew him…

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The Big Twelve

Today we will once again be stretching the boundaries of an Arc or Run to the straining point. Actually, just to a collecting strain. The way some people collect #1 issues or circled $0.12 covers, today’s post is about big…

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J. Jonah Jameson vs Spider-Man

Fake News! Long before that phrase was coined there was J. Jonah Jameson, and long before J.J., there would be others spreading their version of the truth. It was through the pages of the Amazing Spider-Man as a youngster maybe…

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Mark Schultz Carbon 3

Last week Carbon 3 was released by Mark Schultz. If you are not familiar with Mark Schultz, he is most famous for being the Creator of Xenozoic Tales and Cadillacs and Dinosaurs. He is notoriously slow and has not done…

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Doctor Strange #169-183

This week we feature one of my favourite runs of Doctor Strange, his first series in his own title, following a lengthy split run in Strange Tales (#110-168). I have always liked this run of fifteen books even though it…

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Fan Expo Toronto Sept 2018

I went to this year’s Fan Expo looking, as I always do, for some series that I either missed, or didn’t know existed, and this year was no exception. Now I am usually art driven first and story second. Jackson”Butch”…

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X-Men Elsewhen

There was a thread on byrnerobotics.com over the last few weeks that generated a ton of excitement in followers of John Byrne. The question came up asking if you could you go back to Marvel and pencil for somebody else to…

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Babylon Berlin

I was in a Chapters a few weeks back picking up some non-comic book related reading material and decided to take a walk over to the Graphic novel section. My copy of Batman Year One had mysteriously disappeared and I…

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A Giant at Fan Expo Toronto!

Having grown up during the Silver Age of comics, many of my favorite artists have unfortunately passed away. So the announcements over the last few years for Fan Expo in Toronto, haven’t gotten that rush of adrenaline happening for me.…

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