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Not So Golden

This week Chris and Walt tackle what to do about the Golden Age. So many great titles, so many characters slowly fading into oblivion. Or at least that’s what one of the guys thinks. Please share your thoughts on the…

Hit and Miss

Let’s stay with Time to Collect as the name on this year’s posts, this column will continue to explore the ins and outs and the ups and downs of comic book collecting so Time to Collect it is. We are…

Made in America

Today’s post is mostly a collection of my observations and opinions, it is not meant to be a dissertation nor something to be read as fact. These are just my views. This post was inspired by an email I received…

(Not so) Great Jumping On Point!

I have often found it a peculiarity of comic books that, unlike other media, the industry tries to discourage new readers by telling them that the stories are convoluted and incomprehensible. They don’t come right out and say that of course, but that is the general message when you declare a certain issue or a new number one to be “a great jumping on point”.

I Like Big Books

I’ve written about styles of comic books here before.  Hard ones.  Soft ones.  Floppy ones.  Even digital ones.  But one of my favourite styles of comic books are big ones. Omnibus and collected editions are great.  Having every issue at…

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. …

Comic Culture June 6th

Hosts Chris Owen and Walter Durajlija tackle some heavy comic book related topics this week but the guys find time to banter on about new Iron Man 3 movie news, the guy that painted himself green, permanently, the big Walking…

DC Dominates October Sales

October sales figures just released by Diamond Comic Distributors show DC Comics emerging as the big winner. DC accounted for almost 51% of the unit sales of comic books in comic shops for the month of October, over 20% points…

The Best Superhero Ever Part 2

Last week, I had a number of special guests write about who they thought was the best superhero ever. From music guru Alan Cross to librarian Genevieve Kwant, the people and responses to the question and interpretations of the question…

CBD’s 52Qs | #12: “What’s your take on J. Michael Straczynski leaving monthly comics and do you agree with his statement that “graphic novels… along with the occasional high-visibility miniseries. [are where] I think that the business is going”?”

Every week CBD’s Editor in Chief Pete DeCourcy asks the question and the crew (and special guests) give their answers, we’ll be doing this for 52 weeks. Tip of the hat goes to the gang at Scans_Daily for the inspiration.…