Tag Star Wars

(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”.
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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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Star Wars/Star Trek crossover

Prior to JJ Abrams’ Star Trek reboot in 2009, it felt to me as though there were 2 distinct groups in the nerdscape.  There were a) those whom liked Star Trek and b) everyone else. A common shift towards a…

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Comic Books And Slot Machines

In the discipline of Classics, there is a particular branch, aptly named the Classical Tradition, that concerns itself with the study of how Classics was received and maintained by later cultures. I believe that similarly one could study The Comic Book…

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Holiday Geek Gift Giving Guide

It’s winter.  It’s the holiday season.  For some that means Christmas.  But for most, it means giving gifts. Buying for a “geek” can be difficult.  We are passionate about our collections, and sometimes we can’t wait for somebody to give us…

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“Punch It Mickey!”

I don’t know about your Twitter, but mine had a Nerd-Gasm on Tuesday. In case you haven’t heard (like you were off planet or something), Disney bought Lucasfilm, LucasArts, Industrial Light and Magic, and Skywalker Sound from now multi-billionaire George…

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Disney Buys Lucasfilm

Disney is buying Lucasfilm for a reported $4.05 Billion. Disney gets Lucasfilm, LucasArts, Industrial Light and Magic, and Skywalker Sound. George Lucas, who owns Lucasfilm privately, gets payment in Disney shares and in cash. George Lucas in a statement said…

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Dark Horse Submission

With the final pages of my submission idea complete, it’s time to send my little ‘snowball’ off to Hell – and see what kind of impact it has on the fiery landscape that is graphic publishing.  The end product is…

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Date Night

On a day when couples everywhere are cringing about having to forcibly act and behave romantically (dudes mainly) – singles everywhere are moaning about a distinct LACK of love, probably sitting at home alone in the foetal position, hugging their knees,…

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