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“I’m Starting To Miss My Trolley.” COMICS! Sometimes I Purr Like A Kitten!

John Kane

Alright, let’s try that capsule business again. Took a little bit of the wormwood out this time around and drizzled it with some milk of human kindness. Serves two. Should be plenty of leftovers then.

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By Scioli and Barber

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Arriving 3/25/15

Brian Hibbs

This week as absolutely filled to the brim with new comics! So many comics. New AUTUMNLANDS, GOTHAM ACADEMY, WALKING DEAD and MULTIVERSITY. Plus IDW debuts JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS and Black Mask releases the promising WE CAN NEVER GO HOME AGAIN.

Check the cut for the rest of the hot comics action for this, the last week of March!

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“I Was Gone For Only THREE YEARS.” COMICS! Sometimes A Bit More Thought Wouldn’t Go Amiss!

John Kane

Okay, here are some words about some (near)recent comics. I guess they are capsules, relatively speaking that is. Although, after this one some of my relatives won’t be speaking to me, particularly the Morrison branch.

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Tilting #241 is up!

Brian Hibbs

I am the worst self-promter ever, as I am almost 24 hours behind telling you this!

 

http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/tilting-at-windmills-chaos-in-the-multiverse

 

Always interested in your thoughts…

-B

“SHAL TO’RE AMZI!” COMICS! Sometimes You Find The Newstand Is Still There!

John Kane

I don’t know if you noticed but I spent much of the first part of this magical year telling you how Marvel©™ chose to present and package their comics in the United Kingdom during the 1970s. Through the somewhat cumbersome time travel device of being old I am now in a position to tell you how Marvel©™ present and package their comics in the United Kingdom in the science fictional sounding year of 2015.

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Captain America by Romita Jnr, Janson, White, Remender & Caramagna

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CEO: Welcome to Wednesday 3/18/2015

Brian Hibbs

I won’t be linking to this each and every week (go ahead and subscribe on the page there!), but, since I lost last week’s due to User Error (mine!), I figured I would remind you this is a weekly thing.  Should be considerably more smooth this week….

 

Praise or brickbats, all is welcome!

 

-B

Arriving 3/18/15

Brian Hibbs

Slower week leading to the end of the month, but still lots of solid comic bookery to be had. Two different BATGIRL comics, both written by Cameron Stewart and Brendan Flecher, #40 with the always spectacular Babs Tarr on art and the ENDGAME special featuring guest art from the legendary Bengal. Also Mark Millar and Sean Murphey launch CHRONONAUTS and the new DEADLY CLASS collection is released this week.

 

Check the cut for the rest of the new comics for this week!

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Abhay: Quickly on Two Recent Superhero Comics

Abhay Khosla

(Work on getting back to this year’s Inquisition series is proceeding slowly.  Sorry for the delays.  I just woke up and started to write a little brief thing about two superhero comics that I’d read the other night, to get my fingers moving for work– I thought I’d write one or two paragraphs. Anyways, it started running long, so I’ll just put it here rather.  Just a quick pointless little note:)

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“If I’m Reading Those Erect Nipples Right, YOU’RE Having A Good Time.” COMICS! Sometimes They Might Be A Wee Bit Too Hard-Boiled.

John Kane

Hey, I wrote some words about a comic. They’re under the break, somewhere. I think that’s how it works. Mostly this one is about how people will still be awful in the future and how Rick Burchett is The Balls. Sorry, still shaking the rust off.

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PULP FANTASTIC by Burchett, Chaykin & Tischman, Bruzenak & Loughridge
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The new DC Costumes

Brian Hibbs

Not that anyone really needs to hear what I think, but several of the new costume designs for the DC icons look like pure sales death for those characters.

I’m not so worried about the Batman Robot look because Snyder and Capullo have been SLAUGHTERING it on BATMAN, and I’m more than willing to give them the benefit of the doubt as a result; and the Green Lantern with a hoodie look is terrible, but GL sales have already dropped to their lowest point in a decade or more, so there’s not a lot of bottom to find there any longer.

 

But these two?

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Here’s the thing: to me, Superman should visually be a character that you would want to run TO, not run FROM.  Whether or not that’s his ripped cape on his hands, and not blood, he does absolutely have splatters of blood all over his pants and boots.

I’m OK with the T-shirt look, but it’s a signifier, to this reader, of looking back, not forward, which I think is a mistake.  The other real mistake is losing the spit curl in front (which, maybe you’re dumb like I was for the longest time, but it, too, was an “S”)

But, yeah, the main thing to me is that THIS guy looks angry and horrible, and not some one who is inspiring and heroic.  Grant Morrison once said his most fervent aim was to literally have the DC universe come to life.  I once thought that would be awesome, but I’d be petrified if TODAY’s DCU were to do that.

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Wonder Woman’s costume is kind of more appalling.  I’m perfectly fine with “losing the skin” (though why oh why would they keep the “cheescake” artist on the book, if that’s the direction?), but y’know, I think it would be better to not then give her a GIANT SCARLET “V” on her crotch with WHITE ARROWS POINTING TOWARDS IT.

The claws are pretty awful, and the pauldrons are pretty pointless — the reason one HAS pauldrons is to protect the joints of your plate mail armor — there are no joints involved here.  I also question those stars, because they look like such an after thought rather than a real design choice.

I just wish the entire costume didn’t “read” so dark — and that’s, I think, the impact of replacing the skin with a dark navy blue.  That and, how on earth would would get into boots like that, and/or fight in them?

But, yeah, giant white arrows pointing at the scarlet V of her crotch. Ugh.

 

-B

Arriving 3/11/15

Brian Hibbs

Ales Kot and Langdon Foss’s SURFACE and Becky Cloonan and Andy Belanger’s SOUTHERN CROSS both debut this week, which is enough reason to show up. But if you need more convincing to give the week a shot, also be looking out for SPIDER-GWEN, ASTRO CITY, CASANOVA, EAST OF WEST, THOR and the new HOWARD THE DUCK from Chip Zdarsky and Joe Quinones.

Check the cut for more exciting comics!

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“Welcome To Wednesday” episode 1

Brian Hibbs

New low-tech web series from Comix Experience Outpost — Watch it!  Like it!  Subscribe!

It is the first one, and no one had the slightest idea of what we’re doing, but I think it has a certain rough charm. In the next month or so we’re also planning to add a companion show with the staff from the main store.

Embedded below, too, if I am doing this internet stuff right.

 

Arriving 3/4/15

Brian Hibbs

It is a new month and that brings with it a fresh week of exciting new comics! In addition to the always hotly anticipated SAGA we have the new issue of Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham’s NAMELESS and a pair of launches from Jeff Lemire, DESCENDER at Image and ALL NEW HAWKEYE over with Marvel.

 

Check the rest of the new comic hotness under the cut!

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BookScan 2015 is up!

Brian Hibbs

Comic Book Resources has it up — go read!! http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/bookscan-numbers-show-big-book-market-growth-for-comics-in-2014

Arriving 2/25/15

Brian Hibbs

The last week of February is ready show you what the shortest month of the year is all about. Brubaker and Phillips have a slight return to their seminal creation, CRIMINAL, plus new WICKED + DIVINE and LOW. Squarely in “BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT” territory we have Latour and Rodriguez’s SPIDER-GWEN as the big launch this week.

Plus new collections of SEX CRIMINALS, FADE OUT and ZERO!

Click the cut to see more comic action than you can possibly stomach!

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Arriving 2/18/15

Brian Hibbs

This is a smaller week than the past few, likely the eye of the storm. We have some big contenders though, with BITCH PLANET, BATGIRL, DEADLY CLASS and MULTIVERSITY all landing on the racks.

Check under the cut for the rest of the books this week!

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“…But The Truth Is Probably Just This…” COMICS! Sometimes We Weren’t Worthy!

John Kane

Okay, okay. So I can’t keep that pace up. Back to the old as and when, I’m afraid. Stop cheering, already. Show a little class, huh.

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Sergio Ponchione. Steve Ditko. Jack Kirby. Wallace Wood.

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Arriving 2/11/2015

Brian Hibbs

Less flashy than last week, this one has some of the best and most reliable work being published currently. ASTRO CITY, THOR, SOUTHERN BASTARDS, the launch of the Marvel DARTH VADER book, new Lucy Knisley with DISPLACEMENT and the big one being the latest LOVE AND ROCKETS.

Check under the cut for the rest of the books though!

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“Seems Like Even The GODS Have Their ACCIDENTS!” COMICS! Sometimes The King Is Still Dead!

John Kane

“Tarru!” to you, too!! Just look at the creators on this thing! It’s like the comic book equivalent of one of those Irwin Allen films where Steve McQueen and Paul Newman jockey for top billing, Fred Astaire tumbles burning out of a lift, Michael Caine shouts about bloody, bloody bees and Gene Hackman tells God off with his steam blistered fists raised. It isn’t a movie, but is it a disaster?

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TALES OF THE NEW GODS by John Paul Leon, Kevin McCarthy, John Workman & Tatjana Wood

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Arriving 2/4/15

Brian Hibbs

It is SAGA week, so show up for that and stick around for the penultimate HAWKEYE, the new volume of STRAY BULLETS, SQUIRREL GIRL and EAST OF WEST.

There are so many more comics just under the cut though!

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Things that make me sad: the bookstore division

Brian Hibbs

http://borderlands-books.blogspot.com/2015/02/borderlands-books-to-close-in-march.html

Aw, lame.  Borderlands is a swell store.

What gets me the most is they’re planning to shut down as a result of the new $15 minimum wage law, but they would otherwise be a going concern — I, too, am super concerned about this law, as it radically scales up our cost of doing business is a way that really does little for us. Like Borderlands, we sell products with a SRP printed right on the cover and we can’t “raise prices” in any significant way to cover increased expenses. Going from $10.74/hr in 2013 to $15/hr in 2018 is a massive increase in a very short time!

The thing is, a higher minimum wage is unlikely to sell any more comics (comics are kind of a luxury item, really!), and I’m not even sure that it’s going to help the people it is intended to help anyway — certainly neither of my managers live in the City any longer because they can’t afford rents here, but they’re STILL not going to be able to afford it with the new rates.  They’re competing with Tech Boomers, who all get paid far more, and there aren’t good City policies in place to build more affordable housing stock. And so the price of McDonalds will just go up, which is likely to hurt the person earning minimum wage more anyway.

I’ve used to be proud for years that we paid more than MW (and for my Managers, we still do), but thanks to the voters of San Francisco, that state of affairs is pretty likely to end before 2018, and that sucks.

San Francisco went chain bookstore-free a few years back, so it’s even worse to see surviving indies get pushed out

-B

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