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The Illusion of Control

It’s not exactly controversial – and is a complete understatement – to say that things in general aren’t really going so great right now. This is as true in my own life as it is for the world at large, and at both levels there is very little over which I have any significant amount […]

That New Comics Smell

IT’S NEW COMIC BOOK DAY! I can’t lie – venturing that far out into the world for the first time in a very long time caused a fair amount of anxiety, but…new comics, baby! If you have a local comic shop you can support – and can do so safely – please take advantage of […]

It’s A Miracle

Image of a Samsung Smart Watch showing the date May 18, with the text Miracle Monday All Day

On Miracle Monday the spirit of humanity soared free. A good Miracle Monday to you all! I hope you’re celebrating safely and – Wait, you didn’t know that it’s Miracle Monday? You don’t even know what Miracle Monday is? Well, let’s remedy that! To answer the question, we have to travel back in time – […]

Even More Good News (You Can Use)

We’re one week away from the return of New Comic Book Day! “We are thrilled to tell you today that May 20 is no longer a target but is now the OFFICIAL first on-sale date for our resumed distribution of comics. Game product will also begin to ship that week. We are very excited to […]

Which Way To Free?

It’s the first Saturday in May, and if it were any ordinary first Saturday in May it would also be Free Comic Book Day. But, of course, it is not an ordinary first Saturday in May, and so that joyous occasion has been postponed until an as-yet-to-be-determined date. Still, as I pointed out in the […]

More Good News (You Can Use)

#Creators4Comics raised more than $430,000 to help comic shops. Diamond has set May 20th as the “target date” to resume shipping comics to comic shops. Diamond Comic Distributors has provided retailers a tentative list of titles planned to ship for a Wednesday, May 20 on-sale – their “target” date to resume its distribution services following […]

Reading List

As we enter Day Whatever-Number-It-Is of isolation and continue to press forward in what has become our new normal, I thought I’d share a few comics-related items that might help pass the time. For example, this free online Batman comic, produced by a group of comic professionals. What this fabulous fivesome have brought you is […]

Spotlight Sunday 4.26.20

The receipt of a free “gift” means that there are spoilers ahead for… “We need to have enough energy for tomorrow!” Lately, against my better financial judgment, largely, I think, because of losing my regular Wednesday ritual, I’ve been buying some old comics online. Mostly issues of Superman’s Girlfriend Lois Lane, as I’ve often wished […]

Good News You Can Use

I know that in this timeless limbo in which we find ourselves people sometimes need a reminder of what day it is, so I’ll take this opportunity to point out that it’s Saturday. On this Saturday, I thought I would also provide something else that people need: good news! First up: Yesterday, multiple outlets reported […]

#Creators4Comics

#Creators4Comics

As part of the ongoing effort to help keep comic shops going through this period of upheaval, comics creators are raising funds by auctioning original work via the #Creators4Comics hashtag on Twitter. In addition to original art, creators are auctioning off signed comics, and others are auctioning off…experiences. DC Comics had already made a donation […]