In days gone by, you could find all sorts of ads in the pages of comic books. As I have been going through some back issues, I found this gem. It was in “Nick Fury and his Agents of SHIELD” issue #5, Oct. 1973. Don’t know if you can still send away for your free … Continue reading From The Longbox- Ads From The Past
This is a pretty awesome poster. I think it says it all:
A little over a month ago, DC Comics announced they are relaunching their entire line of monthly comics and resetting them back to #1 starting in September. For those of you not familiar with the monthly numbering system, let me give you an overview: each comic book series numbers each issue, starting at #1. Every … Continue reading DC Comics and the New 52
One of the comic books I collected regularly was Marvel Comics “G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero.” I was a fan of the toys (as was every other boy my age) and the cartoon, so naturally the comic book was right up my ally. I was on board pretty much from the beginning and to … Continue reading G.I. Joe #21 or why I used a dictionary for a comic book with no words
After seeing “Green Lantern” on the big screen, it’s time to sit down and get to know The Corps a little better. Here’s a good place to start. This post may contain movie and comic book spoilers, so be warned! Green Lantern Vol. 4 #29-35 It seem like issue #29 is a strange place to … Continue reading What To Read After: Green Lantern
For me, Action Comics #463 was the first of many comic books. But why did comic books stick with me? Yes, there are the fantastical stories and the amazing art. It went beyond that though, to a problem I did not even know I had. From an early age, I had a difficult time with reading. … Continue reading Why Comic Books?
You saw “X-Men: First Class” and liked it. So, now what? Where do you start? Fear not, I’m here to help. This post may contain movie and comic book spoilers, so be warned! X-Men First Class (Vol. 1 – 8 issues, Vol. 2 – 16 issues, Finals – 4 issues) The name of these limited series … Continue reading What To Read After: X-Men First Class
Every comic book reader remembers their first time. It is the nucleus a long and exciting adventure in the world of comic books. It is your origin story. Every superhero has one and so does every reader. My comic origin began with Action Comics #463: “Die Now, Live Later!” The year was 1976, and … Continue reading My First Comic Book: Action Comics #463