Attitudes sure have changed since 1979. I found this ad in Doctor Strange #35, June 1979.
In continuing with Doctor Strange month I picked up some reading material. Let’s start with Doctor Strange issue 35. On of the things I have always enjoyed about comic books is getting to know a new title. Chances are, if it is something that is years old or ongoing for sometime you are not going … Continue reading Strange Days, Part 2: Doctor Strange #35
I know a lot about comic books, but acknowledge that I don’t know everything. So, I have decided to spend some time filling in the gaps. I am planning on spending time with characters or titles that I am not too familiar with. July is dedicated to Doctor Strange. Here is what I know about the good … Continue reading Strange Days
On of the things I love about comic books is that every once in a while the do stand alone issues. That is, an issue that does not have to do with an ongoing story or really mess with any type of continuity. That was really the basis for a series called Marvel Team-Up. Volume 1 … Continue reading From The Longbox – Marvel Team-Up #74
I am scared. And excited. Scared and excited. It sounds a little confusing, but so is my life right now. I am working on opening my own comic book store. Many small businesses have come before, as will many come after, so I am no different than millions of others. But this is a … Continue reading The Ability to Overcome Great Fear
Hey everyone! Brian’s Comics campaign t-shirts are here! We will be out today at Comics FTW in Santa Rosa selling them. And they will be available for purchase online soon, so check back! Here’s a preview:
For those not in the know, Marvel Comics just released their newest comic book crossover event: Avengers vs. X-Men. In this limited series, Earths Mightest Heroes will do battle against the Children of the Atom. Tonight I attended an Avengers vs. X-Men launch party at Comics FTW in Santa Rosa. It was a great gathering … Continue reading What in the heck is the “AR” in Avengers vs. X-Men?
…is The Defenders! I gotta say, I love the art by Terry Dodson and, of course, the writing of Matt Fraction. It involves a team of second string Marvel characters that come together to fight a common enemy. The team is: Dr. Strange, Silver Surfer, She-Hulk, Iron Fist and Namor. Kinda random, but I think … Continue reading My Current Favorite Comic Book…
Yesterday, DC Entertainment unveiled its new brand identity and logo. The new logo will be seen on comic books and graphic novels as well as other DC related websites and merchandise. This is all part of DC’s radical revamping of the company. If you remember, back in September, they relaunched their entire lineup of … Continue reading DC Comics New Identity
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