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Comic Book Fix: Wondercon News and New Reviews
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 March 2012 01:34 Written by david golbitz Wednesday, 21 March 2012 11:00
For the first time since it began Wondercon was held last weekend somewhere other than the Bay Area. Originally held in Oakland, Wondercon moved to San Francisco in 2003, but due to ongoing renovations at the Moscone Center, CCI, the convention’s organizers, moved Wondercon south to the supposedly warmer climate of sunny Anaheim. Convention guests and attendees braved the elements during an unseasonably fierce downpour on St. Patrick’s Day to fill the Anaheim Convention Center for what many consider to be one of the better convention experiences in recent memory, leading some to wonder whether the Bay Area has lost its signature convention for good.
But amidst the poor weather and devoted cosplayers, some interesting news was announced over the weekend. The return of a fan-favorite Marvel captain, though perhaps not the one you’re thinking of. And a longtime Vertigo writer is plunging into the deep end of Marvel’s mutant waters writing not one but two ongoing series. And a prominent voice and longtime advocate for creators to embrace digital comics is finally putting his money where his mouth is, selling his vast collection of comic books to help fund his new series of digital comics.
Read on for details on these stories and more, including my reviews of some of last week’s biggest releases, like Brian K. Vaughan’s latest creator-owned series, the spacefaring sci-fi epic, Saga.
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Comic Book Fix Wed: Best Comics of 2011
Last Updated on Thursday, 22 December 2011 10:33 Written by david golbitz Wednesday, 21 December 2011 11:00
Nothing was more impactful on the comic book industry in 2011, or received greater media attention, than DC Comics’ summer announcement that the 70-year-old company was rebooting its entire line of superhero comics in September. Spinning out of the much-hyped Flashpoint miniseries, DC unleashed “The New 52″ upon the world and suddenly the world was paying attention to comics again. Sales of the top tier “New 52″ books, like Justice League and Action Comics, reached levels not seen since the industry’s heyday back in the mid-’90s.
But lost amidst all the hoopla over Superman’s new costume was a lot of great comics not starring men and women wearing tights and capes. Which is not to say there weren’t amazing, wonderful superhero books released in 2011. There were. I even have a couple on my year-end list. But there’s a much bigger world of comics out there, everything from crime to horror to humor, and I thought I’d take this opportunity to share with you not only some of the best comics of 2011 but some of my favorite comics ever.
Check out my list after the jump, and be sure to come back next week for the titles I’m most looking forward to in 2012.
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Comic Book Fix Wed: Comic Book Black Friday Sales
Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 November 2011 12:08 Written by david golbitz Wednesday, 23 November 2011 11:00
Ah, Thanksgiving. When families gather together around a large stuffed bird and offer thanks for the four-day weekend of football games and shopping. What better way to celebrate our gluttony than by stuffing our faces and getting amazing deals on Blu-ray players and 3D HD televisions? But, lest the comic book fan feel left out, there are oodles of super sales for him or her, too.
Feast your eyes on some great Black Friday comic book sales and check out my gift ideas for the comic book geek in your life. Read more: Comic Book Fix Wed: Comic Book Black Friday Sales