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The Pull List: Wayward Crams Together Japan, Cats, and Kappas

Aug
27

Welcome to The Pull List, a weekly column where I check out the first issue of a new comic and tell you whether or not you should start following that comic based only on that. Tonight I've decided to pick up Wayward, mostly because it was the only first issue of a comic they still had a copy of by the time I got to the comic shop tonight. Nevertheless, I was pleasantly surprised.

T-Shirt Tuesday: The Strange Case of Dr. Banner and Mr. Hulk

Aug
26

Brilliant scientist turned uncontrollable killer. Where have I heard that story before? Get a shirt featuring "The Strange Case of Dr. Banner and Mr. Hulk" for just $10 today only.

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Why I Enjoyed Guardians of the Galaxy Even More the Second Time

Aug
24

I'm not going to lie, I loved The Guardians of the Galaxy, but of course, I figured I would. Of the last five movies to come out of Marvel Studios, I've thoroughly enjoyed all of them. Still, Guardians was easily my favorite film of the summer, if not of the year (so far). I recently got a chance to go see it again, though, and I have to say that I think it may have been even better the second time.

Star Wars Is Looking to Redefine Interconnected Storytelling

Aug
22

Episode VII is full of exciting possibilities for Star Wars fans, but the decisions that Lucasfilm has made leading up to it have left some worried. In order to give the story a "fresh start" so to speak, Lucasfilm will be dropping all of the Expanded Universe material (everything outside of the movies and the Clone Wars TV series).

Daily Deals: Amazing Spider-Man, Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Dark Souls II

Aug
21

Today's big deals include The Amazing Spider-Man and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire at their lowest prices yet.

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The Pull List: Grant Morrison's The Multiversity Brings the Insanity

Aug
20

Welcome to The Pull List, a weekly column where I check out the first issue of a new comic and tell you whether or not you should start following that comic based only on that. I'm not going to lie, I'm a pretty big fan of Grant Morrison and his particular brand of insanity, so I was pretty excited to hear that he would be helming a new event series from DC Comics called The Multiversity. Needless to say, issue one is pretty mind-boggling.

Auction for the Most Valuable Comic in the World Nears $2 Million

Aug
18

An almost pristine copy of the "Holy Grail of comics" is on sale now on eBay. Action Comics #1 was published in June 1938, and features the first ever appearance of Superman. It's about as rare a comic as you can find, and this one just happens to be certified as the most well-preserved copy in the world. It's no surprise than that with a little over five days left in the auction, bidding is already nearing $2 million.

The Pull List: Godzilla: Cataclysm Brings the Action

Aug
14

Welcome to The Pull List, a weekly column where I check out the first issue of a new comic and tell you whether or not you should start following that comic based only on that. This week we'll be taking a look at the first issue of Godzilla: Cataclysm, a big, action-filled, new series from IDW.

Rocket Raccoon Leads the Comic Book Industry to Its Most Successful Month... Ever

Aug
14

Well here's just one more reason to love Rocket Raccoon. The furry murder-enthusiast has just led the comic book industry to its most successful month in recorded history.

Morning 'Toons: NEW PBF COMIC! Presenting "Harmony"!

Aug
12

Perry Bible Fellowship is the stuff of webcomic legend, and is the reason why to this day I shut my eyes tight in the shower for fear of Bubble Gnomes. If you don't know what I'm talking about, just hear this: GIVE THEM THE SUGAR. GIVE THEM ANYTHING THEY WANT. PBF comics ended its most recent hiatus as of yesterday with "Harmony," which continues Nicolas Gurewitch's obsession with drawing human bodies with inanimate object-heads but having them do human things.

New Cover for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is More Than a Little Creepy

Aug
08

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Roald Dahl's iconic novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Penguin has debuted a fantastic new cover for the book. Did I say fantastic? I meant creepy, and possibly demonic.

Who Is Star-Lord's Dad? Here Are 7 Possibilities

Aug
07

Guardians of the Galaxy managed to wrap up its story pretty neatly, but there was certainly material left over to explore in an eventual sequel. By far the biggest question left open though is, who exactly is Star-Lord's dad? Let's speculate!

The Pull List: Imperial #1 Doesn't Do Anything New, but it Does it Well

Aug
06

Welcome to The Pull List, a weekly column where I check out the first issue of a new comic and tell you whether or not you should start following that comic based only on that. Superman has been a cultural icon for nearly 80 years now, and we've seen his character, or some iteration of it, in just about every story imaginable at this point. But Imperial proves that we can still have fun with this kind of hero.

7 Things I Want to See in a Guardians of the Galaxy Sequel

Aug
05

I've seen Guardians of the Galaxy twice now, and that second viewing really cemented it as my new favorite Marvel movie. As a fan of the comics though, there were so many things I wish they had time to pack into that movie. I understand why they didn't make the cut, but that's why I'm glad Guardians made a crap-ton of money this past weekend, more or less guaranteeing it a sequel down the line.

Morning 'Toons: Life Is Lugging Around a Backpack Full of Yourself

Jul
31

And if everything you've carried in your head for a dozen or dozens of years was piggybacking on you like a gaudy, Wonka-esque device?

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