Thee Comic Column #44 – 1988: The Year Marvel Destroyed Pittsburgh

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Wow. Recently my local comic shop The Comic Bug acquired a MASSIVE 1980’s-centric collection of comics and put a lot of the stuff out for $1 an issue. I went in the other day to pick up my week’s worth of new stuff and came out with so much more.

Thee Comic Column #16: The Xmas Buying Guide

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In honor of the consumer frenzy and gift-buying insanity of the season, I thought I’d throw up a little guide to some of the collections and graphic novels that I feel would make great gifts for any discerning fan of graphic fiction. I figured to help you match like-minded material with potentially varied interests of those on your lists I’d break them up into three categories.

 

 

The Super Hero/action fan – defined as those who may or may not be familiar with comics but are fans of big budget movies based on them, ie – Joss Whedon’s The Avengers, Christoper Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy or flix like Kick Ass, Super or the brilliant Chronicle.

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