03rd Oct2019

Great Introductory Comics & Graphic Novels for New Readers

by Chris Cummings

So, you might think comic books and graphic novels are all about superheroes and have such a vast background and back-catalogue that it’s almost impossible to jump in and read them. I thought this at one point, many moons ago, unsure of how I’d be able to delve into the world of comics without being […]

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27th Sep2019

eBuying Comics: Week 27

by Ian Wells

When I first got into comics I would only really see Green Arrow in DC group shots in adverts and stuff. My train of thought at the time was ‘Oh The Avengers have an archer so naturally so do the JLA.’ I  really got into the character a few years later when I picked up […]

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11th Sep2019

Wolverine Wednesday #28

by Ian Wells

Dead Man Logan #10 Writer: Ed Brisson | Artist: Mike Henderson |  Colourist: Nolan Woodard | Letters: Cory Petit After a couple of issues of scene setting for Logan’s return to The Wastelands we get an action heavy issue. This is a smart move by Brisson as it gets the metaphorical adrenaline pumping in reading […]

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06th Sep2019

eBuying Comics: Week 26

by Ian Wells

Nothing hits the nostalgia sweet spot better than a good old issue of Marvels ‘What If?’ line. These stand alone alternate takes on Marvel comics continuity are fondly remembered by readers who were around at their start. We are currently in the age of fan service where yesterdays readers are todays writers who are ultimately […]

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30th Aug2019

eBuying Comics: Week 25

by Ian Wells

We all know the classics. Frank Miller’s Daredevil run, Chris Claremont’s epic run on Uncanny X-Men with John Byrne and Dave Cockrum among others. Bill Sienkiewicz taking over New Mutants and making the comics world sit up. What I am going to do this week is look at some legendary creators and their first Marvel […]

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05th Jul2019

eBuying Comics: Week 22

by Ian Wells

This week I want to talk buying comic supplies and storage online… Do you know your Mylar bags from your top loaders? Are you using the right backing boards? Do you know the difference between a long box and a short box? Actually that last one is rather easy. There are as any different brands […]

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27th Jun2019

‘Psi-Lords #1′ Review (Valiant)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Fred Van Lente | Art by Renato Guedes | Published by Valiant Entertainment Easy to forget now, but back when Valiant Comics originally launched its first book in 1991, it was something of a game changer. Everyone now always remembers Image, with its high profile creators, but that came a year later. Valiant, […]

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14th Jun2019

Panel Discussion #55: Top Covers for the week of 6/12/2019

by Dan Clark

What makes a great comic cover? For me, a comic cover is part of the storytelling process. It can set expectations, provide foreshadowing to what is to come, and possibly even set wrong expectations for the purpose of subverting them. Thinking back to my youth when you would have those covers with, “Only one will […]

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07th Jun2019

eBuying Comics: Week 20

by Ian Wells

So a few weeks back I put out a call asking for readers tips for buying and seeling comics on eBay. I recevied a resounding no replies, so I have sought advice from everybodies favourite technical friend Google instead. This is going to be dissected the results I found from typing ‘Top 10 tips for […]

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05th Apr2019

eBuying Comics: Week 16

by Ian Wells

It would seem there is only one place to start this week. Last week Detective Comics reached issue 1000! It is the second DC title to reach the significant landmark after Action Comics in 2017. We could argue all day about which character is more important/more popular but really we should be celebrating two icons […]

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30th Jan2019

eBuying Comics: Week 12

by Ian Wells

Lights! Camera! Action! This week I am talking movie tie ins and movie adaptation comics. In the old days the show was firmly on the other foot when it came to comics and movies. A big summer blockbuster would be released and behind the scenes the comics publishers would be battling it out to land […]

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27th Dec2018

Dan’s Ten Best: Comics of 2018

by Dan Clark

Let’s get this out of the way right now. This list is wrong. Although I try to be as objective as possible when putting it together there is no way to make it completely void of my subjective opinion. So why do this? For one I enjoy doing it as it pushes me to read […]

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21st Nov2018

Panel Discussion #53 – La Muerta goes West Coast Punisher!

by Phil Wheat

Welcome back to another installment of Panel Discussion – this time featuring reviews of a handful of books that I’ve recently added to my pull list, including The Punisher, West Coast Avengers and La Muerta. The Punisher #3 Matt Rosenberg’s fantastic run on Punisher continues with issue three, which picks up from the cliffhanger ending […]

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01st Nov2018

eBuying Comics: Week 6

by Ian Wells

Season 3 of Daredevil is earning rave reviews on Netflix from fans and critics alike at the moment and rightfully so. I most confess at this time and I wear it with a badge of honour but I first became interested in Daredevil after watching and enjoying the 2003 movie with Ben Affleck as the […]

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25th Oct2018

eBuying Comics: Week 5

by Ian Wells

As this is my fifth post milestone I thought it would be a good time to do a glossary of words and phrases that I have already used and will be using more going forward when talking about buying and selling comics. The list of words and phrases will cover a variety of topics ranging […]

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18th Oct2018

Full details on HMV’s new ‘hmv presents Comic Week’ unveiled

by Kat Wheat

hmv announced that from 19th – 25th October, the UK’s leading specialist entertainment retailer will be celebrating characters from the comic book world with the first annual hmv presents Comic Week. Taking place just before London’s MCM Comic Con, hmv presents Comic Week will launch fan’s into the DC and Marvel universes and beyond with […]

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15th Oct2018

‘Shatterstar #1′ Review (Marvel Comics)

by Phil Wheat

Written by Tim Seeley | Art by Gerardo Sandoval, Carlos Villa | Cover by Yasmine Putri | Published by Marvel Comics A gladiator, a warrior, a hero…the man called Shatterstar has been many things, but one thing he’s always been is deadly. He’s not a man you want to cross or you’ll learn that fact […]

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05th Oct2018

eBuying Comics: Week 4

by Ian Wells

I have been collecting comics for nearly twenty years now and I still can’t decide where I stand on ‘slab’ comics. A ‘slab’ comic is a comic that has been encased in thick plastic and given a numeric grade. The leading company in this field is Comics Guaranty (CGC). The numeric grading system introduced by […]

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27th Sep2018

eBuying Comics: Week 3

by Ian Wells

With Avengers: Infinity War now available on home entertainment world wide and its box office rampage finally coming to a halt I want to take a look at the variations in price for first appearance comics for some of the characters involved in the movie pre MCU and now. It goes without saying you superstar […]

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07th Sep2018

eBuying Comics: Week 2

by Ian Wells

After my success at selling New Mutants #98 my Dad happened to mention  it to some people at work. However he forgot the finer details of how New Mutants #98 is highly sought after, how popular Deadpool is and how £107 is a relative bargain when you consider condition for such an in demand comic. […]

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10th Aug2018

eBuying Comics: Week 1

by Ian Wells

Welcome to a new weekly column where I will chronicle the ups and downs of being a comic collector using eBay to buy and sell. Things didn’t get off the greatest of starts. When I went to list my first item for sale I got an ‘Access Denied’ message! I want to start by talking […]

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13th Jul2018

Comic Concierge – Episode 34: Weekly Recommendations

by Dan Clark

A lot to talk about in the world of comics this week. We of course have the wedding of the Bat and the Cat along with a handful of new titles from Marvel and Dark Horse. Before that though Dan dives into the recommendation of the week: Immortal Hulk #2 by Al Ewing and Joe […]

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