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Halloween Comic Fest 2017
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I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again – Free Comic Book Day is one of the most creative and successful ways to attract new readers/customers into local comics shops ever conceived. Well, following on the heels of that success is Halloween ComicFest, which hasn’t quite caught on with the same vigor. However, I think it’s time to make this event another great one when it comes to spreading the word about our love for comics!

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New York Comic Con Comics Portal
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This year’s New York Comic Con, hands down, was the best one of theirs I’ve been to! And that’s saying something since I’ve attended a goodly number of them! But I saw some unique advertising that surprised me. And it was found in the Men’s Room, of all places!

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MegaCon Tampa Bay
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This past weekend, the latest Megacon Tampa Bay was held, and while fans attending had a good time, I’m sure, dealers likely did not!

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Baltimore Comic Con, Comic Book Convention, Comics Portal, Opinion
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This past weekend, I attended one of my favorite cons, the 2017 edition of the Baltimore Comic-Con! Something happened that distracted from the event… for the second year in a row!

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The Future of Marvel
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I’ve been intrigued by all the recent discussion about Marvel’s position in the marketplace and what’s the cause of the recent decline in sales.

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Two of the things that attracted me to comic books were the names of characters as well as what they looked like.

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Dark Matter
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With the advent of the Internet and the endless news cycle, we also can’t escape the unceasing flow of information, including the news that a favorite Syfy show of mine, Dark Matter, has been cancelled after three seasons. Rats.

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Comics PortalDisneyFeaturedMarvelOpinion

I’ve been reading a lot of speculation recently that Disney is going to stop production of Marvel’s comics for a variety of reasons.

That’s not going to happen. Let me tell you why.

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Skybound
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A lot of people on the Internet are talking about the interesting recent news that Robert Kirkman is taking his intellectual properties under Skybound from cable channel AMC to Amazon Prime.

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Star Trek Discovery
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I remain quite a big fan of Star Trek, so I’m fascinated by the upcoming Star Trek: Discovery because, frankly, we haven’t had weekly Trek on the tube for quite a long time now.

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Comics Portal 1,000,000 BC Avengers
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Sometimes it’s a real disadvantage having read comics for as long as I have. You live to see things come back in one form or another.

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The question I always get asked after attending Comic-Con is, “What was it like?” Well, let me try to sum up this year’s SDCC.

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I’ve shopped at many local comics shops over the years, and I have to pay attention when a store decides that comics “aren’t enough” for whatever reason… I get worried.

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I’ve often noted in the past that I attended San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) five or so years back, but that I haven’t been there since. That’s going to change this year!

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