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COMICS PORTAL: Comics Companies Crave Capital!

I was intrigued recently when I read a news release posted here at MajorSpoilers about Dark Horse partnering with Vanguard Visionary Associates. Now, it’s not unusual for American companies to accept funding from overseas companies—Valiant Entertainment has done that, for example.

It does show that the industry is always looking for more money so they can offset those not-so-great comics while they work on selling more successful ones!

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COMICS PORTAL: Ahoy, Comic Fans!

Every once in a while I encounter a comics company I’ve never heaters of, and that makes me curious about them and their books.

Well, at the recent Baltimore Comic-Con I came across the latest of these groups, and that was AHOY Comics.

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COMICS PORTAL: A Comic for Sale in a Movie Lobby!

For a long time, I’ve been saying that a theater showing a comics-related movie ought to at least have a local comics shop selling titles with that character or those characters in it! After all, people who came to see a film with that person or persons is, at the very least, somewhat interested in them! Why not try to get them more about that comics-related person or team? Some shops did that for a while, but that practice faded away some years ago. Well, it’s coming back in a slightly different mode, at least for one movie!

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COMICS PORTAL: More Historical Comics, Please!

I was going through some news releases, looking for a topic to write this column about, when I discovered a graphic novel that made me wish more of this kind of comic were being made today!

It’s called The Life of Frederick Douglass: A Graphic Narrative of a Slave’s Journey from Bondage to Freedom, and it will be released in January from Ten Speed Press.

It got me to thinking, More historical comics should be made today!

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COMICS PORTAL: Visit Local Stores!

Since I actually had a little extra time this Labor Day holiday weekend, I was looking through some news releases when I came across one that caught my attention. It has to do with Valiant visiting retailers (what we call local comics shops), and they include con appearances. I really think this is something more companies should do more often. Let me explain why.

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COMICS PORTAL: Batman Turns 80 Next Year

Following on the heels of the very successful celebration of Action Comics #1000, DC is planning to celebrate the Dark Knight’s 80th year with a year-long event including the release of Detective Comics #1000!

As a fan of Batman, I have to say that I’m really looking forward to it!

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