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Comics Portal Brian Michael Bendis at DC Comics
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It almost seems like all this came to light eons ago, but I thought I should weigh in on the recent news that Brian Michael Bendis has signed an exclusive contract with DC, leaving Marvel behind for now. I’ve been watching the reaction from fans and fellow creators alike, and it’s been really intriguing! Let me share my thoughts on all this before we leave this topic behind!

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Comics for Only A Dollar
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If you go to many local comics shops, you’ll often find what many of us refer to as “the quarter box,” meaning the books therein often sell only for 25 cents.

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It’s only a few days until Halloween … tomorrow night, in fact! I just returned from a horror-themed convention named Spooky Empire, held in the Orlando area. All this made me think about the role of horror in the comics industry. I have to say … it’s a pretty big one!

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Comics Portal Comics Collector Comics Fan
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When it comes to comics, most of the time it seems that you’re either a “comic reader” or a “comic collector.” There don’t seem to be too many among us who do both.

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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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