As I’m writing this, I’ve just returned from another great Tampa Bay Comic Con! Lots of great guests, plenty of wonderful fans, terrific people selling genre-related products, and a pretty well- run con! I noticed plenty of long lines for artists, and it turned my thoughts to a certain hobby horse of mine – that writers should get more attention than they do!
Collecting comics went to an all-new level when it became possible to “slab” a comic, especially after it’s been autographed! (I use the term “slab” so I don’t focus on either of the big companies, CGC or CBCS.)
There are good and bad elements to getting a comic slabbed. Let me elaborate!
On Monday, July 23rd, 2018, Wizards of the Coast announced two campaign settings to be released for Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition. Fans cheered, fans cried, fans let their opinions be known. Let’s see if we can figure out what all the fuss is about.
It’s hard to believe, but this year’s San Diego Comic Con has already concluded! It was a fun one, with lots and lots of news in the industry as well as related TV shows and movies. MajorSpoilers again led the pack with SDCC news and coverage!
Like last year, I’ll be attending the San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) with Stabbity Bunny and friends, and things will once again be somewhat different in 2018! It starts this Wednesday at 6 p.m. PT and goes until Sunday afternoon/evening.
As previously reported at MajorSpoilers.com, BOOM! Studios is beginning a Legacy Edition series, mostly featuring comics created by them that are based on TV series’. Can other Legacy Editions be far behind? Let me weigh in on this subject!
Something that’s been happening more and more in the comics industry is the effort to place comics in locations other than local comics shops. Recently, Toys R Us and GameStop have been working at it, but now there’s a new entry in this attempt. As reported here at MajorSpoilers.com, DC Comics will start selling $4.99 monthly 100-page monthly anthologies with one new tale and several reprints in an attempt to attract new customers! This will happen in 3,000 participating Walmarts. At the risk of repeating myself, all I can say is, go, Walmart, go!
This past weekend, I attended Heroescon in Charlotte, North Carolina, once again. This year my friend Richard Rivera of Stabbity Bunny fame and I shared a booth with Frankie’s Comics, a different kind of comics shop.
These days, a lot of folks are turning to trade paperbacks instead of what some now call “floppies” or individual issues. (I guess they use that term since computer discs have largely fallen out of favor.)
There are good and bad aspects to this, so I thought I’d elaborate a little on them.
Now, as announced here on MajorSpoilers.com, The Walking Dead is celebrating 15 years of bites, betrayals, and beheadings this October!
So I thought I’d look over my experience with the book that redefined the undead as we get ready for the celebration.