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A guide to NE Kansas comic shops –by Stephen Schleicher I spent the weekend going to several comic book shops in the Kansas City, Lawrence, and Topeka areas. I scored quite a load of comics, filled many holes in my ever growing collection, and picked up a few extras along the way. There are some good shops, some bad shops, and a few really great shops for you to snag your favorite current and back issues.
–by Stephen Schleicher Love it or hate it, the Clone Saga has made its way to the Ultimate universe. The controversial series from the mid 90s (or 70s depending on which one you think of first), turned the industry upside down and had many fans decrying and cheering at the same time. Well true believers, it looks like it is back in Ultimate Spider-Man #97.
–by Stephen Schleicher Cinderella has been up to all sorts of black op business since Fabletown decided to take the offensive against the Adversary. But undercover work isn’t all dark alley business, sometimes you have to step into the light and deal with bigger problems.
— By Stephen Schleicher Paul Dini joins the Detective Comics roster of writers with his debut in The Beautiful People. Reading this tale of The Dark Knight, you immediately understand that Dini knows this character both in costume and out. Almost like he’s written Batman before. Spoilers ahead…
The United States Postal Service unveiled the commemorative DC superhero stamp collection last week at the San Diego Comic Con. The 1st day of issue stamps were available at the convention, but Friday morning post offices around the country began selling the 20 stamp collection.
Damn! Before last year, storing my immense collection of comics each month meant digging 30 boxes out of the closet, arranging them in an organized manner, adding new issues to their appropriate bin, then restacking all of the boxes back up again. This was a back breaking endeavor that I dreaded each and every month. But then I discovered a small booth at San Diego Comic Con 2005 that changed how my comics are organized.
“Head” on over to the SciFi Channel website and watch the commercial free unedited version of Mike Mignola’s The Amazing Screw-on Head. This 22 minute animation is a great combination of horror and comedy done in the incredible style Mignola made famous with his Hellboy series. If you like this kind of stuff and want to see more, make sure you fill out the online survey so SciFi will produce more of this stuff. Here’s your spoilerific look at the pilot.
It’s one year later and Robin has returned to Gotham. No sooner does the issue kick off than Robin is framed for the murder of Batgirl. But not all is as seems. You better believe there are major spoilers ahead.
The Batman Animated Series ran for six years (1992 – 1998), and in that time became the definitive Batman television show of all time. When the show made the move to the Fox Kids Network (previously on WB) changes were made – some for the good, some for the bad. The final 24 episodes have been collected in the recently released Batman: The Animated Season Volume 4, making for a great DVD collection. via Consumer Electronics Net (link)
When we last left our hero hanging out on the pages of www.homestarrunner.com, Strong Bad had just finished reading and responding to the first 100 emails he ever received comprising the hilarious Strongbad_email.exe: The First 100 Emails DVD. Disc Four picks right up where the action left off. via Consumer Electronics Net (link)
Last week at the International San Diego Comic-Con Human Computing unveiled the latest update to their popular comic book catalogue software. Is the new version worth the price? Consumer Electronics Net, Stephen Schleicher thinks it is. via Consumer Electronics Net (link)
Batman Begins opens in theatres this week. What does Consumer Electronics Net’s Stephen Schleicher think of it all? Read his Thank You letter to find out. via Consumer Electronics Net (link)