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Comics PortalFeaturedOpinionWizard WorldWizard World Philly

Every once in a while, dreams do come true! This past weekend, at the 2016 Wizard World Philadelphia, one of mine finally happened! More about that below! And it wasn’t getting to go to two cons on two weekends in a row, either!

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Comics PortalFeaturedMegaConOpinion

Although the 2015 MegaCon was conducted in mid-April, this year’s event just concluded since it was held at the Orange County Convention Center in the Orlando, Florida, area from Thursday, May 26, through Sunday, May 29. This year was also a four-day con, unlike the three-day one held last year. It was also the first year under new ownership.

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Cromulent WordsDCFeatureFeaturedRebirth

(Warning: Major Spoilers – and an Ookla the Mok reference – ahead) As a young comic book reader, I was constantly asked some iteration of the “Who would win?” question. “Who would win in a fight: Spider-Man or Batman?” “Is Superman stronger than the Hulk?” “Could Logan’s claws pierce Steve Rogers’ shield?” As I got older, those questions were replaced with more meta-narrative questions like “Marvel or DC?” or the perennial, “Alan Moore or Grant Morrison?”

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What Civil War Tie-In Comics Do You NEED to Read?

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Yesterday, Reebok offered up replicas of the Alien Stomper sneakers that Ripley wore in the movie Alien. About ten minutes after the sale started, the Internet erupted in outrage as it discovered only 426 pairs were being offered for the entire world (and were only offered in Men’s sizes). This is exactly what Reebok wants.

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Comics PortalDarkseidDCDeathstrokeDoctor DoomFeaturedGalactusJokerMagnetoMarvelOpinionThanos

It’s long been said that what makes good movies are the bad guys. If that person is not challenging the main character of the film, then it’s dull as dishwater. If he or she is, then we often feel for the “good guy” of the film, want that person to win! I think comics have that same element to them. When the villain rises up and we worry that the hero or heroine will not be victorious, we’re anxious to turn the page and see what happens next. Our perception of villains has changed over the years. We used to

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C2E2comic conventionComics PortalFeaturedOpinion

This was my second journey to C2E2 in Chicago, and both times I was behind a dealers’ table. I did get time out on the floor and elsewhere in the con, so I feel I got a good overview of what it was all about! It ran from Friday, October 18, through Sunday, October 20. Apologies that this column is late, but driving from Chicago back to Florida took longer than expected!

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52Comics PortalDCFeaturedFlash: RebirthGeoff JohnsOpinion

Some weeks, I have no idea what I’ll be chatting about in this column until the last second. Not this week! This time, I’ve been anxious to weigh in on DC’s Rebirth coming this summer! We don’t yet know a lot about this event yet, but I like what I see so far! Let me share my thoughts on it with you.

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comic conventionComics PortalFeaturedNew York Comic ConOpinion

There have been many arguments among convention attendees about which is bigger and better – San Diego Comic Con or New York Comic Con. Me, I prefer NYCC!

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Library Banned Books Week display: Persepolis, Maus, The Great Gatsby, The Graveyard Book

Most people think of their Local Comic Book Store as the place to go when they need a hit of sequential art, but public libraries are collecting a lot of GNs and trades these days. Here’s why you need to keep them in mind.

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This past weekend was a busy one if you attended the Tampa Bay Comic Con! It ran from Friday, July 31st, through Sunday, August 2nd. It was a good event even though it seemed somewhat smaller than last year’s convention. Here’s their website! It was held at the Tampa Convention Center, which was very near parking and hotels, making it one of the easiest to access I’ve ever attended. Once again, I was working both behind and in front of a dealer’s table. It was a great experience whatever way you looked!

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Astro CityBatmanBlack CanaryComics PortalDan DidioDark Circle ComicsDCFeaturedMarvelNew 52OpinionSecret WarsSupermanWonder Woman

A couple of weeks back, I talked about the struggles retailers were having when ordering the books they would be selling. That included DC’s Convergence, two months in which titles would appear that might exist only during that time. Well, as reported right here at, DC announced on Friday how they’re going to proceed after the Convergence event.

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Boom StudiosFeaturedOpinion

Ross Richie, Founder and CEO of BOOM! Studios offers his perspective on what the comic book industry should look like in 10 years.

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I know the title of the upcoming movie is Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but this successful franchise has a history of doing big things for a while, then going into hibernation before coming back again strongly. Well, during the recent Thanksgiving holiday weekend, Star Wars woke up in a big way, and it will affect the comics! If you were online at all since Friday morning, you’ve at least seen the trailer! Here’s the link for us here at!

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