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Comics | Spidey’s Web: As comics head online, retailers face an uncertain future

By Trevor Hale
POSTED // Dec 5,2007 - Minutes after opening the door, Black Cat Comics is already full of customers eager for their weekly fix of comics. It takes three employees to keep things running smoothly, but owner Greg Gage handles it like a seasoned veteran and is sure to greet everyone...

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Comics | Pros and Cons: Salt Lake City launches its own hype-free comic-book convention.

By Trevor Hale
POSTED // Nov 7,2007 - The phrase “comic-book convention” generally inspires negative images similar to the sentiment once expressed by Henry Rollins: “a bunch of dudes that never got laid in high school.” Any time an entertainment news show, or the...

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Fan Diego

Comics: Braving the Comic-Con crowds to learn what’s coming in 2008.

By Trevor Hale
POSTED // Aug 8,2007 - On the last weekend in July this year, 100,000 fanboys (and a surprising number of fangirls) descended in swarms upon the San Diego Convention Center to take part in one of the industry’s biggest events: Comic-Con. Three of the four days were sold...

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Warren Piece

The talented'and prolific'Warren Ellis keeps re-inventing the comic-book medium.

By Trevor Hale
POSTED // Jul 11,2007 - Writing is a fun way to make a buck but, in order to make a living at it, it’s usually necessary to think outside the box. Something is needed to hook the reader'a new spin on old clichés like “thinking outside the box.” Warren Ellis has...

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If You Could Read My Mind

The psychic world of Small Gods isn’t just a Minority Repeat.

By Trevor Hale
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - In a world where roughly 63 million people have psychic abilities, the government has regulated telepathy, requiring telepaths to register or face hard prison time. That doesn’t stop everyone, however, which makes life for the characters in Jason...

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Scriptures Illustrated

Mike Allred’s The Golden Plates is as sluggish as it is sacred.

By Trevor Hale
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Mike Allred has been a staple of the comics industry for more than 10 years. He’s contributed to heavy hitters like Batman, Spider-Man and Fantastic Four, as well as creating his own books, such as Madman. He was recently the artist on X-Statix,...

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New York Storybook

Fairy tales come to life in modern-day Manhattan in Bill Willingham’s compelling Fables.

By Trevor Hale
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Imagine all the fairy tale characters you’ve ever read about and loved have been forced violently out of their homeland by a great war, that an evil force known only as the Adversary has waged battle on “a thousand separate kingdoms spread...

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Animal Magnetism

It’s hard to resist the creative pull of We3.

By Trevor Hale
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Once in a while, in any form of entertainment, there comes a truly unforgettable moment that has a lasting impact on the medium—something that lets the audience know that they’re in for something brand new, and they better hold on to their...

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Miller Time

A look at the career of Sin City’s groundbreaking creator.

By Trevor Hale
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - The term “heavyweight” gets thrown around a lot, and only once in a while does someone live up to the title, making such an impact that everyone else in his field takes notice. In the case of comics, one of the few heavyweights is Frank Miller....

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DC United

Something big is brewing in the entire DC Universe in Countdown to Infinite Crisis.

By Trevor Hale
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - In 1985, DC Comics unleashed an event that would forever change its Universe. DC’s continuity had become so cluttered over the years that they needed something to make everything coherent and accessible for new readers, and to get rid of all the...
 
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