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The goal of ComicSpectrum is to provide a one-stop reference for everything about & related to comics and comics culture.

Holy Cow! Jim Steranko’s 1981 Adaption of the Movie ‘Outland’!

I was at my Local Comic Shop this past weekend for ‘Batman Day’ and they were having a 50-cent comics sale.  One of the things that caught my eye was a box full of Heavy Metal magazine from the 1980s … Continue reading

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A Friend Gave Me a Stack of Indie Comics

A lot of people don’t like having tons of comics around and often downsize their collections.  I’m not one of those people (I still have pretty much every comic I’ve ever bought) but I know people who regularly downsize their … Continue reading

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Long Beach Comic Con 2017 – Sept 2-3, 2017

As a heads up to everyone in SoCal, the Long Beach Comic Con is this weekend, September 2 & 3 at the Long Beach Convention Center. I’ll be there Saturday, if you’re attending drop me a note so we can … Continue reading

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The Truth Behind the Complaint “San Diego Comic-Con Is Not About Comics Any More”

The largest and longest running comic convention – Comic Con International: San Diego (still affectionately known as San Diego Comic Con or simply SDCC by fans) is in a few weeks.  That means that it’s time for people to start … Continue reading

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2016 Favorites of the Year: Bob Bretall

It’s time for the last installment where the four regular ComicSpectrum contributors for 2016 have each shared their “Top 10” list for 2016. We are not declaring our favorites to be magically the “best” things produced, but rather just  what … Continue reading

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2016 Favorites of the Year: Shawn Hoklas

It’s time for Shawn Hoklas’ list of favorites as the regular contributors to the ComicSpectrum site each share their “Top 10” list for 2016. We are not declaring our favorites to be magically the “best” things produced, but rather just  … Continue reading

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2016 Favorites of the Year: Al Sparrow

Al Sparrow now adds his list of favorites as the regular contributors to the ComicSpectrum site each share a “Top 10” list for 2016. We are not declaring our favorites to be magically the “best” things produced, but rather just  … Continue reading

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