Category Archives: Comic Shops

Free Comic Book Day 2016: A Comic Fan’s Holiday…

I’ll say it again…I LOVE Free Comic Book Day.  It’s my favorite holiday of the year.  Comics are a big part of my life.  I wouldn’t have a collection of over 102,000 unique comics (and I’ve read almost all of … Continue reading

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I Have (Hopefully) Gotten the Variant Monkey Off My Back

I’ve had a love-hate relationship with variant covers for a long time.  I LOVE the cool art showcased on a lot of variant covers, I HATE the fact that I can be so easily manipulated by Publishers into buying the … Continue reading

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Flying Below the Radar: November 2014

This is a Blog I do once a month as I read through the advance solicits for comics shipping in two months.  Every month your local comic shop (LCS) places orders with Diamond Comics for what comics will be on … Continue reading

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Halloween ComicFest 2014: A Great Day to Be A Fan

Another great comics holiday is over, the fall counterpart to Free Comic Book Day, Halloween ComicFest!  This one is still picking up steam, but shops that capitalize on it can make a splash with fans in their community.  I visited … Continue reading

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Free Comic Book Day: My Favorite Holiday

CREDIT: All photos by Bob Bretall.  All characters and comics copyright their respective owners. Free Comic Book Day is really something special to me.  The holiday is the first Saturday in May and has been going on since May 4th, … Continue reading

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Comic Cons are great, but don’t forget about local events

I love comic conventions.  Last year I attended 7 multi-day cons (WonderCon, Long Beach Comics Expo, Phoenix Con, Comic Con International: San Diego, APE, Comikaze, Long Beach Comic & Horror Con).  They’re a great place to meet creators, network with … Continue reading

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Halloween Comic Fest 2013 (Free Comic Book Day part 2?)

Free Comic Book Day (aka FCBD, the 1st Saturday in May) gets a lot of press, but have heard about Halloween Comic Fest?  This one kind of crept up on me this year, but thanks to my favorite local shop … Continue reading

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