Tag Archives: Comic Book

ComicCon@Home: Bob’s Sunday 7/25/2021 Panels reviewed

Jack Kirby at a Toys for Tots event at The Brown Derby in Hollywood (1969) – photo copyright by Mark Evanier This is part 3 of my Blog about ComicCon@Home 2021 video panels, which will cover panels that originally aired … Continue reading

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ComicCon@Home: Bob’s Friday 7/23/2021 Panels reviewed

This is part 1 of my Blog about ComicCon@Home 2021 video panels, which will cover panels that originally aired on Friday, July 23rd, 2021 but that can be streamed at ANY time after their original air-time. As I have mentioned … Continue reading

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ComicCon@Home: Bob’s Thursday 7/23 Panels reviewed

Thursday of ComicCon@Home is complete!  I saw even more panels (11 today!!) than I typically get to see at ComicCon live since I could watch all of the panels I was interested in that were showing at the same time.  … Continue reading

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Do You Like to Read Comics But Not Keep the Paper Around?

There are a lot of people who love reading comics but are challenged by keeping huge piles of the darned things around after the reading is done.  While I am not one of those people (as you might have guessed … Continue reading

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For Fans of Alex Ross Art…

I love Alex Ross art.  Love it.  That said, I know that he is not everyone’s cup of tea.  If you’re not a fan, you can feel free to move on, this post is for fans. The picture up above … Continue reading

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Flying Below the Radar: February 2015

by ComicSpectrum EiC Bob Bretall. 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 … Continue reading

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Flying Below the Radar: December 2014

by ComicSpectrum EiC Bob Bretall. 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 … 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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To Slab or Not to Slab Part 3 – Small Details Can Make Big Difference

In part two of  To Slab or Not to Slab we discussed the consequences of my admitted inability to accurately determine the grade of certain back issues. Since I don’t do this full-time, I try to rely on knowledge gained … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: To Slab or Not to Slab Part 2 – CGC at Cons

When Bob and I discussed the “To Slab or Not To Slab…” article last month, we listed some reasons as to why you would want to get something slabbed. Last month I attended the Wizard World Chicago show and brought … Continue reading

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