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Marvel Firsts: The Amazing Spider-Man #300

Today, my journey through Marvel’s most iconic first issues and first appearances takes me to 1988, which saw the debut of Spider-Man’s most iconic foe, the monstrous Venom, in The Amazing Spider-Man #300. Written by David Michelinie, drawn by Todd McFarlane, colored by Bob Sharen, and lettered by Rick Parker, this is a landmark issue […]

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Binge-Reading… Rocket Raccoon & Groot

Recently, I’ve had a bad habit of buying #1s of all of the series I’m interested in, and then either letting the single issues stack up or buying the trade when that drops. In my Binge-Reading column, I catch up on everything I’ve been missing since falling off the monthly train in a blaze of […]

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Star-Lord Goes Solo

Before the Guardians of the Galaxy movie was released to universal (AND GALACTIC, AMIRITE?) acclaim, Brian Michael Bendis relaunched the title through Marvel as an epic comic-book space opera. High stakes, royal politics, crossovers with other superhero titles – basically, doing following through on his concept and early subtitle of Cosmic Avengers. I really like […]

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First Read: Gamora #1

James Gunn often gets praised as a visionary director and writer for what he did on Guardians of the Galaxy. He deserves every bit of that praise and more. Someone who does not get their due credit, from what I’ve seen, is Nicole Perlman, who co-wrote the screenplay. Now, I know that often directors and […]

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“COMICS CAN BE ANYTHING”: The Significance of Jeff Smith’s Bone for the Non-Comics Reader

All this month, we’ll be helping Children’s Hospital Los Angeles‘ Make March Matter campaign, which aims to raise over a million dollars in March alone for CHLA through the efforts of its corporate partners, among which we are proud to be numbered.  Children’s Hospital Los Angeles sees over 528,000 patient visits annually, and is the […]

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Discovering Penny Dora

All this month, we’ll be helping Children’s Hospital Los Angeles‘ Make March Matter campaign, which aims to raise over a million dollars in March alone for CHLA through the efforts of its corporate partners, among which we are proud to be numbered.  Children’s Hospital Los Angeles sees over 528,000 patient visits annually, and is the […]

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Growing Up Goosebumps

All this month, we’ll be helping Children’s Hospital Los Angeles‘ Make March Matter campaign, which aims to raise over a million dollars in March alone for CHLA through the efforts of its corporate partners, among which we are proud to be numbered.  Children’s Hospital Los Angeles sees over 528,000 patient visits annually, and is the […]

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