About

Welcome to Nothing But Comics! Our main goal here is to build the best comic book community there is out there. We hope you keep coming back to rate and talk about comics.

Things to look forward to on this website:

* Weekly New Comic Book Lists – Every Monday we will list new comics arriving on Wednesday that we recommend in addition to a direct link to TFAW’s listing for the week and will be sharing our pull lists in the comment section below with the community.

* This Weeks Finest – The staff will be rotating Comic of the Week Reviews.

* Uncover the Best Covers  – Only the best covers will do.

* Freeze Frame! Weeks Best Comic Book Moments! – We take a few pages from the weeks comics that deserved to be highlighted and talked about.

* All this as well as individual articles & reviews from the NBC staff

 

The Staff

Mr. Rupp
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Alex Rupp (Senior Editor)

Bio: Many Christmases ago, my mom and dad gave me a short box full of random comics.  They were mostly DC and Marvel books the LCS owners figured they would either never sell or would bring in new readers.  I remember pouring over the issues of Legends of the Dark Knight (this was my first experience with Grant Morrison as the set included his “Gothic” run) and X-Factor (forever cementing my love of the X-Men).  Due to not knowing anyone else who read comics, school, and lack of funds, I fell out of reading comics.  It wasn’t until three years ago that I entered back into the world of monthly comics…and I entered head first!  (My picture was taken by my fiancé Sarah while visiting the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland.  Sarah’s name now marks the top of the short box I received long ago.  She needed somewhere to store her issues once I turned her on to comics.)  Check out what Alex has to say about comics in Jungleland.

Ithosapien
Ithosapien

Josh Rector

Bio: I go by IthoSapien, or Itho for short. I’ve been collecting comics since I was 13 and I’ve been at it ever since with a few brief periods of stopping. Recently, I’ve committed myself to buying mostly DC with some IDW, Dark Horse, and Image thrown in for variety. I’m a big Sci-Fi guy, but I love comedy and adventure stuff too. I like to mix things up every now and then. My all-time favorite series is Hellboy. My favorite character right now is the Flash. That stuff may change in a few years. In short: I love comics, and I like to have fun. I’m also an aspiring comics writer/artist. Hopefully soon I’ll have some stuff to show if anyone’s interested. Follow Josh’s writings in the Itho’s Sphere.

Marc Specor (Editor)

Bio:  Marc’s been reading comic books off and on since I was six years old depending on whether or not I had the money to buy them. Later, with a job, I’ve been able to afford comics ever since. My favorite superheros are Daredevil, Batman and Wolverine meaning that really my favorite superhero is Frank Miller in the 1980’s. I follow both writers and artists and I’m always looking for new voices that are trying to do something interesting with the medium. Love Sci-Fi and Crime fiction. I am also passionate about music especially the kind that uses vulgar and rhythmic spoken word poetry over old re-purposed songs, sports especially ones featuring the Knicks and Vikings, technology especially the kind that makes me money and dogs especially the ones who trade me there undying love and affection for food and board. Drop by Hess’ House to read his thoughts on comics.

cosmo
Cosmo

Creighton Blinn (Assistant Editor)

Bio: One of my earliest comics-related memories would be my mom giving me two issues (ThunderCats and Labyrinth) to keep me occupied during a family dinner out. A few years later I would be reading numerous titles, visiting the comic shop weekly, and attending conventions. In the early 90s, I fell under the spell of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman, which remains after all these years one of the greatest stories I’ve ever read. Eventually came college, and I fell out of the regular monthly habit, though I never abandoned comics entirely. Then one day, hearing about Marvel’s Civil War intrigued me enough to give it a try, and, well, I was hooked back in again. When not obsessing over comics, I’m writing stories and poetry, watching movies, listening to music, and simply enjoying life in Brooklyn with my lovely wife. Only one place to find Cosmo’s musings here at NBC and that’s at Cosmo’s Musings.

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The One Who Knocks

Dean Manness

I’m the comic book newbie.  I had a lot of exposure to superheroes and comic book characters in my youth through TV and movies but never actually picked up a comic book.  The first comic book I ever read was The Killing Joke on December 26th 2012. After that there was no turning back  I now spend all my free hours either reading comics or reading about comics.  I run a book of the month club with 5 friends who never picked up a comic book until I put it their hands.  This is a medium I can’t believe I was missing all my life.  I am a huge Batman fan. The first comics I read after The Killing Joke were Year One, Dark Knight Returns, The Long Halloween, Arkham Asylum, and Hush.  After that first week of only Bat books I explored other titles.  Some personal favorites are Y The Last Man, Preacher, Locke and Key, Watchman, X-men and Thor.  I like a wide range of stuff, I am looking for a great stories to connect to.  Currently just trying to make a dent in my bedside table.

Tyler Reed

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theotherbluth

My name is Tyler, and I’ve been an avid comic fan for about four years now. Being late to the comic book party only served to make me delve deeper into this fantastic world. Thanks to sites like iFanboy–and now NBC!–I found a wonderful community of people to discuss my newfound hobby with on a daily basis. My favorite characters include Hellboy/BPRD/Mignolaverse, Daredevil, Loki, the F4/FF, and of course Batman. Though since I’ve joined the ranks of the Wednesday faithful, I have broadened my horizons and read a variety of different books by many different amazing creators.
When I’m not reading comics, I enjoy watching movies—especially Criterion—and devouring TV shows. I’m also into mountain biking, vegetable and bonsai gardening, drinking craft beers and fine scotch, hanging out w/ my 3 year-old nephew Enzo—the world’s biggest Jabba the Hutt fan, reading prose books—currently in the middle of the dark tower series—playing board games, studying to become a Landscape Architect, and long walks on the beach—Oops! wrong bio. In the Fall I’ll be moving to San Luis Obispo, CA to complete my degree, and I couldn’t be more excited. I’m stoked to join the ranks of NBC! staff, and I hope you guys enjoy my contributions to the site. I encourage constructive criticism because that’s the only way I’ll improve, so don’t hold back. See you all in the comments!

Reed Beebe

FantomasReed Beebe writes fiction in Kansas.  In addition to his work at Nothing But Comics, Reed has been published by Heavy Metal, Flashes in the Dark, and Chilling Tales for Dark Nights.  

 

Katharine Hanifen

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Kane Thari

My name is Katharine Hanifen. Ever since I was little, I’ve loved superheroes, especially Batman and Spider-man. One of my earliest memories is dressing up as Batman for Halloween. Growing up, my favorite cartoons were always Batman The Animated Series and the 4Kids Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Through TMNT 2003, I discovered the masterpiece that is Usagi Yojimbo. When I first picked it up in the fifth grade, it was love at first panel. Usagi continues to be one of my favorite books. I’ve always loved comics, but it wasn’t until the seventh grade and the release of The Avengers that I dove in headlong; picking up the classics: Watchmen, V for Vendetta, The Sandman, Knightfall and many others. My favorite genres are urban fantasy, science fiction, and mystery. I’m so excited to be joining the NBC Team and I hope you all enjoy my contributions!

Logo Graphic Designer
Tim Hobbs Manness

Tim Hobbs Manness is a Graphic Designer and Comic Book lover from Winnipeg, Canada. He’s been collecting comics for 25 years and has seen the landscape of comics change drastically over that time. He started with Spiderman, Punisher and Moon Knight and now enjoys Fatale, Hawkeye and Star Trek. Tim was excited to be a part of the logo contest and wanted to create something simple, to the point, and orange. He hopes to one day create a graphic novel of his own and take part in a comic convention.
Here is a link to his portfolio page 
And a link to a card shop he and his wife run

Your fearless leaderFounder of NBC!
Erik Hanson (The Original Head Dork in Charge)

Bio: Started seriously collecting comics with 1983’s Atari Force. Soon followed by Swamp Thing which opened the DC universe to me. Up until 1989-90 I was all DC, but I was seduced by the dark side of the force – namely X-Force and the early 90’s craze of over the top art work and lack of story (see Image Comics). It would take DC’s Preacher to bring me back to my senses. Check out what I have to talk about in The Ghosty Orb

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91 thoughts on “About”

  1. Hey, this is cosmo from ifanboy. Thanks for letting us know about your site; I’ll definitely be giving it a try and listing some pulls. It would be great if we could continue the great fanboy conversations here . . .

    1. Hey Cosmo, thanks for coming by! Yeah dude its funny, I had created this blog a year ago but never did anything with it. Then I head to iFanboy yesterday and hear the sad news and thought I would resurrect this thing and see if I can’t use it to continue to harbor the community that iFanboy created. Basically an excuse to talk about comics with you guys. =) Stick around bro – better things to come!

  2. Hey man, guess who? Your website looks cool. Phess1 was thinking of going in with a group of people from Ifanboy to make a new site, or just everybody doing a wordpress blog. I was wondering if maybe we could help you out on this one with the comic listings or guest articles or something. Hope I’m not out of bounds there. I do want to follow it up with Phess1 tho and have it lead somewhere. Anyway, don’t work too hard man; it’s Labor Day.

    1. IthoSapien! About time you showed your face over here! =) And yeah dude, I would love to have some help on this site. I was commenting earlier about how doing that comic book listing was pretty time consuming – I’m almost done, just got Dynamite Entertainment and IDW to do – so any help I can get would be awesome. I also trust your reviewing skills and think you should absolutely write some shit for this blog. Let me check out the administration settings on this thing and see if I can’t add you to the blog to allow you to come in and post stuff. Email me your info dude at 3DChain@gmail.com

  3. Hey guys. ghostmann, I saw your post on ifanboy and thought I would check out the site, and it looks great! I was a newcomer in the long history of ifanboy but maybe I can get in on the ground floor of Nothing But Comics 🙂 The thing I liked best about the format of ifanboy is being able to discuss each issue in its own separate thread; but I think what you haven done with separating each publisher and release date will work great too, especially with a small community. I’m really glad there is another option for us to continue talking about comics with the same great people. Now all I’m hoping for is my work’s servers not to block WordPress…. I’ll let you know how that goes.

    Hope to talk with you guys soon.

    1. Hey Sheldon welcome! Thanks for coming by and checking out the site. Still a work in progress but considering there was jack-shit in terms of content yesterday at 7pm, I think things are coming along swimmingly! Please keep coming back and posting in the comments dude – the thing that makes these sites fun are the interaction between the fans.

      oh and hope you can get in at work! 😉

  4. Awesome work Ghostmann, this is TurdSandwich from over on iFanboy, great to see many other ifanbasers here. I hope to continue discussing books with you fine gentlemen, thanks for doing this. I’d be down to contribute stuff if needed, if not I’m happy to just come by and hang out.

    1. Turd! Welcome my friend. I hope you stick around and talk comics with us so please start posting some comments and lets get into it! 😉

      , and I would love to have you contribute to the site.

      1. Thanks dude, I’ll try to think of something to write about to contribute, if nothing else I can do some reviews. I’ve seen your email in these pages, so i’ll drop you a line when I come up w/ something.

  5. Hey ghostmann. I was dmanness and fairly new to iFanboy as of January this year but it quickly consumed my day to day living. You were one of the guys I would always check out comments and reviews. I was just starting to get into the commenting over at iFanboy when the news hit. I am extremely pleased to see you put in the work here and I am looking forward to all the comics chat as well as hopefully contributing someday.

    1. Hey dude, I like the Breaking Bad username! Thank you for coming by and checking out the new digs and thanks for your kind words – I always had a blast posting reviews and comments over at iFanboy and it sucks that site is no more (besides podcasts). I am however stoked that so many of the iFanboy community as come over here to check things out and say hi. Please stick around man and post comments about what comics you are getting on Wednesday and then come back after you read them and RATE them using our
      “state of the art” rating system! haha Hey, better then nothing yeah?

  6. Ghostmann, you glorious bastard!! 😉 you pulled it off. Love what’cha have done with the place and can’t wait to see the evolution of your creation. 🙂

    1. Hah thanks Sitara! Dude Sunday was crazy – up all night getting this thing off the ground, but its been a blast and all the great comments from you guys have kept me going. If you ever feel like contributing to the site email me man – 3Dchain@gmail.com

  7. I agree with with TheOneWhoKnocks…and pretty much the rest of the internet.
    The community reviews and weekly pull comments were such a great part of iFanboy, even though I had only been visiting for a year or so, it quickly became my go to place.

    ghostman: your reviews and comments were always a highlight, thank you for bring this site to my attention and for keeping the debate alive – GL01942

  8. Right on Ghostmann! Thanks for filling the sad, empty hole in my stomach with iFanboy downsizing. Great to see a few others from there as well. Here’s to my new got to comic site. I didn’t realize how much I love commenting on the weekly pull list glad I can get my fix here.

    1. Thanks for making this your new home. Ghostmann and the rest of us on the team are working hard to make this site as community-based and full of interesting material as possible. Hope you tell your friends!

  9. Ok, stupid question… is there a place I can “sign up” for an account or membership to this page? I have looked around but creating an account with wordpress gives me my own blog, which I don’t really want. And that way I can add an avatar and avoid entering in my name and email address for each post 😛 Thanks!

    1. Hey Sheldon, not a stupid question at all – in fact its one I really don’t have the answer for yet. We are working on a Facebook page that you can follow our site thru, but yeah, maybe there is a way you can sign up with your email to get notices when new material is posted on the site. We are still working out the bugs. Thanks for hanging in there with us!

  10. @ukerupp: I think that Gothic was my first exposure to Grant Morrison as well. It could have been Arkham Asylum, but, I’m pretty sure it was Gothic. Did you get the next story arc, Prey, in that box as well? I was always fond of that one . . .

    1. I did actually. Now that I think back on it, I was awfully lucky with the box. Some of my other favorite Batman arcs were included in it too, such as Engines and The Sleeping.

      1. There was a great three issue arc a little later on in Legends (I think the early 30s) called Blades by James Robinson & Tim Sale. It was my first exposure to either creator and made me a fan of both. I mentioned this to Robinson at a convention a few years ago and he seemed flattered and/or embarrassed that I remembered the tale . . .

        1. I have never even heard of that one, but knowing the quality of Robinson and Sale, I will have to check it out. And if you have not read the other arcs I mentioned (The Sleeping and Engines), I recommend trying to hunt do the issues. The stories are wild and the art was beautiful.

        1. Perhaps you should have named the site iRefugee. 😉
          It potentially has multiple connotations that it could evoke in newcomers.

  11. ghostman, thanks for putting this together. I’ll definitely give it try. I am also a ifanboy(comicRoamer) refugee, wondering the internet looking for a new home. Maybe this can be it. I was not a huge commenter, few comments here and there and a few reviews, but I loved reading the comments and reviews.

    Also, grabbing ifanboy users now, while they are scared and vulnerable. I tip my hat to you sir, great idea.

    Chris (Formerly comicRoamer)

  12. this page seems to be the Shi’ar rendezvous point of the site, so i’ll just say Adrian Rigter, formerly of the iFanbase, now recruit of the mighty NBC Army, reporting for duty!:)

    (@adrianrigter on twitter & Instagram as well).

  13. New. Fix. Need. My. NEW COMIC BOOK FIX!!! 0_o

    Glad you started this blog Ghostmann! I’ll be checking it up as often as I did with iFanboy! Cheers!

    Alamo, A.K.A. killtheg1mp from iFanboy

          1. Well I intended on going to pick up my stack last night after work but the wife asked me politely to come back home instead… so now I’ll only get them tonight! FFFFFFFUUUUUUUU!!!!!!

  14. Great site ghostmann. Really carrying on the iFanboy tradition in all the best ways. I’m sure the guys would be super proud!

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