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So This Is A Comics Convention: A Day At The NJ Comics Expo

uxm-teentitansMy only experience with comic conventions has been at New York Comic Con, which had probably skewed the experience for me somewhat. Next to San Diego, NYCC is the biggest comics convention in the United States and like San Diego, that means all the comics publishers are there competing for attention and space with not only each other, but also the film & television industry, book publishers, toy companies, video games and just about anything else that is tangentially related to “geek culture” Because this was my only experience at a comic convention, it was how I viewed them even though I know that most conventions aren’t necessary like that to varying degrees. So when I had the opportunity to attend the NJ Comics Expo I was curious enough to give it a shot and in hindsight, I feel that my experience was better then I could have ever expected. Continue reading So This Is A Comics Convention: A Day At The NJ Comics Expo

Tuesday Top Ten: Reformed Heroes

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In honor of the film about the guy who breaks into places and steals things before becoming a Super-Hero, here’s 10 people that have gone from the dark to the light…

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“Like another entry on this list, Al Simmons was not entirely a good man. He was a killer, and a mercenary. After his betrayal and death by his employer, Al sold his soul for another chance to be with his wife, but instead got bonded to a demonic suit and chosen to lead an army to the Apocalypse. Eventually, he took control of his destiny and rewrote reality to hopefully give its people and himself a new start.”

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2015 Eisner Winners

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From the Top: Claremont’s Uncanny X-Men, Part Three

101-CoverUsing some of the greatest comic titles of all time, let’s take it from the top and explore them from the very beginning.  I will break up the articles by story-arcs, analyzing their importance in the series and highlighting the title’s continuity.  The title may be from any publisher and any genre.  To start us off, I’ve chosen Claremont’s run on Uncanny X-Men.  I understand this is quite a feat seeing as there are hundreds of issues, so I may not hit on every single issue of the series ever published.  There may be times when I skim over several issues, but I will do my best to cover the most important parts.  This week I cover issues #101-110.

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From the Top: Claremont’s Uncanny X-Men, Part Two

X-Men-094Using some of the greatest comic titles of all time, let’s take it from the top and explore them from the very beginning.  I will break up the articles by story-arcs, analyzing their importance in the series and highlighting the title’s continuity.  The title may be from any publisher and any genre.  To start us off, I’ve chosen Claremont’s run on Uncanny X-Men.  You may be asking, “Are you f*cking nuts? How do you expect to read all of that?”  My response: I understand this is quite a feat seeing as there are hundreds of issues, so I may not hit on every single issue of the series ever published.  There may be times when I skim over several issues, but I will do my best to cover the most important parts.  This week I cover issues #94-100.

Admittedly, I went a little overboard.  Things got carried away, and this week’s edition of “From the Top” grew into something WAY more than I ever intended.  I would just like to state that this amount of content should not be expected each week (unless my enthusiasm gets the better of me again!).  I will say that I really had fun reading these issues and writing about them, and I hope you enjoy it too.

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From the Top: Uncanny X-Men, Part One

Giantsize1All-New weekly (?)!  Using some of the greatest comic titles of all time, let’s take it from the top and explore them from the very beginning.  I will typically break the articles up by story-arcs, analyzing their importance in the series and highlighting the title’s continuity.  The title may be from any publisher and any genre.  To start us off, I’ve choice Uncanny X-Men.  You may be asking, “Are you f*cking nuts? How do you expect to read all of that?”  My response: I understand this is quite a feat seeing as there are hundreds of issues, so I may not hit on every single issue of the series ever published.  There may be times when I skim over several issues, but I will do my best to cover the most important parts.  Sit back and enjoy this train wreck journey as we take it “From the Top.”

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Updated: Chris Claremont Coming Back to X-Men with Nightcrawler series

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Update: Claremont will be writing a Nightcrawler solo series. Details at Marvel.com

Legendary X-Men writer appears to be returning to the X-Family of titles that he originally made the industry leader in both creativity and sales with artist Todd Nauck. The word “Bamf” seems to suggest that Nightcrawler will be involved. Coming April 2014

COMIC OF THE WEEK! X-Men: Gold #1

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X-Men: Gold #1
True confessions from another X-Bitch: it was nearly impossible for this not to be be my comic of the week. Look, I always try and be objective with all things in life in an effort to not be too much of an idiot but the heart wants what it wants. Here’s a few things that make my blood pump red; a foul mouthed Filipino woman, a pit bull with bladder issues, Purple Jesus, #carmelosmirk, a corgi with a bad attitude that rapes my wife like she’s auditioning for Orange is the New Black and classic tales of the X-Men. I love Brian Wood, I love Jason Aaron and I used to love Brian Michael Bendis but miss me with that Battle of the Atom nonsense. X-Men: Gold is the perfect tribute to the classic comics 50th anniversary for one of the most important titles in the medium with it’s most influential creators.

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