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The Haul: March 2017

Looking back on last month’s article, I came to the realization that I tend to add more books to a list than I’m actually able to read and, in may cases, afford. There are only so many hours left at the end of the day to tackle my pull list, and, while they are a passion, comic books are not my only hobby. On top of that, I’ve been reading a lot more “older” stuff lately. This list will be more realistic, conservative towards what I think I’ll actually read. If I get to more, great! I’d love to read every good book out there.

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The Haul: February 2017

After an almost three year hiatus (the last post came out on 4/30/14), I’ve decided to bring back my column “The Haul.” At its inception, I vowed to write something once a week. Not only did that not happen then, but I will not even pretend to make that claim again today. However, what I can promise is to pop in at least once a month for this new endeavor. When “The Haul” first debuted, it was meant as a place where I could talk about whatever was on my mind that week in the world of comics. Having that freedom was nice, but this next iteration will have better specified boundaries. By dropping a lens over this column, I can provide a clearer focus on what it is readers can expect.

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Freeze Frame 10/21/2016

From Thor #12 by Russell Dauterman & Matthew Wilson
From Thor #12 by Russell Dauterman & Matthew Wilson

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FRIDAY FLASH FACT – The Inspiration for the Kingpin

Kingpin Amazing Spider Man 51
The Kingpin, from AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #51

Created by writer Stan Lee and artist John Romita, Sr., Marvel Comics villain Wilson Fisk, the “Kingpin of Crime”, was introduced to readers in Amazing Spider-Man #50 (July 1967).  Since then, the character has become a popular villain, challenging Spider-Man, Daredevil, and The Punisher over the years.  The villain’s appearance was inspired by a real-life actor.

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