You may have noticed, but I’ve been on something of an Oz kick lately.Books, movies… and yeah, comic books. So today in Everything But Imaginary, I take a look at the land of Oz in comic books, past and present, with even a glimpse of future in there.
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It’s time for a new Everything But Imaginary. 20 months in, is the “New 52″ still new? Where are the good elements of “new?” What are some things that should be allowed to settle down and grow? This week I talk about some DC rumors and offer some suggestions.
I’ve gotten slowly more open to the idea of digital comics over the last year… not for my new comics but for back issues or hard-to-find classics. But if there’s one thing that could kill my interest quick, it would be if the publishers cut out one of the biggest reasons I get a digital comic — a good price. But that couldn’t happen… could it?
Magazines are going out of business left and right. And for the most part, it doesn’t faze me. But earlier today we got the news that the Comics Buyer’s Guide, the longest-running publication about comics, is going out of print for good. And for the first time, I realize just how great a magazine it really was…
It’s almost over, friends — one massively crazy year in comics and pop culture. And in this week’s Everything But Imaginary, I take a quick walk with you through the highlights and the lowlights of the year that was. Join me, won’t you?
This year’s Wizard World New Orleans was held at the beginning of December… not the optimal time, perhaps, but it did allow something that I’ve never done before. At this year’s convention, I did some Christmas shopping. Here’s how to do it…
It’s time once again, folks, for The Obligatory Everything But Imaginary! In the second volume in this bargain eBook series, I dig through nearly ten years of internet archives to pull out some of my best Christmas-related columns and features, including…
- Christmas comic book reviews
- A breakdown of what Yuletide songs get covered the most
- Shopping tips for the geek in your life
- And the classic column in which I tackle the big question… is Santa Claus a superhero?
And thanks, as always, to Jacob Bascle for some great cover art!
The great artist Tony Harris went oddly off the rails yesterday, launching an online rant against cosplayers, those jolly types who go to a comic convention dressed as their favorite characters. And there’s one major question that one has to ask about something like this…
DC Comics has a new Justice League of America comic title premiering in a few months and the first issue will hit with…
…wait, how many covers?
That’s got to be a typo, right?
FIFTY-TWO variant covers?
Oh for Pete’s sake.
Since my slow conversion to reading comics digitally began, I’ve kept a careful eye on the Comixology new release chart every week. I don’t use the digital store to buy new comics (although I do take advantage of the digital codes included with some releases), but I eagerly wait to see which back issues are pumped into the library every week. That said, of course, there are still a lot of comic book runs, story arcs, and series that are only partially available, aren’t available in a format I can read comfortably, or aren’t available at all. So that in mind, this week I’m going to toss out some suggestions for the comic publishers and copyright holders who are responsible for dropping this stuff in the Comixology store. I’m not promising I would rush out and buy all of these comics if you suddenly made them available… but I’d definitely consider it.