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Meet the Yokums: Al Capp – On Reading the First Year of Li’l Abner

Although in the early years Capp used Li'l Abner as a means to lampoon stuffed-shirt conservatives, whether from the north or the south, as the character and Capp aged Li'l Abner developed a decidedly more conservative tone.

Indie Comics and Creator-Owned Comics: What’s the Difference?

Indie Comics are becoming more popular, but most websites mislabel indies as creator-owned content. So what exactly is the difference between the two? Another...

I’d Buy That For A Dollar: SPAWN #10 (May 1993)

Welcome to 'I'd Buy That For A Dollar' a column where I will be exploring the weird and wonderful world of dollar bin diving....

Frank Miller: The Transition From Comics To Illustrated Novels

Frank Miller. Most people likely know the name for his work on Batman, for better or worse. Well, critics won't have to cringe much...

ARMAGEDDON 2001: The Unexpected Vs the Inevitable

Some endings are inevitable, some endings catch us by surprise. Armageddon 2001, written in 1991 by Archie Goodwin, Dan Jurgens and Dennis O'Neil, is...

I’d Buy That For A Dollar: COMICS SCENE MAGAZINE #25 (April 1991)

Welcome to 'I'd Buy That For A Dollar' a column where I will be exploring the weird and wonderful world of dollar bin diving....

DC’s RWBY Rewards Its Fanbase For Their Commitment

The biweekly issues of DC's RWBY based on Rooster Teeth's animated series have reached their ninth short story and is taking full advantage of its side...

Comic Books: The Good and Bad of Other Media’s Influence

Comic book fans love to see adaptations of his or her favorite characters on the big screen, but the creative decisions that directors take...

Holiday Flashback: Larfleeze and the Truth About Santa

Santa Claus and the Christmas season are no strangers to the comic medium. Every year come the holiday season, there are a slew of...

Best Comic Book Single Issues Of 2019

With just a little over two weeks left in the year, we are rounding up our favorite comic book issues of 2019! 2019 was a...

YOU ARE DEADPOOL: A Narrative Comic Book Store

You Are Deadpool is several things: it's Deadpool at his most meta, another masterpiece by "Al Ewing," and a comic book mashed with a...

Real Comics Shop Folk Dish On “Comic Book Guy”

It was 30 years ago this week that The Simpsons debuted as a half-hour sitcom. In those three decades, the animated TV series has...

Our Favorite Comic Books From The Past Decade (2010 – 2019)

The past ten years of the comic book industry have been insane, to say the least, as superhero films dominate the landscape, and creator-owned...

I’d Buy That For A Dollar: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #148 (March 1986)

Welcome to 'I'd Buy That For A Dollar' a column where I will be exploring the weird and wonderful world of dollar bin diving....

50 Years Of San Diego Comic-Con: A Retrospective Of The History Of Fandom

Nerd culture is powerful. A group of a little more than a hundred teens and a few adults meet up in the basement of...

Is Batman A Bad Superhero? 5 Writers Know The Answer

Batman is the Dark Knight, the Caped Crusader, and the Hero of Gotham, but that last part is the subject of debate among some...