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January 14, 2010

Marvel comics does a solid for a retailer with a leaky roof

The Savage Critic(s): A Very Public Thank you to Marvel Comics My local comics retailer (and yours), Brian Hibbs, had a problem this last weekend when the hotel above his shop sprung a leak and flooded part of his store (again). His entire rack of Marvel comics was destroyed. Marvel saw his blog post, called him, and is now freely replacing the lost comics. Nicely done, Marvel.
As you saw from my last post, my "Marvel" section got wiped out. (This is not, in fact, EVERY Marvel comic in the store. I keep, for example, the X-books racked separately from the rest of the Marvel U, as well as the licensed titles or adaptations or kids comics or the Soliel books, and so on) David Gabriel, VP of Sales at Marvel contacted me and asked me for a list of what I lost. I gave them a list of stuff that I thought I should actually replace, in "appropriate" quantities (ie, I didn't mention completed mini-series that I still had on the rack, I didn't list anything b-list or under, and I only specified what I thought I might sell in the next 6 or so weeks, rather than what I actually lost -- which was a truly larger number of books), and I've been told that I'll have my whole list sent to me, for free, with free and expedited shipping so I'll have it by Friday. Marvel did not have to do that, they were under no obligation, and, frankly, since we joust so much I am not entirely sure that I'd've done the same thing in their position. But they did, and that's awesome, and they deserve some public props for that, so here they are! Thank you Marvel comics!

January 13, 2010

Chris Sims' Superhero Missed Connections

Super-Hero Missed Connections - ComicsAlliance.com

January 10, 2010

FreakAngels | Episode 0081

FreakAngels | Episode 0081 FA0081.JPG FREAKANGELS is a free, weekly, ongoing comic written by Warren Ellis and illustrated by Paul Duffield.

January 08, 2010

Achewood: It's Another Fuck You Friday

Achewood -- January 8, 2010

January 05, 2010

Girls With Slingshots: The Importance of Grammar

Girls with Slingshots: Two girls, a bar, and a talking cactus, six times a week!

December 28, 2009

A Waste of Time: My Life in a Pie Chart

Pie Chart | A Waste of Time

XKCD explains gravity wells

December 22, 2009

The Stephenie Meyer biography comic book -- about as shitty as you'd expect

The Stephenie Meyer Comic Book: So Much Worse Than 'Twilight' - ComicsAlliance.com
When you're doing a biography of Stephenie Meyer, you're going to run into a problem right off the bat, namely the fact that Stephanie Meyer is really f--king boring. Really, we're not even trying to dis Meyer here, but the fact of the matter is that she just hasn't done a whole lot. She never sailed down the Mississippi like Mark Twain, she never married a complete lunatic like F. Scott Fitzgerald did, heck, she never even did a ton of coke and got run over by a van like Stephen King. We can sum up her entire life in twenty words. Watch: "Stephenie Meyer grew up in the Southwest, got married, had kids, wrote some books about vampires and got rich. Batman." We threw "Batman" in there to make it more exciting. That is the sum total of information provided by this comic, and yet Bluewater and writer Ryan Burton have given us an issue that is twenty-eight pages long. So how do they pad out the rest of it? Simple:
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They put Dracula in it.

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December 20, 2009

69 Love Songs, Illustrated: I Don't Believe in the Sun

I Don’t Believe In The Sun -- 69 Love Songs, Illustrated.

December 19, 2009

Condescension

Comics - Explosm.net

FreakAngels | Episode 0080

FreakAngels | Episode 0080 fa0080.JPG FREAKANGELS is a free, weekly, ongoing comic written by Warren Ellis and illustrated by Paul Duffield.

December 18, 2009

Achewood: What our culture lacks in isolated blood spectacle we make up for in continuous distributed cultural erosion

Achewood -- December 18, 2009

December 14, 2009

The Paper Mirror

Metrokitty | Comics | The paper Mirror

December 11, 2009

FreakAngels | Episode 0079

FreakAngels | Episode 0079 fa0079.JPG FREAKANGELS is a free, weekly, ongoing comic written by Warren Ellis and illustrated by Paul Duffield.

December 10, 2009

It's an Achewood Xmas

December 10: Achewood Week Pt. 5 at Comics212