From Friendly Ghosts To Gamma Rays: Gil Jordan, Monster, Malinky Robot and Iron Man!

This column is pretty big this week. I had a friend in high school who’d say instantly to something like this, “How big was it?!?!?!” and I would yell out, “This big!” and do a hand measurement. Ho...
by Drew
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Bento Bako Weekly: Wandering Son volume 1

Title: Wandering Son Author: Shimura Takako Publisher: Fantagraphics Books Volume: Volume 1 (ongoing), $19.99 (HC) Vintage: 2002 by Enterbrain in Japan, June 2011 by Fantagraphics Genre: Drama, slice-of-life, LGBT issues Nitori...
by Kristin
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Ink Stains 64: Word Balloons 1

In the fanzine world, Gary Groth is known for Fantastic Fanzine, but don’t forget Word Balloons! Word Balloons 1, March, 1974 Editor and Publisher: Gary Groth Those of you that are old codgers like myself, or that follow ...
by kenmeyerjr
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The 2010 Eisner Award Nominations

It’s that time again, Comic Attackers!  That’s right, Eisner Award season is upon us.  Each year, the best of the best and some of the rest are awarded for their excellence in the comic book industry. May I have t...
by Aron
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Showcase Your Wit and Win a Free Copy of “RIP M.D.”!

Showcase your witty skills and win a free copy of the RIP M.D. graphic novel from Fantagraphics Books! Lincoln Butterfield Animation is hosting a graphic novel giveaway from December 13th-19th and entering is pretty darn easy. ...
by Andy
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Chirpin’ Tuesday Reviews 09/30/15

Batman Annual #4 (DC) Arnab: That was a surprisingly good issue. Oh wait, that’s right, no robot Gordon-Batman. Martin: 4/5 stars. The best part, other than the art, is watching Alfred tap-dance to keep Bruce from remembe...
by Arnab
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Bento Bako Lite: June 2010 Previews

It’s that time again.  Diamond’s June Previews is out, though it’s hardly worth taking a look at.  It’s a barren wasteland this month.  And, as if to add insult to injury (though personally I suspecte...
by Kristin
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Ink Stains 7: Rick McCollum

There were few minds as feverish or pens as prolific as Rick McCollum.  You will see why this artist and writer can arguably be given the mantle of the Kirby of the fanzine world! New Wave Heroes 1-3, Superhero Terror 1-7, Omn...
by kenmeyerjr
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Bento Bako Weekly: August 2011 Previews Highlights

It’s August, and I’m another year older. Old enough to stop telling people how old I am. But I’m comforted by the awesome manga that is coming out in August, and by the good selection of books listed in August...
by Kristin
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Ink Stains 82: Fantastic Fanzine 6/7

Gary Groth strikes again! Fantastic Fanzine 6/7, present yourself! Fantastic Fanzine 6/7: April/May 1969 Editor and publisher: Gary Groth   If you follow Ink Stains, you will have seen several issues showcased already of G...
by kenmeyerjr
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Ink Stains 23: Fantastic Fanzine 11

Face Front, kiddos! It’s a Jim Steranko special and Fantastic Fanzine 11! Fantastic Fanzine 11, 1970 Editor and Publisher: Gary Groth Those of you that have read this column from the start know that one of my favorite fa...
by kenmeyerjr
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Chirpin’ Tuesday Reviews 04/30/14

Adventures of Jelaby FCBD (Captstone) Infinite Speech: Great all ages primer in these pages here! All New X-Men #26 (Marvel) Arnab: Cyclops talking to Jean wasn’t nearly as creepy as 100+ year old Logan with Rogue, Jubilee, A...
by Arnab
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