Ink Stains 15: Fantastic Fanzine 12

Gary Groth is known as a lightning rod in the comics community, and was the editor and guiding light of The Comics Journal for many years…but he had to start somewhere, and Fantastic Fanzine is that somewhere! Fantastic F...
by kenmeyerjr
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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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Bento Bako Bonus: Wandering Son volume 2

Title: Wandering Son Author: Shimura Takako Publisher: Fantagraphics Volume: Volume 2, $19.99 (HC) Vintage: 2004 by Enterbrain, January 2012 by Fantagraphics Genre: Drama, slice-of-life, LGBT issues [Volume 1 review.] Volume tw...
by Kristin
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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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FFGtGR: The Best 15 All-Ages Comics of 2012!

Hello readers, and welcome to our all-ages comics column, From Friendly Ghosts To Gamma Rays! This week we take a moment to do our annual “best of” column, where we look at the best 15 all-ages comics published thro...
by Drew
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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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From Friendly Ghosts To Gamma Rays: Prince Valiant, KOF and Twilight of the Cockroaches

From Friendly Ghosts To Gamma Rays Column No. 79 ” Back In 2012…With Vengeance!” And 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Thunderbirds go! And all-age comics goodness is back for this new year! Welcome back with vengeance, readers!...
by Drew
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Bento Bako Bonus: Wandering Son volume 3

Title: Wandering Son Author: Shimura Takako Publisher: Fantagraphics Volume: Volume 3, $19.99 (HC) Vintage: 2005 by Enterbrain, May 2012 by Fantagraphics Genre: Drama, slice-of-life, LGBT issues [Volume 2 review.] Everyone̵...
by Kristin
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From Friendly Ghosts to Gamma Rays: Marvel/Timely, Prince Valiant and the Atom!

Welcome to this week’s From Friendly Ghosts to Gamma Rays! I hope everyone had a great holiday filled with such nerdtastic items as Land Of The Lost Sleestak bobbleheads, Animal Boxing for the Nintendo DS, and DVDs like t...
by Drew
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Film Fatale: Ghost World

Ghost World was written and illustrated by Daniel Clowes and published by Fantagraphics Books in 1997. Set in the 90’s in an unnamed town, the story follows the lives and happenings of two teenage girls post high school. ...
by The Movie Lady
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Sibyl-Anne Contest From Fantagraphics and ComicAttack.net!

Hey Readers! We have a cool contest for you today! We fell in love with the book Sibyl-Anne vs. Ratticus by Macherot over in our From Friendly Ghosts To Gamma Rays column a few weeks back. Now Fantagraphics (Sibyl-Anne’s ...
by Drew
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Bento Bako Lite: December 2010 Previews

Well, the year is almost over! This is the last Diamond Previews catalog of the year: December 2010 Previews. Once again I have combed the pages to find the best and most interesting manga (and related) items inside, doing the ...
by Kristin
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