Comic Book Newbie, Saturday is Free Comic Book Day

Comic Book Newbies, This Saturday is Free Comic Book DayIf you are reading I’m assuming you're a comic book newbie like myself. I was more of the ‘dabble’ type of fan when I was a kid, but lately there’s been more than a few amazing titles that have made me cult follower. It seems that the more popular comic books become, the more diverse the material is....more
Beth Bartlett  I know how you feel! We use to have a lot more options too.more

Graphic Novel by Max Brooks ‘Harlem Hellfighters’

Max Brooks, #1 New York Times bestselling author of World War Z, and The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks released something a little different – a graphical novel of WWI. ‘Harlem Hellfighters’ came out on April 1st, 2014, about a tale of American courage, rarely taught or heard of in American history books....more

Get Yourself Some Issues (Of Comics)

I see complaints bemoaning the lack of diversity in the mainstream comic medium quite frequently.  Blog posts and Facebook group updates pointing out the lack of racial, religious and gender diversity in comic books - written both by people who read mainstream comics, those who shun mainstream comics but read indie, and those who have only a passing knowledge of the medium at all....more

Reading the Comics: Health Care Reform

"Heavy Metal" Artist Finds Breastfeeding on 'Saga' Cover Offensive

Dave Dorman's excuse seems to be that he was under the impression, given something writer Brian K. Vaughan said in an interview about today’s comics being inaccessible to the younger generation, that Saga was meant to be an all-ages book. However, that does not excuse the bulk of his reaction to the image of a mother breastfeeding her infant. Editor's Note: While we believe the image being discussed is not offensive, some photos in this post may not be suitable for work....more
I agree. Breastfeeding is awesome and beautiful. Barbaramore

ProFile Friday: Jill Thompson

Jill Thompson (born November 20, 1966) is an American comic book writer and illustrator. Probably better known for her work on Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman characters and her own Scary Godmotherseries, she has also worked on The Invisibles, Swamp Thing, and Wonder Woman....more

Free Comics for Everyone! May 7 is Free Comic Book Day

Got a kid who loves comics? Maybe you're a big kid who loves comics? Well, May 7th is your lucky day! Stores around the globe will be celebrating the 10th Annual Free Comic Book Day by handing out free comics to anyone who visits their stores.If you've got a little person, what better way than to introduce a love of comics - for free!Use the handy Free Comic Book Day store finder to locate a store near you....more

Heroes Season 3 - cross posted @

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Where My Ladies At? Strong Women in Graphic Novels, Part One

Some of my favorite memories as a little girl involve stealthily (so I thought) sneaking across my room after lights out and flipping on my closet light, and pulling my Betty and Veronica comics out from under the bed. Would Betty or Veronica win Archie's heart this month? Who would wear the cuter dress to the prom? I enjoyed poring over every detail, from the outdated slang to their weird little triangle-noses. As much as I enjoyed Betty and Veronica, their adventures were missing…something. It wasn't until I got older that I figured out that as adorable as they were, they weren't really doing anything but fighting over boys and competing with each other. With friends like that…right? ...more

ACK! Now I must go look at Inverloch! I got all busy with vacation and such.

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