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Phantom Stranger v2 #19 - Neal Adams cover

Neal Adams Phantom Stranger v2 #19, 1972 - Arctic explorers happen upon one of the their own, completely encased in ice. Meanwhile, an enormous hand reaches for its next victim. Not one of Neal Adams' better covers on the series, the men essentially all share the same expression. Note how the figure on the left is drawn by Jim Aparo, the story artist inside. The cover is also oddly laid out, [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Ted Ignacio, Neal Adams, Jim Aparo


Ran and the Gray World Volume 1

Ran and the Gray World by Aki Irie contains some classic fantasy genre ideas, but the overall tone is unfocused with a touch of creepy. Ran is a magical little girl who appears as a well-developed young woman when she dons a special pair of tennis shoes. Her absent mother temporarily returns in a cloud of magical cakes, with everything too much, showing us where both Ran’s potential for power and her lack of discipline come from. Her older brother [...]
Tags: Comics, Viz Manga Reviews, Aki Irie


Cinebench Scores for 2018 Mac mini with eGPU

I wanted to post some CineBENCH scores of the 2018 i7 Mac mini with eGPU in the hopes that they serve as another data point for folks who may be considering this machine for pro work. The specs of my Mac mini are: i7 6-core processor (3.2GHz with up to 4.6GHz Turbo Boost), 32GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, Sonnet Breakaway Box with AMD 580 8GB graphics card First up is the CPU score. What’s interesting about this test is the ranking. The 6 core model at 3.2 GHz with an i7-8i700B CPU runs a little faster t...
Tags: Comics, News, Mac, Amd, Mojave, eGPU, 2018 Mac mini, Cinebench scores, Sonnet eGPU


Super Heroes Say Please

Given that superheroes began as examples of those who could bring justice, it’s fun to see the Super Friends versions used for moral instruction. Super Heroes Say Please by Morris Katz is a 20-page board book for ages 0-3 about manners. Uncredited clip art shows classically illustrated heroes being polite and kind. They introduce themselves, shake hands, say please when they need help, take turns, share, and compliment each other. It was odd for me to notice just how many [...]
Tags: Comics, Books About Comics, Morris Katz


Bird, Bath, and Beyond

E.J. Copperman’s Bird, Bath, and Beyond, the sequel to Dog Dish of Doom, is even better than the first. The mystery stars Kay Powell, theatrical agent for acting animals. She’s now repping a parrot who’s a supporting cast member of a TV procedural, playing the sidekick of a medical examiner on a show with zombie detectives. When the gorgeous actor playing the doctor is found dead, shot, in his trailer, under the cage, the real-life detectives expect a talking bird [...]
Tags: Comics, Mysteries, Copperman, Kay Powell


Sunday December 9th, 2018: Cartoon #8056


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Dec 10: Pat Oliphant at White House Historical Association

        SAVE THE DATE: 2018 Holiday Book Fair December 10th, 11AM – 6:30PM Featuring Special Guest, "President Thomas Jefferson" Book Signings with Authors Food and Drink by Former White House Chef Roland Mesnier, interactive exhibits, music and more! November 1, 2018 (Washington, D.C.) – The White House Historical Association is pleased to announce its upcoming Holiday Book Fair, a full day of holiday shopping and festivities with 12 auth...
Tags: Comics, Obama, Washington, White House, China, Association, Williamsburg, Thomas Jefferson, Executive Mansion, Colonial Williamsburg, Jacqueline Kennedy, White House Historical Association, White House China, Mike Rhode, John Hutton, William Allman


Jace Pearson's Tales of the Texas Rangers #15 - Alex Toth art

Jace Pearson's Tales of the Texas Rangers v1 #15, 1957 - Alex Toth's back-up story chronicles one of the founding fathers of Texas, Stephen Fuller Austin. Told in a documentary style, the artist relies on captions rather than dialogue or word balloons. The first page is fairly sparse, but the scenes that follow are more effectively drawn and heavily detailed. The main feature (based on the 1950s [Author: Ted F]
Tags: Comics, Texas Rangers, Alex Toth, Ted F, Jace Pearson, Stephen Fuller Austin Told


Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass the First OGN for Series

Recently released is Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass, the first original graphic novel for the franchise (which has already expanded from comics to original prose novels). It’s written by Lilah Sturges and illustrated by polterink with a cover by Alexa Sharpe. The premise is that the five scouts learn about orienteering from their guide, Jen. April quickly gets separated from the group. There’s a mystical compass, steampunk robot butlers, character development — Molly is insecure about her rel...
Tags: Art, Comics, Molly, Lilah Sturges, Alexa Sharpe


Rai - comic series checklist

Rai v1 Valiant 1992-92 1 2-5 6 - Frank Miller cover 7-9 0 - - - - - - - - - - Home / A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, RAI, Frank Miller, Ted Ignacio


Rai #6 - Frank Miller cover

 Frank Miller Rai v1 #6, 1992 - One of six covers for six different Valiant titles, Frank Miller does his own interpretation of the title characters. Although each is rendered in his preferred graphic style of the period, most are also rich and textural. Interestingly, not only were the covers published at the same time, but placed together they form a larger mural-like illustration. [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Superhero, 1990s, Miller, RAI, Frank Miller, Ted Ignacio, MiscPub, Frank Miller Rai


Daredevil #52 - Barry Windsor Smith art & cover

Barry Windsor Smith Daredevil v1 #52, 1969 - Holding a hostage, the deranged Starr Saxon now must contend with both Daredevil and the Black Panther. Barry Smith's cover is more interesting than previous efforts, although the perspective lines seem irrelevant and gratuitous. Though his drawings still lack polish, the artist continues to push the boundaries of layout and panel sequencing. The [Author: Ted F]
Tags: Comics, Barry Smith, Ted F, Barry Windsor Smith, Barry Windsor Smith Daredevil, Starr Saxon


Saturday December 8th, 2018: Cartoon #7707


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Unknown Soldier #256 - Walt Simonson art, Joe Kubert cover

Joe Kubert Unknown Soldier v1 #256, 1981 - Walt Simonson's superb drawings grace the Captain Fear back-up feature one last time. In his large opening panel, seabirds waft about two 18th century warships, perfectly setting the historical period and tone of the story. Simonson utilizes typography and some memorable and innovative sequences (including the interior page below). On page 3, the arc [Author: Ted F]
Tags: Comics, Simonson, Joe Kubert, Ted F, Walt Simonson


Uncle Scrooge #137 - Carl Barks reprint

  (Walt Disney's) Uncle Scrooge v1 #14, 1977 - Featuring work by Carl Barks, this issue contains material from earlier in the series. The feature story "All at Sea" was first published in Uncle Scrooge #31. Other artists in this issue include Tony Strobl. - - - - - - - - - - Home / Barks / Uncle Scrooge >this issue >Barks >Uncle Scrooge [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Sea, Walt Disney, Ted Ignacio, Carl Barks, Tony Strobl Home Barks Uncle Scrooge


Silver Surfer v3 #2 - Marshall Rogers art & cover

Marshall Rogers Silver Surfer v3 #2, 1987 - At long last returning to his home planet, the Surfer reunites with his love Shalla Bal and his countrymen. The artwork by Marshall Rogers is stiffly drawn and conservatively laid out. Pages 13-14 are exceptions, depicting a blistering Skrull attack on our hero. Rogers' uninspired cover isn't much better than his story art. This is number 2 of 13 [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Rogers, Ted Ignacio, Marshall Rogers, Marshall Rogers Silver Surfer, Shalla Bal


Friday December 7th, 2018: Cartoon #6806


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Rima #6 - Nestor Redondo art (Top 10), Joe Kubert cover, mis-attributed Alex Nino art

Joe Kubert 7.  Rima the Jungle Girl v1 #6, 1975 - A gorgeous opening splash reveals a jungle encampment and a hunter's quest for the legendary white jaguar. The detailing of the surrounding trees and plants is typical of Nestor Redondo's fine craftsmanship. A stunning spread follows, depicting Rima running alongside two jungle cats. Most of the story pages are pastoral in feeling, drawn with [Author: Ted F]
Tags: Comics, Joe Kubert, Ted F, Alex Nino, Nestor Redondo, Rima


News Post: Juice The Youth

Tycho: When we wrote the strip, what I said wasn’t true - but when I went into the Epic Games Launcher just now to poke around for SuperGiant’s new roguelike Hades, it looks like it? They’re not all tweens, of course.  But it’s non-zero, and if you haven’t been to a kid’s Birthday Party in the last few months you’d be forgiven for not knowing but Fortnite emotes are like a mind-virus with true dominion over the youth.  In a maverick fit of iconoclasm, Gabe’s son Noah performed these dances at...
Tags: Comics, Noah, Tycho, Gabe, Birthday Party, Fortnite


News Post: Coupon For 15% Off On The Store

Tycho: Our Merchandise Manager, the incomparable Lidija Piper, has given me a code for the store.  The code is KTHRISSMAS.  It will give you fifteen percent off.  That’s real good.  The only question is what you’re gonna do with it. You could…  explore Gavin Greco’s WASD Collection: You could… grab a copy of LEXCALIBUR, now blissfully in stock: You could… take a chunk off more elaborate purchases, like Thornwatch or The Dark Of Wood.  Any Eyrewood stuff, really: You could pragmatically...
Tags: Comics, Tycho, Gavin Greco, Lidija Piper


Comic: Juice The Youth

New Comic: Juice The Youth [Author: [email protected] (Tycho)]
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Amazing Spider-man #25 - Steve Ditko art & cover

Steve Ditko Amazing Spider-man v1 #25, 1965 - In possibly the silliest plot of the series, a scientist invents a remote control robot capable of defeating Spider-man. Steve Ditko's gallery of characters seems misplaced on the opening splash, but his remaining pages are confidently drawn. The J. Jonah Jameson-controlled robot does seem to have a an organic quality that's visually interesting. [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Steve Ditko, Ted Ignacio, Jonah Jameson


News: Final Day of the PvP 20th Anniversary Kickstarter!

Scott R. Kurtz: How do I say twenty years worth of thank yous?   When we decided to launch a Kickstarter that would collect 20 years of PvP into hardcover books, I was terrified. PvP is a legacy comic strip. It exists in an odd space with rules that don’t really apply to other webcomics. It has a passionate dedicated group of readers, but it’s reach I feared, was limited. 9 volumes of comics is a big ask. A $75k goal is a big ask. I was worried that PvP didn’t have the juice to pull it of...
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so THAT'S why my bed sheets don't bend anymore

archive - contact - sexy exciting merchandise - search - about ← previous December 7th, 2018 next December 7th, 2018: TIME TRAVEL BANDANAS HAVE ARRIVED!!– Ryan
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Mercator Projection


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Lost Art Books' Mitzi McCoy book on Wordballoon podcast

Anatomy Of A Comic Strip With Brian Collins John Suintres December 06, 2018 http://wordballoon.blogspot.com/2018/12/anatomy-of-comic-strip-with-brian.html http://www.blogtalkradio.com/wordballoon/2018/12/06/comic-books-anatomy-of-a-comic-strip-with-brian-collins.mp3 Brian Collins joins us to explore his grandfather's comic strip legacy. Kreigh Collins was a great illustrator that landed a syndication deal for his Girl Adventure strip Mitzi McCoy. He spe...
Tags: Comics, Kevin, Mitzi, Mike Rhode, Brian Collins, Mitzi McCoy, Brian Collins John Suintres, Kreigh Collins, Valliant, Keigh Collins Vol


No Parking


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