New York Comic Con is now bigger than San Diego Comic-Con

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The New York Comic Con was held this past weekend, and thanks to Thursday now being a full-day, they were able to sell tickets to 151,000 unique individuals. This makes the New York Comic Con the largest, most attended comic convention in all of North America. The San Diego Comic-Con is now the second largest comic convention in all of North … [Read more...]

Marvel Comics is killing Wolverine!

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I haven't been following the story lines in mainstream superhero comics lately, so it came somewhat of a surprise to me when I learned that Marvel Comics is killing off its most popular character, Wolverine. It's going to happen in a four-issue mini-series by writer Charles Soule and artist Steve McNiven aptly titled, Death of Wolverine. I … [Read more...]

Wal-Mart is selling Batman t-shirts some are finding offensive

Wal-Mart is in hot water with some over a t-shirt it's selling in the Junior's section of its stores. The shirt is also available online. It features the Batman symbol along with the text, "Training to be Batman's Wife." Here's a photo of the offensive shirt: I don't really understand what the controversy is. Not really. It's just a dumb … [Read more...]

The economic reality of comic book conventions

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Denise Dorman, wife of illustrator Dave Dorman, wrote a blog post about how attending comic book conventions as an industry professional is a money losing endeavor. According to Denise, people go to comic book conventions not to see artists like her husband and buy some of their work, but to see cosplayers, folks who dress up as characters from … [Read more...]

First rule of comic book shop rape room, don’t complain to owner about comic book shop rape room

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On Saturday, August 30, Jennifer Williams took to Twitter and tweeted the following bit of wisdom: Dear male comic shop employees, do not EVER refer to your back room as the "rape" room. EVER. #comics #retail #rapeculture— Jennifer Williams (@JenWilliams13) August 30, 2014 Then, a few days later on Tuesday, Septemeber 2, she … [Read more...]

Turns out eBay is kind of a rip-off

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I don't sell a lot of stuff on eBay, but when I do, I'm fairly ignorant when it comes to how much I pay eBay and PayPal to facilitate the transaction. Normally I sell low to medium value stuff. They take their fees out of my PayPal balance and I've never really paid much attention to it. Early last month, I sold 44 comic book issues of the The … [Read more...]