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Pulpy Thrills and Pathos With Aurora West

The Rise of Aurora West, by JT Petty, David Rubin, and Paul Pope

Considering how long it took Paul Pope to complete Battling Boy (my fuzzy recollection is that he worked on it for three or four years), I was surprised to hear that we were getting a second Battling Boy book this year. 1,206 more words

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE KING!

Today would have been Jack Kirby’s 97th birthday! And though that is, of course, a national holiday here on the nerd farm, we still couldn’t let the day pass without notice. 123 more words

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THE PURGE! Part the Fourth: Letting Go

It’s funny, but the deeper I get into the Great Funnybook Purge, the easier it’s becoming to let go. I may have mentioned last time that I was pricing out my Alan Moore Swamp Thing run. 1,131 more words

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THE PURGE! Part the Third: Why I Hate Comics

So the Great Funnybook Purge continues here on the Nerd Farm, and it’s taking far far longer than I thought it would. For one thing, my plan of using a seven-year-old Overstreet guide and E-Bay in combination to figure out prices is turning out to be way more time-consuming than I thought it would be. 893 more words

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THE PURGE! Inner Space Interlude

So here’s the problem with my big Funnybook Purge: all the time I would normally spend writing has been spent deciding what to keep, what to sell, what to sell cheap, and what to sell for real money. 294 more words

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Subtlety, Craft, and a Well-Intentioned Wrong Note: MIRACLEMANINREVIEWISGO!!!

So! After a rejuvenating, if unannounced, vacation, we’re back, and–

Hold on there, big guy! Calm down! I know I’ve fallen behind a bit on my Miracleman retro reviews, but that’s no reason to shout. 2,410 more words

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