Comics History

Jack Kirby’s 99th Birthday SALE/Fundraiser/Celebration

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Jack Kirby Sale and Celebration! Brief Artist Bios: Dave Beaty is a professional cartoonist and comic book artist. He is known mostly for his work on DC Comics’ Batman Incorporated, Flashpoint: Wonder Woman, and Justice League of America. Currently, he’s working on the sci-fi humor webcomic Red Skirts, found at RedSkirtsOnline.com. Jan Marc Quisumbing, aka The Janimal, is an independent cartoonist and comic book artist living in Sedona, AZ. He is the creator of The Adventures of Pogi Boy and Big Brown Monkey from Pronto Comics, based on the adventures of his son Fernando. The Janimal currently freelances as an … Continue reading

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FREE COMIC BOOK DAY Party Saturday, May 2, 2015!

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Free Comic Book Day Party! Saturday, May 2! 10 AM – 6 PM 5060 N. Central, Phoenix, AZ 85012 602-277-0757 Our last FCBD in this location before our BIG MOVE! FREE Comics! Free Refreshments! Free Balloons! One Free Comic Per Person – No Purchase Necessary! Get 5 FREE Comics if you spend over $5.00! Free Super-hero Face Painting 11 am – 2 pm! Meet Spider-man, Batman, Deathstroke, Arrow, Batgirl, Dr. Strange, The Scarlet Witch and more Superheroes throughout the day. When we have the exact times we will post them here.  Take your pictures with the Superheroes and post them … Continue reading

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Best of Phoenix 2013!

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Thank you New Times for naming All About Books and Comics the 2013 Winner of Best Vintage Comic Book Store! Whether you’re looking to buy or consign vintage comics, All About Books and Comics is the place for you. This Central Phoenix shop has a great selection of back issues of vintage comics, including Captain America, Thor, Avengers, X-Men, Dr. Strange, Superman, Flash, Mr. Miracle, Spider-Man, and Iron Man. Can’t find what you’re looking for? A helpful clerk will check the backroom for the issue. Looking for vintage on the cheap? Check the dollar room. Want to play? AAB&C sells … Continue reading

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It Came From the Back Room #54

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I knew it had been a while since we did one of these back-room-special posts, but when I checked the archives I was surprised that the last one was way back in early October. It’s not that I haven’t been working on backstock; it’s that Batman comics took a long time to sort, and then while we put them out in early December I never did a post on them, and now for the last month and a half or more I’ve been working on Avengers comics. It turned out that we had 17 long boxes (or almost 6,000 comics’ … Continue reading

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CBG:RIP

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When the magazine The Comics Buyer’s Guide announced that it had ceased publication this week, few comics fans blinked. Some might have noted that its last issue was #1699, indicating a long history, but it hadn’t stood out on the newstand for years. It fell to writers like Heidi MacDonald at The Beat to explain what The Comics Buyer’s Guide had meant to fans in the ’70s and ’80s, in a eulogy here; former editor John Jackson Miller offers a more detailed history here, while longtime comics and TV writer mark Evanier adds a few thoughts here. I know how … Continue reading

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