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It Came From the Back Room #12

Standard recap: I’m slowly going through AABC’s one-million-plus back-issue room, restocking the boxes on the sales floor and pulling stuff to sell as discount/overstock/special items. I’m going through the alphabet backwards (don’t ask), and at my speed (even with school on holiday break right now), this amounts to a two-year project. This week, I’ve managed to finish “M” and get started on “L.” As it turns out, there are no Marvel “L” regular series (well, Logan’s Run, which lasted seven issues, but that’s under “Marvel Movie and TV Tie-ins”), so it’s all indy and DC titles for the time being. … Continue reading

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Fresh Eyes On Old Books #11 by Dan!

It’s a Sunday afternoon, so we all know what that means!  Old-timey comics! Conan The Barbarian #8 from 1971 Oh the Bronze Age… A little less lighthearted than the Silver Age, and nowhere near as gritty as the present.  So we get titles like Conan.  You might remember the Schwarzenneger movie of the same name, but surprise(!)… there was a comic first.  This issue of Conan is exactly what you’d expect it to be, a quest for treasure, an enemy that becomes a friend, and Conan having to run away from someone trying to capture him.  Once you add in … Continue reading

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The Latest and (Mostly) Greatest #8 by Dan!

Interesting week here kids, let’s do this! My Top Five (The Five Best Comics of the Week): Punisher Max: Tiny Ugly World Writer: David Lapham Artist: Dalibor Talajic This book makes it to the top five based on how many times I went “oh holy S#!*” while I was reading it.  Lapham?  Still crazy.  But that’s not necessarily a bad thing.  Much like Garth Ennis, Lapham often tries to gross out with the extreme, and he succeeds so much.  I found myself unable to stop reading this book no matter how bad I might have wanted to.  The reason this … Continue reading

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25% Off Site wide!

25% off site wide with PROMO code PUMPKIN Thursday October 14, through Tuesday October 19th!  This includes every comic listed here on the site. All orders must be paid for online (credit card or paypal), but can be picked up at the store to save on postage, if you choose.  All you have to do is type in the promo code at checkout and the discount will automatically be applied.  The discount does not apply to comics purchased at the store. Hurry, sale ends Tuesday! Continue reading

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It Came From the Back Room #6

Standard recap: I’m slowly going through AABC’s one-million-plus back-issue room, restocking the boxes on the sales floor and pulling stuff to sell as discount/overstock/special items. I’m going through the alphabet backwards (don’t ask), and at my speed (especially with the school year now in full gear), this amounts to a two-year project. I’ve currently started on the Marvel and DC “M” stuff.  Here are some of the titles I’ve been encountering: DC: Milestone Comics Milestone was an early-’90s attempt to increase diversity in superhero comics, both among their characters and their creators. Its four founders — Dwayne McDuffie, Denys Cowan, … Continue reading

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