Tag Archives: Phil Foglio

It Came From the Back Room #32

This week, instead of continuing with the letter “F,” (Fantastic Four coming soon!), we’re taking a break to talk about another original art exhibit and spotlight.  Appropriately, it’s an “F” artist, and one of my favorites:  Phil Foglio. Mainstream superhero enthusiasts may not recognize the name, but Foglio’s been around in comics since the ’80s, working the Venn diagram intersection between comics, science fiction, gaming, adventure and humor. Old-time gamers know him for his comic strip What’s New with Phil and Dixie in Dragon magazine in the ’80s, and in Duelist in the ’00s. DC humor fans know him for two … Continue reading

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It Came From the Back Room #5

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 finished the indy “M” books, and have started on the Marvel and DC “M” stuff.  Here are some of the titles I’ve been encountering: Ms. Tree For everyone who thinks that crime comics started with Brian Bendis or Ed Brubaker, here’s a true hard-boiled gem, an undeservedly-overlooked … Continue reading

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