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It Came From the Back Room #43

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 (these are featured at the discount racks at the west end of the store for a couple of weeks after each post, and then go to the discount racks on the east end of the store for a few weeks, and then disappear into our warehouses, so get them while you can). I’m going through the alphabet backwards (don’t ask), and at my speed (especially with the school semester in full gear), this amounts to … Continue reading

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Gene Colan Art Exhibit

Here are the five Colan pages being displayed at the store this week, through Saturday — and at the July 4 sale! — and, no, none of them are being sold….: This is from Tomb of Dracula #9, page 10; inks by Vince Colletta and words by Marv Wolfman. Evan Dorkin said last week that Colan’s art was like “dreams on paper,” and this is a good example: the hand-drawn panel borders radiating from the center; the use of … is it whiteout?… to indicate fog; the bottom image of Dracula on the ground in the shadows, weak but still … Continue reading

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Fresh Eyes on Old Books #12 by Dan!

I’m taking a break from watching whatever the Cardinals are trying to do.  It sure isn’t playing football, but that’s the kind commentary I should save for a different blog.  Now, Comics! Defenders #6 from 1973 The Defenders are a team that has always surprised me.  They look like a poor-man’s Avengers team, consisting of throwaways that aren’t good enough for the main team.  But this title lasted over 150 issues, so do I really have any room to judge them?  It is a completely capable creative team in Steve Englehart and Sal Buscema.  It’s the kind of group that … Continue reading

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