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QC Comic Con Slams Into Hampton Inn

QC Comic Con Slams Into Hampton Inn

Calling all comic book aficionados! You are to report to the Quad Cities Comic Con this weekend! That’s right, Quad Cities Comic Con is happening this Saturday Mar 31 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Hampton Inn and Suites QC International Airport (2450 65th Avenue Moline). This FREE family-friendly show’s purpose is to […]

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Was Now The Right Time For ‘The Punisher’ To Hit TV?

Was Now The Right Time For ‘The Punisher’ To Hit TV?

Last month I read an article up on io9 titled “There’s Never Going to Be a ‘Right Time’ for The Punisher TV Series” (https://io9.gizmodo.com/theres-never-going-to-be-a-right-time-for-the-punisher-1819326835) and I wanted to address some issues I had. The core idea of the article I agree with; which is that given the level of gun violence in the United States […]

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Beam Down To Q-C Planet Con

Beam Down To Q-C Planet Con

It is officially time for the 8th Annual Quad Cities Planet Comic and Arts Convention! Are you ready? This Saturday July 29 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. you are invited to the QC Planet Con at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center (226 17th Street Rock Island). Admission is only $5 for adults […]

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Was Mighty Con A Mighty Show?

Was Mighty Con A Mighty Show?

It’s been a slow couple of weeks in the comic book industry, but that should be about to turn around. Summer is finally upon us, so convention season will start in earnest soon. San Diego Comic Con is a little more than a month away and with it all the major comic book news. Here […]

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Comics Are Great To Read, Free Or Not

Comics Are Great To Read, Free Or Not

Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) is traditionally held on the first Saturday in May, but various comics shops have mixed things up to get new readers into the fold. Regardless, it’s been a great idea. FCBD has its start with Joe Field, comic book retailer and columnist for the Comic Buyer’s Guide, a now defunct […]

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POW! BANG! It’s Time For Comic Con!

POW! BANG! It’s Time For Comic Con!

Calling all comic book and anime fans! It’s officially time for Quad Cities Comic Con! With more vendors, artists and guests than ever, Quad Cities Comic Con will be happening at the RiverCenter (136 E 3rd Street Davenport) on June 3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and June 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 […]

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Time To Get Back To Slamming The Comics Industry!

Time To Get Back To Slamming The Comics Industry!

After two weeks talking about explosions, comic books and community action, I think it’s time to get back to what this series is best at: complaining about the comic book industry. This week while going through the stack of Marvel comics at Mellow Blue Planet, I was looking at Champions #4. I was just examining […]

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Is Dark Horse’s Future Dark?

Is Dark Horse’s Future Dark?

On Tuesdays when the shop gets their new comics in to process so that they’re ready for the shelf on Wednesday, we divvy up things up in several stacks. This usually leaves us with a stack for all the big five publishers, Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, IDW and Image, as well as a stack for […]

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Taking A Bite Into Comic Book Vampires

Taking A Bite Into Comic Book Vampires

If you clicked on today’s article hoping to hear about Vampirella, Baron Blood, Morbius or Andrew Bennett then I’ve afraid I’m going to disappoint you. No, today’s article is about how the comic book industry is trying to bleed us dry of every penny they can get. First I want to talk about an indy […]

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How You Can Help Your Local Comic Shop

Given that the holiday season is upon us I want to talk about what we as fans can do to give back to our favorite hobby. I have three suggestions that will help your local comic shop serve you better and help them stay in business. First and most important: the Previews catalog is your […]

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