Archive for December, 2013


MY PARENTS ARE DEEAAAAAAAD!!!

Hey everyone,

While there are still a couple left, the passing of Hanukkah, Christmas, and most solstice-based holidays means that the majority of gift giving are in progress or behind us. I hope you’ve been enjoying your time off and spending it with people, pets, and stories you love. It’s been a good year for comic-based Christmas media with Iron Man 3 and Batman: Arkham Origins taking place over Christmas Eve. I suppose it makes sense that those two heroes would be our hobby’s Christmas patrons, after all, they do tend to have all the best toys. Other holidays may not get the same attention (Jesus totally stole the thunder from Thor’s birthday), but regardless of what you celebrate, there’s really only one (appropriate) question left…

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Well it’s gift-giving season again, the happiest season of all. Unfortunately, all that happiness can get kind of stressful. Well fear not, dear readers, whether you’re hoping to take advantage of time off, looking for something to spend your grandma’s check on, or looking to buy the comic fan in your life something a little more nuanced than Amazon’s best sellers, I’m here to help make your life a little less stressful.

Happy HolidaysBelow I’ve assembled ten of my favorite collected comics that should be easy to find. I’ve tried to provide a selection that will hopefully appeal to most, if not all, readers. It’s worth mentioning that there are tons of excellent comics that I simply haven’t gotten around to reading, but I wanted to feel confident that you were getting the best I could recommend and, as such, many of them are missing from this list. If you feel like your interests aren’t adequately represented here, feel free to let me know in comments and I’ll try to see if I can’t come up with something.

I hope this is helpful to you and, as my friends at FOX News say: Happy Holidays.

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Seen here, on an average day.

Seen here, on an average day.

Marguerite Bennett is a relatively new name to the comics world, but in the few months that she’s been gracing the covers – and more – of your comic books, she’s accomplished a great deal. She’s written Batman, recreated Lobo, and even filled in on Batgirl for Gail Simone!

A recent graduate of Sarah Lawrence College’s graduate program, Bennett has proven to be a talented and distinguished voice within DC’s stable and has been rising like a rocket. Her fascinating entry into the world of comics and her even more fascinating talent for character work and psychological horror immediately made her a creator to pay attention to in my book and she’s been kind enough to speak with us.

In short, she’s clever, talented, and – I’m honored to say – here.

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