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Hero Cats: Midnight Over Stellar City

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I’ve noticed that the Big B blog doesn’t cover as many cat related books as I would like so I figured I’d do my part to add more into the [meow] mix. Bad puns aside let’s talk about Hero Cats: Midnight Over Stellar City! Midnight is a spinoff based on the character from the pages of Hero Cats Over Stellar City, which just released its tenth issue so look forward … Read More →

Archer and Armstrong – The 2015 Weekly Writer Challenge: Fred Van Lente (Part 1)

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52 weeks. 52 different writers. 2 trade paperbacks or hardcovers a week. Each week I’ll take a look at a different writer and read two different collected editions from within that person’s repertoire to help in the examination of their work. Fred Van Lente Fred Van Lente is the type of writer you can’t help but love due to the charm and humour he puts into his scripts.  Just to … Read More →

Rai – The 2015 Weekly Writer Challenge: Matt Kindt (Part 2)

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52 weeks. 52 different writers. 2 trade paperbacks or hardcovers a week. Each week I’ll take a look at a different writer and read two different collected editions from within that person’s repertoire to help in the examination of their work. Matt Kindt Although well-known for his spy related comic work, in recent years Matt Kindt has started to dip his toes into the superhero end of the comic pool. … Read More →

Stumptown – The 2015 Weekly Writer Challenge: Greg Rucka (Part 2)

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52 weeks. 52 different writers. 2 trade paperbacks or hardcovers a week.  Each week I’ll take a look at a different writer and read two different collected editions from within that person’s repertoire to help in the examination of their work. Greg Rucka Greg Rucka has bounced around a bit in the comic industry, finding a home in DC for many years before working for other publishers like Marvel, Image, … Read More →

The Wal-Tor Weekly Review

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This week on the Wal-Tor Weekly Review, Marvel launches the Secret Wars tie-in, House Of M, Archie continues his recent relaunch with its sophomore issue, and we get to see more of Valiant Comics’ latest event with the second issue of Book of Death.   House Of M #1 Following years of war between humans and mutants, one side has finally prevailed with a powerful monarchy emerging to lead this … Read More →

The Wal-Tor Weekly Review

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This week on the Wal-Tor Weekly Review, Valiant Comics puts out the first chapter of “The Book Of Death”, Abigail Brand details the inner workings of “Siege”, and the Guardians Of Knowhere make their Secret Wars debut.

Captain Canuck #1

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Written and drawn by Kalman Andrasovsky, Captain Canuck emerges into the comic book world with a rebooted and renewed purpose. Kalman gives longtime fans and new readers something to cheer about, providing the world with a great jumping on point for Captain Canuck. Read More →

Grown Man Reads Kids Comics: Free Comic Book Day Edition!

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To learn more about this wonderful day you can hit up www.freecomicbookday.com, to learn about some of the titles I’m most excited for you can check out my previous article HERE, but the best part about Free Comic Book Day is taking your family and friends out that might not read comics otherwise but I mean they’re free so why not? Best of all if you have some little friends or family that you want to get into the wonderful world of comics there is a ton of all-ages titles you can pick up for them at Big B, so let’s check out a few… Read More →

Comics You Should Know For FCBD 2015

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I’ve come up with five books that you should grab at Big B on May 2nd (AKA Free Comic Book Day 2015). Now these aren’t the books you’d expect, both Marvel and DC use FCBD to launch their newest events, in this case Marvel is releasing a zero issue of the upcoming Secret Wars and DC is releasing Divergence, a sneak peek at Superman, Batman and the Justice League post the ongoing Convergence event. Now that we got those sure-fire grabs out of the way, here’s five more picks. Read More →

The 2015 Weekly Writer Challenge: Week 12 – Garth Ennis (Part 2)

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My original intent was to actually review the first volume of Garth Ennis’s Punisher Max run for today’s article but alas, sometimes weird things happen and stuff doesn’t pan out the way you intend. Having read a good handful of that run just on my own time, rest assured that it’s not only awesome but it feels like a travesty that I’m not talking about it today. Read More →

Comic Book Love Stories

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In the 1960s, Charlton Comics published a number of monthly “True-to-Life Stories of Romance!” including Teen Confessions, Love Diary, Teen-Age Love and Career Girl Romances. I promise I didn’t make that last one up. These are the sort of comics you’ll find on the shelf at your great-aunt’s cottage, likely where they have been sitting since September of 1963, left behind when some distant relation returned from one last labour day weekend cottage trip. Read More →