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Finally Checking It Out: Archie

life with archie 126Like a lot of folks I suppose, I was always aware of Archie because of the digest comics at the grocery store checkout, but never actually read any.  As a kid I didn’t buy them because they seemed too “baby” …

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Finally Checking It Out – Chew Volume 1: Taster’s Choice by John Layman & Rob Guillory

Chew - Taster's ChoiceSo I guess it’s worth mentioning that the only way I find out about comics is Gutter Trash.  Both Jason & Eric dug this book, so when I saw it in a discount bin on tour, I figured it …

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Finally Checking It Out – Marvel Spotlight #6: Star-Lord by Doug Moench & Tom Sutton

Marvel Spotlight #6 Star-LordSo I found this comic in a dollar bin & bought it relatively as an investment comic since Star-Lord is supposed to be in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie.  I remember picking up the next issue of Marvel Spotlight …

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Finally Checking It Out – Dreadstar: The Price by Jim Starlin

Dreadstar: The Price

Growing up Dreadstar might have been the first non-mainstream comic I bought.  It was put out by Marvel (under the Epic banner) so it was available at newsstands & it was about a revolutionary war in outer space so it …

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2 Responses to Finally Checking It Out – Dreadstar: The Price by Jim Starlin

  1. Nick Marino says:

    Last year I read a bunch of the color Dreadstar stuff for the first time. #1-16 if I remember correctly. It was fantastic. Even though it has a lot of old school things going on with the art and story, it’s still a terrific read.

  2. hi brian says:

    http://www.ironmaidenwallpaper.com/wasted_years_7.jpg

    it’s like they just got the new maiden single.

Finally Checking It Out – Firestorm #1 by Gerry Conway & Pat Broderick

firestorm_1So as a kid I essentially never read DC comics.  I think I got an issue of The Flash, an issue of Crisis on Infinite Earths, & a couple issues of Who’s Who.  I’m not sure exactly …

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Finally Checking It Out – Sans Soleil (Chris Marker)

Sans SoleilSo most people that have ever talked to me about movies know my favorite film is Chris Marker’s La Jetee.  It might be my favorite piece of art.  It’s not for everyone, it’s under thirty minutes & made of …

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Finally Checking It Out: The Moon Maid (Edgar Rice Burroughs)

moon-maidAs a kid I never checked out Edgar Rice Burroughs.  Tarzan just really held no interest for me.  In 2007 my heavy metal co-worker Bruce gave me the John Carter of Mars books to read because he knew I was …

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Finally Checking It Out: Bloodshot #12 (Valiant Comics)

bloodshot12So in the late 1980s I had started abandoning reading mainstream comics & was generally thinning out checking out new books as the indies I was reading started to cease publication.  This is when Valiant hit & I always heard …

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Finally Checking It Out: Steve Peters’ Chemistry

So I found out about Chemistry years ago because Dave Sim talked about it in an interview I saw on YouTube & that it won the Day Prize.  I kept meaning to pick it up for the past five years …

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