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Read Between The Lines: The Minimalist Hero Comic Collecting Needs

Read Between The Lines: The Minimalist Hero Comic Collecting Needs

Recently the Associated Press ran an article about a lifetime comic collector auctioning off his rather impressive comic book collection. Jon Berk from Connecticut, 66, is auctioning his collection of 18,000 books and 300 pieces of comic-book art in May, 2017. The collection includes two of the “holy grails” of comic collecting – Action Comics #1

Read Between the Lines: DC REBIRTH & the Great Side-Eye

30 years ago, Moore, Miller, Morrison, and their artistic collaborators, began the great deconstruction of the super-hero narrative form. That has continued on and off (mostly on) ever since. But there have been very few creators who dedicate themselves to the reconstruction of the super-hero narrative form. Geoff Johns is one of them. In reading Rebirth

Read Between the Lines: Rated You for Everyone – The DC YOU Change No One Noticed

With this month’s launch of DC YOU, DC Comics marks the end of the New 52 branding (though not its continuity) with a mix of jump-on points and 21 new #1s. One of the recurring criticisms of the New 52 launch was the lack of diversity, both in creators and in content. While others are speaking to

Read Between the Lines: Convergence, the End of the New 52 (Logo), & NO REBOOT!

Is DC rebooting* the New 52? No. To paraphrase Dickens, this must be distinctly understood, or nothing wonderful can come of what I am going to relate. Since the announcement in February that DC will be ending the New 52 branding on the covers of their comics, there has been a great deal of incorrect

Read Between the Lines: Happy Turkey Day from the Batman Family

In a Thanksgiving image released Tuesday, we get a glimpse at the Batman: Eternal cast having the most awkward Thanksgiving I can imagine. But who are a few of the mystery faces? And who is missing? (Right-click to download enlarged version) Left: ? Older man with white hair: Philip Kane is the safe money. There

Read Between the Lines: Who are the Justice League 3000?

With the recent cancellation of the Legion of Super-Heroes title and the announcement that Justice League 3000 would be joining DC Comics’ New 52 this October, fans of both super-hero teams have been atwitter about the identities of the previewed characters. With little to no information to go on, speculation has run wild as to

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