I think the intuition/thought process of buying cheap comics is interesting. There's a combination of randomness, curatorial sense and instinct at play. You end up with a group of comics that would ordinarily never be linked together, from different times, artists and publishers, but links and common themes are there and just need to be unearthed. You end up with a vantage point on the artform you would never get otherwise. No scholar would ever link these comics, but the link is there. This is how most readers, especially the uncounted legion of casual fans who aren't part of the Wednesday crowd, encounter comics.I picked up this particular group of comics at a sidewalk sale for a dollar each. They're exactly the type you'd find at a place that doesn't specialize in comics, in this case The Record Exchange. None are rare or valuable. None are celebrated classics of the form. They're probably comics you've seen a many times and thought nothing of, but each tells its own story.They are Green Lantern Corps #223 and #224, Super Soldier #1, The New Teen Titans #9, and Green Lantern1,000,000.
For obvious reasons, we're pretty big fans of triumphant returns, and there aren't many that have been as awesome as Cartoon Network's revival of Teen Titans Go!. Over the past few months, it's been a hoot to watch every week, and at San Diego, we sat down for a roundtable interview with producer Aaron Horvath and voice actors Tara Strong, Greg Cipes, Scott Menville and Khary Payton to find out just what it's like to work on the show and why they're so focused on food.
From 2003 to 2006, Teen Titans was one of the most fun and enjoyable translations of the DC Universe to television, but sadly, all good things must end. I learned that from Star Trek, so it has to be true. Sometimes, however, good things manage
Premiering on Cartoon Network later this month is Teen Titans Go!, the new series that is both aesthetically and tonally inspired by the network's earlier Teen Titans cartoon. As such, in a nice nod to the previous series, today Cartoon Network debuted the theme song to Te
News: Underground comix legend Spain Rodriguez passed away earlier this week after a long battle with cancer. The Comics Journal's Patrick Rosenkranz remembers the 72-year-old artist, whose work mixed sex, violence, politics and social conscience, and helped to define and defend American counterculture for decades.
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Over a lifetime of reading comics, Senior Writer Chris Sims has developed an inexhaustible arsenal of facts and opinions. That's why each and every week, we turn to you to put his comics culture knowledge to the test as he responds to your reader questions -- and as Halloween approaches, we make those questions spoooooky.
Q: The superhero
John Trumbull has gotten a bit of attention lately. A regular contributor to The Line It Is Drawn, a weekly art feature for the Comic Book Resources blog "Comics Should Be Good," a recent submission by Trumbull garnered far more discussion than he was likely expecting. Inspired by John Byrne and Terry Austin's famous cover from Uncanny X-Men #141, Trumbull created a New 52 spoof that features Wally
When there's danger, you'll once again know who to call next year, as Cartoon Network has announced a quasi revival of the 2003-2006 Teen Titans animated series to debut as part of the DC Nation Saturday morning block in 2013. It's not a full-on continuation o