Mark Your Calendar: NYCC 2007 After-Party

Last year's PopCultureShock-hosted After Party was so much fun, we're doing it again...Bigger, Better and FREER!2007 NYCC / PCS AFTER-PARTYSaturday, February 24th10pm - Until...?SLATE PLUS54 West 21st Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)** No Cover Charge; No Guest List** With DJs Dylan Garrett and Mr. Brown** 2 Floors of Music, Drinks and Billiards** Free, Exclusive … Continue reading Mark Your Calendar: NYCC 2007 After-Party

For Black History Month: Flashback

I have a love-hate relationship with Black History Month, simultaneously appreciating the thought behind it while despising its continued necessity. As such, I'm not planning to make a big deal about it 'round these parts; it's a thing for less diverse sites and blogs to take note of, an opportunity to pay lip service to … Continue reading For Black History Month: Flashback

Marvel: Leaving Money on the Table

Comic Book Resources' review of 2006 has been made fun of by several bloggers for its participants lauding of Civil War as "the one project that had the biggest impact on the comics industry" -- which is arguably true, if for all the wrong reasons -- but I found this particular exchange much more interesting: … Continue reading Marvel: Leaving Money on the Table

Much Ado About Cowboys & Aliens

I knew a lot of people in the comics industry didn't like Platinum Comics' Scott Rosenberg, but holy cow!Comics writer A. David Lewis (the excellent The Lone and Level Sands) absolutely flipped his lid last Friday upon seeing Entertainment Weekly's sporadic comics sales chart showing Cowboys & Aliens in the top spot, according to Midtown … Continue reading Much Ado About Cowboys & Aliens

On the Shelves: 12/20/06

Reading is fundamental. Don't waste your time reading bad comics out of habit! My weekly, semi-informed look at select comic books being released Wednesday, 12/20/06 follows. The full shipping is list available at ComicList. [NOTE: Not all of these titles will actually arrive in all stores. If your LCBS offers a pre-ordering service, be sure … Continue reading On the Shelves: 12/20/06

Crystal Ball: September 2006 Solicitations, Part II

Support GOOD Comics! Pre-order something new EVERY month. Part I featured a look at Marvel, DC, Image and Dark Horse's offerings for September 2006, and now Part II casts the spotlight on the 10 most interesting books being solicited by "independent" publishers. The full solicitations for September can be found at [NOTE: Most of … Continue reading Crystal Ball: September 2006 Solicitations, Part II

Anniversary Time!

Wow! Three years and eight years, respectively. Crazy shit!ACENTOS THIRD ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONTuesday, March 28th @ 7:00pmfeaturing TRIO CON CUATRO,plus a Showcase of past features from the series' three year run,With a special performance by SAHELIOur anniversary fiesta promises to be off all chains possible! Come check out a special presentation of the premier Latino and … Continue reading Anniversary Time!

COMMENT: On Snobs and Good Comics Shops

I hate snobs. Of any stripe, really; literature, movies, music, TV...I hated them in the poetry scene, where snobbery usually takes the form of condencension towards anyone who was popular and/or topical, without necessarily being the finest craftspeople. I hate them equally in the comics scene, where superhero fans are looked down upon like high … Continue reading COMMENT: On Snobs and Good Comics Shops