Yes, it’s Wednesday – and that means a new sci-fi comic book available at your local comic book shop. Not that anyone’s complaining, mind you. Not when the “sci-fi” in question is based in present day times and it’s from the fertile mind of writer Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT), a favourite of ours on this very site.
So, what happens when you’re trapped in the early twenty-first century – prehistory – and you’ve discovered that the time stream is an absolute mess?
You’ve got to fix the problem. And that’s what the fascinating Past Aways, a brand new monthly series, is all about.
It’s been said, more than once in this particular column, that the science fiction genre has become an extremely popular mainstay in comics over the last half decade. And we reader are the luckier for it!
This Wednesday, like many Wednesdays before it, showcases a new number, a new entrant, into the pantheon of recent sci-fi.
Follow me after the jump for a look at Rafael Albuquerque’s newest creator owned series, Ei8ht!
Back in 1977, Marvel Comics, on the back of the popularity that Star Wars (the first movie) had generated, began publishing monthly Star Wars comic books. In hindsight, it was an early look at the comic book industry licensing rights from other companies in order to publish their characters – something we see regularly now.
This partnership with Lucasfilm lasted the better part of a decade. Eventually, Star Wars would find a new home and partner with Dark Horse Comics, and a prosperous relationship (with absolutely fantastic – and now legendary – comic book Star Wars stories) lasted twenty-three years.
And then Disney, who had already purchased Marvel Comics, bought Lucasfilm.
Today, everyone’s favourite story from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, returns home with the release of Marvel Comics’ Star Wars #1.
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I know. I know. You’ve got other things on your mind right now than making a run to your local comic book shop. Here’s shopping, there’s cooking, there’s getting showered and ready for a dinner party tonight.
But maybe…just maybe…you’ve got a few extra minutes to pick up some comic books for yourself!
If that’s the case, I’ve got a pick for you…The Massive #30.
Follow me after the jump and I’ll tell you – really quickly ‘cos I know you have things to do – why it’s a great pick!
There are so many great comic book compilations available this holiday season, you’re sure to find something of interest for a friend or loved one (or yourself). The only thing you have going against you right now is time.
Still, it’s not too late to grab something and wrap it up before the holidays!
Here then, is the second installment of our great comic book compilation list. You can find the first one, published yesterday, right here. Of course, we have other comic recommendations for the holiday season here and here as well as more pricey picks here and here.
Follow me after the jump for some fantastic suggestions!
Who’s not a fan of the “first issue”?
Once upon a time, not so long ago, first issues were just for “collecting” with people of all shapes and sizes and interests getting caught up in the wave of pretend money making off of new #1’s. That was about the time I quit reading comics for the better part of a decade.
I dare say, these days, a “first issue” gets the blood racing not because of potential monetary gain, but because there are so many new storytelling ideas in so many different genres by so many amazing writers and artists.
Today, the blood is pumping for the release of Dark Ages #1.
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Another holiday Wednesday means another Tuesday run to your local comic shop.
That’s right. Just like last week, where Christmas Day landed on a Wednesday, your comics are arriving a day earlier than normal. And it’s strange. It’s strange because you’d think that the comic book publishing companies might take the week off themselves. Hell, the pickings were pretty slim last week, but I was still able to find a jewel amongst the…well, almost nothingness. This week is a little bit different in that there are quite a few titles pushing to be shipped before 2014 officially starts.
As a bit of a horror fan, wouldn’t it be just grand to usher in 2014 with a horrific and absolutely stunning vampire tale? Yes, how about some Bad Blood in time for the new year?
The 2013 edition of Biff Bam Pop’s Holiday Gift Guide kicks off today! Over the course of the next 24 days, we’ll be sharing with you all sorts of excellent gift selections for the pop culture afficionado in your life. Some will be a bit obvious, some will be unique and a little expensive. Music, movies, comic books and more – it’s all going to be covered. So get excited and get into the first instalment, courtesy of our pals over at Dark Horse Comics.
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“A longer time ago, in a galaxy even further away…”
That’s the tag line for the most recent Star Wars inspired mini-series From Dark Horse Comics, the publisher who’s been releasing Star Wars inspired comic books for…well, for a long time. Now that Disney has swallowed Lucasfilm, it’ll be interesting to see what happens with this hot property and who ends up publishing it in this form. Marvel Comics, another Disney entity, is a good bet.
But that’s the future. We’re talking about a story that was “a longer time ago”.
How long ago, you ask? Follow me after the jump and I’ll tell you, padawan learner.