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Forever Fangirl: One Night in Madripoor!

Captain America and Iron Man, aka, Steve Rogers and Tony Stark have one of the best bromances in comics in not only my opinion, but if the 80,000 slash pages putting them in compromising positions has anything to say about it, it’s a fan favorite. So, Marvel Comics bowed to the fan outcry and as […]

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Forever Fangirl: When a Spidey Meets a Spidey Comin’ Through the Rye

Anyone who has read this column, any of my other writing, is my friend on Facebook, shops at my comic shop, knows me in person, or happens to sit beside me on the bus knows that my hatred for Brian Michael Bendis. Granted the man does know how to write true crime. See his amazing […]

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FAN ABOUT TOWN – An Indie by Any Other Name Is Still an Indie… Or Is It?

Mark Andrew Smith, the co-creator and editor of the Image anthology, Popgun, instigated some online chatter Monday when he released an open letter decrying the use of the term “Indie Comics” as a perjorative. Smith, a onetime Californian (he attended UC Santa Barbara before moving to Phuket, Thailand) has been creating comics almost exclusively through […]

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FAN ABOUT TOWN – Walt Disney: The World’s Most Successful Indie Comics Creator

During a recent trip to Disneyland with my family (despite my previous vow never return to Anaheim – ever!), I was struck by a strange duality in the Happiest Place on Earth. Now, I am far from a Disney historian, although I do possess more than a passing familiarity with the parks’ histories and Imagineering […]

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Forever Fangirl: Free Comic Book Day 2012

Now in its 11th year, Free Comic Book Day is an annual event where local comic shops throughout the country and around the world offer readers new and old an opportunity to sample new titles and new stories all for free! Whether you’ve been reading for years or you’ve never picked up a book in […]

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FAN ABOUT TOWN – GRAPHIC.LY? It’s more like “GRAPHIC.LIE!”

DIGITAL COMICS!  These are the watchwords of the day, as everyone from the BigTwo to Mark Waid contemplates what this new paperless format means for our beloved medium, not just in terms of distribution, but also in terms of new storytelling opportunities.  I mean, the future is limitless, right? At least, that’s what I thought […]

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FAN ABOUT TOWN – Interview with Karl Altstaetter

In keeping with our series of local Los Angeles comics talent, today we’re speaking with Karl Altstaetter, who has worked in various creative capacities on everything from early Image projects, to Marvel and DC work-for-hire gigs, to his current labor of love with MTV (more on that later).  As you will soon see, Karl’s years […]

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