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Dr. Druid, The Forgotten Sorcerer

We’re all familiar with Marvel’s resident Sorcerer Supreme, Dr. Strange, but Stephen Strange was far from the first magically gifted doctor/sorcerer to grace the pages of Marvel comics. In fact, a certain forgotten “doctor” preceded him by 2 years.  This is the story of Dr. Druid, or as he was

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4 Things to be Excited About in 2021! 

What a strange and difficult year it has been. There were certainly plenty of high points in the comic world in 2020, but most everything has been overshadowed and marred by fear of the coronavirus. As 2020 comes to an end, it’s important for us to look forward and not

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Retro Comic Review: Spectacular Spider-Man #112 

You’d Better Watch Out  To help celebrate the Christmas spirit, we’re taking a look back at a classic Christmas story told in the pages of Spectacular Spider-Man #112. This Christmas tale has it all: Santa Claus, Spider-Man, a new version of “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” and armed robbery. Okay, so

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Retro Comic Review: Avengers #196 

For the first entry in our new retro comic review blog series, we are taking a look at Avengers #196, which was published in June of 1980. This issue features the first full appearance of Taskmaster, who briefly made a cameo appearance at the end of Avengers #195, having been

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How to Commission a Sketch from Your Favorite Artist 

If you’ve ever been to a comic expo of some kind, chances are you’ve probably bought artwork from one of the vendors, or at the very least, taken the time to observe and appreciate the prints on display above one of their booths. Either way, with the sheer abundance of

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Forgotten Comic Characters: The Wicked Wall

The Origins of The Wall  If you’re familiar with the site, you have probably read our blog series “Where Are They Now: Forgotten Comic Book Characters.” In searching for the next subject for that series, we stumbled across a unique comic book character. This is a character so obscure, that

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Comic Spotlight: Venom Beyond

Venom Island to Venom Beyond After the events of Venom Island, Donny Cates sets the stage for the biggest Venom story of the character’s history. If there was any concern about this story burning out quickly, it’s been crushed under the weight of the epic new Venom Beyond story arc.

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Why You Should Consider Pressing Your Comic Books

If you are a comic book collector, chances are you make a great effort in caring for your collection. Maybe you never plan on selling your collection, but you still want your books to be in as pristine condition as possible. On the other hand, maybe you’ll come to a

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How to Get the Most Money From Reselling Your Comic Books

To the casual collector, reselling old comic books can seem like a daunting process that looks something like this…   Step 1: Own a comic book  Step 2: List it for sale… somewhere…  Step 3: ???  Step 4: Profit. Hopefully.   That’s why we’re here to help. By following a few simple

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Whatever Happened to Americop?

For this edition of our blog series, “Where Are They Now: Forgotten Comic Book Characters,” we are taking a look at Marvel’s Americop, who made his first appearance in Captain America #428 in June of 1994.  As you can probably surmise by the character’s name and the year of origin, Americop was a

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Comic Spotlight: Thor #5

Though the series up to this point has had somewhat of a slow build, finally Thor and Galactus come to behold the all-consuming entity known as the Black Winter. However, things may not be as they seem.   A New Beginning After taking over as writer after the great Thor run by Jason

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Keeping Your Comic Books Bagged & Stored Properly

Collecting comic books can be an enjoyable and rewarding hobby.  For some, it can be about having as many great stories as possible to read. For others, the thrill of collecting in itself is the driving motivation behind the hobby. Regardless of which categories you fall into as a collector,

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Best Practices For Getting a Comic Book Signed

So, you’re interested in getting your favorite comic book signed?  Before you make this big decision, there may be a few things worth considering.  For instance, who is it that you’re planning on getting to sign your comic book?  Will the signature increase the value of your book?  Should you get

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Tips for First-Time Comic Readers

  Long-time comic book readers know just how overwhelming it can be to choose which comic to read first.  Most started with a single comic book that piqued their interest at the time and then started collecting chronologically. For others, a guest-star character grabbed their attention and they migrated to that character’s

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Whatever happened to the Human Fly, anyway?

Comic books have been a major part of entertainment for over 80 years. In that time period, we’ve been introduced to a plethora of characters that have become household names, such as Superman, Captain America, Batman, Spider-Man, Wonder-Woman, and the Hulk.   We’ve also been introduced to some of the greatest

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Comic Spotlight: Venom #25

Everything has been leading up to this moment. Eddie Brock has come face to face with his long-time nemesis Carnage, and let’s just say they’ve never been closer. Meanwhile, we finally get a glimpse of the true power that Eddie’s son Dylan has been holding in reserve. Venom #25 is

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