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2011 January Reading

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I’ve decided to track my comic reading for 2011: this will be my first full year of reading graphic novels and collected editions only, no monthly comics.  Based on my reading last year books slipped by and I forgot them, which doesn’t work well for a writer and reviewer.  My goal is to provide a link where the book can be purchased, a short overview and a review to the book if I write one for Comic Book Daily. Fantastic Four By Jonathan Hickman Volume 1 Full review here. Fantastic…read more

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Switching to trades

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It was a tough decision but I’m making the switch from individual issues (weeklys)  to trade paperbacks.  The idea was percolating in my head for about a year and the rationale is twofold: new comics aren’t worth anything and there’s a lot more enjoyment from reading a complete story. Say what you want but there are very few comics from 1980 onward that are worth much of anything: collecting seems to cap at the bronze age.  I’ve been a die hard collector for thirty years and have a large silver age collection…read more

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