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Fan Expo 2010 Day One: Art and Hardcovers

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Originally published at Comic Book Daily under my Bound Together column. Fan Expo 2010 started today at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.  The early bird package had a 2:00 PM entrance and there were hundreds lined up to get in: I’ve never seen a crowd that large buying a premium VIP three day show pass.  Media and vendor passes are a beautiful thing.  Art prices are continuing their dramatic increase while vintage hardcovers are scarce. My focus was artist alley and acquiring sketches from my favourite artists.  Paolo Rivera was…read more

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The Hunter by Stark and Cooke

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The adaptation of Richard Stark’s Parker: The Hunter by Darwyn Cooke has received a lot of press, both from inside and outside the comics community.  It’s a grim tale of an anti-hero set in the 1950’s about a thief who gets double crossed and sets out to get what’s his. I’m a huge Darwyn Cooke fan and looked forward to this release: I saw him last year talking about it and jumped on the publisher’s preview.  Cooke has a retro 50’s style, simple and to the point, that really fits…read more

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