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Five Things We Need to See More of in Kids’ Movies

After my review of How to Train Your Dragon 2, I got to thinking about the kinds of movies I used to watch when I was young, and although I remember being subjected to a myriad of tripe during that [...]

July 4, 2014 Movies and TV
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Lament of a Longtime Reader

Those that know me well know that I am a huge comic reader. I would not say collector, per se, but reader. Of the large quantity of comics I own, I can say with certainty that I have read every [...]

February 4, 2013 Features
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To Cosplay Or Not To Cosplay

Welcome to Adventures In Cosplay: From Amateur To Fanatic! At every single Con event every year, fans and comic creators alike like to come to the events dressed up as their favorite characters – whether that be from Anime television [...]

December 11, 2012 Features
Remembering the victims of the Aurora CO attack

Vilifying Pop Culture In The Wake of Aurora, CO

[The following is the opinion of the writer and does not reflect the opinions of Comic Booked as a whole.] July 20, 2012 was a day that many people looked forward to for a long time. As the release date [...]

July 20, 2012 Features
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The Fine Art of Tie-Ins

Tie-in comics are aimed at both established and potential fans. They can act as publicity, so to speak, by crossing mediums to expose the brand (or story, or characters) to an audience that may have overlooked or missed it initially. [...]

June 2, 2012 Features, Reviews
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DCNU- Thoughts From A Long-time Reader

The purpose of this editorial is not to pass judgement on the DCnU. I haven’t read enough of the new books to do that yet. I’ve only read Justice League and Superman so far and stopped reading them at issue three [...]

January 27, 2012 Features
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SOPA Dies, PIPA Stalls

It’s official, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is dead! Following a wave of online protests on Wednesday, including the unprecedented blackouts of websites ranging from Wikipedia to Imgur, Congress has wasted no time in backing away from a bill [...]

January 20, 2012 Features
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What’s Wrong With SOPA?

“Everything,” if you prefer the flippant answer. And sadly, that’s not as far from the truth as we might like to believe. If you’re unfamiliar with SOPA (that’s the Stop Online Piracy Act), it’s a piece of anti-piracy legislation currently [...]

January 18, 2012 Features
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The Greatest Batman Game You’ll Never See

It used to be that licensed video games for Batman were “meh” at best. I remember being so excited to play Batman on the NES as a kid, to experience the 1989 movie in a new way, but it was [...]

January 14, 2012 Features
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What Grinds My Gears? Unnecessary Comic Deaths and Manufactured Events!

Something has been nagging at me for some time now: gimmicky comic book marketing ploys.  We all saw the damage this practice did to the industry in the 90’s.  I thought that everyone had learned their lessons, and that the [...]

October 15, 2011 Features, Reviews
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Print vs. Digital: Can They Coexist In Peace?

“Print is dead.” – Egon Spengler, “Ghostbusters” Not yet, Egon, but those words definitely mean more in today’s publishing world than they did back in 1984. While concrete statistics vary depending on source and the increased availability of devices that [...]

August 8, 2011 Features
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Wizard World Philly: A fan’s viewpoint

Every year for the past few years I have taken off from work for Wizard World. This multi-genre fan event spans a full three days (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday). The recent Convention Center expansion on Arch Street allowed the convention [...]

June 20, 2011 Features