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Re;Ma!- Otakon 2013

And it’s only one dollar. Yes, for my third year in a row, I went down to Otakon in Baltimore, MD, and while it was packed to the gills with over 34,000 attendees, it was worth it. Throughout all of [...]

August 18, 2013 Features, Reviews
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Re;Ma!- Steins;Gate

Convention Season 2013 is alive and strong, ladies and gentlemen. Summer jobs are in full 9 to 5, cosplays being planned, and carpools are being set up. Yes, people, it’s Convention Season 2013 and it’s in full swing, and I am certainly no [...]

July 22, 2013 Reviews
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Webcomics Wednesday: The Many Faces of Manga

Hello, and welcome to Webcomics Wednesday! The past twenty years or so the Western market has seen rapid growth in one particular comic format: manga.  The Japanese artwork and storytelling has grown to encompass a wide variety of genres, and [...]

January 9, 2013 Reviews
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ReviewMa! Is This a Review?

Hooray! We’re less than 2 weeks until Christmas, and one week until the apocalypse! Wait. That doesn’t sound right. We can’t have the end of the world before Christmas; I still have games to import! But yeah, end of the [...]

December 12, 2012 Reviews
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Review – Big Hero 6: Brave New Heroes

Reprinting the 2008 ​Big Hero 6​ mini-series from Chris Claremont and David Nakayama, about Marvel’s Japanese superhero team, did not do it any favors.  Too sloppy, too repetitive, and embarrassingly inconsistent in every sense of the word, it’s hard to [...]

September 12, 2012 Reviews
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The Incredible Weekend of Saboten Con!

The counts are in! This year’s attendance at the Saboten con, held at the Rennaissance hotel in Glendale, Arizona was officially the largest in the history of the convention!  The 3 day convention was packed full of events including the [...]

September 12, 2012 Reviews
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Own It! With Yenny – Polterguys

Before I really started to immerse myself in the world of DC and Marvel comics (among others), before I was a fan of Iron Man and Batman and their many awesome adventures (and later, films), I was an avid reader [...]

June 26, 2012 Reviews
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DC’s Digital Plan Includes New Comics M-F, Batman & More

DC Comics announced plans, then expanded on them at C2E2, to strengthen their digital-first releases. While the concept of comic publishers making a stronger commitment to digital content is hardly surprising these days, DC’s plan is interesting for a variety [...]

April 14, 2012 Reviews
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Interview with Jason Dube: Artist of ‘Joey the Lil Genius’

In Auburn, Washington, a ten year old boy with spina bifida is getting a chance to be a super hero in his own comic book.  Joseph Hernandez, father of Joey, has written his son into Joey the Lil Genius where [...]

August 15, 2011 Reviews
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Whose Art is Art?

People can overreact to art in such a massive way, and the worst-case scenario is when the law takes notice. Whatever the scenario is that leads to the badges and uniforms narrowing their eyes, it is most likely followed by [...]

August 8, 2011 Features, Reviews
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Time To Make the Manga – “Uglies” Is Coming

Some of us geeks (nerds, whatever) are busy worrying about whether we’ve “won” or not, and what that means sociologically. It might be a relevant question, but it deals with navel-gazing so blatantly that it becomes unsettling, and I would [...]

August 6, 2011 Reviews
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Arrested For Possession Of Manga?

Imagine being stopped at an airport by a custom’s officer and having all of your belongings searched. The officer discovers manga on your laptop and considers it to be child pornography and decides to issue a warrant for your laptop. After that [...]

June 24, 2011 Features
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Sakura-Con 2011 Preview

This coming April 22nd-24th weekend, the premier NW anime convention, Sakura-Con, will take place at The Washington State Convention Center in Seattle,WA.  Even though an unusually rainy “spring” saw most of the cherry blossoms rust quickly this year, Sakura-Con (sakura is [...]

April 20, 2011 Reviews
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Comic Book Divas To Premiere “FANGS” #1 At Horror Hound Weekend

Comic Book Divas is set to Debut “FANGS” #1 at Horror Hound Weekend with Exclusive Horror Hound Weekend Variant Cover limited to 25 copies; Cover Art  by Neill Brengettsey and colors by Sarah Straub It’s becoming that time of year [...]

February 15, 2011 News
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Cosplay on ComicBooked.com

OH…MY….GOODNESS! Our site just got even hotter!  We now welcome you to a Cosplay Column.  This featured picture is of me as Catwoman.  That’s just the hint! What’s Cosplay without a little contest in the mix?!  You guessed it!  We’ll [...]

January 30, 2011 Reviews