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Avengers, Assemble Onto My Bookshelf!

What's the best way to read comic books in the 21st century? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Jul 1, 2014 - 13 answers

Wild blue yonder, comic, is it worth it?

Wild Blue Yonder the comic book- is it complete? (and, uh, worth it) [more inside]
posted by Jacen on Jan 22, 2014 - 1 answer

In Issue 214 of Action Comics, Clark Kent is seen ordering bourbon

Is there a comic book character with a signature alcoholic beverage? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Oct 8, 2013 - 17 answers

Please help me find a vaguely-remembered graphic novel

I'm trying to help a friend find a graphic novel he read years ago and would like to re-read. Here's what he remembers: There were three volumes, each a large (8 x 12) soft cover book of around 100 pages (about an inch thick). There was no indication that they were published in serial form previous to these volumes, which were probably published in the mid 90's. The art was simple and unadorned, pen and ink, and mostly in regular equal square frames. The story was a real-world fantasy about spiritual awakening, but it was not religious and there were no battles; it was a story about a seeker finding himself. The title may have included the word Journey and the author/artist may have a name like Wasserman (though I've googled the hell out of those two details and had no luck.)
posted by ruemonkey on Sep 17, 2013 - 2 answers

Help identifying a 1970s comic book where the villain was a gas pump...

Probably early to mid 1970s, color, possible a free giveaway, likely newsprint cover, maybe ecology / gas shortage / conservation themed? Cartoony superhero style probably. I remember getting this as a kid at an outdoor public event on the west coast of BC, Canada - but I assume it wasn't a location-specific comic. It might have been a premium / advertising / educational thing. I've been trying to identify it for years, but that's about all the info that I can recall. Does this ring a bell with anyone?
posted by acroyear on Jun 29, 2013 - 3 answers

Comic Book Making Gifts

Please help me find a comic book-making related gift for my partner! [more inside]
posted by dysh on Dec 10, 2012 - 12 answers

Sequential Art for the Slammer

I need recommendations for comic strip collections, graphic novels, and manga that can be purchased from Amazon, don't contain drug/sex/gang content, and can enjoyed by someone in their twenties. This is very much a follow up to this question. [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Sep 18, 2012 - 30 answers

Please help me track down this (very faintly remembered) comic book!

Please help me track down this (very faintly remembered) comic book! [more inside]
posted by The Card Cheat on May 16, 2012 - 2 answers

Godfather Comic Book

Comic Search - Anyone know of a comic book or Anime that has a Godfather as a central character? [more inside]
posted by fozzie33 on Jun 2, 2011 - 3 answers

Breaking the 4th wall?

Where do I start reading about Deadpool? [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on May 4, 2011 - 4 answers

Subnormal Memory

Attempting to identify a comic book artist! [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Apr 24, 2011 - 5 answers

Help me find an old comic book story similar to Black Swan, the movie.

A forgotten story in a comic book. Very close to Black Swan, the movie. Drawn with mostly dark panels about a ballerina. Help me find it, it's driving me crazy. [more inside]
posted by massless on Jan 8, 2011 - 7 answers

How does one search old comic books for minor themes?

Deep Searching Old Comics for Research in the Humanities: How does one search old comic books for something that may amount to set-dressing? I'm looking for depictions of public housing projects in U.S. comics from 1950 – 1980. What tools or approaches can you recommend? [more inside]
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj on Dec 6, 2010 - 23 answers

Dan Dare style illustration and blue (green?) aliens.

Help me remember this old science fiction comic. [more inside]
posted by TheWhiteSkull on Nov 8, 2010 - 3 answers

I need to be a better illustrator!

Help me become a better (comic book style) artist so I can illustrate my own scripts. I need to become better at sketching, primarily. The human figure mainly, but also backgrounds and layouts. I don't have $$ for an extensive course, so I'm looking primarily for books and online tutorials. (I also need to find artists to illustrate scripts I don't have time to do myself, if anyone's interested.) Thanks.
posted by Shane on Mar 5, 2010 - 10 answers

"Just Call Me Joe"

I'm looking for the name of a comic book from the 70s or the author of one of the stories in it. [more inside]
posted by ambulocetus on Feb 25, 2010 - 6 answers

A pop-up comic using fold-in technology

How can I fold a comic book page to make a story more interesting and still legible when unfolded? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Aug 27, 2009 - 7 answers

Thanos is intriguing. Who else?

In your opinion, who are the best alien super-villains? Difficulty: I'm only interested in those that originated from comic books. [more inside]
posted by np312 on Jul 23, 2009 - 25 answers

A question about the V for Vendetta comic book

What was the name of a certain tv show and lead character from the V for Vendetta comic book? Was it mentioned in the movie? Can you quote me the lines from the comic book? [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Apr 17, 2009 - 6 answers

Help me pick a good comic book series for a 9 year old.

Help me pick a comic book series for a birthday gift for my nephew. [more inside]
posted by Becko on Mar 3, 2009 - 17 answers

How did R. Crumb and Jim Woodring do it?

How can I effectively self-publish my comic book? [more inside]
posted by cmoj on Feb 11, 2009 - 10 answers

ID an old comic book story about an alien squid in a basement?

Help me ID a story I read in a comic book in the late 70's, early 80's - it was a short story, not the entire comic, I believe - about an old couple who (intentionally or not) had an alien in the basement. [more inside]
posted by schoolgirl report on Jan 25, 2009 - 0 answers

Looking for english-language blog about french graphic novels.

I'm looking for english-language blogs about french or franco-belgian comic books or graphic novels. [more inside]
posted by yeoz on Nov 6, 2008 - 4 answers

Looking for new comics to read

I need some recommendations for daily comic strips to read [more inside]
posted by reenum on Oct 28, 2008 - 38 answers

Post-Nuclear comic book?

What is this post-nuclear holocaust comic book I had as a kid? [more inside]
posted by arniec on Sep 30, 2008 - 3 answers

Avoiding the super-slush pile

So -- with no direct industry contacts and conventions out of the question -- how does one pitch to Marvel Comics? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 3, 2008 - 5 answers

Holy Hand-out Help, Batman!

I'm looking for a high-quality scan of a single page out of any Batman or Superman comic book or graphic novel that I can print out off of the internet. My google-fu is apparently not up to snuff. [more inside]
posted by np312 on Feb 25, 2008 - 5 answers

Proposal for a stage play?

A friend of mine is in talks with a certain comic book writer to adapt a certain graphic novel for the stage. According to the writer's manager, they're interested in at least one run of the show, provided he can show them a satisfactory proposal. Great news! The only problem is, what should that proposal consist of and look like, for presentation to the writer and his manager?
posted by Sticherbeast on Oct 20, 2007 - 4 answers

Think of all the tints, bay-bee!

Planning a comic book : question about cost of one-color vs. two-color vs. four-color offset vs. digital. [more inside]
posted by Slothrop on May 1, 2007 - 7 answers

The Purple Protagonist??

For a friend: Name the heroine - similar (looking) to She-Ra but with a purple outfit. Hair: Black/Brown with purple in it. May have ridden a white horse. Help?
posted by knapah on Dec 18, 2006 - 12 answers

Help a wannabe Alan Moore?

How can a writer find an artist for a comic book collaboration? [more inside]
posted by Bookhouse on Dec 7, 2006 - 7 answers

How do I buy comics online in Canada?

CanadaFilter! Help a Canuck get his comic book fix. [more inside]
posted by cm on Aug 10, 2006 - 4 answers

Help for finding an old Donald Duck comic book

I'm looking for a particular Dell Donald Duck comic book (I don't know the story line, only what the front cover looks like), and no, don't know the issue number, etc. My guess somewhere between 1958 and 1964, but purely a guess. What's the best "source" to try and identify the comic book in question? [description of the front cover, follows]Thanks! [more inside]
posted by america4 on Jul 24, 2006 - 9 answers

Batman's super power. Discuss.

What is Batman's super power? [more inside]
posted by TwelveTwo on Mar 8, 2006 - 78 answers

Mmmm...comic summaries.

Are there any sites that sum up complicated storylines in comic books? [more inside]
posted by Falconetti on Oct 11, 2005 - 7 answers

Best way to sell comic books?

How to sell comic books [more inside]
posted by blue_beetle on Aug 22, 2005 - 19 answers

Help finding "Dialectic Materialism" comic book

While some of us as children were reading Life is Hell and Mad Magazine, Marjane Satrapi was reading comic books on Marxist theory. In her book Persepolis she mentions her favorite comic book as being titled Dialectic Materialism. I've also seen this book referred to as Dialectic Materialism for Children but can't find it anywhere. Has anyone heard of it or know where I can find a copy?
posted by rokabiri on Feb 16, 2005 - 6 answers

Connecting Writers and Artists

I've written a feature length screenplay. I showed it to a friend who's an editor at a publishing company in the UK. He suggested I consider doing the script as a graphic novel. Is there a resource on the web for writer's and artists to connect? Also, is there a guide to transform my movie from screenplay format to comic book format?
posted by Shanachie on Jan 24, 2005 - 9 answers

Josh Whedon's Astonishing X-Men: questions of continuity

A question for people who've been reading Joss Whedon's Astonishing X-Men... [more inside]
posted by feelinglistless on Aug 5, 2004 - 15 answers

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