What comic books should I buy for an (understandably illiterate) three-year-old? So heavy on the (beautiful, inspiring) artwork, and light on the dialogue. Her parents will be reading along, but I want something the little bugger can also appreciate with her eyes only.
I'd like resources on what books are available now that would spark interest for a city-dwelling 3rd grade girl. [more inside]
Mr. Christa and I are downsizing to a smaller apartment in Seattle. Mr. Christa has admirably agreed to part with some of his comic books. He thinks selling on eBay would be best. Neither of us, unfortunately, are experienced eBay sellers. eBay USED TO have a listing of "trading assistants", who would help you sell and take a commission. Does anyone still offer this service? Can you recommend someone to help us "grade" (apparently that's a big deal) and sell the comics? [more inside]
I'm attending San Diego Comic-Con this year, and it occurs to me that while San Diego is right next to Mexico, I know nothing about native comics in Spanish-speaking countries. This prior AskMe is more interested in learning Spanish, what I'm more interested in is works originating in Spanish rather than texts I'd be familiar with. I've read comics originating in Europe and in Japan, and it surprises me to think I can't think of any originating in Spanish. Older, new, comic books, comic strips, editorial cartoons, even webcomics would apply.
In the original Superman films General Zod and his accomplices are trapped in The Phantom Zone, which in the films is represented as a 2D 'crystal' prison sent spinning through space. I am looking for any writings/insights into how the visual effects for this were created, and exactly by whom. Any other insights, from comic book lore, about how the Phantom Zone was represented - especially visually - would also be appreciated. [more inside]
I'm tired of my four long boxes of comic books from my youth taking up closet space. I'm going to be selling them on eBay, as you do. I need your tips, tricks, and advice. [more inside]
What's worth reading from DC or Marvel, or the other guys in the last decade or so? I'm looking for superhero comics written recently enough that I can buy the trades new easily. I'll leave my likes and dislikes below. [more inside]
A question for the alternative comic book artists out there who sell their books at small press festivals across the country. What are the must-attend festivals I should try to register for and how hard is it to get in? [more inside]
What are some of the better comic book blogs, with reviews, retrospectives, analysis, etc. [more inside]
My five-year-old son and I just finished reading Bone, and we need a new comic to read together. I'd prefer something with an ongoing story, but good non-serial comics are also welcome.
I want to start reading The Hulk. What's a good issue to start reading from, given that I don't want to go back years to get myself caught up, but I also don't want to start reading halfway through a storyline?
Please help me make as much money as is possible from liquidating my comicbook collection. [more inside]
What is the best way to buy and read digital comics/graphic novels currently? [more inside]
Comic book readin' friends: What are some well-known series where the protagonist(s) is a "normal" who exists in a world of "super" beings of one kind or another? Research for something that maybe could someday be a thing.
Is there a way to be notified when new issues of specific comic books are released? [more inside]
Are there any documentaries about comic book fans as opposed to comic book creators? [more inside]
The hero thinks he killed an innocent -- examples of this trope in comic books or comic book movies? Couldn't find it on tvtropes.org [more inside]
Can anybody help me out with the DC 52 Reboot continuity? Not continuity with past comics, but within the reboot itself. [more inside]
Comicfilter: I'm trying to remember a comic that came out around 2003. It was published as a book, had a one-word title (I think), and was drawn in a very loose, kind of messy style (maybe reminiscent of white ninja?). I believe it was autobiographical and was mostly about the author and episodes of his life with his (ex?)girlfriend. I think he wrote the comic as part of his getting-over-her period. What I remember most about how the author was drawn in the book was that he always had stubble. Not sure if this is a long-shot or if someone will get it in 2 seconds. Thanks!
Looking for pictures of (or anecdotes about!) Island Fantasy, a direct-market comic shop in Victoria, BC that was active in the mid-80s. [more inside]
Tips for a very young budding comic book writer: my eight-year-old son is really into drawing his own superhero comics filled with made-up characters and hilarious (to his parents, at least) visual jokes. [more inside]
I'm looking for the name of a colorful, fantasy-themed graphic novel series, featuring a child protagonist, a red-shirted child villain, and a cast of anthropomorphic animal characters. [more inside]
The comic book bug has bitten me again. What are some good ones currently being published that I should put on my pull list? (secret identity snowflakes revealed inside!) [more inside]
Hit me with your favourite, most cherished, most exhilarating, and downright best comic book runs of the past 30 years (Preacher, Watchmen, Y, Invisibles, Dark Knight-free zone). [more inside]
What's the easiest way to get rid of a bunch of comic book trade paperbacks? [more inside]
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]
I haven't historically had much exposure to comic books or graphic novels, but I just whipped through the entire Walking Dead series and found it highly engrossing and enjoyable. What other stuff in a similar vein have I been missing out on that I might I like?
Looking for specific recommendations for fun, erotic comic books for a hetero woman. [more inside]
What recent, mainstream, non-political comic books have featured terrorism as part of the plot? [more inside]
What long-running superhero comic book monthlies are currently putting out really good story arcs, art, or otherwise have a creative team that sets them apart? Like is Green Lantern having a great year? Uncanny X-men? [more inside]
Please help identifying a couple of science fiction plots. [more inside]
I'm looking for graphic novels/comics with a narrator and a separate (non-narrator) main character. [more inside]
Comic book nerds! Please help me to understand continuity as it stands now in the DC and Marvel Universes. [more inside]
I am obsessed with artist&writer Lynda Barry, and don't believe she has any peer or equal in the world of comics. Prove me wrong; who else would I love? [more inside]
Did the original xmen authors invent the mutant genre? Today, "Heroes," and "Push," are stories about mutants with special abilities who are misunderstood by society who fears them. No different really then between Xmen except the lack of costume. Was this genre completely created by the writers of xmen? Or did it exist in other places that I'm unaware of. Thanks
Casual comics readers: What do you do with your old issues? [more inside]
Cheesy writing in "Heroes" -- is it stupid or is it stylized? [more inside]
Please recommend some off-the-beaten-path Marvel comics titles that are really good, and that don't involve any of the big name superheroes (like X-Men, Spidey, etc.) [more inside]
Nerdfilter: Where are the biggest and best nerd stores in Philadelphia? [more inside]
Are there any good comic book industry tell-alls, or behind-the-scenes books? [more inside]
Who was the comic book artist who improved his hand-drawing skills to mastery? [more inside]
Recommend me some Iron Man comics. [more inside]
I'm looking to learn more about the history of the comic book industry. [more inside]
Have you ever seen a snake-like arm and hand coming up out of the toilet? [more inside]
I'm looking for english-language blogs about french or franco-belgian comic books or graphic novels. [more inside]
I need some recommendations for daily comic strips to read [more inside]
Comic Book Recommendation: What well-done series are like the Age of Apocalypse? (Whole-Earth holocaust featuring emotionally vulnerable resistance fighters/mutants/superheroes) [more inside]
Is there any database or online fan community focused on translating European comics? [more inside]
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