What are some comics, novels or non-fiction with a similar sense of humor and adventure to the new John Rogers-penned Dungeons and Dragons
comic being put out by IDW? (Sample inside.) [more inside]
posted by griphus
on Dec 20, 2011 -
So, DC Comics rebooted their entire universe: Awesome! I got an Amazon Kindle Fire for Christmas: Awesome! Is there any way to read these comics on my Kindle Fire?
I am not interested in solutions that involve torrenting or rooting the device.
posted by DWRoelands
on Dec 19, 2011 -
Anybody a Chris Ware expert out there? I'm trying to determine if I have a first printing of Acme Novelty Library #1. It's got a $3.50 cover price, but says nothing anywhere about which printing it is (though much of the text is so tiny it's hard to see). It DOES say "issue 1 volume 4" in one spot, but I don't think this has to do with printing _ I don't think there were more than three printings. I'm duking it out with a pal over this -- and I really want to be right! Thanks.
posted by tboot
on Nov 28, 2011 -
I'm trying to find a specific old comic which details the history of an alien humanoid civilization. [more inside]
posted by brownbat
on Nov 19, 2011 -
Please help me to find graphic novel/illustrated novel/comic strip novel/picture novella/comic book (whatever they're called) suggestions for my seven year old daughter? Preferences inside. [more inside]
posted by peagood
on Oct 11, 2011 -
Can anybody help me out with the DC 52 Reboot continuity? Not continuity with past comics, but within the reboot itself. [more inside]
posted by jabberjaw
on Sep 30, 2011 -
A few years back I found a website that listed out all the comics that Marvel has published throughout their history in a year by year basis. The page was set up in a very basic HTML grid format, but it was amazingly comprehensive. I need
to find it to calm my anal retentive impulse to read all my back issues in chronological order.
It was not Mike's Amazing World of Marvel Comics
as much as I do love that site, it just isn't quite enough to fulfill my completist nature.
posted by highfidelity
on Sep 6, 2011 -
Like every other kid born in the 1980's I collected comic books, baseball cards, comic cards and MtG cards. Also, like ever other kid born in the 1980's I was a absolutely certain to become rich by holding onto these things for the coming years. We were all wrong and we all still have them in our closets. I realize that they are worth very little since everyone kept these 'collectibles' closely guarded so supply outpaces any possible demand but still I'm sure there must be a handful of slightly valuable finds in the entire lot.
Does any service exist where I give them my 'collectibles', they sort through everything and give me a honest appraisal or offer?
posted by snoopydies
on Sep 4, 2011 -
What's the best way of showing my work to publishers at Small Press Expo? I have a portfolio of dozens of medium-sized narrative drawings from which I'd like to pick 10-12 to show. Is it best to e-mail ahead before the event to reserve time? To go to the event and ask when they'd be free to review them? I know how busy the SPX floor can get on a Saturday afternoon, so I'd like to hear from those who've tried there, at other shows and in general.
posted by the sobsister
on Sep 2, 2011 -
In the early to mid-90s I got a volume of translated horror manga out of the Amherst College library, and I would love to find it again. Sketchy details inside. [more inside]
posted by Lentrohamsanin
on Aug 24, 2011 -
What are some of the best Shockers or Twists in mainstream comics?
I'm trying to come up with some surprise reveals that were genuine in your typical superhero comic (Marvel/DC), instead of shocks for the sake of shocking. I've tried TVTropes, but those are too specific and spread out over countless tropes. I'm looking for what the hive mind considers the best twist, shocks or more specifically "reveals" in superhero comics.
Most will be revealing a secret identity, but it doesn't have to be. I will put more weight on something that is an evolution of the comic as opposed to simply tying up a loose end of an individual story.
posted by unceman
on Aug 3, 2011 -
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]
posted by Bobby Bittman
on Jul 24, 2011 -
My german friend loves reading Calvin and Hobbes (in english). What would be a good comic strip to get her into? What strips are still funny to ESL readers? [more inside]
posted by munichmaiden
on Jul 19, 2011 -
My wife bought me an all-expense-paid trip to Comic-Con for my 30th birthday, and while I've been to plenty of smaller cons (Wizard World, C2E2, Otakon, etc), this is my first time going to the big show.
Extended nerdery inside: [more inside]
posted by Oktober
on Jul 18, 2011 -
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]
posted by tracicle
on Jul 3, 2011 -
Suppose you were a lifelong pulp and superhero fan who had four days to select readings from any and all comics published between the Golden Age and last week. What would you read, given such a range of choices? [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak
on Jun 7, 2011 -
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]
posted by archagon
on Jun 6, 2011 -
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 -
I once ran across an educational/political comic. Someone on my shared PC cleaned out the history so now I can't find it. Text description of this comic inside... [more inside]
posted by TinWhistle
on May 13, 2011 -
ArchieComicFilter: Help! I was talking with a coworker and we were reminiscing about old Archie comic strips. I recounted one of my favorite strips but I can't remember who the character was! More information under the cut: [more inside]
posted by meowf
on Apr 29, 2011 -
I am looking for new books in the same category as Le Petit Nicolas, Gian Burrasca, and, kind of, Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn. [more inside]
posted by bq
on Apr 9, 2011 -
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]
posted by tumid dahlia
on Feb 28, 2011 -
Does anyone remember this newspaper comic strip from the 1970's? It focused on life after a nuclear war, complete with sentient mutant vegetables. [more inside]
posted by JohntheContrarian
on Feb 20, 2011 -
Can people with red-green colorblindness
see depth in 3D comic books
where you look through red-blue glasses? Personal testimony from my colorblind readers would be most compelling to me, as the optics are complicated.
posted by tnygard
on Feb 18, 2011 -
What alternatives are there to IO9
What are the cool review and news sites for science fiction and fantasy? For comic books? For sf&f tv and movies? [more inside]
posted by bonehead
on Feb 17, 2011 -
Help me to find Batman trade paperbacks for my housemate to read! I really, really want her to appreciate how awesome Batman can be at its best. She's not read many comics before, but just read and enjoyed 'Bruce Wayne: Murderer'. She liked the focus on moral reasoning and personal dilemmas, as well as the fact that nothing supernatural happened. I don't think she'll like Frank Miller. [more inside]
posted by Acheman
on Feb 10, 2011 -
Help me identify a comic artist of an old "The Phantom" comic. I've got this old issue from my childhood, maybe the 70s or 80s. It's a spanish translation for the South American market by Editorial Novaro. [more inside]
posted by jgwong
on Feb 1, 2011 -
For someone who hasn't read any X-Men comics, or any of the spinoffs, for many, many years, where would be a logical and entertaining place to jump in? [more inside]
posted by pilibeen
on Jan 24, 2011 -
Do the economics in Nick Spencer and Christian Ward's Infinite Vacation
make sense? Are supply and demand meaningless concepts when an infinite multiverse is brought into the picture? [more inside]
posted by davextreme
on Jan 12, 2011 -
What's the French Comics Canon? What are the books it's assumed everyone has read if you read French comics? I've gone through this list
, but doesn't really tell you which are held in esteem or are big touchstones/turning points. My reading french is at or near elementary level - short sentences are fine, huge philosophical paragraphs less so.
posted by The Whelk
on Jan 4, 2011 -
What are some comics, mangas, animations, animes, and other illustrated works, from any part of the world, that depict regular sex and sexual behavior without fetishizing it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Dec 27, 2010 -
Naming any person or character not obviously in the armed forces "Captain (Adjective)" automatically signifies Superhero. Where did this trope originate? [more inside]
posted by bartleby
on Dec 20, 2010 -