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What is the best way to read comics not on paper

What is the best way to buy and read digital comics/graphic novels currently? [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Jul 30, 2012 - 19 answers

Can You Name the Fat Guys in the Marvel and DC Universes?

I need a list of all the big boys in the Marvel and DC universes... [more inside]
posted by Irontom on Jul 25, 2012 - 25 answers

Prep homework for Dark Knight Rises

Which 10 Batman comics should I read before watching the Dark Knight Rises? What should be my preparatoy homework before watching the movie? [more inside]
posted by manny_calavera on Jul 15, 2012 - 8 answers

Superhero comics from an ordinary schlub's POV?

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.
posted by slappy_pinchbottom on Jul 10, 2012 - 32 answers

Comic flushing out those phonies who are only claiming to have been a reject so others will like them.

Several years ago I saw a webcomic about distinguishing between those who falsely claimed to be unpopular in high school from those who actually were. There was a young female narrator / investigator, maybe identified as the author of the comic but maybe not, who talked about interrogating friends and acquaintances to see how unpopular they really were. I think the last panel showed her writing in a note pad. Anybody remember this? Google is getting me nowhere. I may have stumbled across it by following a link from here, but more likely from a comment than a post.
posted by BigSky on Jul 7, 2012 - 3 answers

Looking for grandma's comic.

Looking for a web comic, pretty sure its XKCD, maybe seen on reddit, but search comes up empty. One panel is a skinny looking figure and captioned something like "on my way to grandma's house" (or "grandmother's" and the second is the same figure but much rounder and fatter with the caption "on my way home from grandma's house."
posted by RandlePatrickMcMurphy on Jun 24, 2012 - 2 answers

Seeking information about 90's era comic

Does anyone know anything about the comic strip known as IE Skin's Guide to All That There is To Know? This ran in the East Bay Express in the nineties. [more inside]
posted by Surprised By Bees on Jun 16, 2012 - 2 answers

How to sell or give away a load of old Beano comics and annuals?

How/where to sell/give away a load of old Beano comics, annuals, magazines and suchlike as a job lot? [more inside]
posted by MetaMonkey on Jun 5, 2012 - 5 answers

Early Newspaper Comic Strips

I have the full run of the Krazy Kat comics and really enjoy them. Does anyone have recommendations on other interesting or noteworthy early newspaper comic strips? Also, where can I find collected runs of these comics (used or new, in or out of print)? I would also be interested in any book that provides a readable overview of early newspaper comic strips. [more inside]
posted by Falconetti on Jun 1, 2012 - 21 answers

Superhero comic fans, please help my son become one of you.

Recommendations of Superhero comics for a 13 year old boy, please? [more inside]
posted by qldaddy on May 25, 2012 - 20 answers

Misanthropic comedians who are women?

Looking for absurdist and/or misanthropic comediennes in the vein of Eddie Izzard, Dylan Moran, Lewis Black, etc.? [more inside]
posted by jyorraku on May 22, 2012 - 23 answers

Help me learn how to draw simple comic style drawings.

I'm writing a book. I want to draw very simple black & white comic strip style cartoon drawings to go with it. PROBLEM: I can't draw. Heck, I don't even doodle. But I can learn! What books/websites/iTunes U/online classes/etc are out there? Got any advice or knowhow to pass along? Help me get started! [more inside]
posted by Mr Ected on May 19, 2012 - 10 answers

How to do a pre-downloaded Achewood collection with alt-text intact?

I'm planning a very long airplane flight, and I'd love to spend it re-reading Achewood if at all possible, on my iPad. One caveat: alt-text! [more inside]
posted by DoctorFedora on May 13, 2012 - 2 answers

Hey look a Champion Tee with a Creeper face on it...

Is there any gear out there for Nerds/Geeks/Gamers/Etc who run/cycle/enjoy fitness? [more inside]
posted by snapped on May 11, 2012 - 12 answers

What happened to Steve Moncuse?

Does anybody know whatever happened to Steve Moncuse, the writer/artist behind Fish Police? He appears to have stopped working in comics in the late 90s, and has no web presence that I can find.
posted by Lentrohamsanin on May 11, 2012 - 2 answers

Which Malekith came first?

Who came first: Malekith the Accursed, foe of Thor in the Marvel comics, or Malekith the Witch-King of Naggaroth, ruler of the Warhammer Dark Elves? Was one definitely swiped from the other? Has legal action ever ensued?
posted by nicolas léonard sadi carnot on May 4, 2012 - 4 answers

Scanned stuff on new iPad?

How do scanned comics and PDFs look on the new iPad? [more inside]
posted by adamdschneider on Apr 22, 2012 - 10 answers

Where can I get classic Marvel comics on newsprint, in colour?

I'd like to read some great old Marvel comics. The only reprinted compilations that I've seen in bookstores are the Essentials, which are in black and white (when the whole point is how colourful they are), and the Masterpiece series, which are expensive, and the colours don't look right when printed on the shiny paper. Is there any way to get reprints in colour on newsprint? I know there was at one point, since I first encountered the Fantastic Four in Archie's-double-digest-like format.
posted by poetcop on Apr 19, 2012 - 9 answers

Chris Ware and his incredible coin-operated machines

I'm looking for a book that was out around 1997 (the last time I remember physically seeing it) that detailed lots of different mechanical machines Chris Ware had designed/made, many of them coin-operated. I really should've just coughed up and bought it right then, because I've never laid eyes on it since, and no bookshop staff have been able to identify it. Do you know what book this is, or what it's part of, and if by chance it's still in print? [more inside]
posted by everydayanewday on Mar 31, 2012 - 10 answers

How to be notified when new issues of comic books come out?

Is there a way to be notified when new issues of specific comic books are released? [more inside]
posted by bdk3clash on Mar 17, 2012 - 5 answers

Best up-and-coming webcomics?

What are the best new webcomics? [more inside]
posted by Rinku on Mar 14, 2012 - 23 answers

Webcomics about minority groups

Please recommend regularly-updated webcomics that are largely about the experience of a minority group. [more inside]
posted by painquale on Mar 7, 2012 - 5 answers

What (ideally XKCDesque) dangers would threaten a person stuck in a human-hamster-ball?

What (ideally XKCDesque) dangers would threaten a person stuck in a human-hamster-ball? [more inside]
posted by ch3cooh on Feb 24, 2012 - 54 answers

Show me what I've been missing

What other web-comics will I like? [more inside]
posted by man down under on Feb 12, 2012 - 25 answers

What do these Chinese characters mean?

What do these Chinese characters in American Born Chinese mean? [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Feb 5, 2012 - 9 answers

How can I fix inking mistakes in comics?

How can I fix inking mistakes in comics? White out? White paint? New paper? Start over? [more inside]
posted by Lt. Bunny Wigglesworth on Jan 25, 2012 - 14 answers

I'm looking for visual conventions for portraying a scene as imagined, fantasized or dreamed-up rather than real.

I'm looking for visual conventions for portraying a scene (e.g. in a movie or comic) as imaginary, dreamed-up or "all in the head" of one of the characters. [more inside]
posted by nebulawindphone on Jan 4, 2012 - 20 answers

Literature similar to IDW's Dungeons and Dragons?

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 - 13 answers

Help me re-kindle my love for comics.

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 - 4 answers

Help me find the mystery comic

Help me identify a mystery comic [more inside]
posted by prentiz on Dec 18, 2011 - 2 answers

Help with identifying Acme Novelty Library issue?

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 - 6 answers

Help me remember the name of this old obscure sci fi comic book.

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 - 3 answers

Looking for food/travel comics

Looking for more comics/graphic novels like Lucy Knisley and Sarah Becan. [more inside]
posted by hotelechozulu on Nov 13, 2011 - 7 answers

Aw Yeah Bus Ride Comix!

How are those cheap Android tablets? [more inside]
posted by joelhunt on Nov 10, 2011 - 19 answers

Mentalloish?

Recommend some superhero comics to me. [more inside]
posted by adamdschneider on Nov 7, 2011 - 14 answers

"But MoTHER, I CAN'T now because I'm READING!"

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 - 31 answers

Keeping up with comic-books

Were to go now to keep up with the world of comicbooks? [more inside]
posted by JayCruz on Oct 2, 2011 - 8 answers

DC 52 Timeline Help

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 - 8 answers

Graphic Novels for Writers, not Artists

How do I go about getting some of my stories made into comics? [more inside]
posted by Kitty Stardust on Sep 20, 2011 - 10 answers

Help a comics completist.

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. Help?
posted by highfidelity on Sep 6, 2011 - 5 answers

Bulk collectable card and comic appraisal

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 - 13 answers

What's the best way to show work to publishers at SPX?

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 - 1 answer

Help me find this horror manga

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 - 8 answers

Strong fully clad female superhero?

Does a strong kick-butt non-scantily clad female superhero exist? [more inside]
posted by kanata on Aug 18, 2011 - 36 answers

Which Conan comics?

Where to start and where to go in reading Conan comics? [more inside]
posted by Hactar on Aug 6, 2011 - 4 answers

What are some of the best Shockers or Twists in mainstream comics?

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 - 33 answers

Comic Wank

Suggestions for a the best erotic/adult comics & comic-creators? [more inside]
posted by Saxon Kane on Aug 2, 2011 - 17 answers

Remembrance of Comics Past

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 - 1 answer

Comic strip suggestion for an english language learner?

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 - 19 answers

Comic-Con Veterans: heed my call!

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 - 11 answers

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