A while back, I wrote about the record-breaking sale of two comic-books featuring the first appearances of Superman (Action Comics #1) and Batman (Detective Comics #27) with Superman’s debut fetching a cool million at auction, only to be outdone by Batman’s introduction which went for $1,075,500.00.
The boss said the EXPO readers weren’t getting enough of my mug from week to week, so here I am: Okay. Back in the late 1980s, “Comics aren’t just for kids anymore” became the rallying cry for a new wave of super-hero comics that took the genre seriously and gave the material a kind of [...]
I realize the title of this blog entry might be a bit misleading, but in keeping with my “versus” theme, it seemed as good a name as any for a column in which I discuss a few comics that I’ve read this week.
It’s not by accident that the EXPO Weekly Comic-Book Blog posts every Wednesday. Wednesday, for those of you who don’ t know, is new comics day, the day that the newest-latest issues of your favorite four-color fantasies hit the shelves of your LCS — that’s Local Comics Shop (or Store) to all of the Arthur [...]
Who would win in a fight, Superman or Batman? Fresh from his conflict with the Incredible Hulk, this time around the Man of Steel keeps it in the DC Comics family by going up against the Dark Knight Detective; not in a contest of strength, or a battle of wills, but for the COLLECTIBLE comic-book [...]
Comic-book sales these days are very low when compared to comics’ Golden Age, or Silver & Bronze Ages, or especially the “speculative investment years” of the Iron Pyrite Age. When asked about this at non-comics industry gatherings, I usually pointed to the overwhelming majority of comics featuring super-heroes as one of the main reasons for [...]
Comic-book purists will be the first to tell you when a movie based on a given comic-book title sucks. Often, they will tell you this before the film has been COMPLETED, let alone released. They can do this not because they are a kind of psychic Siskel or ESP-bert, but because of one, simple, and [...]
It’s the age-old question: who would win in a fight, Superman or the Incredible Hulk? Wander into any Comic-Book Shoppe (yes, they still have those) and you’re bound to hear a convincing argument for both sides.