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Elfquest: There and Back Again

Elfquest: There and Back Again

Elfquest is an epic comic book series created in 1978 by Wendy and Richard Pini which I am very much attached to—I still have the collected  editions from the eighties, when I first discovered them. The art is colourful and distinctive, the characters are sexy, smart, and interesting, and the

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Starfire: DC’s Warrior Woman From Way Back

Starfire: DC’s Warrior Woman From Way Back

DC Comics’s 1976 version of Starfire may now be a blast from the past, but she is not one of your regrettable superheroes. In fact, she has had a richer and more varied career than would be expected from a run that only lasted eight issues and three costume changes.

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Tradewaiting: Warren Ellis’ Injection

Tradewaiting: Warren Ellis’ Injection

This time around, Tradewaiting is reviewing Image Comics’ Injection Volume One, from writer Warren Ellis and artist Declan Shelvey. Ellis is a kind of comic book mad genius, peppering his imaginary landscapes with shotgun blasts of decayed magic, hidden science and dirty politics. Although he has done mainstream work –

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Thrill of the Hunt: Marvel’s Old Man Logan

Thrill of the Hunt: Marvel’s Old Man Logan

Thrill of the Hunt is Nerdgoblin’s weekly look at comic books that are heating up on the back issue market. This time around we’re looking at the classic Wolverine story “Old Man Logan” published by Marvel Comics. Future versions of the X-Men have been a recurring plotline and characteristic of

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Thrill of the Hunt: Suicide Squad

Thrill of the Hunt: Suicide Squad

Thrill of the Hunt is Nerdgoblin’s weekly look at comic book prices that are rising on the back issue market, and this time around we’re looking at the upcoming Suicide Squad movie, and how it’s driving the first appearances of Squad members who will be appearing in the movie. The

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Tradewaiting: Neil Gaiman’s Sandman: Overture

Tradewaiting: Neil Gaiman’s Sandman: Overture

This time around, Tradewaiting is reviewing The Sandman: Overture, from DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint, written by Neil Gaiman with art by J.H. Williams and Dave Stewart. I’ll preface this review by saying that I’ve been a fan of Neil Gaiman since before I really knew such a thing was possible…

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Thrill of the Hunt: Marvel’s Punisher

Thrill of the Hunt: Marvel’s Punisher

Every week, Thrill of the Hunt looks at comics that are rising on the back issue market. This time, we’re taking a closer look at the Punisher from Marvel Comics. The Punisher is a violent antihero who first appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #129 back in February of 1974. His popularity

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Thrill of the Hunt: Marvel’s Cable

Thrill of the Hunt: Marvel’s Cable

Thrill of the Hunt is NerdGoblin’s weekly look at comic book back issues that are rising in price, and the big news in the comic world this week concerns Marvel’s mutant time traveller Cable, emerging from the runaway success of 20th Century Fox’s new Deadpool movie. Of course, Deadpool has been

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Seeing Red: Ranting About Race in Marvel’s Red Wolf

Seeing Red: Ranting About Race in Marvel’s Red Wolf

I’ve been wanting to write this review of Marvel’s new comic Red Wolf for a while, in part because I’m kind of ticked off.  Not in a raging, angry kind of way, but more in an “Aww, man… Here we go again!” vein.  In fact, I was so ticked off

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Thrill of the Hunt: Valiant’s Harbinger & Bloodshot

Thrill of the Hunt: Valiant’s Harbinger & Bloodshot

A few months back, Thrill of the Hunt pointed out that a range of Valiant comics were spiking in value as speculation ran rampant following a movie production deal between Valiant Entertainment and the Chinese firm DMG Entertainment. About a year ago, Valiant inked a deal with the Chinese film

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