Doug’s reading girly comics!!

I’m probably not supposed to have an opinion on girly comics, but let’s go! Doug reads girl comics I picked up Hawkeye this past week. No more Cliff, we’re in Kate-town now. Katherine “Kate” Bishop, a relatively new character in the Marvel Universe, she was released in 2005. She takes over the Hawkeye mantel now and again. One issue down and I’m already hooked. I went back to my LCS and told them to add Hawkeye to my pull list. “Add that girl Hawkeye book to my list.” I realized something then, I read a fair amount of comics with female … Read more

Collecting: I might need these pizza boxes later!!

Collecting! Trent Reznor, on the topic of collecting, once said “I pick things up, I am a collector. And things, well things, they tend to accumulate.” Trent Reznor also looks like if Alan Rickman and Dylan McDermott had a child. Ain’t even mad about that. 20 years to grow into a face like that, fine. Most of the internet thinks the song is about depression and dwelling on the past. Not me pal, I think he’s just very adamant about his collection, whatever it might be. A misprint Beanie Baby collection that got out of hand, Jem & Rio Pacheco … Read more

Un-Con Ohio X: This Weekend in Piqua

There’s a unique event going on this Friday and Saturday in Piqua. A small little convention, different from others, that started with a few friends and has grown into something else entirely. That event is Un-Con X. The whole thing started years ago as a concept imagined by a man named Joe Manning. Manning called it “The Camp Dover Peace Conference.” “He was retired military. He was retired from working, but he believed in a convention that was somewhat similar in structure to the dinner of Star Trek 6—the bringing together of the Federation and the Klingons—and so he envisioned … Read more

Justify Your Kickstarter: Day 165, A Supernatural War Comic

Day 165: A Supernatural War Comic

Day 165 is a new comic seeking funding on Kickstarter. If you only took a cursory glance at its cover, which features two army men discharging firearms, you’d think it was just a war comic. But Day 165 is more than that. Drawing inspiration from the great old supernatural anthology shows that were once a mainstay of prime time TV programming, Day 165 takes readers on a sci-fi romp. We talked to co-creator of Day 165, Springfield, Ohio native Tony Wright, to find out why anyone should want to part with their precious dollars to back his comic. Why on earth should anyone care … Read more

Rax and the greatest of expectations

Rax and the quest for a reclaimed childhood There had been rumors, legends mostly, of a still existing and operating Rax Roast Beef in Ohio. (I’d known of and visited the one in Circleville. While the name and appearance are correct, it pales in comparison to what my memories displayed.) Could it be true? A real life Rax that had somehow completely been missed by the ravages of time and Southern Ohio? Sure, there are a few down south, and tales of them elsewhere, but those simply didn’t capture the true essence of my childhood Rax. You see, Xenia had a Rax. … Read more

There’s Too Much Bull$#!t on the Wall

Soo much bullshit on the wall of the local comic shop

There’s too much bullshit to wade through as a new comic reader, and it can be really frustrating. I can’t count how many times I’ve had to convince myself that six dollars for one issue was a reasonable price only to have it be a disappointment (looking at you, Civil War II). I don’t need 47 different Avengers books or 16 different incarnations of Captain America and I feel like too much choice can be a pain in the ass when you’re first getting into picking up comics. I’m pretty new to all of this. I read the beginning of … Read more