Comics

William Wordsworth had wrote, “We Poets in our youth begin in gladness; / But thereof come in the end despondency and madness.” What a weird way to begin a review on Death Sentence Vol. 1, a story on sex, superpowers, and six months to live huh? Oh, but how Wordsworth’s lyrical poem rings true to the tone of this newly collected edition published by Titan Comics. I’ll return to this thought later.

“That’s blasphemy! Those are fighting words, Laura!” says the fictional Marvel fan I made up. Before you throw your arms wildly in the air and shout your disapproval at the top of your lungs, let me say that this is not an attack on Marvel. No, this is only a personal observation I’ve made in the last few years concerning the DC and Marvel booth at San Diego Comic-Con. The verdict? The DC booth rocks!

Every year at San Diego Comic-Con, there is a plethora of awesomely wonderful cosplayers and their costumes. This year was no different! If you weren't able to witness the love cosplayers have for their favorite comic, anime, TV show, or video game, have no fear. CC2K is here to showcase some of the coolest, creative, and cleverest costumes we were fortunate enough to come across at this year's SDCC. We hope you enjoy the images, because the dedication and love these cosplayers put into their work is nothing short of amazing!

THE MADNESS IS IMMINENT. COMIC-CON IS UPON US. Whether or not you're planning to head to Hall H this weekend, read about CC2K veteran Big Ross's adventures in Comic-Con's biggest room from last year.

Maybe you have read the rant/letter Chuck Rozanski wrote about why he’s leaving SDCC after this year. His comic book store, Mile High Comics has been a staple of SDCC for 42 consecutive years. You can go read his rationale for leaving HERE and HERE. The long and short of it is that it’s not profitable. He estimates they lost $10,000 over the course of SDCC, because they could not make enough profits from comic book sales to overcome the costs exhibiting at SDCC. The reason? Rozanski claims it’s entirely due to the Comic Con exclusives and variants offered by the major publishers. In his words:

Marvel promised that every comic character involved in their Original Sin saga, will be changed forever; Daredevil included. Spider-Man finds out that he wasn't the only one bitten by that radioactive Spider. Hulk finds out that Tony Stark sabotaged the bomb that created the hulk. These are huge character changing events. What did Daredevil find out?

Thursday, 17 July 2014 09:00

Pre-SDCC 2014: Survival Guide

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It’s t-minus 6 days until the craziest weekend in San Diego: Comic-Con! From celebrated comic book creators to beloved celebrities, from exclusive TV and movie screenings to demos of new video games, everyone is bound to find something they enjoy. Are you ready to embark on an adventure full of surprises and geeky goodness? I know I am!

Thursday, 26 June 2014 09:31

Man vs. Rock: Volume 1

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I can honestly state that Man vs. Rock is one of the dumbest, way over the top, comics I've ever read. However stating that, the teenager in me couldn't get enough; I'm still intrigued. This parody of every low budget action flick is loaded with college jock humor. It's filled with drawings of well endowed women, blasphemes humor, racy jokes, and a leading male character that would make Bruce Campbell's Ash character from the Evil Dead trilogy turn his head and say "bro, chill out." It's a story about, get this: man vs. rock, not alien rocks, not rock music, but earth rocks (Sedimentary , Igneous, and Metamorphic).

Yale Stewart is an up and coming indy artist from St. Louis, who has achieve some popularity by turning the Justice Leaguers into adorable kindergardeners. His Tumblr comic strip called JL8 has been all over Facebook and there is no reason why it shouldn't. It you have a soul and like cuteness then check out JL8. CC2K was fortunate enough to chat with Mr. Stewart for a few minutes at SE:NYC, here's what happened.

Thursday, 12 June 2014 09:50

The Art of Selling Comics

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For many collectors, there comes a time when "the collection" has become less of an obsession and the need to cleanse one's self is in order. I am not a hoarder, however my comic collection says otherwise. Now that I have a family, a house, and "responsibility" buying the latest issue of Spider-Man doesn't really factor into my life. Do i still read comics, you bet, i buy digitally, i still go to cons, and i'm still active in my comic community. But what do i do with my 7,923 comic books (not including my graphic novels, statues, etc)?