Posts By: Chief Nerd Bartender

The best comic in 2011 that no one heard of.

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So it was late 2010/early 2011 that I began to notice that the quality of comics coming from Image was just getting amazing.  Let me qualify this statement with the general notion that from 2003 until 2009 there just weren’t any good comics coming out of Image except for Walking Dead and Invincible.  Sure… there [...]

That box we stick your books in each week…

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“Subscription Service”, “Pull Box”, “Your File”…etc…etc.  There are a dozen names for how a comic book store will hold your comics.  Oh yeah, “Hold Box” is another term that’s frequently used.  Some stores don’t even have this service.  It’s hard to believe there are places where you can call and say, “Hey!  I’ll be by [...]

Fatale by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips

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Fatale (short for Femme Fatale) (fm f-tl, -täl) 1. A woman of great seductive charm who leads men into compromising or dangerous situations. 2. An alluring, mysterious woman. [French : femme, woman + fatale, deadly.] I was a little concerned initially when I heard that Brubaker was diving into more of his creator owned work by coming out with Fatale.  His Captain America [...]