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How Comic Books Can Help Improve Literacy

August 24, 2011 by


Invincible. Amazing. Unstoppable. When I was a kid, such larger-than-life language sucked me into the world of comic books. They featured ordinary people for the most part, who through a set of bizarre circumstances acquired powers that made them superheroes. The Avenging Angel. The Diabolical Dr. Doom. And my all-time favorite, the Uncanny X-Men. The […]

What Does Atomic Comics’ Collapse Mean in the Big Picture?

August 23, 2011 by


The news was shocking at first. But for many comic book retailers, it was also worrisome. Atomic Comics, the Phoenix-based chain that was considered a leader in the comic book industry, has closed the doors to all four of its locations after more than 20 years in business. Mike Malve, the owner of the retailing chain, […]

Q&A With Dark Horse Manga Editor Carl Horn

February 24, 2011 by


Manga has truly become an integral part of the comics world, taking its place alongside comics from the U.S., England and Europe. And while the manga phenomenon is still fairly “young” when compared to American comics, Dark Horse Comics has been publishing manga, successfully, for well over 20 years. From such Japanese classics as Lone Wolf […]

Geek Treats, Too Sweet To Eat

October 21, 2010 by


Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching at the end of next month, and no annual Turkpocalypse would be complete without dessert! Yep! There’s nothing better than following up on all of that T-Day turkey and fine fixin’s then with a slice-of-pie chaser (and a scoop of ice cream, ‘natch). But you know what? We could all do […]

$1 Comics That Totally Rule

September 8, 2010 by


Behold… the world of the bargain comic reader. The beloved bargain bin is a staple of any comic book shop, but very few have what could be called an exhaustive selection of some of the newest and most popular books.  For a bargain comic reader to get involved with a new story, they have to “shop-hop”—but […]

Dark Horse & Toshiba Launch “High Def” Partnership with USA Today

June 17, 2010 by


“High Definition” takes on a new dimension as Dark Horse Comics, Toshiba and USA Today launch a joint venture that promises to expose the comic book and graphic novel medium to the mainstream in exciting new ways, beginning with USA Today’s coverage of Janet Evanovich’s Troublemaker Book 1 HC on June 16, followed by all-new editorial content this fall! Dubbed DH:HD […]

PREVIEWS Exclusives Announced for 2010 San Diego Comic-Con

June 15, 2010 by


Retailers at this year’s Comic-Con International: San Diego (July 22-25) may have some amazing show exclusives available for sale to attendees. PREVIEWS is offering nine extremely limited exclusives through event retailers. These items may be allocated. If you’re planning to attend Comic-Con International: San Diego you may want to visit the SDCC web site and try to connect up […]