Six Will Get You Ditko, Miller & Byrne

Sobel’s back-issue trip to the Koch Warehouse in Brooklyn results in a trip to the Frank Miller advocacy court, questions about the Phantom Stranger, and more footnotes than I have memories of my father saying he loved me!

Lambiek

Nicholas Burman visits Amsterdam’s legendary comic shop Lambiek for a bit of their history, as well as their prescription for handling their COVID-19 influenced present.

Hare Tonic

Doomsday Clock: What’s It All Mean?

R.C. Harvey isn’t going to let Geoff Johns get away with spending a huge amount of time messing around with old Watchmen comics and thousands of alternate DC universes without giving the end result the old once over. Can Bob resist the bombast?

Return To The Book Nook

Marc Sobel’s archaeological finds include The Miracle Squad, Steve Bissette classics, R.L. Stine (huh?) and a comic that was actually published in 2019: you read that right. Go ahead and open your presents early!

A Visit Down South

Marc Sobel’s travels took him down South, to the legendary Book Nook, where TCJ’s editor once bought a bootleg version of “Cop Killer”, as sung by Soundgarden. Today, Marc is just talking comics.

Comics in Drawers

You really can find comics just about anywhere, although most people would have left the comics in this column behind. Thankfully, Marc Sobel has a different plan in mind.

Ellen Lindner: Day Five

Perfection cannot remain ignored for long, even if it’s just eyebrows we’re talking about. Friday is here, and so is Ellen Lindner!

Ellen Lindner: Day Three

Opera, books, listening, Instagram. It couldn’t get more slice of life than it’s getting this Wednesday. A birthday approaches!

Ellen Lindner: Day One

Ellen faces the withdraw that follows binge-watching, grapples with…what is that, Hale & Hearty? No matter. A new Diary begins!

Welcome to the Strip Mine

One of the great joys of comic book collecting is longbox surfing. You know what I mean, standing for hours sifting through filthy, disorganized boxes, carefully un-taping bags of one cheap floppy after another, scanning the credits, flipping the pages, gauging the condition, and, best of all, chatting with other geeks who actually get it.… Read more »