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Daily Geekette’s Guide to Getting Into Comics


The comic book world can be incredibly overwhelming.  Comic book stores are geared toward longtime readers, putting the most recent issue in front, and then everything else in bins.  Sometimes the bins are separated into DC, Marvel, and indie.  Sometimes they’re straight up alphabetical.  If you decide you’re going to go for trade, meaning several issues bound into a book that hopefully conveys a full storyline, you then have to hope that your comic series does not interact with any other comics, because then you’ve got to buy the crossovers to get the full story.  THEN, pray your story doesn’t jump into a parallel universe that already existed and has rules that have been explained in another series.

I want to tell you about some of the issues I faced when starting to get into comics. Luckily, I worked at Borders at the time, and had some really awesome co-workers who helped me get on the right track.  Here are some of the tips I’ve picked up over my years of getting into comics: Continue reading Daily Geekette’s Guide to Getting Into Comics

The Wicked + The Divine: A Review

imageA group of gods is resurrected every 90 years, they inspire people for two years, and then they die. As a lover of folklore and mythology, I had to read this. Then I looked at the people involved. Every time I see Kieron Gillen’s name, I do a double take, thinking it’s Karen Gillan and get really excited and then subsequently disappointed. However, I really liked GillEn’s writing and will definitely have to start Young Avengers. Now when I see his name on the guest lists for cons, I will get excited about him and stay excited.

Jamie Mckelvie’s art for this book also drew me in. It’s bright and vivid without being annoying, and fairly realistic without being graphic. Knowing nothing about the series, the covers are gorgeous pieces of art on their own. After having read the series, the characters within the art hold even more poignance. Since reading this, I ended up at a comic book store that still had copies of issue 1, and I now own the Bryan Lee O’Malley variant.

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