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Daily Geekette’s Guide to Getting Into Comics

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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

Pretty Deadly is Pretty Obscure

When I went to my local comic book store looking for issues of Kelly Sue DeConnick and Emma Rios’ newest series, I was told by the guy working in the shop, who at first couldn’t place the names, that it was “too obscure” for them to carry.  All I could think was, “and you think the ladies are the ones who should be required to carry around their geek credentials.”

Pretty Deadly vol. 1 came out in trade paperback earlier this month, and it is awesome.  I knew I had to read this as soon as I saw Kelly Sue DeConnick’s name.  My roommate raved about the stellar changes she made as Captain Marvel’s new writer, so I figured I’d give this non-superhero comic book a shot. Continue reading Pretty Deadly is Pretty Obscure