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The Other Spider-man Titles – Key Issues

In the comic book community, there are certain titles that rank higher than others.  Maybe they rank higher because of popularity or tradition or more key issues or the creative teams.  With Spider-man books, Amazing Spider-man has always been the top web-slinging title.  Amazing Spider-man (vol. 1) was the first, the longest-running and has the […]

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Great Venom Cover

Why is Venom so Popular?

With the comic book revival of the 90s, few characters are in the same league as Venom.  To quote one of the smoothest poets of the 1990s, “U can’t touch this.”  Those late 80s and early 90s kids who came into comic shops and first saw Venom were like “Booyah”.  If you tried to tell […]

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Harley Quinn Appearances

Harley Quinn Appearances

There is a lot of confusion about the first appearances of Harley Quinn.  Most of the time, first appearance problems center around references or cameos of a character.  The most contentious example being Wolverine’s first appearance in Hulk 180 versus issue 181.  But with Dr. Harleen Quinzel people discuss continuity and out of continuity because […]

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Hot Batman Comics

Top Batman and Detective Comic Searches

We have been playing with all sorts of search data lately to see what interesting things we can share with the community.  The following list is the top Batman and Detective searches for the first 5 months of 2020.  Some things to consider before checking out this list.  Things that are newer are more likely […]

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Miles Morales Covers

The Rise of Miles Morales

Currently, there is no comic book character hotter than Miles Morales.  (Sorry, Punchline)  To truly understand Miles Morales you need to start in the late ’90s.  During that time Marvel was dying, the Wizard Magazine artificial value bubble had burst.  Marvel filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy and their stories were bankrupt as well.  In that struggling […]

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Captain America issues rise in value

*This edition of NEXT BIG THING contains spoilers for the movie Avengers: Endgame. If you have not seen it yet…why not? Anyway, you have been warned* NEXT BIG THING looks at the reasons why certain comic book values are on the rise. The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in this text belong solely to the […]

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Batman Reading Order

If you are new to comics or new to Batman comics, there are thousands of stories about the Dark Knight.  Detective Comics, which is where Batman got his start, just hit #1000!  Batman Comics vol. 1 reached #713 before DC restarted it.  Batman Comics volume 2 added 52 issues to the catalog and now volume […]

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