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May 2, Phoenix area comic shops celebrate their love of sequential art by giving it away, free, to everyone from die-hard fans to the simply comic-curious.

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Classic Comic Cover Corner – Avengers #83

April 26, 2015 – 7:45 am
Avengers #83 – December, 1970

Every Sunday morning we showcase a classic comic cover, complete with compelling pop culture commentary, for your cordial contemplation. It’s the Classic Comic Cover Corner!
Avengers #83 – December, 1970
Cover art by John Buscema
Over the past …

Free Comic Book Day 2015: Comprehensive guide to Valley’s FCBD activities

April 25, 2015 – 12:15 pm
Free Comic Book Day - May, 2, 2015

May 2, Phoenix area comic shops celebrate their love of sequential art by giving it away, free, to everyone from die-hard fans to the simply comic-curious.

Classic Comic Cover Corner – Incredible Hulk #171

April 19, 2015 – 7:45 am
Incredible Hulk #171 - January, 1974

He didn’t create the Hulk, but when you see Jade Jaws on screen in Avengers: Age of Ultron, that’s the spirit of the Hulk as Herb Trimpe drew him in the comics.

Webcomics Wednesday, Tax Day Edition!

April 15, 2015 – 12:27 pm
Sign featured

The return of the Sign Spinner!

Classic Comic Cover Corner – Fantastic Four #150

April 12, 2015 – 7:45 am
Fantastic Four #150 - September, 1974

It’s unlikely that we’ll ever see a film based on the 1974 team-up of The Avengers, the Fantastic Four and The Inhumans, but one can dream of the possibilities.

5 old school things to look for in Avengers: Age of Ultron

April 11, 2015 – 7:45 am
Avengers #16 - May, 1965

Ultron has been part of Marvel’s comic universe for 47 years, so there is certain criteria within the Avengers canon that should be adhered to in the new film…

Classic Comic Cover Corner – Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew #5

April 5, 2015 – 7:45 am
Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew #5 – July, 1982

If you are like me you’ve wondered how Easter became such an odd amalgamation of activities, and Captain Carrot adds yet another variable into the mix – aliens!

Mesa’s Main Street to celebrate Free Comic Book Day

April 2, 2015 – 7:45 am
Gotham City co-owners, Kevin Johnson and Miguel Vega, are prepping for May 2nd's Free Comic Book Day event on Mesa's Main Street

Free Comic Book Day is happening May 2nd when Gotham City Comics & Coffee teams-up with Mesa’s Main Street businesses to help celebrate the nationwide event.

Classic Comic Cover Corner – Batman #219

March 29, 2015 – 7:45 am
Batman #219 – February, 1970

Ben Affleck, from the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, made an appearance before Congress last week, but has comics’ Batman ever gone to Washington?

Look Eastman, young man: Excerpts & inspirations from an interview with Kevin Eastman, part 4

March 28, 2015 – 7:00 am
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Eastman’s inspirations and process as an independent comic book artist

When Exposing Myself Isn’t Enough: This Artist’s Thoughts

March 22, 2015 – 11:29 am
Sign Returns Cover detail

This article on AdWeek got me thinking this week.
Basically, Showtime solicited a bunch of artists to join a contest to generate art for an upcoming boxing match.  One artist declined with a snarky letter that essentially …

Classic Comic Cover Corner – Detective Comics #371

March 22, 2015 – 7:45 am
Detective Comics #371 – January, 1968

The recent controversy over artist Rafael Albuquerque’s Batgirl #41 variant cover has more to do with the victimization of comic fans than of Batgirl. Here’s why…

Look Eastman, Young Man — Excerpts & Inspirations from an Interview with Kevin Eastman, part 3

March 21, 2015 – 1:03 pm
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During last month’s Amazing Arizona Comic Con, I had the pleasure of interviewing Kevin Eastman, co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. To celebrate Mini-Comic Book Day in March, I’ll be sharing excerpts from that interview.

Amazing Arizona Comics Online: The Route 66 Of All Evil – week 4

March 20, 2015 – 6:00 am
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The Route 66 Of All Evil concludes!