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Anthony’s picks for Archie Comics for June 2011

Here’s what I’m interested in for Archie for June 2011. As usual, the two dates are in order of comic shop and newsstand availability: http://www.majorspoilers.com/solicitations-archie-comics-for-june-2011 Comics I’m buying: Archie & Friends #156, on sale June 15/June 21, $3 Betty & Veronica Double Digest #192, on sale July 6/July 12, $4 Kevin Keller #1 (Veronica #207), on sale June 8/June 14, $3 Comics I’m considering buying: Archie & Friends Double Digest #6, on sale June 15/June 21, $4 Betty & Veronica #254, on sale June 29/July…

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Anthony’s picks for Marvel Comics for June 2011

Here’s my choices for what Marvel’s putting out for June 2011: http://www.newsarama.com/comics/marvel-june-2011-solicitations-110322.html Comics I’ll be buying: Marvel Adventures Spider-Man #15, $3 Marvel Adventures Super Heroes #15, $3 Comics I might buy: Human Torch & Hulk: From the Marvel Vault #1, $4 Hulk-Sized Mini-Hulks #1, $3 Comments: Lots of Thor and Captain America this month, per the two heroes’ movies being out this summer. “Super Heroes” features Cap, among others. Meanwhile, “Spider-Man” features Spidey at the UN fighting some plot by Dr. Doom. Should be an…

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GLAAD awards this year’s “outstanding comic” to “X-Factor”

LGBT media watchdog group GLAAD’s announced its winners in this year’s award show. For the category of “outstanding comic,” the winner this year is Peter David’s “X-Factor,” one of the (875) monthly X-Men-related titles. I was hoping for “Veronica” to win, given it’s broken ground by being a comic mainly aimed at children/preteens with a positive gay character introduced. Still, it’s nice (if unusual) to see an Archie title just get nominated nominated…

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2011 C2E2: Saturday

Today was the biggest and longest day for C2E2. As such, I kept quite busy through the day. While I did try to keep the Twitter feed updated on my doings, unfortunately my phone’s battery died/came close to dying twice today (and I wasn’t able to recharge it for hours). The downsides of a first-generation Palm Pre, I suppose. Anyway, here’s the details of what I did today: Buy stuff. Yes, that’s a given for a comic show, but I did buy some items. Among…

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2011 C2E2: Friday

After weeks of anticipation, I’m finally in Chicago for this year’s C2E2 comic convention. Today’s experience at the comic convention found a few changes from last year’s show: the convention’s been moved to a different part of McCormick Place, with the main difference being there’s now a dedicated food court inside the convention hall. Food court food, of course, was a bit pricey. There’s also a dedicated shuttle bus running between the convention and various spots downtown, though I still took the regular CTA bus…

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Two days until C2E2: fan-made promos

Only two days left until I depart for Chicago and C2E2. Yes, I’ll be posting photos, blog thoughts, and Twitter remarks on the whole thing… enough material to keep me going on blog topics for, well, several days at least! Before I depart, I thought I’d post one or two of the ads made to promote C2E2. This one apparently is what it’d be like if some trendy New York ad agency/fashion designer were creating ads pitching comic conventions: Last year’s ad by the same…

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Anthony roots the Nook Color

After some thought, and seeing that Barnes and Noble seems to be dragging their feet on introducing their own app store for the Nook Color (as they promised to do months ago), I’ve decided to go ahead and root my Nook. The Nook Color’s been quite popular among tech enthusiasts, as it’s easy to root, and thus allows one to turn it into a cheap, mostly-full-fledged Android tablet. With the rooting, of course, comes access to the Android Market and its various apps (most of…

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2011 C2E2 panels of interest

This year’s C2E2 is only a few weeks away, but I’m already looking over my travel plans and the schedule of panels for the show. As for when I’ll be there, I’m attending Friday and Saturday only; Sunday morning, I’ll be heading back to Milwaukee. After seeing how much slower Sunday was last year, plus some other factors, I figure I won’t miss much by skipping Sunday. As for what panels and events I want to see (or might see), here’s a list of the…

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RIP Dwayne McDuffie

I and the rest of the comics/animation enthusiast world was surprised today by the news that Dwayne McDuffie has died, due to complications from a surgical procedure. Comic Book Resources has this nice summary of McDuffie’s career. I was introduced to McDuffie’s work through reading the Milestone Comics line of characters when I was in high school, though I preferred Icon and Rocket over Static, not suspecting the latter would become the line’s most successful character. When “Static Shock” came to television, I enjoyed watching…

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Comic review: Tiny Titans #37

Tiny Titans #37 Written by: Art Baltazar and Franco Art by: Art Baltazar This month’s issue features the “Shazam Family” (or “(Captain) Marvel Family” of course, if it weren’t for Marvel Comics trademarking the use of “Marvel” on a comic book cover). The overall story features Mr. Talky Tawny, the talking tiger, serving as a substitute teacher at the Titans’ school. There’s also various jokes about how the Marvels change into their identities via their magic words, which gets Psimon involved. We also get to…

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