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Get to Know Your Thanos – Back Issues

Thanos is the bad guy in the Avengers; Infinity War movie. We knew that. We double-know it now because Marvel Studios have gone and sort of re-announced that information. What you (and we) might not really know is just who the hell Thanos is. Even if you watch the movies like I do, Thanos has only […]

Marvel Alters Digital Redemption Scheme

I normally read issues of comics through Comixology because I’m not a completionist. Also, I batter books. They end up in my bag for months. As far as I’m concerned, this gives them character. Friends who lend me books don’t usually agree. Up until recently, Marvel had a solution for the completionist who needs to […]

Totally Odd Dopes – Comicphiles

Yay! It’s 2017! That means we get to continue with all of our 2016 business but with a vague and fading sense of newness or novelty. Right up until we can distract ourselves with summer partying and trips to Galway. (Go to Galway, it’s fun.) After summer 2k17, we can fret about Halloween and then […]

Back Issues – Injustice: Gods Among Us

Injustice: Gods Among Us is one of the best explorations of an alternate reality in the DC Comics Universe. It just so happens that it’s also a tie-in series for a beat-em-up video game of the same name. Injustice: Gods Among Us came out in April of 2013 and if you’re a fan of fighting […]

Cthulhu, Samurai and Demons – Comicphiles

Hello, comic people! Hello non-comic people. This is another smoking hot, black-and-white, demon-ridden edition of Comicphiles.  I watched a western on Sunday and that got me on a Tarantino binge and now all I can think about is Detectives and pulpy fiction and bloody sword/gunfights. That Sunday night is the exact reason I could help myself […]

Whachu Doin’ This Week Nick?

Yo. This week has been a weird one for me. I’m impulsive and desperately seek novelty, so I took a bunch of notions about how I’m going to conduct myself this month. I’m not drinking, I’m on the Slow-Carb Diet, (thanks Tim Ferriss), and I’m writing a novel (NaNoWriMo). All of that’s happening for the […]

Ben Lovely Time Pixel Art – Gallery

Hey Kid, you like Pixel Art? Sure you do. You’re on the internet. This is a vertical slice of Ben Bates‘ portfolio. He does pop-culture, public figures, video game art, and his own head. I can work with words, but this guy is damn handy with little different coloured squares. Check out his stuff below: […]

Minimalist Videogame Poster – Gallery

Video games are great, as is minimalism, and posters. Don’t get me wrong, they’re great in different ways. Video games are enjoyable over long periods of time, whereas minimalism is best in small doses. (You bet I’m trying to make the maximum amount of minimalism jokes I can.)  Posters too, amirite? If you plaster a wall […]

Dying Cats and Sci-Fi and Clowns – Comicphiles

Welcome all, to another round of Comicphiles! This week I’m looking at some surprising entries that might be up your alley, but might not quite be up mine. Die Kitty Die (Chapterhouse Comics) Written by Dan Parent and Fernando Ruiz Art by J. Bone, Bill Golliher, Gisele Lagace, Dan Parent and Fernando Ruiz Die Kitty […]

A Robot, A Dragon, and A Pirate walk into a – Comicphiles

Sun Dragon’s Song #1 (Rosarium Publishing) (Written by Joyce Cheng. Art by Kim Miranda.) The first thing I liked about Sun Dragon’s Song is the beautiful art. It has a Horsehair-brush watercolour feel to it. That, and both the panel progression and framing are top notch. Cliche description aside, it flows from image to image […]