Friday, November 17, 2017

Review, "Justice League" Movie: It Gets Better…?

Justice League, courtesy Warner Bros. Ent.
DC Comics and Warner Bros. have expanded their comic character movie universe, and after some dark, dark, dark fare, "Justice League" turns on some lights. To find out all about it and what it means to us, read the review HERE.

Jim McLauchlin

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Jim Demonakos, Jack of Many Trades

Jim Demonakos, photo courtesy Jim Demonakos

Jim Demonakos is a hard-workin' and pretty busy guy. He grew up in the restaurant business, and has been a comic retailer, a convention owner/operator, a PR/marketing man, and more. Wanna learn what he's learned over decades of experience? Sure you do. So read it here!

Jim McLauchlin

Friday, November 3, 2017

The Oral History: Justice League at 30

The famous Kevin Maguire Justice League #1 cover

Back in 1987, DC Comics revitalized Justice League with the talents of Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis, and Kevin Maguire. The title turned into a massive hit, humanizing and humor-izing many of DC's top heroes, and inspiring a bevy of spinoffs.

Now, 30 years later, the creators and DC execs talk about how it happened, and its legacy, over at Newsarama. Please read and enjoy!

Jim McLauchlin

Bwah-ha-ha, indeed

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Just One Comic…can be pretty tough

Fu Jitsu #1 from Aftershock Comics
If your store orders the comic your looking for, great. If not, reorders can be a pretty inefficient system. Find out how comic stores are looking to keep up with DoorDash HERE.

Jim McLauchlin

Nine Comics Stores and Coaching Basketball

Ed Sandburg, courtesy Comics-N-Stuff
Nine comic stores is a LOT, and coaching your five (!) sons in baseball and basketball adds to the hectic. Ed Sandburg of San Diego's Comics-N-Stuff finds a way to manage, and you can learn how HERE.

Jim McLauchlin

Windows of Opportunity OPEN for Comic Stores

Mech Cadet Yu from BOOM! Studios
Traditionally, comic stores get a one-week jump on book stores for new graphic novels. But some publishers are pushing that to MONTHS. Read all about it at icv2.

Jim McLauchlin

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

When Internet Passions Become Legit Businesses

R. Sikoryak's Unquotable Trump
If you can dream it, the internet can allow you to monetize it.

That's not where R. Sikoryak, Aaron Reynolds, or Christian Dumais may have started, but that's where they would up. How did their crazy-deep passions become legit businesses? Read all about it here at Newsarama.

Jim McLauchlin

One of a seeming million Bat Labels