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900 Things week 2: What Makes It A Library?

Week 2: November 11, 2012 My first round of eBay is closing. I think only about 1/3rd of the items will sell. Still, start somewhere. Mostly it was dvds in the first round. I wanted to get the hang of eBay again before diving in with other items. A week into the 900 Things project […]
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900 Things: week one – Stuff

Tomorrow, November 4, is 6 months to the day prior to my 40th birthday. I’ve been making a lot of life changes thinking of this looming milestone. In the past year and a half I have joined a very fun podcast, wrote reviews for Comicosity.com, led the project to create History of the DC Universe […]
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Lucien’s Pull List Part 3: What Still Could Be

In the classic comic Sandman, the Lord of Dreams has a librarian named Lucien. In Lucien’s library are all of the books that only existed in the minds of writers. From the book of poetry you never wrote to the Complete Dulouz Legend by Jack Kerouac. All of the works that can only exist in […]
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Lucien’s Pull List pt 2: What Might Have Been

In the classic comic Sandman, the Lord of Dreams has a librarian named Lucien. In Lucien’s library are all of the books that only existed in the minds of writers. From the book of poetry you never wrote to the Complete Dulouz Legend by Jack Kerouac. All of the works that can only exist in […]
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Lucien’s Pull List Part One: Twilight of the Superheroes

In the classic comic Sandman, the Lord of Dreams has a librarian named Lucien. In Lucien’s library are all of the books that only existed in the minds of writers. From the book of poetry you never wrote to the Complete Duluoz Legend by Jack Kerouac. All of the works that can only exist in […]
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Op-Ed: Northstar doesn’t know who you are either

800 comic appearances over 33 years. A member of Alpha Flight and the X-Men. Appeared in the highly-rated X-Men Animated Series. Appeared in the X-Men Destiny video game. An action figure. Mini-bust. Eaglemoss figurine. Solo mini-series. And a NY Times headline when he became the first Marvel character to come out. So why have I […]
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WeViews – The Avengers Movie (spoiler free) Reaction

This will be a spoiler-free reaction. A review of a 10/10 movie seems unnecessary. In Citizen Kane, there comes a point during Joseph Cotton’s narrative when you lose track of the present tense and past tense of the film. The pacing stays too long in the memory and it makes the overall structure stumble. This […]
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AvX Op-Ed by CubReporterK: Why I’m on Team Cyclops

When we reviewed AvX #1 a few episodes back, Mo was quite surprised that I sided with Cyclops in the confrontation that began in that issue. Then I was listening to the second best comic podcast in the world, The Thwipping Boys, who couldn’t understand “why anyone would side with Scott.” Well I am on […]
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Photoshop Fun: X-Men in Calgary 1979 vs 2012

I recently reread the 1979 first meeting of the X-Men and Alpha Flight in the pages of Essential X-Men vol 2. I had forgotten that a key scene takes place at the base of the Calgary Tower Centre, the building where I work my day job. Inspired, I grabbed a pal, and the comic, and […]
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Four for a Dollar – New Universe pt 4: Everything Comes Back

The New Universe was over. But there was still some nostalgia left. After DP7 ended, Mark Gruenwald moved on to Quasar. In #31, Gruenwald had Quasar get blasted completely out of the multiverse into the world of the New Universe. Revisiting a few of the characters from the end of DP7, Quasar is stranded with […]
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Four for a Dollar – New Universe Pt 3: New Format, Old Problems

John Byrne took over writing and pencilling Starbrand at #11 and switched that book to a bi-monthly schedule. In Starbrand #12 we finally learned the secret of the White Event that kicked off the New Universe, and then we saw what became known as the Black Event. Ken Connell, keeper of the Starbrand, discovers that […]
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