Roger’s Comic Ramblings: Feeling Nostalgic


Amazing Spider-Man #217

by Roger Ash

I’ve been feeling nostalgic recently; nostalgic for a time when the world made sense and people weren’t at each other’s throats if they disagreed with each other. When I’m feeling nostalgic, certain things bring me comfort – Disney films, grilled cheese sandwiches and chocolate milkshakes, and comic books. I think the recent passing of Fess Parker exacerbated my nostalgia as his portrayal of Davy Crockett in the Disney films and Daniel Boone in the non-Disney TV show were a pleasant part of my childhood.

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Roger’s Comic Ramblings: Magic Time


X-Men #115

by Roger Ash

“What the heck is magic time, Roger?”

Good question! For the purpose of this column, “Magic Time” refers when comics were magic to you. I’ve found that with many of my friends this is the time shortly after you discovered comics and they had the biggest impression on you. It’s the time when you couldn’t wait for new comic day at your local comic shop, or if you’re old like me, when you’d haunt the spinner rack at the local convenience store looking for new issues of your favorite comics. Or when you were sure every UPS truck that drove down the street had your latest shipment from Westfield. (Yes, I know Westfield doesn’t ship by UPS now, but they did back when I was a customer.)

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Westfield staff picks: Usagi Yojimbo, Batman statue, Yu-Gi-Oh! R & Superman


Westfield Comics now has a channel on YouTube! If you were to go there now, you’d see some recommendations from the illustrious Westfield staff. We’re excited about these and want to share them with you.

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For Your Consideration: Detectives Inc.


by Robert Greenberger

Detectives Inc. cover

Detectives Inc. cover

Two things were happening more or less simultaneously in the 1970s. First, there was the rise of the direct sales market which helped fuel the options for publishers. Growing out of the underground comix movement came the “ground level” publishers, several of whom were helping shape and develop the American graphic novel field.

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