Roger’s Comic Ramblings: Roger’s Best of 2012


Judas Coin

Judas Coin



Westfield’s Roger Ash takes a look at some of his favorites from 2012 including kaBoom’s Roger Langridge’s Snarked!, IDW/Yoe Books Frazetta – Funny Stuff, and Marvel’s Infernal Man-Thing.

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Roger’s Comic Ramblings: Popeye x 3


Popeye #3

Popeye #3



Westfield’s Roger Ash explores Popeye in comics, including Fantagraphics’ E.C. Segar’s Popeye and IDW’s Popeye and Classic Popeye.

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10 THINGS I LIKE ABOUT APRIL ’12 COMICS


The Shadow #1

The Shadow #1



KC Carlson looks at cool books in the new Previews including Dynamite Entertainment’s The Shadow, IDW’s Popeye, and Marvel’s Avengers Vs. X-Men.

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Markley’s Fevered Brain: Fantagraphics – Comics’ Greatest Publisher?


Blazing Combat

by Wayne Markley

I think it is very hard to truly name the world’s greatest comic publisher since there have been so many different publishers over the years and all of the publishers have their own goals and intended markets. But one publisher that has been around for over 35 years now has published arguably one of the most diverse line of books ever and some of the greatest comics of all time. That publisher is a tiny publishing house in the Pacific Northwest called Fantagraphics Books. Fantagraphics was founded by Gary Groth and Mike Catron, with Kim Thompson joining them a year later. Over time, Mike Catron would leave the company and Gary and Kim would move to California and later Washington State. Over the years, they have published everyone from the Brothers Hernandez to Dan Clowes to Joe Sacco to Chris Ware to everyone in between. It would be impossible to discuss everything they have published over the years, but I am going to spotlight a handful of their books to show how diverse their publishing plan is and to offer some suggestions of some of the best books they publish so you can give them a try if you are tired of super-heroes 24/7.

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