Sunday, July 22, 2012

Think Outside the Long Box

To clear up for some of you the "long box" is a box made for keeping comic books in.I've recently heard people saying how they're either a DC or Marvel person which makes no sense to me if you're a true comicbook fan you shouldn't limit yourself to what you read.During comiccon weekend someone said they weren't interested in the Marvel movie news cause they're only into DC,I told them that they are doing a great disservice to themselves because Marvel is doing a great job with how they've been putting the movies together.Both companies have put out good and not so good things out there as far as movies,comics and animated DVDs and tv shows.
As a true "fanboy" or "fangirl" you should be checking out anything that comes out that might be interesting,there's so many good stuff out there from other companies and creator owned.Valiant is doing a company relaunch with titles like Harbinger and X-O Manowar,the great horror series Locke&Key by Hill and Rodriguez at IDW,Atomic Robo from Red 5 comics.Image comics has some cool creator owned books out there,Blue Estate,Mondo,Heart and of course Walking Dead.For really outside the box check out The Manhattan Projects by Hickman and Pitarra and Danger Club by Walker and Jones or Saucer Country by Paul Cornell for DC Vertigo line speaking of Vertigo one book that touched my heart was Daytripper by Fa'bio Moon and Gabriel Ba' a great 10 part series about a writer who dies at the end of each issue,trust me this book is a must have.
I've only mentioned a few books but there's so many out there it's a shame for people to limit themselves to just one company or another that they're missing out on some good stuff.So next time you visit your local comicbook store don't just grab from your "pull list" take a little time to wander down the idle you might find something different that could be a gem.
So until next time "stay geeky and hungry my friends!"