Frank Miller was always a gritty writer. If you’ve kept your eyes and ears open in the past 15 years, you’d recognize such gems as 300 or Sin City which are both Miller classics. But most people who have no idea about Miller’s background don’t know that he actually began as a cover artist for Marvel and was then given the job as penciller for the Daredevil series. This would lead to his becoming both the writer of Daredevil for almost a decade before branching out on his own to work on DC titles such as The Dark Knight Returns and Year One. During his time on the

The world was a different place when I stopped exiting the theater as Sam Jackson magically showed up as Nick Fury in the end credits scene of Iron Man. But, I suppose I'm getting ahead of myself. It's 2015 and we're 10 films deep into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, witih the second capstone film, Avengers - Age of Ultron, due to be released in a little over a month.  (Yes, I know Ant-Man is technically Phase 2, but, c'mon.)  This is meant to be the first installment of a 10-piece series ranking the films and rambling about them to you, my adoring fans.  There

Hello CTG readers! To prepare for Daredevil’s upcoming Netflix series, we here at CTG will be writing various pieces on the character. Everything from retrospectives on our favourite runs, to more personal articles about Matt Murdock. To kick off our Daredevil coverage, we have an article about why I personally connect to Matt Murdock and why he is my favourite Marvel hero. Enjoy, and stay tuned to Comics: The Gathering for more Daredevil coverage! Matthew Murdock. It’s really hard to think of a character I feel more attached to. When I was a kid, I breezed through a lot of

One of the many titles we were excited about from this past January’s Image Expo was Brian Buccellato’s Sons of the Devil. Brian has been busy the past few years as the best selling writer of the Flash, Detective Comics, and Injustice. This will mark his second foray into the exciting world of creator-owned comic books. Joining him on this original psychological horror thrill ride is up-and-coming artist Toni Infante.   Sons of the Devil was launched as a Kickstarter campaign and was successfully funded last June. The story centres on TRAVIS, an average guy trying to get by,

Here we are in the second installment of the Watchtower. Now I did promise to post every week, and I am duely sorry about last week. My dog had an unfortuante illness and I had to make correction. Anyway where we go!! As always we will be going in least price to greatest price. Although, before we start I just want to make a quick mention in lieu of price. Buy Adam Warlock books! You can still get them cheap. I just got the first and second appearance for $75 total and the books are in outstanding condition. If I had my camera with me I'd post pictures, but they will come next time.

Hey, this is the inaugural installment of my Watchtower series which tells you which books you can pick up for cheap which could make you some money. You may remember the post I did earlier this week about Peggy Carter's key issues, the star of Marvel's Agent Carter. Or look awesome in your collection - either way, right? So we'll go start with the cheapseats. Alpha Flight #16 - First appearance of Honey Lemon from Big Hero 6. If you didn't know Big Hero 6 before the Disney movie, don't sweat it - no one did. Probably some one did, actually. Disney did. Disney made 56

Marvel's Agent Carter premiered tonight and it was superb. It filled Twitter to the brim, celebrities from all walks of life tuned in, and it showcased Marvel's dedication to gender equality. Peggy Carter has been in 98 issues in nearly 50 years but there are some that are going to be more valuable than others, way more valuable. Here are my candidates for her key issues: Tales of Suspense #75 & 77:  These are the first appearances of Peggy Carter though they come in flashbacks and she is unnamed. You're probably wondering what good that does a burgeoning collector, and

I’m not by any means a manga nor anime aficionado, but whenever I explore a medium I try to look into its past to see where it’s headed as well as to better understand the foundation of said media. That being said, growing up part Asian and having watched my fair share of shounen anime, the first things that popped into my mind when I hear the word “Uzumaki” are the fish cakes my mother would sometimes garnish our meals with, and the eponymous character from the popular anime/manga “Naruto” – surprisingly, Uzumaki (the manga) has more to do with the

So it’s Halloween morning and you still haven’t picked out a costume? Have no fear! Here at Comics the Gathering, I’ve been digging through comics’ lore for some quick costume solutions that will still show off your geeky pride without having to resort to ugly, store bought costumes. (Mostly) I’ve ranked these costumes by level of obscurity with the more popular characters up top. If that time I dressed up as Jesse Custer taught me anything, it’s that nobody has the time to listen to you explain the character history of Jesse Custer. 1. Popeye, Olive Oyl

     At Detroit Fanfare 2013, Comics the Gathering staff writer Seth “Wombat” Morris got a chance to interview John Ostrander. Ostrander is famously the architect and writer of the classic Suicide Squad comics and acclaimed author of Grimjack, Martian Manhunter, Star Wars: Legacy, and much more. Wombat then promptly got bogged down with work and never had time to transcribe his interviews, which sat in a dusty vault for a year... Until now.   CTG: What do you think has been the high point of your career so far? JOHN OSTRANDER: There are so many different

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