• When somebody tells me they had a hard time reading an older comic, I assume the datedness of the comic got in the way of the story. Dialogue and art can age a book and create a stiffness a new reader might never get into the groove of. Almost nobody has trouble with a comic because it was a challenging read, so when a comic actually is a challenge, it can really, really throw the reader for a loop. Elektra: Assassin is just that comic. It certainly isn’t the most intelligent or insightful story ever written, but the abstract nature of the art and writing make it a
  • 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
  • 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



  • 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.

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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'
  • 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


  • 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

  • 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

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