• Well it was that time again, comics, cosplay & geek paraphernalia, yes it was Comiccon, nerdgasms & good times were had by all. This was Ottawa’s second show, which I won’t know the full attendance numbers, but it will be greater than last year because they added the Friday to the weekend. With my friend Brian, we waited in line for about an hour & 40 minutes to get in and kudos to the organizers who had the decency to set these giant tents to shelter the people from the rain.
  • And even more of my favourites!

















  • A tower of t-shirts? Must be the Toronto ComiCon!


    Walking through downtown Toronto towards the Metro Convention centre was no ordinary walk last weekend. Within the hustle and bustle of the city, Bobafetts and Batmen were only some of the few cosplay sightings made around the city and at this year’s 2013 Toronto ComiCon – which sold out on Saturday unfortunately for those who were hoping to score tickets the day of. Every year fans flock to the event to seek the ultimate swag
  • In light of the new "WTF Certified" publishing initiative for April announced by DC Comics, I kind of realized that there's a lot of things that three specific groups of people can do to help preserve comics (specifically those published by the Big Two). With that in mind, I decided to publicize my pleas to creators, fans and critics on how to make the industry one of quality.


    Creators:

    Don't Antagonize Fans: You'd think that this would be a no-brainer. And while both superhero publishers are


  • I'm unashamed in my love for Superman.

    Most people have set ideas about Superman, usually about how Batman or any Marvel character are better than him. These ideas have always bugged me, so I'm trying to set the record straight in the only way I know how.

    But first

  • I’ve written and written about how much I love Image Comics. I religiously pick-up every #1 issue they put out, because nine times out of ten, it’s something that I very much enjoy, and occasionally fall entirely in love with.

  • I had an English teacher this year that was something of a scholar when it came to Vampires. That sounds ridiculous (and it is ridiculous, but in a nice sort of way), but it’s true. And, because it was an English class, there were thorough amounts of dicking around and generally not getting any work done. One of those instances lead to a surprisingly compelling tracing of the sexiness of Vampires. How

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    I’ve decided, because I’m an adult and occasionally have the weight and power to decide things, that I’m going to start writing blogs about each of the Trades that I read. Though there are some weeks where I get my fill of writing from reviewing alone (and unfortunately, those weeks have not been common recently), I find myself to be

  • On behalf of myself , Stephen & Bobby, Comics The Gathering wishes everyone a safe & Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!

    Remember to take full advantage of your time off to relax, have a nice eggnog with rum & read a shit load of comics. And a special thanks goes out to all our writers like Eric Halloran, ToriBee, JohnP (the Dynamite

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    Welcome to the conclusion of my 8 examples of exceptional art in comics. Continuing in the same vein as Part 1, this is a list of 4 more comics that succeed in providing a distinctive mix of originality and excellence in their illustrations.

     

    With this list I have tried to keep a steady balance of both popular and underrated books. Now obviously, with only eight examples, I cannot help but leave out many noteworthy mentions that have more than earned their right for attention. These are not the absolute eight best drawn books ever published; they

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