I'm a pop-culture writer with ten years of publishing experience and a fifteen year veteran of teaching English and History in the classroom. Along with degrees in these subjects and Education, I've also been a librarian with a Specialist's Level of Qualification.
It’s a Battle Royale between the two titans of comic publishing in this round-up. This week’s list is comprised exclusively of titles from DC and Marvel – well, with some collaboration from Dark Horse Comics. It may seem predictable but if you look at the top ten leading titles for 2017 on Comichron, you can see that despite a disappointing year-end sales for comics in general, DC and Marvel are locked in competition. Even in the world of comics, we are all beholden to the Almighty Dollar.
There’s a theme for this week’s collection of titles. I’m a hierarchical type of thinker. I tend to think in patterns, trends or in some sort of thematic way. That formed the basis for this week’s list and it was fun pulling it all together. See if you can figure it out before I reveal it at the end!
Welcome to the new year and a new week of comic-reading! I hope your celebrations were wonderful and now you’re ready for a happy new year of new beginnings! I fall into the pattern of affirming goals for the new year just like everyone does around this time of year. I wonder if that happens for comic creators? What goals do they have for the new year? New companies to work for, new characters to write or just something about improving the quality of their craft?
@TrekCore@StarTrekModels@EaglemossLtd@BenCSRobinson Yeah ... I think I'd like this. It's obscure on the level that would appeal to real Trekkies but unique enough as a model to warrant appreciation from non-Trek fans. Unfortunately I have to wait until EBay gets one because I can never order one through regular channels!
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