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thrift store finds: a handful of modern era comic books

Posted in thrift store finds, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 14, 2012 by Christopher Pearce

I don’t buy a lot of new comic books at thrift stores.

Please understand, “new” is a very flexible term when you’ve been reading comic books for twenty years. I define new as being anything published in the last ten years… but your mileage most certainly will vary on that definition. I don’t harbor many prejudices against the modern era of funnybooks; there have been some very awesome comics made in that time span. It’s just, as a personal preference, I don’t normally pick up stuff from that time period. They are books I had access to when first published. I passed on at the time, I don’t feel any particular need to pick them up now.

Recently, our local New2You Thrift Store received a huge collection of modern era comic books- most of ’em Marvel and DC. Somewhere mixed in between all the issues of Cable and Extreme Justice, I came across a couple of gems.

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2010-2011 school year: day fifty five

Posted in comics with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 19, 2011 by Christopher Pearce

I believe I’ve mentioned this before, but if some enterprising writer of Young Adult fiction can figure out a YA-friendly way to write a book squarely aimed at teens about the zombie apocalypse, they would make a million dollars. Teenage boys are fantastically interested in zombies- my classroom’s copies of World War Z by Max Brooks, The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman, I Am Legend by Richard Matheson (not a zombie novel per se, but pretty well inspired the genre) and for those who get parental permission, Dead Sea by Brian Keene.