Category Archives: Comic Books
Warner Bros. Animation has begun production on a new season of Young Justice, the popular animated series featuring a teen superteam of DC characters. The second season ended in 2013; this will be the third.
Doctor Strange opened in many foreign territories last weekend, and has now earned $240.4 million overseas for a worldwide cumulative of $325.4 million.
This weekend it debuted in China, earning $44.6 million, close to Ant-Man’s $42.77 million bow in the Middle Kingdom, and substantially better than Guardians of the Galaxy’s $30 million opening in the world’s second largest movie market.
Ant-Man earned about $102 million in China, and Doctor Strange should do at least as well.
Tim Miller will not be returning to direct “Deadpool 2,” dropping out of the sequel due to a series of creative differences with star Ryan Reynolds, based on what Variety is saying.
The Way Back Machine
A while back, I read an article that inspired me; that article was a blog posting about how a couple opened up a comic book store. It wasn’t a blow by blow DIY or HOW TO BE A MILLIONARE, but it had some great details, the author was open and honest and was engaging when I opened up a dialog when it came to questions and answers.
In July of 2007, I left a job in the tech industry to do something that I had a passion for and to fulfill a dream of mine. I opened a comic book store.
If anyone tells you that running a business is easy, then I think they got extremely lucky. There was work to be done, but the rewards of talking to people about comics, movies, TV series and comparing them time and time again was fun, entertaining and just made the work appear to be part of the process.
Not the Comic Book Guy anymore
Times and things change, I don’t know exactly why, just that less and less comics were being bought and ultimately it put me in a position that I wasn’t able to keep things going and I had to close the comic book store for good.
A little over a year ago, I started to stream on Twitch. During that time, I was able to share my gaming experience with an interactive audience, where not only did I learn some great stuff, but also got acquainted with some really awesome peeps.
Unfortunately, the twitch experience wasn’t enough to pay the bills and that is the brutal truth. I haven’t given up, but I don’t have a set schedule, my situation and status is tenuous.
Work in progress as it all I can do it persevere and keep positive
Last week’ comic book shipment arrived on New Comic Book day vs the day before as a result of residual lag from the holidays. [This is what I was told] This week’ shipment is also being delayed by UPS due to, “incorrectly sorted the package at our facility. This may cause at least one business day delay.”
I am sorry about this, but as soon as the shipment arrives, I sort through it as quickly and as accurately as possible.