We Love Antiheroes but They are Not to Be Trusted

We Love Antiheroes but They are Not to Be Trusted
Tomorrow I’ll be on a panel at Revolution Brewing discussing the topic of Antiheroes for One Book One Chicago. I have to say that in researching the sorts of characters who can be defined as Antiheroes, I keep coming across a few who really aren’t. It’s also clear that we love Antiheroes but they are... Read more »

You Want New Graphic Novels for January Don't You

You Want New Graphic Novels for January Don't You
                    Happy New Year Nerds, I’ll be real with you dear readers, I spent a lot of 2014 over thinking my own nerd thought and it pretty much paralyzed me as far as updating this blog. Oh I was plenty busy slinging my nerd thoughts all... Read more »

Mainstream Comics Should Literally Mine the Indies

Mainstream Comics Should Literally Mine the Indies
I’ve observed that people complain a ton that there are no new ideas in mainstream comics. My friend, “Late for Dinner” is always going on about trends at DC that basically come down to “The Day Evil Won” and whatnot. I can see with a decent amount of certainty that these days Marvel and DC... Read more »
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Space Pirates: We Need Them Now More Than Ever.

Space Pirates: We Need Them Now More Than Ever.
Ok so I went on a brief…4 month hiatus from blogging. I admit that when it comes to telling you my thoughts about comics and things related to comics, I get this feeling that I want to provide nothing but high minded analysis of the industry and it’s history but recent events in my like... Read more »

Comic Books and Representation: A Self Audit

Comic Books and Representation: A Self Audit
I have followed this Megyn Kelly story for the last few days and it made me consider the ongoing debate about comic books and representation in a social and racial sense. Essentially Kelly was caught out there being sort of world weary at the thought that someone could take her proven historical icons like Jesus... Read more »

My Favorite Graphic Novels for the Halloween Season

My Favorite Graphic Novels for the Halloween Season
I’ve been racking my brain all month for a list of my favorite graphic novels for the Halloween season. It has not been easy at all. I have a list for you now, dear reader, but I’m going to tell you that if you ask me tomorrow, this list will be totally different. It’s not... Read more »
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Why Don't Comic Book Characters Age in Real Time

Why Don't Comic Book Characters Age in Real Time
Hello Geeks! So I was in my shop a while back talking to my peeps (nerds) and trying to help them dial down geek rage (as you do) over something DC Comics or Marvel Comics did in the past few months…or Ben Affleck having a job.  Someone asked me, why does Batman still look 30... Read more »

Comic Book Distribution: Ghosts of Models Past

Comic Book Distribution: Ghosts of Models Past
If you’re anything like me then you can remember what it was like buying comic books in the 70’s. I could buy them nearly anywhere. Sometimes I find myself in conversations about the actual experience of comics shopping back in the day and my younger friends are stunned. Comics were available almost everywhere. These days... Read more »

Comic Books Vs. Graphic Novels: Let's Find a Good Fit for You!

Comic Books Vs. Graphic Novels: Let's Find a Good Fit for You!
            Hello Readers, I’m Terry Gant and I’m a new member of the Chicago Now Blog team. My blog is all about the world of Comic Books, Graphic Novels and Pop Culture because I’m known to be a bit of a comics evangelist. I believe Comic Books and Graphic Novels... Read more »
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