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New York City Celebrates Free Comic Book Day

Free Comic Book Day is a national celebration of all things comic books held every year on the first Saturday in May. With shops hosting everything from sales to signing, cosplay to trivia contests there is something for everyone – and it’s completely free. This weekend was momentous in the geek world as universes collided […]

Kabooooom Quickies: Digging into Riverdale with Dan Parent

Kabooooom Quickies: Digging into Riverdale with Dan Parent

There are few comics that seem as American as the Archie comics. For many, Archie and his friends presented the keys to the door that would lead to a lifetime love of comics. Dan Parent, who has been working on the Archie titles for quite some time, understands Archie’s place in pop culture, and continues […]

REVIEW: Life with Archie #20

REVIEW: Life with Archie #20

Written by PAUL KUPPERBERG Art by FERNANDO RUIZ, PAT KENNEDY, TIM KENNEDY, AL MILGROM & BOB SMITH Colors by GLENN WHITMORE Letters by JACK MORELLI For nearly two years running, the Life with Archie series has proven to be one of the most ridiculous story lines in the Archie Universe. More so then that crossover […]

REVIEW: Archie & Friends Double Digest #16

Written by FRANK DOYLE Art by BILL VIGODA Colors by SAL CONTRERA Letters by MARIO ACQUAVIVA This issue of Archie & Friends Double Digest begins with a new story by Frank Doyle, focusing on a superhero theme. The story titled, “Chaos in a Common Cane” opens with evildoer The Dude electrifying Pureheart, Archie’s superhero alter-ego, […]

THE NEW SCUM: What is "Comics Journalism?" Part 1

THE NEW SCUM: What is “Comics Journalism?” Part 1

In this installment, Pierce talks about the definition of “comics journalism” and considers our hunger to know everything first and ask questions later. This is the New Scum. What is journalism? Merriam-Webster defines journalism as “the collection and editing of news for presentation through the media.” That makes it sounds like ust about any blog […]

Guide to NYCC Day Three: Comics

Guide to NYCC Day Three: Comics

New York Comic-Con is right around the corner and with it comes crowds, chaos and the ever present con crud. This year, Kabooooom will be right in the thick of things covering as many panels, Q&As and random happenings as possible. Of course, you’ll need a guide to get help you spend your time at […]

Guide to NYCC Day Four: Video Games

Guide to NYCC Day Four: Video Games

New York Comic-Con is right around the corner and with it comes crowds, chaos and the ever present con crud. This year, Kabooooom will be right in the thick of things covering as many panels, Q&As and random happenings as possible. Of course, you’ll need a guide to get help you spend your time at […]