Friday, July 31, 2009

Independant Graphic Novels Have Saved My Life!

Not really...but got your attention right? Good. Let's begin. First things first there is life outside of Marvel and DC comics! I said it and you heard it right. Don't get me wrong, flying around with Superman is cool, popping claws on bad guys with Wolverine is cooler and sharing sarcastic remarks with Deadpool is coolest!

Now here's the whole dang freezer kiddy's...Indy Comics! Such titles as "I kill Giants", "Strangers in Paradise" "Fun Home" "Ghost World" "Maus" "Bone" and "Blankets" will for a time cause you to hang up your cape and snikt those claws back in. You read it here first now go and read these titles next!!!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Watch for bashin' advertisin'

What's bashin' advertisin' ? Simple. You go into XYZ comic book shop, you tell them you shop somewhere else, they say "oh, I've heard he sucks! Want to shop here instead?" Bashin' Advertisin' and yes, this happens unfortunately.
I'm here to warn you, our customers, that should you enter one of these shops that uses bashin' advertisin' to please inform that store owner that you are not going to tolerate their bashin' advertisin' and walk right out. Bashin' advertisin' is a cheap trick that many stores will use in leau of good business tactics. You can spot a bashin' advertisin' store by watching our for these signs:

1. The store clerk comes up with an elaborate story as to why you shouldn't EVER go back to your regular comic book shop, proclaiming he's heard people have died there!
2. The store clerk frowns and shakes their head at you when you tell them where you shop as if you had just confessed all your murders to them and they were a priest hearing your confession.
3. The store clerk eagerly agrees with your story of disgust with your current store in which you totally made up the name of the store, city and country its located in and says they too have had that problem with them recently!
4. The store clerk begins to cry and sob at your story about a missed comic pull and hugs you deeply, crying and telling you "God man, I feel your pain...let it out man, let it out, we're here for you."
5. The store clerk responds to your every inquiry, with "We have that, you don't need to go back there ever again."
6. They laugh at you when you tell them how much you bought something for and say "man that guy really ripped you off!"
7. The store clerk gets overly emotional and says something like "that mother%#$er, let's go burn his $#&*#in place down!"

I hope this blog helps you to understand that bashin' advertisin' is not good, and is a sure sign of trouble in doing business with that business!
Thanks for reading.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Why Comics Aren't Going Anywhere!

Identity Crisis DC Comics
(One of the Best Stories Ever...WOW!)

The one thing about all of us (parents, fathers, mothers, singles whomever you are) is that we will never allow our lives to be fully ran by computers or become dependent on or machines ourselves. Think Terminator, or 2001 Space Odyssey, we're all freaked out about letting this happen and Hollywood will continue to make sure we remember that!

What's my point you ask? Simply put, you can do just about everything on the computer, your phone, your ipod etc. but there is no replacing the comfort of curling up on your soft cozy couch, leaning back in your large comfy recliner, or sitting under the shade of a large tree in a breezy park and getting lost within the familiar panels, colors, characters and even smell of a good ol fashion heroes versus villains comic book!

Whether your in the industry (retail comic shops) or a fan, I would'nt worry about ever losing this media. If anything comics/graphic novels will continue to produce great writers, artists and stories of achievement from a super level to an ordinary one, simply put comics will allow us to stay creative and that is the foundation of staying human!

Marco Regalado


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