Column by Steve Bennett
Posted by Steve Bennett on February 17, 2016 @ 3:07 am CT
There's a trade-off to being so often wrong; you can't help but learn a few things if you just pay attention. For instance, the last time I went to Super-Fly Comics & Games owner Tony Barry took me back to the store computer and looked up our location on Google Maps. If you do you'll find that not only does our listing have the standard "Street View" of our store, there's also a box marked "See Inside." Click on it and you'll find that, you guessed it, not only can you look inside our store, you'll get a 360-degree virtual tour of it.
But what is even cooler is… not every comic book shop's listing on Google Maps has this feature. Not yet anyway. This may not be for everyone, but if any of this is of any interest you might want to find out more by Googling "'See Inside' with Google Maps Business View."
Comic Book Resources website, it doesn't look bad. I have nothing against the comic though I can't believe The Shadow doesn't even get top billing.
Movieweb: site: this comic is definitely "any 8-year old kid’s dream come true!" Or as Michelangelo himself puts it while in the Batcave astride a giant robot dinosaur in #3, "This is everything I have ever wanted in my entire life!"
Meet Faith, The-Plus Size Superhero You Never Knew You Needed To See" by Clarissa-Jan Lim. I also have to concur with the subheading, "In a medium known for its unrealistic depictions of women, Faith is a breath of fresh air."
I'm talking of course about Valiant's Faith, written by Jody Houser and drawn by Francis Portela and Marguerite Sauvage. It is in fact about a "plus-size" superhero, and being plus-sized myself I was naturally interested in this one. But I'm happy to report that the least important thing about Faith, or Zephyr to use her superhero name, is her size. It's a solid superhero comic that manages to be both overwhelmingly hopeful and (dare I say it?) fun. If you haven't read it already, do try and snag a copy of the first issues' upcoming third printing.
* I generally have no problems with how the comic book shop Komix Korner is usually depicted in Tom Batiuk's Funky Winkerbean comic strip, but I had to flinch when I saw the Sunday strip from 2/7/2016 on the GoComics website. Maybe because making a (rather poor) joke out of a rival comic shop going out of business struck a little too close to home.
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