Maggie Thompson celebrates the 80th anniversary of Superman and Action Comics #1 ... and the fans who turned pro in the wake of Siegel and Shuster's fannish creation.
Maggie Thompson talks about a one-time comics staple that is sadly missing from today's books: Funny Animals!
Maggie Thompson starts off the month famous for April Fools with the tale of Mopees and how some comics stories are ... different ... than others.
Maggie Thompson talks about licensed comics and the fine art of cross-promotion.
Maggie Thompson talks about an increasingly rare comics storytelling format, "Done In One," where a comics story is complete in one issue.
Maggie Thompson starts the New Year with a look at the joys of rereading, and how it's so much easier to do so these days than in the past.
Maggie Thompson reminds us of the importance of comics shops and how they came to be an integral part of the comics distribution system.
Maggie Thompson continues to write about "stuff," this time with a closer look at fanzines and their origins in the worlds of science fiction and comics.
Maggie Thompson talks about STUFF. Call it a collection, or a "five-dumpster" house, it all comes down to one thing: Stuff.
Our regular bloggers return in August, starting with Maggie Thompson, who talks about her serendipitous trip to Comic-Con 2017!
Maggie Thompson talks about how, when it comes to comic art, "There’s no limit to how good the words can be or how inventive the pictures can be."
Maggie Thompson talks about how comics are great at conveying information, clarifying a mood, and adding details to a description.
Maggie Thompson gets us ready for Free Comic Book Day next month with a look back at free comics in the past.
Maggie Thompson writes about two of comics biggest influences: Jack Kirby and Will Eisner, both celebrating the centennials of their births this year!
Maggie Thompson writes about the relationship between comic book lore and the movies and TV shows they inspire. You saw the movie, but did you read the comic?
Maggie Thompson jumps into 2017 with a blog about everyone's daily obsession: FOOD! And, of course ... comics!
Maggie Thompson takes the occasion of the 55th anniversary of the Fantastic Four to look back on how some famous "retreads" combined to make the famous quartet the eventual toast of comicdom!
Maggie Thompson discusses capes on superheroes ... necessary, unnecessary or artistic license?
Maggie Thompson kicks off fall with a look at what makes comics collectible!
Maggie Thompson shares some of her favorite memories of Comic-Con 2016!
Maggie Thompson talks about all the learning opportunities at Comic-Con, from Comics Literature to Comics Physical Education!
Maggie Thompson fondly remembers some of the comic book clubs that connected fans in the days before social media.
Maggie Thompson talks about the quotable comic book and how catchphrases from the four-color world have made it into the real world.
Maggie Thompson looks back at comics fandom from the vantage point of its 55th anniversary, including her own involvement since the beginning!
Maggie Thompson talks about self-publishing vs. finding a publisher for your comics projects, with a certain Little Red Hen as a prime example. Maybe it's time to start baking your own bread?
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