Maggie Thompson talks about gag cartoons, those one-panel wonders in newspapers and magazines that (hopefully) make ua laugh each time we read one.
Which comics are good for a 4-year-old? Maggie Thompson returns with a look at the ever-shifting landscape of what's available for new readers.
Maggie Thompson looks at the ages of some comic creators and how old they were when they created some of their most memorable characters.
Maggie Thompson talks about comic book covers. From the first thing people see on a book, to collecting covers, to variants and fancy gimmicks, she has the topic ... covered. (GROAN)
Maggie Thompson jumps into 2019 with her first post of the year, all about WORDS in comics.
Maggie Thompson reminds us that gift-giving season is almost here, and why you should consider comics as the perfect holiday present this year!
Maggie Thompson discusses the obsessive aspects of collecting.
Maggie Thompson takes a Facebook challenge: 10 comic books that made an impact on you the first time you saw them and still enjoy reading today!
Maggie Thompson recaps some of the magic moments from her visit to Comic-Con 2018.
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!
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