Topic: comics

10 Cutest Kids In Cosplay

10 Cutest Kids In Cosplay

To kick off Comic Con the right way, I scoured the internet looking for adorable cosplay kids, which is a strenuous and backbreaking job, I know. But I do it for you guys, okay? In the course of doing this, I came to the conclusion that really, cosplay is the only reason to have kids at all. More »

Stan Lee Is The Grandfather We Never Had And Is Now Infiltrating The World Of Our Children

Stan Lee Is The Grandfather We Never Had And Is Now Infiltrating The World Of Our Children

I can remember being around five-years-old and my mom took me to a grocery store opening so I could meet and get an autograph with Spiderman and it was like the biggest deal of my life. I thought Spidey was the coolest ever. And then a few years later I had a book featuring the Marvel universe characters giving health and grooming tips for kids and I remember Spiderwoman’s section was all about brushing her hair before bed and I wanted to be just like her so I did the same thing. I love that Stan Lee is still around and still bringing joy and fun to kids. I never had a grandfather so I am going to pretend that Stan is mine.
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‘For Better Or For Worse’ Cartoonist On Why Comics Aren’t For The Weak

âFor Better Or For Worseâ Cartoonist On Why Comics Arenât For The Weak

Growing up in suburban Chicago in the 1980s and 1990s, I read the comics pages in the Chicago Tribune every day in a very precise order, starting with the boring ones (“The Lockhorns,” “Peanuts” — sorry, Franzen — and “Cathy”) and working my way toward my favorites (“Fox Trot,” “Brenda Starr”). The very last comic I read every day was Lynn Johnston‘s “For Better or For Worse.”

“Fox Trot” was funny, but fundamentally gag-based, and the family never aged or grew; Jason scares Paige with his iguana over and over and over, and she never gets a clue. “Brenda Starr,” told stories about its “girl reporter” heroine, but Brenda, too, never aged, and the strip was dramatic, not funny. More »