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Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Going Back To An Old Domain Name...
Mood:  celebratory
Topic: eBay Info

 

 

 

 

Going Back To An Old Domain Name...

ComicBooksCircus.com!

As of December 29th, 2009

For the New Year 2010!

 

Come One... Come All... To The Big Top Of Comics!

   

 

TODAY'S 'MAIN FEATURE':

That's Right! As previously announced at the beginning of this Holiday Season, I mentioned that I was revising Tina LoSasso's domain name of 'MakeItSoMarketing.com'.

That's because I had taken that domain name and used it for our online store division.  Then I had used that domain name in thousands of references in the eBay version of our Blog since 2006. 

Well, with eBay closing down 'their blog format' this past October 31st, that meant that the thousands of archived blog posts with that domain name mentioned were no longer pointing toward our online eBay Featured (Premium) Store.

So, when Tina asked about increasing the presence of MakeItSoMarketing.com as her book launch and promotion site, this seemed to be a good period of time to do some de-construction and reconstruction of web sites!

Note: ComicBooksCircus.com came about because back in 1999 I had named my own eBay sales page a generic 'comic book marketplace'.  Gary Carter, who then owned the magazine 'Comic Book Marketplace' (CBM) based in Coronado, California, asked me if I would change the the generic reference to something else so there would be no confusion. 

That's when I came up with the many 'tents' idea of web pages in my off-eBay web site. It only seemed natural to have a 'Big Top of Comics' to 'house' those 'tents'.  So I built a portal (home) page for the site and started adding multiple pages with different genres of comics, ending up with over two dozen pages in the web site!  

However, I found that listing comics in my own web site and also in eBay auction listings a little too time consuming while working a full time job.  So when eBay started the 'stores' format of listing, I went to that style of listing.  Ebay didn't like non-eBay links on their pages after time went by... so I decided to just emphasize the eBay store with my email addy, letting the ComicBooksCircus web site dwindle down in size and scope.  Then I just started referring potential buyers to the eBay Store from the ComicBooksCircus web site 'tent' pages itself.

So, starting this week, and going into the new decade, I'll be revising the old web site, and re-directing those 'tent pages' to the corresponding eBay store page that carries that 'genre' of comics.  

What was once Old is now New Again!  Funny how things seem to go around in cycles, or is that circles??? 

Besides having an exhibitor table at a virtual comic con, (Facebook Comic Con), I've now got what feels to be another exhibitor table at the eBay 'comics show'. All I need now are 'real' creators signing there!  

So, very soon http://www.ComicBooksCircus.com and corresponding pages will only be going to the eBay Featured Store, and http://www.MakeItSoMarketing.com will be going to Tina's Corporate web site only, which is almost ready for re-launch.  Of course there will be some additional links at that site pointing viewers to Tina's and my other endeavors because it does take search engines a while to re-discover links!

Whew!  A lengthy explanation, but I wanted to explain why the change in scope of this Blog for the past few days!

I'll be back with more mentions and reviews of comics and graphic novels in a few days! Especially with this week being 'Indy Comic Book Week'! (Click here for details on what that is all about!)

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BTW, If YOU are a comics or graphic novel creator, whether writer, penciler, inker, colorist, etc., and would like to possibly see Your work reviewed here in my Blog, please check this following link, where I tell you: "How To Best Submit YOUR Publication For Possible Review!"

AND... Thanks again to all of YOU reading our current and archived blog posts!  We do blog usually on a daily basis during the work week on comic book creators, comic book reviews, comic cons, and other pop culture news and events, including some TV shows and theatrical films as they are shown.  

PLUS... Be sure to check out our own new listings of comics, graphic novels, Comic Con exclusives and more pop culture items for sale in Our online eBay Featured Store that I mentioned above today.  That's http://www.ComicBooksCircus.com with the 'New/Old' name of course!  It's due to sales at this online store that keep us going with the ability to post blogs like the one you have been reading here!

~ Michael D Hamersky @ ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com

 

Now Celebrating the 11th Year On The Web!

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TODAY'S FEATURETTE:

2009 LONG BEACH COMIC CON PHOTO:    I mentioned in today's "Main Feature" that having a web site is much like having a comic con, except you don't have other creators there in person, attending your 'web site con'.

Which is why I enjoy attending 'real life' comic cons, and lately especially walking through  Artists Alleys and Small Press sections!

There I find a lot of projects I probably wouldn't have been exposed to.  Most of the past few months worth of blogs have been from publications given to me at Cons Tina and I have been to.

In addition to meeting the creators at the Comic Cons, I also take photos of them at their tables in case I come across a publication that has their work in it.  Or if the creator or their publisher sends me a possible review copy later.

 

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I haven't read any of Chris Moreno's work to date, but wanted to post a mini blog on him, as he took the time to pose a couple of photos at the recent LBCC.

For those that are interested in seeing what Chris' style is like, Chris has artwork shown at the following site:

http://www.chrismoreno.deviantart.com/ 

and he has a personal web site at:

http://chrismoreno.org

I noticed that he has also penciled a few series: The Hulk 100 project, Grimm Fairy Tales, Paul Jenkin's Sidekick, Zombie Tales - The Dead, and other projects.  He has also inked other series, and has been a colorist. 

Thanks Chris for taking the time to talk with me briefly at the 2009 LBCC!  Best wishes to you for a great 2010!

~Michael @ ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com

 

 

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Posted by makeitsomarketing at 12:01 AM PST
Updated: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 5:31 AM PST
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Monday, December 28, 2009
It's Stan Lee's Birthday!
Mood:  celebratory
Topic: Comic Book Writers

 

It's

Stan Lee's Birthday

Today!

December 28th, 2009!

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Above: Michael D Hamersky being photographed from behind while he was photographing Stan Lee at the 2009 Long Beach Comic Con Opening Day!

   

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Above: Long Beach City Councilman Declares Friday October 2nd To Be 'Stan Lee Day' In Long Beach, California @ LBCC

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Above: Jeph Loeb reads additional honors for Stan Lee at the 2009 Long Beach Comic Con

TODAY'S 'MAIN FEATURE':

It's almost the end of the 2009 year, which means we still have Stan Lee's Birthday to celebrate!  Today, December 28th, 2009, is Stan's 87th Birthday! Happy Birthday to You, Stan! 

The above photos were taken the last time I saw Stan, which was at the Opening Day of the Ignaural 2009 Long Beach Comic Con.

Stan was the Guest of Honor, who cut the Opening Day Ribbon, but not until after he was also honored by the City of Long Beach by having the Day, October 2nd of 2009, declared 'Stan Lee Day'!

Plus he was also given another 'honor', which was read by Jeph Loeb, who is also pictured above.

It has been my honor to blog about Stan Lee several times during this Blog's "life".  Stan was and still is my 'hero', after all these years!  

It was his participation in the 'Silver of Age of Comics' that kept me reading and collecting comics during the 1960's into the 1970's, when so many others my age dropped reading them because comics weren't 'cool'.  That's a different story today, as it is the twenty-somethings and plus that keep this industry busy by buying comics and graphic novels!

I'm not going to go into Stan's history with comics... heck, it would several blog posts to do just that! Instead I'm just going to post the following link from Wikipedia.org that gives a fair representation of Stan Lee's background and accomplishments. (Click here for the Wikipedia entry'.)

Plus to see what Stan Lee is doing nowadays, check out his web site at POW Entertainment!

Plus, You can be a 'Fan' of Stan's at his Facebook Fan Page like I am!

Suffice to say, if it wasn't for STAN LEE, and his multiple co-creators like Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Don Heck, Joe Maneely, etc., I wouldn't have the several websites and this blog to be busy with! For that Stan, I thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Enjoy Your Special Day, Stan!  Let there be many more!  'Nuff Said!

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BTW, If YOU are a comics or graphic novel creator, whether writer, penciler, inker, colorist, etc., and would like to possibly see Your work reviewed here in my Blog, please check this following link, where I tell you: "How To Best Submit YOUR Publication For Possible Review!"

AND... Thanks again to all of YOU reading our current and archived blog posts!  We do blog usually on a daily basis during the work week on comic book creators, comic book reviews, comic cons, and other pop culture news and events, including some TV shows and theatrical films as they are shown.  

PLUS... Be sure to check out our own new listings of comics, graphic novels, Comic Con exclusives and more pop culture items for sale in Our online eBay Featured Store that several of our blogs are based on!  It's due to sales at this online store that keep us going with the ability to post blogs like the one you have read here today!

~ Michael D Hamersky @ ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com

 

Now Celebrating the 11th Year On The Web!

"Hammering Out the Web For You Since May 12th, 1998!"

 

Click Here add This ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com to Your list of NetworkedBlogs! 

Note: If you are breaking into or already work in the comic book industry or other pop culture productions, you are welcome to email us press releases, news items, and updates that you feel would be of interest to our blog readers. Including YOUR own works!

To mail printed items to us for possible review, send to:

Click Here to see our Facebook Comic Con Dealer Table!

Make It So Marketing
PO Box 130653
Carlsbad, CA 92013

 

 

We also have an on-line exhibitor table at the virtual Facebook Comic Con. You can view the table by clicking this link

If you are a Facebook member, please join our Facebook Comic Con | Make It So Marketing exhibitor table for updates, specials, and other wall posts!

 

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TODAY'S FEATURETTE:

2009 DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS PRESENT:    I am pleased to publish the below illustrated and inked sketch by Jim Mohan, a Facebook Friend.

Jim has a Facebook Comic Con (FBCC) exhibitor table, and offered to sketch characters for members of his FBCC Group Page. As long time readers of my Blog know, The Thing from the Fantastic Four is my favorite comic book superhero character of all time. (Thanks to Stan Lee and Jack Kirby who originated him! Hey it's Stan's Birthday if You haven't read the 'Main Feature' yet above!)

 

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The sketch above is reduced in size to fit this 'Featurette' section.  I received a full sized .jpg of the sketch which I am proud to own! 

If You like what you see above in Jim's pencils and inks, check out his Facebook Comic Con exhibitor table by clicking here!

Thanks Jim Mohan for the sketch above.  The timing of the gift was Excellent!

~Michael @ ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com

 

 

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Posted by makeitsomarketing at 12:01 AM PST
Updated: Monday, December 28, 2009 6:28 AM PST
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Saturday, December 26, 2009
It's The After Christmas Sale!
Mood:  caffeinated
Topic: eBay Info

 

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It's The After Christmas Sale...

At Make It So Marketing's Online Store!

TODAY'S 'MAIN FEATURE':

We hope You had a Very Merry Christmas Day yesterday.... 

And enjoyed our 'Christmas Comic Book Covers And Me' blog post. It brought back a lot of memories for me!

Today we get a little more 'commercialized', because Tina and I have decided to re-launch one of our earlier web site names for 2010 to 'house' our online comics business.  More on that in the days to come...

For today, we want to mention that we are 'blowing out' thousands of comic books starting at only $1.00 each plus shipping!

That's so we can list thousands more of new listings that will coincide with our domain name re-launch in 2010!

So if you've received 'Christmas Money' and want to use it for inexpensive reading material, this 'After Christmas Sale' may be right up your reading alley!

To 'Make It So' for You today until the End of 2009, here are the individual aisles in our online comics & books store that are stocked with publications in those niches:

Bad / Good Girl Comics 

Books HC & SC

Car Posters and Prints 

Cartoon Comics 

CGC Comic Books 

Classics Comics 

Comic Book Toys & Games 

Crime Comics

DC Superhero Comics 

Fanzines & Pro-Zines 

FCBD Comics 

Horror / Monster Comics

Jungle & Adventure Comics 

Martial Arts Comics

Marvel Superhero Comics

More Comic Book Genres ! 

OK to be Gay Collectibles

Personality Comics 

Political Humor comics 

Promotional Comics 

Rock 'N Roll Comics 

Romance & Teen Comics

Sci-Fi Sword & Sorcery Comic 

SIGNED Comic Books

Toy Based Comic Books 

TV & Movie Comic Books 

War Comic Books 

Western Comic Books

Other Items

We are also 're-introducing' a few domain names here that we own that will take you to comic books of those genres. Those domain names are also part of our online store umbrella and have the same special After Christmas Sale going on. Here are those domains:

http://www.RomanceComicBooks.com

http://www.WarComicBooks.com

http://www.WesternComicBooks.com

LOW SHIPPING RATES: Besides the low prices starting at only $1.00 each, the shipping rates are pretty darn good:

USA BUYERS:  For buyers with USA addresses it is ONLY $3.95 for UNLIMITED purchases of raw unslabbed comic books!  Whether you buy One, Two, or Ten raw unslabbed comic books, it is only $3.95 shipping! Please note:  The $3.95 does not include slabbed CGC Comics, magazines, TPBs, Graphic Novels, books, toys, etc. Just comic books. If you combine comics with non-comics purchases, then we have to do 'combined shipping' which is more than the $3.95 S&H rate, sorry... But we only charge for the actual shipping, delivery confirmation receipt, and supplies used in the shipping process with a minimum handling charge!

CANADAIAN BUYERS: For buyers in Canada, here's the shipping charges to your country: FLAT RATE Priority International Shipping is for NON-CGC graded comic books only!  We will ship 4 to 9 non-CGC graded comics to CANADIAN addresses only at the $12.95 shipping charge!  Sorry, no magazines and no CGC graded comics at this shipping rate! 

However, If you want to buy JUST ONE NON-CGC comic, (no magazines, just a comic), then the shipping cost would be $4.99 for FIRST CLASS INTERNATIONAL, but  ONLY FOR ONE SINGLE STANDARD SIZED COMIC BOOK.  For 2 to 3 standard sized comics... We can ship those comics (only non-CGC comics) for $6.99 USD!

UNITED KINGDOM & AUSTRALIA BUYERS: For buyers in the UK and Australia: FLAT RATE Priority International Shipping is for NON-CGC graded comic books only!  We will ship 2 to 9 non-CGC graded comics, (no magazines) to the UK or AU/NZ for $14.95 USD as that is what the Priority International Envelope will hold with cardboard insert for protection.
However, If you want to buy JUST ONE NON-CGC comic, (no magazines, just a single standard sized comic book), then the shipping cost would be $9.99 for FIRST CLASS INTERNATIONAL, but  ONLY FOR ONE SINGLE STANDARD SIZED COMIC BOOK.

BUYERS IN COUNTRIES NOT LISTED ABOVE: Please contact us via the 'ask seller a question' on the individual listings.  We usually can ship up to nine single standard sized comics books in a flat rate priority mail envelope to your country, but please ask first, as we have to revise the listing(s) to ship to your country!

The above is a LOT of info for shipping, but I'd rather have a potential buyer know the ins and outs of the shipping charges prior to clicking the item listings buttons to buy!

So that's the 'After Christmas Sale' in total.  We are planning a few name changes / re-directions in 2010, so want to clear out what's up in our store right now.  So take advantage of these low prices for good reading material.

The next blog will be back to blogging as usual, and not so 'commercialized'...     

~ Michael D Hamersky @ ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com

 

Now Celebrating the 11th Year On The Web!

"Hammering Out the Web For You Since May 12th, 1998!"

 

Click Here add This ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com to Your list of NetworkedBlogs! 

Note: If you are breaking into or already work in the comic book industry or other pop culture productions, you are welcome to email us press releases, news items, and updates that you feel would be of interest to our blog readers. Including YOUR own works!

To mail printed items to us for possible review, send to:

Click Here to see our Facebook Comic Con Dealer Table!

Make It So Marketing
PO Box 130653
Carlsbad, CA 92013

 

 

 

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TODAY'S FEATURETTE: 2010 COMIC CONS AND SHOWS SCHEDULE:     I am looking ahead to our 2010 comic con attendance schedule. This due to several comic creators asking if we will be in their area in 2010. At this time, at the end of 2009, Tina and I have decided to stay 'local' in SoCal in the upcoming year. Thus at this time we are planning to only attend the following comics cons or shows in 2010:

Anaheim Comic Con - April 16th-18th - a Wizard Con

Frank and Son Collectibles Show - City of Industry - on occasional basis, as this show is twice a week with no truly special guests usually

Los Angeles Comic Book & Sci-Fi Con - when the featured guests each month are ones we want to see at these one-day shows

Long Beach Comic Con - October 29th - 31st

Long Beach Comic Expo - February 20th - This is a possibility only, as it is only a one day show, and not for sure of the guest list!  

(San Diego) Comic Con International: San Diego - from July 22nd - 25th - We already have our membership pass for ALL 5 days including 'Preview Night'

San Diego Quarterly Con - March 7th in Mission Valley is the next one

(Yorba Linda) California Comic Con - January 31st 

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If YOU are a comics creator and plan on exhibiting at any of these shows, you are welcome to email me for possible inclusion in any blog posts that I publish prior to and after those cons!

At Cons / Shows that have guests, I will be taking photos for possible inclusion in blog posts, so definitely would like to know if YOU are planning on being at a booth or at an Artists Alley table!

The above info is as current as of December 26th, 2009 and will probably be updated in a future blog or two!

~Michael

 

 

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We also have an on-line exhibitor table at the virtual Facebook Comic Con. You can view the table by clicking this link

If you are a Facebook member, please join our Facebook Comic Con | Make It So Marketing exhibitor table for updates, specials, and other wall posts!

 

If you are a Facebook member and would like to join my Facebook Network, feel free to send a 'friend request' to 'Michael D Hamersky'.

 

 

 


Posted by makeitsomarketing at 12:01 AM PST
Updated: Saturday, December 26, 2009 6:04 AM PST
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Friday, December 25, 2009
Christmas Comic Book Covers And Me!
Mood:  caffeinated
Topic: Comic Book History

 

Christmas Comic Book Covers And Me!

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Above: What's Christmas without Santa's Christmas Comics? I hope I never know! (1952)

   

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Above: What's Christmas without 'weather' and snow?  (Also from 1952!) 

TODAY'S 'MAIN FEATURE':

I want to share with you today some Christmas comic book covers that I have either seen or owned over the years.... 

Starting with a couple that were published in time for my 1st Christmas in 1952!

The one at the top left of this blog post is from Standard Comics.  It's amazing how many comics publishers no longer exist today from the 1950's! But I have to admit that we are experiencing a New 'Golden Age' today, where individual comic book creators can publish their own works, which could be even better!

The comic book at the top right of this blog is from Farrell Publications. Instead of running a 'Bugs Bunny' Christmas Holiday comic book cover here like I've done in the past; I thought I'd run 'Billy Bunny' instead.  I'm probably getting several blank stares at the screen just about now... Billy Bunny??? LOL!

The comic book cover that we just passed while reading this text was one of those neat-o comic book ideas, 3-D Comics!  You know, just like "at the movies" in 1953 when this comic book was published! It was a 'cool idea' to see the First Christmas in 3-D back then... but where's my 3-D glasses at?!

The comic book to the immediate left reminds me of the many times I've been to Disneyland during the Holidays. 

It used to be that a family could go to Disneyland on Christmas Day or the Day after without crowds.

Now the crowds are there with the same idea, making Disneyland during the Holidays look a lot like Summertime... Sheesh!

Although Disneyland was my favorite amusement park growing up, running a close 2nd was Knott's Berry Farm.  When I returned years later to live in the Orange County area, I found myself living just a few miles away from Knott's, so I really had fun taking relatives who came out to visit to have Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner. And load up on the Knott's Berry Farm Boysenberry Preserves.  Knott's became my favorite amusement park in California. Yumm... good ol' days!

Talking about the good ol' days, I grew up as a 'Ford' man, because my Dad had nothing but Fords when I lived at home!

Heck, my first car was a brand new 1970 Ford Maverick, not the 1961 Ford Mustang that Santa Claus is driving in the 1961 Ford Promotional Christmas Comic Book at the immediate left!

I really enjoyed those promo comics of the Golden and Silver Ages of Comics, as you can see through the period of time I've been blogging and including them in the 'Main Features' or 'Featurettes' sections!

A lot of those promo comics are now shown at Scott Shaw!'s Oddball Comics web site, as well in his card packs for sale. If you received cash during the holiday season, and enjoy the covers shown here today, check out Scott's sites.  This year I did a special 'Spotlight On... Scott Shaw!', where you can find out more of the details and why I love attending his 'Oddball Comics Slideshow'!

Okay, now I skip a few years to 1978.  The year that the comic book to the immediate left was published from Marvel Comics. 

I do enjoy reading the Classics stories, especially in Classics Illustrated style or similar like Marvel Comics did.

The 'Santa Claws' versus whomever that have seen print in recent years really don't get my attention.  Plus I wouldn't give those away for Christmas gifts either.

So yeah, I'm getting older, even though I feel like a 'Big Kid' most of the time!

There are more Christmas Comic Book Covers out there, but I've run several of those in past years here at my Blog, plus I have to leave a few for the upcoming years to blog about! There are enough of them out there that someone could actually build a 'Christmas Comic Book Covers Collection', and have a good short box full!

My thanks to those who emailed me or messaged me, asking about where's my Christmas Comic Book Covers this year in my Blog.  In past years I've used them several days up to Christmas Day, but decided not to do that this year!   

BTW, If YOU are a comics or graphic novel creator, and would like to possibly see Your work reviewed here in my Blog, including Christmas Comic Books or Stories for 2010, please check this following link, where I tell you: "How To Best Submit YOUR Publication For Possible Review!"

AND... Thanks again to all of YOU reading our current and archived blog posts!  We do blog usually on a daily basis during the work week on comic book creators, comic book reviews, comic cons, and other pop culture news and events, including some TV shows and theatrical films as they are shown.  

PLUS... Be sure to check out our own new listings of comics, graphic novels, Comic Con exclusives and more pop culture items for sale in Our online eBay Featured Store that several of our blogs are based on!  Especially if SANTA CLAUS didn't bring You enough reading material for the upcoming year! 

~ Michael D Hamersky @ ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com

 

Now Celebrating the 11th Year On The Web!

"Hammering Out the Web For You Since May 12th, 1998!"

 

Click Here add This ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com to Your list of NetworkedBlogs! 

Note: If you are breaking into or already work in the comic book industry or other pop culture productions, you are welcome to email us press releases, news items, and updates that you feel would be of interest to our blog readers. Including YOUR own works!

To mail printed items to us for possible review, send to:

Click Here to see our Facebook Comic Con Dealer Table!

Make It So Marketing
PO Box 130653
Carlsbad, CA 92013

 

 

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TODAY'S FEATURETTE:

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM MICHAEL D HAMERSKY & TINA LOSASSO: We both wish All of our Blog readers, Make It So Marketing customers and clients, our Facebook Comic Con | Make It So Marketing exhibitor table group members, Plus all those that are sent this Christmas Comic Book Covers Blog, the Best Christmas Day ever!  We appreciate all of You that have made 2009 a good year for us, even with all the turbulence that this year has brought the entire world.  It's nice to know all of you in whatever way we do, either 'virtually', only at comic cons, or in 'real life'!

Click Here to see our lowest priced comics, books and magazines listings!

The above photo is from our 2nd Christmas together after we got married. I thought it appropriate to publish that Photo Christmas Card today. 

Season's Greetings / Season's Tweetings / Happy Holidays to All!

~Michael (and Tina, and 'Clouds' and 'Rain') 

 

 

 

 

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FACEBOOK COMIC CON:  We also have an on-line exhibitor table at the virtual Facebook Comic Con. You can view the table by clicking this link

If you are already a Facebook member, please join our Facebook Comic Con | Make It So Marketing exhibitor table for updates, specials, and other wall posts!

 

If you are a Facebook member and would like to join my own personal Facebook Network, feel free to send a 'friend request' to 'Michael D Hamersky'.

 

 

 


Posted by makeitsomarketing at 12:01 AM PST
Updated: Friday, December 25, 2009 7:38 AM PST
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Thursday, December 24, 2009
Kid Beowulf And The Song Of Roland - The Graphic Novel!
Mood:  caffeinated
Topic: Comic Books - New

 

Kid Beowulf And The Song Of Roland  

The Graphic Novel!

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Above: Alexis E Fajardo at the 2009 San Diego Comic Con International (SDCC)!

   

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Above: The front cover concept of the upcoming graphic novel. Below: The full wrap-around cover effect! 

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TODAY'S 'MAIN FEATURE':

Last week I started blogging about the upcoming 'Indy Comic Book Week' that starts December 27th, 2009.... 

The above pictured graphic novel is one that won't be at your Local Comic Book Shop, (LCBS) during 'Indy Comic Book Week', because it won't be out for a while until 2010!  However its' predecessor, "Kid Beowulf and the Blood-Bound Oath" could still be on the shelves for you to purchase there!

The reason I'm bringing up the above graphic novel is because back on November 20th the following was posted on the Facebook Wall of the 'Kid Beowulf' Fan Page:

Yesterday morning, Michael D Hamersky became Kid Beowulf's 100th fan! Congratulations Michael! As a special thank you, we will be sending Michael an advance galley of the next Kid Beowulf adventure, KID BEOWULF AND THE SONG OF ROLAND. Michael, we hope you enjoy this sneak peak!

This was after I had met the creator of the series, Alexis E Fajardo, at the 2009 San Diego Comic Con, and blogged about him in a 'Featurette' section of this Blog, as seen by clicking here!

I saw the Facebook Fan Page for Kid Beowulf, and wanted to be informed about new developements of this series, so I became a 'Fan', not realizing that there was a contest going on!

So what's this second graphic novel of the Kid Beowulf graphic novel series about?  Here is the press release:

"Inspired by the epic poem BEOWULF, Kid Beowulf follows the journey of 12-year-old twin brothers, Beowulf and Grendel as they travel to distant lands and meet fellow epic heroes therein! Currently slated at a 12 book series, their adventures begin in their native Geatland and Daneland. Book 2: Kid Beowulf & the Song of Roland takes place in France, while book 3: Kid Beowulf vs. El Cid takes place in Spain."

Here is another promo piece, along with the credits: 

Kid Beowulf and the Song of Roland

by Alexis E. Fajardo

The Adventure Continues!

"The Song of Roland launches twelve-year-old twin brothers Beowulf and Grendel into their second adventure, bringing readers along in their journey into literary history—this time, introducing the French tales of Charlemagne and his 12 peers. Wholly original, the Kid Beowulf series stays true to its inspired characters and histories while weaving new imaginings of “what if…” and capturing the imagination of kids and teachers alike."

OK, so that's what this graphic novel's concept is about and the credits.

So what did I think of it?

Well, in the earlier blog post from November 19th, 2009, I mentioned that Tina was very interested in this proposed series. I also mentioned that: "Tina and I viewed a few pages of this presentation at the 2009 Comic Con International:  San Diego, (a.k.a. SDCC).  We did not receive a copy of the full format for possible review". We were given a 'press kit', which increased my interest in the proposed series at that time. 

So I was very pleased to see that I had 'won' an advance galley at the Facebook Fan Page for Kid Beowulf for being the 100th Fan! The graphic novel was shipped promptly by Bowler Hat Comics!

Here at Make It So Marketing Inc., we do receive many publications for possible mention / review.  When I first opened up the package, I saw that the graphic novel was very 'heavy' in dialogue text, as well as in actual weight of the graphic novel. It's actually 259 page long! So I put it to the side for a few days as I wanted to give it an ample opportunity to be read fully and carefully for possible review here.

I found the time this past week to read it totally through.  There is a lot there in those 259 pages! Tina and I were originally impressed with the concept of this series, and I've been newley impressed with what happened in this second part of the journey of the twin brothers!

There are a lot of 9 panel pages, plus a lot of dialogue going on. Plus a wide cast of characters for this storyline. There was a lot to see and read in this graphic novel. Sometimes that could be a little overwhelming, but here everything was presented very smoothly and in an entertaining way. 

I found myself wanting to continue reading, but found that with my schedule, that it took several nights to finish. There is a lot here for the cover price of $17.95. The storyline is charming, witty, and made for a good read.

The artwork is styled right for this story, and being printed in black and white format does not hurt this storytelling. I like Alexis' concept and implementation in this second of the proposed series. 

The graphic novel is stated to be for all ages, and I would agree with that.  It would be a good read for parents to read to their younger children, or for older kids to read for themselves. Plus it isn't "dumbed down". Young adults and older persons could find this to be an amusing and adventuresome story!

I haven't seen the first of this series, but if it is like this second volume, then readers are in for a treat should they get jump on this series. Other books planned for this series include:

Kid Beowulf in Rome – the Romulus and Remus tale
Kid Beowulf & The Labyrinth – the labyrinth myth
Kid Beowulf at Troy – The Iliad and The Odyssey
Kid Beowulf & The Fountain of Youth – Gilgamesh
Kid Beowulf & The Ring – The Nibelungenlied

I mentioned above that this graphic novel won't be ready for next week's Indy Comic Book Week.  So when will it be published? Bo Johnson, Publisher at Bowler Hat Comics states:

"We'll be launching the book in April, 2010. We're working on a series of events to coincide with Stumptown Comics Fest in Portland, the weekend of April 24–25."

For more of info on this series, please see the following web sites at:

http://www.kidbeowulf.com

http://bowlerhatcomics.com/

and of course, the Facebook Fan Page where YOU too can be interactive with this series:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kid-Beowulf/153666087923?v=wall.

My thanks to Bo Johnson of Bowler Comics for shipping this 'prize' to me so quickly!

I will be blogging about more indy comics series right here at ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com in the days to come, straight into the New Year itself, as that is how long 'Indy Comic Book Week' continues into!

You can follow what is happening and how you can participate in 'Indy Comic Book Week' by checking out the details at:

http://indycomicbookweek.com/index.html.

For our part...Tina and I will be having all the independents comics / graphic novels that we have ready to be sold listed in our online store at low, low prices at:

http://www.makeitsomarketing.com/   

BTW, If YOU are a comics or graphic novel creator, and would like to possibly see Your work reviewed here in my Blog, please check this following link, where I tell you: "How To Best Submit YOUR Publication For Possible Review!"

AND... Thanks again to all of YOU reading our current and archived blog posts!  We do blog usually on a daily basis during the work week on comic book creators, comic book reviews, comic cons, and other pop culture news and events, including some TV shows and theatrical films as they are shown.  

PLUS... Be sure to check out our own new listings of comics, graphic novels, Comic Con exclusives and more pop culture items for sale in Our online eBay Featured Store that several of our blogs are based on!  It's due to sales at this online store that keep us going with the ability to post blogs like the one you have read here today!

~ Michael D Hamersky @ ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com

 

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TODAY'S FEATURETTE:

2009 LONG BEACH COMIC CON PHOTO:    I am still running photos from comic cons that we have been to this year.  Below is a photo of Mark Dos Santos, whom I had never met before, at his table in Artists Alley at the 2009 LBCC.

What drew my attention to his table, besides the great looking banner that is directly behind him, was the EuREKA comic books that he is shown holding!

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The comics are from a different series than the one we have read.  Both Tina and myself are fans of the TV Show, and have blogged on the earlier series from 2008, as well as on episodes from the TV show itself. This series that Mark was involved in was published in 2009 and titled EuREKA: Dormant Gene. We have not yet read this newer comic book series.

Other than meeting Mark very briefly, I don't know much about him or his work.  From his Facebook Group Page I found this very brief bio: "Mark resides in Pasadena, CA orginally from Union, New Jersey. He's been drawing since he started watching Saturday morning cartoons".

Mark did the pencils and inks for Grimm's Fairy Tales #20, and an 8 page story in Cthulhu Tales: Chaos of the Mind #3, among other projects.

Mark's web site is currently going under re-construction, MarkDosSantos.com, so in the meantime please go to:

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?v=wall&ref=search&gid=89184321274 

It appears that he also has a comicartfan page:

http://www.comicartfans.com/comic-artists/Mark_Dos_Santos.asp 

The above photo of Mark is just one of the hundreds I shot at the 2009 Long Beach Comic Con.  It was the 1st Annual LBCC, and Tina and I are looking forward to the 2010 LBCC!

~Michael

 

 

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Updated: Thursday, December 24, 2009 6:52 AM PST
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