NOT JUST SUPER-HEROES – Autobiographical & Semi-autobiographical comics

 Getting into reading and collecting comics can seem difficult to the newcomer and not everyone likes Superheroes.

Harvey Pekar

 Graphic Memoirs

While Mythology. Crime & Fantasy comics are rare in the mainstream of comics there is a lot of crossover with the superhero mainstream – some even exist in the same universes as superheroes.  Meanwhile, there’s a style of comic that is rarely found in comic stores and that is the stories of people’s lives.  Often self-published, underground or independently produced comics or treated as literature and published by “real” book publishers and more likely to be found in bookstores these true, partially true or truish stories are emotional, honest and personal and chart real life from the tragic to the mundane and the romantic and bittersweet.

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NEW READER CODE – Zenescope’s “Launch”

Getting into reading and collecting comics can seem difficult to the newcomer.  Even the comic companies want to help you find starting points…

zenescope launch_logo

Zenescope’s “Launch” code is an image they put on the covers to inform readers that this issue is “New Reader Friendly” and thus a good Stepping on Point.

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FIRST ISSUE – February 2015

Getting into reading and collecting comics can seem difficult to the newcomer.  Here are some starting points.

New Comics 02

The following is a list of first issues, one shots and stepping on points to be released in February 2015.  Schedules change and they may not all be released in February (or sometimes at all).  While first issues are more likely to be new reader friendly, that is not always the case and no guarantees are made.

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