FIRST ISSUES – January 2015

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

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The following is a list of first issues, one shots and stepping on points to be released in January 2015.  Schedules change and they may not all be released in December (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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NOT JUST SUPER HEROES – Crime Comics

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

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Given the early connections between comic and pulp novels, the popularity of crime comic goes without saying.  A famous example is DC’s Detective Comics which introduced the hero Batman in issue #27.  However the introduction of the Comic Code and its restrictions on the depiction of crime killed off the crime comic (and many other genres.)

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FIRST ISSUES – December 2014

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

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The following is a list of first issues, one shots and stepping on points to be released in December 2014.  Schedules change and they may not all be released in December (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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THE COMIC CODE – Volume #

Getting into reading and collecting comics can seem difficult to the newcomer.  Comic fans and companies have a jargon that is used all the time, even in comic book titles, that new fans may find confusing.  A “Comic Code.”

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In comics volume can usually mean one of two basic things:

  1. A way to tell the difference between two comic series with the same (or similar) title.
  2. A system of numbering for collected editions.

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