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The Brain Asks Patrick Gleason About Robin: Son of Batman

At Nothing But Comics, we’re excited to read the upcoming Robin: Son of Batman series from DC Comics, by writer and artist Patrick Gleason.  So we tasked DC Comics super-villain the Brain with asking Gleason an important question about Robin’s pet bat-creature, Goliath.

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Mogo Asks Cullen Bunn About His Favorite Green Lantern

At Nothing But Comics, we’re excited to read the upcoming Green Lantern:  Lost Army series from DC Comics, by writer Cullen Bunn and artist Jesus Saiz.  So we tasked DC’s sentient planet/Green Lantern Mogo with asking Bunn about his favorite Green Lantern.

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The Red Bee Asks James Robinson about Airboy

At Nothing But Comics, we’re excited to read the upcoming Airboy series from Image Comics, by writer James Robinson and artist Greg Hinkle.  In the comic, Robinson and Hinkle have been hired to reboot the Golden Age comic book aviation hero Airboy – however, things get strange when the character appears to the creators after they debauch themselves on drugs, in order to set the duo on the straight and narrow.  So we tasked superhero the Red Bee with asking Robinson an important question about the Airboy character.

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Certified?: Paper Sourcing and Comics

Attentive readers may notice the Sustainable Forestry Initiative certification label printed inside the comic books published by DC Comics and Dynamite Entertainment.  The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) is a forest certification system provided by the non-profit organization SFI, Inc.  Forest certification systems provided by third-party organizations like SFI, Inc. should give consumers confidence that the paper products they are purchasing come from suppliers who follow good environmental and social practices:  protecting biodiversity and water quality, the quick replanting of trees, and working with the local communities affected by logging, among others.

However, some environmental organizations are critical of the SFI system, raising questions about whether the SFI label used by DC and Dynamite should assure readers that the paper in their comics was created in an environmentally friendly manner.  Also, other comics publishers are not as transparent about their paper sourcing, and were unresponsive to inquiries from Nothing But Comics about the certification systems used for their paper.

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Skeets Asks Jimmy Palmiotti about Starfire

At Nothing But Comics, we’re excited to read the upcoming Starfire series from DC Comics, by writers Jimmy Palmiotti & Amanda Conner and artist Emanuela Lupacchino.  So we tasked DC Comics’ futuristic robot Skeets with asking Palmiotti an important question about the Starfire character.

 

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Skeets Interviews Heath Corson about Bizarro

At Nothing But Comics, we’re excited to read the upcoming Bizarro series from DC Comics, by writer Heath Corson and artist Gustavo Duarte.  So we tasked DC Comics’ futuristic robot Skeets with asking Corson an important question about the series.

 

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Light Reading: How Much Do Comic Books Weigh?

It is debatable whether the content of comic books should be considered “light reading,” but it is evident that comic books are physically light.  But how much do comic books weigh?  To answer that question, Nothing But Comics took a sample of comics from different publishers to a U.S. Post Office and weighed them.  Examining the weight of the various comic books provided some interesting insights about the comics, and allowed us to determine the average weight of a comic book.

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Skeets Interviews the Prez Creative Team

At Nothing But Comics, we’re excited to read the upcoming Prez series from DC Comics, by creators Mark Russell and Ben Caldwell.  So we tasked DC Comics’ futuristic robot Skeets with asking the two creators an important question about the character.

 

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