Welcome to Nothing But Comics! Our main goal here is to build the best comic book community there is out there. We hope you keep coming back to rate and talk about comics.
Things to look forward to on this website:
* Weekly New Comic Book Lists – Every Monday we will list new comics arriving on Wednesday that we recommend in addition to a direct link to TFAW’s listing for the week and will be sharing our pull lists in the comment section below with the community.
* This Weeks Finest – The staff will be rotating Comic of the Week Reviews.
* Uncover the Best Covers – Only the best covers will do.
* Freeze Frame! Weeks Best Comic Book Moments! – We take a few pages from the weeks comics that deserved to be highlighted and talked about.
* All this as well as individual articles & reviews from the NBC staff
Alex Rupp (“Head Dork in Charge”)
Bio: Many Christmases ago, my mom and dad gave me a short box full of random comics. They were mostly DC and Marvel books the LCS owners figured they would either never sell or would bring in new readers. I remember pouring over the issues of Legends of the Dark Knight (this was my first experience with Grant Morrison as the set included his “Gothic” run) and X-Factor (forever cementing my love of the X-Men). Due to not knowing anyone else who read comics, school, and lack of funds, I fell out of reading comics. It wasn’t until three years ago that I entered back into the world of monthly comics…and I entered head first! (My picture was taken by my fiancé Sarah while visiting the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland. Sarah’s name now marks the top of the short box I received long ago. She needed somewhere to store her issues once I turned her on to comics.) Check out what Alex has to say about comics in Jungleland.
Bio: I go by IthoSapien, or Itho for short. I’ve been collecting comics since I was 13 and I’ve been at it ever since with a few brief periods of stopping. Recently, I’ve committed myself to buying mostly DC with some IDW, Dark Horse, and Image thrown in for variety. I’m a big Sci-Fi guy, but I love comedy and adventure stuff too. I like to mix things up every now and then. My all-time favorite series is Hellboy. My favorite character right now is the Flash. That stuff may change in a few years. In short: I love comics, and I like to have fun. I’m also an aspiring comics writer/artist. Hopefully soon I’ll have some stuff to show if anyone’s interested. Follow Josh’s writings in the Itho’s Sphere.
Patrick Hess (Editor-In-Chief)
Bio: My name is Patrick Hess. I’ve been reading comic books off and on since I was six years old depending on whether or not I had the money to buy them. Later, with a job, I’ve been able to afford comics ever since. My favorite superheros are Daredevil, Batman and Wolverine meaning that really my favorite superhero is Frank Miller in the 1980’s. I follow both writers and artists and I’m always looking for new voices that are trying to do something interesting with the medium. Love Sci-Fi and Crime fiction. I am also passionate about music especially the kind that uses vulgar and rhythmic spoken word poetry over old re-purposed songs, sports especially ones featuring the Knicks and Vikings, technology especially the kind that makes me money and dogs especially the ones who trade me there undying love and affection for food and board. Drop by Hess’ House to read his thoughts on comics.
Creighton Blinn (Assistant Editor)
Bio: One of my earliest comics-related memories would be my mom giving me two issues (ThunderCats and Labyrinth) to keep me occupied during a family dinner out. A few years later I would be reading numerous titles, visiting the comic shop weekly, and attending conventions. In the early 90s, I fell under the spell of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman, which remains after all these years one of the greatest stories I’ve ever read. Eventually came college, and I fell out of the regular monthly habit, though I never abandoned comics entirely. Then one day, hearing about Marvel’s Civil War intrigued me enough to give it a try, and, well, I was hooked back in again. When not obsessing over comics, I’m writing stories and poetry, watching movies, listening to music, and simply enjoying life in Brooklyn with my lovely wife. Only one place to find Cosmo’s musings here at NBC and that’s at Cosmo’s Musings.
I’m the comic book newbie. I had a lot of exposure to superheroes and comic book characters in my youth through TV and movies but never actually picked up a comic book. The first comic book I ever read was The Killing Joke on December 26th 2012. After that there was no turning back I now spend all my free hours either reading comics or reading about comics. I run a book of the month club with 5 friends who never picked up a comic book until I put it their hands. This is a medium I can’t believe I was missing all my life. I am a huge Batman fan. The first comics I read after The Killing Joke were Year One, Dark Knight Returns, The Long Halloween, Arkham Asylum, and Hush. After that first week of only Bat books I explored other titles. Some personal favorites are Y The Last Man, Preacher, Locke and Key, Watchman, X-men and Thor. I like a wide range of stuff, I am looking for a great stories to connect to. Currently just trying to make a dent in my bedside table.
My name is Tyler, and I’ve been an avid comic fan for about four years now. Being late to the comic book party only served to make me delve deeper into this fantastic world. Thanks to sites like iFanboy–and now NBC!–I found a wonderful community of people to discuss my newfound hobby with on a daily basis. My favorite characters include Hellboy/BPRD/Mignolaverse, Daredevil, Loki, the F4/FF, and of course Batman. Though since I’ve joined the ranks of the Wednesday faithful, I have broadened my horizons and read a variety of different books by many different amazing creators.
When I’m not reading comics, I enjoy watching movies—especially Criterion—and devouring TV shows. I’m also into mountain biking, vegetable and bonsai gardening, drinking craft beers and fine scotch, hanging out w/ my 3 year-old nephew Enzo—the world’s biggest Jabba the Hutt fan, reading prose books—currently in the middle of the dark tower series—playing board games, studying to become a Landscape Architect, and long walks on the beach—Oops! wrong bio. In the Fall I’ll be moving to San Luis Obispo, CA to complete my degree, and I couldn’t be more excited. I’m stoked to join the ranks of NBC! staff, and I hope you guys enjoy my contributions to the site. I encourage constructive criticism because that’s the only way I’ll improve, so don’t hold back. See you all in the comments!
My name is Katharine Hanifen. Ever since I was little, I’ve loved superheroes, especially Batman and Spider-man. One of my earliest memories is dressing up as Batman for Halloween. Growing up, my favorite cartoons were always Batman The Animated Series and the 4Kids Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Through TMNT 2003, I discovered the masterpiece that is Usagi Yojimbo. When I first picked it up in the fifth grade, it was love at first panel. Usagi continues to be one of my favorite books. I’ve always loved comics, but it wasn’t until the seventh grade and the release of The Avengers that I dove in headlong; picking up the classics: Watchmen, V for Vendetta, The Sandman, Knightfall and many others. My favorite genres are urban fantasy, science fiction, and mystery. I’m so excited to be joining the NBC Team and I hope you all enjoy my contributions!
Logo Graphic Designer
Tim Hobbs Manness
Tim Hobbs Manness is a Graphic Designer and Comic Book lover from Winnipeg, Canada. He’s been collecting comics for 25 years and has seen the landscape of comics change drastically over that time. He started with Spiderman, Punisher and Moon Knight and now enjoys Fatale, Hawkeye and Star Trek. Tim was excited to be a part of the logo contest and wanted to create something simple, to the point, and orange. He hopes to one day create a graphic novel of his own and take part in a comic convention.
Here is a link to his portfolio page
And a link to a card shop he and his wife run
Bio: Started seriously collecting comics with 1983’s Atari Force. Soon followed by Swamp Thing which opened the DC universe to me. Up until 1989-90 I was all DC, but I was seduced by the dark side of the force – namely X-Force and the early 90’s craze of over the top art work and lack of story (see Image Comics). It would take DC’s Preacher to bring me back to my senses. Check out what I have to talk about in The Ghosty Orb
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