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2012: The comics year in review

If you ever hear a comics fan whine about “the good old days,” CBG gives you permission to swat them with a copy of The Standard Catalog of Comic Books. Being a comics fan just keeps getting better and better, as evidenced by the big stories of 2012. Here is an expanded version of the story from CBG #1698 of some that caught our eye: See More

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Happy birthday, Stan Lee! (Captain Comics, CBG #1697, Jan. 2013)

Part of our salute to Stan Lee’s 90th birthday in CBG #1697 includes an overview of the writer and editor’s career by our own Captain Comics and his Legion of Superfluous Heroes. See More

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The 2012 Mopee Awards! (Ask Mr. Silver Age, CBG #1697, Jan. 2013)

So many deserving comics, so few awards. So let’s give ’em out wholesale! See More

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Life with Archie! (Ask Mr. Silver Age, CBG #1696, December 2012)

Think Archie’s life was just teen-age shenanigans? Check out Mr. Silver Age’s examination of Life with Archie. See More

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Comics and convention experiences (Dear Captain, CBG #1696, December 2012)

Captain Comics explores two viewpoints on the financial aspects of the hobby in his column from Comics Buyer’s Guide #1696 (Dec 12). See More

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RAMBLINGS ABOUT COMICS AND STUFF CONVENTION SPECIAL #7: Detroit Fanfare 2012

Ramblings About Comics and Stuff Convention Special #7 Detroit Fanfare 2012 After experimenting with a move to downtown Detroit last year, the third annual Detroit Fanfare returned this weekend to the venue where it originally launched, at the Hyatt Regency … See More

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DC’s New 52: One Year Later (CBG #1695, November 2012)

The launch of DC’s “The New 52” in September 2011 was a huge gamble and a huge controversy. Arguments will rage on about various aspects of “The New 52” until we’re all old and gray, but there’s one thing that few fans question: It worked. Captain Comics has more inside. See More

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Justice League secrets! (Ask Mr. Silver Age, CBG #1695, November 2012)

JLA members closely guarded their secret identities. Sometimes. Who knew whose? Mr. Silver Age has a scorecard in CBG #1695. See More

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Marvel’s Great Pretenders! (Ask Mr. Silver Age, CBG #1694, Oct. 2012)

These guys wanted to be super-heroes in the worst way — and that’s the way they did it! See More

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Previewpalooza! (Captain Comics, CBG #1693, Sept. 2012)

2012 has been a pretty good year so far in comics. But what’s coming in the next few months may put what’s come before in the shade. A number of publishers were enthusiastic enough to answer our call for a roundup, so here we go … See More

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