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Behind the Scenes: Blister

In the late 90s I began doing some promotional marketing work for local Chicago musicians.  I also ran a popular fansite for (the recently disbanded) Smoking Popes.  The site tracked the projects the various members were involved in, and kept track of the efforts to release the last of their recordings.

Around that time, I became friends with Mike Felumlee, who was previously the drummer for Smoking Popes and at the time was drumming for Alkaline Trio.  More importantly, Mike was owner of Double Zero Records and put out many record releases and promoted some really great bands.

When Mike, and a couple other members of Smoking Popes reunited in 2001 as a Christian band called “Duvall,” I became their webmaster, and as I was sometimes referred to, their “Fifth Beatle...

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Kickstarter/Indiegogo Spotlight: This Nightmare Kills Fascists

Katrina here with our Spotlight this week! Luckily for all of you, Brian should be back next week. He’s the one who knows how to make these things look good! That being said, this anthology is looking pretty awesome! You know if Dirk Manning backs it, it’s going to be one awesomely horrific ride down the comics slide! Curious? Go and check it out over on Kickstarter!

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New Comic Day Releases: June 14th 2017

AC COMICS
Men Of Mystery #104, $29.95

ACME INK
Rock And Roll Biographies #9 (Metallica), $3.50

ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT
Hero Cats Of Skyworld #17, $3.99
Kid Sherlock #1 (Cover A Sean Miller), $3.99
Kid Sherlock #1 (Cover B Dennis Culver), $3.99

AFTERSHOCK COMICS
Jimmy’s Bastards #1 (Cover A Dave Johnson), $3.99
Jimmy’s Bastards #1 (Cover B Russell Braun), $3.99
Pestilence #1 (Tim Bradstreet 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
World Reader #3, $3.99

ALBATROSS FUNNYBOOKS
Spookhouse #5, $3.99

ALTERNA COMICS
Mother Russia #1 (Of 3), $1.50
Trespasser #1 (Of 4), $1.50

ALTERNATIVE COMICS
Reich #7, $4.00
Slasher #2, $4.99

AMERICAN MYTHOLOGY PRODUCTIONS
Hatchet #0 (Cover F Limited Edition Photo), $5.99
Three Stooges Merry Stoogemas #1 (Mark Wheatley Signed Edition), $9.99

ARCANA STUDIO
Gene Simmons’...

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New Comic Day Releases: June 7th 2017

451 MEDIA GROUP
Stained #2 (Of 5)(Cover A Steve Morris), $3.99
Stained #2 (Of 5)(Cover B Ramon Villalobos), $3.99

ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT
Infinite Seven Volume 1 Kill Replace Kill TP, $14.99

ADHOUSE BOOKS
Tarantula HC, $14.95

AFTERSHOCK COMICS
Babyteeth #1 (Cover A Garry Brown), $3.99
Babyteeth #1 (Cover B Elizabeth Torque), $3.99
Captain Kid Volume 1 TP, $14.99
Pestilence #2, $3.99

AMERICAN MYTHOLOGY PRODUCTIONS
American Mythology Dark Werewolves Vs Dinosaurs #1 (Chris Scalf Signed Edition), $19.99
Equilibrium #3 (Cover C Photo), $7.99
Pink Panther Fan Pack, $19.99

ANTARCTIC PRESS
Gold Digger #243, $3.99

ARCANA STUDIO
Gene Simmons’ Dominatrix GN (not verified by Diamond), $19.95

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
Marvel Comics Digest #1 (Amazing Spider-Man), $6.99
Riverdale #3 (Cover A Francesco ...

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The Power of the Dark Crystal #3

The return of the Skeksis kicks Jen out of a daze and back on the offensive in the name of Thra. Meanwhile, Kensho and Thurm look to escape the Crystal Castle unnoticed.

While my excitement wasn’t so much surprise this time, I was still very much excited to read this book. Had I known what would happen in this issue though, it may have had a bit of worry. Either way, picking up The Power of the Dark Crystal issue three was something I was more than eager to do.

In hopes of saving her world, Thurma has cause the Crystal to once again be broken, and the Skeksis have returned. They waste no time spreading terror as they did before, and in the chaos, the shard is almost lost. Thurma manages to find it taken by a creature undeground, running into Kensho as well...

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