For most of us, comic book shops aren’t merely a place for buying illustrated books about costumed crusaders, they’re a haven, a safe place where we can talk about the titans which occupy worlds that only exist on the printed page and in our collective imagination.
They are a place to seriously discuss the pitfalls and triumphs of the dedicated super heroes we love and malevolent villains we loathe.
For the faithful, they have a sacred quality to them and nothing ruins that feeling of sanctity more than returning home from the local shop for some quality reading time only to discover that you’ve purchased, polybagged and boarded the print and paper equivalent of a Uwe Boll film.
Don’t let that happen. Hear what comic expert Blair Butler has to say about this week’s slew of releases and avoid breaking into another fit of nerd rage.
Also, a big “thanks” goes out to Golden Apple Comics who were kind enough to allow us to use their space to make the magic that is Fresh Ink. For all of your comic book needs and more, check out Golden Apple. Your inner fanboy will thank you.
Today, Blair will give her picks for the best comic books and graphic novels of 2007!