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Writer to speak on genius of comics

James Call March 2, 2016

Comics, even today, are considered by some to be a “low brow” art. But using graphics and words to tell a story gives a narrative power unavailable to words alone. That low-brow perception, however,...

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‘Squidtoons’ makes a splash at City College

Heder Casas September 28, 2015

Living surrounded by the beach and aquatic parks and not knowing anything about it? There's no better way to learn more about the ocean, how it works and everything that lives on it that by someone who...

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Fans, photographers and various Star Wars characters line the entrance to Villainous Lair Comics & Gaming on Adams Avenue during Free Comic Book Day on May 2. Photo credit: Antonio Marquez

Excelsior! Fans celebrate Free Comic Day at local shops

Antonio Marquez May 12, 2015

Comic book heroes are coming to the big screens this summer, but for Comic Book Day, fans were in for a treat with free comics and lots of fun on May 2. With 30 countries and more than 2,000 comic book...

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“Batgirl” #41 variant cover by Rafael Albuquerque. Official image

No laughing matter

How a comic book cover pushed the limit and brought
 a much needed conversation of art to the forefront
Angelica Wallingford, Editor in Chief April 21, 2015

Art is something that is subjective. Not everyone is going to like every piece of literature, music, etc., that is out there. Chances are, if you gave a million people the exact same book, it would be...

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Evolution of the ‘Con’: How the Center of Nerd Culture Became a Phenomenon of its Own

Jennifer Manalili May 14, 2014

  The lines are spiraling as the San Diego sun beats down on a couple thousand yards of tents that rest over a crowd that stretches behind the Convention Center toward the water. Thousands of...

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Box office season heats up

Jennifer Manalili May 15, 2013

Do Trekkies, Iron Man and a reimagining of the Superman legend sound like a good time?The big battle in terms of summer box office this year is between Marvel and DC Comics, with the latter universe’s...

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