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    Pride Month 2021
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    Pride Month may be drawing to a close but it is never too late to celebrate, especially with the wealth of LGBTQIA content being published today. This is my favorite month to write recommendations for so please come by to any of our six Houston area locations to browse our selections of these but so much more!

    AAPI Heritage Month in Comics
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    May is Asian American – Pacific Islander Heritage month and while there are so many incredible comic characters I want to honor this month, this list features but a few of comics greatest characters. I can’t begin writing this post without acknowledging how in comics booming popularity in the 1940’s many harmful asian stereotypes were perpetuated in the anti-war effort in western comics the like of Marvel Comics, Military Comics, Detective Comics and more but in those years since comics have made huge advances in creating, empowering, and lifting AAPI voices in their works, though there is still a long way to go. There is still so much more to be done in terms of representation in media but we still have a wealth of characters to celebrate and I can’t wait to see what incredible characters and events we will see going forward!

     

    Comics to Read for Earth Day
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    Earth Day is one of my favorite holidays as it allows us to reflect on our impact on the world and how we can do more to protect it. Comics over the years have long had characters come to our planet's defense against super villains and extraterrestrials and so much more but from the impacts of humans themselves on the environment? Not quite as much. In this post I wanted to highlight some comic characters and arcs that are a must read for this holiday and every day to inspire us to be our best selves for the planet we live on! 

    Small Press Highlight
    Small Press Highlight 0

    In the comic book industry we always tend to talk about the big three: Marvel, DC and Image. In doing so we can sometimes overlook the other publishers and their vast array of titles. Now I’m not talking about something like IDW’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles or Dark Horse’s Hellboy. When I talk about small press I think of titles that are completely overlooked, small press is such a huge genre of comics and there are so many great stories written and drawn by some amazing people that we prominently feature at our stores. Here are just a few that should definitely be on your bookshelf! 

     

    Go Go Godzilla!
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    With Godzilla vs. Kong releasing this week, I think it is time to shed some light on the comics that may have been forgotten through Godzilla and Toho’s long running monster history. I went back through and read some of his greatest exploits with fresh eyes and hope it gives some insight on history’s greatest monster before he once again hits the big (and small, thanks HBO Max) screen! Here at Bedrock City we are huge kaiju fans and carry a huge array of comics and merchandise so come on in and share your thoughts on the film or peruse our shelves at any of our six Houston area locations!

    April Fools Day with Comics Greatest Pranksters
    April Fools Day with Comics Greatest Pranksters 0

    April Fool’s day is just around the corner (or rather past the corner when this is published) and I think there is something to be said for the tricksters in comic book history. Many of our greatest heroes wouldn’t be who they are without their lackadaisical (though mostly homicidal) foes and while many are inherently malicious, some of those characters are no more than mischievous and continue to stand that test of time. As we affectionately refer to comics as funny books here at BRC, there is no better day to celebrate these iconic characters than today so come on by and pick some up at any of our six Houston locations!

    US Presidency in Comic Book History
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    Now I know we are already in March, this blog post was originally written before the ice storm so forgive the delay! President’s day was February 15th during Houston’s historic ice storm and I figured then when I started writing this that it was the perfect time to address the many Presidents who have made appearances (or implied appearances) in the pages of our favorite issues (some of which are pretty bizarre!) and of course discuss several of the fictional presidents and campaigns featured in both the DC and Marvel Universes. Of course this list is not at all every president or storyline that has appeared in comics, just a few I really enjoy. We have these and so many more still in our back issues at all of our six Houston area stores so be sure to come on by!

    WandaVision: Why you should read Vision by Tom King
    WandaVision: Why you should read Vision by Tom King 0

    The twelve issue maxi-series released in 2015 has long been my favorite work of King’s and that says quite a bit given his many volumes of work. Vision is a story of the titular character and his Midwestern modern nuclear (literally) family he creates for himself in trying to create a normal human life.

    What to Read Before Wonder Woman 1984
    What to Read Before Wonder Woman 1984 0

    While Warner Brothers' deal to release 2020/2021’s blockbuster films on streaming as well as cinemas has been contentious with film fans at best, I am beyond excited that we are finally going to be able to watch Wonder Woman 1984 this Christmas from the safety of our homes. While we’re finally nearing the end of that wait, we wanted to provide a reading list for the colorful characters appearing in this film such as Cheetah, Maxwell Lord, and some of Wondy’s greatest stories that we think may tie into this sequel. Here are some titles we recommend so time to do your best Wonder Woman spin, pull up a book and get ready!

     

    Star Wars: the High Republic
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    What is the High Republic?

    The High Republic takes place 200 years before the events of the Skywalker Saga even begins, namely before the Phantom Menace. It focuses on a time of peace and expansion in the galaxy, where the Jedi order is at its peak, and its strength helps protect the Republic as it expands towards the outer rim. The edges of the galaxy are known as the frontier, where Jedi are pioneers against unknown forces like the nomadic and dangerous Nihil. With this renaissance in discovery and exploration for the Republic; many new threats to the galaxy and the force itself emerge on our new heroes, blending into the events of the timeline we all know and love.

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