Magazine Archives for:

March 2006

250px-1_Year_Later_BulletAbsurdity of the Crossover (or, One Year Later: OY)

Greetings, my brothers and sisters! It’s time for another heaping helping of Tact is for the Weak, the column your girlfriend wishes you could be! A little over twenty years ago, a cosmic event was… [more]

solar 3The Valiant Tangent — Solar: Man of the Atom #1-4 (Second Death, Part 2 of 2)

Welcome back to The Valiant Tangent, the series of articles whose goal it is to chronicle some of the stories and characters of Valiant Comics and the things that made them not only cool, but… [more]

ms marvel 1An Entertainment Bargain

On average, I have someone come into my store about once a week who feels the need to point out the cost of the comic books. Some say, “I remember when they used to cost…”… [more]

billandtedComics Addictionado (or, The Comic Reader’s Manifesto)

Enter, mortals, and despair! This is Tact is for the Weak, the article that’s been eating Mexican food all day and can’t wait to spend the night at your place! Admittedly, comics fans are a… [more]

C.C. Banana and Jason MewesJason Mewes on Various Bananarific Topics

Editor’s Note: This is the third and final part in a series of humorous interviews conducted by comedian C. C. Banana at the New York Comic-Con. In part one, the yellow one talks with Joe… [more]

C.C. Banana and Phil JimenezPhil Jimenez on Various Yellow-Skinned Topics

Editor’s Note: This is the second part in a series of humorous interviews conducted by comedian C.C. Banana at the New York ComicCon. Click here for part one, in which the yellow one talks with Joe… [more]

C.C. Banana and Joe QuesadaJoe Quesada on Various Fruity Topics

Editor’s Note: C.C. Banana is a comedian. The following interviews are provided for entertainment purposes only. Last weekend I went to the premiere New York Comic-Con at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, intending to snag… [more]

annihilationNOVAsmPrepare for Annihilation: Your Guide in Preparation for the Marvel Event

What is Annihilation? War. Destruction. Cosmic Mayhem. Universal Chaos. This is what you can expect as the Annihilation event heads your way this spring; as the mysterious Annihilation Wave lays waste to the cosmos leaving… [more]

v forV for Vendetta… as One Londoner Sees It

I’m sure there will be a lot of talk on this site and across the web as Alan Moore’s V for Vendetta is brought to the big screen. But, I thought I’d give my perspective… [more]

Approved_by_the_Comics_Code_AuthorityThe War to End All Wars (or, Tactless V. America pt. 3 of 3)

Drum roll, please! rrllrrllrrllrrllrrllrrllrrllrrll….(all the drummers out there will get that joke) Welcome, one and all, to a very special edition of the single most important source of our national pride: Tact is for the… [more]

Ultra: Seven DaysOn Ultra: Seven Days

Welcome to “Trade Waiting,” a series where we wait till comic book arcs are collected in trade format so that we can study and analyze the story on a whole. We will focus on character… [more]

godland vol 1On GØDLAND

Welcome to “Trade Waiting,” a series where we wait ’till comic book arcs are collected in trade format so that we can study and analyze the story on a whole. We will focus on character… [more]

Power Girl's breasts are used as plot device... again.Your Guide to Infinite Crisis: A Brief History of Power Girl

Power Girl, one of the major players in Infinite Crisis, was one of several characters whose history became convoluted in the wake of Crisis on Infinite Earths.

wizardThe Truth about Selling Comics

Today’s article is not about me selling comics, it’s about those that try to sell them to me. Not the publishers, not the Diamond sales reps, but the collectors, former collectors, girl-friends of collectors, children… [more]

tumblr_lurj34Z2ri1r2vqxfo1_400Getting Down with the G.O.V. (or, Tactless V. America pt. 2)

Here comes the heater! That’s right, it’s time for another dose of Tact is for the Weak, the article that has no problem booty-calling your sister at three in the morning! Last week, I illustrated… [more]

House_of_MOn House of M

Welcome to “Trade Waiting,” where we wait till comic book arcs are collected in trade format so that we can study and analyze the story on a whole. We will focus on character arcs, plot… [more]

The Super Naturals #1Toney Tapia on DIY Publishing and Jam Packed Productions

Continuing with our in-depth look at the DIY publishing movement, Sequart’s Robert A. Emmons, Jr. sat down with the excitable and enthusiastic President and Editor-in-Chief of Jam Packed Productions and writer of the new series The… [more]

swamp thingYeah, But Can You Draw?

I realized after publishing my last column that I forgot to mention one minor element that is crucial to actually making something of oneself in the comic business. You actually have to be able to… [more]

Magnus Robot Righter #1 (May 1991)The Ten Most Important Comic Books of the 1990s

The 1990s was an incredible decade for comics. More people were buying and reading them than ever before and, in turn, more new publishers and new titles came into being.

16Whatever Happened to Big Brother? (or, Tactless V. America pt. 1)

Welcome, one and all! It’s time to once again indulge in the great wonders of Tact is for the Weak, the article that won’t take no shit from nobody! There comes a time in a… [more]

identitycrisis2On Identity Crisis

Welcome to “Trade Waiting,” where we wait till comic book arcs are collected in trade format so that we can study and analyze the story on a whole. We will focus on character arcs, plot… [more]