Editorials

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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]

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]

u xm 1Why are British Writers so Popular?

It is something that has always interested me as a British reader, and something I briefly touched on in my previous column; comics are a quintessentially American art form, so how come so many of… [more]

comics_diamond_comic_distributors_incDefending Diamond

Diamond Comics Distributors is an easy target, but it’s not really a fair one. Preface The company’s exclusive rights to distribute DC and Marvel to comic book stores effectively forces all comic book stores to… [more]

green-lantern-rebirthOh, no! I’m Late! (or, Daddy’s Girl’s Worst Day Ever)

Rise and shine, sleepyhead; it’s time for Tact is for the Weak, the article that gives out laxative fudge for Halloween! Last week, I concluded my article with a plea for you, the comics fans,… [more]

pugg-wall-clock__13080_PE040801_S4Act Your Age! (or, Forever Young)

Hey, there, good lookin’! It’s time for another helping of Tact is for the Week, the article that would definitely cop a feel from other articles on a crowded bus! This article is a special… [more]

Bloodshot 0Valiant Days, Valiant Nights: A Look Back on the Rise and Fall of Valiant

Some might remember Valiant Comics for their rich storytelling and astonishing artwork. Others might remember Valiant for their innovations like issue zeros, chromium covers, and free comics. One thing for certain is that the nineties… [more]

Green_Arrow_Vol_3_59The House of D (or, The Secret History of Diamond)

Welcome, all you rubberneckers, to the great slow-motion train wreck that is Tact is for the Weak, the column that would TOTALLY make out with your sister!Last week, I discussed my general discontent with Diamond… [more]

judge-dredd_02The Evolution of a UK Comic Fan

Over here in the UK, comics aren’t as enmeshed in our psyche as our US counterparts’. For us, comics all began with The Beano and Dandy, with Dennis the Menace (not that one, ours was… [more]

DIAMOND-LOGO-color-650x187Diamondopoly (or, Second Issue Spectacular!)

Hello, my babies! It’s time for another edition of Tact is for the Weak, the column that definitely won’t send you flowers the morning after! Let’s face it: unless you own a comic shop, you… [more]

encyclopedia1Encyclomania: A Look at Some Comics Encyclopedias

Looking at the etymology of the word encyclopedia one reads “[Med. Lat. encyclopaedia, general education course <Gk.enkuklopaideia< enkuklios paideia, general education.]” I know, sounds boring, and far too ambiguous to be of great value.

Green_Lantern_Vol_3_50First Issue Spectacular! (or, What the Hell is This Garbage?)

Greetings! This is Tact is for the Weak, the comics articles that all the other articles avoid at the office. Generally speaking, this article will focus on the issues pertaining to the comics industry that… [more]

whip_1Get a Job!

I was always told that getting your second comic job is far more difficult than getting the first. That wasn’t really true for me. (Yes, I realize I am blessed. Feel free to hate me.)… [more]

moneyYears of Desperate Struggle

The comic book business is a royal pain in the ass. I love it, don’t get me wrong, but it’s a tough row to hoe, and anyone who writes or draws comics for a living… [more]

nemoAnniversary Blues

Up and down this year. We commemorated some anniversaries, added some others. Among the first, notably the publication of Einstein’s Specific at its centennial and Hiroshima + Nagasaki at their 60th. And among the second,… [more]

House of M 02Sleeping with the Enemy

I’m not a nice girl. I don’t have a conscience. I’ve even been told I don’t have a soul. I’m a cheater. Yeah, I said it. And I don’t care. When I was younger, I… [more]

liberality for allDon’t Tread On Me

Politics has invaded comics, and I’m pissed. What do G. Gordon Liddy, Oliver North, and and Sean Hannity all have in common? They’re superheroes. We have a convicted felon, a man that should have gone… [more]

wizarduniverse_Wizard World: More Commerce than Art

I’ve read comic books / graphic novels, whatever you want to call them, off and on through most of my young adult life. But I’ve never been to a comic book convention until this past… [more]

sandmanAbstract-Empire-China: must there be a Sandman?

I am being slightly humorous with the choice of title of course, but I wish to evoke the sense that the politics in this essay have been negotiated before, in a different context. The piece… [more]

hulkThe Use of Genre: Visions of The Incredible Hulk

Within the oeuvre of Jack Kirby, the Incredible Hulk arrives as one among many generic engagements with the monster archetype. The Hulk, a military-funded scientific experiment run amok, casts up specters of other works by… [more]

daniel clowesMoCCA 2005: On the Floor

MoCCA is held in the gorgeous and historical Puck Building, once the home of a beloved early 20th century periodical devoted to humor. It’s in the heart of New York’s trendy NoHo district, replete with… [more]

HabibiCoverMoCCA 2005: Move On Up

The 2005 MoCCA (Museum of Cartoon and Comic Art) Festival in New York was held on June 11th and 12th, and once again the event was a success in the face of a brutal heat… [more]