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    Loki Essential Reading
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    Now if you knew me in 2011, you would know that Thor, both comics and the film, were my entire personality. The new Loki show streaming on Disney+ has 17 year old me bubbling back up to the surface so I wanted to share some must reads before this excellent series reaches its conclusion! Loki of course, the Norse God of Mischief, has been around for millennia but in Marvel Comics the prankster god has been a part of the comics mythos since 1962, and has made a major impression along the way (especially with Tom Hiddleston’s dedicated performances in over ten years’ worth of films.) This article was written 7/1/21 so the show may be over when this is posted but there is no better time than now to start your own journey into mystery with these Loki-centric titles! These are only a few of his greatest exploits as well as characters introduced in the show so please give it a read and come talk about the show with us at any of our six Houston area locations! Happy Thorsday!

    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
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    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!

    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!

    What to Read Before Wonder Woman 1984
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    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!

     

    US History in Comics for 'Hamilton' Fans
    US History in Comics for 'Hamilton' Fans 0

    It’s a bit late in the month for an Independence Day post but I know in quarantine many a viewer, myself included, have been watching the American Musical Hamilton on Disney+ (over and over and over again) to celebrate what we can while indoors. In 2015, Hamilton took the musical world by storm and now finally it’s available to all viewers and it’s still just as incredible in the way it opened the door to Broadway and to making history more accessible for all people and for those who want to know even more I highly recommend these historical titles to help you keep the Hamilton train going NONNNN-STOP. American history has long been chronicled in comic books with a majority of our favorite heroes being born in the World War II era but you can find a wealth of comics and graphic novels depicting the birth of our nation. If you’re a musical lover or a history buff you’ll love these titles that give us a change in perspective on the events that shaped our nation and inspire us to this day!

     

    Comics and Hope
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    Our current events are some of the most trying times a lot of us have lived through and it can
    be difficult to remain optimistic for the future. But something we can all take solace in is that
    we are not in this alone. Historically, comic books have been there for us through some of the
    worst times in our modern history and remind us of a brighter tomorrow for all of humanity.
    Many of us are stuck inside overwhelmed by the whirlwind of bad news that seems never
    ending but I’ve compiled a list of graphic novels that remind us that better times are ahead for
    all of us. We here at Bedrock City Comics are here to remind you that we are here for you and
    to remind you that we are all in this together. Here’s just a few comics I recommend to remind
    you that all is not lost as long as we keep moving forward. I hope you enjoy and stay safe and
    stay strong, Bedrock Citizens!

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