CMY OK – Eclipse Comics Color Chart 1983

CMY OK – Eclipse Comics Color Chart 1983

Inspired by a series of posts by the artist José Villarrubia under the title “From a colorist’s perspective,” I promised myself I would scan and post some vintage comic coloring-related artifacts that I have. The first, and possibly most interesting, is this four page color...

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Wow Cool Remains Open

Wow Cool Remains Open

Yes! Wow Cool is still open. We are taking orders and shipping out via the US Postal Service once or twice a week. Online ordering is available ’round-the-clock. We will soon be adding a TON of new and old books to the site. We’re actually pretty backlogged with getting them listed...

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2019 Year In Review

2019 Year In Review

It has certainly been a tumultuous year here at Wow Cool. Not least of all because the physical “here” has changed. Sadly the Wow Cool Alternative Comics physical shop in Cupertino, California closed its doors after six great years. We also left the offices that we had been in for...

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Derf’s True Stories Volumes 3 and 4

Derf’s True Stories Volumes 3 and 4

In his True Stories comics, Derf has been going further back in time with each issue. In volume three, he covers 1996-2001, which was the height of alt-weekly newspapers. This is years before his career-defining comic My Friend Dahmer and his switch over to long-form storytelling. His stock in...

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Trevor Alixopulos’ Mine Tonight

Trevor Alixopulos’ Mine Tonight

Those that follow the minicomics scene will observe that geography plays a large part in forming artist support groups. These groups provide encouragement and critique for young artists and play a part in their development. The recent development of a sustained book publishing beachhead in the...

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New Reads at the Wow Cool Shop

New Reads at the Wow Cool Shop

Recent posts on Wow Cool Katriona Chapman’s Follow Me In – Reviewed by Rob Clough You’ve Seen Love Death And Robots, Right? Editorial comment moment here. It was OK. About three episodes were pretty memorable. Yeah, I’d totally watch another season. Celebrate [St. Patrick’s Day] With...

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Katriona Chapman’s Follow Me In – Review

Katriona Chapman’s Follow Me In – Review

Follow Me In is Katriona Chapman’s debut book from UK publisher Avery Hill. It details a transformative trip to Mexico with her then-boyfriend and focuses on the details of the trip as well as her ambivalence toward her boyfriend thanks to his alcoholism. Best known for her autobio...

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The Amazing Spider-Man Comic Strip Says Goodnight

The Amazing Spider-Man Comic Strip Says Goodnight

Sunday March 17 2019, saw the last Sunday installment of the 42-year long run of the syndicated Marvel Comics’ Amazing Spider-Man comic strip. The last daily strip was published on Saturday, March 23. Creators Alex Saviuk and ghost writer Roy Thomas make cameo appearances in the first...

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New on Wow Cool

New on Wow Cool

In like a lion! The big news this week is that we have added Zippy the Pinhead by Bill Griffith to the site. Read it everyday in full color. Strips are archived for two weeks. We also have many new reviews, features & new books, comics and zines. Recent posts on Wow Cool Preorder Dylan...

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Links Keep Tumbling Down

Links Keep Tumbling Down

It’s been a couple of months since the last installment of the ‘something good to read on a Sunday’ linkdown bonanza. We’ll see how far we can get down the accumulated backlog of goodness assembled in that interim. How far down the rabbit hole can you go? Art: A Hundred...

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Hellen Jo’s Jin & Jam – Review

Hellen Jo’s Jin & Jam – Review

There’s little that’s quiet about Hellen Jo’s Jin and Jam, a Sparkplug Comic Books release. In the tradition of cartoonists like Charles Schulz, she’s clearly exploring different aspects of her self through her various characters. Jo’s characters are very much...

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Liz Suburbia’s Egg Cream #1 – Review

Liz Suburbia’s Egg Cream #1 – Review

Note: This review contains major spoilers for Egg Cream and for the proceeding work Sacred Heart.  Egg Cream #1 is Liz Suburbia’s compromise between working non-stop on a new book and doing a one-woman anthology on the side. This series will anthologize the follow-up to her book Sacred...

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President Valentine Sale February 14-18

President Valentine Sale February 14-18

Everything in the Wow Cool shop is 20% Off from Midnight the morning of Valentine’s Day, Thursday, February 14 through Midnight the night of President’s Day, Monday, February 18, 2019 Pacific Time. Mention the sale if you visit our Cupertino store to make sure you get the...

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David King’s Danny Dutch – Review

David King’s Danny Dutch – Review

In small press comics, the output from a publisher tends to reflect their own personal aesthetic, even when they exert no editorial control over them. That shows through in things like design and format, creating a sort of house style, especially when a publisher puts out a limited number of...

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New Comics at Wow Cool

New Comics at Wow Cool

It’s February! Wow! Month will be over soon and it’s barely started. We’ve got a few new books for you to enjoy, from Umbrella Academy to the latest Narwhal & Jelly adventure. A few old gems have been polished up and added to the shop as well. Things were a little slow...

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Happy Birthday Grant Morrison!

Happy Birthday Grant Morrison!

Thee Glaswegian wizard writer turns 59 today. Grant Morrison, MBE is a Scottish comic book writer and playwright. He is known for his nonlinear narratives and countercultural leanings in his runs on titles including DC Comics’s Animal Man, Batman, JLA, Action Comics, All-Star Superman...

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New Arrivals at Wow Cool

New Arrivals at Wow Cool

Hello! It is still January 2019 it seems, and we have a bunch of updates since our last check in a couple weeks ago. New reviews, new books and a new free digital comic from Sparkplug Books. Wow Cool will be up at the Foster City Library on Saturday February 2nd for the PLCAF Expo.

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