Archive for the ‘Reviews’ Category

OUT OF THE BOX: Red Dragon Inn

OUT OF THE BOX: Red Dragon Inn
Posted on: September 11th, 2014 by Heather Harris-McFarlane

Out of the Box: Red Dragon Inn In Out of the Box, I’ll be putting the spotlight on a deserving board game. For the inaugural post in this series, I present to you one of my very favorite games: Red Dragon Inn by Slugfest games. The premise is simple: you are adventurers, but your quest […]

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THREE GAMES THAT WILL RUIN A FRIENDSHIP

THREE GAMES THAT WILL RUIN A FRIENDSHIP
Posted on: August 15th, 2014 by Joe McGee

Killer Bunnies: Killer Bunnies is one of those games you can teach anyone to play fairly quickly, and no amount of strategizing guarantees a good outcome. You’d think that would make for a pretty friendly game, but boy would you be wrong. You see the goal of the game is to collect as many carrot […]

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THREE GREAT GAMES TO PLAY WITH ONLY TWO PEOPLE

THREE GREAT GAMES TO PLAY WITH ONLY TWO PEOPLE
Posted on: August 7th, 2014 by Joe McGee

I did some camping last week and learned something very interesting about the woods: There’s not a lot to do there. Once you’ve done all the hiking you want, have told your ghost stories and darkness is keeping you close around the campfire you might want to play a game. Unfortunately, everyone else at the […]

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A SCI-FI WATCHER’S INTRODUCTION TO COMICS

A SCI-FI WATCHER’S INTRODUCTION TO COMICS
Posted on: August 1st, 2014 by Heather Harris-McFarlane

Comics, as you may or may not already know, are no longer populated solely by the capes-and-tights crowd, with the occasional elf or wizard. Now, there are as many genres represented in comics as there are in any traditional bookstore or movie viewing app. There are mysteries, romances, and, as we’re going to focus on […]

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“A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS”, THE GAME EDITION.

“A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS”, THE GAME EDITION.
Posted on: July 29th, 2014 by Sean Kent

Each week the Comic Stop – University District manager, Sean Kent, talks about “A Few of My Favorite Things…” This week he talks: GAMES Everyone has a board game that he or she is thoroughly dedicated to and will consistently recommend but that doesn’t mean that they won’t get totally immersed in a new suggested […]

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8 SERIES THAT PROVE CREATOR-OWNED COMICS ARE BETTER THAN CORPORATE ONES

8 SERIES THAT PROVE CREATOR-OWNED COMICS ARE BETTER THAN CORPORATE ONES
Posted on: July 16th, 2014 by Michael Byers

This article originally appeared on Salon.com. From “Nailbiter” to “Krampus” to “Sex Criminals,” the comics you should be reading instead of Spider-Man and X-Men by Mark Peters Comic books have traditionally been a tough place for writers and artists seeking to own — or profit from — their creations. Though he’s apparently well-compensated by Marvel, […]

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Sean Talks… THE APOCALYPSE!

Sean Talks… THE APOCALYPSE!
Posted on: July 9th, 2014 by Michael Byers

The Apocalypse is Nigh! So we all know that the end times are upon us. That at any moment the Earth as we know will be torn asunder and our lives will be irrevocably changed forever! Few will survive and even fewer will be able to thrive in a new hostile world. Whether this post-apocalyptic […]

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Welcome to the All New, All Different Comic Stop Online!

Welcome to the All New, All Different Comic Stop Online!
Posted on: July 1st, 2014 by Michael Byers

Hi everyone! Michael Byers, owner and General Manager of The Comic Stop, here. Starting today, you’ll see the first of several changes we’ll be implementing here at The Comic Stop Online. Simply, we want to be the place you come for all your comic book related news. To that end, you can expect frequent updates […]

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Sean Talks…Do It Yourself!

Sean Talks…Do It Yourself!
Posted on: June 30th, 2014 by Todd Jones

So you’ve always wanted to create a comic but you never really knew how to go about it. You’ve seen the U-District Comic Stop’s extensive selection of local and independent comics and thought to yourself, “Wait a minute, I can do this!” Well let me be the first to say, YES YOU CAN! Don’t allow […]

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Help! I Don’t Know Where To Start! Part 3: Spider-Man

Help! I Don’t Know Where To Start! Part 3: Spider-Man
Posted on: June 30th, 2014 by Todd Jones

You’ve seen the movies. You loved them. You’re hooked. You love these characters based on what you’ve seen so far, but you need more. You’re ready to start reading the comics, but there’s a problem. Some of these characters are really old, and you have absolutely no idea what to look for. Well, fear not, […]

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