What’s Hollywood got to do with it?

August 24, 2012 by  
Filed under NBM Blog, New Releases

Since 2002, comic book related movies have come out on an average of one every 2 months for 10 years.    Hollywood has always had some interest in adapting comics for the big screen. In the 1970s, the comics’ field & the movie studios borrowed heavily from each other.  Star Wars: A New Hope hit the […]

NBM in October: The Rise of the Graphic Novel

August 14, 2012 by  
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Here’s what we’ve got being solicited for in comics stores now. First up: an updated edition of THE book tracing the origins and evolution of the phenomenon of graphic novels in this country: FASTER THAN A SPEEDING BULLET: THE RISE OF THE GRAPHIC NOVEL 2nd Edition Stephen Weiner Introduction by Will Eisner, cover by Jeff […]

What Forces Led to the ‘Graphic Novel’?

August 9, 2012 by  
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One of the major drivers was the Comic Book Store The world of comics was changing in the 1970s. The fan conventions and the head shops of the 1960s had led to the creation of the comic book store, where readers could buy new & used comics. The comic book store offered a wider variety […]