QOTD: Is Harassment a Problem in Comicdom?

QOTD: Is Harassment a Problem in Comicdom?

Stories abound on the internet and at conventions about the problems faced by many fans, particularly female fans and cosplayers, with harassment by comic book fans. Is harassment a problem in the comic community? Josh EpsteinJosh Epstein is the Publisher for the Capeless Crusader website. He’s a lifelong comic nerd, and “Superman” is the first word he ever read aloud. He is also an actor, singer, and resident of a real-world Smallville.More Posts Follow Me:

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QOTD: When Is Rape Acceptable in Comics?

Rape has a problematic history in comics. It has often been used as a shock-value plot device. When, if ever, is it acceptable for rape to be shown in comic books? Josh EpsteinJosh Epstein is the Publisher for the Capeless Crusader website. He’s a lifelong comic nerd, and “Superman” is the first word he ever read aloud. He is also an actor, singer, and resident of a real-world Smallville.More Posts Follow Me:

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QOTD: Why Are Pulp Characters Timeless?

QOTD: Why Are Pulp Characters Timeless?

Between Jeff Parker’s Flash Gordon and Mark Millar’s Starlight, it seems that pulp heroes are all the rage in modern indie comics. What is it about these characters and their themes which keeps drawing creators to them? Josh EpsteinJosh Epstein is the Publisher for the Capeless Crusader website. He’s a lifelong comic nerd, and “Superman” is the first word he ever read aloud. He is also an actor, singer, and resident of a real-world Smallville.More…

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QOTD: Do Pulp Heroes Still Resonate?

QOTD: Do Pulp Heroes Still Resonate?

From The Shadow to Starlight to Flash Gordon and Shutter, comics are in the midst of a resurgence of characters and themes which first came to prominence nearly a century ago. Do these characters still intrigue you, or are their concepts dated beyond repair? Josh EpsteinJosh Epstein is the Publisher for the Capeless Crusader website. He’s a lifelong comic nerd, and “Superman” is the first word he ever read aloud. He is also an actor,…

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QOTD: How does Captain America: The Winter Soldier rank among comic book movies?

QOTD: How does Captain America: The Winter Soldier rank among comic book movies?

The latest release from Marvel studios took the box office by storm this weekend, notching one of the best openings for any super-hero film not named Avengers or The Dark Knight Rises. Steve Rogers and his legacy were the topic of our first round table on this week’s Coffee and Comics, so we’d like to know how you rank it among comic book films. Josh EpsteinJosh Epstein is the Publisher for the Capeless Crusader website….

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QOTD: Do Politics Belong in Super-Hero Films?

QOTD: Do Politics Belong in Super-Hero Films?

With Captain America: The Winter Soldier already being lauded as the most political super-hero film to date, we want to know if that makes you more or less likely to see it! Vote and share your thoughts in the comments!   Josh EpsteinJosh Epstein is the Publisher for the Capeless Crusader website. He’s a lifelong comic nerd, and “Superman” is the first word he ever read aloud. He is also an actor, singer, and resident…

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QOTD: Are Super-Heroes Addicts?

QOTD: Are Super-Heroes Addicts?

Earlier today we published a piece on how super-heroes can be considered addicted to heroics. Do you agree? Josh EpsteinJosh Epstein is the Publisher for the Capeless Crusader website. He’s a lifelong comic nerd, and “Superman” is the first word he ever read aloud. He is also an actor, singer, and resident of a real-world Smallville.More Posts Follow Me:

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QOTD: Which Publisher Owns Your Wallet?

QOTD: Which Publisher Owns Your Wallet?

With the indie publishers unlikely to steal the market share crown this week, we want to know from you whether you favor the Big 2 or the little guys! Josh EpsteinJosh Epstein is the Publisher for the Capeless Crusader website. He’s a lifelong comic nerd, and “Superman” is the first word he ever read aloud. He is also an actor, singer, and resident of a real-world Smallville.More Posts Follow Me:

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QOTD: What’s the Best All-Ages Title On Shelves?

Readers, what series are able to meld quality entertainment and a suitable atmosphere for younger ages? Regardless of whether you have kids or enjoy the genre, is there something out there that does it best? Is it new or old? Alex SmithAlex Smith is a news and reviews writer for Capeless Crusader. He spends the majority of his time with film, comics and video games. Bringing up Game of Thrones or Saga will elicit a…

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QOTD: How Do You Find New Comics?

QOTD: How Do You Find New Comics?

Today we’d like to hear from you, our readers, on how you pick new titles to add to your pull list out of the dozens which hit stands and digital outlets each week. Thanks for answering and be sure to check back for the results! Josh EpsteinJosh Epstein is the Publisher for the Capeless Crusader website. He’s a lifelong comic nerd, and “Superman” is the first word he ever read aloud. He is also an…

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