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These were my favorites!

A Walk Through Hell (cover art by Andy Clarke, Jose Villarubia)

Bloodshot Salvation #10 (cover art by Kenneth Rocafort)

Domino #3 (cover art by Greg Land)

The Beauty vol. 4 (Jeremy Haun, Jason Hurley)

The Mighty Thor vol. 5 (cover art by Russell Dauterman)

The Punisher #226 (cover art by Clayton Crain)

So, which were your favorites?

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My favorites…

Batman #48 (cover art by Mikel Janin)

Black Bolt vol. 2 (cover art by Christian Ward)

Death Or Glory #2 (cover art by Bengal, Julia Totino Tedesco)

The Immortal Hulk #1 (cover art by Alex Ross)

The Beautiful Death vol. 1 (cover art by Mathieu Bablet)

Weapon X #19 (cover art by Rahzzah)

Shipwreck #6 (cover art by Phil Hester)

Jasmine: Crown of Kings #2 (cover art by Deivis Goetten)

Lady Mechanika vol. 4 (cover art by Joe Benitez)

Olympus Mons vol. 4 (cover art by Pierre Loyvet)

Which were your favorites?

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My favorites…

The Amazing Spider-Man #800 (cover art by Alex Ross)

Black Panther vol. 5: Avengers of the New World Part 2 (cover art by Brian Stelfreeze)

Bloodborne #4 (cover art by Piotr Kowalski)

Dark Souls Covers Collection (cover art by Aituar Manas, Alan Quah)

Descender #30 (cover art by Dustin Nguyen)

Judge Dredd: Under Siege #1 (of 4) (cover art by Max Dunbar)

Quantum and Woody! #6 (cover art by Ariel Olivetti)

Saga #52 (cover art by Fiona Staples)

And which were your favorites?

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My favorites…

Achilles, Inc. #1 (cover art by Daniel Maine)

Doctor Strange #390 (cover art by Mike Del Mundo)

Falcon #8 (cover art by Jay Anacieto)

Infinity Countdown: Darkhawk #1 (cover art by Skan)

Star Wars #28 (cover art by David Marquez)

What did you like?  What did I miss?

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My favorites…

A Walk Through Hell #1 (cover art by Jose Villarrubia)

Cold War #4 (cover art by Hayden Sherman)

Gideon Falls #3 (cover art by Greg Smallwood, Andrea Sorrentino)

Infinity Countdown: Daredevil #1 (cover art by Clayton Crain)

The Mighty Thor: At The Gates of Valhalla #1 (cover art by Nick Derington)

The Punisher #224 (cover art by Clayton Crain)

You Are Deadpool #3 (cover art by Rahzzah)

So, which was your favorite?

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Yesterday, Akemi and I checked out one of my favorite events in the city – the annual Toronto Comics Art Festival.

It was quite a turn-out at the Toronto Reference Library for the free general admission event showcasing artists, creators and publishers, both mainstream and independent.

Well this was a pleasant surprise, coming across artist Cat Farris there to support her new book My Boyfriend is a Bear.  I happened to read it last week and absolutely loved it.  Coincidentally, I was recommending it to Akemi earlier that day, so I picked up a copy to compliment the digital version I already purchased.

Also in attendance,Karl Kerschl and Brenden Fletcher, who were there in support of their terrific new fantasy book, Isola.

I happened across uber-talented artist Jim Zub, a Toronto native, who has done work for Marvel, IDW, Image, and others.  We talked Japan and I picked up the first volume of his creator-owned, Tokyo-set, supernatural series Wayward.

Fellow Torontonian and illustrious illustrator Michael Cho was also on hand.  We chatted comic books and I picked up a few of his prints…

Perfect for the new place.

In addition, I also picked up a whack of titles from independent creators including All Of This by Suzanne Alyssa Andrew and Jonathan Kociuba, and Home by the Michaud Brothers…

My plan had been to go back today for a second and final sweep but, sadly, I never made it.  Alas, looks like I’ll have to wait until Fan Expo in late August.

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Look, as a foodie, I’m the last person who is going to criticize someone’s menu selections.  If you want to shell out an extra $50 to top your scallops with Osetra caviar or spend $150 to finish that risotto with white truffle shavings, why not? Who am I to say anything?  On my first trip to Tokyo, I dropped over $200 on a modest wagyu (a taste experience so revelatory that, upon my return to North America, I was unable to eat regular steak for three years).  But I have to draw the line at this –

And this –

And this –

To answer the question posed in the last video (“Is a $90 24-karat gold burger worth it?”), I can say with utmost certainty:  No, it’s not fucking worth it.  Why not?  Well, because unlike Osetra caviar ($300/2 ounces), white truffles ($300/ounce), or an A5 Black Tajima tenderloin from Gunma Prefecture ($300/10 ounces), that edible gold tastes like absolutely nothing.  It is not only completely devoid of flavor, but chemically inert so that it will pass through your digestive system without effect.  Truly the only justification for ordering any of the afore-mentioned is that they allow you to proclaim “I shit gold!” and be literally correct, in addition to sounding like a complete asshole (as opposed to maybe being figuratively correct and sounding like an asshole).

As this culinary trend started to gather steam online, I wondered: “Who the hell would order this?”.  And, almost immediately, someone came to mind, an ostentatious grandstander who, as far back as I can remember, never hesitated to joyously remind everyone of his incredible affluence.  The kid who decorated his Christmas tree with diamonds and precious pearls because regular ornaments just wouldn’t do.  The kid who’d take a private gondola up to his tree house.  The kid who named his dog Dollar, then fed him kibble in the shape of dollar signs!

This little bastard, with a consumption so extravagantly conspicuous he’d put a rapper to shame, wouldn’t think twice about chowing down on gold-dusted wings, gold leaf burgers, and gold-sprinkled sundaes.  Why?  Because he can and he wants you to know  it.  Also, he’s always been a jerk.  Don’t believe me?  Here’s proof!  10 Times Richie Rich Was A Dick!

Hey, poor kid, nice boat!

My Jai alai match was cancelled, so I’ll just catch a ballgame like the regular folk.

Lest anyone forget how wealthy I am, let me remind you.  I bet half those kids hadn’t eaten a proper meal in days.

My work duties consisted of walking around with a retrofitted backpack so that my employer could watch t.v. while strolling.  Also, care of fine china, silver, and crystal.

I don’t play golf but I have a feeling this would, at the very least, be considered a breach of etiquette.  Fore, suckers!  

That’s not a top.  THIS is a top!  Just kidding.  It’s a 1200 carat diamond worth more than the lives of everyone you’ve ever loved.

What’s next?  Hire a couple of goons to work over those pesky third graders?

Dance for me, monkeys!

Replacing the stuffing of his glove with cash because…his opponents can’t afford to buy a decent pair of shoes.

Yeah, these coins grow naturally in my backyard.  Also, Santa is a close personal friend of mine – oh, and your grandma isn’t dead anymore.

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