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12/30/2003 I review DOCTOR FATE #1-4, PLASTIC MAN, TEEN TITANS GO!, BATMAN: DETECTIVE NO. 27, and SGT. ROCK: BETWEEN HELL & A HARD PLACE.
12/27/2003 Features my Comics Buyer's Guide review of ARCHIE #542, AVENGERS/JLA #2, BATGIRL: YEAR ONE, CSI: MIAMI - SMOKING GUN, NANCY and SHONEN JUMP. To this, I've added the all new segments... Addendum, X-Ray Specs, and Tony's Temper.
12/25/2003 Features a few seasonal thoughts and a dozen delightful images. Happy holidays!
12/23/2003 Features a sci-fi Santa Claus, reviews of SHONEN JUMP and FEMME FATALES, and one of the few end-of-the-year comics columns I'll be recommending.
12/20/2003 Features my Comics Buyer's Guide announcement of a new TONY POLLS question and review of 21 DOWN: THE CONDUIT, MISTER NEGATIVITY AND OTHER TALES OF SUPERNATURAL LAW, and VISUAL REFERENCE FOR COMIC ARTISTS: VOL. 1-3, followed by a holiday message to my readers. To this, I've added a 1000 words of new material on my favorite holiday comics stories and James Hudnall's publishing plans.
12/18/2003 For your amusement and possible edification, I discuss A CHRISTMAS FOR SHACKTOWN, GYRO'S FIRST INVENTION, STAN LEE AND THE RISE AND FALL OF THE AMERICAN COMIC BOOK, BOB BROWN, and TONY STUFF.
12/16/2003 Features some thoughts on the capture of Saddam Hussein, a Christmas story, reviews of ARCHIE 2004 SIXTEEN MONTH CALENDAR and ALTER EGO #31, and one more reason why I love the Internet.
12/13/2003 Features my Comics Buyer's Guide review of 100 BULLETS #47, 2000 AD #1355-1360, ALTER EGO #29, ARCHIE'S MYSTERIES, B.A.B.E. FORCE: BACK TO SCHOOL #1, BOYS OVER FLOWERS, THE COMICS JOURNAL, THE FRANKENSTEIN MOBSTER #0, and FUTABA-KUN CHANGE: UNIDENTIFIED FOREIGN ORIGIN. To this I've added new material.
12/11/2003 Features a nostalgic look at an old Batman comic and I review ON THE ROAD TO PERDITION: SANTUARY, JUDGE DREDD MEGAZINE, and 2000 AD REDUX plus the return of THE MIGHTY WORLD OF MARVEL and a bit of TONY STUFF.
12/09/2003 Features classic pulp covers, comments on super-hero covers, and reviews of JLA: LIBERTY AND JUSTICE, 2000 AD, and DISHING HOLLYWOOD.
12/06/2003 Features my Comics Buyer's Guide review of THE SLAB by Jeff Mariotte, VAMPIRELLA COMICS MAGAZINE #1, CRAZY HIP GROOVY GO-GO WAY OUT MONSTERS, and EDISON'S FRANKENSTEIN 1910. The new material includes a bonus review of BATGIRL #45 plus my thoughts on the internet piracy of comic books.
12/04/2003 I review ACTION COMICS, LIES AND THE LYING LIARS WHO TELL THEM, TOMB RAIDER: THE SERIES, and ALTER EGO. Plus a cool old pulp magazine cover, my Mid-Ohio-Con finale, "Things That Make You Go 'Arrgh!'", and Tony's Mailbox.
12/02/2003 Today's edition has Mid-Ohio-Con reports plus reviews of DR. FATE, CASE FILES: SAM AND TWITCH, and EL CAZADOR...as well as commentaries on one of the great questions of our time and gay marriage.
11/29/2003 Features my Comics Buyer's Guide review of BATMAN: MYSTERY OF THE BATWOMAN, LIBERTY FROM HELL #1, BLACK RUST, VERTIGO VISIONS, and THE LOST WORLD. To these, I've added over a thousand words of new material including some comments about Black Lightning...just to get you in the mood for the long interview with me which Silver Bullet Comics will be posting in the next few days.
11/22/2003 This weekend's edition is two columns in one. You get an explanation of my reviewing scale, my COMICS BUYER'S GUIDE reviews of BLANKETS and THE SILVER AGE OF COMIC BOOK ART, and a farewell (from the comics industry) to Bob Rozakis. To this, I've added 1500 words of new material. Find out what I am thankful for in comic books today. Learn which movie gets me all teary.
11/15/2003 Starts with "don'ts" for comics creators/reviewers and then features my Comics Buyer's Guide review of VISIONS, EXCEL SAGA, KOLCHAK THE NIGHT STALKER: EVIL IN THE DETAILS, and FEMFORCE. To this, I've added over 1000 words of new material with reader comments on "white slavery" and "comics inflation" plus John Jakala's bar graphs on Shonen Jump as compared to American products.
11/08/2003 Features my Comics Buyer's Guide review of Joe Kubert's YOSSEL, a preview of upcoming books from ibooks, and reader comments on summer comics sales opportunities, the Star Trek experience, and X-Men Evolution. To this, I've added over a thousand words of new material. Find out what comic book made me slightly uneasy as a kid. Find out what comic book made Mark Dooley a collector. Plus: some comments on Marvel's British weeklies and my time as their editor.
11/01/2003 Features my Comics Buyer's Guide commentary on the Inflation Calculator and what it and I say about the value of comics today.
10/25/2003 Features my Comics Buyer's Guide review of 200 AD #1353, ALTER EGO #28, ARCHIE'S MYSTERIES, CAPTAIN MARVEL #14, COMICS REVUE #209, RUNAWAYS #6, SHREK #1, SIMPSONS COMICS #86, ULTIMATE SIX #1, WALT DISNEY'S DONALD DUCK AND FRIENDS #306, and WALT DISNEY'S MICKEY MOUSE AND FRIENDS #257. To this, I've added new material.
10/18/2003 Features my Comics Buyer's Guide review of BIG BANG COMICS SUMMER SPECIAL, WEREWOLF THE APOCALYPSE: VOLUME ONE, JLA/AVENGERS, THE FLASH #201, SUPREME POWER #2, WONDER WOMAN #195, and TESTAMENT. To this is I've added over 1000 words of new material.
10/11/2003 Features my Comics Buyer's Guide thoughts on comics at the beach, Larry Lieber, X-Men Evolution, and the Star Trex Experience. To this, I've added new material, including "Bodavia--The Evil Empire," "One Comic Strip Must Die," and "Tony's Mailbox".
10/04/2003 Features my Comics Buyer's Guide comments on Harvey Pekar and reviews of ARCHIE'S PALS 'N' GALS DOUBLE DIGEST #77, THE BAREFOOT SERPENT, DEMON DIARY, and ESSENTIAL HUMAN TORCH. To this, I've added over 1000 words of new material including an expanded MORON OF THE MONTH segment that you'll either love or hate.
09/27/2003 Features my Comics Buyer's Guide commentary. To this I've added new material.
09/20/2003 Features my Comics Buyer's Guide review of ALTER EGO 26, ARCHIE 538, ARCHIE'S MYSTERY 29, JUGHEAD 152, BATTLE ROYALE, HEROES AND MONSTERS: THE UNOFFICIAL COMPANION TO THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN and LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN: VOLUME 1, and WERTHAM WAS RIGHT! (by Mark Evanier). To this, I've added nearly 1500 words of new material, including an honest-to-Gawd competition with a cash prize.
09/13/2003 Features the second part of my Comics Buyer's Guide San Diego's Comic-Con International trip report. To this I've added another 2000 words of new material on a variety of comics-related subjects.
09/06/2003 Features my Comics Buyer's Guide columns on San Diego's Comic-Con International and a whole lot of new material as well, including photos from the event and the announcement of my pick for August's MORON OF THE MONTH.
08/30/2003 Features usual my Comics Buyer's commentary. To this, I've added over 1000 words of new material...including a discussion of ghost-writing in comics. I've added over 1000 words of new material...including a discussion of ghost-writing in comics.
08/23/2003 Features my Comics Buyer's Guide review and commentary on X-MEN 46 (the one from 1968). Plus additional new material: ADDENDUM, MAGAZINE WATCH, MORON OF THE MONTH and TONY'S MAILBOX.
08/16/2003 Features my Comics Buyer's Guide review of IRON WOK JAN, LUPIN III, PET SHOP OF HORRORS, UNDER THE GLASS MOON, and VAMPIRE GAME. To this, I've added another 1500 words of new material on various comics-related subjects.
08/09/2003 Features my Comics Buyer's Guide review of 2000 AD, GATE KEEPERS, KAMEELMAN, NEPOTISM, and ONEGAI TEACHER, followed by 2000 words of new material on a variety of comics and non-comics subjects.
08/02/2003 Features my Comics Buyer's Guide review of CLAMP SCHOOL DETECTIVES, COWBOY BEBOP, FAKE, INITIAL D, and LOVE HINA. To this, I've added nearly 2000 words of brand-new material, including the new MORON OF THE MONTH section.
07/26/2003 Features my Comics Buyer's Guide comments and reviews on THE HULK film, the STATIC SHOCK episode "Blast From the Past" and the Discovery Channel special, KAPOW! SUPERHERO SCIENCE.
07/19/2003 Features my Comics Buyer's Guide comments and reviews on Fantagraphics Books, JUDGE DREDD: TRAPPED ON TITAN, COMIC EFFECT #34, and MAD #431.
07/12/2003 Features my Comics Buyer's Guide report on my trip to The Mighty Mini-Con in Herkimer, New York.
07/05/2003 Features my Comics Buyer's Guide comments and reviews on VISUAL STORYTELLING: THE ART AND TECHNIQUE, DRAWING MONSTERS & HEROES FOR FILM & COMICS, WRITE NOW!, PATTY CAKE AND FRIENDS, SHI: THE ILLUSTRATED WARRIOR and VENTURE. I've also added over 1000 words of new material, including my schedule of panels for the San Diego convention.
06/28/2003 Features the second half of my COMICS BUYER'S GUIDE report on my trip to New York City and the Big Apple Comics Convention. And we've added new photos to the presentation. We've also added over 1000 words of new material for your entertainment and edification including "Godzilla Meets al Qaeda" and "Tony's Mailbox".
06/21/2003 This installment starts off with my COMICS BUYER'S GUIDE account of my trip to New York City for the Big Apple Comic Convention, complete with photos. To this, I've added over 1000 words of new material.
06/14/2003 Features my COMICS BUYER'S GUIDE comments and reviews on Free Comic Book Day greetings cards, X2: X-MEN UNITED, RETURN TO THE BATCAVE, GIANT MONSTERS ALL-OUT ATTACK, and METROPOLIS. To this, I've add over 1000 words of new material on CBG and the Comic Heaven auction, 2004's Free Comic Book Day, the American Kaiju website, Today's Calendar, and Tony Stuff.
06/07/2003 Features my Comics Buyer's Guide comments and reviews on STATIC SHOCK, the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation, MEN OF MYSTERY, MISS MASQUE, SENTINELS OF AMERICA, and JLA: AGE OF WONDER. To this, I've added a thousand or so words of new material on editorial standards and reviews of DEATHMASK, FREEMIND, METALLIX, and the concluding book of AGE OF WONDER.
05/31/2003 Features my Comics Buyer's Guide reviews of METROPOLIS, COMPLEX CITY, and DRAGON BALL Z...in addition to corrections, comments, and updates on previous columns. To this, I've also added just under a thousand words of new material for your online edification and entertainment.
05/24/2003 Features my COMICS BUYER'S GUIDE comments on the Ghost Rider movie, Marvel's 411 debut, THE ALL-NEW TECHNI MUYO, DRAGON BALL, and PARLIAMENT OF JUSTICE. To this, I've added approximately 1500 words of new material in two sections: PARDON MY FREEDOM: TAKE TWO and CONFLICTS OF INTEREST.
05/17/2003 Featured my Comics Buyer's Guide odds-and-ends column which also featured reviews of HALO AND SPROCKET, RADIOACTIVE MAN, THE STONE MAN, and THWIP! To this, I added over 1000 words of new material on a variety of subjects.
05/10/2003 Features my Comics Buyer's Guide report on Planet Comicon in Kansas City. In addition, you'll find an "In the News" section and the results of our TONY POLLS questions on potential conflicts of interest in the comics press.
05/03/2003 Features my Comics Buyer's Guide reviews of JUDGE DREDD VS. ALIENS: INCUBUS, BLACKBURNE COVENANT, ROCKET COMICS: IGNITE, CRIMINAL MACABRE, CANNON GOD EXAXXION, USAGI YOJIMBO, and JANE'S WORLD. To this, I've added over 1000 words of new material on "Who Wants to be a Super-Hero," the new reality TV show co-created by Stan Lee...and a little political commentary on America's dumbest boycotters.
04/26/2003 Features my Comics Buyer's Guide reviews of ALTER EGO, GOLDEN AGE TREASURY, HAND OF ZORRO, MEN OF MYSTERY, KORE, PACESETTER (George Perez Fanzine), and WINGED TIGER COMICS & STORIES. Also, several hundred words of new material.
04/19/2003 Features my Comics Buyer's Guide reviews of ASTOUNDING SPACE THRILLS: THE CONVENTION COMIC, BEST OF THE WEST, CHIMERA, CLOCKMAKER, and FEMFORCE. To this, I've added new material: Addendum, In The News, Our Vanishing Comics Shops, and Tony Polls Are Back!
04/12/2003 From Comics Buyer's Guide, this column reprints my MegaCon 2003 report and to that, I've added another thousand words on this and that in the worlds of comics, entertainment, and politics.
04/05/2003 Features my Comics Buyer's Guide column on Future Comics, including reviews of FREEMIND and METALLIX and my analysis of Future's future prospects. To that, I've added about 1000 words of new material on the DC/Elfquest deal and other subjects.
03/29/2003 Features my Comics Buyer's Guide column on KID COLT OUTLAW...with new material as well.
03/22/2003 Features my Comics Buyer's Guide comments on winter in Ohio and buying an actual ton of something, then moves on to my reviews of BRIAN PULIDO'S LADY DEATH: A MEDIEVAL TALE, BRATH, THE CROSSOVERS, R.A. SALVATOR'S DEMON WARS: TRIAL BY FIRE and ROUTE 666. From there you get about a thousand words of brand-new material, including the updated schedule for the TONY ISABELLA FAREWELL TOUR.
03/15/2003 Features my Comics Buyer's Guide comments on the Marvel Tsunami line...plus my CBG reviews of GTO: GREAT TEACHER ONIZUKA, IRON WOK JAN, and ASTRO BOY. To this, I have added over a thousand words of new material.
03/09/2003 Features my Comics Buyer's Guide comments and reviews of AMERICAN SPLENDOR, SUPREME: THE STORY OF THE YEAR, CURT SWAN: A LIFE IN COMICS, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, HEROES UNLIMITD and SUMMER LOVE. To this, we've added over 1000 words of new material on this and that.
03/08/2003 The column I wrote for CBG #1531 didn't run as I wrote it, so here it is. The column includes reviews of Star Trek: Gemini by Mike W. Barr, A.K.A., The Pogostick, Shouldn't You Be Working?, Storylines and Daredevil (the movie). To this, I've added over 1000 words of new material and some photographs from a long-ago Mid-Ohio-Con.
03/02/2003 More readers responses to some questions about reviews and their "Holy Grail" of comics, new TONY ISABELLA FAREWELL TOUR dates and destinations, Comic Anthologies, Marvel Solicitations and more.
03/01/2003 Readers response to some questions about reviews and their "Holy Grail" of comics, Magazine Watch, I begin my TONY ISABELLA FAREWELL TOUR and more.
02/08/2003 Features my Comics Buyer's Guide reviews of Altercations, Boston Blackie, CSI #1 and Smallville: Strange Visitors. And, to that, we've added a whole bunch of new material... It's Contagious! This Is Front Page News? As well as This Just In and Tony's Mailbox.
02/01/2003 Features my memories of the early Legion of Super-Heroes and Justice League of America stories and reviews of recent JLA and JSA comics. These are from my Comics Buyer's Guide column. To the reprinted material, I've had close to 2000 words of new material, including reviews of JLA #76 and #77, stuff from Entertainment Weekly, a "Tony's Mailbox" feature, and more.
01/25/2003 Some general thoughts about DC Comics and, from Comics Buyer's Guide, my reviews of recent issues of FIGHT FOR TOMORROW, THE FILTH, THE FLASH, FOREVER MAELSTROM, GEN 13, and HARLEY QUINN. To this, I've added over 1000 words of new material.
01/18/2003 Reprints my Comics Buyer's Guide reviews of ARCHIE'S MYSTERIES and BATMAN #609... and also features a new review of BATMAN #610, tidbits from Entertainment Weekly, and a compendium of STATIC SHOCK news.
01/11/2003 Starts off with an amusing story from the wilds of my beloved Medina, Ohio, and then continues with reviews of Nine of One, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Survival Machine, Star Wars Republic, and American Century, before finishing with my thoughts on Marvel's upcoming Rawhide Kid mini-series.
01/04/2003 Features my Comics Buyer's Guide reviews of Batman, Batman/Deathblow, Beg the Question, Busted!, Fused, and Global Frequency. To these, I've added about 1000 words of new material.
01/03/2003 All-new *bonus* edition of TONY'S TIPS today! I talk about New Year celebrations, MAID IN MANHATTAN, THE GURU, HELLBLAZER, HUNTER: THE AGE OF MAGIC, JUSTICE LEAGUE ADVENTURES, Recent news stories, and Recent "Tony stuff".
01/01/2003 Happy New Year! Setting some goals, creative principles and more!

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