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Fans First Podcast #1: Whovian Fever

fans-first-logo1 In this inaugural episode of the podcast, the guys discuss Dr. Who, Gotham, and the Keanu Reeves star vehicle, a Boy and His Dog. Direct Download (You can also find the Podomatic app on both Android and iPhone! Search for Ideal Comics!)
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The Journey Toward Collection

Archie-339I can’t remember my first comic book. Well, that’s not entirely true. I do remember my first comic, but I don’t remember exactly what issue it was. While growing up, comic books were always something out of the corner of my eye, artifacts that hung out in magazine racks and near the checkout lanes of grocery stores. Visually interesting, but not something I ever actively pursued. Of course, as most of us may know, passion usually happens when we least expect it. The first comic book I ever remember reading was an Archie comic from the late 80s. For the life of me, I have tried to figure out what issue it was exactly, but not even the Internet can help me out on this front. I believe it was Archie #339, but even that is a guesstimate at best. Maybe, someday, Archie Comics will digitize the issues from this era, and I can sit and pore through issue after issue until my memory kickstarts itself. Until then, my first comic book will most likely remain the greatest of my personal mysteries. Whatever the issue was, I remember I got it from my dad. He had been out of town, and as was his modus operandi, he returned to us, gifts in hand. My gift was this issue of Archie. I remember reading it a few times, chuckling at the jokes, and then tossing it onto my bookshelf. I would return to the comic every now and then, when I needed something silly and mindless to read. There was no continuity within Archie comics. Each story was self-contained to a few pages, and when it was over, it was never referenced again. Had they included more of a continuity from story to story, it might have gripped me. But, at this point, it was more of a novelty than a hobby. I wasn’t collecting comics, I was just reading them. Continue reading
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New Site Tour!

tour-starts-hereIf you're here, there's a chance you're interested in finding out what this new Ideal Comics site has to offer. Look no further than this post right here. Let's begin the tour. If you'll look above, this post, you'll find our primary menu. "Home", as I'm sure you've surmised, will take you back to the homepage. "Features" will take you to a page showcasing original article and content by Ideal Comics staff and others. The "Contributors" page focuses on the artist and writers that are making this new Idealcomics.net great. The "Comics" page gives you all sorts of information about the comic stories that we publish here at Ideal Comics. The last page on the menu is the "Extras" page, where you'll find all of the things that don't quite fit into other pages, including artwork and background on our universe. If you move to the bottom of the page, you'll find important, boring company information, such as company information, staff bios, submissions information, advertising, press releases, and company contact information. Now, this is a fairly quick tour, and there's definitely much more to see. And this content will only grow in the coming weeks. We consider Ideal Comics to be everything great about comics, and we're so happy you're here for the ride.
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Hey Kids! Comics!

heykidsHello, Internet! And welcome! I figure there are two kinds of folk reading this entry -- f­olk who know us and love us, and folk who don't know us from Adam, and hold us in the commiserate amount of apathy. That being the case, I reckoned it only appropriate to lead off with two introductions. It may or may not work, but there you have it. So, you might be asking, 'What is Ideal Comics?' And 'Why should I care?' If I can be allowed to address these questions with more gravitas later, I implore you allow the “Cliffs Notes” here. They might even serve as an informative prequel! IC (as we lovingly call it around the IC offices) is a small press comic book company based out of Scottsbluff, in the picturesque High Plains of Western Nebraska. As a small company, we have a small, unpaid staff who, to a man, long for the day their work will no longer be unpaid. We are normal guys doing normal jobs, following a not so normal dream of making comic books that we would like to read—comics that can live up to the hype of our motto: 'Everything Great About Comics!' It may sound like hyperbole, but our staff holds to a dream. And to address that dream, and our story, I will start with my own, called: ‘Hey, Kids! Comics!’ Continue reading
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