Posts by Ian Melton

About Ian Melton

Japanese Teacher, Comic Book, Manga, & Anime collector, LCBS worker, father of 2, fan of far too many things for far too long...


Obscure Comics: General Mills Presents Batman V Superman #3 &#038 Blippar

Obscure Comics: General Mills Presents Batman V Superman #3 & Blippar

There are comic book series almost every comic fan knows, there are comic book characters that most everyone knows, there are specific comic books most every comic reader knows, and then there are the more obscure issues that slip through the cracks. What makes obscure comics so interesting and vital is discovering those books that […]

Obscure Comics: General Mills Presents Batman V Superman #2 &#038 Cereal

Obscure Comics: General Mills Presents Batman V Superman #2 & Cereal

There are comic book series almost every comic fan knows, there are comic book characters that most everyone knows, there are specific comic books most every comic reader knows, and then there are the more obscure issues that slip through the cracks. What makes obscure comics so interesting and vital is discovering those books that […]

Obscure Comics: General Mills Presents Batman V Superman #1 &#038 Cereal

Obscure Comics: General Mills Presents Batman V Superman #1 & Cereal

There are comic book series almost every comic fan knows, there are comic book characters that most everyone knows, there are specific comic books most every comic reader knows, and then there are the more obscure issues that slip through the cracks. What makes obscure comics so interesting and vital is discovering those books that […]

Obscure Comics: Batman: The Shadow Of Sin Tzu #1 &#8211 52 AOL &#038 Jim Lee

Obscure Comics: Batman: The Shadow Of Sin Tzu #1 – 52, AOL & Jim Lee

There are comic book series almost every comic fan knows, there are comic book characters that most everyone knows, there are specific comic books most every comic reader knows, and then there are the more obscure issues that slip through the cracks. What makes obscure comics so interesting and vital is discovering those books that […]

Obscure Comics: The X-Men Premium Edition #1 Toys R Us &#038 Deadpool

Obscure Comics: The X-Men Premium Edition #1, Toys R' Us & Deadpool

There are comic book series almost every comic fan knows, there are comic book characters that most everyone knows, there are specific comic books most every comic reader knows, and then there are the more obscure issues that slip through the cracks. What makes obscure comics so interesting and vital is discovering those books that […]

Obscure Comics: Batman Arkham Asylum: The Road To Arkham #1

Obscure Comics: Batman Arkham Asylum: The Road To Arkham #1

There are comic book series almost every comic fan knows, there are comic book characters that most everyone knows, there are specific comic books most every comic reader knows, and then there are the more obscure issues that slip through the cracks. What makes obscure comics so interesting and vital is discovering those books that […]

Obscure Comics: Man Of Steel Prequel Special Edition #1

Obscure Comics: Man Of Steel Prequel Special Edition #1

There are comic book series almost every comic fan knows, there are comic book characters that most everyone knows, there are specific comic books most every comic reader knows, and then there are the more obscure issues that slip through the cracks. What makes obscure comics so interesting and vital is discovering those books that […]

Obscure Comics: From The World Of Batman V Superman #1-#5

Obscure Comics: From The World Of Batman V Superman #1-#5

There are comic book series almost every comic fan knows, there are comic book characters that most everyone knows, there are specific comic books most every comic reader knows, and then there are the more obscure issues that slip through the cracks. What makes obscure comics so interesting and vital is discovering those books that […]

Obscure Comics: Superman/Wonder Woman #30 &#038 #31

Obscure Comics: Superman/Wonder Woman #30 & #31

There are comic book series almost every comic fan knows, there are comic book characters that most everyone knows, there are specific comic books most every comic reader knows, and then there are the more obscure issues that slip through the cracks. What makes obscure comics so interesting and vital is discovering those books that […]

Obscure Comics: Batman/Superman #33 Annual #3 &#038 #34

Obscure Comics: Batman/Superman #33, Annual #3, & #34

There are comic book series almost every comic fan knows, there are comic book characters that most everyone knows, there are specific comic books most every comic reader knows, and then there are the more obscure issues that slip through the cracks. What makes obscure comics so interesting and vital is discovering those books that […]

Obscure Comics: Wolverine #102.5 Trading Cards Or Comic Part 2

Obscure Comics: Wolverine #102.5, Trading Cards Or Comic Part 2

There are comic book series almost every comic fan knows, there are comic book characters that most everyone knows, there are specific comic books most every comic reader knows, and then there are the more obscure issues that slip through the cracks. What makes obscure comics so interesting and vital is discovering those books that […]

Obscure Comics: X-Men Ultra Woverine Trading Cards or Comic Part 1

Obscure Comics: X-Men Ultra Woverine, Trading Cards or Comic Part 1

There are comic book series almost every comic fan knows, there are comic book characters that most everyone knows, there are specific comic books most every comic reader knows, and then there are the more obscure issues that slip through the cracks. What makes obscure comics so interesting and vital is discovering those books that […]

Obscure Comics: Krypton: Tales From the Phantom Zone #1

Obscure Comics: Krypton: Tales From the Phantom Zone #1

There are comic book series almost every comic fan knows, there are comic book characters that most everyone knows, there are specific comic books most every comic reader knows, and then there are the more obscure issues that slip through the cracks. What makes obscure comics so interesting and vital is discovering those books that […]

Obscure Comics: The Secret Origin of Wonder Woman #1

Obscure Comics: The Secret Origin of Wonder Woman #1

There are comic book series almost every comic fan knows, there are comic book characters that most everyone knows, there are specific comic books most every comic reader knows, and then there are the more obscure issues that slip through the cracks.  What makes obscure comics so interesting and vital is discovering those books that […]

Obscure Comics: Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice Upstairs/Downstairs

Obscure Comics: Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice Upstairs/Downstairs

There are comic book series almost every comic fan knows, there are comic book characters that most everyone knows, there are specific comic books most every comic reader knows, and then there are the more obscure issues that slip through the cracks.  What makes obscure comics so interesting and vital is discovering those books that […]

Skybound &#038 iam8bit Bring Together Attack Peter Block Art &#038 TMNT

Skybound & iam8bit Bring Together Attack Peter, Block Art, & TMNT

Celebrating their 15th anniversary, iam8bit has some great releases available including video game vinyl soundtracks, collector editions of games, and art print series.  The last one in that list is now focusing on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with their Limited Edition Art Print Series Lean/Mean/Green.  The first release, "Underground" by Jim Rugg, released early this […]

Obscure Comics: Secret Wars Armor Wars #1/2

Obscure Comics: Secret Wars Armor Wars #1/2

There are comic book series almost every comic fan knows, there are comic book characters that most everyone knows, there are specific comic books most every comic reader knows, and then there are the more obscure issues that slip through the cracks.  What makes obscure comics so interesting and vital is discovering those books that […]

Hack/Slash Back On Kickstarter With Big Hack Energy-Sized HC Omnibus

Hack/Slash, Back On Kickstarter With Big Hack Energy-Sized HC Omnibus

Begun in 2004, first at Devil's Due Press and since 2010 at Image Comics, Hack/Slash follows Cassie Hack, daughter of a "slasher" killer who decides that she is never going to be a victim and instead becomes a hunter of serial murderers, supernatural horrors, and any killer guest stars who show up.  Along with her […]

Obscure Comics: Stumptown Micro-Comic #1 Mustang Ranch

Obscure Comics: Stumptown Micro-Comic #1 "Mustang Ranch"

There are comic book series almost every comic fan knows, there are comic book characters that most everyone knows, there are specific comic books most every comic reader knows, and then there are the more obscure issues that slip through the cracks.  What makes obscure comics so interesting and vital is discovering those books that […]

Obscure Comics: Hydrobot &#038 The Transformers #1

Obscure Comics: Hydrobot & The Transformers #1

There are comic book series almost every comic fan knows, there are comic book characters that most everyone knows, there are specific comic books most every comic reader knows, and then there are the more obscure issues that slip through the cracks.  What makes obscure comics so interesting and vital is discovering those books that […]