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COSMIC MONKEY 
5335 N.E. Sandy Blvd.; 503-517-9050; www.cosmicmonkeycomics.com

If "less is more" is the ethic at Floating World, Cosmic Monkey's Andy Johnson takes his cue from Powell's. "A little of everything," he said. "A mix of new and used. The same sense of history: there's so much stuff, you'll never know what you'll find."

The effect is impressive: Beneath the 20-foot ceilings in its 2,400-square-foot showroom, Cosmic Monkey has 42 shelves of manga, a 60-foot wall for reprint collections, 225 long boxes of back issues (and another 1,100 boxes in the basement) and room for 326 comics on the "new arrivals" shelves.

"If we had less room, we'd be more selective, but we try to give everything a chance," said Johnson, who still works 20 hours a week at the UPS warehouse to maintain health benefits.

But while Cosmic Monkey's curbside sign highlights "the secret world of comics," Johnson and business partner Adam Healy cast a spotlight on the greatest hits of the medium. The best of the new arrivals are set just inside the door. Jeff Lemire, "Scott Pilgrim" and "Tony Millionaire" are given MVP placement, and the incomparable Will Eisner is accorded "Godfather" status.

"We're trying to do more," Johnson said, "for people who haven't been reading comics lately."

Cosmic Monkey also sponsors monthly beer-and-ink gatherings, midnight-release shindigs and the best Stumptown parties to coincide with Portland's annual comics convention.
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EXCALIBUR BOOKS & COMICS 
2444 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.; 503-231-7351
www.excaliburcomics.net

Peter Fagnant, 55, has been selling comics for 24 years.

Excalibur Books manager Debbie Fagnant, daughter of founder Peter Fagnant, talks comics with Michael Diamond, one of about 600 subscription customers who buy comics there on a monthly basis.
Excalibur has the city's best collection of Golden and Silver Age comics, and the most formidable budget for buying major collections.

Fagnant's first love is books, but he decided to focus exclusively on comics a dozen years ago. "The customers," he said, "are dictating what we sell."

Excalibur is old school, from the unnervingly bad art on the windows fronting Hawthorne to its curiously sullen staff. Unlike Floating World, the store has a huge array of back issues, sleeved in plastic and housed in the long cardboard boxes at the very center of things.

Fagnant is a product of an era when collectors dominated the comics market, fastidiously seeking out high-grade copies to complete their Batman and X-Men runs. He realizes that era is ending.

"The collecting attitude is beginning to change," he said. "People of our generation are still into it, but young people are getting more and more into the reads again." Instead of buying the monthly comics, they patiently wait for the series to be collected, every six months or so, in handsome trade paperbacks that merit space on a bookshelf.

At 2,200 square feet, Fagnant provides generous space for the books from Oni and Top Shelf. Given the economy, he said, the market is surprisingly healthy, with the exception of the manga genre. "I've seen a steady decline, to the point where I'm dropping orders." 
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Awesome story about some people that were found in Siberia after being segregated from civilization for 40 years. All they had as their guide book to life was the King James Bible. It's interesting to see how these people grew up in total seclusion. 

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In 1978, Soviet geologists prospecting in the wilds of Siberia discovered a family of six, lost in the taiga
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Awesome little project to let you build your own Mario Brothers levels and play through them. I love projects like this. 

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Mario Maker lets you build your own levels and tweak graphics!
Nintendo debuted Mario Maker at its E3 special digital event, which allows you to build your own courses for the famous plumber to navigate. You can build the..
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I have a bunch of comics I want to trade out for some other comics. I'd love to sell them or trade them for something on the second list. 

 I'm not sure how well listing them here will go, but, here is the list of comics I have to trade: 

2010: #2
Action Comics, Vol. 1: #551
The Adventures of Superman: #500D
The Amazing Spiderman: #260, 261, 266, 264, 269, 375x2
Ambush Bug: #1
Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld, Vol. 1: #11
Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld, Vol. 2: #1, 2, 4, 5, 7
Arak: #4, 34
Archie: #327
Archie and Me: #146
Archie at Riverdale High: #95, 98, 101, 103
Archie's Pals 'n' Gals: #173
Archie's T.V. Laugh-Out: #93, 97
The Mighty Avengers: #244, 249, 252, 254, 257, 360, 369A, 371
The Avengers: Time Slide: #1
Batman, Vol. 1: #372, 375, 379
Batman Detective Comics #27 Special Edition
Batman and The Outsiders: #7, 11, 15, 22
Beauty and The Beast: #3
Betty and Me: #138, 142
Bloodshot, Vol. 1: #1
Bloodstrike: #1, 2
Brigade, Vol. 1: #1, 3
Brigade, Vol. 2: #1
Buckaroo Banzai (Marvel): #2
Cable, Vol. 1: #1
Cable: Blood & Metal: #1
Captain America, Vol. 1: #424
Classic Illustrated: #8B, 10A, 21B, 24A, 28A, 40A, 42A, 52A, 69A, 81A, 106A
Colder: The Bad Seed: #5
Conan The Barbarian, Vol. 1: #164
Daredevil, Vol. 1: #203, 213, 324
Dazzler: #35
DC Comics Presents, Vol. 1: #67, 76
Death Rattle, Vol. 3: #3
Deathlok, Vol. 2: #2, 3
Detective Comics, Vol. 1: #534, 535, 539, 544, 546
Doom 2099: #1, 2, 3, 4
Dr. Strange Sorcerer Supreme: #50
Dr. Weird: #1
Dragon Age: #1A, 2
Elfquest (Marvel): #23
Everything's Archie: #114, 116
Fantastic Four, Vol. 1: #263A, 387A
Flash, Vol. 1: #303, 329
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (Marvel): #29
Gargoyle: #2
Get Along Gang: #2
Groo The Wanderer (Marvel): #4, #5
I Love You, Vol. 1: #111
Iceman, Vol. 1: #1
Iron Man, Vol. 1: #290, 300B
The Incredible Hulk, Vol. 1: #292, 293, 296, 303, 304, 396, 400, 401, 402, 403
Jonah Hex: #37, 42, 44, 55, 58, 59, 80
Jonni Thunder: #3
Kick-Ass 2: #1A, 2A
King Conan/Conan The King: #29
King of The Dead: #1, 2
Kull The Conqueror, Vol. 3: #7, 9
Laugh, Vol. 1: #386, 389
Life With Archie: #245, 246
Machine Man, Vol. 2: #1, 2, 3, 4
Marvel Team-Up, Vol. 1: #138
Marvel Two-In-One, Vol. 1: #89, 96
Master of Kung Fu: #120
Micronaughts, Vol. 2: #2, 3, 4x2, 5, 6, 7, 10x2
Mighty Crusaders, Vol. 2: #10
Muppet Babies, Vol. 1: #2
The Muppets Take Manhattan: #1, 2
Namor, The Sub-Mariner: #47
Necroscope: #1B
Nemesis: #1, 2
New Adventures of Superboy: #50
New Mutants, Vol. 1: #12, 21x2, 22, 24x2, 26, 27, 28x2, 29
New Talent Showcase: #9
The New Teen Titans, Vol. 1: #39
The New Warrios, Vol. 1: #46
The Original Ghost Rider Rides Again: #3
The Original Ghost Rider: #3
Original Shield: #2
Pitt: #1
Power Pack, Vol. 1: #4, 5, 6, 7, 8x2, 10, 11
Predator: Big Game: #1
Predator: Cold War: #2
Prince Namor, The Sub-Mariner: #4
Punisher 2099, Vol. 1: #1x2
Punisher War Zone, Vol. 1: #2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Questprobe: #2
Rant: #1
Ravage 2099: #1x2
Red Sonja, Vol. 3: #6, 8, 9
Robotech Defenders: #2
Rom: #38A, 51A, 61, 62, 63
Savage Dragon Vol. 1: #1, 3
Savage Dragon Vol. 2: #1
The Secret Defenders: #1
Secret Romance: #33
Sgt. Rock, Vol. 1: #392
Shadowhawk, Vol. 2: #2
Sheena: #1
Sonic: Lost World
Spider-Man #9, 10
Spider-Man 2099: #1
Spider-Man, Storm and Power Man: #1
Spectacular Spider-Man: #174
Splitting Image: #1
Starriors, Vol. 2: #1
Stormwatch, Vol. 1: #0, 1x2, 2, 3, 4, 5
Stupid: #1
Super Powers, Vol. 1: #3, 5
Supergirl, Vol. 2: #16
Superman (Radio Shack)
Superman / Batman: #64
Superman Meets The Quick Bunny
Superman, Vol. 1: #368
Superman, Vol. 2: #73, 74A
Swamp Thing, Vol. 2: #25
Tales Of The Teen Titans: #43, 47, 48x2, 49, 50
The Terminator: The Enemy Within: #4
Thing, Vol. 1: #8, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 24
Thor, Vol. 1: 228
Top Dog: #2
Transformers: #1A, 6
Transformers: The Movie: #1
Tribe: #1
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter, Vol. 1: #1A
UFO & Outer Space: #14, 15, 16
Uncanny X-Men, Vol. 1: #292, 296B
Union, Vol. 1: #1A
Warlock And The Infinity Watch: #13
Warlord, Vol. 1: #87
Web of Spider-Man, Vol. 1: 1, #90A
The West Coast Avengers, Vol. 1: #4
What If, Vol. 1: #45
WildC.A.T.s: Sourcebook: #1
Wolverine, Vol. 1: #1A
Wolverine: Inner Fury
Wonder Woman, Vol. 1: #313, 321, 322
World's Finest Comics: #309, 311
X-Factor, Vol. 1: #85
X-Force, Vol. 1: #14, 15, 17x2, 18
X-Men, Vol. 1: #1D, 7A, 15Bx2, 16
X-O Manowar, Vol. 1: #0A
Youngblood, Vol. 1: #0B, 4A
Youngblood: Battlezone: #1
Youngblood: Strikefile: #1A

And here is a list of what I'm looking for: 

Adventure Time: All
Cyberforce, Vol. 1: #4 and beyond
Darkhawk: 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 27, 28, 29, 30
Deathblow: 2, 3, 4, 7, 12, 13
Gambit, Vol. 1: All
Infinity Gauntlet: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Iron Fist, Vol. 1: #1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10
The Immortal Iron Fist: All
Kick-Ass 2: #3
Locke & Key: All 6 TPBs
The Maxx: 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Moon Night, Vol. 2: All
No Hero: 1, 4, 5, 6
Oddly Normal: 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Origin II: 2, 3, 5, 6
Sabretooth: #4
Shadowhawk, Vol. 2: #3, 4
Thanos: All
Trencher: #2, 3, 4
What If? Vol. 2: #50
Witch Doctor: #2, 3, 4
Wolverine, Vol. 2: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 39, 40, 41, 42, 52, 53, 58, 61, 73, 78, 79, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 93, 97, 102, 103, 104, 106, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 127, 128, 129, 130, 134, 135, 137, 138, 139, 140, 141, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 150, 151, 152, 153, 154, 155, 156, 157, 158, 159, 160, 161, 162, 163, 164, 165, 181, 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 188, 189
Wolverine: Vol. 6: #2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8
Giant Size Wolverine: Old Man Logan: Variant Cover
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Things From Another World
2916 NE Broadway St, Portland, OR 97232; 503-284-4693
http://www.tfaw.com/

Welcome to the world's best online comic book store! Our service is second to none--we carefully pack up your comics, graphic novels, statues, and collectibles and ship them right to your door. Visit one of our four comic book stores in Oregon and California.

Things From Another World is a retail operation that receives more than 500,000 unique visitors and over 3,250,000 page views monthly. It is a part of Dark Horse Comics, which is a privately held multidimensional publishing and entertainment company that is established in 1986. Dark Horse Comics publishes creator-owned comics, such as Frank Miller's Sin City and 300, Mike Mignola's Hellboy, Stan Sakai's Usagi Yojimbo, Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira and Michael Chabon's The Escapist. The company has acquired the rights to make the comic book adaptations of film series, including Aliens, Indiana Jones, Predator, RoboCop, Star Wars, and The Terminator.
Welcome to the world's best online comic book store! Our service is second to none--we carefully pack up your comics, graphic novels, statues, and collectibles and ship them right to your door. Visit one of our four comic book stores in Oregon and California.
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BRIDGE CITY COMICS 
3725 N. Mississippi Ave.; 503-282-5484;
www.bridgecitycomics.com

ERIC MAXENBridge City Comics owner Michael Ring
Bridge City is Portland's best-looking comics shops, flush with clean lines and open space, and is tucked into one of its more energetic neighborhoods.

Michael Ring, the former online marketing manager at Dark Horse, had just turned 30 when he opened the store three years ago. "I'm betting a lot on this," he said. "It's a perfect storm. I have a wife, a baby, a mortgage.

"And I'm surprised things are working out as well as they are."

The key to maintaining that run, Ring said, "is smart buying. It's not ordering for back stock, like a lot of old comic shops used to do. Every comic that sits on the shelf is another two dollars out of your pocket. You want to cover demand, but that's about it."

Ring's major focus is graphic novels -- "The life span of a comic books is measured in weeks, the life span of a graphic novel in years" -- which generate between 40 and 50 percent of his monthly sales. People wander in looking for what he calls one of the "gateway drugs" -- Jeff Smith's "Bone," Alan Moore's "Watchmen," Marjane Satrapi's "Persepolis," Nicholas Gurewitch's "Perry Bible Fellowship" -- and his job is to guide them toward books that are not nearly as famous but just as good.

"That's the key to a successful comic shop," he said: "Having something to give them when they're looking for something else." To that end, Ring has special shelves, just inside the front door, reserved for his favorite creators and Portland artists and writers such as MK Reed and Aron Nels Steinke. 
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FLOATING WORLD 
20 N.W. Fifth Ave., Suite 101; 503-241-0227; www.floatingworldcomics.com

Tethered to the Pearl District a half-block north of Burnside Street, Floating World is the most innovative and art-conscious of the lot, and at just more than 1,000 square feet also the smallest.

Owner Jason Leivian, who moved the store into a neighborhood shared by edgy clothing boutique Upper Playground and video game arcade/music venue Ground Kontrol in November 2006, makes no apologies. "When you have a big store that has everything, the good stuff gets lost. This store is my presentation of what comics have to offer."

To understand the inherent challenges in Leivian's presentation, it helps to remember the quirks of the comics distribution system. In any given month thousands of items are listed in the 500-page Diamond catalog, and every retailer must gauge supply and demand. If he's wrong, he eats the mistakes. The industry's "direct market" allows no returns.

What's more, there's no computer terminal at the door, informing Floating World regulars or first-time visitors what's available in the store or where to find it. The initial rush of color and image can be overwhelming, to say the least.

But that's precisely where Leivian's skill and instincts as curator come in. He is a huge fan of such writers as Frank Miller, Grant Morrison, Garth Ennis and Ed Brubaker, and generally shelves comics and graphic novels by the writer, not the artist or publisher. He also uses the shelving to direct fans of one writer to the work of another he feels they may like.

While Leivian sets the mainstream comics -- industry giants Marvel and DC and the smaller companies such as Dark Horse, Image and IDW -- in his main "exhibition hall," he has filled the two wings of the store with zines, original art and the best of PictureBox, his favorite new publisher, plus a sizable collection of art books.

Floating World is also a fixture on the best First Thursday tours, hosting gallery shows by local artists and visitors from other planets. In recent months, Leivian has welcomed artists from the collectives in Zagreb, Croatia, and Belgrade, Yugoslavia -- Christophe Blain and T. Edward Bak. 

#portland   #comics   #comicbooks   #floatingworld   #pdx  
Floating World Comics is located in downtown Portland and also home to Landfill Rescue Unit specializing in rare and new vinyl. We're open every day from 11-7pm. 400 NW Couch St Portland, OR 97209 (503) 241-0227. Features. flavorwire · America's 10 Greatest Comic and Graphic Novel Stores ...
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First draft of Resource Hints spec: http://bit.ly/reshints - aka preconnect, preload, prefetch, and prerender. If you have any feedback, nitpicks, etc, open an issue on GitHub!
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Quantum mechanics and anything string-theory or theoretical in regards to dimensions and time always sucks me in. This is a pretty rad article about time and the mechanics of the sun.

#science   #time   #physics  
 
Hmmm
Have you ever noticed that time flies when you're having fun? Well, not for light. In fact, photons don't experience any time at all. Here's a mind-bending concept that should shatter your brain into pieces. As you might know, I co-host Astronomy Cast, and get to pick the brain of the brilliant astrophysicist Dr. Pamela…
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