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My favorite sports comics of all time

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I have to tell you all about a website I found recently and I think that it’s the best invention of the century. It’s called Comic Book Plus and it has an impressive archive of comics in general, and some destined to sports, in particular. The neat thing about this site is that you can read a lot of numbers online, which means that you won’t have to go on websites like eBay or Amazon and try to get old collections at a reasonable price.

I’ll start by giving you an example. If this post seems odd, perhaps I should add that it is not an advertisement in any way and that I was honestly thrilled to discover it. That’s why I decided to share it with the rest of the world, because I figure that there have to be other sports aficionados out there who used to love comic books when they were younger. Some might even have amazing collections, who knows?

As I was saying the website holds an ever-growing selection of both pulp fiction and comic strips, and best of all, they are all free of charge. Before you start thinking that something funny must be happening, I’ll tell you that everything is legal. The content is not in violation of any copyright or trademark laws.

Comic Books Plus also has an amazing selection of pamphlets, brochures, magazines, as well as newspapers and British story papers. If you would like to get in touch with other comic books fans, all you have to do is create an account and log into the forum. You only need a valid email for that, and the forum is packed with digital comic news, blogs, announcements, introductions, and even older posts that might not be relevant any longer.

The content is also split up into several categories. In sports, for instance, you might find that there are several interesting titles to consider in boxing and martial arts. I particularly enjoyed the Babe Ruth Sports Comics which were first released in April 1949 by Harvey Comics. You can now read all the editions online.

Another book I liked was Baseball Thrills, which was first put on the newsstands in 1951. Published by Ziff-Davis, the third number of this comic book was viewed over two thousand times, which practically speaks for itself when it comes to its popularity. Football Thrills is pretty much the same thing as the formerly mentioned comics, despite being about an entirely different sport. If you’re into boxing and the likes, maybe you would like a walk down memory lane with Joe Louis, of which the two issues were both published in 1950.

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The comic writer

Posted by Clark on

 

 

Welcome to my little blog. Let me tell you what this is all about in several words, so we can afterwards get to work for real. No, I am just kidding, this blog is just my personal endeavor that I intend to use in order to document my struggles as a comic artist. Actually, I am a comics artist just because I like drawing comics, but I am yet to become a published one, since so far, I have not gathered the courage to place my work in front of others. I am trying to become better and I hope that my work will not be in vain.

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As you might already suspect by now, I am not earning my living as a comics artists just yet. What I do is that I work for a newspaper where I am writing about sports news and various events. I love sports, maybe not as much as I love drawing, but I like a large variety of sports, and that is why I don’t find my job boring or annoying in any way.

Even so, that doesn’t mean that I wouldn’t like to be published someday, and I hope that I will be able to show the people at my newspaper my work, so they can appreciate it and even criticize it. At the end of the road, I simply hope that I will manage to impress them and that they will decide to have my comics published. From there, I hope I will find the means to start a career in this field, and even earn my living as a comics artist.

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There are many things I am learning from covering sports news and I think that the fact that I already know people in the publishing business will help me on the long run. First of all, I have learned a lot about how important it is to know how to accept defeat. When writing about sports, it is not all about the winners. Those who are suffering a defeat need to show strength of character in order to go on, and continue their career as athletes. Although I spend all my free hours drawing behind a desk, I think I know a thing or two about winning and losing. So I am thankful for being able to learn some really interesting things while I work for the newspaper, and that my career as a comics artist will take off at some point.