What do you think about Heath Ledger as Joker in the next Bat Sequel?
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Monthly Retconn mainly aims to involve people outside of the comic book community and inform them of the best things, comic books have to offer. We are dedicated to also serve the rest of the comic book community with the most reliable information possible. We aim to give truly unbiased views on what’s going on in the industry today. We aim to give the people more of what they need than just of what they want. Monthly Retconn believes that the comic book community can grow to its fullest potential by providing the people with what they truly need.

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Monthly Retconn sees itself to be one of biggest news provider in terms of comic book related information ranging from Films to Graphic Novels. Monthly Retconn envisions the comic book community to become one of the largest group of intellectual individuals. Most of all, we believe that comic books are one of the greatest social pieces of fiction around. LONG LIVE COMIC BOOKS!

What is a Retcon?

Retcon means Retroactive Continuity.

A retcon is the alteration of facts or history stated in a piece of fiction. It can either be additional information or even an extreme change of information. Retcons commonly happen in comic books due the long history of characters especially those of mainstream brands. Retcons also happen on fictional materials that are episodic in nature, like Television shows, film sequels, video games, and even novels that are part of a series. In the case of comic books, issues are what we call the episodes.

Why Retcon? And… what’s with the Double N?

Well, retcons happen very frequently lately especially now that some comic brands rewrote the history of their universe after a major crossover event. Take for example DC, who solved most of their continuity issues with their latest effort called, Infinite Crisis. Also, most people don’t really know what’s going on with comic books right now, so everything they thought they knew about their favorite comic book character is now a retcon. Retcons can be good or bad but it really depends on the reader. We at Monthly Retconn neither support or dislike retcons. We just think that they are some things we can look back to and talk about it. The other N? oh, that’s just for kicks. You got a problem with that?

Jepster
  • Real Name: Perfecto Gregor Togle
  • Other Aliases: The Man with too many nicknames
  • Got into comics: "When I was a kid maybe 1989, then I couldn't afford it. Jumped back in 2005"
  • What makes comics cool: "The art and the amazing stories. Non-formulaic stuff."
Jabs
  • Real Name: Jay Sarmiento
  • Other Aliases:Bheng Bas
  • Got into comics: "Around 1989 too, it was kind of the year of animated comic books on TV that time."
  • What makes comics cool: "The stories-- because mostly the stories are bigger than life yet contemporary in nature. Its like mythology with in a modern setting"

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Monday, July 17, 2006

What about comics?
posted by Bahoot Studios

Comics are for Kids

That is the typically reaction of people when they find out a person buys, collects or even reads comics. They automatically confine you in this narrow category of geekdom and the shallow minded. But the most annoying thing of all is when they assume that you know all things concerning comics.

I mean do I look like Wikipedia?

Alas, these stereotypes are not uncommon, for even I must admit that I easily put people in boxes. But the difference now is that everybody seems to be a comic book geek. Everyone believes they know all things concerning comics; it became “cool” to be a geek. This phenomenon is not new it first became evident in my generation during the early 90’s comics boom. The industry was having the time of their life, the sales where high, the collectors kept on buying and Hollywood was milking it for all its worth. Most people could easily remember this time when the Jim Lee X-Men #1 multiple covers came out. People who you would not regularly see buying comics are there and the weirdest part of it all is that they are buying the same crap no matter how much its worth. Then came the movies and other franchise, from the Batman phenomenon to the Spawn animated series, and to top it all, they even had artists reaching celebrity status.
Looking back it was a very productive era up until people started to abuse the source materials and turning the comic book industry into a whore. Now that’s harsh, but it’s true.

Today, the comic industry seems to be re-invigorated by the success of the films it had created along with its other endeavors such as video games and television series. As a fan, I am glad that the industry seems to be revitalized but I fear that when the shit comes hitting the fan again, I doubt if it could still get up and move forward and that my friend would be a sad end for comics.

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