For those who’ve been reading The Comic Vault for a while, you’ll have seen that mental health is a major pill of the site’s content and was always intended to be a vital talking point from the start. By viewing mental health through the lens of comics and popular culture, I wanted to help destigmatise topics like anxiety, depression and suicide and normalise the conversation.
In 2020, finding a positive mental health routine has become even more important and through my own experiences this year it’s inspired me to want to combine mental health and comics in a new way and that has led to the creation of the Instagram channel A Superhero Mentality.
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Cosplaying is a wonderful method of expression and The Comic Vault specialises in promoting the benefits of cosplay and mental health. The latest interview features Likeassassin, a Witcher fan and cosplayer from Russia. Her dedication to portraying Triss Merigold is impressive and she talked to The Comic Vault about how cosplaying made her more confident and improved her sewing.
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Being in a relationship where you you can share everything with someone is an amazing feeling, and people come together in different ways. In society, couples with height differences seem to stand out, especially if the woman is taller than the man. Some people might consider it strange, as the traditional relationship is seen as the man being taller than the woman. But loving someone goes beyond physical appearance and there are plenty of comic couples who break the traditional mould. The Comic Vault is looking into five unconventional comic couples.
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It was around this time last year that I started writing on The Comic Vault and it was awarded a Mystery Blogger Award. A year later, I’ve been nominated again, which is a great reminder of people enjoying what I write. It’s always good to get recognition for something you’re passionate about and this year I’ve been nominated by kingdylbagblog. Dylan is quite new to the blogging world, but he’s already off to a great start by writing about his appreciation for books and anime. You should definitely check out his blog.
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Being able to read about your favourite characters in stories that you connect with is an amazing feeling. Seeing how a character has developed over the years can help you learn more about them, and reading guides help. The Comic Vault is presenting a new feature called The Essential Reading List, which includes the important stories that a comic character has been a part of. I’m kicking it off with my favourite character, Red Hood. Jason Todd has come a long way and he’s been at the centre of several iconic Batman stories. Continue reading “The Essential Reading List: Red Hood”
Being able to collect objects that you’re passionate about can improve your knowledge of the world, or infuse your home with a sense of uniqueness. I’ve recently started to collect comic statues as a way of brightening up my home and making it feel more personal. The latest one I’ve bought is the MARVEL NOW! Wolverine ARTFX+ statue that was crafted by Junnosuke Abe and produced by Japanese company Kotobukiya. The statue is highly detailed and does justice to the feral mutant. Read on to see The Comic Vault’s full review.
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A year ago I decided to explore my passion for comics by creating my own website. I didn’t know how it would go or if people would even want to read it. All I knew is that I loved comics and I wanted to write about characters I connected with and stories that made me happy. Today marks the one year anniversary of The Comic Vault and it’s become bigger than I could have hoped for. I’ve achieved goals, discovered new characters, increased my knowledge and become even more passionate about comics.
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Being a superhero can be tough, especially if you don’t have powers. Characters like Batman need to rely on their intellect and one of the Dark Knight’s defining costume features is his utility belt. The belt carries all of his crime-fighting tools and gadgets. The belt is made up of a strap and buckle with ten pouches or cylindric cartridges attached to the outside.
The belt has a history that’s as old as Batman, with artists adding to it over time. Originally, it was drawn as a simple yellow belt, but in 1986 Frank Miller incorporated militaristic pouches. But what exactly can be found inside the belt and how does Batman apply his gadgets? The Comic Vault is taking a look at the importance of the utility belt.
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It’s an exciting time in the comic industry, with many independent authors looking to get their work in front of readers. The most thrilling indie comics offer the promise of adventure, and one of the most interesting I’ve read recently is Wolverton: Thief Of Impossible Objects #1, created by Michael Stark and Terrell T. Garrett. The comic features gentleman thief, Jack Wolverton on a mission to pilfer and pinch mystical objects from across the globe. Stark and Garrett sent The Comic Vault a copy of the first issue in exchange for an honest review.
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There’s a lot of well-known names in popular culture, and one of the biggest has to be Gene Simmons. The KISS star is one of a kind. As well as being a rockstar, Simmons is a passionate comic fan who’s created his own character called Dominatrix. The character’s latest appearance can be seen in Dominatrix: Hellbent In Heels #1, released on the 29th November. Writer Erik Hendrix sent an advanced copy over to The Comic Vault in exchange for an honest review.
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