Around this time last year, I got a (possibly drunk) tweet from a friend, a North Carolina local, yelling at me for not being at Heroescon. I sited that I couldn’t attend due to cost/other commitments, but if the show was interesting enough, I’d make an attempt to go. Word of mouth, promises of the [...]
Starting today buy your tickets for Mike Carbo’s New York Comic Book Marketplace at Forbidden Planet! It’s a one-day Marvel tribute show with tons of artists, creators, dealers and stars appearing! Not to mention a chance to meet the one, the only… Stan Lee. Mike Carbo’s New York Comic Book Marketplace Saturday March 31 10AM [...]
Fans of Wolverine, Stephen Hawking and Black Flag make sure to mark your calendar’s for Matt Jones Multiverse! Matt is a good friend of mine (and a great customer for that matter) and this is his first solo art exhibit at the Freight + Volume gallery so I want everyone to make an effort to [...]
Comic books are all the rage, and tomorrow’s star of the printed page will be the next big thing on the silver screen! Yep, Hollywood money is whipping up every able-bodied creator into a creative tizzy. WHO will create the next Iron Man, Batman and Jonah Hex so that they can be watered down into unrecognizable action figure grade silhouettes of themselves for a feckless public to mass consume?
Stan Lee had many astonishing insights as to what would sell comic books, not the least of which was to pander to his audience.
“If my merry band of Marvel marchers are nothing more than lily livered teenage freakazoids,” He must have thought, “Then I’ll make half the heroes in the pantheon of Marvel teenage milksops, too!”
By Mat K. Well, as I’m sure everyone in the city has experienced this week, it has been Satan’s armpit in New York City, hot and humid as all hell. Fortunately, as a small consolation, there is a few bits of awesome coming out. And what is most odd about this week, it isn’t dominated [...]
Let’s explore some corners of Geekdom from the last few days through pictures, shall we? HBO Picks up A Game of Thrones (pilot + 9 episodes) Mr. Spidderman at the Wailing Wall during Purim. Nick Simmons, son of KISS frontman Gene, plagiarizes Bleach manga, among others, in Incarnate #1, his comic from Radical Publishing. Amidst [...]
by Jeff Ayers “Bring us a pitcher of beer every seven minutes until somebody passes out. And then bring one every ten minutes.” This past Saturday I was struck by a sudden, sharp, and sobering realization, with lasting ramifications for the next nine months or so. Y’see, my lady and I had brunch at Petite [...]