Anyone who was reading comics in the early 90s can instantly recognize the images in the artwork above. X-Men #1 is the number one selling comic book of ALL TIME, thanks almost entirely due to the incredible artwork Jim Lee created. So imagine the geeky goosebumps when Jim breaks out the original cover art to… Read More Psst…wanna see Jim Lee’s original art from X-Men #1?
Brutal pun, I know, but if your optimism for Spidey’s next solo outing isn’t skyscraper high after watching the just-released new trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming, then we can’t be friends anymore. Everything from the color palette to the lighthearted image of Pete/Spidey lounging by the East River, with the Manhattan skyline (and Avengers Tower) looming… Read More Spider-Man: Homecoming Looks … Spectacular!
I have a bad habit of spending absurd amounts of money I shouldn’t spend on totally unnecessary stuff. Stuff like old Mego action figures, collectible statues, and especially, original comic art. Which is how I wound up with an FDNY helmet with a hand-drawn THOR image by comics legend Walt Simonson. Yes, an actual helmet… Read More Psst…Wanna See a hand drawn THOR FDNY helmet?
Talking Star Wars never, ever gets old. Especially when we’re talking about Star Wars swag. Because no franchise has better ‘stuff’ than Star Wars. I dropped by the PIX11 Morning News to show a table full of interesting products tied to the debut of ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY (If you want a spoiler-free… Read More The Force is Strong with this Star Wars Holiday Gift Guide
What is it about collecting, that metaphorical itch you just can’t scratch? I’ve been blessed/plagued by it for as long as I can remember. I’m a big comics fan, as is probably obvious to anyone who follows me here or Instagram/Twitter. For a good 20+ years, I collected comics, doing the whole bag & board thing,… Read More The Allure of Collecting, and Hey! I scored the cover art to Neil Gaiman’s American Gods!
You kind of had a feeling before it started that something special was about to happen, but the panel for “Marvel’s Iron Fist” Saturday night at New York Comic Con 2016 really surpassed everyone’s expectations. We not only learned a lot about the upcoming Iron Fist series, but we also scored major scoop on The… Read More The Iron Fist Panel Shows Why Comic Cons Rule
At this point, there is no way the people in charge of the DC movie universe can’t be in a state of panic. And they should be. Because “Suicide Squad” is yet another massive misfire for Warner Bros. Worse than “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.” Heck, it’s a mess on par with “Green Lantern.“… Read More Suicide Squad Is A Tremendous Disappointment
I can only hope my kids one day get gobsmacked by a toy commercial the way I did when I first saw this TV spot for a toy I had never heard of: Ever since the toy’s debut in 1979 — it was such a breakthrough for the time it even made the cover of… Read More ROM And The Power Of Nostalgia
One of the more interesting interviews I did while at the San Diego Comic Con was talking to the cast from Fox’s upcoming midseason drama “Riverdale.” It’s based on the beloved characters from Archie Comics, but if you were expecting to see a cheesy, charmingly quaint rendition of those iconic characters, think again. If you’ve… Read More “Riverdale” Is Not Your Father’s Archie
The days just before the San Diego Comic Con, for those who are part of the media, can be as stressful and chaotic as the actual convention. Talent booking questions, production issues, last-minute logistical concerns, they all pop up in that day or two before one heads west to the biggest pop culture event on… Read More Adventures In Parenting – My Shopkins Comic Con Experience