§ All things Comic-Con: The Unofficial Comic-Con blog laid out all the sizes of all the panel rooms so you can guess if you’re going to get in or not. My advice: just get in line now. § As I expected, Torsten investigated the new Marriott Hall exhibit area with maps and such, but I […]
HeroesCon Interview with Michel Fiffe Part 2: The Possibility of Digital, Comparisons to Cerebus, and What’s to Come in COPRA
Continuing on from our first entry this past Friday, here is the second part of my HeroesCon interview with Michel Fiffe, creator of the self-published and much lauded action-adventure comic, COPRA. It’s funny, the way I discovered your work actually came through a friend of mine at first, as a word of mouth sort […]
By: Nick Eskey Hello again toy enthusiasts, and welcome to another installment of San Diego Comic-Con Funko releases! You know Funko, the purveyors of the highly popular POP! series of collectible figurines, who also vow to “cover as many beloved licenses and characters as possible to remind every Comic-Con attendee why they fell in love […]
By: Nick Eskey Hello again nerds and nerdettes, and welcome to another installment of San Diego Comic-Con Funko releases! You know Funko, the purveyors of the highly popular POP! series of collectible figurines, who also vow to “cover as many beloved licenses and characters as possible to remind every Comic-Con attendee why they fell in […]
Mark Millar is at it again. Following a prolific period at Image with — Jupiter’s Children and sequel, Starlight, MPH and Chrononauts—he’ll have some new treats, having just sent out a teaser for a new book which will be announced, one presumes, at Image Expo next week. (Although he’s been blabbing about it on Twitter […]
HeroesCon Interview with Michel Fiffe Part 1: The Challenges/Merits of Self-Publishing and the Appeal of the Analogy
For me, COPRA is the one of the few superhero comics that really matter. A few years ago, I was at a point where I had basically given up on everything produced within the arena of the “Big Two”. Sure, I enjoyed the occasional Grant Morrison comic when they would rear their head, but for the most part I […]
Every September, American libraries promote library card registration! For the past few years, the American Library Association has named honorary chairpeople to publicize the joy and privilege of owning what I consider to be the most valuable card in my wallet. Last year, Stan Lee was the honorary spokesperson, a tradition which dates to 2008. 2008: Kareem […]
As you may know, Marvel is re-[doing] their line with 60 new titles this fall. The whole line will be revealed soon (solicits are coming) but here’s the line-up thus far — we’ll update as more is known. So far nine titles of the 60 or so have been announced, and the creative teams are unsurprising. No knock on the very talented people involved, just an observation. But who knows what the future holds? What do you think? Is this exciting? Or about what you expected?
While I was poking around the internet for the history of Marriott Hall the other day, I chanced upon some photos of San Diego in the 80s taken during and just after the construction of the Marriott Marquis and Marina. The first photo is prior to the hotel’s completion in 1987. I’m not enough of an expert in San Diego history to know the history of the marina, but as you can see, it bears very little resemblance to the glitzy high rise neighborhood of today. There’s no convention center, no Hyatt, no Embassy Suites, no Petco PArk, no Omni…nothing really.
There’s a nice piece in The Hollywood Reporter, that’s getting lots of ink right now, in which Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige goes pretty in-depth (along with Paul Rudd) regarding a number of details about their upcoming slate, Ant-Man, why they aren’t coming to SDCC this year, etc. But one of the quotes that caught […]
A trip to Comic-Con with a good hotel room, two passes, dinner with the Suicide Girls and VIP access to a special burlesque show — sounds like a good deal. How much would you pay for it? Suicide Girls, the website that offers saucy, consensual webcam girls as well as some excellent journalism and more, […]