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Torsten Adair

I've been writing for The Beat since July of 2010. I've been reading comics since 1974, collecting since 1984, and spreading the graphic novel gospel since 1994. I'm a bookseller, a librarian, an amateur scholar, a cool uncle, and a comics evangelist. Ask me anything!

Scooby-Dooniverse: Scooby-Doo’s all-star guest stars!

Scooby-Doo and his friends in Mystery, Inc. sure do meet a lot of celebrities.

Scooby-Dooniverse: Who’s Who, Scooby-Doo?

Just how many series and characters make up the Scooby-Dooniverse? We've got a list of all of them!

Into the Scooby-Dooniverse: An intro to the massive shared cartoon universe...

Ever thought, "Wouldn't it be cool if Scooby-Doo and The Real Ghostbusters were in the same shared universe?" No? Well I did! And they do!

SHUT IN THEATER: We re-share a KEVIN BACON game you can...

Or: If Kevin Bacon sold photo ops at a comic con, how many other celebrities in attendance would had worked with him?

SHUT IN THEATER: Want to save USPS? Collect some cool stamps!

Neither rain, nor pandemics, nor Congressional negligence stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.

Coronavirus Comics Cinema Calendar: Disney shelters in place as movies move...

Just how much is the upcoming movie landscape changing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic?

Hugo Award nominees announced for 2020 (and 1945!)

Science fiction fandom selects the best in the field, to be awarded at Worldcon next August

SHUT IN THEATER: What are the earliest produced films based on...

Searching the Library of Congress for early examples of comic strip adaptations on film!

SHUT IN THEATER: Check out this transfer lettering catalog from 1984!

Back in the Twentieth Century, we did graphic design by hand (and we loved it)!

C2E2 ’20: How “2” get around

How to get to and from C2E2, plus new dining options!

American Library Association opens applications to their Artist Alley in June

The annual conference in Chicago will feature a mini-comic con on the show floor!

How to win your Oscar pool (or at least do better...

It's that time of year when people gather around their television sets for four hours on a Sunday evening, to eat lots of food,...