In the 1990's I worked at a comic book store. It was at the height of Death of Superman and the X-Men relaunch with the 200 different covers (okay it wasn't 200, but it felt like it back then). I was Team Marvel all the way. As I got older, I stopped collecting all together. It was like a bad breakup. I would check in from time to time to see what was going on
On this weeks episode of Drawn to Comics podcast. After the first day at Phoenix Comicon, Ken and Russ share a dinner and their positive first impressions of the show. Then, they dive into the controversial no-props policy implemented after an incident with an armed suspect during the con. This is a don't-miss conversation about comic con safety and security. How accountable are we as a comic-loving community when dangerous things like this happen on
This week on the Drawn to Comics Podcast, Russ explains how "Power Rangers" gave him hope for "Justice League," and Ken reveals how a recent trip to Los Angeles reignited his passion for pricing trends in comics. How are back issues priced? Is the Internet REALLY the more competitive option? It's insider talk only a retailer and creator can offer!
On episode 6 of the Drawn to Comics Podcast, Russ and Ken overcome coughs and sniffles to talk Kingpin #2, Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys: The Big Lie #1, and more. Ken wonders about the realism of military comics (even if they take place on Mars), and Russ presents "the first issue problem." Listen here to find out!
My history with Wonder Woman has been long and fruitful. Since I was a kid watching “Super Friends” on Saturday mornings, I evolved into watching Linda Carter’s live action exploits and reading LOTS of Wonder Woman comics. DC Comics has changed the story around from time to time; her evolution from the original character as created in 1941 by William Moulton Marston (also creator of the lie detector) is basic and sometimes even considered a little sordid:
I’m a Sherlock Holmes fan. I read the original Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stories growing up and was a big fan of the films of the 40s and 50s starring Basil Rathbone as Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr. John Watson. In fact, when I re-read the original stories it’s their faces I imagine. There are so many Holmes stories now being told in the movies and television, it is nice to go back now and
From the writer of THE BUNKER and the artists of GREEN LANTERN CORPS and BATMAN BEYOND, KING is an action/comedy about the last man on Earth living in a post-apocalyptic Los Angeles. The unique art style by Bernard Chang and Marcelo Maiolo is as outlandish and bizarre as the strange new world that Joshua Hale Fialkov created. The color scheme is a faded pastel pallet with some twilight shading which adds authenticity to the end
Hellboy was dead, to begin with. There is no doubt that Hellboy was dead. This must be distinctly understood, or nothing wonderful can come from this story. Hellboy, Mike Mignola’s creation of the red-skinned demon found during World War 2 and raised by Professor Bruttenholm of the Allies, died in London in 2011’s HELLBOY: THE FURY # 3. I love that Mignola tells his stories as fast or as slow as he needs to and in
SOME LIGHT SPOILERS AHEAD! READ WITH CAUTION! Red Sonja has always been a favorite character of mine. She’s a badass warrior woman, who takes no crap from anyone, is quick to defend the innocent, and strives to right any wrongs. I am somewhat familiar with Conan the Barbarian, mostly from Frank Frazetta paintings and both the original movie(portrayed by Arnold Schwarzenegger) and the most recent 2011 film(portrayed by Jason Momoa). So when the chance came to