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Review: San Andreas – Cartoon catastrophe with a shaky premise

May 29, 2015 – 7:45 am

The shaky premise of this cartoonish catastrophe is drowning in so much ridiculous melodrama that all the cool collapsing buildings in the world can’t save it.

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Phoenix Comicon 2015: Thursday Photo Recap – Lost in space

May 29, 2015 – 9:15 am
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Father and son Spideys web-spinning at Thursday’s Phoenix Comicon 2015

The Valley’s premier pop culture event, Phoenix Comicon, kicked off Thursday afternoon with what has to be record attendance for its opening day. Throngs (yes, throngs) of costumers, comic fans and other odd crime-fighters packed the Phoenix Convention Center to begin a long weekend journey of geekery.

If you have been there and back again, then you are going to find many significant changes to the layout of the event this year, and even though the Con showrunners have been pretty good about communicating the reorganization, even PHXCC veterans may find themselves having more than one “lost in space” moment. To help, let me get you hip to some of the things I learned on Thursday’s trek. Read the full story »

Review: San Andreas – Cartoon catastrophe with a shaky premise

May 29, 2015 – 7:45 am
San Andreas

The shaky premise of this cartoonish catastrophe is drowning in so much ridiculous melodrama that all the cool collapsing buildings in the world can’t save it.

Trek’s tribble troublemaker David Gerrold headlines LepreCon

May 28, 2015 – 5:28 am
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David Gerrold, who wrote “The Trouble With Tribbles” for the original Star Trek, will be guest of honor at LepreCon, June 25-28 in Phoenix.

A newbie’s review of Free Comic Book Day 2015

May 27, 2015 – 8:43 pm
All About Books, Comics & Cosplay!

Learn about my experience this year as a newbie to Free Comic Book Day!

Indies, tourneys, and gaming galore at Phoenix Comicon this weekend

May 27, 2015 – 10:40 am
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Among Phoenix Comicon’s exhibitors, artists, special guests, and panels will be an incredibly large gaming presence.

Phoenix Comicon 2015 Countdown: Saturday showcases the T-1000 simulator

May 27, 2015 – 5:27 am
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Immerse yourself in the world of Terminator Genisys.

Phoenix Comicon 2015 Countdown: Interactive ‘Make and Take’ mania

May 26, 2015 – 7:30 am
Phoenix Comicon Make and Take

Phoenix has some of the best costume creators in the country, and at PHXCC you can tap into their talents and learn to craft your own personalized accessories.

Superhero therapy and Kickstarter commemoration

May 25, 2015 – 5:25 am
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Amazing Arizona Comics creator Russ Kazmierczak Jr. presented “Superheroes as Therapy for Reality” at Ignite Phoenix.

Blizzard Blitz: May 24th – Heroes now in Open Beta!

May 24, 2015 – 3:15 pm

If you have not had a chance to get in Blizzard’s free to play game, Heroes of the Storm, the Open Beta is the perfect time to get in!

Classic Comic Cover Corner (Memorial Day Edition) – Superman #12

May 24, 2015 – 5:24 am
Superman #12 – September, 1941

This was one of the first WWII comics to show solidarity with our troops and the message was clear: If Superman is onboard with our military, shouldn’t you be?

Phoenix Comicon 2015 Countdown: Brose Brothers to showcase new Steampunk creations

May 23, 2015 – 10:30 am
Casey Brose of Brose Brothers Productions

We talked to Brose brothers, Ben and Casey, about their plans for Phoenix Comicon, the ever-increasing interest in Steampunk and the growth of the convention.

Star Trek: The Next Generation’s iconic wall of fame restored to a place of honor

May 23, 2015 – 5:23 am
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Former Star Trek: The Next Generation producer Ronald D. Moore has hauled the famous USS Enterprise starship models out of storage and given them a new home.

Review: Tomorrowland – Robots, ray-guns and retro-future

May 22, 2015 – 7:15 am
Tomorrowland

Director Brad Bird has captured all the fun and magic that the future used to be and infused it with exciting action sequences involving robots and ray-guns.

Blizzard Blitz: May 18th – Diablo 3…now with more cows!

May 18, 2015 – 8:58 pm

Players in Diablo 3 are experiencing a Cowpocalypse in the game if you listen closely to the Cowspiracy …

Classic Comic Cover Corner – Hex #1

May 17, 2015 – 7:45 am
Hex #1 – September, 1985

After Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, DC rebooted the western hero, Jonah Hex, as a post-apocalyptic protagonist called, ‘Hex’ (which you’ll note rhymes with Max.)