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Review: The Martian – MacGyver of Mars

October 2, 2015 – 7:45 am

The Martian puts science back into science fiction.

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Classic Comic Cover Corner – John Carter, Warlord of Mars #18

October 4, 2015 – 7:45 am

Every Sunday morning we showcase a classic comic cover, complete with compelling pop culture commentary, for your cordial contemplation. It’s the Classic Comic Cover Corner!

John Carter, Warlord of Mars #18 – November, 1978

Cover art by John Byrne

John Carter, Warlord of Mars #18 – November, 1978

John Carter, Warlord of Mars #18 – November, 1978

Water being found on Mars was the big news out of NASA last week. Way to go, science, but John Carter fans could have told you that over a hundred years ago.

It’s blatantly clear on the cover of Marvel’s John Carter, Warlord of Mars #18 (1978) that water and ice are definitely found on the Red Planet, and that it is most likely populated with nasty alien types (not counting our friend, Tars Tarkas, Jeddak of the Thark, of course.)

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Preview: Vermintide takes pest control to a whole other level

October 2, 2015 – 9:25 am
The fire wielding Bright Wizard is one of the handful of characters  you can use to battle Skaven.

Vermintide delves into the rich Warhammer lore and plants you into the old city of Ubersreik. Players must work together to fight off the Skaven army.

Review: The Martian – MacGyver of Mars

October 2, 2015 – 7:45 am
The Martian

The Martian puts science back into science fiction.

Review: The Walk – Celebrates stepping over the ledge

September 30, 2015 – 12:01 pm
The Walk

If you’ve ever had a dream and risked everything to try to achieve it, then you are going to relate to stepping over the ledge in this glorious new film.

Get your Doc (Savage) on at Doc Con

September 29, 2015 – 12:01 pm
Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life - 1973

Even the most casual pop culture fan knows Krypton’s favorite son, Superman; also well known as the “Man of Steel.” But are you familiar Clark Kent’s literary forefather, the “Man of Bronze?” If not, then …

Blizzard Blitz: Sept. 27 – Returning from an extended hiatus!

September 27, 2015 – 11:22 am

Check in on the most important Blizzard news bits over the last three weeks!

Classic Comic Cover Corner (Blood Moon Edition) – Creatures on the Loose #30

September 27, 2015 – 7:45 am
Creatures on the Loose #30 – July, 1974

To help celebrate the Super Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse we’re going to focus on our cursed therianthropic brethren, specifically Marvel’s white-haired Man-Wolf.

Facebook video lets you explore The Force Awakens’ starship graveyard

September 23, 2015 – 10:25 am

You’ll probably never get another chance to be this close to an Imperial Star Destroyer.

Super Mario Maker’s million uploads: That’s-a lotta courses!

September 21, 2015 – 8:30 am

Since Super Mario Maker launched on Sept. 11, more than one million user-created courses have been uploaded, according to Nintendo of Japan.

Classic Comic Cover Corner – The Phantom Blot #2

September 20, 2015 – 7:45 am
The Phantom Blot #2 – February, 1965

A few weeks back, George Lucas revealed that Jar Jar Binks was inspired by Goofy. This makes a lot of sense when you really think about it.

From the ARRR-chives: It’s Talk Like a Pirate Day!

September 19, 2015 – 8:00 am
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Avast, ye lilly-livered bilge rats!

Impossible, Girl! Jenna Coleman talks about leaving Doctor Who

September 18, 2015 – 1:53 pm
Jenna Coleman

Jenna Coleman is bowing out of Doctor Who.

Review: Black Mass – Not so tighty Whitey

September 18, 2015 – 7:40 am
Black Mass

Johnny Depp buried beneath prosthetics and poor make-up has become a distraction, pulling attention away from what could otherwise be a fairly decent film.

Classic Comic Cover Corner – Hawkman #16

September 13, 2015 – 7:45 am
Hawkman #16 - November, 1966

The CW did such a good job bringing Gorilla Grodd to life last year on The Flash, so simian sympathizers like myself are praying that they bring that same monkey magic to the new Hawkman and Hawkgirl show.

Review: The Visit – Hair-raising gray hair hilarity

September 11, 2015 – 7:45 am

The much-maligned M. Night Shyamalan is back in fine form with his new low-budget comedy-horror film.