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Classic Comic Cover Corner – Fantastic Four #52

November 29, 2015 – 7:45 am
Fantastic Four #52 – July, 1966

Though the Marvel cinematic universe is poised to have the Black Panther become a part of the Avengers, he actually first appeared in the Fantastic Four.

Review: The Good Dinosaur – A wonderfully wacky ‘what if’ western

November 25, 2015 – 7:45 am
The Good Dinosaur

Just when you think the classic western film genre has gone the way of the dinosaur, Pixar Animation comes along and does just that with The Good Dinosaur.

Review: Creed – Cinematic equivalent of comfort food

November 23, 2015 – 7:45 am

If you are a fan of the ‘Rocky’ films then you’ll find the new movie, Creed, fits the franchise like an old, well-worn glove (or boxing glove, as it were.)

Classic Comic Cover Corner (Thanksgiving Edition) – Action Comics #148

November 22, 2015 – 7:45 am
Action Comics #148 – September, 1950

With Thanksgiving coming up, we figured this was the perfect time to showcase the time Superman saved Metropolis from reverting back to Indian ownership.

Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2

November 20, 2015 – 7:45 am
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

The revolution is over. The fire is out.

Classic Comic Cover Corner – Star Wars #11

November 15, 2015 – 7:45 am
Star Wars #11 – May, 1978

After Marvel wrapped its adaptation of the original Star Wars movie, its next issue was noticeably missing its biggest hero, Luke Skywalker, from the cover. Sound familiar?

Review: Trumbo – Hollywood’s Commie calamity

November 14, 2015 – 7:45 am

Timely as today’s headlines; it was very easy to envision the faces of many of today’s politicians on the bodies of the persecutors portrayed in Trumbo.

Review: Spotlight – Catholic controversy uncovered

November 13, 2015 – 7:30 am

‘Spotlight’ is worth watching, but you might consider some serious caffeine intake before the lights go out as it doesn’t shine as brightly as it could have.

Classic Comic Cover Corner – Action Comics #426

November 8, 2015 – 7:45 am
Action Comics #426 – August, 1973

A plane is doomed to crash, but Superman swoops in. It’s the iconic Superman scenario – or is it?

Classic Comic Cover Corner – Strange Adventures #32

November 1, 2015 – 7:45 am
Strange Adventures #32 – May, 1953

Because I so love the apes of Murphy Anderson, this week I’m showcasing one of his best covers, which has Captain Comet changing brains with an unwitting gorilla.

‘The Desert and the Robot Auction’ and other Star Wars music memories

October 30, 2015 – 10:10 am
Star Wars - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

The 20th Century Fox fanfare followed by the blaring opening note of John Williams’ main theme for Star Wars is the audible equivalent of popcorn and butter.

Review: Our Brand Is Crisis – Marketing movie misses mark

October 30, 2015 – 7:45 am
Our Brand Is Crisis

If you are a glutton for punishment and the evening news is not providing enough political showboating and shenanigans for you then you might want to check out the new Sandra Bullock film, Our Brand …

Classic Comic Cover Corner – Adventure Comics #408

October 25, 2015 – 7:45 am
Adventure Comics #408 – July, 1971

In addition to starring in her own television show, Supergirl also made news when presidential contender Jeb Bush mentioned that “…she looked pretty hot.”

Review: The Last Witch Hunter – Abracrapdabra

October 23, 2015 – 7:45 am
The Last Witch Hunter

If you mashed-up Batman with a run-of-the-mill sword & sorcery story you might end up with something like ‘The Last Witch Hunter’ – but hopefully better…