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Classic Comic Cover Corner – Doc Savage #1

October 11, 2015 – 7:45 am
Doc Savage #1 – October, 1972

Marvel had a run of Doc Savage comics from 72 – 74 and every two issues was an adaptation of a classic Doc story, starting with 1933’s “The Man of Bronze,”

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

October 4, 2015 – 7:45 am
John Carter, Warlord of Mars #18 – November, 1978

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

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 with Clark Kent’s literary forefather, the “Man of Bronze?” If not, …

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.

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.

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.

Classic Comic Cover Corner – Star Wars: Return of the Jedi #1

September 6, 2015 – 7:45 am

Did you know that when Marvel initially took on the Star Wars comic book license, George Lucas practically had to beg Stan Lee to buy into it?

‘Comics Never Stop’ paper debuts at Valley coffee shops

September 4, 2015 – 9:24 am

See you in the funny papers!

Review: A Walk in the Woods – Gallivanting geezers in the great outdoors

September 2, 2015 – 2:45 pm

A Walk in the Woods is a fun buddy flick overall, but its forest is not quite as refreshing as you might hope.

Classic Comic Cover Corner – Fantastic Four #46

August 30, 2015 – 7:45 am
Fantastic Four #46 – January, 1966

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!
Fantastic Four #46 – January, 1966
Cover art by Jack Kirby and …