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April 23, 2014 – 11:37 am |

LepreCon, Arizona’s annual sci-fi and fantasy fandom event emphasizing genre art and literature, will be May 8-11.

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Articles by Bob Leeper

Bob Leeper co-owned Mesa’s art and collectibles shop Evermore Nevermore, a pop culture haven that was instrumental in reviving the once-sleepy downtown scene by attracting eclectic artisans and other creative forces while organizing events such as Steampunk Street and ENCREDICON.

Free Comic Book Day 2014: Comprehensive collection of comic shop activities

April 24, 2014 – 7:45 am |
Lady Cap at Free Comic Book Day

The 2014 Free Comic Book Day will be here before we know it, and the Valley’s comic shops have a plethora of activities planned to help celebrate May 3rd’s unofficial holiday.

Local heroes kickstarting ‘Zero Complex’

April 21, 2014 – 12:00 pm |
Zero Complex

“Zero Complex” is a web-series about cosplayers turned real heroes that is described as “Kick Ass” meets “Community.”

Classic Comic Cover Corner – Sub-Mariner #25

April 20, 2014 – 7:45 am |
Sub-Mariner #25 – May, 1970

Every Sunday morning we showcase a classic comic cover, complete with compelling commentary, for your cordial contemplation. It’s the Classic Comic Cover Corner!
Sub-Mariner #25 – May, 1970
Cover art by Marie Severin and Sal Buscema
When it …

Review: Under the Skin – Alien avant-garde

April 18, 2014 – 7:45 am |
Under the Skin

Would you die to see Scarlett Johansson “bare it all”? Apparently most men in Scotland say, “Yes”, to that prospect; at least according to Under the Skin…

Review: Transcendence – Silly sentience cinema

April 18, 2014 – 7:40 am |

Transcendence, desperately tries to be a smart sci-fi story about the dangers of technology mixed with artificial intelligence; but ‘intelligent’ it is not.

ACME promises explosive day of comic coolness

April 15, 2014 – 11:30 am |
Arizona Comic Mini Expo - art by Cory Walker

ACME in Arizona used to be closely associated with the shenanigans of the Road Runner & Wile E. Coyote; but that all changed when the Arizona Comic Mini Expo…

Classic Comic Cover Corner – Star Wars #13

April 13, 2014 – 7:45 am |
Star Wars #13 – July, 1978

It was announced a few days ago that the seven-foot tall and 70-year-old actor, Peter Mayhew, would be reprising his role as Chewbacca in Star Wars: Episode VII…

Review: The Unknown Known – Weapon of mass deception

April 11, 2014 – 7:30 am |
The Unknown Known

The language of politics can be fascinating, and in that world of carefully chosen words and deceptive speech, Donald Rumsfeld is one of the best there is…

Review: Oculus – Not the fairest of them all

April 11, 2014 – 7:10 am |

An antique mirror is a portal to a dimension of demons and the deceased in Oculus, a new horror film that starts as an original and inventive psychological…

Interview: Dee Wallace on E.T., Stephen King, and the ultimate dog fight

April 9, 2014 – 7:45 am |
Dee Wallace in Cujo

Actress Dee Wallace was the guest of honor for the Cujo screening at last week’s Phoenix Film Festival (PFF) and International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival (IHSFF). She will probably forever be known as “E.T.’s …