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May 17, 2015 – 7:45 am

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.)

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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.

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.

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.)

Phoenix Comicon 2015 Countdown: ‘Amazing Arizona Comics’ goes monthly

May 16, 2015 – 10:30 am
Amazing Arizona Comics

In order to fight our homegrown evil and keep up with AZ’s ever-increasing craziness, Russ Kazmierczak’s Amazing Arizona Comics is becoming a monthly periodical.

Mad Max: Fury Road – bring a seat-belt

May 15, 2015 – 12:05 am
Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max Rockatansky is back in the biggest way imaginable, with non-stop, edge-of-your-seat action. You are going to wish your theater had installed seat-belts.

Phoenix Comicon 2015 Countdown: Geeky illumination awaits you at the Nerd Poetry Slam

May 13, 2015 – 7:45 am
The Klute - Nerd Poetry Slam PHXCC 2014

Nerds and poetry go together like Rocket and Groot, and to prove that point Phoenix Comicon is hosting the Nerd Poetry Slam – an event you do not want to miss.

Classic Comic Cover Corner – Super-Team Family #3

May 10, 2015 – 7:45 am
Super-Team Family #3 – March, 1976

Did you see Grodd on last week’s episode of The Flash? If not, then you missed what will probably be remembered as the greatest television event in history.

Review: Hot Pursuit – Runs cold and old

May 8, 2015 – 7:45 am
Hot Pursuit

Insulting and awkward, Hot Pursuit is a rehash of age-old material that runs cold quickly and is likely to set the entire women’s movement back for decades.

Phoenix Comicon 2015 Countdown: Local hero Eric Mengel celebrates 20-years of Ocho

May 6, 2015 – 7:45 am
Eric Mengel's Ocho

It’s been 20 years since Eric Mengel folded and stapled his first issue of Ocho, but he’s earned a following that loves his eccentric creation’s adventures.

Free Comic Book Day 2015: Photo wrap-up

May 5, 2015 – 7:45 am
Gotham City Comics & Coffee - FCBD 2015

This year’s FCBD is one of the busiest we’ve seen, with lines of fans stretching far from many shop entrances, long before their doors even opened for the day.

Classic Comic Cover Corner – Avengers #135

May 3, 2015 – 7:45 am
Avengers #135 – May, 1975

In decades worth of twisted comic tales, the Vision’s origin is about as convoluted as they come; but the new film streamlines the story in a respectful manner.

Review – Avengers: Age of Ultron does the impossible

May 1, 2015 – 12:05 am
Avengers: Age of Ultron

Age of Ultron’s overall awesomeness smashes its minor problems into the dirt with a gamma-irradiated fist. Marvel and Whedon have once again done the impossible.

Classic Comic Cover Corner – Avengers #83

April 26, 2015 – 7:45 am
Avengers #83 – December, 1970

Marvel has been pretty decent at empowering its female characters, but two heroes from their cinematic universe have caused damage to the that good reputation.

Free Comic Book Day 2015: Comprehensive guide to Valley’s FCBD activities

April 25, 2015 – 12:15 pm
Free Comic Book Day - May, 2, 2015

May 2, Phoenix area comic shops celebrate their love of sequential art by giving it away, free, to everyone from die-hard fans to the simply comic-curious.

Review: Ex Machina – A.I. Sci-Fi done right

April 24, 2015 – 7:45 am
Ex Machina

Ex Machina is a science-fiction film that takes a smart and realistic look at the creation of intelligent, lifelike robots and our selfish desire to build them.