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Articles by Russ Kazmierczak Jr.

The Monkees come to your town

August 9, 2013 – 8:23 am |

Forty years ago, the Monkees warned, “We may be coming to your town.”

How I met Davy Jones

August 7, 2013 – 11:20 am |

“Now that the party’s over,
now that the noise is through,
now that the room is empty
there’s only me and you . . .
There were so many people trying to talk to you,
telling you how they need …

DC Comics’ unsung heroes — The Monkees?

August 6, 2013 – 12:30 pm |

The Monkees, who are coming to the Mesa Arts Center this Friday, cornered the music and television market in the late 1960s, and their influence was felt all across pop culture, including the world of …

The Monkees’ humble beginnings — in Arizona?

August 5, 2013 – 7:49 pm |

The Monkees are coming to the Mesa Arts Center this Friday, in a tour that celebrates a nearly 50-year span of music that may have its roots right here in Arizona.
Or didn’t you know that …

The Monkees dance on this week

August 4, 2013 – 8:19 pm |

In today’s popular culture, all roads lead to the Monkees.

Somebody broke the multiverse: Largest gathering of Supermen ever

August 1, 2013 – 10:34 am |

The largest gathering of individuals dressed as Superman ever, confirmed by Guinness World Records.

Kevin Eastman oozes kindness at TMNT 2 screening in Tempe

June 26, 2013 – 1:07 am |

They say fame, like mutagenic ooze, can change a man. Well, I don’t know what Kevin Eastman was like before he co-created the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 30 years ago, but these days he is one of the most generous comic book artists you might ever meet.

Thoughts on the Phoenix Comicon evacuation

May 27, 2013 – 2:10 pm |

Sunday’s unexpected evacuation of the Phoenix Comicon was either the most epic way to end the weekend ever, or the most anti-climatic. I’m still trying to figure it out.
On one hand, thousands of actors, artists, …

Fun Find Fridays: Superhero themed bowling club

May 17, 2013 – 9:00 am |

Fun Find Fridays is my series on the strange comic book related paraphernalia I’ve found at comic book shows, antique shops, swap meets, or buried in my closet.

This week’s installment isn’t just a collectible find …

Fun Find Fridays: Skeletor pillow pattern

May 10, 2013 – 1:01 pm |

Fun Find Fridays is my series on the strange comic book related paraphernalia I’ve found at comic book shows, antique shops, swap meets, or buried in my closet.
Talk about sleeping with the enemy!  When my …