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He-Man minicomics omnibus coming from Dark Horse and Mattel this fall

May 12, 2015 – 7:30 am
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe mini-comic reprints from Dark Horse

For me, the 1980s He-Man toys from Mattel were just toys, and not my favorite ones either. They had weird squishy heads and their exaggerated physiques made me more than a little uncomfortable. I wasn’t all …

From Elemental Evil cultists to demon lords and drow, D&D continues to mine a rich past

May 11, 2015 – 7:30 am
Elemental Evil: Princes of the Apocalypse (Wizards of the Coast)

Four cult dedicated to evil elemental powers have infiltrated the North, bringing destruction to the Forgotten Realms.

Mini-review – Star Wars: A New Dawn

May 4, 2015 – 5:45 am
Star Wars: A New Dawn

A New Dawn suffers from the same problem as the other titles in the new Star Wars canon.

Lords of the Sith: the dark side of the new Star Wars canon

May 4, 2015 – 5:04 am
Lords of the Sith

Plenty of mayhem and massacres makes Lords of the Sith a virtual novelization for the greatest Star Wars video game never made.

Contentious 2015 Hugo Awards ballot unveiled

April 4, 2015 – 10:00 pm
Guardians of the Galaxy

The nominations for the 2015 Hugo Awards were announced Saturday at several science fiction and fantasy conventions.

Tatooine removal: Does Star Wars book point to a new desert world in The Force Awakens?

March 30, 2015 – 7:30 am
Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser

Is Star Wars: The Force Awakens trading in the series’ iconic desert wasteland for … another desert wasteland?

Review: Heir to the Jedi lost amid Star Wars’ literary legacy

March 25, 2015 – 9:00 am
lukes-heirtothejedi

This is one adventure you can safely miss.

Star Wars: Aftermath cover teases post-Endor canon reset

March 17, 2015 – 12:22 pm
aftermath-tease

Written by Chuck Wending, Aftermath picks up where Return of the Jedi left off.

Nebula, Saturn nominees announced, setting up summer sci-fi award season

March 4, 2015 – 12:01 am
Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Nominees for this summer’s Nebula and Saturn awards honoring genre fiction have been revealed.

Get your fright-freak on at Phoenix FearCon

October 28, 2014 – 12:00 am
Mark Torgl (The Toxic Avenger) is a guest at Phoenix FearCon

Halloweens come and Halloweens go, but there are enthusiasts who love the fright-life year round, and for those there is a convention called Phoenix FearCon.

PHOTOS: Comic and Media Expo – 2014

October 20, 2014 – 7:55 am
Comic and Media Expo – 2014

The Comic & Media Expo celebrated its inaugural outing with a weekend of cosplay, comics, pop culture art and anime antics. Enjoy our gallery of amazing images.

Phoenix Comicon expands Valley pop-culture universe with December ‘Fan Fest’

September 28, 2014 – 10:17 am
Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest

The brains behind the Valley’s biggest nerd convention are throwing their efforts into a second annual event, starting this Dec. 12-14, 2014.

From the ARRR-chives: It’s Talk Like a Pirate Day!

September 19, 2014 – 8:00 am
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Avast, ye lilly-livered bilge rats!

Book review: ‘Marvel Comics 75 Years of Cover Art’ is not without its issues

August 27, 2014 – 7:45 am
Marvel Comics 75 Years of Cover Art

This is a must-have tome that will likely be treasured for decades to come — but it does have some issues, and I’m not talking about the comic continuity kind.