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No Puppy love: Hugo Awards results reject ‘Sad,’ ‘Rabid’ political block voting

August 24, 2015 – 1:00 am
Rocket Raccoon

The annual Hugo Awards were presented — some of them, anyway — on Saturday at Sasquan, the 73rd World Science Fiction Convention in Spokane, Wash.

Classic Comic Cover Corner – Detective Comics #359

August 23, 2015 – 7:45 am
Detective Comics #359 – January, 1967

Fans of the sixties’ Batman television show took a big hit last week with the passing of Yvonne Craig, who played Batgirl for 26 episodes of the classic series.

Classic Comic Cover Corner – Devil Dinosaur #5

August 16, 2015 – 7:45 am
Devil Dinosaur #5 - August, 1978

Scientists say that dinosaurs and cavemen never coexisted, but that didn’t stop Jack Kirby from throwing them together and mixing in some alien action to boot.

Phoenix to celebrate Jack ‘King of Comics’ Kirby’s birthday

August 12, 2015 – 7:45 am
Jack Kirby and friends.

Get hip to the life of comic-book illustrator Jack Kirby, the co-creator of modern American mythology, as Phoenix celebrates the King of Comics’ 98th Birthday.

Classic Comic Cover Corner – Fantastic Four #51

August 9, 2015 – 7:45 am
Fantastic Four #51 – June, 1966

This Man… This Monster is symbolic of the Marvel/Fox film rights flap with Fox trying to run the franchise into the ground with imposter FF characterizations.

Classic Comic Cover Corner – Amazing Spider-Man #131

August 2, 2015 – 7:45 am
Amazing Spider-Man #131 – April, 1974

Many rumors flying regarding the 2017 Spider-Man reboot, but one bit of Spidey news that I’m uneasy about is that Marisa Tomei might be our new movie Aunt May.

Classic Comic Cover Corner (Dog Days Edition) – Superboy #56

July 26, 2015 – 7:45 am
Superboy #56 – April, 1957

We celebrated Hot Dog Day and we’re tail-deep into the Dog Days of Summer, so it’s time we got ‘Sirius’ and showcased a cover that celebrates man’s best friend.

Tarzan to meet Sheena in upcoming Dynamite crossover

July 23, 2015 – 7:45 am
Sheena, Queen of the Jungle

Classic pulp characters, Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle and Sheena, Queen of the Jungle, will meet for the very first time in an upcoming crossover comic-book event.

Classic Comic Cover Corner (Pluto edition) – House of Mystery #87

July 19, 2015 – 7:45 am
House of Mystery #87 – June, 1959

Space-nerds are going crazy over the recent Pluto flyby, but what most Earthlings want to know is, ‘When is Pluto going to stop sending us their menacing pets?’

No joke: Suicide Squad trailer unleashed

July 13, 2015 – 1:53 pm
harley-suicide-squad-trailer2

“What makes you think you can control them?”

Classic Comic Cover Corner (SDCC 2015 Edition) – Doc Savage Comics #1

July 12, 2015 – 7:45 am
Doc Savage Comics #1 – June, 1940

I applaud SDCC for recognizing Doc Savage and The Shadow in their busy programming schedule; pulp heroes who inspired almost every aspect of any comic convention.

San Diego Comic-Con 2015: Saturday – Star Wars art and Stan Lee

July 12, 2015 – 12:30 am
San Diego Comic Con 2015: Saturday

Saturday at San Diego Comic-Con showcased Star Wars art by Rob Prior and the Sideshow Collectibles R2-ME2 exhibit, and the amazing Stan Lee made an appearance.

New trailer pits Batman v Superman v Wonder Woman v Alfred v Lex Luthor v some senator v Ma Kent v everybody …

July 11, 2015 – 2:13 pm
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer (Warner Bros.)

“Black and blue. God versus man. Day versus night.”

San Diego Comic-Con 2015: Friday – Pulp heroes, Power Girls and pics

July 11, 2015 – 7:00 am
San Diego Comic Con 2015: Friday

Friday at San Diego Comic Con we focused on the pulp magazine roots of comics, with panels showcasing The Shadow, Doc Savage, Tarzan and John Carter of Mars.