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May 27, 2015 – 10:40 am

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Trek’s tribble troublemaker David Gerrold headlines LepreCon

May 28, 2015 – 5:28 am
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David Gerrold, who wrote “The Trouble With Tribbles” for the original Star Trek, will be guest of honor at LepreCon, June 25-28 in Phoenix.

A newbie’s review of Free Comic Book Day 2015

May 27, 2015 – 8:43 pm
All About Books, Comics & Cosplay!

Learn about my experience this year as a newbie to Free Comic Book Day!

Superhero therapy and Kickstarter commemoration

May 25, 2015 – 5:25 am
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Amazing Arizona Comics creator Russ Kazmierczak Jr. presented “Superheroes as Therapy for Reality” at Ignite Phoenix.

Classic Comic Cover Corner (Memorial Day Edition) – Superman #12

May 24, 2015 – 5:24 am
Superman #12 – September, 1941

This was one of the first WWII comics to show solidarity with our troops and the message was clear: If Superman is onboard with our military, shouldn’t you be?

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.

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 …

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.

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.

Classic Comic Cover Corner – Incredible Hulk #171

April 19, 2015 – 7:45 am
Incredible Hulk #171 - January, 1974

He didn’t create the Hulk, but when you see Jade Jaws on screen in Avengers: Age of Ultron, that’s the spirit of the Hulk as Herb Trimpe drew him in the comics.