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Lightning Octopus presents 8 Nerdy Things To Do This Weekend In Phoenix

September 18, 2014 – 7:30 pm |
Lightning Octopus

A weekly roundup of Arizona geek culture happenings by Best of East Valley 2011 blogger Jonathan Simon.

Classic Comic Cover Corner – Marvel Family #1

September 14, 2014 – 7:45 am |
Marvel Family #1 – December, 1945

Marvel Family #1 is the first appearance of Black Adam, a 5000 year-old Egyptian who got all his powers from Shazam, but not so much of the responsibility part.

Classic Comic Cover Corner – Fantastic Four #12

September 7, 2014 – 7:30 am |
Fantastic Four #12 – March, 1963

Fantastic Four #12 is a perfect example of Stan Goldberg’s work. Just look at this cover and try to imagine the characters colored differently than they are…

Classic Comic Cover Corner – Kamandi #32

August 31, 2014 – 7:45 am |
Kamandi #32 – August, 1975

One of my favorite Kirby characters has always been Kamandi, the Last Boy on Earth, and on the cover of Kamandi #32, the “King” himself even makes an appearance.

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.