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Get your Doc (Savage) on at Doc Con

September 29, 2015 – 12:01 pm
Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life - 1973

Even the most casual pop culture fan knows Krypton’s favorite son, Superman; also well known as the “Man of Steel.” But are you familiar with Clark Kent’s literary forefather, the “Man of Bronze?” If not, …

Grab your controllers! Game On Expo hits Mesa this weekend

August 25, 2015 – 11:20 am

Game On Expo is a three-day gaming convention Aug. 28-30 at the Mesa Convention Center.

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 (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.

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.

San Diego Comic-Con 2015: Thursday – Up, up and away

July 10, 2015 – 7:00 am
San Diego Comic Con 2015: Thursday

Thursday at SDCC 2015 we celebrated the 75th anniversary of Superman radio, saw some Doctor Who, ran into Doctor Brown, and chuckled with the cast of “Con Man.”

San Diego Comic-Con 2015: Wednesday – Preview Night pandemonium

July 9, 2015 – 1:00 am
San Diego Comic Con 2015 - Wednesday Preview Night

What makes a typically normal and sane person stand in line for hours to get into San Diego Comic Con’s Preview Night? Take a look at our pics to find out!

Amazing Arizona Comics’ creator does 24-hour Comic Challenge

June 17, 2015 – 5:30 pm
Russ Kazmierczak, Jr.

Amazing Arizona Comics’ 24-Hour Comic Challenge takes place from Noon Saturday to Noon Sunday (June 20-21), in the window of the Phoenix Melrose District’s HUB.

8-Bit Brewery celebrates its grand opening

June 8, 2015 – 4:30 pm
8-Bit Brewery offers up video game themed brews in Avondale.

There is a new brewery in Avondale with plenty of beer and video game panache to go around.

Classic Comic Cover Corner – The Lone Ranger #9

June 7, 2015 – 7:45 am
The Lone Ranger #9 – March, 1949

Something so shocking happened at Phoenix Comicon that I’m still reeling from the effects of having seen it – the cool comeback of pulp-western themed costumes.

Phoenix Comicon 2015: Sunday Photo Recap – Doom, minus gloom

June 2, 2015 – 7:45 am
Phoenix Comicon 2015 - Sunday

After a day of celebrity spotlights and scrambling to snag those last minute convention treasures, Sunday evening marked the finale of the 2015 Phoenix Comicon.

Phoenix Comicon 2015: video game highlights

June 1, 2015 – 2:16 pm
Keeping it real, this Toad cosplayer from Mario Kart brought his own ride. (Photo by Christen Bejar)

Check out some of our best gaming highlights from Phoenix Comicon 2015.

Phoenix Comicon 2015: Saturday Photo Recap – Steamy fashion and Martians

May 31, 2015 – 7:00 am
Phoenix Comicon 2015 - Saturday

As expected, the crowd at Saturday’s Phoenix Comicon was kaiju huge, nevertheless things seemed to go on without hitch — a testament to the planning and patience of the convention staff and organizers. But as …