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Goodbye, Batman. Thank you, Adam West.

*sigh* Goodbye, Batman. I was ecstatic when it was announced that Adam West and Burt Ward (Robin) would be guests at this year’s Silicon Valley Comic-Con, then equally disheartened when I never found them. I wish I could have met both, especially now. Adam West and his show literally influenced the rest of my life from the time I was three years old. (Yeah, I know it’s deemed goofy and silly by today’s standards, but…

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BERNIE WRIGHTSON: ANOTHER MASTER TO MISS

©2017 By Mike Pascale Bernie Wrightson, one of the greatest fantasy artists, comic-book artists, ink artists and creature creators in history (and one of my favorite artists of all time) left the world today to join the ranks of his influences like Frank Frazetta, Graham Ingels and Franklin Booth. More than just a “Master of the Macabre,” he was a master artist.

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Kelley Jones and Len Wein Score with Swamp Thing: The Dead Don’t Sleep

Remember when comics were fun?  Before Hollywood figured out how to turn our favorite nerdy pastime into multi-million dollar franchise events?  All you needed for a great comic was a fun, action-packed story paired with equally fun and exciting art.  You didn’t need it to tie in to a huge multi-year company “plan”.  It could be dark, but never lost its sense of humor.  Want to experience that again?

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BATMAN V. SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE IS A YAWN OF INDIFFERENCE

By Bru-Hed All original written content is (c) 2016 Mike Pascale. Visual content is (c) its respective owners. Bru-Hed is ©2015 and a trademark of All Ages Media and Mike Pascale. NEWBIES: If this is your first trip here (welcome!), here’s the QT on what these reviews are. THIS WEEK: DC teams up its two super-serious keystone superheroes, Ben “Daredevil” Affleck and Henry “Man From U.N.C.L.E.” Cavill. They fight each other, their pasts, their hangups,…

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FIRST SILICON VALLEY COMIC CON IS A WONDERFUL WRAP! Part 2: Cosplay and Everything Else

  Second part of the Steve Wozniak/Stan Lee Silicon Valley Comic Con wrap up. Last one was about the artists and my experience. This one is about everything else! I saw Woz himself on the floor Friday, chatting with people (I didn’t get to meet him). My wife attended a few panels (those for Nathan Fillion, Jeremy Renner and the writers of THE BIG BANG THEORY) and while crowded, she enjoyed them all and found…

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Friday Favorites – Monstress

    It’s been some time since I’ve posted a “Friday Favorites”.  Couple of reasons. 1) I don’t read nearly as many comics as I should. 2) The books I have been reading, while enjoyable haven’t knocked me over. Enter, Monstress. Wow.  I’ve not been as excited about a comic in some time.  The first thing that grabs your attention is the absolutely astounding artwork by Sana Takeda.  I can only assume they’ve given her…

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Top 10 Covers – Fred Hembeck!

  I’m so excited to be able to present this next Top 10 Covers list.  The funnest guy in the comics world – Fred Hembeck gives us his Top 10 Covers!  Having loved his parodies in the pages of Marvel Age in the 1980’s and his Hembeck-ized cover recreations over the years he was the one and only person I even considered contacting when our site needed a logo. 

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Meghan Hetrick Talks Shop and Red Thorn

    The list of legendary series Vertigo has published is long.  Sandman, 100 Bullets, Hellblazer, Transmetropolitan, Preacher, Scalped, Fables, Y The Last man…I could go on and on and on. At this past July’s Comic-Con in San Diego, DC’s creator-driven imprint announced twelve new titles they hope to add to that illustrious list.  Today we’ll focus on just one, Red Thorn, as we interview artist Meghan Hetrick.

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