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Top 10 Favorite Covers-Kinda Sorta – Mike Pascale

  Pop culture and other perspectives with an artistic P.O.V. By Mike Pascale. All contents ©2013 Mike Pascale. Visual content ©2013 their respective owner(s). Last week, during my tribute to the recently late-but-always-great CBG (Comics Buyer’s Guide), I mentioned one of my favorite features of the recent magazine version was their “Top 10 Favorite Covers.” Each month they would ask a different comics pro to pick 10 favorite covers to showcase and provide a brief…

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Jack Reacher, Gangster Squad and a Farewell to CBG: Tribute to Comics Buyer’s Guide

Pop culture and other perspectives with an artistic P.O.V. By Mike Pascale. All contents ©2012 Mike Pascale. Visual content ©2012 their respective owner(s).   While watching my valiant Seattle Seahawks team make an amazing, unheard-of comeback and nearly beat 56-to-1 odds to win their second road playoff game this season, I saw two current films: JACK REACHER on Saturday and GANGSTER SQUAD on Sunday (to drown my Seahawks sorrows).

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2013 New Year’s Revelatory If Not Revolutionary Reading Resolutions; or, How Much Crap Do You Have To Read?

Pop culture and other perspectives with an artistic P.O.V. By Mike Pascale. All contents ©2012 Mike Pascale. Visual content ©2012 their respective owner(s).   Today we’re talking about math. What does that have to do with art or comics? Lots! I’m assuming most of you reading this are fellow collectors of various pop-culture ephemera or at least fellow readers of printed (and digital) matter. How much have you accumulated? More importantly, how long will it…

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Goodbye To 2012–End Of The Year But Not The World

Pop culture and other perspectives with an artistic P.O.V. By Mike Pascale. All contents ©2012 Mike Pascale. Visual content ©2012 their respective owner(s).   You know the drill by now—you can’t believe another year’s gone by, you wonder where the time went, you didn’t do everything you’d planned to do when it began but you dealt with things you had no idea you’d have to, you surprised yourself a few times with a few achievements,…

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“The Hobbit meets Bad Company and a Last Kiss Christmas!”

Pop culture and other perspectives with an artistic P.O.V. By Mike Pascale. All contents ©2012 Mike Pascale. Visual content ©2012 their respective owner(s).   Merry Christmas to you and yours. If you don’t celebrate Christmas, may the joy and cheer of the season find its way to you and your family in any way that works. Few things: 1. Finally saw THE HOBBIT. No idea how it’s being received by the masses, but I thought…

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Game BUZZ web comics for fans of all stripes…and solids!

Pop culture and other perspectives with an artistic P.O.V. By Mike Pascale. All contents ©2012 Mike Pascale. Visual content ©2012 their respective owner(s). It’s the most wonderful time of the year…FOOTBALL SEASON! The time when NFL teams are either in the hunt for the playoffs or playing spoiler for their rivals. And if you’re a fan of American football (or sports in general or even just goofy web comics), you should be a fan of…

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Nigerian Comic Book Stores, Bru-Heds, Nastis and Nuttiness

Pop culture and other perspectives with an artistic P.O.V. By Mike Pascale. All contents ©2012 Mike Pascale. Visual content ©2012 their respective owner(s). For reasons too weird to explain, I recently came across some email exchanges from the mid ’00s that are both cautionary and hilarious. You’ve no doubt heard of the ubiquitous “Nigerian prince” Internet scam, right?

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LAST KISS Thanksgiving: Thanks For Silver Age Romance Fun!

Pop culture and other perspectives with an artistic P.O.V. By Mike Pascale. All contents ©2012 Mike Pascale. Visual content ©2012 their respective owner(s). This Thanksgiving, you and I have something to add to the grateful list: Not long after our Halloween monster collab, the brilliant John Lustig, creator/writer behind the always-funny retro-romance comic strip LAST KISS (and brilliant Disney comics writer) allowed the less brilliant me to contribute a couple gags and art for USA’s…

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“SKYFALL Movie Review: James Bond Is Shaken, Not Deterred” (No Spoilers)

Pop culture and other perspectives with an artistic P.O.V. By Mike Pascale. All contents ©2012 Mike Pascale. Visual content ©2012 their respective owner(s). Hard to believe it’s been four years since the last James Bond flick! Every article made a big deal out of that but it didn’t seem any longer than usual to me. And I think there’s been even larger gaps before. Thankfully, this is the 50th anniversary of the film franchise (yes,…

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