Real Fantasy Women in Comics

All written content ©2013 Mike Pascale. Visual content ©2013 its respective owner(s).   There’s no shortage of posts griping and sniping about the portrayal of women in comics–especially in the superhero titles. Anorexic arms and legs, waists as thin as ankles, with giant, circle-template breasts, callipygian backsides, impossibly tight and/or revealing costumes, pouty lips, seductive […]

2006 Jack Kirby Tribute Panel at Comic-Con

A Picture’s Worth #97 – “2006 Jack Kirby Tribute Panel at Comic-Con” Contents ©2012 Mike Pascale. Visuals copyright and trademark their respective owners. I was digging around and found a treat from the past. Back in 2006, I contributed a wrap-up of a couple panels to the Comics Buyer’s Guide web site. Since that was […]

Avengers Assemble 60 Years of MAD at the Cartoon Art Museum

A Picture’s Worth #96 – Contents ©2012 Mike Pascale. Visuals copyright and trademark their respective owners. As mentioned last week, my wife and I recently went to see the “Sixty Years of MAD” and “Avengers Assemble!” exhibits at San Francisco’s wonderful Cartoon Art Museum. The MAD display ends on September 16th, so if you want […]

Bru’s Reviews – Paranorman; Or, Things That Go Bump In The Phil Knight Company

A Picture’s Worth #95: “Spoiler-Free Review of Paranorman; Or, Things That Go Bump In The Phil Knight Company” Contents ©2012 Mike Pascale. Visuals copyright and trademark their respective owners. [sorry it’s late folks!  I was out of town and expected to be home Sunday night…instead, just got home now!  -Craig]   Quick movie review this […]

Bru’s Reviews – The Expendables 2; Or, “Testosteronorama 2: Macho Overload”

Contents ©2012 Mike Pascale. Visuals copyright and trademark their respective owners. Quick movie review this week of THE EXPENDABLES 2; the Simon West-directed sequel to the sausage-fest of septuagenarian superstars and quadragenarian karate-kings featuring ageless (or aging) action-adventurers Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Bruce Willis, Chuck Norris, Jean […]

Comic-Con Panel Wrap 2: The Artist’s Way

Contents ©2012 Mike Pascale. Visuals copyright and trademark their respective owners.   Here’s the next installment of my Comic-Con International (aka, San Diego Comic-Con) panel wrap-ups I’ll be doing over the next several weeks (though not necessarily in a row). I’m putting them in the following categories: Comics, Art, Animation and Legal. This should help […]

Comic-Con Panel Wrap-up 1: Batman the Dark Knight’s not-so dark knight: Bill Finger the Boy Wonder

A Picture’s Worth #90 – Contents ©2012 Mike Pascale. Visuals copyright and trademark their respective owners.   First up, the first comics panel titled “Batman’s biggest Secret: The Bill Finger Story.” This was a fascinating taste of what you’ll find in Marc Tyler Nobleman’s new tome, BILL THE BOY WONDER: THE SECRET CO-CREATOR OF BATMAN, […]

The Dark Knight Rises Movie Review: Tragedy and Triumph

A Picture’s Worth #89: “The Dark Knight Rises Movie Review: Tragedy and Triumph” All contents ©2012 Mike Pascale. Visual content ©2012 their respective owner(s).   We interrupt the “Comic-con Wrap-up” series to review the new Batman flick, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES. Final in the Christopher Nolan/Christian Bale trilogy (note that’s two uses of the word […]

Artists I’d Love (And Hate) To Meet

Contents ©2012 Mike Pascale  (All art/photos © their respective owners.) I had planned on reviewing the John Carter film here, but my wife and I got a late start and never made it to the matinee. (Sorry, I’m too cheap to pay full price. We could have made it to the 3-D version but again, […]

Archie’s Gay Pal Kevin Gets Married And Ticks Off A Few Angry One Million Moms

Contents ©2012 Mike Pascale. All pictures copyright their respective owners. For some people, wedding bells can be synonymous with Hell’s bells. That’s the impression I got after reading the recent “BleedingCool” article about Archie Comics’ Kevin Keller character’s recent marriage. (In case you haven’t heard, he’s their first gay character and he’s shown on the […]