New York Comic Con Returns! Day One at the Con


It’s that time of year, my favorite time in New York City. The weather gets a bit cooler, post-season baseball is getting into full swing, and hockey and college football both have returned.  Oh and it’s time for my yearly nerd pilgrimage to the far west side of Manhattan, to New York Comic Con.  As a bonus, the city has finally completed the 7 train extension, and now you can take the subway all the way to 34th and 11th, just a stone’s throw from the Jacob Javits Center (and the new station is is quite the site) Thursdays used … Continue reading

Sitting Down With Marvel for a Cup O’ Joe at SDCC15


Marvel held it’s traditional “no holds barred” panel between fans  and Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada on Saturday in Room 6BCF, and fans turned up to talk with him and the creators of some of Marvel’s hottest comics to talk about what’s in store for your favorite heroes. On hand, Axel Alonso – Marvel Editor-in-Chief, Tom Brevoort – Marvel Senior Vice President of Publishing, C.B. Cebulski – Marvel’s Vice President of International Business Development & Brand Management, as well as writers,  Charles Soule (Star Wars: Lando, Daredevil), Cullen Bunn (Moon Knight, Magneto),  Kieron Gillen (Star Wars: Darth Vader)  and Greg … Continue reading

Batman v Superman trailer, Suicide Squad first look debuts at SDCC.


This year Marvel passed on a presentation in the big room, so it’s WB/DC Entertainment’s turn in Hall H to wow the folks at San Diego Comic Con, and they didn’t hold anything back. The room was filled with anxious fans, whose appetite was whetted with looks at a couple of non-DC related projects first, The Man from U.N.C.L.E (starring Superman, himself, Henry Cavill as Napoleon Solo and Armie Hammer as Illya Kuryakin).  The presentation kicked off with a taped introduction by the always colorful and highly redacted director Guy Ritchie. Then they showed the official Comic Con trailer, which they … Continue reading

The Force Awakens in San Diego. The Star Wars Comic Con Panel


If there was ever a must-not-miss panel at Comic Con, this year’s Star Wars panel, in Hall H would be it.   Hosted by Chris Hardwick, in what must have been the height of his nerdgasm of a career, and featured just about the entire cast of the eagerly awaited sequel. “Guys, we are in this! This is happening right now! This is the ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Panel.” gushed the comedian, sharing his memories of seeing the original Star Wars with his father, almost 40 years ago. First up, Director J.J. Abrams, Screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan, and Lucasfilm President Kathleen … Continue reading

Micronauts and ROM the Spaceknight Return to Comics


IDW Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall has long talked about his desire to add ROM the Spaceknight  and the Micronauts to the comic publisher, know for it’s quality licensed comics.  He would occasionally put images of ROM on his personal Tumblr. Now, after years of talks, IDW and Hasbro have come to terms and both properties are heading back to comics in 2016. The Micronauts were successful from Mego, who created the line by licensing several of Japanese toymaker Tanaka’s toy lines in 1976.  The line of interchangeable figures were popular, and ran until 1980, before finally running out of … Continue reading