Comic Books

C2E2 2018: A Weekend in Review at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo

Posted: April 13, 2018 at 8:27 am   /   Comic Books, Convention Reviews

Have you ever been sick at a con? After this past weekend in Chicago, I can certainly say I have. Despite that fact, this year’s C2E2 was a whole lot of fun and provided some great memories I will cherish for a long time. This year, we were much more prepared for the con. We […]

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Review: Planet Comicon 2018 (Kansas City, MO)

Posted: February 28, 2018 at 12:21 pm   /   Comic Books, Local

Planet Comicon was not my first con of the year. I know I probably should have covered Wizard World STL, but it was a bit of a letdown to be completely honest. It feels like the ghost of what Wizard World STL used to be. The ticket prices go up every year and apparently so […]

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Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis 2015 Cosplay Contest (Photos)

Posted: May 25, 2015 at 1:09 pm   /   Comic Books, Local, St. Louis Events, Videogames

The annual Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis took place this past weekend at the America’s Center in downtown St. Louis. On day two, hundreds of cosplayers took part in the annual cosplay contest, one of the biggest draws of the convention. Take a look at all of the photos from the contest, featuring special […]

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Who Could Be The New Spider-Man?!

Posted: February 15, 2015 at 4:59 pm   /   Comic Books, Film, Local

Finally.  After years of speculation and two lackluster (albeit not from a money making stand point) entries into the Spider-Man mythos, Disney/Marvel and Sony Pictures have come to an agreement to share the rights to The Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man. This deal will bring Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and will allow Marvel to […]

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WB and DC Comics Announce Movie Slate Through 2020

Posted: October 15, 2014 at 12:42 pm   /   Comic Books, Film, Local

  No need to bury the lead folks.  There you have it,  the DC Cinematic Universe has been set.  At a shareholder meeting today, Kevin Tsujihara (CEO of Warner Brothers) made the blockbuster announcement.  Not only will Zack Snyder’s Justice League be broken up into two movies, but we will also get a stand alone […]

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Marvel Announces New “Miracleman” From Morrison & Quesada

Posted: September 4, 2014 at 1:51 pm   /   Comic Books, Local

Over the past year, Marvel has been releasing reprints of Miracleman (every issue has been out of print for the past 20 years) from British publisher Eclipse Comics. The book was written by Alan Moore and featured art from Alan Davis, Garry Leech, Chuck Austin, Rick Veitch, and John Totleben. Neil Gaiman and Mark Buckingham would pick […]

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The Long Box – Casting Call: “Batman: Under the Hood”

Posted: August 22, 2014 at 11:25 am   /   Comic Books, Film, Local, The Long Box

With the recent rumors about the plot of Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, I decided to take a look at one of my favorite Batman stories from the last 10 years. The Bat-Franchise is one of Warner Brothers most lucrative properties.  The advantage of having Ben Affleck make his debut in a non solo Batman […]

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Massive Character Changes at Marvel Comics

Posted: July 19, 2014 at 3:33 pm   /   Comic Books, Local

Ever since the “Marvel Now” initiative went into effect, The House of Ideas has been taking risk after risk with some of their most popular characters.  They “killed” Peter Parker and replaced him with Otto Octavius, stripped Wolverine of his healing factor, brought the original 1960’s X-Men into the present time, and even did a Battle […]

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The Longbox: Has Marvel Comics Neutered Wolverine?

Posted: June 4, 2014 at 12:56 pm   /   Comic Books, Local

  What has happened to Marvel’s resident bad boy?  Remember the days when Wolverine would go into a bar, get drunk, fight some ninjas, and then sleep with the waitress?  Those days are over my friends. Everyone’s favorite Canuck is now the headmaster of the Jean Grey School, he’s lost his healing factor, and Marvel has […]

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Preview: Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con 2014 (April 4-6)

Posted: March 19, 2014 at 9:00 am   /   Comic Books, Local, St. Louis Events

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s that time of year again.  The sun is shining, the grass is growing, and Wizard World is making it’s return to St. Louis.  That’s right fanboys and fangirls, Wizard World St. Louis is returning to the Gateway city on April 4-6 at the America’s Center. Purchase tickets here. With the amazing […]

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