Comic Books

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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Marvel Begins Search for “Dr. Strange” Director

Posted: February 20, 2014 at 11:49 pm   /   Comic Books, Film, Local

There’s been all kinds of Marvel movie in the last week.  With the release of the Guardians of the Galaxy trailer coupled with the announcement of  the cast for the Fantastic Four reboot, one must ask, what else  could Marvel Films have up their sleeves?  Why not start pre-production work on the long talked about Dr. […]

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The Drawing Board – Ottley, Frank, Rude, Samnee, Manapul, Anka (Jan 10, 2014)

Posted: January 10, 2014 at 8:30 am   /   Comic Books, Local

For this week’s Drawing Board, I wanted to give you fine people a look at my all time favorite superhero’s.  I’m talking about The Man of Steel, The Last Son of Krypton, The Big Blue Boy Scout, Superman. Over Superman’s 75 year history, there have been many interpretations of Kal-El.  He’s been everything from an […]

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The Drawing Board – Reis, Samnee, Murphy, Coipel, Scallera, Ramos (Dec. 27)

Posted: December 27, 2013 at 5:58 pm   /   Comic Books, Local

Happy Holidays to everyone!   I hope all of you fine folks had a great Holiday this week and I thought I would give a belated Christmas gift.  I (your friendly neighborhood comic nerd) am going to post a weekly article showcasing some of my favorite artists.  We will call this The Drawing Board. My […]

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The Longbox: Casting Wonder Woman for the DC Film Universe

Posted: December 8, 2013 at 8:50 pm   /   Comic Books, Coming Soon, Local

It’s been awhile since you were treated to the meanderings and rants of this comic fan, but fear not!! I have returned! On this edition of “The Longbox”, I’m going to give you my thoughts and insights on the recent casting of Gal Gadot (Fast 6) as DC’s flagship female character, Wonder Woman.  Was she the […]

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New York City Comic Con 2013 – All News and Announcements

Posted: October 18, 2013 at 3:57 pm   /   Comic Books, Film, Local, Movie News, Television

New York City hosted it’s annual Comic Con this past weekend.  Much like all the other major cities that host a Comic Convention, there are a plethora of news, reveals, and announcements.  This show was no different.  Every publisher made some big announcements, but yet again, Marvel Comics and Marvel Studios stole the show. I’ll […]

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Marvel Announces New Marvel Now Titles, With Free “Catch Up” Digital Codes

Posted: September 9, 2013 at 1:56 pm   /   Comic Books, Local

Marvel has decided to release “All New” titles in their Marvel NOW initiative.  There will be new titles launched as well as existing titles getting “.NOW” numbering (i.e. Avengers #24.NOW).  The titles that are already ongoing will also feature a digital code that will give the reader a bunch of issues from that have already […]

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Comic Review: Forever Evil #1 by Geoff Johns & David Finch

Posted: September 7, 2013 at 2:15 pm   /   Comic Book Reviews, Comic Books, Local

 Forever Evil  Written by Geoff Johns  Art by David Finch & Richard Friend  Colors by Sonia Oback It only took DC two years of the New 52 before they decided that they needed a company wide  crossover.  I give them credit for lasting that long. Spinning out of the events from “Trinity War” (a six […]

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