First appearing in 1971, the Man-Thing is one of Marvel’s stranger characters. Dr. Ted Sallis is a scientist who suffers a fatal car crash in the swamp and then, thanks to both a chemical mimicking Captain America’s super-soldier serum and the intervention of mystical forces, he rises as a swamp creature with only dim memories of his […]
As we talked about yesterday, DC Comics is reimagining the Hanna-Barbera character Snagglepuss for a new comic book series written by Mark Russell and with art by Howard Porter. Russell has impressed many with how he’s made The Flintstones a socially relevant dramedy, and with the new series The Snagglepuss Chronicles he plans to reimagine the […]
Last year, DC Comics started reimagining Hanna-Barbera cartoon characters, shifting them from the familiar cartoons of old to ones that are all-ages friendly but also socially relevant today. Mark Russell, writer of the reimagined comic series The Flinstones, is now bringing Snagglepuss back to comics. And while old fans of Snagglepuss might’ve joked about how […]
Peter Capaldi has announced that after the next season of adventures and another Christmas special, he will leave Doctor Who along with current showrunner Steven Moffat. This means that the next showrunner Chris Chibnall (Broadchurch, Torchwood) will cast his own new Doctor when he takes over in 2018. Some think this will give Chibnall’s team more […]
Lan Diep is one of us, folks. He’s collected comics since the third grade, he owns novelty kryptonite and a ghostbusters trap. And recently, at his swearing in ceremony for San Jose’s city council, he held an aluminum life-size replica of Captain America’s shield. This swearing-in ceremony was technically Diep’s third. In November, he got […]
This week, filming begins on Avengers: Infinity War. Set to release in 2018, this will be the third Avengers film from Marvel Studios, with a fourth untitled film scheduled for release the following year. Avengers: Infinity War will involve not only the Avengers roster but many other superheroes seen across the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But […]
Rob Salkowitz is a columnist for various outlets from ICv2 to Forbes, and an author of multiple books, including “Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture.” He’s also a consultant, educator and speaker on various subjects related to nerdom. Rob teamed up with Eventbrite in 2014 to analyze survey data from over 2500 convention goers […]
Yesterday, we were all saddened to learn of the passing of Carrie Fisher. At age 60, Fisher drowned in moonlight, strangled by her own bra. No, of course she didn’t. But she said that, no matter how it happened, that was how she wanted her obituary to read. That was her style of off-beat humor.