The late 1980s were full of cartoons and comic books that were, essentially, built around the need to sell toys. For instance, the Transformers and their predecessors the Diaclones were just a bunch of toy robots. It was up to the writers of cartoons and comics to build a mythology about the planet Cybertron and its […]
Marvel Studios broke new ground by creating a shared universe between its movies, leading to various team-ups and major crossovers such as the Avengers films. Warner Bros. is trying to capture the same success with its movies of the DC Extended Universe, starting with Batman V Superman and continuing into November’s Justice League. Universal’s Kong: Skull […]
If you can get there in time, Comixology has a sale right now on the new Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers comics from Boom! These comics are fun whether you’re a fan of the original 1990s TV show, enjoyed the new reboot movie, or are a newbie who’s just curious about these colorful teenagers with the […]
The original Doctor Who program premiered on November 22, 1963, the day after John F. Kennedy was shot in Dallas, Texas. The program, an all-ages time travel adventure with some educational and moral value for children, was expected to last maybe one year. It lasted 26 years, finally ending in 1989. Despite low production values […]
Today, March 26, is the birthday of comic book artist José Luis García-López. His work was highly influential on DC Comics in the 1970s and ’80s. JGL worked on the DC Comics Style Guide and served as a model for many to follow. To celebrate, here are some samples of his grand artwork.
For nearly twenty years now, Big Finish has produced hundreds of great audio plays. Many are part of the Doctor Who universe, featuring classic Doctors in new stories and related characters striking off into their own series of adventures. Some have tied into other properties such as Dark Shadows, Blake’s 7, The Prisoner and Sapphire […]
Although I didn’t watch it when it came out, I appreciate the original Power Rangers show as a series that stressed optimism, idealism, cooperation, forgiveness and being able to learn from mistakes. Plus, they were teenagers who fought evil aliens and piloted giant robot versions of a T-rex, a pterodactyl, a mastodon, a stegosaurus, and a […]
This week, Marvel Studios released new ads for Spider-Man: Homecoming, a movie that might just become the best live-action adaptation of Marvel’s web-slinging wonder. But did you know that Spider-Man, introduced in 1962, wasn’t the first web-using or arachnid-based hero in comics and related media? There are several who preceded him. Let’s take a look!
Comixology currently has a sale on Valiant’s X-O Manowar series and you should take advantage of it. “But I’m not into superheroes.” That’s fine. X-O Manowar is not a superhero comic, it’s a sci-fi adventure thriller that spans across the Earth and a good chunk of human history. X-O Manowar originally came out in the 1990s, created […]
Forget the lackluster 2008 movie adaptation full of ninjas and plot twists that were only there for the sake of twists. The original novel Jumper by Steven Gould is a much more straightforward and grounded story, one that remains topical in some ways despite being published in 1992.