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September 2, 2011 / / Fan Expo 0 Comments

Last updated on November 13th, 2015 at 05:22 pmI’ll be the first to admit that, by Sunday, I was muttering Roger Murtaugh’s (Danny Glover) catchphrase from the Lethal Weapon films. Apart from wondering how the hell I got so old so quickly, I ended up having a great day. It was a little less busy than Saturday was but there…

September 1, 2011 / / Fan Expo 1 Comment

Last updated on May 5th, 2012 at 07:25 amSaturday had to be, by far, the busiest of all four days. I’m not the biggest fan of wall-to-wall people, so I was really happy to have been able to sit in on panels for most of the day. Panel 1: Hulk/Ultimate Comics (Marvel) – Liveblogged here I have to say I’m…

August 29, 2011 / / Fan Expo 0 Comments

Last updated on January 4th, 2015 at 04:57 pmSorry for the delay, but con has been exceptionally crazy. It doesn’t help that this is the first year that I’m not in a hotel right by the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and so the logistics of travelling back and forth from my Mom’s has proven to be more of a pain…

August 26, 2011 / / Fan Expo 0 Comments

Ah, the first day of Fan Expo 2011. It was busy, but not too busy (which was nice). I do, however, think that things are just going to get busier from here on out. Before I begin, I should probably do the obligatory “suggestions for con-goers” such as: be sure to wear uber-comfy shoes (I wore just comfy shoes and my…

Last updated on January 2nd, 2012 at 07:43 amAs one Green Lantern fan said, “It’s the best we’re gonna get, which is not necessarily a good thing.” Well, better late to the party than never showing up, I finally saw Green Lantern. It was all right. Granted, I didn’t go in there expecting much so I’m not too upset.It’s a…

Last updated on October 27th, 2011 at 08:07 pmOn Thursday June 23, 2011 at around 11pm, Gene Colan died from complications related to liver disease and a broken hip. He was 84. We’ve lost another one of the Silver Age greats, folks. He made an indelible mark on the comics industry and, in an era where many were trying to…

Last updated on November 6th, 2015 at 08:26 am Murdoch Mysteries: The Curse of the Lost Pharaohs is an exclusive 13-part original online series. A creative hybrid of live action (featuring all the stars of the series) and animated illustrations by Francis Manapul (The Flash), this web series is a deliciously over-the-top take on Murdoch Mysteries. This unique transmedia metanarrative…

Last updated on October 28th, 2011 at 09:44 amSo, before work this morning, I popped onto Rotten Tomatoes to see how Green Lantern fared in terms of film critics’ response. As of this writing, the “Tomatometer” is at 22% (with an average score of 4.4/10) with 93 critics panning the film and only 26 saying that it’s kind of awesome.…

Last updated on October 28th, 2011 at 09:43 amIt’s been a little over two weeks since DC announced that it was rebooting its Universe and releasing a whole slew of #1s. During that time, I’ve struggled to organize my thoughts on the subject, how this will affect the fans and the industry itself. I should probably preface this by admitting…

May 25, 2011 / / Minutiae 0 Comments

Last updated on October 18th, 2012 at 08:01 pmToday is the Glorious 25th May (“Truth, Justice, Freedom, Reasonably Priced Love and a Hard-Boiled Egg!”). It is also Towel Day (so don’t panic). And, it’s also a possible date for Star Wars Day (as Episode IV: A New Hope was released on this day in 1977) – though I personally prefer…

Last updated on November 26th, 2014 at 02:38 amBefore I begin, I know that this should go without saying (given that this is a comic book website), but I’m going to make it explicit: this discussion concerns comic art and censorship. On their way to TCAF, Tom Neely and Dylan Williams brought over some books that they didn’t have time…

I’m happy to report that day two was a little less insane than the first, though, in the afternoon, it was still pretty packed. I managed to pick up a couple of books, get a commission, and chat with a couple of webcomic creators. The creators I met and chatted with were absolutely amazing. But that wasn’t what made my…

Last updated on November 7th, 2015 at 07:13 amIn Action Comics #900, Superman, realizing that the United States of America is no longer the centre of the universe and that we are very much living in a global society, says that he intends to renounce his U.S. citizenship because he’s kind of annoyed that people are assuming that he’s just…

Last updated on December 21st, 2012 at 11:04 am Due to naughty talk, some naughty language, and generally adult themes, reader discretion is advised. There are a couple of things that I have to clear up with regards to this interview before I go on to post it. First off, be forewarned: thar be spoilers ahead, matey! Also, please keep…

Last updated on December 21st, 2012 at 11:06 amI’ve been following the online kerfuffle among some fanboys that Idris Elba is playing Heimdall in Thor, which made the front page of Yahoo!Canada this morning. Some are saying that this is political correctness run amok, others are saying that this is “messing with the natural order of things.” Some are just…

Last updated on August 4th, 2015 at 08:29 amSo, I was puttering around the internets when I came across the following T-shirts and I felt that I had to share them all with you. First up, and rated high on the Meter of Squee!, is: The Planet Lunch (also known as the I Galactus Planets) tee is available at the…