Ed Campbell is a collector of comics and action figures, primarily G.I. Joe. He is also a Cosplayer with Thor and Captain America as just a few of the characters in his arsenal. When not fulfilling his Comic Book Daily duties, he's "working for a living", volunteering his time for his local Fall Fair, and spending as much time with his family as possible. Use the links below to get in contact with him.
Canada has a new super hero, and he is pitiful... well technically he is the "Pitiful Human Lizard". Pitiful Human Lizard was created by Toronto area comic creator Jason Loo. Jason launched a successful Kickstarter campaign to help fund the production of the first issue of his comic. Not only did Jason reach his $4500 goal, he surpassed it and was able to meet his first "stretch goal" of $6000.
I spent Free Comic Book Day 2014 helping out Big B Comics in Barrie. The night before FCBD we were set up at the theatre in Barrie for Amazing Spider-Man 2. We had a table set up displaying all the comics that were available for pick-up the next day. Plus I was able to talk to the audience at each of the screens showing ASM2, to talk to them about FCBD. What it's about, and where they can join in on the action.
One of the highlights at any convention or expo are panels featuring the celebrity guests. At the 80’s Toy Expo on May 4th/2014, there was a Q&A panel featuring voice acting Icon, Alan Oppenheimer. Q&A panels can be tricky. Since…
The latest edition of the 80's Toy Expo was May 4th/2014 at the Delta Meadowvale in Mississauga. The show featured new and vintage toys that represent everything that was "rad" and "tubular" about the 80's.
This upcoming May 4th/2014 (which is also Star Wars day) is the 80's Toy Expo at the Delta Meadowvale in Mississauga. And can you think of a better way to celebrate Star Wars day than buying Star Wars toys at a toy show?
Superheroes come from all walks of life. There are millionaires and billionaires. There are scientists, geniuses and really smart people. There are soldiers, spies and former bad-asses who walk the thin line between right and wrong. There are also angst filled teenagers, and people with emerging powers trying to find the balance between being a hero and a normal person. But there is only one who I immediately think of who is a farmer... and that is Superman.
April 19th/2014 was the inaugural GTA Comic Con at the Sheraton Hotel in Toronto. The show was organized and presented by RPG Events, who also organizes the Canadian ToyCon and Burlington Toy Show. This was their first foray into being a straight comic book convention, with of course, attractions for all fans of comics, toys, collectibles and general "nerdery".
This past weekend Captain America: The Winter Soldier premiered in theatres. I have been anxiously waiting for this movie, not only because it is the next installment into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but because Captain America is one of my…
Here on Comic Book Daily, we've talked about stuff. We've talked about selling your stuff. We've talked about storing your stuff. We've talked about displaying your stuff. But there's one thing we haven't talked about (at length anyways...), buying your stuff again.
Did you catch Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe on TV last week? In case you missed it, let me recap very quickly. It was essentially a State-of-the-Union address from Marvel Studios, explaining how the Marvel Cinematic Universe came to be, how we got to today, and where it is going into the future. All 3 waves of Marvel films were summarized, as well as the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show and the Marvel One-Shots (the special features on the Marvel Blu-Rays).
It was exceptional television. Except for one thing...
Toronto ComiCon is done for another year. The vendors have packed up and headed home. Convention goers are busy reading those comics they found, or setting up those brand new action figures. And everybody is planning for Fan Expo in August.
I was able to attend the ComiCon on Saturday only. Unfortunately my schedule didn't allow for me to be there the other two days. But I think I was able to get good insight on the show, even with just attending that one day.
Panelists: Fadi Hakim, Richard Comely, Paul Gardner, Dean Henry, Mike Valiquette, Kalman Andrasofszky, George Zotti.
The panel started with a viewing of the Captain Canuck web-series in its entirety. The web-series is an animated adventure that introduces (or re-familiarizes) Canada with their very own hero Captain Canuck. You can catch the series on the Captain Canuck website.
Thanks to Vince McMahon and the WWE, the face of television has changed forever. This month the WWE Network is going live, and it will revolutionize television as we know it. The WWE is offering all of their programming, plus…
When it comes to action figures, there are popular figures and there are "highly sought after figures". And most times, the popular figures are not the ones that die-hard collector's want. We want the hard to find and obscure characters.
This year on February 9th, the Vaughan Winterfest celebrated its 25th anniversary. It is a great event that helps break up the monotony of a long winter, especially with the abundance of snow and cold temperatures we've had this year.
January 26/2014 was the latest Ontario Collectors Con held at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre in Mississauga. The show features vendors selling a wide variety of toys from rare collectibles to vintage and modern toys. The OCC also featured two special guests.
This edition of the Burlington Toy Show returned to its roots and was a "straight-up" toy show. Previous editions of the Burlington Toy Show have had celebrities and special guests, but this show was all about the toys.