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February 11, 2013 / / Pick Five 0 Comments

Super Bowl 47 happened not too long ago, and music mega superstar Beyoncé rocked the half time show.  Like a lot of music stars, Beyoncé has been in the movies.  Her most famous role (to us people who like comics books) is in the Austin Powers movie Goldmember as Foxy Cleopatra. Other music stars have been in comic book movies,…

January 21, 2013 / / Pick Five 5 Comments

Recently I was cleaning up and organizing my DVD collection.  I love movies and I own a lot of them.  It takes a while to go through them all.  I try to keep all my comic book movies in one section shelf, but when I was going through them I found a couple of movies that I haven’t watched in…

October 31, 2012 / / Pick Five 5 Comments

Okay, so yesterday the nerd world exploded with the news of Disney acquiring Lucasfilm and announcing a 7th Star Wars movie. There will be a lot of negative talk (because that is what the internet is for) about monopolies but this turn of events brings with it a lot of potentially exciting projects. I am looking forward to these five.…

June 4, 2012 / / Pick Five 0 Comments

Heroes will get knocked down.  Their morale will drain.  Sometimes they can’t fight anymore. When that happens the hero has to look deep inside, and try to find that special something that made them a hero to begin with.  Once they find that special something, they are unstoppable. The Avengers was my inspiration for this Pick 5.  After catching the…

May 1, 2012 / / Pick Five 2 Comments

Last updated on February 17th, 2015 at 11:37 pmI know I’ve done several Pick 5’s about music before, but this week it is a bit different.  Here is my Pick 5 Superheroes in Music, but this time with video accompaniment. #5 – Paradise City (Guns n Roses) Paradise City isn’t a Superhero song, but Captain America is mentioned in the…

April 23, 2012 / / Pick Five 6 Comments

Last week the movie posters were released for this summer’s G.I. Joe Retaliation.  One of the posters featured was of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as Roadblock. Dwayne Johnson also had a recent successful appearance at Wrestlemania, which proved he is a huge action movie star and still the “most electrifying man in sports entertainment”. The Rock is not the only…

April 9, 2012 / / Pick Five 5 Comments

It’s Easter weekend and many of you may be recovering from a chocolate bunny induced coma. It’s also a time of year that we think about death and resurrection.  Whether it is in the biblical sense, or the changes of the season (winter into spring). I started thinking about some of my favourite deaths and resurrections of my favourite comic…

December 26, 2011 / / Pick Five 0 Comments

The year is winding down so Pick Five will be focusing on top items for the remainder of the year to aid in reading and Christmas shopping. This week: top translated comics.

December 19, 2011 / / Pick Five 0 Comments

The year is winding down so Pick Five will be focusing on top items for the remainder of the year to aid in reading and Christmas shopping. This week: top graphic novels.

December 12, 2011 / / Pick Five 1 Comment

The year is winding down so Pick Five will be focusing on top items for the remainder of the year to aid in reading and Christmas shopping. This week: top collected editions.

December 5, 2011 / / Pick Five 0 Comments

Last updated on August 29th, 2015 at 07:44 amThe year is winding down so Pick Five will be focusing on top items for the remainder of the year to aid in reading and Christmas shopping.  This week: top comic strip reprint collections. 5. The Complete Johnny Comet The complete collection of Johnny Comet by Frank Frazetta.  It’s a very straightforward…

November 28, 2011 / / Pick Five 1 Comment

November is coming to a close, and many men around the country have been sporting mustaches in support of “Movember“. This initiative is to bring awareness to men’s health, and especially prostate cancer. In honour of all these men, who’ve decided to grow some lip fur for Movember (and the ladies in their lives that have to put up with it),…

November 14, 2011 / / Pick Five 0 Comments

Like comic books, trading cards were booming back in the 90’s.  Trading cards are very popular now.  Card battle games are everywhere.  Back in the 90’s, cards were very basic and they were just a collector’s card. Impel released Marvel trading cards starting in 1990.  I picked up a comic collection that had several Marvel collectors cards included.  I have…

October 17, 2011 / / Pick Five 3 Comments

New York Comicon 2011 just passed and here are my top five announcements. Dive right in.

October 3, 2011 / / Pick Five 0 Comments

On my last Pick 5 I talked about Halloween Costumes.  I listed 5 cool costumes I found on officialsuperherocostumes.com, I was looking at their site more and found some really cool masks.  So this week’s Pick 5 are some of my favourite masks I found on their site. #5 Batman The quality of Halloween masks have really improved over the last…

September 26, 2011 / / Pick Five 1 Comment

Halloween is fast approaching and time is running short to find a costume.  If you are creative and can whip something together you’re already off to a good start.  But if you are like me, who can’t sew worth a darn (tee hee, that’s a sewing joke), you may need some help picking the perfect costume.  I was playing on…

September 19, 2011 / / Pick Five 11 Comments

Now that fall is upon us, images are popping up on the interwebs of the toys that will be coming to Canadian retail before Christmas and early 2012.  As you know from my other columns, I collect toys.  G.I. Joe is my main collecting passion, but I am becoming a huge fan of the new Marvel Universe figures.  The early…

September 6, 2011 / / Pick Five 2 Comments

Everybody looks cooler when you have a cool vehicle.  Superheroes are no exception.  Here are some of my favourite Superhero vehicles. #5 Fantasticar The Fantastic Four is a family.  Families take vacations and road trips, like to the Negative Zone.  The Fantasticar is the best way for the whole family to go on an excursion.  And according to Fantastic Four 2… it’s…

August 29, 2011 / / Pick Five 0 Comments

Last updated on December 30th, 2011 at 06:54 amScoring an exclusive interview, on record, at Fan Expo can be a difficult but rewarding task. The artists and writers featured at this event have a lot of interesting things to say – be it about their current titles or their artistic process. Interviewing is as much an art as writing or…

August 22, 2011 / / Pick Five 1 Comment

Last updated on May 31st, 2013 at 10:01 amFan Expo is this week and here’s my Pick Five: top five Fan Expo guests.  Completely my opinion but that is the one that matters most…to me. 5. Chris Claremont I can’t remember the last time I saw Claremont at a show and this appearance will be great for getting all my…