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Last updated on August 5th, 2013 at 08:52 amOn Monday May 27th 2013 Tom Laing passed away. That name might not right a bell right away, but he was the owner of Comic 1 Books in Stoney Creek Ontario. I don’t think I ever knew his last name until this week. My friend Marc at Big B Comics told me…

You know that scene in Clerks where they talk about the second Deathstar explosion being problematic because really it was just bunch of space contractors that got killed? I had my own logical realization about Transformers the other day. Also this is what happens when you watch a bunch of Transformers and Top Gear episodes in one afternoon. So if…

February 28, 2012 / / Thinking... 1 Comment

This is the new movie poster for the Avengers. It is official and comes from the Marvel website. Why does it look like everyone is photoshopped in? What is Hawkeye looking at? Does Cap not understand that an alien invasion is going on? Because he looks like he is posing for a postage stamp.

February 23, 2012 / / Thinking... 1 Comment

Last updated on February 27th, 2012 at 08:28 am Wasn’t The Heroic Age supposed to return us to good ol’ fashioned fun in comic books? Wasn’t it supposed to be a shift away from the these dark, gut wrenching story-lines like House of M, Civil War, Secret Invasion, and Siege? I only ask because since the Heroic Age came about…

November 21, 2011 / / Thinking... 18 Comments

Comic books, and my deep passion for the medium, seem to by cyclical in nature. There are times when it seems that the creative teams are firing on all cylinders and can do no wrong. And then there are times when reading my monthly stack of floppies seems to be a chore, something that I do because I have always…

November 16, 2011 / / Thinking... 6 Comments

Last updated on February 9th, 2015 at 08:27 amFrank Miller’s rant on his blog about the Occupy movement is all the talk this week on the comics interwebs.  It immediately brought to mind a 52Q about whether creator personalities and views affect enjoying their work. Miller was and is a big name in the comic world, but he’s had a…

November 11, 2011 / / Thinking... 0 Comments

I assume that most comic book fans have seen the Kevin Smith movie Chasing Amy.  Basically it’s about Ben Affleck chasing after a girl.  What makes it relevant to comic book fans is Ben Affleck’s character is a comic book artist.  Jason Lee’s character, his co-creator, is the inker for the book. There is one scene where Ben Affleck’s character…

November 1, 2011 / / Thinking... 3 Comments

The other day I was surfing around on Bleeding Cool News.  While I was reading a couple of articles, I saw on the bottom of the screen a section for most viewed pics.  I saw the picture shown above and clicked on it.  I thought it was a new take on Justice League until I actually looked at it. Batman and…

October 25, 2011 / / Thinking... 1 Comment

Last updated on February 26th, 2013 at 10:03 am Last week the Twitter-verse was all a twitter about Marvel laying off 15 staffers.  I found one news blog about the financial situation of Marvel and the working conditions there. To tell the truth I was shocked of what I read. Here are some of the crazy ones. “Marvel’s new offices have…

October 18, 2011 / / Thinking... 2 Comments

Last week a picture of Anne Hathaway’s costume was posted on our Facebook page.  The question was asked “What do you think?” When I saw the picture, I wasn’t blown away by it (even though Anne Hathaway is beautiful).  It isn’t the best Catwoman costume that has been shown on screen.  It was pointed out in our Facebook comments that…

October 17, 2011 / / Thinking... 1 Comment

Last updated on October 27th, 2011 at 07:26 pmSo I was looking at the latest Previews and saw this picture in the Marvel section: I can understand not wanting to give away too much of a key plot point or whatever but how is any customer supposed to know if they want to order this? Or how is any local…

Last updated on October 27th, 2011 at 07:25 pmThe National Post has an excerpt from Margaret Atwood’s In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination. It’s a great piece on comic strips, imagination and where that takes us.  Perhaps if Atwood had kept up the drawing Seth and Cooke would have some competition as Canada’s greatest cartoonist.

October 13, 2011 / / Thinking... 1 Comment

Last updated on December 1st, 2011 at 01:37 pmI don’t know if you’ve seen this elsewhere yet, but this article really struck a chord with me.  Reuters had a story about Herbert Chavez, a Filipino designer who is a huge Superman fan.  He’s had body modifying surgery to make himself look more like his idol, Superman. This is pretty extreme…

October 6, 2011 / / Thinking... 2 Comments

Has anybody noticed that in the middle of the unstoppable juggernaut of publicity that is the new DC#1s or the ubiquitous Fear Itself tie-in fest, there is a really good little Spider-Man story going on? Spider-Island is being done exactly how cross-overs should be done: it has a solid, clear story in the main book and optional cross over books…

Last updated on June 7th, 2013 at 12:00 pmArt is what makes a comic book a comic book. Without it, we would just have a bunch of words in a script and in which case we might as well read a book. All of us have our favourite comic book artists for various reasons. I’m sure many of us can…

September 4, 2010 / / Thinking... Comments closed

Terribly sorry for the large intervals between articles but I’ve been held captive by Dr Doom, much like the Scarlet Witch in Avengers Children Crusade! Why doesn’t the Asbestos Man have cancer yet? Professor Orson Karloff was one of the Human Torch’ nemesis back in the early days of the Strange Tales. Considering Asbestos’ fire resistant properties, Marvel probably thought…

July 24, 2010 / / Thinking... Comments closed

Apologies for the hiatus but we’re backing with another mindnumbing installment of Why are we thinking about this? What happens to size-changing superheroes that eat before size alterations? In Marc Millar’s Ultimates, it is specifically stated by the Wasp to not eat food before shrinking down or things could “get messy”. It’s pretty much implied that the food doesn’t shrink…

Last updated on June 7th, 2013 at 12:04 pmMy apologies for the delay in getting this week’s column up. But our comments are up and running so let us know what you think of Why are we thinking about this? and chime in with your suggestions and beliefs on this week’s topics! In Asterix the Gaul; how come Getafix doesn’t distribute…

May 26, 2010 / / Thinking... Comments closed

Last updated on June 7th, 2013 at 12:04 pmWelcome back to another ever so intellectually fulfilling and challenging discussion of the weirdest and inane topics to come out of comics ever! This week we continue to toe the line a little more and more as we are plumbing the depths of our superhero curiosities. How come some superheroes are so…

April 27, 2010 / / Thinking... Comments closed

Last updated on June 7th, 2013 at 12:01 pmApologies dear readers for the long hiatus that this column of inane thought has accidentally taken. But we’re back for now and ready to think of even more stupid superhero problems. Why doesn’t the Flash fall through the floor when he vibrates? Alrighty, Flash fans or DC readers in general will know…