On of the things I love about comic books is that every once in a while the do stand alone issues. That is, an issue that does not have to do with an ongoing story or really mess with any type of continuity. That was really the basis for a series called Marvel Team-Up. Volume 1 … Continue reading From The Longbox – Marvel Team-Up #74
I am scared. And excited. Scared and excited. It sounds a little confusing, but so is my life right now. I am working on opening my own comic book store. Many small businesses have come before, as will many come after, so I am no different than millions of others. But this is a … Continue reading The Ability to Overcome Great Fear
Hey everyone! Brian’s Comics campaign t-shirts are here! We will be out today at Comics FTW in Santa Rosa selling them. And they will be available for purchase online soon, so check back! Here’s a preview:
For those not in the know, Marvel Comics just released their newest comic book crossover event: Avengers vs. X-Men. In this limited series, Earths Mightest Heroes will do battle against the Children of the Atom. Tonight I attended an Avengers vs. X-Men launch party at Comics FTW in Santa Rosa. It was a great gathering … Continue reading What in the heck is the “AR” in Avengers vs. X-Men?
Today is the first day of Wonder Con and the unofficial start to convention season. Brought to you by the same people who bring you Comic Con International in San Diego, Wonder Con is like the smaller brother of said convention. In fact, I have heard it said that Wonder Con is what Comic Con … Continue reading …and after all, you’re my Wonder Con
Marvel released some new photos today of Cobie Smulders (“How I Met Your Mother”) as S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Maria Hill. More importantly, look at the screens in front of her. That’s right, it’s the Helicarrier!!!!
With Wonder Con leaving for Anaheim, the bay area was left without a major comic book convention. Sadness filled the land. Until a shinning beacon of hope came from Berkeley pointing the way to the Oakland Convention Center: Image Comic Expo! Image is an independent “comics and graphic novels publisher formed in 1992 by seven of … Continue reading Image Expo
This summer is going to be awesome! And here are two of the reasons why: First up, The Avengers! Earth’s Mightiest Heroes! This movie is going to be so much fun. Then there is The Amazing Spider Man! It seems too early for a reboot, but this looks like they are going a … Continue reading The Avengers and The Amazing Spider Man
…is The Defenders! I gotta say, I love the art by Terry Dodson and, of course, the writing of Matt Fraction. It involves a team of second string Marvel characters that come together to fight a common enemy. The team is: Dr. Strange, Silver Surfer, She-Hulk, Iron Fist and Namor. Kinda random, but I think … Continue reading My Current Favorite Comic Book…
Yesterday, DC Entertainment unveiled its new brand identity and logo. The new logo will be seen on comic books and graphic novels as well as other DC related websites and merchandise. This is all part of DC’s radical revamping of the company. If you remember, back in September, they relaunched their entire lineup of … Continue reading DC Comics New Identity