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Observe & Report: The Spectacular Spider-Man!



Few characters have stood the test of time like Peter Parker, the masked web head known as Spider-Man! With a plethora of comic books, film series and animated adventures, you’d have to go out of your way to NOT have encountered something attached to the wall crawlers legacy. Funny enough, in this age of streaming … Continue reading Observe & Report: The Spectacular Spider-Man!


Most Wanted: G.I. Joe



If you were a child of the 80’s then it was a safe bet you experienced the Mega Marketing craze of that decade. A cartoon show would debut and with it an eye catching line of toys and a tie-in comic book. With so much sensory overload, what was an 80’s kid to do?! Beg, … Continue reading Most Wanted: G.I. Joe


The Kree/Skrull War!



The Kree/Skrull War. The star-spanning saga that laid the groundwork for New Avengers: Illuminati, Young Avengers, Secret Invasion and MORE Marvel history-in-the-making! Annihilus, Ronan the Accuser, the Super-Skrull and alien fleets have targeted Earth, and the Avengers must defy them all – If they can avoid being shot down by their own government first! Filled … Continue reading The Kree/Skrull War!


Death In Superhero Comics



Death is a fact of life, but that doesn’t make it any easier to deal with. No matter the connection, family, friend, co-worker, the loss of someone from your life has an impact. The same can be said for fictional characters. When we invest our time into reading a book series or watching a long … Continue reading Death In Superhero Comics


Crisis On Infinite Award Shows



The Academy Awards has given out honors to all kinds of films over the last 91 years since it’s inception.  Dramas, comedies, war films, westerns, romances, musicals and animation.  Horror films and fantasy films have also had their days, although few and far between, in the top spot at The Oscars.  Even a few Science … Continue reading Crisis On Infinite Award Shows


Comic Event Fatigue!



This will change things…FOREVER! It’s phrases like that which grab a comic book readers attention. When we’re told that a character that we’ve grown up loving for so long is going to be put through a core shaking, life altering event, we grow concerned. What could possibly bend the unbendable, break the unbreakable? Three words … Continue reading Comic Event Fatigue!


Our Most Wanted – Maggott



  Spider-Man. Batman. Spawn. Wonder Woman. Doctor Doom. Savage Dragon. The Flash. Captain Marvel. Some comic book characters need no introduction. They’ve been around so long or have gotten so much media attention, just seeing an image of them brings thoughts of their origins, their greatest victories and most crushing defeats. Then there are those … Continue reading Our Most Wanted – Maggott


Elseworlds and What Ifs?



Alternate Realities. Parallel Universes. Infinite Multiverses. These concepts have become a staple of the modern day superhero comic book story. With series like DC’s Elseworlds and Marvel’s What If…?, readers get the opportunity to see their favorite characters, stories and events play out differently than they had seen before. Questions can be asked, such as … Continue reading Elseworlds and What Ifs?


The Art Of Collecting Part 2



A lot can be said about a person by what their hobbies are. Not too long ago, having a geeky hobby like collecting comic books, playing with action figures or buying trading cards could get you picked on and bullied by your peers. Now, the tide has changed. Geeks have slowly inherited the earth and … Continue reading The Art Of Collecting Part 2


The Art Of Collecting Part 1



Inside geek society, comic books, cartoons and movies are some of the most powerful gateway drugs into collecting pop culture. The amount of merchandise that comes out of popular shows and films is staggering and as technology advances, so do the awesomeness of the products released. During this first part of a two part episode, … Continue reading The Art Of Collecting Part 1