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Getting My First Books Graded

I had been thinking about getting some of my books graded for  a while now.  I decided to take a few to the Motor City Comic Con with me to have signed and graded. Being on a budget, I decided to [...]

May 24, 2015 Features
action comics

Panels of Future Past: Action Comics #1

Panels of Future Past: Action Comics #1 True story: About ten years ago, I was spending a Saturday morning doing what I usually do if I’m actually awake on a Saturday morning: finding yard sales. I was living in central [...]

May 24, 2015 Features
comic

The Casino In The Comic: Why Even Illustration Loves A Gamble

The game of poker is a worldwide phenomenon. Since the days of the soldiers on the steamboats it’s been a favorite, and it’s gone from being a simple pastime to a billion dollar industry. It’s a game that’s regularly seen [...]

May 7, 2015 Games and Gaming
Kaijumax

Two Comic Booked Dudes: Comic Show #1

Do you like comics? Or do you love comics? Two Comic Booked Dudes has a new show, moving on from the unboxing videos to bring you a discussion of all things comics! Check out this inaugural episode and you just [...]

May 6, 2015 Features
avengers

Avengers: Age of Ultron Movie – It’s here!!!

Director Joss Whedon, kudos to you on your last Avengers movie!  Your ‘around’ $250,000,000 budget for this adventure was well worth over 140 minutes of fast action battles, love and death scenes, talking metal and swirling super hero flight and [...]

April 28, 2015 Movies and TV
motor city con

C2E2 2015 – Comin’ in HOT!!!!

Chicago’s very own C2E2 (Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo) has raised it’s banners again as well as it’s game!   Without a doubt friday night cosplay was hot and heavy and expected to continue skyward all weekend!!!  Cosplay was again [...]

April 25, 2015 Cosplay, Features
motor city con

Chi-Fi at Palmer House – Bertha would be proud!

When Bertha and Potter Palmer created the fantastic hotel (originally. the 1st Palmer House was built as a wedding present for Bertha), little did they know it would become a haven for Chicago’s very own Chi-Fi (an all fandom convention)! [...]

March 25, 2015 Cosplay, Features
new comic

What Are These Things Called Comics? March 25, 2015

I heard some profound news this week. There are these things, paper and staples and ink, that people buy, take home, and read for entertainment. Can you believe this? I just find it amazing that people actually still read things [...]

March 23, 2015 News
Valiant Effort

Thursday’s Valiant Effort: March 18, 2015

Thanks for joining us again for Thursday’s Valiant Effort. I did a giveaway a couple of weeks ago and the winner was Julian Ferretti from Bronx, New York. Congrats to him for winning the X-O Manowar Deluxe Edition #1 hardcover. [...]

March 22, 2015 Features
motor city con

Planet Comicon’s Cosplay Day 2 – ON FIRE!!!

Planet Comicon was on fire Saturday – artists were amazing; Ant Lucia, Tommy Castillo, Jeff Moy, Darryl Woods and Reilly Brown to name a few were exceptionally on their A-game.   Writer Sam Humphries was the ultimate favorite (He’s the writer behind the Legendary Star Lord [...]

March 18, 2015 Cosplay, Features
motor city con

Wizard World’s Fan Fest Salutes Chicago – Artists Galore, Comics and more!

First ever Fan Fest Chicago hit the streets this weekend in Rosemont, IL and didn’t disappoint!  Smaller event than the regular Wizard World Chicago but jammed packed with vendors, artists, writers and celebs – everything you would expect of a regular W2 convention [...]

March 13, 2015 Cosplay, Features
chicago

Zombie Apocalypse hits Chicago – Mayhem!!!

World War Z hits the midwest during Chicago’s Zombie Apocalypse last weekend!  Newspapers claimed it was similar to 6 other Walker Stalker event sightings  witnessed in cities around the country; Dallas, Orlando, Boston, San Francisco, Atlanta and New York/New Jersey. [...]

March 2, 2015 Cosplay, Features
cover

NWI Comi-Con 2015 – ‘All About the Cosplay’

NWI Comi-con year 2 was off the charts!!!   Over 3,000 attendees came to Schererville, Indiana this weekend to find out if the con’s promise to provide a fun, reasonably priced family friendly event was true!!!    No surprises here [...]

February 25, 2015 Cosplay, Features
Supergirl

CBS Adds A New Character To “Supergirl”

CBS’s “Supergirl” series has added a well comic book character to its cast. According to Variety, Calista Flockhart of “Ally McBeal” & more recently “Brothers & Sisters” will play Cat Grant, “a self-made media magnate and founder of CatCo” where Kara (Supergirl) [...]

February 24, 2015 News
steampunk faire

Gardens and Gears Steampunk Faire – Milwaukee, WI

Historic Mitchell Park Domes hosted their 2nd Steampunk Faire – Gardens and Gears on 22 February, 2015.  Despite Polar Bear Plunge weather, Wisconsinites (and steamers from surrounding states) arrived to display their Steampunk gear and gadgets while adorned in incredible [...]

February 24, 2015 Cosplay, Features

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