Category Archives: Comics

Stan Lee is My Superhero

Stan Lee, the man I credit with inspiring my 48 years (and counting) love of comic books, passed away on November 12, 2018 at the age of 95.  Today, December 28, 2018, would have been his 96th birthday. I wanted … Continue reading

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SDCC 2018: Conspicuous Consumerism Edition

For a lot of people, Comic Con International: San Diego (know by many as San Diego Comic-Con, or simply SDCC) is all about getting stuff.  Free stuff. Exclusive stuff. Or just cool stuff that catches your eye.  The show floor … Continue reading

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Comic Books vs. Hollywood / “Big Super”at #SDCC

At San Diego Comic Con, the Hall H and Marvel/DC super-hero news and events are undeniably cool for fans of pop culture.  I love this stuff and as a fan of pop culture I am very interested in it, but … Continue reading

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Shopping for Comics in Antique Shops

We just got back from an anniversary trip up the central California coast to Hearst Castle in San Simeon, CA and one of the things my wife enjoyed on the trip was visiting various Antique shops in towns such as … Continue reading

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ComicSpectrum 2017 – Favorites of the Year

As we have done for the past few years, I gathered choices from the ComicSpectrum crew who had time during the busy holiday season to reflect on their various favorites in comics from the past year.   You’ll be able to … Continue reading

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Holy Cow! Jim Steranko’s 1981 Adaption of the Movie ‘Outland’!

I was at my Local Comic Shop this past weekend for ‘Batman Day’ and they were having a 50-cent comics sale.  One of the things that caught my eye was a box full of Heavy Metal magazine from the 1980s … Continue reading

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Long Beach Comic Con 2017 – Sept 2-3, 2017

As a heads up to everyone in SoCal, the Long Beach Comic Con is this weekend, September 2 & 3 at the Long Beach Convention Center. I’ll be there Saturday, if you’re attending drop me a note so we can … Continue reading

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