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INTERVIEW: Catching Up With Comics Artist James Michael Whynot

When I first came across the comic book Gravetrancers from Black Mask Studios I was taken with the book. The artwork really grabbed me and I immediately went about tracking down who had drawn these images. As it turned out, the man behind the pen was not only a fellow Floridian but we also shared […]

INTERVIEW: Shooting the shit with Joe R. Lansdale

Joe R. Lansdale may be the most prolific writer you haven’t heard of. Champion Joe (as his fans call him) has written everything from novels (The Drive-In), short stories (Bubba-Ho-Tep), screenplays (the animated Son of Batman film) and comic books  (DC/Vertigo’s Jonah Hex: Two-Gun Mojo).   Lansdale even dipped his pen into a few episodes […]

Comic Review: Thors #1

Thors #1 Jason Aaron, Chris Sprouse, Karl Story, Marte Garcia & Joe Sabino Marvel Comics June 17, 2015 There’s a new police force in Marvel Comics and it’s one mighty group. They’re known as the Thors Corps and they serve their All-father, the omnipotent Dr. Victor Von Doom! Yeah, you know, that Dr. Doom of […]

8 Best Things About Tate’s Comics

  8. I have NEVER been to Tate’s and not found what I was looking for. Seriously if it exists they’ve got it.   7. Employees at comic book stores are not always the easiest or nicest of folks to deal with. Lucky for you the staff at Tate’s are courteous and surprisingly patient no matter […]

Marvel characters that need to be on TV/film: Part 3

As Netflix has just released the first of five new television series set in the Marvel cinematic universe, I began to think about other characters that are not currently featured in a film or television show and not currently in pre-production. This is the final list of my three-part series. To find part one click HERE and part […]

Marvel characters that need to be on TV/film: Part 2

As Netflix has just released the first of five new television series set in the Marvel cinematic universe, I began to think about other characters that are not currently featured in a film or television show and not currently in pre-production. This is my second part of a three-part series. (To find part one click HERE.)   […]

TV Review: “Daredevil”

The Netflix Series, Daredevil, is exactly what Marvel needs to counter successful DC television shows like Arrow, The Flash, and Gotham. I’m not about taking sides in the war between DC vs. Marvel, rollerblades over skateboards, Nintendo against Sega, but I do like an alternative once in a great while to the things that I […]

Marvel characters that need to be on TV/film: Part 1

With Netflix’s recent release of the first of five new television series set in the Marvel cinematic universe, I began to think about other characters who aren’t currently featured in a film or television shows and those not currently in pre or post-production. My list does not discriminate between which film studios currently have the rights to […]

Comic Book Review: The Tithe #1

The Tithe Review Matt Hawkins Co-Creator and Writer Rashan Ekedal Co-Creater Artist Bill Farmer Colorist April 15, 2015  From the minds of Matt Hawkins and Rashan Ekedal comes The Tithe, a book about Robin Hood inspired thieves that rob corrupt churches and give the money to charities that need them, all while being hunted down by two […]

The Top 10 Legal Struggles In Comic Books

When I think of comic books, many things come to mind. However, court battles are usually not one of them. Below are 10 of my favorite legal issues concerning comic books.   1.  Neil Gaiman vs. Todd McFarlane One of the least known comic book legal battles was over an issue of Spawn, number nine to […]

COMIC REVIEW: The Death of Wolverine #3 & #4 [SPOILER HEAVY]

The Death of Wolverine #3 Charles Soule, Steve McNiven, Jay Leisten, Justin Ponsor Marvel Comics October 1, 2014 The last we saw of Wolverine, he was on the fictional island of Madripoor and had just been saved from Lady Deathstrike by Kitty Pryde/Shadowcat. Sabretooth had wounded him in his eye in an earlier attack and […]

Great Odin’s beard, Thor’s a woman!?!?

Making the media rounds is Marvel Comics’ latest release and new series about everyone’s favorite god of thunder and wielder of mighty Mjolnir, Thor. Well kinda. The series is titled Thor but he’s not on the cover; a lady is! No, Marvel/Disney did not perform gender-transfiguring surgery on Thor. He’s still alive and well, more […]

COMIC BOOK REVIEW: Wynter — Issues 1 & 2

The tech of Minority Report meets the grit of Robocop meets Dark Knight Returns’ allegory of 24/7 news coverage are what comes to mind with the first two issues of Wynter. Named after its staunch female protagonist Liz Wynter, this science fiction story goes places mainstream books dare not tread. Wynter is a “name your own […]

PODCAST: Hangin’ Tuff with Chuck Livid

The ninth episode of Hangin’ Tuff with Chuck Livid brings a new format to the show. On this episode we find our host creating a petition boycotting Marvel Comics, playing songs by Village of Weedville, The Dwarves, The Antidon’ts, Faggot, Survay Says!, Imohoff Youth, The Young Rochelles and Death Jam. Chuck chats with the staff […]