What We Learned: San Diego Comic-Con 2016 Recap, Reviews & Summary

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As usual, I viewed the San Diego Comic-Con’s 2016 edition as an opportunity to get a barometer on the next year in high-profile genre films and television shows, along with pop culture in general. Besides attending the convention in person, I waded through Twitter, online panel recaps, and videos of the various panels to pull […]

What We Learned: San Diego Comic-Con 2015 Recap, Reviews & Summary

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  As usual, I viewed the San Diego Comic-Con’s 2015 edition as an opportunity to get a barometer on the next year in high-profile films, along with pop culture in general.  Besides attending the convention in person, I waded through Twitter, online panel recaps, and videos of the various panels to pull together what I […]

What We Learned: San Diego Comic-Con 2013 Recap, Reviews & Summary

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As usual, I viewed the San Diego Comic-Con’s 2013 edition as an opportunity to get a barometer on the next year in films, along with pop culture in general.  Besides in-person observation, I waded through Twitter, online panel recaps, and videos of the various panels to pull together what I found to be the highlights. Movie […]

Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Masterworks Volume 1 Review

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I’d wanted to read these comics for years and the “Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Marvel Masterworks – Volume 1” gave me that opportunity.  Featuring restored reprints of the original stories and a crisp sewn binding, this book was beautiful. Most people associate the 1960s Nick Fury stories with writer/artist Jim Steranko.  Yet, Mr. Steranko […]

What We Learned: San Diego Comic-Con 2011 Recap, Reviews & Summary

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Marketing “Anything Can Happen” In the past, the convention has used its association with Hollywood to build momentum around the attendance of certain guests. While this year didn’t see a major reversal of that trend, it did feature a few notable attendees who hadn’t been previously announced. This created a general sense that missing a […]

Silver Surfer Masterworks Review – Volumes 1 (#15) & 2 (#19)

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The ‘classic’ 1960s “Silver Surfer” series was put out in two Marvel Masterworks volumes back in the 1990s and I was recently able to acquire and read both volumes.  Between the two, they contained the full eighteen issues of that series. The stories age rather well compared to other comics in that mid-to-late 1960s era. Stan Lee mentioned […]