Yes, you read it right -- "Relocating the Marvel Universe" is back and we've continued our trip down the Atlantic Coast to North Carolina, the home of a great college basketball program and a whole lot of lighthouses.
But writing this entry proved to be a bit more difficult than I first expected. You see North Carolina just isn't very conducive to superheroing.…Continue
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It's been months since my last edition of "Relocating the Marvel Universe," where I profiled the Marvel heroes of Virginia.
What's this you ask? Superheroes in Virginia? Yep, in this blog series, I've moved the heroes of the M.U. out of the…Continue
I moved to York, Pa., about 12 years ago, and my wanderings through the area lead me to an interesting discovery: This was once the headquarters to the Record Club of America, a company that frequently advertised in 1970s-era comics.
Through a little bit of internet Google-fu and some on-site snooping, I've found a little bit about the company that duked it out with BMG and Columbia House, two more well-known music mail-in clubs.
You can read all about it in the…Continue
Over at my website, Comics on the Brain, I take a look at 15 of my favorite cartoon title sequences. Now I'll be the first to admit that my list is just for me. It isn't the "Best Ever" or "World's Greatest" cartoon opening titles. They're just mine, as shaped by my own experience.
(And boy do I get…Continue
Have you ever wondered why people sign up to be part of a supervillain's army? They're sure to get their face beaten in. They might even serve time in jail. They work in horrible conditions: Guarding canisters of poisons, go on patrols through experimental particle facilities, and everyone around them is armed to the teeth.
It's just not exactly what you'd call an OSHA-approved workplace.
But they do it anyway. Why?
Find out a few of the reasons in the latest edition of…Continue
In the 1980s, the Super Powers Collection, a toyline based on DC Comics characters, was licensed for use in a variety of countries. In Brazil, kids must not have been satisfied with playing with American heroes such as Batman and Superman. Fixing that problem, toy company Gulliver Juguetes decided to add their own character to the mix: Captain Ray!
Who is he? What are his powers? Did he ever fight Superman in the skies over Buenos Aires?…Continue
It's been odd to see that in the last year or so, the appearance of Smurf merchandise has really picked up steam. Part of this is the remnants of Smurfs 50th anniversary celebration, which occurred in 2008, and the rest is a slow build to the upcoming live-action and CGI Smurf movie.
But the strange thing about this little trend is that almost none of what you might see on the store shelves is all that new. In fact, much of it is recycled…Continue
As "Relocating the Marvel Universe" continues to ring the Washington, D.C., area, this blog series takes a look at the heroes of Virginia, and among them you'll find the king of Atlanteans, a man-demon, a Man-Wolf and even a few mutants.
What's "Relocating the Marvel Universe"? It's my blog series on how the Marvel Universe would…Continue
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Well, in this month's edition I have one such article. It's called the Dog Days of Summer.
In case you don't get PREVIEWS from your comics retailer, you can read it…Continue
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There's more to the Marvel Universe than New York City -- that's the whole focus of my "Relocating the Marvel Universe" series. Well, in this entry, I finally hit New York state -- my home state. Sure, there's plenty of characters in NYC, but Buffalo, Syracuse, Rochester and other cities get their share of heroes too.
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Comics on the Brain goes all podcasty on you for the 13th edition of Comics I Bought Today, where I give brief overviews of why I bought what I bought on New Comics Day for 7/22/2009.
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