Friday, November 24, 2017

How Nintendo Came to America

In 1985, home video games were as dead as a doornail. The Nintendo Entertainment System changed that, and at FAO Schwarz, a young Joe Quesada, now of Marvel Comics, was among the first salesmen.

Take a peek behind the curtain of video game—and cultural!—history HERE at Wired.

Jim McLauchlin

Joe Quesada on Changes at Marvel

Joe Quesada, courtesy Joe Quesada

The old order changeth: In November, 2017, CB Cebulski was brought in as Marvel Comics' newest editor in chief. Marvel's Chief Creative Officer, Joe Quesada, talks about the change and the future HERE at Newsarama.

Jim McLauchlin

Mysteries of Fantastic Four #1

Stan Lee's plot of Fantastic Four #1, printed in Fantastic Four #358

Fantastic Four #1 is one of the most hyper-analyzed comics of all time, but still, even 56 years after its publication, mysteries endure. The most tantalizing? Was it written in reverse?

Find out about that, and much more, right HERE at Newsarama.

Jim McLauchlin

Friday, November 17, 2017

Review, "Justice League" Movie: It Gets Better…?

Justice League, courtesy Warner Bros. Ent.
DC Comics and Warner Bros. have expanded their comic character movie universe, and after some dark, dark, dark fare, "Justice League" turns on some lights. To find out all about it and what it means to us, read the review HERE.

Jim McLauchlin

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Jim Demonakos, Jack of Many Trades

Jim Demonakos, photo courtesy Jim Demonakos

Jim Demonakos is a hard-workin' and pretty busy guy. He grew up in the restaurant business, and has been a comic retailer, a convention owner/operator, a PR/marketing man, and more. Wanna learn what he's learned over decades of experience? Sure you do. So read it here!

Jim McLauchlin

Friday, November 3, 2017

The Oral History: Justice League at 30

The famous Kevin Maguire Justice League #1 cover

Back in 1987, DC Comics revitalized Justice League with the talents of Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis, and Kevin Maguire. The title turned into a massive hit, humanizing and humor-izing many of DC's top heroes, and inspiring a bevy of spinoffs.

Now, 30 years later, the creators and DC execs talk about how it happened, and its legacy, over at Newsarama. Please read and enjoy!

Jim McLauchlin

Bwah-ha-ha, indeed