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Top 10: Comic Book Headquarters by Jerry Whitworth

Top 10: Comic Book Headquarters by Jerry Whitworth While most heroes lack a secret place to hang their hat, those that have headquarters hold the keys to a collection of their triumphs and defeats with a space to improve their derring-do. Of course, as we will discover, heroes don’t hold an exclusive market on secret hideaways. I should note, I chose to ignore cities, planets, and countries like Latveria, Atlantis, Asgard, Attilan, Themyscira, and Oa out of personal preference. 10. SANCTUM SANCTORUM Home to the Ancient One and his servant Wong, the Sanctum Sanctorum is an unassuming three-story townhouse in Greenwich Village marked by some arcane symbol in its loft window. The building would become headquarters to the Ancient One’s protege Dr. Strange, Earth’s Sorcerer Supreme, and his Defenders. When one walks inside, however, the space is significantly more expansive than the borders seen outside. A veritably labyrinth of hallways and rooms, the structure was built atop a focal point of mystical energies that shifts with certain rooms always in the same place and others change through the passage of time. Some notable features include an expansive living room and adjoining library, a meditation room, Wong’s storage cellar, a room exclusively for the Orb of Agomotto, and a small courtyard.   9. S.H.I.E.L.D. HELICARRIER Built by Stark Industries and designed by Tony Stark, Reed Richards, and Forge, the Helicarrier...

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Top 10: Possible Power Rangers Crossovers

Top 10: Possible Power Rangers Crossovers by Jerry Whitworth   Set to meet its finale at the end of this month, Justice League/Power Rangers features a team-up between the two iconic superhero groups as they combat Brainiac and Lord Zedd. The six issue mini-series is the latest in a series of offshoots of Boom! Studios’ popular license of Power Rangers. Of course, the Power Rangers are no strangers to team-ups haven crossed over with Masked Rider for the three-part episode “A Friend in Need” of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers‘ third and final season and Marvel’s Masked Rider (1996) one-shot comic, Beetleborgs...

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Creator Profile: Jeff Parker

Creator Profile: Jeff Parker by Jerry Whitworth   Likely best known for his work in revitalizing nostalgic franchises for the modern day such as Agents of Atlas, Batman ’66, and Future Quest (featuring Hanna-Barbera’s action heroes), writer/artist Jeff Parker has been working in the field of comics since the mid-90s including creator-owned projects like Interman (2003), Underground, Bucko, and Meteor Men (2014). Raised in Burlington, North Carolina, Parker became a fan of comics while working for his father’s grocery store Chuck’s Curb Market (Chuck being Jeff’s grandfather). When he wasn’t busy racking redeemed soda bottles, Parker sat on the...

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The Outsiders: Young Justice Goes Digital

The Outsiders: Young Justice Goes Digital by Jerry Whitworth   Since learning in November of last year that Young Justice would return for a third season, fans have eagerly awaited further news. Earlier this month, the series’ voice cast revealed they had begun recording the new season only to recently have DC Comics announce more details about season three. Titled Young Justice: Outsiders, the show will be streamed digitally on a new DC online platform service (alongside the revived live action Titans series) in 2018 and features metahuman trafficking in an intergalactic conflict. Just as the show’s second season Invasion invoked elements...

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Young Justice: Interview with Christopher Jones

Young Justice: Interview with Christopher Jones by Jerry Whitworth   Since the announcement of the return of Young Justice, fans have eagerly awaited any more news about the upcoming season. While the cast recently began recording voicework for the series, many have been left to wonder if the upcoming season will also have an accompanying comic book series as it had in the past. Online, Young Justice co-creator Greg Weisman, who also wrote the comic tie-in, and his collaborator on the comic in artist Christopher Jones have advocated for DC Comics to publish a new series seemingly, thus far,...

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Big in Japan!: Interview with Tres Dean

Big in Japan!: Interview with Tres Dean by Jerry Whitworth   For almost twenty years, Joey Ryan has performed as the sleaziest professional wrestler in the world. Sporting his trademark sunglasses, white sports jacket, Hawaiian trunks, cherry lollipop, coiffed hair, trimmed mustache, and baby oil glistening, tanned, hairy torso, Ryan became a viral sensation when during a match he employed a suplex on opponent Danshoku Dino in Japan’s DDT Pro using only the strength of his penis. Subsequently, Ryan would acquire the title of King of Dong Style and become sponsored by the website YouPorn and his penis-based suplex...

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