Review: Al Rio Tribute Art Book – Volume One

Review: Al Rio Tribute Art Book – Volume One by¬†Jerry Whitworth   Three years ago this month, the comic book industry lost one of its stars. On the short list of modern day “good girl art” masters, illustrator Al Rio passed away in January 2012 leaving behind a wife and three children. Following his loss, steps were taken to support his family in a tribute art book put together by Rio’s friends and...

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Casting KRAVEN

CASTING KRAVEN The Hunter Should Take a Shot at Hollywood By Jerry W. Vandal Spider-Man is held tightly in the grasp of the Vulture as he flies low through the car packed streets of New York City. A news crew is bobbing and weaving through traffic as it attempts to keep up with the embattled foes. Vulture releases Spider-Man into the trunk of a car causing the arachnid hero to collide into and bounce defenselessly to the ground. The...

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Make It So: Classic Marvel Animation on DVD

Make it So: Classic Marvel Animation on DVD by Jerry Whitworth   Between the DC Comics Classic Collection and Warner Archive Collection, fans of classic DC Comics programs can have almost everything the company has produced for television on DVD for their collection. If you’re a fan of Marvel on the other hand, you’re not so fortunate. While Marvel has definitely become better about releasing older material such as...

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Amazing Spider-Man: How to Make a Reboot Work

The Amazing Spider-Man: How to Make a Reboot Work by Jerry W. Vandal Reboots are a commonality in today’s comic book industry. They’re often met by sighs from traditional comic book fans, though they do tend to show an increase in sales whether it be from collector’s or readers looking to pick up a book at the start of a story. In some cases they serve as way to take a floundering character, repackage them with new...

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Top 10: Avengers Members
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Top 10: Avengers Members

Top 10: Avengers Members by Jerry Whitworth   The Avengers are Marvel Comics’ premier team of heroes (though the X-Men and Fantastic Four could also meet criteria for this claim, with the idea in mind several from both groups have been members of the Avengers) combining together the best of the society of super-heroes that protect Earth from alien invasions, the folly of man’s science, mystical threats from beyond,...

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