Watchmen Action Figures Worth Watching

Matty Collector Watchmen action figures

Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen is one of my favorite comic book series of all times. This 12-issue mini-series from DC Comics is just an amazingly realistic look at a world with legitimate superheroes. At the time, it was a real departure from the more lighthearted comic books coming out. I devoured the series and wanted any merchandise I could find for it. Sadly, there wasn’t much beyond a few scant Watchmen T-shirts, a …

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Wizard Magazine, Dee Snider, Mark Hamill and Me: A True Origin Story

The Wizard Files

It’s no secret that blogging has been good to this fanboy. Really good. I mean without this outlet for my creative insanity, I never would have had the chance to interview Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson or Kermit the Frog. But what you may not know is that when I was younger, I worked in editorial for a monthly comic book publication called Wizard magazine. For more reasons than one, this was the ultimate dream job. …

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Lego Daily Bugle Review – It’s Better Than Awesome

This post contains affiliate links. My Holy Grail of Legos has always been the Lego Star Wars Death Star. My amazingly loving and generous wife crossed that one off my list a few birthdays ago and it was absolutely worth the wait. Sure, I’ve done plenty of Marvel and Star Wars Legos since then and they’ve all been great. But nothing, nothing filled with me pure everything-is-awesomeness like that Death Star. Until now… Meet the …

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Celebrate Father’s Day with the Father of Marvel Comics: Stan Lee

Marvel Legends Stan Lee Action Figure

I bought myself an early Father’s Day present. Yep, when I saw the new Marvel Legends Stan Lee action figure, I knew it had to be mine. My home office is cluttered (I mean that in the most complimentary way!) with all sorts of action figures, Legos, statues and more based on comic books, Star Wars, cartoons and pop culture. From Captain America to Danger Mouse to Mr. T to even Kool-Aid Man, I like to surround …

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Behold the Swamp Thing Cake

This past weekend, Jason turned 17. Not only is that tough to swallow but for the first time ever, I laid my eyes on a Swamp Thing cake. Yes, my wife Allison once again outdid herself by surprising Jason with a special birthday cake featuring the muck-encrusted mockery of a man. I’ve been a monstrous (pun intended, sorry) fan of Swampy since Alan Moore was writing the comics back in the 1980’s. It wasn’t until …

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