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

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. Working at Wizard I was fresh out of college, at my first professional gig. The office was only 15 minutes from home and I spent my days writing and editing articles about comic books. Sure there were plenty of freebies ...

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 Lego Daily Bugle The Lego Daily Bugle has kicked the awes-o-meter up a few notches. I'd say if the Lego Death Star was a 10, this new Spider-Man set goes to 11. Yes. It's that amazing. Spectacular even. You could even say sensational. Not ...

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

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 myself with lots of friends. I haven't bought as many action figures as I used to, mainly because they're fairly expensive and I guess I'd rather send my kids to college than complete the latest collection of ...

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 the recent Swamp Thing TV series on DC Universe that Jason got his first glimpse into the character. And just like me, he instantly fell in love. Unfortunately, the TV show (while critically acclaimed) only lasted one short ...

Save Swamp Thing From Extinction #SaveSwampThing

I was always a Marvel Zombie growing up. I would eat, breathe and sleep Captain America, Spider-Man, The Avengers, The X-Men and everyone else who fought for good in the Marvel U. My buddy Ethan was more of a DC Guy and was constantly trying to get me to give them a shot. But the books he mentioned sounded ludicrous. Animal Man. Booster Gold. Swamp Thing. Really? Swamp Thing? The muck-encrusted mockery of a man? I wasn't into horror and thought it just sounded... well, dumb. But I gave in to Ethan's prodding and started reading Saga of the Swamp Thing with issue #21, "The Anatomy Lesson" written by the crazy talented Alan Moore. And ...

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Swings Onto Blu-ray & DVD March 19

There have been loads of Spider-Man variations over the years. Not just different artists or costume changes, but different characters. Spider-Man 2099. Ultimate Spider-Man. Spider-Gwen. Spider-Ham. Ben Reilly. (Sorry, I had to go there.) With the recent release of Sony's Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, mainstream America finally got to see them all too! If you missed it, no worries. The award-winning animated film hits digital download on February 26 and Blu-ray/DVD on March 19. I for one, cannot wait to see it again. As a comic fan, I loved just about everything in this film. The animation is slick and so incredibly unique, I can't even describe it. The story is rich ...