All I Wanted for My 50th Birthday was a Galactus Cake

Galactus cake

For the past decade, my wife has been preparing for my 50th birthday. No, not in regards to a big present. Uh uh. She wanted to know what special kind of birthday cake I wanted to celebrate half a century. For years, I’ve told her: a Galactus Cake. In the comics, Galactus is a massive, planet-eating (no, really!) being who’s tried to munch on the Earth countless times, only to be thwarted by the Fantastic …

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The Pat McCallum You Never Knew

I wrote the following on Facebook today and thought I’d share it here for a wider audience. And also, because I want to use this space to share the amazing and ridiculous memories we all have of him. (Jump to the end for those…) I just found out that an old friend of mine, Pat McCallum, took his own life. He was an unbelievably big part of my life for more than 15 years right …

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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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