RIP Stan Lee

Marvel Comic's founder and American pop-culture icon Stan Lee died this morning after being rushed to the hospital from his home. While his comic book resume is well known amongst fans of the various characters he helped bring to life, it is impossible to overstate the influence those characters have had on not only American … Continue reading RIP Stan Lee

A Blast from Stan Lee’s Past (and Mine)

You'll have to forgive the patched-together pages, but you try scanning a newspaper page, lol. This is from the February 2, 1992 issue of the Stars and Stripes "Sunday" section: a multi-page article on Stan Lee, along with an article on the "coming out" of Canadian hero, NorthStar (hey, it was 1992...). I found it … Continue reading A Blast from Stan Lee’s Past (and Mine)

Random bits of trivia.

Random pop-culture stuff I've come to accept: - I may soften on The Last Jedi over time, but it will never be to me what it is to some people. - We /really/ need to enjoy Stan Lee while we have him; not even he is immortal. - I can appreciate an artist's work, even … Continue reading Random bits of trivia.

Attendance numbers for Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con

I just received an update about the attendance for last month's Stan Lee's LA Comic Con. And they're impressive to look at. Press release excerpts and my reactions are below. Enjoy! For Immediate Release: LOS ANGELES (November 9, 2017) – The seventh edition of Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con is now in the record … Continue reading Attendance numbers for Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con

Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con 2017, Final write-up

See coverage of days 1 and 2 of the 2017 version of Stan Lee's LA Comic Con if you'd like, but here's the write-up on the rest of it. Sunday was a "mop-up" day for us, getting the few remaining trinkets we would be able to fit into our suitcases for the flight home, and … Continue reading Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con 2017, Final write-up

Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con 2017 – day 2

In the immortal words of that great DC Comics anti-hero, Rorschach (Watchmen): "Hrrm." I'm not sure I'm in the mood to actually write this up tonight, but I suppose I must. You'll see why I feel this way in a moment. I was, as of yesterday, very high on this event once again, having apparently … Continue reading Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con 2017 – day 2

Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con 2017 – Day 1

Here starts coverage of this year's iteration of Stan Lee's LA Comic Con. As in previous years, today was a travel day for me, flying in from Salt Lake City to attend for the 5th straight year. And, as is usual, nothing much differs in air travel from point to point, unless, of course, something … Continue reading Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con 2017 – Day 1

Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con 2017 just got awesomer (yes: I said AWESOMER!)

Just received this press release from Stan Lee's folks. I'll post it in its entirety below, but let me hit some of the highlights: Melissa Joan Hart. And most of the rest of the cast of Sabrina the Teenage Witch for a reunion panel. (She seems like she would be fun to hang around with, … Continue reading Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con 2017 just got awesomer (yes: I said AWESOMER!)

Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con 2017

Hey, everyone! Well, I got back from the weekend in beautiful, hot, Las Vegas a couple hours ago. Now that I've done all the standard "back home" checklist, it's time to fill you in on what went down while we were there. (I'll do this in various posts, of course, including the Amazing Las Vegas … Continue reading Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con 2017

Amazing weekend incoming

It’s amazing how things work out sometimes. A few months ago, the wife and I decided to go to Las Vegas to see the Queen + Adam Lambert show. That trip is now only 2 days away. But, as it turns out, that’s no longer all we’re doing down there. The Amazing Las Vegas Comic … Continue reading Amazing weekend incoming