Phoenix Comicon 2011 – RoundUp

What an amazing four days. There was so much to see, so much to do, so much to buy! So many people to talk to! So many, many, many panels to attend.

Phoenix Comicon 2011 – Local Talent Rocks the Con (Part 3)

I present to you the phenomenal artwork from the place I’ve been know to call a “cultural wasteland”; each and every one of these creators puts a lie to those words.

Phoenix Comicon 2011: The Zombie Apocalypse Edition

As I wandered through the four days of PCC 2011, I had the opportunity to ask attendees and guests, alike, how they’d handle what we all know is the impending Zombie Apocalypse. Here is what they had to say to this pressing question:

If you woke up tomorrow and it was the zombie apocalypse, what would you do?

Jesse James Comics: 2 years and Growing Strong

Big Names Turn Out to Celebrate Beloved Retailer’s Success & Growth Artists, writers, fans, and friends are expected to flock to Jesse James Comics on Saturday, August 27, to celebrate the store’s second anniversary and the expansion of the shop. Award winning writer, John Layman (Chew) will be on hand (from 12-6), as will many other comic […]

Atomic Comics: R.I.P.

I have a long list of things to write about; near the top of the list is a long overdue Local Lifesavers: Atomic Comics. Now it’s too late. I learned yesterday evening that Atomic Comics has shuttered all four locations. My first reaction was to yell, very loudly, WHAT THE FUCK?!? Next, I called my […]

Phoenix Comicon 2011: Chew on This! John Layman & Rob Guillory

Chew is great stuff: an engaging police mystery that is by turns funny, bizarre, intriguing, funny, touching, thought-provoking, funny, sick (in the good and bad meanings of the word), and, if I didn’t already mention it, really, really hilarious.

Phoenix Comicon 2011: Spotlight on Kids Need to Read

“Phoenix Comicon supports Kids Need to Read like no other convention supports a charity,” says Denise Gary, Executive Director of KNTR. “None of them come close to doing for their sponsored charities what Phoenix Comicon does.”

Phoenix Comicon 2011 – Spotlight on Jesse James Comics

Comics, collectibles, and ice cream; oh my!

Phoenix Comicon 2011 – Local Talent Rocks The Con (Part 2)

Yes, Stan Lee was there.  And big guns from Marvel and DC.  Of course, Todd McFarlane is a local dude, but he gets enough press already. But aisle after aisle after aisle (this ended up being a VERY BIG CONVENTION) was filled with incredible artists, writers, publishers, and one very special retailer (we’re getting there […]

Phoenix Comicon 2011 – Local Talent Rocks the Con (Part 1)

Maybe it’s the heat; it keeps ’em
inside … drawing, writing, dreaming. Maybe the low humidity
creates an unquenchable thirst to create.

Phoenix Comicon 2011 (Part 1)

Phoenix Comicon runs May 26-29, 2011. The guest list is beyond belief: Stan Lee, Leonard Nimoy, Todd McFarlane, George Takei, Adam Baldwin, Billy Dee Williams, Bruce Boxleitner, Cherie Priest, John Scalzi, Wil Wheaton, Elvira, Kristin Bauer … And those are just the names that even geek-challenged individuals would recognize.

Wednesday – No Apologies to R. Black

Deadpool on the top rack, Zatanna on the bottom rack…


DOOM! Magazine introduces a new interview series featuring the writers and artists who bring our favorite comics to life.

"The Walking Dead" Creator, Robert Kirkman


Robert Kirkman’s new comic, “Super Dinosaur” launches next week. DOOM! Magazine talks with the prolific and versatile comic writer about zombies, dinosaurs, and keeping the bloody stuff separate.

Layman & Garbett Put Spidey, The Hulk, and Deadpool Through an Identity War

There’s a marvelous interview on with writer John Layman (“Chew”) and artist Lee Garbett (“Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne”) about Marvel’s special annual series “Identity Wars.”