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Tweeks: Enjoying Modern Literary Viewing

This week we get all literary with reviews of two modern adaptations of classic works: the new TV show Selfie (on ABC Tuesday nights at 8pm) based on My Fair Lady and one of our favorite web series, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries based on Pride and Prejudice.   It’s just too bad this doesn’t count […]

Mike Gold Kisses Up To Robert Downey Jr.

Right now, the pop media is full of stories about how Robert Downey Jr. is about to sign on to Captain America 3. Evidently, the only thing holding up the deal was his amount of screentime: he wanted more. He really wants this to be a true Marvel-style crossover, ushering in the Cinematic Universe’s adaptation […]

REVIEW: The Warren Commission Report

The Warren Commission Report By Dan Mishkin, Ernie Colon, and Jerzy Drozd Abrams ComicArts, 160 pages, $29.95 Conspiracies are everywhere if you know where to look. Over the last century, Americans have increasingly looked for dire machinations behind the unbelievable. Much as our ancestors sat around campfires telling mythic tales to explain how the sun […]

Tweeks: Rick Riordan’s ‘Blood of Olympus’ Costume Ideas & Review

As we approach Halloween, The Tweeks have a feeling some of you still haven’t planned out your costume.   Never fear!  This week we offer up a variety of easy, quick, simple Percy Jackson themed costumes you can probably find in your closet!  We also model our Hunters of Artemis costumes, explain Amazons, and Maddy reviews Rick Riordan’s Blood […]

Larry Hama Makes It Up

The new documentary short, Making It Up As I Go Along, profiles Larry Hama.  You may know him best as the writer of Marvel’s GI Joe comics and the character profiles on the back of the GI Joe toy packaging, but he’s ever so much more.  Novelist, screenwriter, artist, editor, rock star, movie actor. Broadway […]

Dennis O’Neil: Beginnings, Myths, & The Flash

I guess that now we know because – correct me if I’m wrong – last Tuesday we were all hunkered down in front of our television sets watching the latest addition to broadcast video’s superhero pantheon acquire his powers. ‘T’was lightning mixed with some other stuff that made the Flash the Flash. Can we all […]

The Point Radio: ARROW – Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Thrives?

This new season of ARROW promises a major thrill ride for characters on the show and fans as well. We talk to the creators and cast who reveal a few secrets on what’s to come (i.e. Black Canary dead or ??). Plus comedian Adam Ferrara is in the driver’s seat for another season of TOP […]

New Who Review – “Mummy on the Orient Express”

There’s one of two things you can be almost guaranteed of when you see a story that takes place on a train – romance, or a murder. MUMMY ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS By  Jamie Mathieson Directed by Paul Wilmshurst As a farewell fling, The Doctor takes Clara on a trip aboard the Orient Express in […]

Emily S. Whitten: Convention Catch-up, Part 2

Dragon Con Dragon Con is always a blast (and a place where many photos are taken. Check out those taken by ComicMix photographer Jason Ward and me here). The first thing I have to mention is my favorite part of this year’s Dragon Con, and that was spending time with several excellent friends, and particularly […]

Box Office Democracy: “Dracula Untold”

I can’t believe Dracula Untold got made. It’s an amazing jumble of nonsensical film parts that I can only believe the pitch meeting between screenwriters Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless and the development executive at Universal went something like this: Matt: So, we want to make a Dracula movie that tells the origin story of […]

Tim Burton’s Batman gets Diamond Luxe Special Edition

In the better late than never department, Warner Home Entertainment is celebrating Batman’s 75th Anniversary with a variety of releases and just in the nick of time for the holidays comes a new edition of the 1989 Tim Burton adaptation that can arguably be said for kickstarting the current generation of super-hero films. Burbank, Calif., […]

Mindy Newell: A Dear John Letter

Dr. Hibbert: Homer, I’m afraid you’ll have to undergo a coronary bypass operation. Homer: Say it in English, Doc. Dr. Hibbert: You’re going to need open heart surgery. Homer: Spare me your medical mumbo jumbo. Dr. Hibbert: We’re going to cut you open, and tinker with your ticker. Homer: Could you dumb it down a […]

John Ostrander: Where The Hell Have I Been?

Frequenters to this spot on the ComicMix radio dial are aware I’ve been MIA for the past two weeks. Attendees at the Jedi Con in Dusseldorf, Germany, also know I was a no-show. Mike Gold has supplied the basic info but I feel I should elaborate. I’ve been sick. Really, really sick. It started with […]

Take a first look at the trailer for “Powers”

Sony’s Playstation Network debuted the first trailer for its live-action adaptation of Powers to a packed room at New York Comic Con today. Based on Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming’s creator-owned comic, Powers is currently in production starring Sharlto Copley as Christian Walker, Susan Heyward as Deena Pilgrim, and Michelle Forbes as Retro Girl, […]

Marc Alan Fishman: New York, New Sales, New Aggravation

So Unshaven Comics finds itself once again in the loving bosom of the Javits Center and the New York Comic Con. As I reminded you last week, Unshaven split its booth space with ComicMix in 2013. This year we split with the lovely Jim McClain of the Solution Squad (and subsequently Reading With Pictures). As […]

#NYCC Ticket Prices Triple In Secondary Market

Jesse Lawrence of TiqIQ tell us that it looks like everybody wants to get into New York Comic Con, and that there is a pretty robust secondary market and a totally sold out primary market. Jesse writes: “Our database goes back 5 years, and this is by far the most amount of secondary activity we’ve […]

Bob Ingersoll: The Law Is A Ass #329: THE LONE RANGER RAINS IN THE LYNCH MOB

The answer to the legal question posed in The Lone Ranger v 2 # 22 is: I don’t know, either. There, that was short and sweet. I answered the question, so we can all move on to other things. Me, I’ve got Baseball playoff games to watch. And you… And you, you’re not satisfied. Okay, guess […]

Martha Thomases: The Comic Book Fan as Retailer

The New York Comic-Con is this week, which is hardly about comics at all anymore. It attracts more than a hundred thousand people to the unbearable Javits Center, all of them drawn to a celebration of pop culture, fantasy, and science fiction. With all these people clearly interested in the genre, why do so few of […]

Tweeks: Love Riverdale

The Tweeks would not exist without Archie. These were our first comics and we loved them. We still love them. Archie taught us to love comics and teen drama. So this week we talk all about Archie and make a case for the few kids out there who haven’t read Archie for whatever reason to […]

Book Review: The Beauty Of Puck

What Fools These Mortals Be: The Story of Puck, America’s First and Most Influential Magazine of Color Political Cartoons • 328 pages, IDW Publishing, $59.99 (Amazon, $40.64) Once upon a time, mere mortal cartoonists held rockstar sway over American electoral politics via a wildly popular periodical that, early in its more than 40 year run. actually […]

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