by Dave on 02/28/14 at 2:54 pm
Last night it was revealed that NBA star Lebron James has been quietly protecting America as Batman. This all became quite clear when James forgot to remove his cowl (Technical Cowl, Cowled out, Flagrant Cowl… ok, it’s out of my system) prior to his game with the New York Knicks.
This raises one very important question: What NBA players double as comic book heroes? (more…)
I’ve been taking my time with individual character reading orders, but this comment from one “Anthony” really kicked my butt into gear. (more…)
Crossovers get a lot of flak these days, and a lot of it is vindicated.
When I started getting back into comics, the idea of the shared universe was one of the primary things that excited me. There might be an alien invasion of earth, and it impacted the Fantastic Four in their own unique way, as it did Spider-Man. (more…)
So your New Year’s resolution for 2014 is to start collecting some of the best ongoing comics in all the land. Great decision. Exercise and productivity are shamefully overrated.
Much like I did with 2013′s mid-year list, this collection of comics will meet some combination of accessibility (they aren’t 40 issues into a great run like Chew) and enjoyability (they have proven their awesomeness or potential). While many comic book stories can be consumed best via trade collections, this list details the non-major publisher books I think you’ll have the best experience with on a month-to-month basis. Kick off 2014 right by adding these comics to your pull list: (more…)
In another effort to assert their dominance as a foreward-thinking, digitally savvy comic publisher, Image Comics recently announced Dropbox integration with their digital comics shop.
Here’s what that means for you and how you can quickly and easily connect your Dropbox comics to a free comic book reader on your tablet or smartphone. (more…)
Who said athletes can’t be superheroes?
For many, sports and comic books didn’t exist on the same plane; they were on different dimensions to be exact. But for some odd reason, real-life super athletes did appear in our comic books. From famous wrestlers like Robert “Sgt. Slaughter” Remus to baseball shortstop Calvin Edward “Cal” Ripken Jr., they showed us that athletes can also uphold the principles of justice and freedom for all mankind.
Now, here are some of the athletes that graced the pages of our beloved comic books. (more…)
Did you know Android smartphones consist of more than 80% of the mobile phone market? The stat always amazes me.
Attention on the iPhone is always so great that it’s easy to forget that as of the most recent quarterly market share reports, iOS only accounts for 12% of the total market. It’s not even close to Android.
And yet, back in the olden times we knew as March of 2013, Marvel unexpectedly announced the release of their exciting Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited app for iOS only. It wasn’t until a couple months later that the Android version of the Marvel Unlimited app was released, and in many ways it still doesn’t feel quite ready.
One major question remains: Just how functional is Marvel Unlimited for Android? (more…)
Bad Boys 2. I’m ten years old, and she hands me a DVD of Bad Boys 2.
My aunt isn’t necessarily the most age appropriate gift-giver. One time for my brother’s 12th Birthday, she gave him a package containing 2nd-grade learning trivia cards. I think my brother’s a bone-head, but that’s a BIG four grade miss, even for his limited intellectual capacity.
So it should come as no surprise that for Christmas as a 10 year old, my aunt handed me a DVD of the R-rated, Martin Lawrence starring, Bad Boys 2. At 10, my mom wouldn’t let me watch Batman & Robin (in retrospect, this was a godsend. I may have grown up hating Batman, Robin, and movies in general). Yet here I am with a disc full of cusswords, sex, guns, and who knows what else. Just think of the pot weed! And my innocent little (yet surprisingly accomplished) mind!
Age appropriate? Not quite. (more…)
More often than not, decisions involving comic books don’t create too much financial stress. There are obvious exceptions (Nic Cage’s copy of Action Comics #1 comes to mind), but generally speaking a $2.99 (or, gasp!, $3.99) comic won’t break the bank.
This all gets thrown out the window when we start considering the device you want to use to read your digital comics. Do you stick to a laptop/desktop? Do you invest in a sleek 10 inch tablet? What about a mini tablet to save a few dollars? And what about the Kindle or Nook e-reader devices? What’s the best device for comic book reading? (more…)