From his bedazzled headgem to his string cheese cape, Mister Sinister is one of the most iconic villains in X-Men comics history. Sinister, aka Nathaniel Essex, is a dark reflection of obsessive eugenics, dedicated to creating the perfect species no matter the cost. [Read more…] about Mister Sinister Reading Order!
Now that I am a certified press member who attends comic cons regularly (… Twice. I’ve done this twice) I’ve been thinking more about what it is that I’m looking to get from attending a comic book convention.
I attended Comic Con Revolution in Chicago this past weekend (technically in Rosemont, Illinois), and given the smaller scale of the show compared to the massive C2E2, there was a lot more emphasis on this question. What do I expect from a con? At C2E2 there’s so much razzle dazzle I didn’t necessarily need to address this question much (oh look at the shiny David Tennant!), but CCR and shows of a similar or smaller size bring it to the forefront.
Here’s what I’ve decided is important to me: [Read more…] about Comic Con Revolution Chicago 2019
This week on “Previously On,” I share my four favorite fictional superhero novels, and my three favorite non-fiction books about superheroes. [Read more…] about Previously On #71: My Favorite Superhero Novels, Tom King’s Batman, and The Power of Spider-Verse
Marvel Comics of 1969. Ultron goes nuclear! X-Men go Neal Adams! Hulk goes to Asgard!
The 1970s were hot on horror and supernatural comics. Marvel was no exception with Tomb of Dracula and Ghost Rider putting up respectable numbers. This lead to Stan Lee making the buck-wild suggestion that Marvel should do a comic about Satan himself. Editor Roy Thomas decided “baby steps” and pitched doing Satan’s son instead. And thus was born Daimon Hellstrom, “The Son of Satan,” who was demonic enough to appear in Ghost Rider, but man-in-tights enough to be in Marvel 2-in-1 adventures. [Read more…] about Son of Satan (Daimon Hellstrom) Reading Order!