Stan Lee to Make His Final NYCC Appearance...

New York Comic Con announced yesterday that this year would be Stan Lee’s final appearance at NYCC. No reasons were given, and this news coming so quickly on the heels of Darwyn Cooke’s death immediately had me fearing the worst. But hopefully Stan is doing well and at 93 years of age just wants to kick back, relax and escape the grind of constantly touring for conventions. How does this affect your personal NYCC? Are you going to make it a priority to get Stan Lee’s autograph this year? I’ve met Stan twice and have his autograph on three comics, so getting his signature again isn’t a priority for me. That said, I know I will definitely be signing up for a photo with Stan if it’s offered. And yes, I will be wearing my Spider-Man costume from The RPC Studio.  Hmm, I better start doing some situps. That spandex outfit DOES NOT hide a belly. All the best and excelsior, Stan! We hope you’re in good...

NYCC 2016: How to Buy Tickets...

Written by David Henehan. In an effort to deter the rampant scalping of tickets that has plagued New York Comic Con in recent years, show promoter ReedPop has announced some big changes the NYCC ticket buying process for 2016. The biggest news is the implementation of the new Fan Verification System. Similar to the system that is in place for tickets to San Diego Comic-Con, this new system requires that everyone who desires to buy a ticket for NYCC first set up a user profile. That profile will be good for buying one ticket for each day of NYCC. For example, Groot wants to buy tickets for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. He could either buy one 3-Day Pass or buy individual tickets for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. What he won’t be able to do is buy both one 3-Day Pass and one Saturday ticket, because that would violate the one ticket per day rule. What if you need a friend to buy you your ticket? That’s not a problem, as long as you first set up your Fan Verification profile and give your friend the email address attached to that profile. For example, Rocket needs Groot to buy him his ticket. Groot wants a 3-Day Pass and Rocket wants tickets for Saturday and Sunday. Once ticket buying begins, Groot puts in an order for tickets, and associates his profile for his 3-Day Pass and Rocket’s profile for Rocket’s Saturday and Sunday tickets. This will all be done on one order. When are tickets going on sale? We don’t know yet and NYCC has no plans to publically announce when tickets go on sale. Fans who set up a Fan Verification profile will be emailed with the timeframe in which they can buy tickets 48...

Game of Thrones – S6E3 – Oathbreaker – Recap...

Hi, and welcome to another of my recaps of Game of Thrones. For any new readers, please note, I like to use nicknames. It’s hard keeping everyone straight when they’re all bearded brunettes with long hair or blonde siblings who like to shtup each other. The episode open at the Wall, because WHERE ELSE IS IT GOING TO OPEN AFTER LAST EPISODE’S ENDING? Davos in shock by what he sees, Jon Snow breathing on the table. Jon is in even more shock than Davos. Smokey Vajayjay enters the room. She’s surprised too. That look on her face really drives home that she had 0% faith in her ability to bring Jon back. They ask Jon what he remembers. Smokey wants to know about the afterlife. Jon remembers being stabbed, but as for after death? He says it’s nothing, just nothingness. Jon actually does not seem relieved about being alive. He seems more confused about being back than happy about it. On a side note, this is the cleanest Jon has ever looked since Season 1, Episode 1. Jon heads to the yard, where his brothers in the Black and the wildlings are assembled. They’re all shocked, though Tormund manages to get a good joke it. He says that everyone thinks Jon’s a god. Jon says that he isn’t one. Tormund gets the best lines of the episode with his response: “I know that. I saw your pecker. What kind of god would have a pecker so small?” Even Jon has to smile at that one. The show cuts to a boat at sea. Sam and Gilly are on the boat. Sam is puking nonstop. Gilly is pretty upbeat, which is a total change from the books. I remember her crying her way through this...

Game of Thrones – S6E2 – Home – Recap...

The episode opens and we finally get to see the old man who is the three eyed raven. He’s not as woven into the tree as I pictured in my head from the books. He seems more encapsulated by the branches, like he just needs someone to saw him out. I’m firmly in the camp that the TV show does it better, but here I think the TV show lost out to the books. Bran is at the old man’s feet. Remember Bran? It’s been awhile! Wow, Bran has really aged since we’ve last seen him. That’s what happens when you leave a teenager out of a whole season of a show. Bran is seeing the past, specifically his dad, Ned, as a kid in Winterfell. And Winterfell never looked so good. The place is at peace, something Winterfell hasn’t seen since early in season one. Young Ned and Young Ben are practicing their swordplay in the yard. Lyanna Stark *cough* Jon’s mom! Jon’s mom! *cough* Even Bran is surprised by happy everyone is. “They were all so happy,”  he exclaims. The definition of happy in Game of Thrones is fascinating, I mean they’re still hitting each other with blunted swords. Whoa! Hodor as as a boy! And he’s talking! Hodor’s name is Wylis! Get ready for all the Hodor “Whatchu talkin’ about Wylis?” memes. Hodor is older than I thought. The old man pulls Bran out of his vision of the past. In the present, an extra from the Broadway show Cats is checking out Bran. I know, I know, she’s one of the Children of the Forest. Put your keyboard down, angry German fan. Bran asks Hodor about his past. Surprise, surprise, Hodor only responds, “Hodor.” Man, Meera has gotten older too. Meera looks like she could be Tom Hiddleston’s...

Game of Thrones – S6E1 – The Red Woman – Recap...

It’s finally here! The return of Game of Thrones! And the return of my recaps! You might remember that in order to get over some serious Games of Thrones withdrawal between seasons 4 and 5, I started reading the books. The withdrawal hit even harder between seasons 5 and 6, and I’m happy to report that I am now caught up on all the books that have been published to date. That’s right, I’m now one of those “That’s now they did in the books” people. Yay. Um. Hey, where are you going? Don’t worry, I still plan to keep these recaps full of the humor you’ve come to expect, but I might actually remember a name or two now (though Margaery will ALWAYS be Princess Low Cut). Thanks for joining me for another season. Please enjoy… Wow, that was one long ass Previously on Game of Thrones to start the episode. Did they show a scene from every episode of the series? Is a long Previously on… supposed to make it easier to tell all the brunette northmen with beards apart from each other? Or is it for people who are checking Game of Thrones out for the first time and thinking, “I’ll just jump in on this show 6 seasons in.” Smart choice there, big guy. Thankfully the Previously on… finally ends and the opening credits start. We can all agree these are the coolest opening credits of any TV show ever, right? The episode starts on the Wall. Where else would it start? My friends, family, coworkers, casual acquaintances,  baristas and I have been theorizing for 10 months as to whether or not Jon Snow is dead. If the episode started anywhere else in the Seven Kingdoms, I would have thrown...

Tuesday Night Comics Podcast 120 – Wytches vs Outcast Apr29

Tuesday Night Comics Podcast 120 – Wytches vs Outcast...

A little late this week, but here it is, the 120th episode of the Tuesday Night Comics podcast! Did you not make it to comic book store yet this week? Good, because we have our picks for the best books that came out on Wednesday, 4/27/16. Do you read Scott Snyder and Jock’s Wytches from Image Comics? If so, you’ll want to listen to this episode. Billy and Dave both read Wytches Volume 1 this week and discuss it in depth in the Tuesday Night Book Club. How does it compare to our other favorite horror comic, Outcast? Listen and find out! Happy Tuesday/Friday! http://ia801502.us.archive.org/14/items/TuesdayNightComics120/Tuesday%20Night%20Comics%20120.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...

Tuesday Night Comics Podcast 119 – Wonder Woman: Earth One!...

What’s up, comic people?! Dave and Billy are back and they’re here to dive deep into Wonder Woman: Earth One by Grant Morrison and Yanick Paquette. Plus, the guys give you their picks for the must-read comics of this week! http://ia801508.us.archive.org/31/items/TuesdayNightComics119/Tuesday%20Night%20Comics%20119.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...

Tuesday Night Comics Podcast 118 – Rogue One! Outcast! KIRKMAN!...

Billy and Dave are back for another week of the Tuesday Night Comics podcast! The guys debate the Star Wars: Rogue One trailer, give their picks for this week’s new comics, and get really into Outcast by Robert Kirkman and Paul Azaceta. Next week in the Tuesday Night Book Club: Wonder Woman: Earth One. Your homework is to read it this week to be ready for next week’s show. http://ia601508.us.archive.org/6/items/TuesdayNightComics118/Tuesday%20Night%20Comics%20118.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSShttp://ia601508.us.archive.org/6/items/TuesdayNightComics118/Tuesday%20Night%20Comics%20118.mp3Podcast (tuesday-night-comics-podcast): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...

Tuesday Night Comics Podcast 117 – Supergirl vs Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice...

Get ready for it! Episode #117 of the Tuesday Night Comics Podcast is here! We’ve got all the picks you need to be ready for new comic book day tomorrow! Plus, why Billy will now buy anything the team of Nathan Edmondson and Phil Noto create from here on out! And Dave compares and contrasts CBS’s Supergirl to Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice. Plus, more news on DC: Rebirth!   http://ia801501.us.archive.org/3/items/TuesdayNightComics117/Tuesday%20Night%20Comics%20117.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...

Tuesday Night Comics Podcast 116 – The New Fifty-Tues! Salvation Run!...

DC made a whole bunch of Rebirth announcements this past week at WonderCon, and we’re ready with the final installment of what we’re calling The New Fifty-Tues, where Billy and Dave pitch titles and creative teams for the Post-Rebirth DCU! This week on the Tuesday Night Book Club the villains take over as Billy and Dave review DC’s Salvation Run. Did it live up to the hype in Billy’s mind? Plus, our picks for new comics coming out Wednesday, 3/30/16 and reviews of the comics we’ve read recently. http://ia601507.us.archive.org/28/items/TuesdayNightComics116/Tuesday%20Night%20Comics%20116.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...