Tuesday Night Comics 104: Benedict Cumberbatch’s Strange Costume!...

Dr Strange’s movie costume! Netflix Daredevil vs. Punisher! Our picks for new comics coming out on 12/30/15! And the launch of a new feature: The Tuesday Night Book Club, where we review a graphic novel. This week’s book: Black Canary and Zatanna: Blood Spell by Paul Dini and Joe Quinones. Next week: Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot by Frank Miler and Geoff Darrow.     http://ia601506.us.archive.org/27/items/TuesdayNightComics104/Tuesday%20Night%20Comics%20104.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...

NYCC 2015 Saturday Panels – Our Picks!...

Written by Nick Doyle and Billy Henehan. They say if you can survive Saturday at NYCC, you can make it anywhere. There’s a reason why the Saturday tickets sell out before 4-Day Passes sell out and that is because Saturday is the mother of all days at NYCC. Most of the biggest events are happening today. Will you be able to make it all of them? Of course not, not unless you own a Time Turner. There are too many panels to go through on the NYCC site, but you don’t have to wade through them all. Because we have cut through all the mediocre panels to bring you the best of the best. If you have to choose, at least choose from these. Because these are the BEST of the BEST of New York Comic Con Saturday 2015. Writers Unite: Writing and Pitching Comic Stories – 11:00-12:00 1A01 This seems almost like a sequel to Charles Soule and Marguerite Bennett’s panel together at Special Edition: NYC. That was a great panel; I expect this one to be as well. Writers talking writing. More panels like this please. Spotlight on Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba: Different is Cool – 11:00-12:00 1A18 It’s been years since Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba have been at NYCC. If you’re a fan of theirs, you need to be at this panel, because who knows how long it will be until they return? Thrilling Adventure Hour – 11:15-12:15 1A24 Listen to the cast and writers of Thrilling Adventure Hour discuss their dearly departed comedy podcast (which lives on as a couple of Image Comics series – check them out!). All-New All-Different Marvel – 11:15-12:15 1A10 Marvel announcement. Glorious Marvel announcements. Oooh, Gerry Duggan is going to be there. Looks like...

NYCC 2014 Saturday Panel Guide...

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM – CollegeHumor and Dorkly Present “How to Get Paid For Being a Nerd” – 1A24 Even if you’re not interested in starting your own fansite, this should be fun. 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM – The League Screening and Q&A – Empire Stage 1-E The League is one of the funniest shows on TV. You don’t have to like sports to like it. The League is about fantasy football about as much as It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is about Philadelphia. The whole cast will be on hand to discuss season 6. 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM – MARVEL Cup O’ Joe – Empire Stage 1-E Joe Quesada really stacked the deck at his panel. Brian Michael Bendis, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Dan Slott and Gerry Duggan. If you’re a Marvel reader, you’re probably reading a book written by at least one of these writers. 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM – Nerdist Comics Panel – 1A24 Ben Blacker is joined by the writers of three of my favorite projects of the past year: G. Willow Wilson (Ms. Marvel), Heath Corson (Batman: Assault on Arkham) and Greg Pak (Code Monkey Save The World). This would be a hard panel for me to miss. See you there! 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM – CBLDF: Tales from the Code – True Stories of Censorship – 1A18 The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund does great work, defending the first amendment rights of comic book creators and retailers. Speakers Denny O’Neill and Paul Levitz both have long careers going back decades at DC Comics. I’ve seen Denny O’Neill speak before. He’s very outspoken. I expect this panel to be both educational and entertaining. 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM – #YesAllGeeks: Let’s Talk About Harassment in...

At The Theater #31: The Town Oct11

At The Theater #31: The Town...

I flied solo for the first time during this movie watching project when I caught The Town on a rainy afternoon at Brooklyn Heights Cinemas. This is the first time I went to see a movie by myself since I saw A Hard Day’s Night at Film Forum about 10 years ago. Before that, I don’t think I had been to the movie by myself since I was in junior high school, when I saw movies alone regularly in the summer 1990 (the last being either Problem Child or Total Recall) at the two small movie theaters in Pearl River, NY. On a side note, I was hugely popular in junior high (Liar!). On another side note, how sad is it that both of those Pearl River theaters are now gone? Any readers of this blog remember those theaters? Okay, one wasn’t that great, but the nicer one had such a classic old-style movie theater vibe that’s hard to find in these days of multi-story megaplexes. On a third side note, what’s with me going to the movie theater alone only during years that start new decades? I know people who refuse to go to the movies alone, just as I know people who refuse to go to a restaurant alone. While I would much rather see a movie or dine with a companion, I recommend doing either alone both from time to time. There are definite advantages to seeing a movie by yourself: there’s no compromising on what movie to see (The Town), the show time only has to work for one person (me), and you get to pick out whatever snacks you want (small popcorn with butter and a regular Dr. Pepper, please) . But while this is freeing, there are definite...