Comic Review: Avengers #2

The Background- Marvel’s Legacy relaunch continues with the second issue of Avengers.  There is plenty to be excited about for this rebranding, and this title is just the beginning.  Personally, I am counting down the days to the return of Marvel’s first family the Fantastic Four, but this will do for now.  I absolutely loved…

Comic Review: Avengers #1

The Background- It is a new age for Marvel.  This time it is not so much about rekindling readership, but the company’s hands were kind of forced.  A new editor-in-chief in C.B. Cebulski, mastermind Brian Michael Bendis has moved on, and Dan Slott’s impressive reign on Amazing Spider-Man is coming to an end. What better way…

Comic Review: The Terrifics #2

The Background- I have been completely onboard with DC blatantly ripping off the Fantastic Four and creating their own like team.  The Terrifics was a great idea from the get-go and adding the writing talents of Jeff Lemire put me over the edge.  I love that guy.  Unfortunately, The Terrifics do not have the decades…

Comic Review: Oblivion Song #2

The Background- Geez, I am really late on catching up on Oblivion Song. Such a great first issue, I have been excited about this series, what happened? Oh yeah, comic books are a damn expensive habit. Regardless, it was only a matter of time before I caught up on Robert Kirkman’s latest series. Well worth…

Comic Review: Gideon Falls #3

The Background- Finally, the wait for the third issue of Gideon Falls has been released.  As a comic reader, the month-long delay for issues has become a part of life. However, waiting for a new Gideon Falls is a form of torture.  The mysterious story from the brilliant mind of Jeff Lemire has been eating away…

Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo: Day Four

The largest pop culture convention in Western Canada is officially all wrapped up.  It was a spectacular weekend full of amazing guests, vendors, and food.  I can easily say that this was the best year yet, and the expansion of Artists Alley was a complete success.  I would like to send a shout out to…

Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo: Day Three

First off, for some context I will mention that last week in Calgary it was snowing. Today it was plus 24 degrees (Celsius), and it was the busiest day of the Expo. So, it was hot, and it was crowded. But, that was not stopping anyone from having an amazing time at the geek fest,…

Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo: Day Two

On Thursday the Expo was open for just a few short hours. It was kind of a soft opening, meaning Friday things truly got moving. It was also a bit of a glimpse at how busy this show will be on Saturday- which is certain to be the busiest day. Two days down, and I…

Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo: Day One

And, the largest comic expo in Western Canada is officially underway. Like that, the crowds swarmed the local Stampede grounds in costumes and nerdy tee-shirts.  Once again, the biggest geeks of the city unite to talk about everything pop culture.  I couldn’t be more excited. Right off the bat, I was impressed with this year’s expansion. The…

Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo Kick-Off

Well, it is that time of year again.  Thousands upon thousands of nerds will be flocking together in my hometown to celebrate comics, pop culture, and basically anything geeky.  Over the next four days, there will be stars, creators, and paraphernalia of all sorts to see in Western Canada’s largest nerd fest. Do I sound…

Comic Review: Infinity Countdown #1

The Background  The wait is finally over.  As the Infinity Stones are about to be reunited in the Marvel Cinematic universe at the end of this month, so too are the powerful crystals returning to the comic book world.  There has been a lot of lead up to this major event with each stone appearing…

Comic Review: Gideon Falls #2

The Background- Today marks the release of the second issue of Gideon Falls, and I couldn’t be any more excited.  I ate up that first issue like it was a tiny little cupcake- like one of those adorable micro-cupcakes from those miniature cooking videos.  I went on and on in my review, which I slapped…