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He Was the Greatest

Editor’s Note: If we’re talking Treasury Editions this month, we can’t leave out the greatest, so let’s spotlight once again the following offering from two years ago: With the news on Friday of the death of unrivaled boxing champion, social activist and philanthropist Muhammad Ali, I couldn’t help but think back to one of the […]

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Buried Treasury

Your humble professor is freshly returned from this year’s WonderCon 2018, returned to its rightful home in Anaheim, California, across the street from the House of Mouse. And a great show it was, feeling much like what was to me the heyday of the San Diego Comic-Con, the late 1990s, when the scale was still […]

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Empire Building

With the world around us in the midst of a Star Wars renaissance unlike anything seen since 1977, it seemed like the perfect time to re-present this offering, originally published May 18, 2005, just as REVENGE OF THE SITH, the most recent Star Wars film, was about to hit theatres. Enjoy: It’s time once more […]

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Easter with The Big Red Cheese

Most little kids related Easter with the Easter Bunny. For me, and stillto this day, Easter makes me think of a different jovial character. Captain Marvel. When I was little, many Easters ago, I woke up one Easter morning to see my Easter Basket, full of the usual fare: chocolate bunnies, peanut butter eggs, jelly […]

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Roadrunner Comics: Translatius Strangius

All this month, we’ll be helping Children’s Hospital Los Angeles‘ Make March Matter campaign, which aims to raise over a million dollars in March alone for CHLA through the efforts of its corporate partners, among which we are proud to be numbered. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles sees over 528,000 patient visits annually, and is the […]

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Found in Translation: The Pink Panther

All this month, we’ll be helping Children’s Hospital Los Angeles‘ Make March Matter campaign, which aims to raise over a million dollars in March alone for CHLA through the efforts of its corporate partners, among which we are proud to be numbered. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles sees over 528,000 patient visits annually, and is the […]

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Disney Comics, Barks and Rosa

All this month, we’ll be helping Children’s Hospital Los Angeles‘ Make March Matter campaign, which aims to raise over a million dollars in March alone for CHLA through the efforts of its corporate partners, among which we are proud to be numbered. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles sees over 528,000 patient visits annually, and is the […]

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Mite Makes Right

Editor’s Note: It’s been pretty dark, tense times lately, I think we can all agree, and so I really felt like spreading a little goofy fun instead. Enjoy this lost entry from the COMICS 101 Archives: With Superman/Batman teamups on everyone’s mind these days, I myself have been thinking about a longtime favorite Batman teamup […]

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Wakanda Forever

After 10 years of The Great Marvel Studios Experiment, director Ryan Coogler has managed to break all-new ground with BLACK PANTHER, which opens up the Marvel Cinematic Universe to a brand-new world of exciting new characters and concepts, and does so in its own singular style. It really is remarkable. In much the way that […]

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Black Panther, TV Star

Are you ready for BLACK PANTHER this weekend? I can’t remember the last time there was this much excitement for a new Marvel Studios film, maybe going all the way back to the premiere of THE AVENGERS. While I can’t wait to see what director Ryan Coogler has in store for us with the Panther’s […]

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Marvel’s Most Overlooked Giant: Black Goliath

Editor’s Note: Did you notice Laurence Fishburne in the new trailer for ANT-MAN AND THE WASP?  Who’s he playing, you ask? Bill Foster, a.k.a. Black Goliath. Seeing Fishburne on the screen made me think about poor doomed Black Goliath, blasted through the torso by a Thor clone back in 2007 and then buried by helicopters […]

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Captains Marvel

When the news hit a while back that Brie Larson had been cast as Captain Marvel, it caused a little befuddlement with some folks who might not be completely up to date with the character. Specifically, the question came up, “I don’t get it – how the hell is she going to play the Shazam […]

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Holy Hollywood, Batman!

Thanks to my good friend Dan Greenfield of 13thDimension.com, I was lucky enough to attend the grand opening of the Batman ’66 Exhibit at The Hollywood Museum in the historic Max Factor Building in the heart of Hollywood, California, just steps from the legendary Chinese Theatre. The brainchild of original Robin Burt Ward and exhibit […]

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