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“All the President’s Men”: wherein Josh Jabcuga examines the origin stories of genre fans.

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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“COMICS CAN BE ANYTHING”: The Significance of Jeff Smith’s Bone for the Non-Comics Reader

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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Scenes From a Bat-Life

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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Lumberjanes: Something New

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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THE FLASH Gets a Dash of Magic

The Flash’s 18th episode (“Abra Kadabra”) gave us an excellent villain of the same name (played by David Dastmalchian). Sure, David Copperfield may have been more science-based than magic-oriented, but there’s no proof so: magic. Granted, he was using his powers for evil, including murder and robbery! But I did think the throwback to famous […]

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Kirby Goes Kosmic

“There came a time when the old gods died…” So begins the first issue of Jack Kirby’s NEW GODS #1, the centerpiece of what many consider the crowning work of his career, the “Fourth World” saga of interconnecting titles for DC Comics. But in a way, that opening also served as notice to comics fans […]

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Living Up to Its Title

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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There Were Kings in Those Days

Scott and Jud look at two American literary giants who loomed large in their childhoods and still do to this day: Jack Kirby and Ray Bradbury. Also, the debut of “Small Talk,” with Harley Salbacka and a very special guest. Links: https://www.blastoffcomics.com/2013/12/kirby-goes-kosmic/ https://www.blastoffcomics.com/2015/05/jud-meyers-retales-a-ray-in-the-night/ From Scott’s “Ray Bradbury Story”:

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SUPERGIRL Goes a Bit Shakespearean

Supergirl’s 17th episode (“Distant Sun”) was directed by Kevin Smith—and that always makes this Jersey Girl happy (I loved that movie. Fight me.). It was rife with the usual humor and quips: Kara’s delight over bacon (yesssss), Mon-El’s Romeo and Juliet blunders, and Winn’s customary awesomeness. But it was also riddled with a series of […]

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The Heroes Are Real

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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Discovering Penny Dora

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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Creating Heroes for Make March Matter – Saturday, March 25!

  This month, we’re helping Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Make March Matter! CHLA is aiming to raise $1 million in March alone for children’s treatment, and you can help us make it happen! ALL BOOKS AND NEW COMICS ON SALE, 25-50% OFF! With a portion of all proceeds benefiting CHLA! APPEARING: Animation artist and character […]

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A Curious Beginning

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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Welcoming the Future, Treasuring the Past.