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Friendship and Grief (Baking) on SUPERGIRL

Supergirl’s 18th episode (“Ace Reporter”) had everything I ever wanted: female friendship, science, and the fantastic Rahul Kohli. Kohli may have been a plot device for us to get to know Lena Luthor better (her strength makes me cheer: “I wouldn’t know. I’ve never stood behind a man.”), but portrayal of Jack Spheer was excellent. […]

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The Mighty

Welcome to Episode 21 of The Blastoff Podcast. This week, Scott looks at the beginnings of Marvel’s Mighty Thor in “Journey Into Mystery,” while Jud welcomes you inside the doors of the shop in “An Invitation.” Further reading: http://www.blastoffcomics.com/2017/04/journey-into-mystery/ http://news.nationalpost.com/arts/movies/cultural-lessons-of-2013-thor-is-the-new-superman http://www.blastoffcomics.com/2016/12/jud-meyers-retales-an-invitation/

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Going Cosmic

Once upon a time, a curious me wanted to catch up on Avengers history. Through some digging, I found a name that kept popping up on the top 5 greatest Avengers stories of all time: The Korvac Saga. So I found myself a trade copy and decided to see what all the hubbub was about. […]

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Free Comic Book Day, May 7 at Blastoff!

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY is here again, and this year it’s back at the mother ship, at Blastoff Comics on Lankershim Blvd! As always, we’ll be giving away comics all day, both new FCBD releases as well as VINTAGE comics! Also back this year is our FCBD Sale! 25% -50% off all trade paperbacks, hardcovers […]

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April Is Guardians of the Galaxy Month!

At this writing we’re only four weeks away from the premiere of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and here to celebrate it is our Artist-in-Residence Elena Casagrande, who brings us this amazing Guardians banner! Look for more GOTG features all month here at Blastoff!

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Buried Treasury

Your humble professor is freshly returned from this year’s WonderCon 2017, 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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“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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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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Welcoming the Future, Treasuring the Past.