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Gone Too Soon: Miguel Ferrer

“Turn back the page, to the Golden Age…” — Seduction of the Innocent   When I was a kid, it was a very different world for the geeky child or teen. All the things we loved weren’t cinematic juggernauts dominating the pop-culture landscape. The San Diego Comic-Con didn’t get features on every TV show or […]

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Gods and Comics

Scott concludes his two-part look at DC Comics’ multiple Earths in “And Then There Was One,” while in ReTales, Jud tells how those same DC heroes changed a life for the better in “Gods and Comics.” Further reading: http://www.blastoffcomics.com/2016/06/comics-101-june-29-2016-and-then-there-was-one-crisis-on-infinite-earths/ http://www.blastoffcomics.com/2016/11/jud-meyers-retales-gods-comics/

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Almost Out of Time

Our time-travel series at the Laemmle NoHo 7 in North Hollywood comes to a spectacular close this Thursday, with our showing of TIME AFTER TIME! H.G. Wells chasing Jack the Ripper through 1970s San Francisco! Not only that, we’ll have special guests, with producer Steven-Charles Jaffe, star Malcolm McDowell and writer/director Nicholas Meyer, who will […]

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A Matter of Timing

Looper Offers a Glimpse into what Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: Episode VIII May Hold “Love lost, such a cost, Give me things that don’t get lost. Like a coin that won’t get tossed Rolling home to you. Old man take a look at my life I’m a lot like you” (“Old Man” by Neil Young). […]

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Too Many Earths

In Episode 5 of The Blastoff Podcast, Scott explains how a comic-book publisher can find itself with “Too Many Earths,” while Jud tells the story of a very special customer and his “Three Dollars and Twenty-Four Cents.” Further reading: http://www.blastoffcomics.com/2016/06/comics-101-june-22-2016-too-many-earths/ http://www.blastoffcomics.com/2016/10/jud-meyers-retales-three-dollars-and-twenty-four-cents/

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Binge-Reading: Paper Girls

I have a bad habit of buying #1s of all of the series I’m interested in, and then either letting the single issues stack up or buying the trade when that drops. In Binge-Reading, an ongoing series of articles I do for Blastoff, I catch up on everything I’ve been missing since falling off the […]

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Sise-Neg Genesis

This story was created by Steve Englehart, Neal Adams, and Frank Brunner. They are three of the greatest names in comic-book history and we may have underestimated them. The story itself is seriously overlooked. Suspiciously so. By that I mean the story has not been reprinted as a trade, which is kind of odd. Makes […]

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It Ain’t Nohow Permanent

Scott introduces you to Pogo Possum and the rest of the denizens of the Okeefenokee Swamp on this week’s Blastoff Podcast Comics 101 offering, “It Ain’t Nohow Permanent.” while Jud walks you through the end of a relationship in this week’s ReTales, “The Break-Up.” Further reading: http://www.blastoffcomics.com/2015/08/comics-101-august-12-2015-it-aint-nohow-permanent-walt-kellys-pogo/ http://www.blastoffcomics.com/2016/08/jud-meyers-retales-the-break-up/  

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Cecil Castellucci, The Changing Girl

The Changing Girl — Cecil Castellucci

Our guest today is Cecil Castellucci, one of America’s most influential young-adult novelists. Her first book, Grandma’s Gloves, won the California Book Award Gold Medal. Her novel Boyproof debuted in 2005 and was named one of the best books for young adults by the American Library Association. She’s also in the world of comics; she […]

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