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MARVEL FIRSTS: The Tomb of Dracula #1

This month, I’m going heavy with the throwbacks. I’ve sporadically continued my Marvel Firsts series over the last year or so, but this February, I’m diving headfirst into Marvel’s history to see where some of its most iconic characters got their starts. First up is a character whose status as a literary icon far precedes […]

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THE FLASH: Can’t Touch This

The Flash’s 12th episode (“Untouchable”) was all about learning, although it did so in different ways. Sure, we learned that on HR’s Earth, Al Capone was the vice president. And we learned that Barry and Wally have a healthy competitive streak. But there were more serious lessons. Iris finally cracked and told Joe the truth […]

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When We Were Young

In this week’s COMICS 101, Scott helps you tell one Captain Marvel from another in “Captains Marvel,” then takes a moment to remember the recently departed actor and writer Miguel Ferrer in “Gone Too Soon.” Then, Jud tells the tale of a little boy and his quest to meet the wizard in “In Brightest Day.” […]

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REVISITING: Prisoners of Time

Full disclosure… Scott Tipton, who is, along with his brother David Tipton, the writer of Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time, is a good friend of mine. I’m putting that out there, because I’d hate for folks to think I’m looking back on this book fondly because of our friendship. See, the thing is, and any […]

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Big Fish – An Interview With Carl Gottlieb

This week in Episode 8 of The Blastoff Podcast, Jud interviews legendary screenwriter, actor, producer and director Carl Gottlieb, whose six-decade-spanning career includes cinematic classics Jaws and The Jerk, as well as television favorites such as The Bob Newhart Show and The Odd Couple. That’s a resume large enough for most to envy, but Carl […]

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Time’s Up!

What an amazing night! Thanks to everyone who came out for our packed screening of TIME AFTER TIME, and a very special thanks to the charming and hilarious Nicholas Meyer and Steven-Charles Jaffe, who regaled us with tales from production following the movie. And of course, much gratitude to our partners at Laemmle NoHo 7 […]

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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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