Deadpool Joins ‘ Marvel Contest of Champions’

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Just a quick update on ‘Marvel Contest of Champions’ for you Deadpool fans: the Collector put Deadpool in charge of the latest set of quests, and he’s made a real mess of it. As far as Deadpool goes, this one includes a lot of silliness but is fairly tame—so it’s kid-safe even if the movie is very much not. Continue reading

Wizard World Comic Con Is Coming to Portland

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Wizard World Comic Con Portland is now just a week away (February 19-21), and I can’t wait to attend. This will be my first Wizard World convention. Continue reading

Yo-kai (Toys) Are Everywhere!

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When I first began talking about the arrival of Japanese super-property ‘Yo-kai Watch’ here in the New World, I truly wondered if American kids could possibly grow to love these distinctly eastern ghosts and ghoulies. If my children are any indication, the answer is a resounding yes. Continue reading

20 Must-See Movies for 2016

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Here’s a look, month-by-month, at twenty movies worth checking out in 2016, as well as more than thirty more worth keeping on your radar. Continue reading

Stack Overflow: Beyond Sodor – Readable Books About Trains

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Thomas the Tank Engine may be popular across the world, but some of the stories can be deathly to read. Here are a few alternatives to entertain your train-obsessed child. Continue reading

Sunday Evening With Captain Owen Episode 025: ‘Return of the Jedi’

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Today we talk about some of Captain Owen’s ‘Star Wars’ toys including a Darth Vader/Ahsoka two-pack we grabbed at Disneyland and a bunch of his Galactic Heroes figures. We then do a sort of re-telling of the Tatooine portion of ‘Return of the Jedi.’ We talk a little bit about the RunDisney Kid’s Races from both this year and last. Continue reading

Superheroes vs. Zombies… On the Ocean!

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Fans of Peter Clines’ ‘Superheroes vs. Zombies’ series of novels are undoubtedly walking around with grins on their faces right now. The fifth book in the series, ‘Ex-Isle,’ was released on February 2nd and it delivers exactly what fans of the series have come to expect: zombies galore, survivors pushed to the brink, superheroes striving to protect the remaining human population as best they can, and tension… pure tension… in every chapter. Continue reading

Bounded Enthusiasm #16: Happy 10th Anniversary, First Second Books!

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Today’s episode of Bounded Enthusiasm is a celebration of the tenth anniversary of First Second Books, one of my favorite publishers. Continue reading

Same Geek Channel: ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ Episode 1.03 “Blood Ties”

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Still in 1975, Rip attempts to weaken Savage while Captain Cold leads his own mission to change history. Continue reading

The Force Is Strong With My Pets

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We’ve all seen the plethora of Star Wars related merchandise flood the market several months before The Force Awakens hit theaters, and I was the first to throw up my hands and say, “Enough already!” Sorry but oranges have nothing to do with BB-8! However, the Petco line of Star Wars goods for pets is actually a perfect use of the license. Continue reading