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


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


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


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’


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!

Ex-Isle Feature

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”


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


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