Sunday Evening With Captain Owen Episode 015: ‘EMP Museum’


This episode Captain Owen starts us off with singing a little “Baby Beluga.” We then talk about his Batman Painting Book, a trip to the zoo with Papa and Gigima (his great grandparents), and a trip to the EMP Museum and the ‘Star Wars and the Power of Costume,’ ‘What’s Up, Doc?,’ and ‘Infinite Worlds’ exhibits. We finish off the episode playing Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote, or as Captain Owen calls it–Dog and Ostrich. Continue reading

Four Decades Later, ‘Superfriends’ Has a Lot to Answer For

Geoff Johns is the Roy Thomas of my generation, and not in a good way.
Copyright: DC Comics.

My four year-old likes Aquaman. His favorite episode of ‘Batman: The Brave and the Bold’ is the one with Aquaman’s family vacation, his Aquaman LEGO minifig gets played with more than Superman, and if he puts on green undies he simply must have an orange shirt. Yet the first reaction people have on mentioning Aquaman is “ugh, all he does is talk to fish”. Continue reading

‘The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land’ Starring Norman Reedus


‘The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land’ is a new mobile game from Next Games launching in October to coincide with the Season 6 premiere of AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead.’ Norman Reedus, as fan favorite Daryl Dixon, will guide you through learning the game and help you out along the way. Continue reading

Superman-Batman: The Best ‘Elseworlds’ Stories


Here is a list of some of the best Superman and Batman Elseworlds stories out there, most of them for adults. Continue reading

‘Odd Schnozz and the Odd Squad’ Is a Rock ‘n’ Roll Adventure

Odd Schnozz and the Odd Squad

I first discovered Oni Press through the works of Jim Mahfood and Chynna Clugston, creators who painstakingly weave music (and musical subcultures) into their comics. So when I learned that Oni was also to be the publisher of a new project from Jeffrey Burandt, AKA: Jef UK of incomparable synth-punkers the Americans UK, it only made sense. Continue reading

‘Powers’ Comes to Blu-Ray and DVD


If you are a fan of Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming’s ‘Powers’ comic book series, you’ve no doubt at least heard of the ‘Powers’ show. If you missed it, the wait is over as ‘Powers Season 1′ was released on Blu-Ray and DVD yesterday! Continue reading

‘Enemy Ace: War Idyll,’ a Comic on the Subject of All Wars

Enemy Ace

There are lots of war hero buffs out there, who know their First and Second World Wars, and also, many who now know a lot about another terrible war: Vietnam. Enough time has passed in order to better understand these conflicts, to read about them and discuss them. Continue reading

Make Mine (Ms.) Marvel


The lack of female superhero merchandise isn’t news. In fact, it feels like we’re beating a dead horse at this point. Yet the issue persists, and there’s no sign that the mainstream licensing landscape is going to change anytime soon. Characters such as Ms. Marvel and Black Widow continue to be almost entirely absent from store shelves, despite the obvious demand from consumers. Continue reading

Worlds Collide as Johnny Boo Meets Dragon Puncher!

Johnny Boo Meets Dragon Puncher cover design - Copy

If you’ve got young kids and you’re not familiar with James Kochalka’s fantastic kids series, you should fix that right away. To date, there are six Johnny Boo books and two Dragon Puncher titles. All are quirky, cute, imaginative, and endlessly re-readable. Now, his two series collide in ‘Johnny Boo Meets Dragon Puncher!’ and sees the most fearsome robot-kitty-warrior teams up with the best little ghost in the world to take on a terrifying Ice Dragon! Continue reading

My DC Comics Essentials

Duke Thomas

When DC Comics rebooted its universe a few years ago with an entirely new continuity called “The New 52,” I took to calling it the anti-Corrina reboot because every decision made tended to be the exact opposite of what I wanted to read.

But now that DC has basically rebooted again, their universe looks different. Continue reading