CAPS Auction to Benefit Stan & Sharon Sakai

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On Thursday, March 6, 2014, Southern California’s CAPS, the Comic Art Professional Society, will launch an ongoing series of eBay auctions of original comic art. Its goal is to raise funds for medical care for Sharon Sakai, the wife of respected cartoonist and longtime CAPS member Stan Sakai, creator of the samurai rabbit USAGI YOJIMBO. Sharon has been battling a debilitating brain tumor for some time; after an extended hospital stay and convalescence, she is currently at home, but her condition requires 24-hour care and medicine that costs more than the Sakai’s insurance covers. 100% of the proceeds of these auctions will go directly to Stan and Sharon Sakai to help pay their ongoing medical expenses. Continue reading

Thor: The Dark World on Home Video Today

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Today marks the release of Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World on home video release. This one continues the adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. Continue reading

Are Any Comic Books Romantic Enough to Be Valentine’s Day Gifts?

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With Valentine’s Day later this week, you might want to cuddle up with your significant other and a comic. Check out this list for some good books. Continue reading

Celebrate Valentine’s Day With a Friend-Love Giveaway

I Think I Am in Friend-Love With You by Yumi Sakugawa

Valentine’s Day is this week, and maybe you’ve got plans to have a romantic night out with a special somebody. But you most likely also have friends that you really love in a totally platonic way. That’s what Yumi Sakugawa’s book is for. Continue reading

It’s Zombies Versus… Everything!

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Fans of AMC’s The Walking Dead have about a month to wait before the series returns for the latter half of the fourth season. If you’re in the mood for some zombie fiction and just can’t wait until mid-February, then I’ve got some book suggestions for you. Please note that both of these book series have slightly different takes on the zombie genre — one is zombies versus superheroes and the other is… wait for it…

Zombies versus robots. Oh yeah. Continue reading