“All-New, All-Different” Marvel Universe Reboot Revealed (Updated!)

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Marvel has revealed that they will be rebooting a “All-New, All-Different” comic universe hot on the heels of the ‘Secret Wars’ summer event. Continue reading

‘Dozi the Alligator Finds a Family’


Cartoonist Dan Boris has published the first of a series of children’s books starring a little alligator named Dozi (“Izod” spelled backward) who adopts a vacationing family and sneaks into their luggage. Dozi the Alligator Finds a Family goes on sale this week with the author hosting a book launch and signing party at One More Page Books & More in Arlington, Virginia on May 30. Continue reading

Kickstarter Alert: Rush Gets the Fantoons Treatment in a Book of Comics and Art


The Holy Triumvirate gets the Fantoons treatment in this Kickstarter project for a book celebrating the band Rush in beautifully illustrated and humorous comic strips, cartoons, and illustrations. Continue reading

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Mangaka: The Fast & Furious Game of Drawing Comics’


‘Mangaka’, Kickstarting now, is a great game for drawing-enthusiasts and storytellers alike. No great skill in either is required to do well in this game that gives players a 60-minute window of focused drawing fun. Players’ comics, drawn in four 5-minute rounds, are guided by random themes provided by the game. Continue reading

The Ultimate Wake; 15 Years of Marvel’s Ultimate Comics

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As reported months ago, while many of Marvel’s parallel universes will find themselves vying for survival, one casualty has been verified; Earth 1610 (Ultimate Marvel) will most definitely perish, beginning with Ultimate End. We take a look at the events that helped shape that Universe and influence many others. Continue reading

Graphic Language: How to Read Comic Books With Your Kid


Comic books can be exciting, rewarding reading material for young readers. But for parents who didn’t grow up reading X-Men or going to Comic Con, they can seem confusing and intimidating. I’ve been reading comics my whole life, and I’ve had more than one parent ask me, “But how do you READ THEM? Do I go panel to panel? Do I have to read the sound effects out loud? I don’t get it.” And that’s a normal reaction. Continue reading

All in the Family: GeekDad Interviews Hip Hop Family Tree‘s Ed Piskor

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Three of my favorite things are comic books, documentaries and hip hop music, so when I discovered Ed Piskor’s Hip Hop Family Tree I was in heaven. In anticipation of the upcoming HHFT box set, Ed was nice enough to talk with me via email about the project itself and the unique kinship between comics and rap that it represents. Continue reading

Video Games, D&D, and Farting on the Bus: Bad for You Is Good for You

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Bad for You: Exposing the War on Fun is an illustrated tour through cultural freak-outs. The book is a historical look at the hysterical horror adults have felt about kids activities, from comics, games, technology, play, and thought. It’s a fun, surprising and biting survey. GeekDad has an interview with authors Kevin C. Pyle and Scott Cunningham. Continue reading

Dallas Comic Con 2014


The Dallas Comic Con 2014 kicks off today with many awesome guests, including, Stan Lee, Nathan Fillion, Most of the rest of the case of Firefly, Alice Cooper, A large part of the Star Trek Next Generation cast including Jonathan Frakes, LeVAR Burton, and Michael Dorn. If you’re in the area, ping me @AntonOlsen and we can try to meet up and talk geek. Continue reading

Amazon Acquires Comixology


Yesterday’s big news — at least for folks who are fans of drawings with words — concerned Amazon.com’s acquisition of digital comics platform Comixology. The open letter to readers from co-founder David Steinberger didn’t exactly get into the finer points of the deal, but it did specifically mention Amazon’s wildly successful Kindle reader line and the fact that Comixology “will retain its identity as an Amazon subsidiary.” Continue reading

The First Time I Took My Kids to a Convention

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This weekend, I packed the kids in the car and we headed for Intervention, the Internet convention covering everything from gaming to comics to cosplay to Wordpress. It required a lot of explanation. When we checked in at registration, my daughter asked why a woman was wearing a rubber horse head at one of the nearby tables. Continue reading