Monthly Archives: August 2013

San Diego Comic Con Masquerade Photos

Comic Con just posted the photos for the entrants in the 2013 Masquerade Ball. You can find them online here.

The annual SDCC Masquerade Ball is where the coplayers bring out the big guns (sometimes literally). For my money, though, here’s the best costume of them all.

Femme Doctor. Worn by Hannah Black. Designed and made by Hannah Black; Parasol and Ascot painted by Jarrnell Williams. Winner of the David C. Copley Prize for the Most Innovative Costume and the Century Guild prize. Photo by Barry Brown © 2013 SDCC – See more at:

Nova Prime is pretty awesome as well:

Nova Prime (onstage). Worn by David Cap Santiago. Designed and made by David Cap Santiago. Photo by Daniel Sakow © 2013 SDCC – See more at:


SDCC Recap: Friday Afternoon and Evening

Friday was a dilly of a day. If you’ve read the Friday morning update, you already know I was riding a wave of triumph, having bested Hall H and its mammoth line. Read the rest of this entry

SDCC Recap – Friday Morning

So, back to the business of San Diego Comic Con recaps. Friday was Hall H day for me. And if that doesn’t strike fear into your heart and get your adrenaline pumping, you’ve never been to San Diego Comic Con. Since Friday was Hall H day, that meant I needed to get out of bed around 3:30 am. Read the rest of this entry

Causal Comics Review – Collider #1

Casual Comic Review – Collider #1

Man… I don’t even know where to start with this one. I saw a post on the AV Club about DC’s reinvigoration of the “Vertigo” “imprint”. (“Imprint”? Really?) I thought I would check it out. Get in on the ground floor, as it were. So, how did they do? Read the rest of this entry

Casual Comics Review – Hawkeye

After slogging through some mythology-rich issues of Marvel Comics, I finally tripped across a Marvel title suitable for casual comics fans and even non-superhero comic readers. You don’t need to know much about Hawkeye, or his history, to love this title. A second viewing of the recent Avengers movie is over-preparation. Read the rest of this entry

Casual Comics Love… Vision and Scarlet Witch

I’ve always had a weak spot for this duo. I have no clue what is going on in the Marvel Universe today, but the Vision and the Scarlet Witch are my all-time favorite characters. Both are outsiders Read the rest of this entry

Casual Comics Review – Love and Capes

So, you never know what you’ll find when you walk the floor at Comic Con. Earlier this month, I wrote an extensive post about what’s right about SDCC. One of the criticisms about the show is that comic books are “marginalized” at San Diego Comic Con. If that’s true, how did I ever find “Love and Capes”? Read the rest of this entry

Into the Void

Like I haven’t done enough self-promotion here. Sorry, folks. But, this is amazing.

I’m working with a super-talented artist here in Omaha on our first comic book, “Into the Void”.

They say “a picture is worth a thousand words”. Well, when I saw Jim’s character designs, millions of words and hundreds of stories sprang to mind. Check it out.

Some of the crew from “Into the Void”

I finished the first script a few weeks back, and Jim’s in the process of completing the artwork and pages. We started a blog to track the progress. You can check in on the character art, bios, and the ongoing saga of two Omaha comic fans in the process of creating their very first comic at



Mutant Rights – The real world implications for mutants of Marvel’s legal actions

The real world is colliding head-on with the Marvel Universe. You should really hear this podcast on “Mutant Rights”. Read the rest of this entry

More San Diego Comic Con Photos: Saturday Afternoon

I just posted the last batch of photos from San Diego Comic Con 2013. This rounds out all the cosplay pictures I have. Next week, I’ll be searching out some of the better photos from my friends’ blogs and post links, for all who are interested.