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The Secret Adventures of Houdini... and Todd Hunt

Loren Kleinman | Posted 10.22.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

As a one-time stage actor, and lifelong writer, Todd Hunt graduated from Fordham University determined to tell stories similar to those of his heroes.

How Comic-Con Helped Create Fans for Disney XD's Star vs. The Forces of Evil Six Months Before Its First Episode Airs

Jim Hill | Posted 10.15.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

There's a way that things used to work in the television animation universe. First a new show would go on the air. Then viewers would sample a few episodes and decide if they actually liked a program. If that were the case, then the fan base for this new animated series would slowly build over time.

Astoria Characters: The Priceless Pair

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 10.07.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

It would be flip to say that it was a toss of the coin that landed Jennifer and Frank Greco at Astoria Coins & Collectibles. But it wasn't much more complicated than that.

Yoga Deepens Its Roots in the West

Ravé Mehta | Posted 09.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Ravé Mehta

What happens when over 3,000 yoga practitioners converge in the middle of the high desert to celebrate four days of yoga, kirtan, and music? Bhakti...

LOOK: Liza Minnelli, Comic Book Superhero?

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.19.2014 | Gay Voices

The legendary Liza Minnelli got animated for a new comic book. The life of the stage and screen icon is the focus of Female Force: Liza Minnelli, ...

Unleashing Creativity on Business

Soren Petersen | Posted 09.11.2014 | Impact
Soren Petersen

The creative professions are moving into a new Golden Age after having lived for more than a century now in the shadow of engineering, marketing and...

Mark Waid Talks Everstar and Comics for Girls

Bryan Young | Posted 10.26.2014 | Books
Bryan Young

Comics superstar Mark Waid is working hard to make comics better. He always has been.

Two Little Girls Take On Comic Book Action Figures And Everyday Sexism

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 08.15.2014 | Parents

John Marcotte is the father of two geek-chic girls -- Anya, 9, and Stella, 6 -- who have a passion for comic books. Their favorite superhero is Gamora...

What's Luke Skywalker Been Up to For the Last 30 Years? A MAD Magazine Exclusive

Bryan Young | Posted 10.08.2014 | Entertainment
Bryan Young

Next week, the new issue of MAD Magazine hits newsstands, which is okay, I guess. More important than that (and with a decidedly higher budget), next year sees the release of a new Star Wars film.

Comic Con 2014: Amended Schedule

Spencer Green | Posted 09.27.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

12:30pm - MEETUP: The People Who Hated the Last Episode of Lost Meet the People Who Are Still Upset Over Ben Affleck as Batman, and Hug

What REALLY Happens at Comic Con

Posted 07.27.2014 | Comedy

San Diego's Comic Con is the premier event for fans of all things comics and action-packed entertainment. Seeing as how there are quite a few fans of ...

Comic Book Store Complains About Chris McDaniel's Bus On 'Batman Day'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics

Bruce Wayne has a new villain, and his name is Chris McDaniel. The owner of a comic book store in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, awoke Wednesday morning...

Sex, Drugs and Superheroes at Comic-Con International: San Diego

Savas Abadsidis | Posted 09.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Savas Abadsidis

David Reddish knows superheroes. And sex. And drugs. So much so that his book Sex, Drugs and Superheroes has served as a de facto gay guide to Comic-Con International: San Diego. On the eve of this year's Con, I spoke to David about what he loves, what he hates and what to do if you visit.

Hey, Execs Who Think Female Characters Won't Sell -- Come Marvel At Marvel

The Huffington Post | Sara Roncero-Menendez | Posted 07.21.2014 | Women

On Tuesday's episode of "The View," Marvel revealed a bombshell: Its new "Thor" series will star not a male god of Thunder, but a female one. Not a Th...

What Awesome Conservative Cartoon Death Is America Missing out On?

Lester & Charlie | Posted 09.18.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Conservatives are always outraged about something. A few weeks ago, we told you about the right-wing umbrage being tossed around -- not because of Obamacare -- but because of good old comic books. Well, for the conservative Comic-Con set, it's getting worse.

NBC Decides Character Is No Longer Bisexual, And Fans Are NOT Happy

The Huffington Post | Sara Roncero-Menendez | Posted 07.18.2014 | Gay Voices

NBC's "Constantine" isn't hitting small screens until October, but already the show has fans agitated. The drama, based on the DC comics franchises "H...

Top 5 Alternatives to San Diego Comic-Con

Home Away | Posted 09.13.2014 | Travel
Home Away

While 130,000 geeks head to the San Diego Comic-Con in July, you can check out a more affordable and low-key alternative in your own backyard.

Songbirds and Superwomen

Graham Milne | Posted 08.31.2014 | Books
Graham Milne

Emmie Mears has been searching for superwomen her entire life.

Holy Vast Liberal Conspiracy, Batman!

Lester & Charlie | Posted 08.18.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

These conservative writers and illustrators have "truth, justice and the American way" kinds of stories that they say are less ambiguous. But those doggone liberals won't let them tell their stories! Holy vast liberal conspiracy, Batman!

It's A Bird! It's A Plane! It's... Marcel Proust!

Roz Warren | Posted 07.23.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

These days, the man of steel just bores me. But Mark never does. And while it's impossible to know exactly what binds two people together, when it comes to my own awesome relationship, I'd just like to say "Thanks, Superman."

My Name Is Kyle, and I'm a Nerd

Kyle McMahon | Posted 07.19.2014 | Books
Kyle McMahon

n locking away my inner nerd in some proverbial closet, I denied myself years of pleasure for no other reason than to fit in. Never again will I try and change who I am to fit in with the "cool kids". I'm going to be who I am, unapologetically.

Captain America On a Not So Stereotypical Mission

Vishavjit Singh | Posted 07.06.2014 | Arts
Vishavjit Singh

I have many more stops on this journey across the nation breaking down stereotypes, not only of turbans, but of red, blue, right and left America.

An American Tail

Savas Abadsidis | Posted 06.30.2014 | Books
Savas Abadsidis

Tod Emko found a dog near death in the Dominican Republic and a new legend was born! In honor of this weekend's upcoming new Comic Book Day, I spoke t...

Fast and Furious: Novels, the Media and Our Changing World

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 06.28.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

While the blending of genres and multiple technologies is fine, some elements of experience seem to suffer. Things are being dumbed (and numbed) down.

Lynda Carter Discusses the New Wonder Woman, Plays Yoshi's SF

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 06.09.2014 | San Francisco
Pollo Del Mar

Rather than worrying about the star assuming the coveted role, which she played from 1975-1979 while also appearing on a series of TV variety shows, Carter expressed fears about how the character will be scripted.