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The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast for the Week of 8-1-2012

The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast is shot live every week at All Things Fun! – the area’s best comics and gaming store, located in West Berlin, NJ.

Co-hosts the Invincible Ed Evans and the Glenn Walker of Earth 2 (Allison Eckel returns next week, promise!) discuss the new comics out this week in wicked high definition video, and also available on the YouTube. See it here!

Discussion featured in this week’s sadly Allison-less episode includes: Earth 2 doings, Superman in Action and Smallville, JLI, Animal Man and Swamp Thing, Nite-Owl and Rorshach, Defenders #9, AvsX and the non-participatory X-Men, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #13, Invincible Iron Man #522, Hawkeye #1, Avenging Spider-Man #10, Deadpool sans tutu, Daredevil #16, Spawn #222, Transformers Regeneration One #82, The Shadow and The Spider, Strawberry Shortcake and The Muppets, The Boys #69, Courtney Crumrin #4, whole lotta Sonic, Ed’s trades and Troll dolls.

Be sure to check out the wacky new All Things Fun! website, and the All Things Fun! Blogs, by Allison and Glenn, and ATF! on YouTube.

And be back here every Wednesday (or Tuesdays at midnight) to watch the new broadcast, and thereafter throughout the week!

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The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast for 1-4-2012

The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast is shot live in a real comics and gaming store in West Berlin, NJ – All Things Fun! – co-hosts Ed (iZombie) Evans, Allison (Silver Swan) Eckel and Glenn (Batman Surprise) Walker discuss the new comics out this week in two fun video segments, now in high definition, and also available on YouTube. See it here!

The first segment includes discussion of the following topics: Batman surprise, Huntress #4, Glenn has more comics than anyone else, Allison’s DC books, Action Comics #5 and other Grant Morrison goodies, Ed’s Marvels, outdated New Jersey references, Defenders #2, and stretch streeetch wrap it.

The discussion continues in segment two including: Ed’s X-Men titles, Ultron War?, Rick Remender’s X-Force, Avengers Annual and Academy, Fatale #1, Flash Gordon German lesson, John Carter goodness, Atlas Unified #1, Irredeemable #33, Godzilla goodies, Allison’s kids comics, Life with Archie #16, Marvel action figures, and new manga.

Be sure to check out the outrageous new All Things Fun! website, and the All Things Fun! Blogs, by Allison and Glenn, and ATF! on YouTube.

And be back here every Wednesday morning at 11:30 AM EST to watch the new broadcast, and thereafter throughout the week!

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The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast for 12-7-2011

The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast is shot live in a real comics and gaming store in West Berlin, NJ – All Things Fun! – co-hosts Ed (Chew) Evans, Allison (Adventure Time) Eckel and Glenn (Defenders) Walker discuss the new comics out this week in two fun video segments, now in high definition, and also available on YouTube. See it here!

The first segment includes discussion of the following topics: Action Comics #4 by Grant Morrison and Rags Morales, Hawk and Dove #4, Static Shock #4, Ed talks up the Penguin, Plutonian vs. Max Damage, indies, great ads for comics in the comics, the first scratch-off cover, and Chew #22.

The discussion continues in segment two including: Red Lantern warning, the Stuff Your Stocking Sale, Jeff Lemire’s Animal Man #4, DC’s new horror comics, OMAC #4, Ed’s Marvels including the X-books, double shot of Deadpool, Defenders #1, Voltron #1, and Ed’s trades and manga.

Be sure to check out the crazy new All Things Fun! website, and the All Things Fun! Blogs, by Allison and Glenn, and ATF! on YouTube.

And be back here every Wednesday morning at 11:30 AM EST to watch the new broadcast, and thereafter throughout the week!

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Steve Gerber 1947-2008


Steve Gerber passed away yesterday. This is truly a sad sad time for the comics industry as one of its great innovators has died.

Gerber was probably best known for co-creating Howard the Duck, a character despite attempted butchery for the silver screen by George Lucas, was one of the most original concepts in decades. My first exposure to Howard was an issue of his series where an armored Howard became ‘Iron Duck’ and battled a seriously demented baddie named Dr. Bong who would club himself in his bell-shaped helmet with a bong-shaped to make loud headache-causing booms. Then I cam across Stephen King’s “The Stand,” where King described the reluctant hero as ridiculous and reason comics had gone to hell. It wasn’t until later I realized what a brilliant, subtle and hilarious satire on our world Howard the Duck really was. Gerber was/is a genius.

Steve Gerber wrote many comics and characters over the years, including for Marvel Comics – Man-Thing, Omega the Unknown, Simon Garth the Zombie, Shanna the She-Devil, Son of Satan, Daredevil, Iron Man, She-Hulk, Hawkeye, the Guardians of the Galaxy and the rock band Kiss.

Far and above, for me at least, was his work on the Defenders, Marvel’s premiere non-team. His run on that title was among the wildest, off-the-wall and coolest I’ve ever read in any comic. Gerber made the Defenders different, he made them demented, he made them cool. Among his concepts for the title were the additions of Luke Cage and the Red Guardian, the unbelievable Headmen, Korvac, Valkyrie’s husband Jack Norris and the infamous Elf with a Gun. These were some of the most fun comics to read, ever.

Steve Gerber also did work for the independents with Destroyer Duck, Exiles and Stewart the Rat. His DC Comics work includes the amazing revival of Mister Miracle with late artist Marshall Rogers, and also work on Doctor Fate as a back-up in The Flash.

He also worked extensively in animation, winning an Emmy for his work on “The New Batman/Superman Adventures,” and was also involved in other eries like “Dungeons & Dragons,” “Transformers,” “GI Joe” and “Thundarr the Barbarian.”

Gerber recently returned to DC to work on the new Doctor Fate mini-series in Countdown to Mystery. It’s probably one of the finest things on the shelves right now. He passed while in the process of writing this one. He will be missed. By me. By many. Rest in peace, man.