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The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast for the Week of 4-18-2012

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 Ed (Blue Lantern) Evans, Allison (Lost Girl) Eckel, and Glenn (Reprecussions) Walker discuss the new comics out this week in two fun video segments, in wicked high definition, and available on the YouTube. See it here!

Discussion featured in this brand new extended episode includes: Still reading, Free Comic Book Day, Batman: Night of Owls, spoilers, why Justice League #8 bothers Glenn, “Lost” story structure, chicks with guns in Wonder Woman #8, Captain Atom, Black Canary, and Blue Beetle, Supergirl #8, T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents and Legion, Green Lantern Corps #8. Avengers vs. X-Men #2 and associated titles, old school Defenderin’, Amazing Spider-Man #684, Thunderbolts, Hulk, and Iron Man, the non-AvsX X-titles, Fables #116, Garth Ennis’ The Shadow #1, The Walking Dead #96, Ed’s indies, Glenn faces repercussions, Allison’s kids comics, trades and manga.

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

Special thanks go to Dina Evans who keeps us all in line, and on the straight and narrow, and runs the show from behind the scenes. And be back here every Wednesday (or Tuesdays at midnight) to watch the new broadcast, and thereafter throughout the week!

The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast for 3-21-2012

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 Ed (Shazam) Evans and Glenn (Captain Marvel) Walker (the much-missed Allison will be back next week) discuss the new comics out this week in two fun video segments, in wicked high definition, and available on the YouTube. See it here!

This first segment includes discussion of the following topics: The Big Avengers Vs. X-Men Event at ATF!, Justice League #7 by Geoff Johns and Gene Ha, more Flashpoint trades, Green Lantern Corps #7, Batman #7, comics of the future, ‘chick’ comics, T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents V2 #5 (of 6) by Nick Spencer, Wes Craig and Michael Choi, Neal Adams’ Batman Odyssey V2 #6 (of 7), Catwoman’s day after, and the rest of the DC New 52.

The discussion continues here in segment two including: Fables #115 by Bill Willingham, Tiny Titans #50 by Franco and Art Baltazar, kids comics, Kick-Ass 2 #7, Supercrooks #1 by Mark Millar and Leinil Yu, Amazing Spider-Man #682 by Dan Slott, Invincible Iron Man #514 by Matt Fraction, Avengers X-Sanction #4, Deadpool #52, the X-titles, indies, and trades.

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

Special thanks go to Dina Evans who keeps us all in line, and on the straight and narrow, and runs the show from behind the scenes. 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 Indies First All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast for 1-18-2012

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 (Crossed) Evans, Allison (Danger Girl) Eckel and Glenn (Lord of the Jungle) 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: Earthquake, Indies first, Fables #113, Legend of Oz The Wicked West #2, Star Trek #5, Tarzan in Lord of the Jungle #1, Crossed Psychopath #7, Planet of the Apes #10, videogame comics, Grant Morrison’s Steed and Mrs. Peel the other Avengers, kids comics, Tiny Titans, redheads, and the secret oranges of Wonder Girl.

The discussion continues in segment two including: Scott Snyder’s Batman #5, Supergirl #5, fighting in armored bathing suits, DC Universe Presents #5 featuring Deadman, Catwoman #5 by Judd Winick, acid trip Batman, Walt Simonson on T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents and Legion of Super-Heroes, the big quiet, X-Men Blue, AVX, Ed’s Marvels, Mark Waid’s Daredevil #8, Avengers #21, and the trades of the week, with bonus sparkles.

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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What I Liked in 2011

Rather than go whole hog and do a best and worst of blog entry this year, and besides I’m already a week or so late for that anyway, I’m going to be tardy and lazy, and just do lists. Sorry, but I’m burnt, that’s all you get this year. Here are the lists, bests, favorites, take your pick…

Movies – in no particular order – Hugo, Ra.One, Captain America: The First Avenger, Super 8, Midnight in Paris, Attack the Block, Thor, The Help, Source Code, and Bunraku.

Television – also in no particular order – “Hell on Wheels,” “Game of Thrones,” “Boardwalk Empire,” “Treme,” “Doctor Who,” “Mad Men,” “Dexter,” “The Hour,” “Shameless,” “Castle,” “Chuck” “Louie,” “Sons of Anarchy” and “The Walking Dead.” And yes, I know that’s more than ten choices. Deal with it.

With the birthday gift of a Nook late in the year I have started to read again so I wanted to give a shout out to a few books as well. I liked A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin, Horns by Joe Hill, Supergods by Grant Morrison, Kraken by China Mieville, and Reamde by Neal Stephenson.

I didn’t really listen to much new music this year. I bought a lot of stuff from “Glee,” and new albums by Kate Bush, William Shatner, Adam Warrock and Robyn, as well as soundtracks to Ra.One, X-Men First Class, and “Treme” spent a lot of time on my iPod.

Comics – T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents by Nick Spencer, Aquaman by Geoff Johns, Secret Avengers by Warren Ellis, Frankenstein Agent of SHADE, Action Comics by Paul Cornell, and the new Defenders series from Matt Fraction are all up high in my opinion.

And, in short, that’s what I liked in 2011…

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The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast for 12-21-2011

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 (Santa) Evans, Allison (“Holy Codpiece, Batman!”) Eckel and Glenn (The Grinch) 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: A little something something for the holidays, the Last Minute Midnight Madness Sale at All Things Fun!, Justice League #4 by Geoff Johns and Jim Lee, Scott Snyder’s Batman #4, Judd Winick’s Catwoman #4, the rest of the Bat-books, Batman Inc.: Leviathan Strikes, DC Comics Presents #4 featuring Deadman, Blue Beetle #4, and Nick Spencer’s T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #2.

The discussion continues in segment two including: Pop Heroes, Han Solo and X-23, the X-titles, Ed’s Marvels, Dan Slott’s Amazing Spider-Man #676, Deadpool and the Hydra muu-muu, how to use a comics index, Brian Michael Bendis’ Avengers #20, more Marvels, Ed’s indies including G.I. Joe, Invincible and the death of Optimus Prime, Allison’s kids comics, Ed’s trades, and the Last Minute Midnight Madness Sale.

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!

And don’t forget The Last Minute Midnight Madness Sale at All Things Fun! in West Berlin NJ – 30% off almost everything in the store! It starts at 11:00 PM Friday, December 23rd and goes to 1:00 AM!

Meet and talk with comic creators Neil Vokes (Flesh & Blood, Eagle), Harvey Award winning Bryan J.L. Glass (Thor, Mice Templar), Tony DiGerolamo (Super Frat, Jersey Devil), Mark Poulton (Avengelyne, Koni Waves), inker Tom Schloendorn, and inker, artist and writer Bob Petrecca!

If you’re in the South Jersey/Philadelphia area, come on down, and if not, join us here to watch the live interviews and vidcast with Allison and Glenn!

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The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast for 11-30-2011

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 (Bronze Age) Evans, Allison (Post-Crisis) Eckel and Glenn (Silver Age) 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: Tiny Titans #46 and the identity of the New DC 52 Mystery Girl, Green Lantern the Animated Series #0 – both by Art Baltazar and Franco, Archie Meets KISS!, Archie Babies, Ed’s Marvels including Thunderbolts, Ghost Rider and the X-Men titles, and Glenn’s Marvels including Red Skull, Mark Waid’s Daredevil, the FF and the whole Marvel Universe B through C.

The discussion continues in segment two including: Paul Levitz’ Legion: Secret Origin #2, THUNDER Agents new and old by Nick Spencer, Fables and its television counterparts, Ed’s indies including Star Wars from Dark Horse, Buffy Season 9, TMNT, and Avengelyne by Mark Poulton, Allison’s kids comics, Star Trek #3, Green Lantern action figures trades and winter Angry Birds.

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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The All Things Fun! Comics Vidcast for May 18th 2011

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

The first segment includes discussion of the following topics: Allison catches up with Flashpoint, Ed and Glenn help fill in the details and conspiracy theories, Avengers #13, more Avenger-y goodness with the superhero prom, the Sinister Six and movie tie-ins, and the Death of Ultimate Spider-Man.

The discussion continues in segment two including: Allison’s The Batcave, Smallville unintentional tie-ins, J.T. Krul’s Teen Titans #95, Allison’s Kids Komics, Geoff Johns’ Flash Omnibus, Ed’s X-Men and leftovers, T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #7 by Nick Spencer and Mike Grell, James Robinson’s Justice League of America #57, Zatanna #13, the Rocketeer is back, Thor movie toys, the return of light saber chopsticks and Ed’s trades.

Be sure to check out the 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 broadcast live, and thereafter throughout the week!

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Main Enterprises Magazines

Just a quick note of shameless self-promotion here, but I wanted to let everyone know that Main Enterprises now takes PayPal!

This move into the twenty-first century means that folks can now take advantage of the new technology and order some of the magazines from these fine folks, like Comic Fan! and Dark Corridor for which I’ve written.

Check them out here!

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George Tuska 1916-2009

Comics artist George Tuska passed away yesterday at the age of 93. He had only just days before finally retired from doing art commissions.

Tuska’s career spanned more than six decades having done work in the Golden, Silver, Bronze and Modern Ages. One could say he might be best remembered for his work on Iron Man, but the truth is the man’s pen touched nearly every comic book character.

With his reputation as a fill-in artist, there wasn’t anyone he didn’t draw. And his regular work spanned the field from Luke Cage to the Avengers to the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents to Black Goliath to the Sub-Mariner to Buck Rogers to the original Captain Marvel to Superman and the Justice League in their newspaper strip.

We have truly lost one of the great ones, he will be missed.

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San Diego Comic-Con Wrap-Up

It’s Monday and Comic-Con is over. So what happened? To be perfectly honest, not much, at least not comic-related. When San Diego began, it was a comic book event, but now and in recent years it has become more of a Hollywood event – more about promoting upcoming movies and television series than about comics. Lucky thing that many comics are becoming films and TV shows.

There were screenings and sneak peeks at projects like District 9, Where the Wild Things Are, Legion, “Hero Up,” and amazing new video games from both Marvel and DC Comics. There were panels and buzz about “24,” the final season of “Lost,” “ Caprica” and “Smallville” the last of which promises Metallo, Zod and the Justice Society of America in its next season.

In comics news, Marvel made the intriguing announcement that they have secured the rights to Marvelman. On the other side, DC has similarly announced that they now have the rights to the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents. We truly live in interesting times.

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