A Doctor Who chats with the Queen of Dragons while Finn from Adventure Time peruses the art on the table behind them. This is Denver Comic Con 2014. This ever growing convention just keeps getting better. So what made this year so great? Here are the five best things about the 2014 Denver Comic Con. ... More >>
It doesn't take a geek to raise a geek, but it sure helps. My elder daughter will turn 21 this year, and as she reaches the final gateway to adulthood (woohoo, booze!), it's safe to say that just as surely as she got my genes -- sorry about that terrible eyesight, kid -- she also inherited my geekin ... More >>
The challenge on last week's episode of Under the Gunn was to create a look inspired by a Marvel comic-book hero; the competition would determine which designers would move on to the finale. After a spirited debate, the judges had no problem deciding that Oscar and Shan deserved to go all the way. B ... More >>
On last week's Under the Gunn, the five remaining designers were paired with a "real women" with real fashion issues, and asked to create a design to meet their needs. Lots of drama ensued -- between the designers and their clients, between the designers and their mentors -- and in the end, Shan won ... More >>
On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, it's all about Scarlett Johansson, who has two movies coming out this week at opposite ends of the commercial spectrum: Jonathan Glazer's Under the Skin and Anthony and Joe Russo's Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Last week the remaining designers on Under the Gunncompeted as teams vying for the prize of having their mini-collection sold in Francesca's stores. Team Oscar and Shan won the challenge, and to their surprise Francesca's selected two pieces to feature in its collection. At the end of the show, Nata ... More >>
Fanboys (and girls!), start your engines -- Joss Whedon is back on TV, and this time he brought the Marvel Universe with him. Hot off the massive success of The Avengers, Whedon has taken the helm of its spinoff series, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. The show launches him once more into the fray of televis ... More >>
Comic-Con packed in talent and fans alike in San Diego all weekend. Liz Ohanesian covered the action for L.A. Weekly, one of our partner papers; here's her fourth report. In Southern California, you can be certain that the bigger the event, the more religious protesters you'll see across the stree ... More >>
Comic-Con has been packing in talent and fans alike in San Diego all weekend. Liz Ohanesian is covering the action for our media; here's the first of her reports. Ben Blacker had just arrived at San Diego Comic-Con when we met. The writer was preparing for a whirlwind of events surrounding Thrillin ... More >>
This year's Denver Comic Con returned to the
In just its second year, Denver Comic Con is poised to take the pole position among the region's many fandom conventions. Sporting a stellar lineup of geek-culture icons, including Wil Wheaton, George Takei, Colin Baker, Chris Ware and last-minute guest William Shatner, as well as hundreds of panels ... More >>
Some people need a phone booth to become super heroes. Others need a mask and a utility belt or just a lot of stress and anger-management issues. But in Denver, it takes a little something different to turn a man into a myth: their local brewery. On Thursday, the heroes of Denver Comic Con, who wil ... More >>
The weird shit you find in your attic.... During a recent spelunking mission, I came across an amazing artifact from the '80s: "The Colorado Caper," a full-length Marvel comic starring Spider-Man and the Hulk in an exciting advertorial for the Denver Post and the now-defunct May D&F department stor ... More >>
Denver Comic Con streaked out the gate last summer in its inaugural year; in 2013, the popular fan convention is already on track to surpass last year's success, at least from the looks of the guest list. Yesterday, DCC announced that New York Times bestselling graphic novelist and illustrator Chri ... More >>
Could the X-Men and other characters created by Stan Lee belong to a Colorado company? That's the contention of a lawsuit filed here by locally based Stan Lee Media, Inc. against The Walt Disney Company. The suit claims SLMI is entitled to "billions of dollars of profits" from movies and more even t ... More >>
Short of cash and wondering how you can have fun this weekend? Don't worry. Whether you want to burn your mouth on chiles, see a rare 1930s samurai film or ride around on public transit all day as part of a competition, the town will be full of things you can do for $10. For a complete listing of al ... More >>
This year's Denver Comic Con was too good to be true: Drawing more than 27,000 comix gawkers to the Colorado Convention Center over three days in June, the inaugural expo exceeded all expectations, proving once again that Denver is one lovably geeky city. We can dress up like Wonder Woman and the Hu ... More >>
The Prix Fixe EP
Products! Proooooooduuuucts!It's been close to a decade since the gore-spattered snowball of the zombie fad started rolling -- check, for example, George Romero's filmography, which boasts zero Whatever of the Dead flicks between 1990 and 2004 and five in the time since -- and as this Hallowe ... More >>
Now that summer is nearly here, it means we need to prep ourselves for hot days, big blockbusters and vacations. That means the best picks for this week come in the form of comic book origin stories to prep you for all the big movies, and two -- yes, two -- big-time mystery-thriller novels th ... More >>
A couple of days ago, Flaming Lips front man Wayne Coyne posted a video of himself screen-printing a poster using his own blood. While the notion of Coyne doing anything weird at this point is hardly surprising, the clip got us to thinking about other artists that have likewise injected themselves ... More >>
I haven't the foggiest clue if it's cool to be into Hawkwind right now, or if it ever was or wasn't, but I can say with a certain sense of conclusiveness that ten years ago, while working in a record store I spotted my first Hawkwind album cover and I decided then and there it was dumb and didn't th ... More >>
Every kid knew it: lunchboxes meant something. And it wasn't just that you were a fan of whatever it was that you sported on your lunchtime luggage. It was your proclamation of identity. A window into your third-grade, paste-eating soul. So the question was this: with what are you aligning ... More >>
Tuesday, June 9, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
Free Comic Book Day, which takes place on Saturday, May 2, is a nationwide celebration of the form, which, like other print mediums, is struggling to survive in today's techno-happy world. And Time Warp in Boulder is pulling out all the stops. Daniel Crosier, an event organizer and co-creator of the ... More >>
Punisher: War Zone kicks ass. And then it kicks some more ass.
In the shadow of Iron Man, the latest from Marvel can't live up to its billing.
Sure, the members of the Fray just completed a triumphant three-night run at Red Rocks, solidifying their local-hero status. But their steady march to cultural hegemony has been formalized by their appearance in the realm of some real heroes: the X-Men. X-Factor issue 22, to be released on August 8 ... More >>
It's the real thing.
Saturday, July 8, Boulder Theater, Boulder, 303-786-7030.
It ain't quite Fantastic, but it'll do in a pinch.
The Dark Knight's origin story can't overcome its Bale-ful side.
Blade confronts the ultimate vampire, and geeks everywhere rejoice.
Spider-Man swings in this touching, thrilling, superior sequel.
The dangle angle
Part Disney, part Barnum, the man who saved comics is all Stan Lee.
Grant Morrison's the best writer in comics--and maybe the nuttiest
Spider-Man slings pop mythology for the masses.
Out of financial and creative bankruptcy, Marvel Comics is mighty once more.
On September 11, the world needed superheroes. It found them not in comic books, but in real life.
Can superheroes and alternative comic authors really get along?
Or: How do you bring a comic book to life without killing a superhero?