Back Issues [Superman Day]: Action Comics #1

In 2013, DC Comics declared the 12th of June as “Superman Day”, a day for fans of the Man of Steel the world over to celebrate Clark Kent/Kal-El/Superman, the superpowered virtue of “Truth, Justice, and the American Way” who is widely regarded as the first ever costumed superhero. Story Title: SupermanPublished: 18 April 1938 (cover-dated … Continue reading Back Issues [Superman Day]: Action Comics #1

Back Issues [Sonic Month]: Sonic the Hedgehog Story Comic

Sonic the Hedgehog was first introduced to gamers worldwide on 23 June 1991 and, since then, has become not only SEGA’s most enduring and popular character but also a beloved videogame icon. Since the Blue Blur turned thirty this year, I have been dedicating every Friday to SEGA’s supersonic mascot. Story Title: Dr. Eggman’s Challenge!!, … Continue reading Back Issues [Sonic Month]: Sonic the Hedgehog Story Comic

Author’s Spotlight: Sam Rose Interview

Sam Rose, PhD student and author of Gut Feelings: Coping With Cancer and Living With Lynch Syndrome. Note: As Sam’s book is a non-fiction memoir, she has been provided with a slightly different set of questions. 1. First, introduce yourself a bit. What is your name (or pen name) and where are you from?  My … Continue reading Author’s Spotlight: Sam Rose Interview

Game Corner [Donald Duck Day]: QuackShot Starring Donald Duck (Mega Drive)

It’s June 9th, which means that it’s National Donald Duck Day! Disney’s foul-tempered fowl first debuted in The Wise Little Hen (Jackson, 1934) way, way back on 9 June 1934 and has since become one of the multimedia conglomerate’s most enduring and popular characters, featuring in a variety of cartoons, videogames, and other merchandise. Released: … Continue reading Game Corner [Donald Duck Day]: QuackShot Starring Donald Duck (Mega Drive)

Talking Movies [Ghostbusters Day]: Ghostbusters (1984)

Throw on your proton pack and get ready to bust some ghosts because June 8th is, officially, “Ghostbusters Day”! Ghostbusters (Reitman, 1984) was first released on this day back in 1984 and, since then, has become a major pop culture franchise that includes comic books, a popular cartoon and line of action figures, and videogames … Continue reading Talking Movies [Ghostbusters Day]: Ghostbusters (1984)

Talking Movies: Darkman

Released: 24 August 1990Director: Sam RaimiDistributor: Universal PicturesBudget: $14 millionStars: Liam Neeson, Larry Drake, Frances McDormand, and Colin Friels The Plot:When Doctor Peyton Westlake (Neeson) is left horrifically scarred and burned by mob boss Robert G. Durant (Drake), he uses his advanced (but fallible) synthetic skin and his augmented strength to take revenge upon those … Continue reading Talking Movies: Darkman

Author’s Spotlight: Jessica Russell Interview

Jessica Russell, author of Hot Winter Sun. 1. First, introduce yourself a bit. What is your name (or pen name) and where are you from? My name is Jesse Broadt, but I use a pen name, Jessica Russell. I live on the outskirts of Myrtle Beach SC, although I’m not originally from here.2. Next, tell … Continue reading Author’s Spotlight: Jessica Russell Interview

Talking Movies [Sonic Month]: Sonic the Hedgehog (1999)

Sonic the Hedgehog was first introduced to gamers worldwide on 23 June 1991 and, since then, has become not only SEGA’s most enduring and popular character but also a beloved videogame icon. This year, the Blue Blur turns thirty and what better way to celebrate than by dedicating every Friday of this month to SEGA’s … Continue reading Talking Movies [Sonic Month]: Sonic the Hedgehog (1999)

Game Corner [RoboCop Day]: RoboCop (Arcade)

To celebrate the release of the dismal RoboCop (Padilha, 2014) on home media, June 3rd was declared “RoboCop Day” in the city of Detroit. While that movie wasn’t too impressive and had nothing on the original RoboCop (Verhoeven, 1987), this does give us the perfect excuse to talk, and celebrate, all things RoboCop on a … Continue reading Game Corner [RoboCop Day]: RoboCop (Arcade)

Author’s Spotlight: Harriet Pearce Interview

Harriet Pearce, author of Prisoner of War and Sunshine After the Rain. 1. First, introduce yourself a bit. What is your name (or pen name) and where are you from? My name is Harriet Pearce and I live in New Zealand.2. Next, tell us a bit about your most recent work. Is this your first … Continue reading Author’s Spotlight: Harriet Pearce Interview