WonderCon 2014 starts today at the Anaheim Convention center and the Pop Culture Maven Team will be there in full force. I will try to update the site every night but your best bet is to follow our Pop Culture Maven Twitter feed for on the spot updates and quick photos. So it’s going to be a long but fun-filled weekend in Anaheim and if you are going to be there I will be wearing the official Pop Culture Maven T-Shirt so stop me if you see me and say hi!
A super busy week for me with a lot going on in the old 9 to 5 job and being sick has not helped but as they say the show must go on.
American Vampire Second Cycle #2
Vertigo Comics Writer Scott Snyder, Artist Rafael Albuquerque, Colorist Dave McCaig, Letterer Steve Wands
The first issue of the second cycle of American Vampire got off to a good start so let’s see how the second issue fairs. The plot from Vertigo is, Pearl has made The Preston House a place of peace. But when something comes to threaten that peace, she’ll do anything to protect her young strays. Snyder is really hitting his stride on the second issue. I love how he is pacing the story but still keeping a lot of the mysteries under wraps. But I will say that the end of the … Read More »
It’s a busy week for me so today’s post is a short and sweet one with Easter themed comic book covers to get you in the mood for the Easter Holiday this weekend. I always find it amazing to see some of the strange holiday covers that publishers have put out over the years. So here are some of the ones that I found around the web for your enjoyment.
And now here are the two strangest cover that I ran across on the search.
The Simpsons is celebrating its 25th anniversary of the premiere of the show that first aired on December 17th 1989 on the Fox Network and has gone on to be a worldwide phenomenon. But it was July 1st 2007 that the Kwik-E-Mart came to life in 11 US cities (and one in Canada). In a promotion for The Simpsons Movie that was released on July 27th 2007, 7-Eleven converted the eleven locations below into real Kwik-E-Marts for one month starting July 1st.
Burbank, CA – 1611 West Olive Avenue
Chicago, IL – 6754 W. 63rd Street
Dallas, TX – 6833 Northwest Highway
Denver, CO – 303 Broadway
Lake Buena Vista, FL/Orlando, FL – 12298 Apopka-Vineland Road
Las Vegas, NV/Henderson, NV – 1400 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway
Los Angeles, CA – 11143 Venice Boulevard
New York City, NY – 345 W. 42nd Street
San Francisco, CA/Mountain View, CA – 1380 Pear Avenue
Seattle, WA – 362 Denny Way
Washington, DC/Bladensburg, MD – 4199 Kenilworth Avenue
I … Read More »
I really don’t know how the comic publishers think that people can keep up with the flood of comics that has been hitting the stores lately. Marvel seems to have more #1 books in a month than some publishers have all year. So on with this weeks reviews.
Captain Marvel #2
Marvel Comics Writer Kelly Sue DeConnick, Artist David Lopez, Colorist Lee Loughridge, Letterer Joe Caramagna
I was not overwhelmed with the first issue of this book so with the second issue will it stick around? The plot from Marvel is, Higher, faster, further…. WAR?! Captain Marvel forges towards the final frontier—and is thrown into the frontlines of battle. Can this half-alien survive in an all alien-world? The problem that I had with the first issue was that for a new reader it was very tough because you felt like it was the middle … Read More »