Recently I was on a search to hire a poster artist for a project of my own, and I happed across Scott Krakowski, and his new poster for a show coming up at The Crown and Harp. I loved his work. I found his prices to be expensive-leaning, but I scraped my dough together and hired him anyway. Scott ... More >>
I get all sorts of news releases describing gadgets that promise to change a cook's life forever. I delete most of them after a quick look. Often the device can be easily duplicated with a more common kitchen device most of us already have on hand. Other times the tool looks like it will do more har ... More >>
If there's ever a zombie attack or outbreak of some mutated virus that turns most of the population into blood-thirsty cannibals, we hope we don't survive because we're not equipped to kill the undead. Plus we've learned from movies that no one usually lasts too long. Who knows how many people will ... More >>
And what's with that 3-D?
Via.Well, this is certainly odd timing: Only a few hours after flashing back to that Dallas Times Herald gimme featuring Spider-Man and Danny White, Your Dallas Cowboys have announced a partnership with Marvel Entertainment. As in:Through an agreement that enables the Dallas Cowboys to license Ma ... More >>
While we wait for some return calls, let's set aside the heavy lifting for this never-before-seen flashback about to go on sale on Heritage Auction Galleries's website: a might-be-unreleased John Romita Sr. drawing done for a Sanger-Harris giveaway comic intended to be stuffed into a Dallas Times ... More >>
Photos by Alexander FloresAngela Hunt makes hers Marvel with a Stan Lee signature at Dallas Comic Con Sunday.By the time we got to Dallas Comic Con Saturday 'round 2:30, there was still a line snaking around the Irving Convention Center. Ben Stevens, the show's co-organizer, guesstimated that som ... More >>
I knew where I'd be tomorrow back in January, when we first mentioned that, oh, some guys named Stan Lee and Leonard Nimoy would be attending the Dallas Comic Con, which makes its move to the newly opened Irving Convention Center after years in Richardson and Plano. Figure we'll get there 'round ... More >>
Danny FulgencioRoberto Aguirre-Sacasa, playwright and Big Love staff writer, at the Dallas Theater Center during Superman rehearsals last yearSpider-Man: Turn Off the Dark hasn't officially opened yet on Broadway; due date's still a month away. Still, it's considered The Most Amazing, Spectacula ... More >>
The Unborn raids the modern horror memory bank, from The Exorcist to Auschwitz
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Denton rockers Brake! Vegas took some time with DC-9 to answer some earth-shattering questions prior to their show tonight at The Door in Dallas. Why them? For me, it was the name alone. I just like saying it with that exclamation point. Not to mention they have some T-shirts with some snazzy logos. ... More >>
Alex W. Spence's very own Greg Pak is writing Hulk comics these days -- and I could not be more envious, damn it. Heading out early today -- going over to Lone Star Comics on Mockinbird Lane to see my old junior-high pal Greg Pak, easily the most famous student to escape Alex W. Spence Middle School ... More >>
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