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Marvel Entertainment: 60 years of Planet of the Apes

Marvel Entertainment: 60 years of Planet of the Apes

La Planète des singes, known in English as Planet of the Apes in the US and Monkey Planet in the UK, is a 1963 science fiction novel by French author Pierre Boulle. The unsuspecting novel unleashed a franchise that still garnishes a fascination for the beloved book. There have been many variations of the main story. 2023 marks the 60th anniversary of the Pierre Boulle book, Marvel Entertainment is getting a head start with the announcement of acquiring the rights to Planet of the Apes.

Meet artist Kieran Castaño who draws Ripley’s Believe It or Not! comic strip

Meet artist Kieran Castaño who draws Ripley’s Believe It or Not! comic strip

Believe it or not, The “Ripley’s Believe It or Not!” comic strip newspaper has been around since 1918. That is over 100 years of illustrated fun facts. In that time frame, many artists have contributed to the strip. Honestly, I did not know they were cranking out new material. A few months ago the strip added Orlando artist Kieran Castaño to the daily chore of educating us more cool educational tidbits.

Look out world here comes the Jurassic League

Look out world here comes the Jurassic League

Jurrasic League from DC Comics just might be the sleeper hit of the year. The six-issue limited series is co-written by Daniel Warren Johnson and Juan Gedeon and illustrated by Gedeon. Get ready for mindless fun like never before. Simple on every level but beautiful eye candy. How come nobody thought of this before? Superhero dinosaurs! This is every kid’s fantasy. What a combo! Get ready for the toy lines to explode this Christmas. I love this compact 6-book mini-series. It is just the right size to collect for paperback. This will be a hit! My inner 8-year-old child wants more.

Hunt-A-Killer’s Supernova is a mixture of tabletop puzzles, a comic book, and a sci-fi mystery

Hunt-A-Killer’s Supernova is a mixture of tabletop puzzles, a comic book, and a sci-fi mystery

Get ready for The Cosmic Adventures of Supernova. Get the premium experience with this puzzle-driven adventure for comic book and sci-fi fans. Hunt-A-Killer has made a name for itself as the premier company for episodic mystery games. They are branching out with Supernova with comic book sci-fi elements. 2022’s Supernova, Hunt-A-Killer has expanded on these one-off games for an expansive and immersive puzzle-solving adventure.

Beast of an idea: Iron Maiden joins forces with Marvel Comics

Beast of an idea: Iron Maiden joins forces with Marvel Comics

Iconic British rock band Iron Maiden and entertainment powerhouse Marvel have collaborated to create a unique collection of merchandise. Fans of both will be dealt a wide assortment of apparel and accessories that highlight iconic Marvel characters and the notorious otherworldly character Eddie.

Spider-Man’s debut comic book sells for $3.6 million to become the world’s most valuable comic book

Spider-Man’s debut comic book sells for $3.6 million to become the world’s most valuable comic book

Just amazing! Amazing Fantasy #15 has just dethroned Superman’s first appearance in Action Comics #1 as the most valuable comic. The 9.6 mint condition comic book just sold for 3.6 million at Heritage Auctions. Well, that is another record that DC Comics lost out to Marvel Comics. There are two ways of looking at this. Either the market is reflecting the true nature of the market or somebody got ripped.

Oh, the Places You’ll Boldly Go!

Oh, the Places You’ll Boldly Go!

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal of a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that Dr. Seuss/”Star Trek” mashup book “Oh, the Places You’ll Boldly Go!” wasn’t protected from Dr. Seuss Enterprises LP’s copyright infringement claims by the fair use doctrine.

For the First Time Since Early 2020…

For the First Time Since Early 2020…

I’ve grown quite accustomed to our new Covid-19 reality. As things open up more, I find myself anxious about what I should be worried about. Randall Munroe from xkcd.com brilliantly illustrates “This is actually the first time I’ve___________ since early 2020”

Image Collects Cult Comic Strips by Shaky Kane and Krent Able

Image Collects Cult Comic Strips by Shaky Kane and Krent Able

Shaky Kane and Krent Able bring back fun into comic books. The best way to describe their work is Jack Kirby meets Dada with a splash of Fletcher Hanks in old-school comic book four-color glory. Image collects this exciting strip from the British duo. Kane & Able is a 72-page graphic novel that delivers a wallop.

Marvel Comics: The Variant Covers

Marvel Comics: The Variant Covers

Real comic book collectors are always after the variant cover of fan-favorite comic books. The marketing ploy for both retailer and collector to buy more comics has been around since 1986. The first comic book marketed with a variant cover was the 1986 first issue of The Man of Steel, which featured two different covers by writer/artist John Byrne.

Poison Ivy Stars in Thorns by Kody Keplinger and Sara Kipin

Poison Ivy Stars in Thorns by Kody Keplinger and Sara Kipin

Just in time for Pride Month, DC Comics announces Poison Ivy: Thorns by Kody Keplinger and Sara Kipin. It’s complicated! Poison Ivy is one of Batman’s more diverse characters, mostly understood but yet deadly. She is not one-dimensional as some of her fellow rogues from Arkham Asylum. Kody Keplinger and artist Sara Kipin nurture Poison Ivy our favorite antihero with a gothic-horror twist story. This prickly adventure will keep you captivated and seduced by Poison Ivy’s charm.

Why Bother trying, Charlie Brown?

Why Bother trying, Charlie Brown?

In the seventies, everyone was crazy about peanuts, the comic strip about depressed children that showed that life was pointless and effort was futile.

What the duck?!

What the duck?!

A comic book cover variant from All-New Captain America #6, 2015. Declan Shalvey pays homage to Andy Warhol’s famous Campbell’s soup can lithograph.