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Captain Planet returns to rally Planeteers young and old

In 1990, television producer Barbara Pyle co-created the animated series “Captain Planet and the Planeteers” with TBS media magnate Ted Turner. The show was intended to promote environmental awareness and encourage young viewers to be conscious of how their choices effected the world around them. The show ran for 2 years on TBS, was revived… Continue reading ‘Captain Planet returns to rally Planeteers young and old’



NWA Champ Adam Pearce defends his title in Chicago

Adam Pearce is what you would call an “old-school” pro-wrestler.  The former Waukegan native got his start in the wrestling business in November of 1995, training at the Pro Wrestling International School where other notable stars like CM Punk and Colt Cabana also got their start. The rugged, no-nonsense grappler has wrestled for the World… Continue reading ‘NWA Champ Adam Pearce defends his title in Chicago’



Witch Doctor comic envisions HOUSE versus the supernatural

If you’re a fan of horror and medical dramas, then have I got the comic book for you! What? You find the combo of the two genres to be a bit…odd? At first blush, you might find the combo to make for strange bedfellows, but it’s not all that new, as Brandon Seifert and Lukas… Continue reading ‘Witch Doctor comic envisions HOUSE versus the supernatural’



What did YOU think of the Wizard World Chicago Comic-Con? [POLL]

For the first time in years I did not attend the Chicago Comic-Con which took place this past weekend. It was a weird feeling, to be honest, to have all my comic-book buddies hitting me up to get together with them only to have to tell them that I would be skipping this year’s con… Continue reading ‘What did YOU think of the Wizard World Chicago Comic-Con? [POLL]‘



Local Indie comic creator needs help to Kickstart his book

When I last spoke to Jeff Zwirek, it was at the Windy City Con a couple years ago. Jeff impressed me a while back with his work – which was good enough to attract the attention of Top Shelf Comics – and we even had a comic-book signing together. (Jeff was signing issues of his… Continue reading ‘Local Indie comic creator needs help to Kickstart his book’



Mary “Televixen” Czerwinski campaigns to be cast in next Star Trek film

If you’ve never heard of Mary Czerwinski before, you are obviously not one of the biggest Star Trek fans on the planet like she is. The former Chicagoan has been a fixture on the Trekkie landscape for years, rubbing elbows with the biggest names in the franchise like Zachary Quinto, George Takei, Walter Koenig and… Continue reading ‘Mary “Televixen” Czerwinski campaigns to be cast in next Star Trek film’



Geek Gal Blair Butler talks about Comic-Con International

If you’re a comic-book fanboy or fangirl, chances are you’re familiar with Blair Butler. Butler is a correspondent for the G4 Channel‘s “Attack of the Show”, a program that focuses on video games, movies, comics and all things geeky. Not only does Blair report on comic books for her “Fresh Ink” segment on AOTS, but… Continue reading ‘Geek Gal Blair Butler talks about Comic-Con International’



Transformers Fans Hail the arrival of Japanese Headmasters

After pulling in over 260 million dollars, the latest Transformers film – “Dark of the Moon” – has proven that the classic toy franchise has a very avid fan base. These fans are also buying the toys; enjoying a new series on Hub called Transformers: Prime; and old-school TF fans are thrilled to hear that… Continue reading ‘Transformers Fans Hail the arrival of Japanese Headmasters’



Robert Kirkman takes time-travel into “The Infinite”

My guess is that if you asked Robert Kirkman what he would like to have more of, he would say ‘time.’ Between writing his comics Invincible and The Walking Dead; producing The Walking Dead television show with Frank Darabont; and now starting up a new comic-book imprint called SKYBOUND through Image Comics, Kirkman needs all… Continue reading ‘Robert Kirkman takes time-travel into “The Infinite”’



Jess Godwin embraces her inner “nerd girl”

For those of you who may not know her, Jess Godwin is a local singer/songwriter/musician who also happens to be my latest crush. I met her a while back after discovering her YouTube channel and learning of her love for Star Wars, Indiana Jones and Disney Princesses.  She is currently traveling and playing shows around… Continue reading ‘Jess Godwin embraces her inner “nerd girl”’