Archive of ‘Comics’ category

Virgin Excursion, AKA Art Collecting at Our First HeroesCon!

By Glenn

Over the past few years, I’ve become really disheartened by the quality of the comic book conventions in our area (central Florida). The Tampa Bay Comic Con has become a TV and movie celebrity con, and the MegaCon in Orlando has morphed into an anime con with a huge helping of media guests. That becomes […] Read more…

Trashy Paperback Tuesday: Romance Novels for Comic Book Geeks!

By Kerry

So…I’ve been out of town, which resulted in two things: 1. I’ve woefully neglected my blog. and 2. I read four romance novels. I’ve made no secret of my love for trashy books (hence Trashy Paperback Tuesdays). So, it should come as no surprise that I spent my down time getting caught up on some […] Read more…

Initial thoughts on Marvel’s Daredevil on Netflix

By Kerry

I’m going to keep this post pretty spoiler-free, but if you are sensitive to potentially spoiler-y information…maybe just check back after you’ve watched the entire series. I’ve only watched 8 episodes so far, so I still have 5 more to go. Here are my initial impressions: The Good The entire cast is amazing. The show […] Read more…

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Glenn’s Retro Comics Review: Exorcist Ripoffs!

By Glenn

My newest contribution to CFR (that’s what we call Candyfloss Ramparts here at home) gives me an excuse to talk about two things at once: my love of classic comics, and my utter fear of the film “The Exorcist.” How can these two things possibly be related? You will soon see, as we review two […] Read more…

Comics are for READING! Then Why Seal Them in Plastic Slabs?

By Glenn

Ever since the ancestors of the commonly-known comic book were produced at the beginning of the 20th century, they’ve all shared one trait – they’ve been intended to be read! So why would someone take a comic book and intentionally seal it in a plastic case so it can never be read again? Well, let’s […] Read more…

Are you reading The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl? You should be!

By Kerry

Title: The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Writer: Ryan North Artist: Erica Henderson Publisher: MARVEL WORLDWIDE, INC. The premise: Squirrel Girl is a character created back in the early 1990s. She has the ability to communicate with squirrels, in addition to having the comparative speed and strength of a squirrel. Basically, she is a much cooler, much […] Read more…

Are you reading Bitch Planet? You should be!

By Kerry

Title: Bitch Planet Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick Artist: Valentine De Landro Publisher: Image Comics, Inc. The premise: Bitch Planet is set in a future where women deemed “non-compliant” are blasted off Earth to their own special prison planet (complete with smiling pink hologram greeter). The atmosphere bears more than a passing resemblance to the exploitation […] Read more…

Tips for the New Comic Book Reader

By Glenn

So, you’ve seen every Marvel Comics movie. You’ve started watching Arrow (and, hopefully, The Flash, and maybe even Constantine). You don’t want to wait a week for the next episode, or a year for the next movie. Now what? It’s time to take the plunge – read some comic books! In all of my comic-reading […] Read more…

WIP Wednesday: Mod Podge Marvel Coasters

By Kerry

This week’s work in progress is this set of coasters made with beat up copies of Marvel comics & Mod Podge. (All comics were unfit for the collection in some way, so I decided to give them a new life). I think this Galactus one looks especially badass: I still have three more to make, […] Read more…

WIP Wednesday: Felt Eye of Agamotto

By Kerry

Another quickie post today. I can’t believe it’s the end of the month! Ack, so much to get done! Well, I’m SO CLOSE to being finished with last week’s vintage Vogart pinup girl embroidery. BUT, I ran out of the dark green floss I was using. So, she’s on hold until I can get to […] Read more…

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