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Mike Gold: Of Mice and Cheese

Gold Art 140416Like most businesses, we here at ComicMix have regular senior staff meetings. By “regular” I mean “every week or two” and not “structured.” Last week while we were working on our convention schedule (Glenn to WonderCon, Adriane, Martha, Emily, Evelyn and me at Washington’s Awesome Con, me at C2E2, etc. etc.and endlessly etc.), I wondered out loud “when does the so-called convention season…

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REVIEW: Green Lantern the Animated Series

GL Animated SeriesWarner Bros. was counting on a home run from the misfire that was the live action Green Lantern film. As that film was in production, the animation division was producing their first CGI-animated DC series, also featuring the hero of space sector 2814. Arriving on the Cartoon Network with much fanfare, the Green Lantern: The Animated Seriesran from November 11, 2011 to March 16, 2013 for a total…

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Box Office Democracy: “Only Lovers Left Alive”

Only Lovers Left Aliveis such a waste of a film.  Two hours of nothing happening but Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton looking very attractive and exchanging meaningful glances as they struggle to tolerate the presence of any other characters.  If the main characters can’t seem to care about the people around them or the events happening it’s going to be very hard for me to do it in their stead. …

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Jen Krueger: Binge Reading Comics

A friend of mine has multiple subscriptions at multiple comic book shops. He gets excited for every new issue, and has been consuming comics this way for most of his life. Try as I might, I just can’t understand this, though not because this fervor for comics is foreign to me. It’s the issue by issue thing that I’ve never been able to come around on.

Maybe some of this stems from the way I was…

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Paul Bettany talks about becoming the Vision on “Jimmy Kimmel Live”

Paul Bettany talks about his upcoming role as the Vision in Avengers: Age Of Ultron on “Jimmy Kimmel Live”:

The Winner(s) of the 2014 Mix March Madness Webcomics Tournament Are…

…first and foremost, the Hero Initiative. Thanks to you, the Hero Initiative has raised over $700 to help comic creators in need. Thank you to everyone who contributed.

Second, all the participants in the tournament. We were getting widespread reports of traffic spikes at many sites, and we saw thousands of clicks away from our sites to various webcomics. We hope that you have discovered a few…

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REVIEW: Beware the Batman Season 1 Part 1

1000x1000_BewareTheBatmanS1As much as there has been a fascination with Batman since his debut 75 years ago, lately, the trend has been to examine those vital origins. This began back with the Christopher Nolan Batman Begins and will most likely be on display next fall on Fox’s Gotham. In the comics, Scott Snyder is wrapping up his own take on that first pivotal year in the cape and even Cartoon Network took a stab at it…

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Mindy Newell: Nerds Unite!

“Dude wore his nerdiness like a Jedi wore his light saber or a Lensman her lens. Couldn’t have passed for Normal if he’d wanted to.”

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, byJunot Diaz

Sometimes the universe borrows from [[[Moonstruck]]], giving you just the slap you need so that you “Snap out of it!”

Case in point…

In last week’s columnI talked about how crazy I get when I meet people who…

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‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’: Opening Battle

In the future, Kitty Pryde, Iceman, Colossus, Bishop, and many more mutants face off against… well, watch and see.

The Heartbleed Hit List: The Passwords You Need to Change Right Now

If you haven’t changed your passwords, do so now. Here’s a list to change. Heartbleed: A look at which companies have issued a security patch to fix the Heartbleed bug.