Archive for category: Comics

Beyond Ecto Cooler: Hi-C Teamed Up with NKOTB?!

When many people of our generation think of Hi-C, they immediately think of Ecto Cooler– the highly successful Ghostbusters juice box tie-in that outlived the cartoon series it was based on and even went on to see a successful resurgence in 2016 (but has since been discontinued). Ghostbusters’ Ecto Cooler wasn’t the only 80s/90s promotional campaign that Hi-C had going....

Spider-Man Says Vote

Way back when, I was obsessed with X-Men. If it was X-Men related, I had to have it. Like most comic book fans in the early 90s, I was hooked into the X-Men animated series. Imagine my surprise when I came across a video tape in a discount bin that was labeled “The only X-Men Animated Adventure Ever Created”. Yes,...

Paul McCartney’s X-Men Song

It’s not a news flash, just simply a reminder that in 1975 Paul McCartney’s band Wings released the album Venus and Mars that included an X-Men referential song.  “Magneto and Titanium Man” is an unlikely fit amongst the rest of the collection, which seems to cover the kind of subject matter you would expect to find on a 1970s rock...

Pizza Hut Goes to the Turtles

Remember when Pizza Hut used to be a triangle-shaped building?  Well, those days are long behind us, but their promotions with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are not! To cash-in on the reboot of the popular late 80s and early 90s franchise, Pizza Hut struck a deal to once again tie into four green superheroes who know how to have...

7 X-Men Characters That Won’t be in a Movie Anytime Soon

With Marvel movies being cranked out faster than cotton candy on a hot summer day at the fair, you’d think they are scraping the bottom of the barrel for new characters to include.  Instead, film makers have resorted to including characters from other franchises or just making up new ones all together for the big screen.  I think that’s a...

Scott Thompson Talks Graphic Novels, Stand-up, and Early Internet Adopters

Likely best known for his slew of entertaining characters on Kids in the Hall, Scott Thompson is a Jack of all Trades and master of, well, quite a few. One of Thompson’s greatest passions is his graphic novel trilogy, Husk, which follows his Kids in The Hall character Danny Husk through some pretty remarkable adventures. The first Volume of The...

X-Men Video Games United

With the recent release of The Wolverine and sudden surge of marketing buzz for X-Men: Days of Future Past, I can’t help but consider all the X-Men video games I’ve owned.  How could I forget a memory like being surprised with a Sega Genesis for my birthday, with a copy of X-Men included?  After playing the game, I almost wish...

On the Scene at Comic-Con 2013

Pop culture master Adrian Beiting is on the scene at Comic-Con 2013.  I challenged him to send us Ghostbusters and Back to the Future photos.  Not only did he deliver, he got both references in a picture together.  Never doubt the skills of a master.  Also on the scene is reporter April O’Neil. This fellow responded to “Darkwing!  Photo?” We...