Nerd History (w/ Tom Elmore): Remembering Dennis O’Neil – The Unsung Hero of Comics Bronze Age

In the difficult business of comic books greatness can often be classified into two groups: Those who create legendary comic book characters, like Superman, Batman or Spiderman, and those who take established characters and elevates them to new heights. “Denny” O’Neil stood out in this latter group. While he helped shape “the bronze age” of…

Nerd History (w/ Tom Elmore): Worlds Lived, Worlds Died and Nothing was Ever the Same. The History of DC’s “Crisis on Infinite Earths.”

One of the biggest events in recent television history is the CW’s Crisis on Infinite Earths. The five night event encompasses the network’s “Arrowverse”: Arrow, Batwoman, Black Lighting, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, and Supergirl. This event is over six decades in the making and is the product of a daring comic book editor,…

Nerd History (w/ Tom Elmore): Superman’s 80th Anniversary Tributes-Action Comics #1000 & Krypton

April 18, 2018 marked the 80th Anniversary of arguably the biggest moment in comic book history, the first issue of Action Comics (cover date June, 1938) starring Superman in his world debut. This ten cent (est. $2.00 in today’s money) comic book was the birth of the superhero genre with the Man of Tomorrow starting the demand for super-powered…

Kevin McVicker’s Comics Corner: issue #11: ‘The Two Types of People Ruining Comic Fandom’

Jackasses… Jackasses Everywhere! Today’s popular geek culture is an amazing development for nerds like myself who used to be bullied growing up because we understood the details of Spider-Man’s webshooters, yet were unsure what professional sport the Cardinals played (I’m confident it isn’t hockey, but I still don’t know). Thanks in large part to the…