06th Sep2019

eBuying Comics: Week 26

by Ian Wells

Nothing hits the nostalgia sweet spot better than a good old issue of Marvels ‘What If?’ line. These stand alone alternate takes on Marvel comics continuity are fondly remembered by readers who were around at their start. We are currently in the age of fan service where yesterdays readers are todays writers who are ultimately […]

30th Aug2019

eBuying Comics: Week 25

by Ian Wells

We all know the classics. Frank Miller’s Daredevil run, Chris Claremont’s epic run on Uncanny X-Men with John Byrne and Dave Cockrum among others. Bill Sienkiewicz taking over New Mutants and making the comics world sit up. What I am going to do this week is look at some legendary creators and their first Marvel […]

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25th Jul2019

The History of Bad Ideas – Episode 290: She Calls It the Penalty Box!

by Phil Wheat

Emanating from their studio in Cincinnati, Ohio, The History of Bad Ideas sees hosts Jason, Jeff and Blake talk about all things geeky on their podcast. Whether it’s rumours of the latest comic book movies, debating who really is the worst villain of all time, discussing the latest comic issues or just wondering about life […]

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25th Apr2019

eBuying Comics: Week 17

by Ian Wells

I used to walk around comic conventions and question why would anyone consider buying the Marvel Essentials. It always struck me as a wasted investment buying collections of stories in black and white and on inferior paper. Fast forward a few years and I now love the idea of Marvel Essentials. There is nothing else […]

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17th Apr2019

Final trailer for ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’

by Phil Wheat

Check out the [apparently] final trailer for the next instalment in the X-Men movie franchise, entitled X-Men: Dark Phoenix which features the characters Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), Scott Summers/Cyclops (Tye Sheridan), Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto (Michael Fassbender), Charles Xavier (James McAvoy), Beast (Nicholas Hoult), Quicksilver (Evan Peters) and actress Jessica Chastain, whose villainous character is described as […]

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27th Mar2019

eBuying Comics: Week 15

by Ian Wells

For a lone wolf Batman has had a lot of sidekicks and assistance over the years. Affectionately referred to as the ‘Bat Family’ everyone has their favourite. Over the years the ‘Bat Family’ has become more diverse and I think it is fair to say each addition to the family in some way defines Batman […]

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07th Mar2019

eBuying Comics: Week 14

by Ian Wells

This past weekend I attended London Film and Comic Con Spring (LFCC) at the Kensington Olympia. This is the first time Showmasters have organised an LFCC at this time of year. Usually it is at the end of July, I attended it about three years ago and it was by far the best convention I […]

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30th Jan2019

eBuying Comics: Week 12

by Ian Wells

Lights! Camera! Action! This week I am talking movie tie ins and movie adaptation comics. In the old days the show was firmly on the other foot when it came to comics and movies. A big summer blockbuster would be released and behind the scenes the comics publishers would be battling it out to land […]

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17th Jan2019

The History of Bad Ideas – Episode 263: My Plateau Year!

by Phil Wheat

Emanating from their studio in Cincinnati, Ohio, The History of Bad Ideas sees hosts Jason, Jeff and Blake talk about all things geeky on their podcast. Whether it’s rumours of the latest comic book movies, debating who really is the worst villain of all time, discussing the latest comic issues or just wondering about life […]

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20th Dec2018

The History of Bad Ideas – Episode 259: Long Days in the Ketchup Mines!

by Phil Wheat

Emanating from their studio in Cincinnati, Ohio, The History of Bad Ideas sees hosts Jason, Jeff and Blake talk about all things geeky on their podcast. Whether it’s rumours of the latest comic book movies, debating who really is the worst villain of all time, discussing the latest comic issues or just wondering about life […]

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19th Dec2018

Wolverine Wednesday #20

by Ian Wells

Dead Man Logan #1 Writer: Ed Brison | Artist: Mike Henderson | Colourist: Nolan Woodard | Letters: Cory Petit I know this is Wolverine Wednesday but Glob may be my new favourite character. I hope he is around for all twelve issues of this series. By having him involved he provides light relief to what […]

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29th Nov2018

eBuying Comics: Week 7

by Ian Wells

The 90′s are synonymous with two things in comics history. The birth of the superstar artist and the crash of the comic market. Are the two related? The polite answer is possibly. But there were many factors that contributed to the crash. Between 1993 and 1997 the comics industry hit an all time low, a […]

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05th Mar2018

Marvel’s X-Men swear… “Til Death Do Us Part”

by Phil Wheat

This April, the most exciting X-Men Gold arc yet launches with ‘Til Death Do Us Part – culminating in the wedding of Kitty Pryde and Colossus! But wedding planning takes a backseat as the X-Men fall under attack, with Colossus being the ultimate target, and that’s just the start of troubles to come. It’s a […]

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19th Feb2018

It’s time for the [X-Men] wedding of the year!

by Phil Wheat

It’s almost time for Kitty Pryde and Colossus to tie the knot… but a Marvel wedding is never a simple affair! In this essential companion to the X-Men Gold (issues #26-30) story ‘Til Death Do Us Part, get a glimpse at Kitty and Peter’s march toward wedded bliss! It’s a celebration, Marvel style, with all […]

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03rd Jan2018

Four more images from ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’

by Phil Wheat

Originally debuted in Entertainment Weekly, here’s four new images from the next instalment in the X-Men movie franchise, entitled X-Men: Dark Phoenix which features the characters Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), Scott Summers/Cyclops (Tye Sheridan), Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto (Michael Fassbender), Charles Xavier (James McAvoy), and actress Jessica Chastain, whose villainous character is described as “an otherworldly shapeshifter […]

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27th Dec2017

Four new images from ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’

by Phil Wheat

Coming courtesy of Empire latest issue, here’s four new images from the next instalment in the X-Men movie franchise, entitled X-Men: Dark Phoenix featuring Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), Scott Summers/Cyclops (Tye Sheridan), Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto (Michael Fassbender), Charles Xavier (James McAvoy), and Jessica Chastain… After the X-Men team is dispatched to space for a rescue mission, […]

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12th Oct2017

The Poisons attack in ‘X-Men Blue Annual #1′

by Phil Wheat

In the far reaches of space, the Poisons attack the Marvel Universe – but who exactly are these new enemies, and what destruction are they planning to unleash on Earth? This is just the beginning of Poisons diabolical plot to overthrow the Marvel Universe…and it requires an unexpected team-up! This January, the Children of the […]

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26th Jun2017

‘X-Men Gold #5′ & ‘X-Men Blue #5′ Review

by Dan Clark

X-Men Gold #5 Written by Marc Guggenheim | Art by R. B. Silva | Published by Marvel Comics If you want an X-Men book to feel like an X-Men book having them fight Sentinels is a good place to start. This series has been checking those boxes of what X-Men fans like to see in […]

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16th Nov2016

The History of Bad Ideas – Episode 150: Baby Cakes and the Electoral College!

by Phil Wheat

Emanating from their studio in Cincinnati, Ohio, The History of Bad Ideas sees hosts Jason, Jeff and Blake talk about all things geeky on their podcast. Whether it’s rumours of the latest comic book movies, debating who really is the worst villain of all time, discussing the latest comic issues or just wondering about life […]

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17th May2016

Interview: Nicholas Hoult talks ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

by Phil Wheat

The X-Men are about to meet their most formidable adversary yet, and to fight a mutant who is essentially a living god, they’re going to have to work together like never before. 10 years have passed since the events of Days of Future Past and our heroes are in very different places. While Professor Charles […]

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27th Apr2016

The History of Bad Ideas – Episode 121: Feeding My Tamagotchi!

by Phil Wheat

Emanating from their studio in Cincinnati, Ohio, The History of Bad Ideas sees hosts Jason, Jeff and Blake talk about all things geeky on their podcast. Whether it’s rumours of the latest comic book movies, debating who really is the worst villain of all time, discussing the latest comic issues or just wondering about life […]

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21st Apr2016

The History of Bad Ideas – Episode 120: Take a Tauntaun!

by Phil Wheat

Emanating from their studio in Cincinnati, Ohio, The History of Bad Ideas sees hosts Jason, Jeff and Blake talk about all things geeky on their podcast. Whether it’s rumours of the latest comic book movies, debating who really is the worst villain of all time, discussing the latest comic issues or just wondering about life […]

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