Dedicated fan, influential creator, esteemed editor, respected historian; the legendary Roy Thomas, born November 22, 1940, has assembled one of the comics medium's most diverse and wide-ranging resumes over the course of his six-decade-plus career. From helping to establish the groundwork for organized comic fandom in the early '60s, to his much-loved stints writing many of Marvel and DC's best-beloved characters, to his modern-day work as editor and author of numerous reference works, he's long been one of the most knowledgeable and passionate voices in the industry.
We've all been there, right? You're trying to buy a new pair of kicks, but you just can't find one that'll give you the support your need to excel on the gidiron and fit thematically with the imagery you chose to adopt when you made that vow to avenge the murder of your billionaire parents by making war on all criminals. It's probably the single most common problem that I have when I go shoe shopping, and now, a solution has finally been offered.
This week, Under Armor rolled out its new "Alter Ego" line of superhero-themed football cleats, meaning that you can finally deck out your feet in officially licensed cleats featuring Batman, Captain America, Superman, Flash and the Hulk. Amazingly, NFL SuperPro was not included, leading to what is unquestionably the biggest missed opportunity in marketing history.
Threads: The Free Comic Book Day 2012 t-shirt will feature a "New 52" Justice League design by Jim Lee.
Gaming: New packaging material for Lego's DC Superheroes sets verifies the upcoming Lego Batman 2: Superheroes game...
The camaraderie and generosity of comic book professionals is generally evident in virtually all of the community's activities, but never more so than when a fellow creator finds himself in need. Artist Josh Medors has been the focus of such caring and activism for the last several years as he fights a rare form of spinal cancer that's left him unable to work regularly...