Author Archive for Jason Kerouac

Jason Kerouac is a co-founder of Panelsonpages.com. He spends roughly half of his waking life in servitude to the Giraffe. Raised in a town in New Hampshire you've never heard of, he now lives in Indianapolis, IN and is pretty sure that's a step in the right direction.

Outside the Longbox: Relatively Super

Outside the Longbox: Relatively Super

What do Worf, Batman, and the Red Reaper all have in common (besides a surprising similar taste in undergarments?) – they’re all relatively super in this upcoming animated project!

PoP! Top 6-Pack SPECIAL EDITION: The Rock

PoP! Top 6-Pack SPECIAL EDITION: The Rock

The Rock says know your role and shut your mouth. Well, he used to. Now he plays ukele by a camp fire and buys his mom nice things. Change is good.

PoP! Top 6-Pack SPECIAL EDITION: The Worst Joes

PoP! Top 6-Pack SPECIAL EDITION: The Worst Joes

Here are a handful of Joes who likely aren’t in the new movie – dear god… PLEASE tell me they’re not in the new movie…

Hidden Gems: Think Tank

Hidden Gems: Think Tank

What happens when the brains behind the best weapons in the world develop a conscience? Find out for yourself with Top Cow’s Think Tank!

BLAARGH! The Death of the Family/Damien

BLAARGH! The Death of the Family/Damien

To our Amish readers: be warned, this story contains what you might call “spoilers.” For the rest of our readers: this story contains references to a now nearly week-old news story.

Riddle Me This! Is this Still the 616?

Riddle Me This! Is this Still the 616?

The Marvel Universe has never undergone the kind of sweeping reset that DC seems to revisit all-too-often; and yet, are we still reading the same MU we were from the start?

Figure 8 - Toy Fair 2013: GI Joe

Figure 8 – Toy Fair 2013: GI Joe

With the New York International Toy Fair having drawn to a close for 2013, I have only three words to say about this year’s offerings. Yo-FUCKING-Joe!

PoP!ular Theory - Alopex is Tang Shen

PoP!ular Theory – Alopex is Tang Shen

Is the mutant fox of the Foot Clan our heroes’ long lost mother, or is my head just up my shell?

Behind the Scenes: in Sanity, AZ

Behind the Scenes: in Sanity, AZ

Every good horror story starts with four friends in a cabin in the woods. It’s just not usually the writers. But hey… in Sanity, AZ was always going to be a little different. Meet the minds behind the madness in this PoP! Esclusive interview

Geeky Tastes - Eric O'Grady's Potato Crusted Codpiece and Sean Cassidy's Not-Quite-Col-Canon Team-Up

Geeky Tastes – Eric O’Grady’s Potato Crusted Codpiece and Sean Cassidy’s Not-Quite-Col-Canon Team-Up

You think the title of this article is a mouthful? Wait’ll you sit down to eat!

Riddle Me This! How Do You Like Your Time Travel?

Riddle Me This! How Do You Like Your Time Travel?

There’s more than one way to skin to a cat, so let’s look at the different approaches to time travel and suss out what works, and what doesn’t

Figure 8: Transformers Beast Hunters

Figure 8: Transformers Beast Hunters

The beasts are back in town this year as Hasbro reintroduces Predacons to the shelves with Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters! But is it a nostalgia fueled funride or just another cash grab?

In Defense Of... Scott Summers

In Defense Of… Scott Summers

Remember boring old vanilla Cyclops? Somewhere along the way, his balls dropped, and most fans are none-too-happy. We take a look at just what makes the new and improved Cyclops truly unique and – dare I say it – Astonishing!

Dropped: Not EVERYONE Needs Their Own Book

Dropped: Not EVERYONE Needs Their Own Book

As the Big Two pioneer new ways to draw blood from a stone, THIS PoP!-Star begins a culling of sorts: only the strong shall survive, and this week four titles are the first to fall

Outside the Longbox: Transformers Prime

Outside the Longbox: Transformers Prime

One shall stand, one shall fall, and all shall give Transformers: Prime a second chance to blow them away; seriously, it’s better than an electrum bath!

Figure 8 - Transformers '86

Figure 8 – Transformers ’86

Bah Weep Grah Nah Weep Ninny Bong and all that jazz – PoP!’s bringing you the best possible lineup of bots from the ’86 Transformers animated motion picture. These toys have got the touch!

Geeky Tastes - Roadblock's Roasted "Rattlesnake" Soup

Geeky Tastes – Roadblock’s Roasted “Rattlesnake” Soup

Another new column? We’re taking it to the kitchen, PoP!ulation, for a whole new spin on geek chic that’s going to set your tastebuds tingling!

Future Tense: A Tale of Two X-Forces

Future Tense: A Tale of Two X-Forces

It was the best of times, it was the X-Forcest of times. Bold choice in storytelling or blatant cash-grab? I’m going to go with yes.

Outside the Longbox - Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (part 1)

Outside the Longbox – Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (part 1)

Over 25 years ago, Frank Miller told the story of Batman coming out of retirement to face his greatest enemy ever – old age. Today, that vision is brought to the silver screen. Well, half of it…

It's a Trap - Catwoman: When in Rome

It’s a Trap – Catwoman: When in Rome

Question: When is a riddle too easy to answer? Answer: When you’ve already been told the solution once before.

DisPlay Date

DisPlay Date

In this first installment of DisPlay Date, we discuss the importance of having a clear cut vision for how you want to your displays to look, and consider a few different approaches to how to best show off your collectible wares.

PoP! Fangirl of the Month - August 2012

PoP! Fangirl of the Month – August 2012

Let’s wish our latest Fangirl of the Month an early “happy birthday!” and welcome to the site T-Lex!

Holy Crap! Remember... Centurions!?

Holy Crap! Remember… Centurions!?

Man and machine, power extreme! The Centurions may not have ruled the ’80s toy scene like some of their contemporaries, but these do-it-yourself mechs were still pretty damned great

BLAARGH! "There's No Time to Explain!"

BLAARGH! “There’s No Time to Explain!”

When in your life have you EVER said this? And yet, how many films, comics, and television shows based entire plots around this single line?

Outside the Longbox - ComicCollageArt

Outside the Longbox – ComicCollageArt

What is art? Is art art? Once Mike Alcantara’s gotten his hands on it, it certainly is. Watch as some of your favorite four color panels are transformed; mint collectors, beware!

Op/Ed - Nolan's Folly

Op/Ed – Nolan’s Folly

Christopher Nolan is great – don’t get me wrong. But the Batman trilogy that so many are saying is so perfect? Guys, seriously… let’s take a giant step back for a minute…

Figure 8: All the Small Things

Figure 8: All the Small Things

Let’s face it guys; size DOES matter. When you’re trying to get the most display space out of your shelves, every inch counts. Ergo, smaller toys = more toys, and more toys ALWAYS = win!

PoP! Fangirl of the Month – July 2012

PoP! Fangirl of the Month – July 2012

Dear Fanboys – Geek is chic and chubby is in. Signed our newest Fangirl of the Mont, AllieCat. Take heart, 10 year-old me; despite a distinct lack of jetpacks, the future is pretty okay.

Hidden Gems - Velocity

Hidden Gems – Velocity

Before Ron Marz was angry tweeting, Kenneth Rocafort was an outlaw, and Top Cow was crowd-sourcing, the three were working together on a little book you might have missed about a little girl who could run fast

Riddle Me This: How Can Great Artists Get the Recognition They Deserve?

Riddle Me This: How Can Great Artists Get the Recognition They Deserve?

How many monthlies have you picked up only to cringe at the art within? And yet, how often does a favorite artist seem to fall by the wayside? Let’s all work together to raise the profiles of our favorite artists!

Figure 8: SDCC '12 Exclusives

Figure 8: SDCC ’12 Exclusives

With SDCC right around the corner, we help you earmark some serious fundage for the exclusives you’ll simply HAVE to have. And nary a My Little Pony to be found…

PoP! Top 6-Pack: Not-So-Super Heroes

PoP! Top 6-Pack: Not-So-Super Heroes

We put aside the cape and cowl set this week and look to six rather unlikely protagonists who fight the good fight… mostly… despite a conspicuous lack of brightly colored body stockings with their initials on them

PoP! Fangirl of the Month - June 2012

PoP! Fangirl of the Month – June 2012

Whether she’s running shit for Epic Studios, strutting her stuff as her favorite femme fatale, or just chilling with a mug of Butter Beer, Rhianna’s geek runs deep!

Outside the Longbox: Legends of the Boo-Monster

Outside the Longbox: Legends of the Boo-Monster

Here at PoP! we sling the snark and pile on the praise regarding all manner of nerdy things, but rarely can we help bring attention to such a noble quest and – in so doing – help a friend.

Op/Ed: The Catwoman #0 Cover

Op/Ed: The Catwoman #0 Cover

Can we all just knock it off for two seconds and accept the idea that maybe women in comics being sexy isn’t the worst thing to ever happen to the human race?