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PoP! Top 6-Pack: C2E2 2014 Panels

PoP! Top 6-Pack: C2E2 2014 Panels

Every conventions has plenty to do and see. C2E2 is definitely not an exception. This coming April 25-27 C2E2 will have three days of panels to peak your nerdiest of interest. Here are 6 that I’m looking forward to.

Better Late Than Never - STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS

Better Late Than Never – STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS

This long-running CGI animated series pulls off the impossible in that it made the world of the STAR WARS prequels interesting and exciting. Let’s hope the next STAR WARS series is just as good.

Make It So! Sting vs. John Cena

Make It So! Sting vs. John Cena

Sting vs. The Undertaker may have been the last dream match wrestling had left…and may not ever happen with rumors of Undertaker’s retirement. However, what if we told you there was one more dream match left to be had? Explore the possibilities!

Hidden Gems: Alex + Ada

Hidden Gems: Alex + Ada

The first arc of this smart sci-fi series from Image has just wrapped up. There’s no better time to jump on. Alex + Ada is wonderful and surprising.

Hidden Gems: Buzzkill

Hidden Gems: Buzzkill

What may have been a paper-thin premise or a one-trick comedy pony instead becomes a tale of redemption and an honest look at addiction and amends in this Dark Horse collection.

Holy Crap! Remember... The Rocketeer?

Holy Crap! Remember… The Rocketeer?

When pilot Cliff Secord discovers a jet pack, he uses it to take to the skies and battle evil as the Rocketeer!

BLAARGH! HOUSE OF CARDS Season 2

BLAARGH! HOUSE OF CARDS Season 2

(SPOILERS!!!) What started out as an intriguing political drama has devolved into an unsatisfying and sloppily written mess, but at least we can watch it all in one sitting, right?

PoP! Top 6-Pack: the Craziest Sh*t in Forever Evil (So Far)

PoP! Top 6-Pack: the Craziest Sh*t in Forever Evil (So Far)

The final issue of Forever Evil, DC’s latest event mini series is going to be late. To hold you over, let’s look back at the most ridiculous sh*t in the first six issues.

Make It So! Pop Culture Constellations

Make It So! Pop Culture Constellations

Mary Knize gazes up at the night sky and wonders if there aren’t better names for the constellations. Should modern mythology replace ancient naming conventions for the stars?

Outside the Longbox: Max Landis & Superman

Outside the Longbox: Max Landis & Superman

Max Landis might not be working for DC Comics, but that hasn’t stopped him from producing the best Superman products in the last few years. His Superman videos are fun, funny, and heartfelt. They are more than worth your time.

Hidden Gems: Adam Beechen's 'Robin'

Hidden Gems: Adam Beechen’s ‘Robin’

Adam Beechen’s Robin is a great example of all that is awesome about the character of Tim Drake. It’s leaps and bounds better than the current character assassination that Scott Lobdell has delivered in the New 52.

Make It So! Blind-Packed LEGO Super Heroes

Make It So! Blind-Packed LEGO Super Heroes

With LEGO scooping up licenses for everything under the sun, there’s an under-tapped market just begging to be exploited. Give us more superheroes already!

BLAARGH! DC's Upcoming Weekly Titles

BLAARGH! DC’s Upcoming Weekly Titles

DC has made a lot of questionable decisions lately, but their latest announcement that they will launch three weekly comic titles this year might be the final straw for many of their current readers.

Riddle Me This! Just How Much Did R2-D2 Really Know?

Riddle Me This! Just How Much Did R2-D2 Really Know?

The spry, diminutive droid is one of the few characters that experienced all six chapters of the STAR WARS saga and then some. Could he have been the ultimate catalyst of the Empire’s fall?

Figure 8 – LEGO DC Universe Super Heroes

Figure 8 – LEGO DC Universe Super Heroes

Sure, the House of Ideas has a couple years of LEGO sets under its belt, but everyone knows Batman was the original LEGO super hero. Eventually, his Superfriends got into the action. The result as some grade A plastic crack.

Hidden Gems: Down Set Fight

Hidden Gems: Down Set Fight

Let’s get ready to rumble! With Lions, Tigers, and Bears! And any other furry animal the represents a football team! Bring ‘em on, hike that ball and get ready for a story with heart and wild action – Down, Set, Fight!

PoP! Top 6-Pack: The Comics of Howard Chaykin

PoP! Top 6-Pack: The Comics of Howard Chaykin

Howard Chaykin is one of the most prolific creators working in comics today. You might know the name, but do you know his work? Kelly Harrass runs down the six Chaykin comics that you should check out.

PoP! Top 6-Pack: Friends Turned Enemies

PoP! Top 6-Pack: Friends Turned Enemies

In observance of the Ides of March and Julius Caesar’s unfortunate choice of friends, The Guzmaniac, brings to you a PoP! Top 6-Pack of Friends who turned into mortal enemies.

Outside the Longbox: ‘Beware the Batman'

Outside the Longbox: ‘Beware the Batman’

The latest Batman animated show is a bit of a different take on the Dark Knight. It’s highly stylized look might be a turn off at first, but don’t judge this book by its cover. Beware the Batman is a worthy successor to DC’s stellar history of cartoons.

Holy Crap, Remember...The Ice Harvest?

Holy Crap, Remember…The Ice Harvest?

This modern-day film noir starring John Cusack and Billy Bob Thornton is one of the most underseen and underrated films directed by the late, great Harold Ramis.

Property Ladder: Deathlok

Property Ladder: Deathlok

Whether coming from alternate futures, evil corporations or shadowy conspiracies, Marvel’s Deathlok is ready to kick ass and take names. Possibly without the names part.

Outside the Longbox: Dollar Shave Club Review

Outside the Longbox: Dollar Shave Club Review

The Guzmaniac goes Outside the Longbox to accept the Dollar Shave Club’s challenge of change. Do they fall prey to their own hype or deliver on their word that their blades “Are F**king Great”?

Better Late Than Never - Hawkeye Vol. 1

Better Late Than Never – Hawkeye Vol. 1

Matt Fraction and David Aja’s fun and irreverent solo book starring one of the least powerful Avengers is Marvel’s best ongoing title. Seriously, bro.

Outside the Longbox - "S." A Novel

Outside the Longbox – “S.” A Novel

Whenever we hear “new media,” we typically think of all the new cutting edge technology at our disposal. “S.” is the very epitome of new media, and it’s a muther-effin’ book.

PoP! Top 6 Pack - Toy Fair 2014

PoP! Top 6 Pack – Toy Fair 2014

The annual New York Toy Fair is a four day trade show and it’s almost impossible to give everything in depth coverage. Here is my PoP! Top 6 – Pack of the rest of Toy Fair.

Hidden Gems: Bryan Q. Miller's 'Batgirl'

Hidden Gems: Bryan Q. Miller’s ‘Batgirl’

Stephanie Brown shed her identity as the Spoiler and became the third Batgirl in this delightful book that was cut too short thanks to the New 52. She’s a different kind of ‘Batgirl’, and that is most certainly a good thing.

PoP! Top 6-Pack: Songs by Actors We Couldn't Live Without

PoP! Top 6-Pack: Songs by Actors We Couldn’t Live Without

The Guzmaniac drops off a 6-Pack of the best boner jams by actors that this world just couldn’t live without.

Outside the Longbox: 'Power Rangers Super Megaforce'

Outside the Longbox: ‘Power Rangers Super Megaforce’

The Megaforce Rangers get an upgrade in the new season of the Power Rangers. With the 20th anniversary in full swing, you can expect mega action and mega surprises as Rangers from the past prepare to return and show the new kids just how it’s done.

Riddle Me This: Controversy > Contentment?

Riddle Me This: Controversy > Contentment?

When two stories break on the same day and the one about a “sexualized” cover becomes more important than the one about terminally ill children, something seems wrong. Is it because we value controversy and rage over happier, feel-good news? This is your chance to sound off, Pop!-ulation.

Figure 8 - LEGO Marvel Superheroes

Figure 8 – LEGO Marvel Superheroes

LEGOs are back in vogue in a big way (if they ever even left). After years of LEGO Batman, the House of Ideas has gotten into the brick game. But are these costly kits worth your money?

In the PoP!-Light: The Falcon

In the PoP!-Light: The Falcon

This summer Sam Wilson is poised to soar from the comic page to the silver screen. Get the low-down on the high-flying hero right here.

Outside The Longbox - The LEGO Movie

Outside The Longbox – The LEGO Movie

This surprise animated hit is one of those rare family films that is truly fun for all ages.

Property Ladder: Preacher

Property Ladder: Preacher

One of the most brilliant and controversial comic series will see the light of day on television after nearly 14 years of effort thanks to Sony Television and AMC. That easily puts Preacher on top of the Property Ladder.

PoP! Top 6 Pack: Unconventional Love Stories

PoP! Top 6 Pack: Unconventional Love Stories

The Guzmaniac, brings you a PoP! Top 6-Pack of unconventional love stories for you and your loved one to snuggle up to.

Riddle Me This: Which is the Best Comic Movie Couple?

Riddle Me This: Which is the Best Comic Movie Couple?

It’s Valentine’s Day, and if you were in one of these relationships, you’d have a good chance of being beaten, stabbed, vaporized, dropped off a bridge, or worse. And that’s just the foreplay.