NEPA Scene Staff

Comics on the Green in Scranton hosts signing with Image comic book artist Natasha Tara Petrović on Nov. 30

Comics on the Green in Scranton hosts signing with Image comic book artist Natasha Tara Petrović on Nov. 30

From a press release: It was announced today that illustrator and comic artist Natasha Tara Petrović will visit Comics on the Green in downtown Scranton for Small Business Saturday to promote her new graphic novel, “Ophiuchus,” from Image Comics. On Nov. 30 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., she will meet fans and autograph her work at […]

 The Conversation

‘Joker’ fans flock to Bronx stairway – and New Yorkers aren’t happy with new tourism

‘Joker’ fans flock to Bronx stairway – and New Yorkers aren’t happy with new tourism

New York’s newest tourist attraction isn’t a museum, park, or art installation. It’s a stairway. Sandwiched between apartment buildings in the Bronx, it’s been dubbed by moviegoers the “Joker Stairs,” earning its name and fame after being featured prominently in “Joker.” Since the film’s release, fans have flocked to the stairs, where they’ve been posing […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Comic Con assembles artists, writers, wrestlers, and cosplayers at Radisson Hotel on Nov. 24

Scranton Comic Con assembles artists, writers, wrestlers, and cosplayers at Radisson Hotel on Nov. 24

From a press release: The Scranton Comic Book Convention will return to the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel for its fall edition on Sunday, Nov. 24 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., gathering writers, artists, cosplayers, vendors, and even pro wrestlers in downtown Scranton. Special guests will include professional wrestlers Greg “The Hammer” Valentine (WWE, WCW, NWA) and […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Burton and Schumacher ‘Batman’ movies return to NEPA theaters in May for Batman’s 80th anniversary

Burton and Schumacher ‘Batman’ movies return to NEPA theaters in May for Batman’s 80th anniversary

From a press release: In select movie theaters nationwide this May, “Batman” returns… followed by “Batman Returns,” “Batman Forever,” and “Batman & Robin.” All four blockbuster cinematic adventures from the ’80s and ’90s are coming back to theaters in honor of Batman’s 80th anniversary. Each “Batman” film will play one day only in more than […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Dark concept band September Mourning mixes comic books with hard rock in Scranton visit on March 6

Dark concept band September Mourning mixes comic books with hard rock in Scranton visit on March 6

From a press release: September Mourning is a dark culture fantasy that resides in the pages of a comic book and comes to life as a musical art project on stage. Both sides will be on display when the theatrical hard rock group comes to Scranton on Wednesday, March 6. First, singer and co-creator Emily […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Star Wars’-themed Clarks Summit Festival of Ice includes Comic Con with guests Feb. 16-17

‘Star Wars’-themed Clarks Summit Festival of Ice includes Comic Con with guests Feb. 16-17

The theme of the 2019 Clarks Summit Festival of Ice is “Ice Wars,” a frozen take on “Star Wars,” but if that’s not enough science fiction fantasy for the Abingtons, the annual event will host an Ice Wars Comic Con at Clarks Summit Elementary School on Saturday, Feb. 16 and Sunday, Feb. 17. Promoted by […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People, 2018 New York Comic Con Celebrity Edition

PHOTOS: Beautiful People, 2018 New York Comic Con Celebrity Edition

Earlier this month, I showed you some of the best cosplayers of New York Comic Con – but it wouldn’t be NYCC without the celebrity guests. Held at the Jacob K. Javits Center in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan on Thursday, Oct. 4 through Sunday, Oct. 7, New York Comic Con has been bringing in bigger and […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People, 2018 New York Comic Con Cosplay Edition

PHOTOS: Beautiful People, 2018 New York Comic Con Cosplay Edition

Welcome to a place of make believe – New York Comic Con, where you can be yourself by not being yourself. Thousands of people spend hundreds of thousands of hours creating elaborate costumes (cosplay) of their favorite pop culture icons in hopes of luring photographers and boosting their Instagram profiles to land the big fish […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, Free Comic Book Day Edition, 05/05/18

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, Free Comic Book Day Edition, 05/05/18

Saturday, May 5 was the 17th annual Free Comic Book Day, prompting a line that stretched out the door of Comics on the Green in downtown Scranton. Once that died down a bit, I took these portraits of customers and employees of the store. This isn’t my first comic-themed Beautiful People entry, and it certainly […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: ‘The Walking Dead’ oddly references Wilkes-Barre in latest episode

VIDEO: ‘The Walking Dead’ oddly references Wilkes-Barre in latest episode

Northeastern Pennsylvania fans of “The Walking Dead” had to rewind their DVRs last night to make sure they heard right – the city of Wilkes-Barre received an odd mention in the dialogue of Episode 7 of Season 8. The popular AMC television show, which follows a group of zombie apocalypse survivors, is filmed and largely […]

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