NEPA Scene Staff

Pocono Comic Expo bringing pop culture to Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort on April 23

Pocono Comic Expo bringing pop culture to Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort on April 23

From a press release: The Pocono Comic Expo, the only pop culture experience in the Pocono Mountains, is scheduled for Saturday, April 23 from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. at the Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort (100 Shawnee Inn Dr., Shawnee on Delaware). Dedicated to creating awareness and appreciation for all things comic books and pop culture, […]

 Ken Jones

VIDEO: Talking comic books and superhero movies/TV shows with Comics on the Green in Scranton

Founded in 1992, Comics on the Green is not only the most successful comic book shop in Scranton, but in all of Northeastern Pennsylvania, so who better to talk all things geek with than owner and lifelong comic fan Dave Romeo? In this video interview, we discuss how the shop has remained a thriving business […]

 Rich Cicci

WILDLY FRUSTRATED: Avoid the crowds – a local yuletide nerd shopping guide

WILDLY FRUSTRATED: Avoid the crowds – a local yuletide nerd shopping guide

It’s Dec. 17 and, as of today, we are just one week away from Christmas! Malls are bustling with shoppers scrambling for presents to place under their Christmas trees for their loved ones. The problem with trying to find those gifts is that you are forced to witness the continuous commercialization of the holiday. Worse […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: First ‘Captain America: Civil War’ trailer shows Avengers divided, plus Black Panther in action

“Do you really want to punch your way out of this?” The answer, Black Widow, is clearly yes. It’s the conflict that has been building over two “Avengers” movies now – Captain America and Iron Man finally come to blows in the first trailer for “Captain America: Civil War,” released online after premiering on “Jimmy […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Comic Book Convention returns to Radisson in Scranton on Nov. 15

Scranton Comic Book Convention returns to Radisson in Scranton on Nov. 15

The Scranton Comic Book Convention is set to return to the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel on Sunday, Nov. 15 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., attracting writers, artists, cosplayers, dealers, and some colorful characters to downtown Scranton. Guests will include Jared Brown (artist at Darkstream Studios), Greg LaRocque (writer/artist of “The Flash,” “Web of Spider-Man,” “The Amazing […]

 Rich Howells

INFINITE IMPROBABILITY: Pharma CEO Martin Shkreli is a real-life supervillain

INFINITE IMPROBABILITY: Pharma CEO Martin Shkreli is a real-life supervillain

In fiction, it’s usually pretty easy to spot the villain. Even if he’s not wearing black or sneering behind a nasty scar across his face, he’s almost always found on the direct opposite side of the protagonist, the physical embodiment of whatever evil our hero is fighting against. At his most cliché, he’s arrogant, cunning, […]

 Rich Howells

Read this comic telling the strange, sad story of Wilkes-Barre cartoonist Ham Fisher on his 115th birthday

Read this comic telling the strange, sad story of Wilkes-Barre cartoonist Ham Fisher on his 115th birthday

Born on Sept. 24, 1900 (though some records say 1901), Hammond Edward Fisher – better known simply as Ham Fisher – was a cartoonist from Wilkes-Barre famous for creating the comic strip “Joe Palooka.” While this classic comic of the fictional heavyweight boxing champ isn’t as well-known today, it was huge in the 1930s all […]

 Rich Howells

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Ant-Man’ will grow on you if you give him a chance

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Ant-Man’ will grow on you if you give him a chance

Much like the character itself, “Ant-Man” has surprised almost everyone. For the second week in a row, it has topped the box office, even after another film aimed at family and geeky audiences, “Pixels,” opened this past weekend. That is partly due to the seemingly unstoppable Marvel Studios streak, of course, but positive reviews and […]

 Rich Cicci

WILDLY FRUSTRATED: The nerd news media blackout on TV needs to end

WILDLY FRUSTRATED: The nerd news media blackout on TV needs to end

San Diego Comic Con has come and gone, but unless you kept your face inches away from your cell phone, tablet, PC, or laptop this past weekend, you may not have known. That fact is shocking considering how much nerd culture has permeated everything nowadays. I mean, between Hollywood’s reliance on superheroes to keep them […]

 Rich Howells

‘Marvel Experience’ summer tour canceled abruptly after Philadelphia run

‘Marvel Experience’ summer tour canceled abruptly after Philadelphia run

After running from June 19 through July 5 at the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, the rest of “The Marvel Experience” summer tour has been cancelled, according to the Associated Press. “The World’s First Hyper-Reality Tour” traveled to Phoenix, Dallas, and San Diego and was retooled before it came to Philly, but it seems the […]