Rich Howells

INFINITE IMPROBABILITY: Dear superhero films, embrace the spandex – it worked for Deadpool

INFINITE IMPROBABILITY: Dear superhero films, embrace the spandex – it worked for Deadpool

In the original “X-Men” film, Wolverine questions the uniforms they’ve donned to fight Magneto and the Brotherhood just before their final confrontation. In response, Cyclops quips, “What would you prefer? Yellow spandex?” Actually, yes. Yes, I would. That was 15 years ago, which seems like a lifetime ago now, and for some young fans, it […]

 Rich Cicci

WILDLY FRUSTRATED: The good and bad of ‘Gotham’ by TV light

WILDLY FRUSTRATED: The good and bad of ‘Gotham’ by TV light

My personal motto when it comes to the world of superheroes has always been, “Make mine Marvel.” The one exception has always been Batman. It is pretty hard to screw up Batman in my eyes. Comics, movies (although Joel Schumacher came pretty damn close with his movies), cartoons, videogames – Batman is arguably the one […]

 Rich Cicci

WILDLY FRUSTRATED: Marvel Comics and U

WILDLY FRUSTRATED: Marvel Comics and U

Oh! Hello there. Please, pardon me; I didn’t hear you come in. By all means, take your coat off and have a seat by the fire. Would you care for a drink? Some hot tea, a mug of cocoa, or perhaps a snifter of brandy or a fine Irish whiskey? I wasn’t expecting any visitors […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Teaser trailer for ‘Fantastic Four’ shows darker, re-imagined take on classic heroes

After years of rumors and speculation without so much as an official image from the movie, the promotion for the 2015 “Fantastic Four” reboot has finally begun with an official teaser trailer released by Fox today. Directed by Josh Trank, famous for his breakout “found footage” superhero film “Chronicle,” it is clear that this version […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Marvel celebrates 10 million social media fans with free digital comics and exclusive content

Marvel celebrates 10 million social media fans with free digital comics and exclusive content

From a press release: Marvel announced this morning that it now has reached over 10 million fans through its Facebook and Twitter pages. To celebrate this massive social achievement, Marvel is offering visitors to the Marvel Facebook and Twitter pages exclusive and unlocked first-looks at upcoming Marvel projects and free digital comics throughout the day. […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: José Luis García-López appearance at Comics on the Green, 10/04/14

PHOTOS: José Luis García-López appearance at Comics on the Green, 10/04/14

Legendary DC Comics artist José Luis García-López visited Comics on the Green in Scranton on Saturday, Oct. 4 for an autograph signing and meet and greet with fans. The famous Spanish illustrator came to the United States in 1974 and almost immediately established himself as one of the most recognizable artists in comics, designing some […]

 Rich Howells

ARCHIVES: From Batman to Scranton – writer Scott Beatty celebrates Free Comic Book Day at Comics on the Green

ARCHIVES: From Batman to Scranton – writer Scott Beatty celebrates Free Comic Book Day at Comics on the Green

Not only is Comics on the Green in downtown Scranton offering free comics on Free Comic Book Day this Saturday, May 4, but the shop is also offering the chance to meet one of those comic’s writers. Scott Beatty, known for penning characters like Batman, Robin, Green Lantern, Sherlock Holmes, The Shadow, The Phantom, and […]

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