You're nervous. Excited. Sweaty. Impatient. You just know that everyone else has done it a million times while you're bumbling around on the Internet searching for any sliver of information that might help you to not look like an idiot. You may as well write "virgin" across your forehead.
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Comic book hero creator Stan Lee, now age 90, was in St. Louis on Saturday for the Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con at America's Center. The man who helped shape Spider-Man, the Hulk, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man and Thor, among others, met with fans bright-and-early for a Saturday, 9 to ... More >>
Sometimes it takes an event like Wizard World Comic Con to prove that "nerd" doesn't necessarily mean "dork" nowadays.
Tens of thousands of people swarmed the America's Center this weekend for St. Louis' first-ever Comic Con, a three-day event celebrating pop culture and science fiction. The event ... More >>
Change doesn't happen overnight. Rather, it evolves slowly, painfully, with casualties along the way. Harvey Milk said that only when all gay and gender queer folks come out to those close to them will we "break down the myths, destroy the lies and distortions." Likewise, each time a television show ... More >>
The Amazing Spider-Man -- this summer's comic-book movie spectacular that isn't The Avengers or The Dark Knight Rises -- opens on July 3. That means the Spider-Man promotional machine is kicking into high gear.
Locally, the Hardee's at 2110 Hampton Avenue will host a Spider-Man event from 2-4 p.m. ... More >>
image viaNever mind if he's dead or alive, who the hell gets the money he's making?Sometime in the late 1960s, a Missouri-born comic book writer named Gary Friedrich came up with a new character: Ghost Rider, a motorcycle stunt rider who sold his soul to the devil and consequently exchanged h ... More >>
Chrissy WilmesA deliciously mutated Mr. X pizza.Film adaptations have the dual task of not only being good in and of themselves, but maintaining a certain loyalty and respect to the story's original form. When it comes to comic books adapted into films, there's an extra element -- the nerd fa ... More >>
While a senator vows to stall the food safety bill in the Senate, the Chinese government takes a much firmer stance against producers of tainted food. The Associated Press reports that Chinese authorities will instate the death penalty against the worst food safety violators.
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blazebrothers.comSomebody's about to get blazed.It's MasterMinds week (and Artopia night) here at the RFT, so it seemed like a good time to catch up with a previous recipient of the award -- one still making good on his artistic vision.Matthew Scott Krentz was named a MasterMind back in 2008 for ... More >>
(Via Boing Boing) Here's an interesting story developing around Elsinore's forthcoming release, Yes Yes Yes, which is due August 10 on Parasol Records. The Champaign, Illinois, indie-pop band used a painting by a friend for its album cover -- and subsequently received a notice from the estate ... More >>
For the uninitiated, the Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center is a smallish, non-profit venue that's all-ages and alcohol free. There's no stage, so there's no fourth wall, and it's the kind of place that artists love to play. "This is a very special venue for us," Xiu Xiu frontman Jamie Stewart said last ... More >>
Ghost World, the 2001 movie based on Daniel Clowes' graphic novels, will be screening tonight at the Schlafly Bottleworks as part of its Strange Brew: Cult Films series. $4 gets you in, and the film starts at 8 p.m. Starring Thora Birch and Scarlett Johansson, the film's use of music is superb and s ... More >>
Jennifer SilverbergBenjamin Sawyer, DJ Champ, and Tef Poe kick ass and create comicsAge of Illumination, the hip-hop-themed comic book project from Tef Poe, DJ Champ, and illustrator Benjamin Sawyer, drops tonight at Star Clipper, with a release party that kicks off at 6 p.m. Stop by, grab a ... More >>