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 >>
Do you hear that -- that low hum of anticipation emanating from comic book shops and Risk tournaments throughout St. Louis? That's the sound of every nerdstuff enthusiast 'gasming as they prepare for Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con, which takes place Friday, March 22-Sunday, March 24 at America's C ... More >>
In addition to an extensive acting and stand-up resume, Brian Posehn has forged a unique career path for himself by taking on projects that deal with things he truly loves. From Dungeons and Dragons to Anthrax (the band, possibly the substance as well) to Comic books, he's turned nerdiness into an ... More >>
In May, Gut Check kicked-off the superhero leg of this summer's blockbuster season by seeing The Avengers in 3D and wolfing down a "Super Hero Sandwich" at Planet Sub. The next notch on our big-budget superhero movie belt was whittled this week at a viewing of The Amazing Spider-Man in 3D -- Marvel ... 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 >>
Summer blockbuster season is upon us, and, as usual, that means a handful of new superhero movies -- and we ain't mad about it. The first of the flurry is, of course, Joss Whedon's The Avengers, released on May 4. In true curmudgeon style, Gut Check waited a week to see the flick, not because we wer ... 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 >>
Gareb Shamus was a colossus among men, founding Wizard Entertainment and turning it into the go-to source for news and views on collectables. For years he was on top of his fantastical world, running a company that produced widely-read publications such as Wizard Magazine and Toyfare Magazine.
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