Author Archives: JP Fallavollita

Biff Bam Pop’s Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Comic Book Compilations Part 1

Velvet Vol1Over the last few weeks, our 2014 Gift Guide has detailed a number of comic book related ideas that you should consider wrapping up for that special pop-culture comic book fan in your life. You can check out two of those lists here and here.

Now, those selections are a little on the pricier side of things, but there are a number of fantastic – and affordable – comic book related compilations that you could lovingly give this holiday season.

Follow me after the jump, and I’ll run through eight different titles, in multiple collections, that everyone needs to reading!

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Stuff The Stocking With Avengers NOW! #1 On The Wednesday Run

Avengers NOW 1 coverWith the rising popularity of the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. television series (wha-hoo!) and the anticipation mounting for the next Avengers film, Avengers: Age of Ultron, released next year, it’s a great time to revisit that stable of characters.

Of course, it’s also a perfect time of year to do that.

For those of you looking for a stocking stuffer, follow me after the jump and I’ll tell you why Avengers NOW! #1 makes for the perfect comic to fill that sock hanging off the mantle!

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It Looks Like Kingdom Come For Exodus: Biff Bam Pop’s Weekend Box Office Wrap-Up Report

Exodus2014PosterWell, something of a minor calamity has befallen yet another recent adaptation of an Old Testament Bible story.

Earlier this year, Noah with all of it’s Lord of the Rings-esque trailer glamour, failed to impress critics and audience-goers alike, which made for a poor showing at the box office. But this weekend saw the release of fan and critic favourite director, Ridley Scott’s latest, Exodus: Gods and Kings. The film is the distinctly Hollywood-ized story of Moses and the exodus of the Hebrews from Egypt. So, how would it fare, especially against our predictions?

Follow me after the jump and we’ll take a look at what films rejoiced – and what films caught plague at the box office this weekend!

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JP Fallavollita On…Star Blazers

Each week, one of Biff Bam Pop’s illustrious writers will delve into one of their favourite things. Perhaps it’s a movie or album they’ve carried with them for years. Maybe it’s something new that moved them and they think might move you too. Each week, a new subject, a new voice writing on…something they love.

Star Blazers MainFor something so important, so inspiring in a young boy’s life, it’s a little strange that I can’t quite pin down the exact date. I can only say that sometime in the late 1970’s or, at the very latest, the early 1980’s, I found myself compelled to run home every weekday after school and turn on the television.

There was no horsing around in the schoolyard for me after 3:30 in the afternoon, no visiting friends houses to play board games and street hockey games would have to wait till a later in the day. No. A new cartoon with an animation style and real-time, mature storyline, that incorporated action, adventure, love, sorrow and joy had captivated me.

I had fallen for the 1970’s Japanese import anime science fiction series called Star Blazers.

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Biff Bam Pop’s Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Galleries & Museums

AGOOver the past few weeks, we here at Biff Bam Pop! have been listing a number of great holiday gift ideas to give to friends, loved ones and special some ones. And there is still lots more – LOTS MORE – to come this month!

But it got me thinking: instead of giving a product as a gift this season, how about giving an experience? How about an idea that’s slightly underused this time of year?

Follow me after the jump to a place full of experience: the galleries and museums of this world!

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It’s A Cool Yule With The Harley Quinn Holiday Special #1 On The Wednesday Run

HQ HOLIDAY 1coverIt’s the holiday season and that means, beyond the big hardcover and softcover collections of great comic book series you find on store shelves this time of year, you’re also likely to see holiday special comic books!

I’m not sure how she got this popular, but Harley Quinn, the fun and fetishly sexy side of Batman’s arch nemesis, the crazed Joker, has got her own Harley Quinn Holiday Special #1.

Follow me after the jump and I’ll tell you exactly what that means!

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Biff Bam Pop’s Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Great T-Shirts & Sundry

threadlessWe’re well into the second week of December, so if you’re looking to order something online, now’s the time to do it, lest the mailman, through rain, sleet and probably falling snow, doesn’t deliver on time. I mean, if you’re like me, you need time – lots so time – to wrap. Not because there are so many gifts to package, but because the holiday paper and the tape never seem to want to co-operate!

One gift that I like to give every year to a select group of pop culture pals, is the gift of great, cool t-shirts.

Follow me after the jump for a few websites that I like to frequent and items of apparel and sundry for that pop culture lover in your life!

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Biff Bam Pop’s Holiday Gift Guide 2014: STILL MORE BIG Hardcover Comic Book Collections

Jack Kirby AEA few days ago, we posted the first part of our 2014 Gift Guide’s “BIG Hardcover Comic Book Collection” which you can find by either scrolling down the Biff Bam Pop! main page or by clicking here.

Those were some big books that require some degree of heavy lifting. But they’re not the only ones that would make fantastic gifts this year!

Follow me after the jump and I’ll detail a few more awesome tomes released earlier this year that any comic book, comic book historian or comic book art lover – would absolutely love to have their hands on!

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