Some of you might already be neck-deep in celebrating cultural festivities, but there’s probably ample opportunity for you, regardless of the holiday you observe, to still be out there amongst the masses, shopping for gifts.
You know. Shop to shop. Elbow-to-elbow. Debit card to debit card.
And I’m certain, with you being a regular, casual, or happenchance purveyor of this fine pop culture site, that you’re into comic books. And so are your friends!
A few weeks ago, regular Biff Bam Pop! contributor (and comic book aficionado), E. A. Henson gave his list of comic book compilations to give as gifts, which you can find right here. A fine list it is, too.
Here, then, is another: the first of three parts over the next few days, all showcasing 2017 comic book compilations worthy as giving as gifts to a friend or loved one.
Or to yourself.
Let’s start off with the most expensive, while you still have money in your bank account!
Comic books have been the inspiration for many things over the years. They have been developed into blockbuster movies, video games and merchandise over the years thanks to their popularity with a huge number of people and it’s no surprise that slot developers have also used them as a source of inspiration when it comes to theming their games. These sort of slot games aren’t just sought after by comic book fans either, they’re appealing to the wider market due to them offering more than the more traditional and generic sorts.
Slot developers these days are always on the lookout for ways to attract new players as well as being able to keep people playing for longer. With slot games generally being based on luck, it’s important to keep players interested and to make the games more immersive. By theming slots it makes them instantly more appealing and by using comic books for inspiration it adds sort of an adventure and superhero element to the games.
So far we’ve seen the likes of Justice League, The Flash, Superman and Batman turned into slot games. In fact, you’d be hard pushed not to find a Marvel or DC character based slot game in every online casino around today. Marvel heroes have statistically proven themselves to be very successful in the slot world with many people loving playing alongside their favourite character in an attempt at winning big. Comic book based slots look great too as developers really take the time to produce eye catching visuals as well as authentic audio throughout. Read the rest of this entry
With superheroes, and especially Marvel superheroes, probably being among the most popular Halloween trick or treat costumes this year, it might be worth checking out how the animated Marvel superheroes handle the holiday. What do the Hulk, Doctor Strange, Spider-Man, Hawkeye and the Avengers do to celebrate Halloween? Meet me after the jump to find out…
This time on Heroes and Villains, we’ll be looking at a variety of comics out this week and last, from a variety of genres and companies. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on Lazaretto #1, The Black Sable #1, Robot Western #1, Secret Empire #10, Generations: The Archers #1, Wonder Woman #29, the Supergirl Annual#1, and more… be warned, there may be spoilers…
With the Avengers shot across dimensions by the Leader’s static expander, the Black Panther must face the new Cabal alone. Can he get away and gather a team of new Avengers to not only defeat the Cabal, but save the original Avengers? Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on “Avengers No More, Part Two.”
Iron Man is trapped in another dimension, and as the Avengers try to rescue him, the Leader and his new Cabal of super-villains confront them. Are Iron Man and the Avengers lost forever in these animated Secret Wars? Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on “Avengers No More, Part One.”
His artistry was, and remains, so innovative and influential in the comic book zeitgeist that the industry named awards after him. Heck, they even named a visual image after him: the affectionately known, “Kirby Krackle.”
How pervasive is writer and artist Jack Kirby in pop culture?
You can scan the litany of comic book characters that the man created or co-created and you’d be certain to find dozens that are your favourites. From the globally renowned Captain America, Avengers, Fantastic Four and X-Men series of characters, to the populace’s burgeoning awareness of Darkseid and Black Panther, to the more niche creations of Kamandi, Etrigan the Demon and Destroyer Duck. With Kirby, the list of great characters goes on and on and on.
Without him, pop culture and comic books wouldn’t be at all what we know it to be today.
This August marks the 100th birthday of Jack Kirby and we here at Biff Bam Pop! mean to celebrate that auspicious centennial with a plethora of written accolades all summer long!
This is your cordial invitation to our #Kirby100 party!
The Marvel Animated Universe as presented on the Disney XD network has been focused on four different series, sometimes connected, and sometimes not, but now, with a series of shorts, they’re beginning to fill in continuity gaps and spaces between seasons. Meet me after the jump as I look at how Disney XD is expanding the Marvel Animated Universe, and a sneak peek at what’s to come.
This time on Heroes and Villains, we’ll be looking at a variety of comics out in recent weeks while we were away, including selections from Marvel, DC, Dynamite, Boom!, and IDW. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on Secret Empire #2, Victor LaValle’s Destroyer #1, The Sovereigns #1, Star Trek: Mirror Broken #1, and Justice League #21… be warned, there be spoilers…