BBP! Fan Expo Canada 2018 Guide – Day 3 (Saturday)

Day 3 of Fan Expo Canada 2018 promises to be the busiest day of the convention. And it’s a perfect day for people–or superhero–watching as all the peeps with the costumes come out to play!

Takashi Miike’s ‘Blade of the Immortal’ slices and dices, but it could use a trim

Takashi Miike’s been one of the biggest shock jockeys of Japanese cinema for eons. Ichi the Killer (2001) was a high-splatter mark for lovers of extreme gore, and Miike’s output has … Continue reading Takashi Miike’s ‘Blade of the Immortal’ slices and dices, but it could use a trim

All The Pop Culture Was Found At TORONTO COMICON 2016

Sunday, March 20th – the first day of Spring. And with the spring melteth the carbonite. Yes! Superheroes, Star Wars and Ghostbusters. Manga, Anime and Master Chief. Longboxes, movie posters … Continue reading All The Pop Culture Was Found At TORONTO COMICON 2016

The GAR! Podcast: Scarface, Batmanga, and Herb Trimpe

Biff Bam Pop! presents The GAR! Podcast, the Glenn Walker and Ray Cornwall weekly podcast where they talk unrehearsed about whatever happens to come to mind. It’s an audio-zine for … Continue reading The GAR! Podcast: Scarface, Batmanga, and Herb Trimpe

Konnichiwa To Batman: The Jiro Kuwata Batmanga Vol. 1 On The Wednesday Run

One of the coolest things about comic books is that they are beloved across globe and embraced by so many different nations. Not only does that mean that there is … Continue reading Konnichiwa To Batman: The Jiro Kuwata Batmanga Vol. 1 On The Wednesday Run

Ronin Deluxe Edition Is Classic SF&F On The Wednesday Run

Summer’s well over and it already feels like Fall has come and gone – and Halloween is still a week away! That means December holiday shopping is just around the … Continue reading Ronin Deluxe Edition Is Classic SF&F On The Wednesday Run

Don’t Get Lost Looking For Wayward #1 On The Wednesday Run

It’s another Wednesday and that means another fascinating title released via Image Comics. I know, I know. This particular column has been dipping into the Image well quite a bit … Continue reading Don’t Get Lost Looking For Wayward #1 On The Wednesday Run

Haunted Future: The Anime Brilliance of Mamoru Oshii

Take Blade Runner and draw a line from the 80s replicant noir to the 90s non-consensual machine-induced hallucinations of The Matrix. Somewhere on that line there’s a node, running backwards … Continue reading Haunted Future: The Anime Brilliance of Mamoru Oshii

Say “No” To Seppuku. Say “Yes” To Bushido And 47 Ronin #1 On The Wednesday Run – November 7, 2012

Many people are familiar with the historical “Forty-seven Ronin” story. It’s legendary in Japanese culture – but make no mistake to think it mythical. No, the revenge of the “Forty-seven … Continue reading Say “No” To Seppuku. Say “Yes” To Bushido And 47 Ronin #1 On The Wednesday Run – November 7, 2012

Yi Soon Shin: Warrior And Defender – A Compelling, If Bloody, Comic Book Story Entrenched In Real World History

The medium of sequential storytelling, of comic books, is one that lends itself to a multitude of genres including science fiction, horror, noir and comedy. Most of those genres, when … Continue reading Yi Soon Shin: Warrior And Defender – A Compelling, If Bloody, Comic Book Story Entrenched In Real World History