November 4, 2011 – 5:40 pm | View Comments

The Backroom team discuss what they are reading, share memories from playing Arkham City, and look back at Geek Girl Con 2011.
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The 5th Annual Spokane Comicon 2011 in review
May 23, 2011 – 2:30 pm | View Comments

If I’ve learned anything from the 5th Annual Spokane Comicon, it’s that I can’t drink like I used to and Nathan puts on one fine show. Arrived in Spokane Friday night before the ‘Con on Saturday. It all started easily enough. Joined by Matthew Southworth (Stumptown), Mark Rahner (Rotten), Eric Trautmann (Vampirella), and  Brandon Jerwa (The Mighty Crusaders) we found dinner at some place called the Golden Dragon near the mall. If you ever get the chance to go here, don’t. Oh dear lord don’t. The food was terrible and the service well… the waitress meant well but, ultimately came off a bit um… offensive when she decided to explain the menu in faux-deaf person speech. Insert drinks to make awkwardness less awkward.

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I thought I was done being mad about Rise of Arsenal.
May 2, 2011 – 1:56 pm | View Comments

And then I read this shit:
This past Saturday night, at the 15th annual PRISM Awards, DC Comics was honored for their accurate portrayal of mental health/drug issues in two of their titles (Justice League: Rise …

Marvel, I just don’t think we can be friends anymore…
April 22, 2011 – 9:13 pm | View Comments

I don’t think I can do it anymore.  In the last couple of months, I’ve lost so much patience for Marvel to the point of nearly eliminating them from my pull list altogether.  Why, you …

Nightwing 118-122, revisited
April 15, 2011 – 10:26 pm | View Comments

I don’t know what is going on with me, but after Red Hood: The Lost Days, I have kinda-sorta found myself somehow liking Jason Todd.  I know, right?  It’s just, come on:  look at his …

One artist, two portraits
April 4, 2011 – 1:46 pm | View Comments

Many thanks to Greg Horn for illustrating the difference between gorgeous and really fucking offensive.

Indy Comic Book Fail Lesson 46:The Crushing Defeat Of Moderate Success
March 17, 2011 – 12:29 pm | View Comments

When you talk to people about Indy Comics, you tend to hear about the extreme edges more often than not. Everyone wants to cite the handful of instances where a Comic becomes a “Hit,” and …

Indy Comic Book FAIL Lesson 45:Understanding Henry
March 9, 2011 – 2:39 pm | View Comments

For those of you who follow my Twitter account, you know what happened when I was waiting for a plane coming home from Seattle to Newark after the Emerald City Comic Con. For those of …

The answer to all questions is “Fear Itself.”
March 6, 2011 – 4:00 pm | View Comments

I was promised some big reveals in the Marvel: The Next Big Thing panel.  I heard nothing about any upcoming big things.  Basically the answer to every question was “that will be answered in Fear …

Some advice for Con-Nerds
March 6, 2011 – 3:30 pm | View Comments

Two phrases that will get you far in life:  “Excuse me” and “I’m sorry.”
Stop staring at scantily clad cosplayers.  Especially if they are 16 years old.  It’s creepy and gross.  If I can control myself …

My worlds collide!
March 6, 2011 – 2:35 pm | View Comments

Just saw this on Chris Samnee’s twitter:

Amazing.  I wish I had been there to witness this.

Bruce Boxleitner > Everyone
March 6, 2011 – 1:44 pm | View Comments

I am sad to report that the DC programming that I’ve attended has been pretty boring. Yesterday’s DC Universe Q&A was basically just a stream of stereotypical nerds asking stereotypical nerd questions.  The panelists really …