Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets hits theaters this weekend. Since Space Station Wagon is a survey of scifi and a conspectus of comics, I thought I'd clue any curious cats in. Valerian and Laureline is a French comic strip written by Pierre Christin and illustrated by artist Jean-Claude Mezieres, first published in … Continue reading What the Hell is Valerian? – A Brief Background of the Comic Strip
As promised, the BBC announced today the identity of the actor playing the next Doctor on Doctor Who. Downton Abbey's Jodie Whittaker will step into the role, marking the first time in the show's 50+ years that the character will be portrayed by a woman. Welcome to the family of Doctors Whom, Ms. Whittaker! Now … Continue reading The New Doctor!
Star Wars comic books were first published by Marvel, and since Disney now owns Marvel AND Star Wars, they are being produced at The House of Ideas once more. But in the 1990s and early 2000s, Dark Horse Comics was the home for Star Wars sequential art. The company was founded in the 80s and … Continue reading Star Wars Dark Horse Deep Cuts – Droids: the Protocol Offensive
Derelict shopfronts and decaying strip malls aren't hard to find in America these days, as the economy has never truly recovered from the 2008 crash. Retailers like to blame consumers doing more of their shopping on the internet, which is fair. But also less people with free cash to spend = less people buying shit, … Continue reading Closed Comic Shop
Trek Trivia Tidbit - the Klingons were named after one of Gene Roddenberry's fellow officers during his time in the LAPD; a Lt. Wilbur Clingan. yI'el (sg) pe'el (pl)! qaleghqa'mo' jIQuch ("Welcome! I am glad because I see you again!" in the Klingon tongue)! A while ago we examined the new design of the Klingons in … Continue reading A History of Klingon Foreheads (or lack thereof) Part II: The Next Generation Years and Enterprise