October 23, 2018

Big-screen heroes boost interest at comic-book shops

By Sarah Gilder, Spoke News Old-fashioned as they are, comic book figures have been making a comeback in today’s media. With Thor, Captain America, Batman and Superman covering the screens more often today, questions arise about the comic books said characters came from. “Since [the films] came out, it affected not necessarily prices going up like everyone thinks. But what it does is —books, like Avengers books, say, in our-dollar … Continued

Something for all at Kitchener Comic Con

BY TYLER MEDEIROS The fourth annual Kitchener Comic Con took place on March 3. The event was a two-day experience that brought artists, fans, gamers and writers to Kitchener City Hall. “I travel around these cons a lot but it’s always nice to come to Kitchener because everyone just gets so into the nerd spirit,” said Laura Suen, owner and founder of Fire and Steel, a premium retailer for specialty … Continued

Have we all become nerds

BY SCOTT BLINKHORN There has never been a better time to be a nerd. Gone are the days when the label could mean bullying or harassment. Now it is a label of pride for millions and elements of geek culture have even become mainstream. Only a few decades ago it was normal for someone who preferred video games to sports, or science documentaries to cartoons, to be ruthlessly picked on … Continued

Kitchener Comic Con fills City Hall

BY CHRIS HUSSEY Cosplayers and fans of all things geek took over City Hall for the second-annual Kitchener Comic Con on April 2nd. The event returned for its second year, and easily surpassed last year’s attendance of 3,500 people. Like many of these conventions, there were a wide variety of vendors and activities, and of course, lots of comic books.

Superheroes and villains come to life

By HEATHER STANLEY For those who wanted to see all of their favourite superheroes and villains in one place, Kitchener City Hall was the place to be. The city embraced its inner “geek” on Feb. 28 by holding its first-ever comic con at City Hall. Around 2,500 attended the free event that ran from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The convention was comprised of clubs from the University of Waterloo … Continued

A Spector in the Knight

BY JOSH BURY British author Warren Ellis isn’t known for penning “normal” comic book characters. Transmetropolitan’s Spider Jerusalem, a journalist dealing with (and partaking of) the excesses of the dystopian future, is not a model citizen. Retired CIA agent Frank Moses, the main character of RED (later turned into a feature film) is hardly your average pensioner. But Ellis’s mastery of the bizarre is further accentuated in his triumphant return … Continued