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Steranko: No Escaping the Past

By Philip Schweier

The late 1960s/early ‘70s were a fertile time for comics, as a new generation of creators entered the arena. Among those taking center stage was one-time professional escape artist Jim Steranko, who comics career was powerful but short-lived – 1966-1970, according MikesAmazingWorldofComics.com. This was followed by a deep dive into comics history. He self-published two tabloid-sized volumes of the History of Comics, covering mostly the 1930s and '40s. No doubt additional volumes were intended, but after 50 years, they've yet to materialize. In the late 1970s, he graduated to pulp-style paintings for paperback reprints of The Shadow and the Spider. He also launched a magazine entitled MediaScene, later rebranded as Prevue. Despite his continued presence in the comic world, mentoring other comics professionals, he seemed to accomplish very little. A handful of illustrations for Superman #400, and an adaptation of the film Outland (1981) in Heavy Metal. Like the Kardashians,...   More


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G.I. Joe Classified Series Red Ninja Figure

May 8, 2021 - 09:49

The Red Ninjas first appeared in G.I. Joe comic issue #21 where while training with Storm Shadow, they fought Snake Eyes and Scarlett In a Cobra castle in the Balkans. Members of the Arashikage ninja clan, they are allies of Storm Shadow and previously trained with Snake Eyes. The Red Ninjas work for Cobra. Since, there has been many versions...   More




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Joker Review

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When former mental health patient Arthur Fleck attempts to rejoin the world as a performer, he finds that every step meets with ridicule, deceit, and sometimes violence.


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Updated 2021 ComicBookBin Logo

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My life goal today was to change the Bin’s logo.


Movie Reviews
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Boss Level Review

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In normal times, this film would one of the summer’s blockbuster. Here, it is a softly launch movie with no major studio backing, released as a Blu-Ray @vvs_films


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Bravo for Adventure

April 20, 2021 - 00:46

Bravo for Adventure is the collected edition of cartoonist Alex Toth’s original graphic novel about Jesse Bravo, an American stunt pilot, adventurer, and airman operating in California during the 1930s


Toy Collecting
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Articulated Icons Crimson Fury Ninja

April 19, 2021 - 00:57

The Crimson Fury Ninja filled an enormous gap for who wanted red ninjas in their collections @TheFwoosh


G.I. Joe
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G.I. Joe Classified Zartan

April 17, 2021 - 23:18

The G.I. Joe Classified Zartan is an update from the classic toy.


Toy Collecting
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War for Cybertron Earthrise Bluestreak

April 14, 2021 - 08:35

The War for Cybertron Earthrise Bluestreak is based on the chatty Generation One Autobot gunner who appeared in the first set of Transformers released in 1984.


Animé and Toons
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Batman: Soul of the Dragon

April 12, 2021 - 00:17

Martial artist and globetrotter Richard Dragon enlists the aid of Bruce Wayne, Bronze Tiger, and Lady Shiva to stop the threat of Kobra, a cult looking fort the Soultaker sword


Toy Collecting
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Articulated Icons’ Shoken as Ninja

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Shoken is based on the initial Deluxe White Ninja action figure from Fwoosh and the Shōken Heroic Martial Artist action figure. @fwoosh


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