The reprint of “ROM #1” will be available this September.
“ROM” was one of several comic book series that I read from the first issue as a kid. I remembered the character but I don’t remember any of the stories that I read in the early 1980s. I look forward to re-reading this series again.
A tweet from Jim Nightshade in response to the announcement caught my attention: “Now that ROM is back home with Marvel can we get Micronauts, Godzilla and Shogun Warriors?”
Those four comic book series have one thing in common. They were based on toys from the 1970s.
If you haven’t heard, SiliCon With Adam Savage 2023 got canceled. The organizers blamed “unforeseen circumstances and challenges” on COVID-19. Adam Savage was no longer the creative director and host for the show. The future of the newly renamed SiliCon Convention is uncertain.
Blaming COVID-19 for the cancelation of the 2023 show was a bogus excuse.
The biggest change for the 2023 show was switching from the San Jose Convention Center in August to the Santa Clara Convention Center in October. According to a second-hand source, the San Jose Convention Center wanted their money.
When I sat down to watch “Renfield” at the movie theater, one of the new trailers was “The Last Voyage of The Demeter.” If “Demeter” rings a ship bell, it was the doomed ship that carried Dracula from Romania to England. Robert Pattinson will reportedly play the vampire in Chloe Zhao’s “Dracula.” All three vampire movies are from Universal Pictures.
Why is Universal putting out so many vampire movies?
Amazing Art Expo and DisParody put on a free Star Wars art expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, on Saturday, April 29, 2023. Half the show was Star Wars and the other half was a little bit of everything else (i.e., Alice in Wonderland, Batman, Deadpool, Dragonball Z, Harry Potter, Lord of The Rings, Sailor Moon, and Superman). This was a “grab and pay” art expo. See something you like? Grab and pay before it disappears forever. Darth Vader and a stormtrooper from the 501st Legion made an appearance.
New Mexico special prosecutors dropped charges against actor Alec Baldwin in the “Rust” film set shooting. New facts revealed that the pistol could have fired without pulling the trigger. There wasn’t enough time to investigate further before the preliminary hearing on May 3, 2023. Baldwin is off the hook for the involuntary manslaughter of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. The special prosecutors could refile the charges against Baldwin in the next three months.
We are six months away from SiliCon with Adam Savage at the Santa Clara Convention Center on October 14-15, 2023. Early bird ticket pricing is still available for the next 25 days. Here are the two-day ticket options, what changed from previous years, and which one might be the best bang for the buck.
Amazon Studios released “Air” in the theaters. Their second movie to be exclusively shown in the theaters since “Late Night” in 2019. Keep in mind that “Air” isn’t about basketball in general or Michael Jordan in particular. This movie is about the marketing of a new basketball shoe that turned the sports industry upside down. If you’re not a marketing wonk, you might want to skip this movie.
The dispute between Disney and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis took an interesting turn. One day before the state dissolved the 25,000-acre theme park tax district, the old board held a public meeting. They passed an agreement to transfer all powers from the Reedy Creek Improvement District to Disney. The newly appointed board by the governor was powerless to do anything when they met for the first time.
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