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2013 YEAR IN REVIEW: TOP 10 EARTH PRIME TIME INTERVIEWS

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2013 was a great year for comics, conventions, community and Kickstarter commerce. Earth Prime Time turns two years old, so here’s the top ten interview list for the year. Wednesday habits like visiting your local comic store may do well to add a break to your week, so thanks for visiting me here every Wednesday! Continue reading

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FOTOBOM: EARTH PRIME TIME @ SUPER MEGAFEST 2013

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Yo Joe! Getting throttled by the drill Sergent of my childhood, Sgt. Slaughter, just minutes after meeting fellow Arashikage Clan Member Snake-Eyes Ray Park so that we can team up with Scarlett to take on the Baroness and some Cobra troopers before hoping in the TARDIS to escape the Daleks was not another pumpkin coffee induced daydream. Continue reading

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EARTH PRIME TIME: G.I. JOE AMERICA’S ELITE: DISAVOWED VOL.1

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As a scholar of all things G.I. Joe and a bit of a snob when it comes to what is or shouldn’t be considered canon by Joe fandom, I was surprised to see IDW Publishing solicit a reprint of what many comic fans consider to be the darkest of years, the post-Larry Hama G.I.Joe: A Real American Hero (1982) Devil’s Due era. I’ve dismissed these books in many a longbox and skipped over some great original artwork from convention portfolio bins before asking myself if this book has what it takes to be my America’s elite fighting team. Hasbro itself disallows this run from being canon, but Devil’s Due owned the license from 2001—2008, so there are plenty of Yo Joe! Colas to be downed as the reprints trickle into stores. G.I. Joe Americas Elite Disavowed Vol. 01 hits shelves today.

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EARTH PRIME TIME: COMIC CON ASSEMBLES TO BRING HOPE AND SUPER-HEROISM TO BOSTON

Boston Comic Con - Tim SaleCan we bring some hope, some superheroes to the Back Bay this weekend, please? Obviously the true heroes, the first responders, runners, Back Bay workers, reporters and real actual people are more important to have in your thoughts this weekend. We’re fighting back the tears as we write to tell you to make it to Boston Comic Con this weekend to celebrate togetherness, hope and fictional heroes that give so many hope in even the darkest days. If you think it is a silly endeavor, that’s fine too. In fact, most adults enthusiastic about the convention’s announcement on Tuesday recognize the convention as a place to cosplay and embrace a passionate hobby, and to take a well deserved break from watching the news. As for the kids, please let them enjoy this day dressed up like The Flash or Wonder Woman and think that heroes are real. Because they are. I met a few on Monday.  Continue reading

Film 

ADAPTATION NATION: G.I. JOE: RETALIATION

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Apparently in the world of G.I. Joe there is a thin coating of napalm on everything. Continue reading

Arts 

G.I. JOE: LARRY HAMA BRINGS BACK A COMIC BOOK FAVORITE

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That’s right, thanks to Larry Hama, this is one 80′s comic book series that got a second chance. Continue reading

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EARTH PRIME TIME: UNLEASH THE KRAKE’N, COBRA COMMANDER REDUX

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I was eleven when they were building Serpentor. Serpentor was derived from the DNA of the world’s greatest warriors, and I was along for the ride. Who needed Chrome Dome leading Cobra when you could build your own? Issue #49 still has the teeth marks on the spine. Smartly, I brought the next issue home on my bike in a bag. Now, here’s my first column of EARTH PRIME TIME. Continue reading