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Past articles by Mike:

Universal monsters, modern horror & The Weeknd bring the scares to Halloween Horror Nights 2022

A mix of new frights, classic creatures and villains, as well as The Weeknd’s rave party from hell headline Halloween Horror Nights 2022 at Universal Studios Orlando. The annual fright fest debuted Labor Day weekend at the Florida theme park. Its west coast companion opens Thursday, Sept. 8 at Universal Studios Hollywood. → Read More

SDCC Surprise: Zach Galligan to return to 'Gremlins' franchise in new animated series

Gremlins fans received a most welcome surprise during day two of San Diego Comic-Con when it was revealed that Zach Galligan was returning to the franchise. → Read More

'Harley Quinn' showrunners tease bonkers third season of DC series, promise 'no breakups'

The hit HBO Max animated series Harley Quinn made a raucous appearance at San Diego International Comic-Con last week, screening the first two episodes of the third season for fans. The romance between Harley (Kaley Cuoco) and Poison Ivy (Lake Bell) was on full display in those opening episodes, which showrunners Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker say is a fitting tease to Season 3 as a whole. → Read More

Inside Marvel Studios' return to Hall H at SDCC, from emotional goodbyes to MCU-shattering surprises

We were there for Marvel's return to Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con. → Read More

SDCC: Marvel reveals 'Avengers: The Kang Dynasty' and 'Secret Wars' for MCU's Phase 6

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige kicked off the studio's Hall H presentation at San Diego Comic-Con Saturday night by laying out the close of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's "Phase 4" and then offering the entirety of "Phase 5," which will take us through the end of 2024. → Read More

'The Sandman' wakes up Hall H with official trailer and dreamy details about upcoming Netflix series

SDCC 2022's Hall H panel for Netflix’s much-anticipated adaptation of the classic Vertigo comics series The Sandman was every bit the love-fest you would expect. We’re talking about one of the most beloved comics of all time, in the hallowed great hall of Geek Mecca. → Read More

'House of the Dragon' activation brings the fire to SDCC with dragons, the Iron Throne room & more

The Game of Thrones franchise made a splashy return to Comic-Con International: San Diego this week with a wild new activation centered around the upcoming series, House of the Dragon. The prequel series, set years before the events told in Thrones' eight-season run, debuts August 21 on HBO and HBO Max. → Read More

'Secret Identity' is a must-read love letter to comics' most dangerous era

It seems like everything Alex Segura has worked on during his wildly diverse career in comics and fiction writing has led him to this moment. His newest work, the novel Secret Identity from Flatiron Books, is a murder-mystery set in the world of comic book publishing in mid-1970s New York City. → Read More

'Hush': How this classic DC Comic paved the way for The Batman's Riddler

Batman's rogues gallery is generally considered the best in comics, although one can certainly make persuasive arguments in favor of Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, or even the Flash's rogues. But the book that really solidified that the Dark Knight's enemies were the best of the worst, is DC's Batman: Hush. → Read More

Here's why Todd McFarlane's 'The Scorched,' his first team comic in decades, is a huge hit

Todd McFarlane has done almost everything a cartoonist could hope to do in the comic book business. He's drawn the biggest characters at Marvel and DC (Spider-Man and Batman), set sales records (Spider-Man #1, Spawn #1), and helped change the industry with the creator-owned company Image Comics. → Read More

The Punisher finally returns with new Marvel Comics solo series

Outside of a few scattered out-of-continuity appearances, the Punisher has been MIA within the pages of Marvel Comics for more than a year. That will change in March as the publisher announced Frank Castle will return in Punisher, a brand new prestige 13-issue limited series by writer Jason Aaron, pencilers Jesús Saiz and Paul Azaceta and colorist Dave Stewart. Each issue will be oversized and… → Read More

George Perez's legacy goes far beyond Wonder Woman and the Titans

Never meet your heroes, or so the saying goes. Well, whoever first said that obviously never met George Perez. The comics legend is on the minds and hearts of millions of fans after he recently revealed via his Facebook page the devastating news that he has Stage 3 pancreatic cancer. He has decided to let nature take its course, and says he's been told he has, at most, a year to live. → Read More

Exclusive: Artist Marc Silvestri looks back on Cyberforce's 30th Anniversary

The views and opinions expressed in this article are the author's and do not necessarily reflect those of SYFY WIRE, SYFY, or NBCUniversal. Marc Silvestri can’t help but laugh and smile as he remembers the maelstrom he was in the middle of three decades ago, as the Image Revolution was upending comics. “It was basically the wild west, right?,” the artist recalls. “Because nothing like that had… → Read More

Archie Comics celebrates 80 years of history with a look to the future

Can you imagine the difficulty in distilling 80 years of comics history down to a single collection? → Read More

It's time for Marvel and DC to embrace change, retire their legacy characters

The comic book industry has historically had a difficult time getting noticed by the mainstream media. Despite having long ago left behind its disposable pulp roots behind, comics have always struggled to get even a smidge of the attention movies and television get. Not last week. → Read More

Anson Mount on being 'gentle' with Batman in DC's 'Injustice' & why Star Trek fans will love 'Strange New Worlds'

Anson Mount has joined the long and illustrious list of actors who have voiced Batman in the DC Animated Universe — and it's even more impressive he was able to fit the Dark Knight in around his other gig captaining a starship around the Trek universe over on Paramount+. → Read More

How Joker/Harley: Criminal Sanity reinvented two of DC’s best characters

Joker/Harley: Criminal Sanity writer Kami Garcia on how Joker and Harley's relationship gets reinvented in the new DC Black Label comic → Read More

Series Reveal: Meet the teen vampire superheroes of Mark Millar's next Netflix project 'Night Club'

The latest idea to spring from Mark Millar's endless imagination has some serious bite. It’s called Night Club, dreamed up by the prolific creator during lockdown last year for the Millarworld division he runs for Netflix. It’s a six-issue limited series that will be published by Image Comics and released in early 2022. → Read More

Will the What If...? Disney+ series go as dark as the comics? We hope not

If there's a hallmark of the comic books that inspired Marvel's new What If? animated series, it's that exploring the path not taken sometimes leads to something worse. → Read More

A new book from Love and Rockets' Jaime Hernandez is a love letter to female pro wrestlers

Drawing female wrestlers helped Jaime Hernandez become a better artist. A new book from the Love and Rockets legend features a host of art no one's ever seen before → Read More