Category Archives: Original Content

Spotlight Ink: Dead Inside

Writer: John Arcudi Artist: Toni Fejzula Colorist: Andre May Cover Artist: Dave Johnson Genre: Crime If you’ve been a reader for a while, you know that Dark Horse is my favorite publisher.  Dead Inside is a perfect example of why.  Don’t get me wrong, I grew up reading superhero books and the tales from the big […]

Digital vs Paper Comics

Maybe it’s my age. Maybe it’s my personality. But I prefer paper comics. I love the smell of paper comics. I love the feel of paper comics. I love bagging and boarding and filing paper comics. I just don’t understand those of you that have your entire collection of comics digital. Sure, I own some […]

Spotlight Ink: Earth Dream vol 2

Title: Earth Dream vol 2 Writer: Various Artist: Various Cover Artist: Miguel Guerra Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi Publisher: 7 Robots You may have remembered when we did a review for volume one of Earth Dreams. If not, feel free to catch a refresher: http://nerdgasms.net/spotlight-ink-earth-dream/ The previous volume had a unifying theme of being related to Earth. […]

Spotlight Ink: Black Jack Ketchum

Writer:Brian Schirmer Artist:Claudia Balboni Cover Artist:Jeremy Saliba Publisher: Image Comics On Stands: December 2, 2015. I received an email from Jason McNamara, creator of the amazing comic The Rattler that we previously reviewed. He felt Black Jack Ketchum was a book I should know about. When the guy who creates on of the favorite books […]

Vintage Toy of the Day: Slobulus

Madballs were a series of toy rubber balls created by AmToy, a subsidiary company of American Greetings in the mid-1980s. The toys incorporated gross-out humor in the vein of Wacky Packages and Garbage Pail Kids. Each ball had a character synopsis and an odd name. The toyline was later turned into a short-lived animated television […]

Spotlight Ink: Lady Killer

Writer:Joëlle Jones, Jamie S. Rich Artist:Joëlle Jones Colorist:Laura Allred Cover Artist:Joëlle Jones “Josie Schuller is a picture-perfect homemaker, wife, and mother—but she’s also a ruthless, efficient killer for hire! A brand-new original comedy series that combines the wholesome imagery of early 1960s domestic bliss with a tightening web of murder, paranoia, and cold-blooded survival.” Lady […]

Top 10 Toys of 2014

It’s that time for the “Best of” lists. Nerds need to make lists, too. And unlike Buzzfeed and the like, you don’t have to click 87 pages to get my list. This list might be a bit skewed because I spent a lot of 2014 completing vintage toy lines, but I did buy plenty of […]

Vintage Toy of the Day: Vinyl Cape Jawa 12.30.14

Vintage Toy of the Day (VToD) is Vinyl Cape Jawa from the original Kenner Star Wars figure line. The license for Star Wars action figures was offered in 1976 to the Mego Corporation, which was the leading company in action figures in the 1970s. Mego refused the offer and the license was subsequently picked up […]

Vintage Toy of the Day 12/16/14

In honor of my pal (and awesome toy collector) Brent celebrating his birthday, I wanted VToD today to be a line up his alley. Today’s figure is Pink Devil from a short bootleg line from 1985 called Underworld Warriors. (photo courtesy of weirdotoys.com a great resource for the obscure weirdo toys)

Vintage Toy of the Day 12/10/14

“In 1972, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn’t commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else […]