The Crimespree Wrecking Crew Hits C2E2 May01

The Crimespree Wrecking Crew Hits C2E2

Friday, April 24, saw the Crimespree Wrecking Crew descend on the city of Chicago for the fourth consecutive year. Armed with little more than orthotics for our shoes, Star Wars lanyards, and a half-filled bottle of stale water, we once again proved that C2E2 is one of the best comic cons around. After arriving in Milwaukee, we took the Crimespree Mobile M2 the ninety minutes into the heart of Chicago. Part of what makes this annual trip so special is that we get to stay with dear friends. So the trip becomes about more than just comics and pop-culture; it becomes a reunion weekend. Crashing out each night on air mattresses in the living...

FANTASTIC FOUR #1 by Kate (and Dan) Mar13

FANTASTIC FOUR #1 by Kate (and Dan)

Kate (and Dan) are driving through some godforsaken place going to some indiscriminate locale for some unknown reason. When suddenly, Fate takes a hand… K: ::hands to face:: Goodness gracious, Dan! What has happened to the sky?! D: ::puffs pipe in a gentlemanly fashion:: Keep calm, my darling. There’s no need to panic. It’s only… rain. K: But it has come on so suddenly. So UNEXPECTEDLY!  Who knows what consequence it may bring? D: We must stay the course. We are almost through this unholy atmospheric anomaly. K: ::swoons:: Oh, Dan! And thus, our brave explorers reached the other side of the unexpected. They continued on to many other...

All New Invaders with Kate (and Dan) Jan30

All New Invaders with Kate (and Dan)

D: We’ve been reading a lot of “small scale stories” lately. Crime comics. Spy comics. Good stuff, but when I was a kid… K: … Oh, here we go… D: Shush, you. When I was a kid… K: YAWN. D: … I’m talking here! When I was a kid, comics were all big, multi-layered space stories, with multiple plot lines going at the same time! SUPER-DUPER-COSMIC-WOW type stuff! I kinda miss those stories. K: Interesting. Since we started doing this blog in the last few years, those modern “smaller scale stories” are pretty much all we’ve read. It would be interesting to see a modern take on your classic super-duper-cosmic-wow tale. D: Looks like Marvel was...