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New Captain America and Thor: Diversity or Cheap Gimmick? by Tim Janson, Columnist and Critic
(July 22, 2013)


Mania Box Office Report: Up Up and Away! by Robert T. Trate, News Editor
(June 17, 2013)
Did it launch a new franchise? Yes. Despite what my opinion, Rob Vaux’s or yours, the Man of Steel is here to stay. According to Ray Subers of Box Office Mojo “Through Sunday, Man of Steel earned a fantastic estimated $125.1 million—$113.1 million du

The Summer of '83: Superman III by Rob Vaux, Mania Critic
(June 17, 2013)
Say you have the only viable big-screen superhero franchise in town. You’ve just come off of a pair of indefinable classics and audiences are chomping at the bit to see what’s next. Your star, Christopher Reeve, is the definitive version of the charact

Top 10 Superman Cartoon Episodes by Tim Janson, Columnist and Critic
(June 14, 2013)
In our timeline of Superman history in media we talked about the Man of Steel’s long run of success in animation dating back to the 1940s. Today we look at those animated series a little bit closer as we pick ten of the best Superman cartoons ever made.

A Timeline History of Superman: Part 4 by Tim Janson, Columnist and Critic
(June 13, 2013)
Superman was not off TV for very long.  Just a year after Superboy ended in 1992, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman premiered in ABC.  It was a series that polarized its fan base.  While many comic book fans were put off by the fact that

A Timeline History of Superman: Part 3 by Tim Janson, Columnist and Critic
(June 12, 2013)
Contrary to what a lot of people may think, Superman was not the first superhero. Costumed heroes date back to such characters as The Scarlet Pimpernel and Zorro in the early 1900s; Buck Rogers in the 1920s; pulp heroes like The Shadow, Doc Savage, and Th

A Timeline History of Superman: Part 2 by Tim Janson, Columnist and Critic
(June 11, 2013)
Contrary to what a lot of people may think, Superman was not the first superhero. Costumed heroes date back to such characters as The Scarlet Pimpernel and Zorro in the early 1900s; Buck Rogers in the 1920s; pulp heroes like The Shadow, Doc Savage, and Th

Motor City Comic Con Cosplayers 2013 Part 2 by Tim Janson, Columnist and Photographer
(May 21, 2013)
Motor City Con is Michigan’s largest show and one of the top ten largest in the nation. This year’s show was highlighted with appearances by Comic Book legend Stan Lee and Norman Reedus, star of The Walking Dead. There were more cosplayers than I’v

Ten Characters We Want to See in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. by Tim Janson, Columnist and Comic Geek
(May 17, 2013)
S.H.I.E.L.D. has been a fixture in the Marvel Universe since its creation by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby back in 1965 in the pages of Strange Tales #135. Always a background, second tier title, S.H.I.E.L.D. gained prominence when it began to be featured in th

DVD Shopping Bag: Superman: Unbound by Robert T. Trate, Columnist and Critic
(May 07, 2013)
To coincide with next month’s release of Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, Warner Brothers has released another DC Universe animated film. This time it is Geoff Johns and Gary Frank’s 2008 “Superman: Brainiac”.

Mania Casts Doctor Strange by Robert T. Trate, News Editor
(May 06, 2013)
Mania interviewed uber producer Kevin Feige back in 2008 during the Incredible Hulk press junket. We were bold enough to bring up a Doctor Strange movie, even back then.

Mania Box Office Report: King Iron Man by Robert T. Trate, News Editor
(May 05, 2013)
Well the summer has now officially begun. Which among you did not see Iron Man 3? Well the good news is, if you didn’t, you will contribute to it’s second weekend.

Top 50 Comic Book Artists of All-Time Part 5 by TIm Janson, Columnist and Comic Geek
(April 26, 2013)
Well we have reached the end, comic fans…after four days of great artists we have reached the final ten names in our countdown…these are the best in the business. Each one is a legend in their own right. I wanted to quickly share just a bit more abou

Top 50 Comic Book Artists of All-Time Part 4 by Tim Janson, Columnist and Comic Geek
(April 25, 2013)
Who are the 50 greatest comic book artists of all-time?  We could argue about it all day but we’re going to take a stab at it anyway.  Let’s first talk about comic book art in general.  Comic book art has changed tremendously over the past 20 – 25

Top 50 Comic Book Artists of All-Time Part 2 by Tim Janson, Columnist and Critic
(April 23, 2013)
Who are the 50 greatest comic book artists of all-time?  We could argue about it all day but we’re going to take a stab at it anyway.  Let’s first talk about comic book art in general.  Comic book art has changed tremendously over the past 20 – 25

In Memoriam: Carmine Infantino by Tim Janson, Columnist and Comic Geek
(April 04, 2013)
Comic book artist and editor Carmine Infantino passed away on April 4th. He was 87. Infantino broke into comics in 1942 working for Timely Comics which would become today’s Marvel Comics. Infantino worked for various comic publishers in the 40s and 50

Tuesday Terrors: Series 3 The Walking Dead Figures are here! by Tim Janson, Columnist and Critic
(April 02, 2013)
Welcome back to Tuesday Terrors your regular Mania fix of all things horror! Now check out our title pic this week of Michonne from The Walking Dead. But look close…that’s not a picture from the series but rather an image of the Michonne figure from

RIP Jakester by Jarrod Sarafin, Maniac and News Contributor
(March 17, 2013)
Like any and every website out there, Mania is a place that is dependent upon all of you participating. You and your thoughts make our genre community thrive. When we lose one of you, we lose a part of the whole. This weekend, we experienced such a loss in

Tuesday Terrors: We Review The Factory and Mimesis by Tim Janson, Columnist and Critic
(March 05, 2013)
THE TERRIFYING NEWS

The Boycott of Superman by Joel Rickenbach, Columnist and Comic Geek
(February 22, 2013)
Superman has tussled with cosmic forces, reversed time by flying around the earth in the opposite direction, hell, he's even died on occasion, but now he may be facing his biggest obstacle yet- no, not Zack Snyder's direction, but a boycott by comic book s

The Pull List: January 30th 2013 by Joel Rickenbach, Columnist and Comic Geek
(January 30, 2013)
Hey folks, welcome to the first edition of "The Pull List". Each week we will give you the full list of Wednesday Comic releases, plus a few highlights to keep an eye out for. And don't forget to come back on Thursday for the all-new Comicscape, where we w

Tuesday Terrors: Guillermo del Toro confirms DC Comics Dark Universe by Tim Janson, Columnist and Critic
(January 15, 2013)
This week in Tuesday Terrors we’ve got news on two Guillermo del Toro film projects, new horror trailers, and reviews of two new films and one new book.

DVD Shopping Bag: The Look Ahead and DREDD by Robert T. Trate , Columnist and Critic
(January 08, 2013)
Today’s obligatory must own Blu-ray/ DVD is DREDD. I saw saw the film at the 2012 San Diego Comic Con. It was a strange experience as Judge Dredd, himself, Karl Urban sat right behind me in the theater. Never was I so aware of yawning during a film. I wa

Tuesday Terrors: We Review Resident Evil: Damnation and New Figures from NECA by Tim Janson, News Editor
(September 25, 2012)
Wow do I have a ton of stuff for you this week…I’ve got reviews of new films Resident Evil: Damnation and The Hole, new action figures from NECA, and 9 new horror film trailers. We’ve also got news about the new Norman Bates so read on…

Baltimore Comic Con Cosplayers Video 2012 by Joel Rickenbach, Columnist
(September 12, 2012)
The 14th Annual Baltimore Comic Con happened last weekend. Outside of the industry guests and cheap trade paperbacks that always grab our attention; the Cosplayers were out in full force. Now obviously Baltimore is not San Diego. There isn’t a Slave Leia