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Elfquest Returns at Dark Horse Comics by Robert T. Trate, News Editor
(April 28, 2013)
C2E2 was this weekend and Dark Horse released some big news. One of the biggest being the return of Elfquest. Yes, that’s right, Elfquest is returning to the comic racks. All this transpires with the 35th Anniversary of the original series. Here is the o

Mania Interview: Bruce Campbell on Evil Dead 2013 by Robert T. Trate , Columnist and Critic
(October 23, 2012)
You cannot have an Evil Dead movie without Bruce Campbell involved. Well this time Bruce gave up the center stage and took on the role of producer in what he calls “a nice little Evil Dead candy bar”. It’s a privilege to get to interview one of the g

Spider-Man Makes Guinness by Robert T. Trate, News Editor
(October 19, 2012)
Last weekend at the New York Comic Con, fans and the city of New York celebrated Spider-Man’s 60th Birthday! The event was so epic for old Web Head that it made the Guinness Book of World Records!

New York Comic Con Cosplayers 2012 by Kimberly McCall, Photographer
(October 16, 2012)
At the New York Comic Con last weekend, the Cosplayers were out in full force. The bar seems to get higher and higher each year. Never did I think I would see a Male Storm Cosplayer, Dana from Ghostbusters or Scorpia. Then again, this is Comic Con and you

NYCC 2012: Spider-Man Birthday Celebration by Robert T. Trate, News Editor
(October 11, 2012)
At the New York Comic this weekend Marvel is going to celebrate Spider-Man’s Birthday in style. Here is the official press release from Marvel on the weekend’s activities.

NYCC 2012: Dark Horse Events by Robert T. Trate, News Editor
(October 07, 2012)
For those Dark Horse fans attending the New York Comic Con this weekend, here is your schedule of events. As usual, it looks like a great turn out for Dark Horse so plan accordingly.

NYCC 2012: Diamond Select Horror Banks by Robert T. Trate, News Editor/ Toy Maniac
(October 06, 2012)
With New York Comic-Con falling just weeks before Halloween, Diamond Select Toys has some special horror-themed products to offer collectors attheir booth. They took three of their upcoming vinyl bust banks -- a Walking Dead zombie and Universal's Frankens

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

Baltimore Comic Con Cosplayers 2012 by Robert T. Trate, Columnist
(September 10, 2012)
The Baltimore Comic Con is really shaping up to be about one thing, comics. Many of the big artists were there last weekend including the man himself, Stan Lee. Check out the all the details on the official Baltimore Comic Con site (here) and for details o

Comic Con: Spelunking Cons for Comic Gold by Joel Rickenbach, Columnist and Comic Geek
(July 13, 2012)
This weekend is the mighty Comic Con in San Diego de Alcalá, and it got me thinking about the hunt for good comics at fire sale prices that is one of the joys of attending such shindigs. I’m not going to Comic Con this year, but that’s ok, there are h

Doctor Who Returns to Comic Con 2012 by Robert T. Trate, News Editor
(July 09, 2012)
Doctor Who stars Matt Smith and Karen Gillan make their triumphant return to Comic-Con for a panel and Q&A moderated by Doctor Who pundit and creator of the Nerdist, Chris Hardwick. They will be joined by star Arthur Darvill, who’s making his first pilgr

The Geek Life: The Spidey Project by Robert T. Trate , Columnist
(April 19, 2012)
The Geek Life is a weekly look at what is going on in the Geek Culture. Movies, Comics, Books, Video Games, and TV Shows encompass more than just release dates and reviews. This week the Geek Life sees a different Spider-Man musical.

Cosplay Glory at Comic Con 2011 by Robert T. Trate, Columnist
(July 26, 2011)
Comic Con can have varying levels of Cosplay; each with their own take and interpretation of characters. Saturday and Sunday featured tons of people either getting ready for the big contest or showing off their stuff. What we here at Mania love to celebrat

Cosplay Babes and Hotties at SDCC 2011 by Robert T. Trate, Contributor
(July 24, 2011)
Usually we mix it here at Mania with our Cosplay photos. Never do we lean to one side or the other. This year, on Friday, at the San Diego Comic Con we noticed a hell of lot more ladies dressed up than the men. So let us celebrate the ladies here and now w

SDCC: Amazing Spider-Man Panel by Rob Vaux, Editor
(July 23, 2011)
A Comic Con searching for the energy and excitement of earlier years may have found it with the Spider-Man reboot. The cast and filmmakers spoke to the press briefly before electrifying the Hall H audience with a surprise appearance by star Andrew Garfield

SDCC: AVENGERS Artwork Online by Jarrod Sarafin, Editor
(July 23, 2011)
Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Pictures may be sitting the SDCC out for a lot of their presentations (waiting instead on the Disney Expo later this summer) but the two have come together to release artwork from The Avengers as the weekend progresses. At th

22 Cool Cosplay Photos at Comic Con 2011 by Robert T. Trate, Contributor
(July 22, 2011)
What is Comic Con without people dressing up? The first official day of Comic Con had plenty of Cosplayers to both entertain and delight. There were tons of babes, heroes, and of course more Slave Leias.

SDCC 2011 Preview Night by Robert T. Trate, Columnist
(July 21, 2011)
Comic Con is here again. For those fortunate enough to get Preview Night tickets it is a great chance to hit the floor early. It is the best time to grab your exclusives. Score some of that fully in stock swag and if you are lucky, pick up a few free comic

SDCC Thursday Schedule Hits by Jarrod Sarafin, Editor
(July 08, 2011)
With this year's San Diego Comic-Con poised to open its doors in two week's time, the reps have revealed their schedule for the first day. Here's the movie, TV and other panels that will be taking place on the preview night Wednesday, July 20, 2011 and fir

Comic Con 2011 Toy Exclusive Update by Robert T. Trate, Columnist
(July 08, 2011)
The San Diego Comic Con is ripe with freebees, t-shirts, and of course exclusives. There are always tons of exclusive toys and we here at Mania like preparing you for the Con. Last week, we brought you our 2011 SDCC Survival Guide. A few weeks before that,

San Diego Comic Con Survival Guide 2011 by Robert T. Trate, Columnist
(July 01, 2011)
Your weekly Toy Maniac is switching hats this week to bring you his annual San Diego Comic Con Survival Guide. As a participant of Nerdvana now for the fourth straight year I have learned a trick or two. Much of this information will be the same as the pre

8 Final Cosplay Pics from Wizard World Philly by Robert T. Trate & Kimberly McCall, Columnist & Photographer
(June 24, 2011)
This weekend, in the city of brotherly love, Wizard World Philadelphia landed. Despite the convention lacking a real comic book presence (Marvel and DC were absent), the Cosplayers were out in droves. Mania photographers, Robert Trate and Kimberly McCall,

9 More Cool Cosplay Pics from Wizard World Philly by Robert T. Trate & Kimberly McCall, Columnist & Photographer
(June 22, 2011)
This weekend, in the city of brotherly love, Wizard World Philadelphia landed. Despite the convention lacking a real comic book presence (Marvel and DC were absent), the Cosplayers were out in droves. Mania photographers, Robert Trate and Kimberly McCall,

10 Geeky Cosplay Pics from WizardCon Philly by Robert T. Trate & Kimberly McCall, Columnist & Photographer
(June 21, 2011)
This weekend, in the city of brotherly love, Wizard World Philadelphia landed. Despite the convention lacking a real comic book presence (Marvel and DC were absent), the Cosplayers were out in droves. Mania photographers, Robert Trate and Kimberly McCall,

A Report on the 2011 Motor City Comic Con by Tim Janson, Columnist
(May 15, 2011)
The Motor City Comic Con, Detroit’s oldest comic book convention, now in its 22nd year, took place this weekend in Novi, MI. The three-day event is part comic con and part media event as the show always features a diverse cast of guests from current and