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Things for this Weekend

Happy Friday, Four Colors readers! Boy, oh boy! Have some interesting things happened in the past few days. Of course, the biggest news is the release of the first trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron. Ho. Lee. Crap. This is one nice trailer. Marvel had planned on releasing this trailer next week, during the broadcast of Agents of SHIELD (which I should probably write more about because it has gotten pretty good). But the trailer was leaked earlier this week and so… Read More »

Tonight in Comics…


Real quick post! Wanted to share about two events happening in Petaluma and San Francisco TONIGHT! In Petaluma, author Joe Hill (of Locke & Key fame) is going to be at Copperfield Books, discussing his new book, “NOS4R2″ In San Francisco, Four Color Friend Alexis Fajardo will be at the Cartoon Art Museum celebrating the release of his new graphic novel, “Kid Beowulf and the Rise of El Cid,” along with the opening of his exhibit as part of the museum’s… Read More »

Free Comic Book Day 2013!


[youtube ovhKBHF8] It’s Comic Book Christmas! Today is Free Comic Book Day, the annual tradition of the comic book where, every first Saturday in May, publishers offer free comic books to readers in the hope of enticing them into checking out the rest of their books. The Complete List of Free Comics This year marks the 11th year the industry has done this event and it has grown immensely since then. Over the past few years, Marvel and DC have been using… Read More »

Mr. Reece Goes to Comic-Con


“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” John Lennon said that. He might not have ever attended Comic-Con, but Mr. Lennon may as well have been describing my time in San Diego when he said it. Every amazing thing that happened, happened without plans. But more on that later. San Diego Comic-Con 2011 was a whirlwind of comic-related insanity. On the outer edges of it, Hollywood peddled its wares. Shows like The Big Bang Theory,… Read More »

The Video Diaries

So, I had promised some video diaries over the course of Comic-Con. Long story short, I failed in the tech department. (Note in the first video that I use the phrase HOPEFULLY this will be the first of many) My computer could not get internet at the convention center to save its life and my camera died on me (with no hope of an on-site revival). But now, back to a less-stressed environment, I can catch up on the promised.… Read More »

Twas the Night Before Comic-Con


Cover mash up courtesy of superherouniverse.com Technically, its the night BEFORE the “Night Before Comic-Con”, but it IS the “Night Before Trevor Leaves for San Diego because He is NOT Doing That Drive in One Day.” Comic-Con starts Thursday for most folks, but for a select few who were fortunate enough to get the tickets for it, Wednesday night is the official kick-off with the highly coveted PREVIEW NIGHT, which is the only day where walking around the convention floor… Read More »

Peter Parker RIP


Peter Benjamin Parker, Ultimate Spider-Man, has died after succumbing to injuries at the hands of the Norman Osborn and a gunshot wound from protecting Captain Steve Rogers of the Ultimates. He is survived by his aunt, May Parker, his girlfriend Mary Jane Watson, his roommates and friends, Johnny Storm (publicly known as the Human Torch), Bobby Drake (the mutant Iceman) and Gwen Stacy, daughter of deceased police officer George Stacy. He is preceded in death by his father and mother,… Read More »



Only in comics could the term ape-controlled be used as a legitimate form of description for military foreign policy. New post is underway, but here is a little teaser of what the summer holds for our friends at DC Comics with the summer event book, Flashpoint. But that is not the focus of what is coming up for Four Colors. We are going to be talking about a little book called Locke & Key, which, to speak like Chris Traeger, is literally… Read More »

WonderCon (A week later)


There is usually a tide of excitement that follows a convention. Events are announced, creators are wheeled out. You remember why you read comics. This past WonderCon (April 1 – 3rd) seemed to be devoid of some of that. Both DC and Marvel (in its first WonderCon in years) were seeing the launch of their event books mere weeks after the convention, so the news was already out about those, with possibly the most exciting thing being DC’s Retro-Active, a… Read More »

WonderCon Tour

Hello faithful readers. The WonderCon write-up will be coming tomorrow, but until then, please enjoy this video I did for the Sonoma State STAR, the other publication that I write for at Sonoma State University, where I am currently finishing my studies. Enjoy and I will see you tomorrow! [youtube nOFSthz8OEw]