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A Study of the Star Wars Prequels

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Prequels Are Fascinating In almost every one, we find the hidden history brings a new light and dimension to old established characters. Writers and actors call this “backstory” when they look at an individual character. They are the story before the story. Most of the time, prequels exist to answer questions. Why did he do that? […]

‘Krazy’ – A Timely Appreciation Of A Forgotten Master

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I first discovered ‘Krazy Kat’ – the brilliant, absurdist work of cartoonist George Herriman – when I was around 9 years old. I grew up with a  father who was one of those depression-era babies obsessed by relics of his childhood. They reminded him, he would say, of a simpler time. “Things were better back […]

An Illustrator’s View on the Legendary Jack Kirby

Christopher Peruzzi
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Among the founding fathers of today’s popular superheroes, there is one man who has earned the legendary title of “king”. That is Jack “King” Kirby. Jack Kirby was born Jacob Kurtzberg in 1917. He was responsible for creating a huge part of the Marvel Universe. Beginning with Captain America, Kirby also created The Fantastic Four, […]

The Walking Dead Panel at the New Jersey Comic Expo

Christopher Peruzzi
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Major Dodson (Sam Anderson), Steve Coulter (Reg Monroe), and Lew Temple (Axel) talk about their time on The Walking Dead On November 20th, the New Jersey Comic Expo hosted a panel on The Walking Dead featuring actors Major Dodson, Steve Coulter, and Lew Temple.  ECHOBASE was there for the panel and got to hear their stories […]

Comparing Doctor Strange: Comic Book vs Movie

Christopher Peruzzi
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Only Good Things Deserve “Cumberbatch-ing” There are few things a real comic book fanboy can do to get his superhero rush jonesing more than watching the Doctor Strange movie. They are the following: Getting art lessons from Steve Ditko, actually receiving real super powers, and dating someone that gets your juices flowing – in that […]

Ant-Man’s Fluid Physics

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Wait… Ant-Man’s physics MAKE NO SENSE!   Last summer’s Ant-Man was one of the unexpected delights of the Marvel cinematic universe. Not only did it give us the one founding member The Avengers had been missing (albeit in the form of a different incarnation of the hero) it was also one of the funniest, and […]

Marvel’s Monsters are Awesome

Christopher Peruzzi
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Marvel deserves a lot of Credit for Bringing Monsters Back to Comics I had to write this article. I wasn’t going to, but it’s Halloween today and I owe it to you. First of all, comic books and horror stories go together like peanut butter and jelly, death and taxes, sex and headaches… Well, strike […]