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That time when a teenage Paul Gambaccini and George R. R. Martin appeared in The Fantastic Four

That time when a teenage Paul Gambaccini and George R. R. Martin appeared in The Fantastic Four

A few years ago I embarked on attempting to read all the early Marvel superhero comics. My plan was to try to read the whole of the silver age and bronze age over the course of several years. Babies got in the way, however, and…

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Spider-Man’s early video games

Spider-Man’s early video games

With the new Spider-Man: Homecoming movie only a few months away I’m sure we’ll be seeing a lot of our friendly neighbourhood web-slinger between now and then. Spider-Man is one of the most popular superheroes of all time. Having been created by Stan Lee and Steve…

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Pop Culture League – Shelfie

Pop Culture League – Shelfie

The League of Extraordinary Bloggers is back. I had just missed out on becoming a regular contributor to the series back when Brian at Cool & Collected stopped the previous incarnation. But now it’s back and it’s called the Pop Culture League. You can find…

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Top Ten 90s Action Movies

Top Ten 90s Action Movies

There’s a wonderful retro quality to the action films of the 1990s. It was a strange era in Hollywood, particularly for the action genre – somewhere in between the unabashed campiness of the 80s and the higher standards of the 00s. It was a time…

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The Movies I Saw in 2015, Ranked

The Movies I Saw in 2015, Ranked

I think I’ve mentioned before on this blog that my health insurance, Prudential Vitality, does an amazing perk of offering its customers a free cinema ticket every single week. It’s only for Cineworld or Vue cinemas but it’s still an incredible offer. It used to…

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The podcasts that I listen to the most

The podcasts that I listen to the most

I’m a big podcast listener. Maybe it’s because I do 4 hours of commuting per day, so I get a fair amount of time to listen to them. And there’s never been as much podcast choice for us geeks as there is right now. There…

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Children’s shows being rebooted

Children’s shows being rebooted

The whole ‘reboot thing’ in general is something I want to address properly in a future post. Is it good? Is it bad? Does it keep franchises alive and allow our children to appreciate a property we loved? Or does it ruin or dilute our…

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What I Would Want in my Retro Man Crate

What I Would Want in my Retro Man Crate

I was recently asked by Man Crates to write a post about what I would want in my retro man crate. They’ve got some pretty cool gift ideas on their site and a retro one obviously caught my imagination. So here goes with my Top…

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My review of Avengers: Age of Ultron

My review of Avengers: Age of Ultron

Not so much a movie review, but more a random list of points from my stream of consciousness after seeing it earlier this week. It goes without saying that there are A LOT OF SPOILERS in this post. So please DO NOT READ this post…

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Top Ten Action Figure Toylines

Top Ten Action Figure Toylines

Action figures are probably the main toy genre of the 80s. So many big franchises started out during that time, many of which are still going strong. For the purpose of this list I’m taking into account vehicles too. So if a toyline has cool…

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