Sunday, May 12, 2013
Did you know that Bethlehem Steel was featured in a 1941 comic book? Which super hero saved the industrial powerhouse?
Bethlehem Steel, once mighty in its own right, was saved from destruction by a comic book super hero back in 1941. Discover Lehigh Valley blogger Jason Stershic recounts how a villian named Mist threatened to destroy "Pittsburgh, Bethlehem and other big factory districts" via bombs dropped from invisible planes. Read Jason's blog post to find out who saved Bethlehem Steel in that vintage comic adventure.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Comic book deaths seem to be easily rewritten.
I've written here before about my love of comic books, but I'd have a tough time telling you what most superheroes are up to these days. Still, it wasn't much of a surprise today to learn that Peter Parker -- AKA Spider-man -- had died. According to the Associated Press, Parker met his end in issue 700 of The Amazing Spider-man. In that issue, he and long-time villain Doctor Octopus switch bodies, Freaky Friday-style, leaving Parker trapped in Octopus' dying body. Meanwhile, Octopus takes over as Spider-man, and tries his hand at being a hero. It's pretty convoluted, but the kind of thing that happens all the time in comics. You know what else happens all the time? Big, earth-shaking "events" that coincide with milestone issues of a …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Whether you love Spiderman, X-men or Batman, be sure to geek out with your favorite comics on this holiday.
To all of those who believe in Harvey Dent and Gotham City, rejoice. September 25 is National Comic Book day. This is a day for people of all ages to enjoy, since the first-ever comic book superhero made his first appearance in 1938. While some characters have new looks, and some of their storylines have changed completely, comic enthusiasts can still share their love of their favorite characters, old and new. This geeky holiday is a great time for comic fans to honor their superhero, heroine or villain’s best stories. In Bethlehem, you can celebrate by visiting The Portal Comics & Gaming on Willow Park Road or Dreamscape Comics, which is currently selling a limited edition variant cover of Godzilla, which depicts the radioactive monster…