OPINION: Comic book movies evolve to better quality

By Frank Portillo The comic book films released this year show the evolution of quality storytelling in the genre and even includes a couple of films that should be considered for Best Picture nominations. Aside from the flub that was “Justice League,” every comic book film released this year shows  the diversity of the genre and its sub-genres. “Wonder Woman” and “Logan” are prime examples of the films that should…

December 6, 2017

Comic expo focuses on Latino culture, heritage

By Michael Dominguez Many different styles and cultures from Latino artists were brought together to create the Latino Comics Expo. Javier Hernandez, the co-founder of the expo, was also a vendor at the expo. He wanted the show to be  focused on Latino comic creators. Hernandez has been creating comic books for years and  knows a lot of Latino artists, which led to his first show in San Francisco in…

November 15, 2017

East Los Angeles Comic Con

By Steven Adamo   Hundreds of people celebrated comic books at the first-annual East Los Angeles Comic Con held at El Gallo Plaza in East Los Angeles. Artists from the area and beyond shared their comics, buttons, clothing, illustrations, paintings and comic-inspired creations with the community. Among the vendors, a few were former East Los Angeles College students, like Al Guerrero. He was handing out free posters of his upcoming…

May 24, 2017

Annual Comic Book Day comes to East L.A.

By Lindsey Maeda Celebrating the joys of reading comics, Comic City welcomed the East Los Angeles community into their store for the ninth annual Free Comic Book Day last Saturday. Every year on the first Saturday of May, participating comic book specialty stores from across North America give away free comic books to anyone who comes into their shops. Comic book publishers provide comic books at cost to retailers to give…

May 9, 2012