‘Gotham’ tells backstory of James Gordon

By Ivan Cazares Fox premiered its new television series Gotham, set in the world of Batman, last Monday. However, the story revolves around rookie Detective James Gordon, played by Ben McKenzie, as he rises to police commissioner. McKenzie embodies a strong character, which makes Gordon seem strong enough to take on the rough streets of Gotham. He does a good job of making the viewer root for him as he…

October 1, 2014

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

‘Shazamwiches’ take on YouTube

By Lindsey Maeda Like a wizard, Daniel Noriega, a student at East Los Angeles College, conjures up novelty sandwiches on his new YouTube series, Shazamwiches. Noriega has an affinity for sandwiches and it is apparent by the way his face lights up when speaking about them. “I really think (sandwiches) are the perfect food. Primarily because they are so versatile, and you can do anything with them. You can make them as…

November 23, 2011