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Friday, November 14, 2014

Resurrection

So it has been a while since we posted anything on this blog site.  We apologize for that.  We have been busy with a lot of things and working on growth of the company while ignoring our online presence.  That was probably a mistake, we admit, but it is time to for a resurrection of sorts.  We want to be widely known and have a strong Internet presence.  Why?  The answer is quite simple...WE LOVE COMICS!

We need your help, though.  We simply ask that you give us a chance to be your comic book resource and share our presence online with all your social media friends.  Help us help you.  We believe that folks like you want and deserve the best comics and the best customer service without paying a lot of money.  We try to keep our prices below book value when we can so that you can feel good about your purchases.  We want you to come back to us over and over again.  We LOVE this business and this industry.  Yeah, we know that sometimes the comic companies don't always tell the stories we like or they head down story lines that don't always make sense, but it is still our favorite industry!  Where can you go to get this stuff?  Sci-Fi and Comics have changed the world.  Who knows what is in store for tomorrow!!

We are glad to be back.  Our website is under construction.  Until then you can visit our eBay store or our Facebook store.  You can also send us an email info@kryptoknightcomics.com

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Photos Forever, Bringing the Past to the 21st Century

If you are like me then you have a lot of pictures stacked in a box or dying in an old photo album.  These in turn are on a shelf on a book case collecting dust or are in a closet often forgotten until Spring cleaning next year with every intention of putting them in a frame on the wall or scanning them into your computer to save for future use.  But, like most things, it gets put off to future intentioned dates because to scan all of those photos is just too daunting of a task...and who has the time!  Sound familiar?

I found a solution.  The great folks at www.scandigital.com have just the operation for you.  Simply box up your photos and ship them out.  Not only do they scan your photos for you but they can even restore them.  Your newly restored photos can be stored electronically forever.   In addition, they can take old video recordings (does your VCR clock still blink?) and transfer it to a digital file.  How cool is that?

I have not asked them any questions about digitizing my old comics that are beat up but I'm sure anything can be done for the right price.  If you have some old photos you want preserved, or even new ones for all you non-digital camera folks (you do realize it is the 2nd decade of the 21st century?), contact Scan Digital.  We may not live forever, but our pictures might.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Settling In Las Vegas

I appreciate the guest post, Jewel Rodgers
When I moved to Las Vegas I never thought I would like it enough to stay. I thought I would be there for a year or two and then get sick of it. Little did I know that I would meet my husband and start planning my future in a city I thought was just here for fun and vacations. We recently bought out first home, and we are so excited about moving in. We just started looking for furniture and decorations, which I think is going to be really fun. I never put too much effort into our rentals because I knew we would have to leave. Now that we are going to have our own place I am getting into this whole home d├ęcor thing. I told my husband that I would let him take care of the boring stuff like connecting our clear internet Las Vegas, cable, and phone, and I would do the decorating. It makes sense that way since if it was up to him we’d live in a chrome and black bachelor pad. I’m not the world’s greatest decorator, but chrome and black would be so terrible!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Comic-Con Las Vegas

Las Vegas.  Sin City as it has been called.  Over the decades it has been associated with gambling, mob activity, prostitution (one of the few places it is legal), lights, money, and more recently CSI.  Shows, singers and attractions are everywhere.  For a short time (10 years) Las Vegas was the home of the Star Trek Experience.  I never had the opportunity to visit the Star Trek attraction but hopefully it will reopen in 2012, but all indications are that the likelihood is slim to none.

With all that Las Vegas contains it is sad to me that there are not more attractions available for the comic book and Sci-Fi industry.  More parks like Universal's Islands of Adventure, which features Superhero Island based on Marvel characters, would be fantastic.  Six Flags parks have some DC based rides but there is not a real theme park dedicated solely to comic book characters.  With the rising popularity of superheroes it would make sense.  Imagine a Comic Book Park with sections each based on different universes, i.e. Marvel, DC, Image, Dark Horse, etc.  Licensing would be the big issue and it would take someone with a ton of money to do it.  Vegas would be an ideal spot for it.  The weather is comfortable nearly year round and it is full of people.  The only negative would be the attraction of a younger crowd to a city filled with vices like gambling and prostitution. 

Las Vegas is the home to many folks.  Why could it not be the home of a cool comic attraction?  For that matter why not have a Comic/Sci-Fi Convention located there?  What do you think?  We want your feedback and thoughts on it.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace 3D Commercials

Of course all Star Wars fans know by now that the Star Wars Universe is entering the world of 3D.  Is it a ploy to re-release the films again and yet make more money for the Lucas Empire?  Yes.  So what?!  It is what any entrepreneur would do because it will again be seen by an upcoming and new generation of fans spawning more toys and merchandise to be bought and capturing the imagination of young minds.  Let's face it...seeing any episode of Star Wars on a BIG screen is worth it!

What I love thus far is the commercials it has given birth to.  In particular, the Verizon commercial with R2D2 has become one of my favorites.  However, if I had to choose between a cell phone and R2D2 I am going to pick R2 every single time!  You can see the commercial below. 

An unrelated commercial to the release of the film is the Volkswagon commercial with the little kid dressed as Darth Vader trying to use the Force on everything but without success.  When his dad comes home he runs outside to try using the Force on the car and gets a fun surprise when the car cranks!  We learn, of course, that it is dad cranking the car with his autostart!  Yes it is one of my favorite commercials EVER!

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace 3D is schedule to hit theaters on February 10, 2012!

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Friday, January 20, 2012

New Spider-Man Sparks Debates!

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Either you hate Brian Michael Bendis or you love him. Those who hate him have even more reason to do so because of the direction Marvel has allowed him to take in the Ultimate Universe. 16-year old Peter Parker, aka Spider-Man, was killed off in Ulitmate Spider-Man #160. As if some fans were mad enough about his death, many have now raised issue with the fact that the new Spider-Man is a kid that is half black and half hispanic. What reactions have there been?

Some like the new direction and welcome the diversity and change. Others are quite opposed to changing the character and certainly racist individuals would be opposed to any hero whose origin is opposite theirs. So the question arises, should writers mess with mainstream characters and change their history?
The death of a mainstream character is nothing new. Superman, Flash (Barry Allen), Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), Green Arrow (Oliver Queen), Supergirl, Professor X, Marvel Girl (Jean Grey) are examples of mainstream characters who have been killed off and returned, replaced, or replaced and returned. It is interesting to note that the Conner Hawke Green Arrow, the son of Oliver Queen, replaced Oliver after his death is of mixed origin and is popular among fans. So what about Spider-Man? Should Marvel mess with Spider-Man?

My answer is yes and no! First of all I say 'no' to the idea of messing with the mainstream Marvel character. Marvel has already done things to the character that I do not like in recent years. It would be a disaster to kill him off and replace him. In the Ultimate Marvel Universe, however, it is not a bad idea. The Ultimate Universe was created to re-introduce Marvel to a younger and newer generation of comic readers, and it has allowed Marvel to take popular characters in a direction that might not be accepted in the mainstream universe. Wolverine went from being short to tall, Green Goblin became a literal monster, Thor is more powerful and less heroic and, therefore, it is not impossible for Spider-Man to be a kid who is half black and half hispanic. In fact, in invites new readers to a comic that may not have read comics before.

I am a comic book fan but as a writer I try to be objective. Although I am a white male raised in Southeast Georgia, where prejudice has taken a slow time to die out, I was not raised to be prejudiced. I have lived among blacks and hispanics and I speak Spanish. I think diversity should be embraced because we can all learn something from each other. Having a black-hispanic Spider-Man in the Ultimate Universe lends to the introduction of new languages and the acceptance of other cultures. It would be nice to see Spanish words mixed with English. You may need to hire a translation agency to help you out but I feel the Ultimate Universe lends itself to more diversity and characterization that mainstream has failed to present. Miles Morales should prove to be an interesting Spider-Man!

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

William Shatner Dies!

After years of being the Priceline frontman as The Negotiator, William Shatner dies!
Not really! The character he plays as The Negotiator is being killed off. Priceline has decided to drop the character and Shatner after 14 years. The company is going in a different direction. The 80-year old Shatner noted that it's not the first time a character of his has died off (Capt. Kirk dies in the 1994 film Star Trek: Generations. "What management wants, management gets!", said Shatner. Hopefully, everyone's favorite captain, attorney, cop and TV dad will be around with us several more years. You can see the new commercial below. Visit us at www.kryptoknightcomics.com