Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. is coming to Canada!

In addition to being up close and personal with the various Stark Industries goods and props used in the films, we can expect a well stocked store to get your Thor on!

Avengers STATION (@AvengersStation) | TwitterNot even a pandemic can stop Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. from touring. All health and safety protocols will be of highest priority, and even J.A.R.V.I.S. is likely to get in the act! This exhibit is making its Canadian debut in Toronto at Yorkdale Shopping Centre for a limited engagement.

After a wildly successful run around the world–London, Soeul, Paris, Singapore, Bejing and India, this exhibit is currently in Las Vegas before heading north. Who knows, we might even see Alpha Flight make a surprise appearance. We can only hope, but fans of Marvel Entertainment’s huge cinematic franchise can start making bets as to when this will happen. With Disney acquiring Fox recently, all the talk has been about which phase will bring in the mutants, and when they’re in the canon proper, we will no doubt have to see other superhero groups making its appearance on screen.

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The NFB Defines The Physics of Sorrow

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By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Georgi Gospodinov’s “The Physics of Sorrow” is animated by Theodore Ushev (best known for Blind Yaysha), and this director/artist’s approach is hauntingly beautiful. It made its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (Sept 5-15, 2019) and is produced by the National Film Board of Canada. I suspect this animated short will have a few more cinematic screenings before becoming available online. I recommend the big screen version because of the artistry put into the work.

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Remembering the Golden Oldies with the Digital Comics Museum

The Digital Comics Museum is one of many sites comic book afficinados can visit to read really old comics.


In the search for great comic books from the yesteryear, most aficionados will have to hit auctions and estate sales to find what they want. Titles from the Platinum Age (1897 – 1938) to the Golden Age (1939-1950), introduced the era of the superhero to more than just one generation of readers, but purchasing these comics now is near impossible. Unless you are rich, forget it.

Thankfully, not everyone is out to make an investment with an Action Comics #1 so they can wind up having a million dollar nest egg to retire on sixty-five years later. There are digital archivists actively looking to preserve this bit of the past for readers preferring online content. To name a few, Pappy’s Golden Age Comics Blogzine and Fury Comics are two very good websites to start digging through. Another archival website is Comic Book Plus, along with the Digital Comics Museum (DCM), which boasts a wide variety of titles available for anyone to read for free (though the operators may ask for donations to help offset the costs of keeping the the website running).

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Seattle’s EMP Museum Gets a New Display: Infinate Worlds of Science Fiction

By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)


The EMP Museum has a new exhibit, Infinite Worlds of Science Fiction, to go along with its many other popular culture themed displays. Along with Star Wars and the Power of Costume, Indie Game Revolution, Star Wars: The Power of Costume (a travelling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service & the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art), We are 12 and Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic, to take them all in half a day can be done.

But at a time when I was there to partake in Emerald City Comicon, I looked at as much as I could of the EMP world in an evening. This event opened a few weeks ago, and I’d be remiss to not check it out, even with a slightly impatient friend (he hates long lineups) in tow.

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