• Halloween in a Satanic Household

    Statistically, crime rates rise on Halloween night, so you can imagine the kind of mayhem the HQ of the Church of Satan—a black house centered in one of San Francisco's most conservative, pastel-lined districts—invited upon itself.

  • On Patrol with Ontario's Suburban Batman

    Brampton Batman takes this shit very, very seriously and tells me he's the Dark Knight even when he's not wearing an expensive replica getup. He's also, very, very polite, which is only natural since this is Canadian Batman after all.

  • Nick Gazin's Comic Book Love-In #93

    Hello Everybody! I have two large milestones that are looming over me right now. One is that I am nearing my 100th comics column for VICE, and the other is that I turn 30 at the end of the month. I need to get rid of all the piles of books in my...

  • Comic-Con 2013 Cosplay Photo Dump

    Comic-Con is a special time of the year, but not just for sci-fi/fantasy enthusiasts. It's also like Christmas in July for photographers. Every eccentric within a 20 mile radius of Downtown San Diego can be seen puttering around the convention, either...

  • Comic-Con Parties Are Where Nerds Go to Feel Sexy

    Comic-Con used to be a place to buy old comics and a nexus for the entire sci-fi/fantasy nerd culture. San Diego was one of the few places where a nerd could comfortably walk around town dressed like Mr. Spock without catching weird glances. Now, it's...

  • Nick Gazin's Comic Book Love-In #77

    Hello... Hello... Is it comics news you're looking for? Let me share some neat things with you. Like a statue of fat Batman, some scans of old issues of Oz magazine, and murals done in honor of the passing of Spain Rodriguez.