Topic: TV Shows
I visited the Titan Magazines booth at the recent 2009 San Diego Comic Con International...
Where I met Ricky Clayton, Marketing Manager for Titan. We discussed the fact that I have a Blog that covers comic books and pop culture topics.
I also mentioned that my wife was a frequent reader of their LOST: The Official Magazine, because of her fondness for that TV Show.
Wondering why we didn't pick up more of their line of magazines, Ricky proceeded to give me a couple of sample magazines to read and possibly review here.
After reading those samples, I'll start with their Smallville Magazine, which is now up to Issue #32 already!
(BTW, the CW channel has also announced that there will be a Season 9 for this popular show!)
This issue of Smallville Magazine is a king sized 100-page issue, packed with interviews and features. Here are just a few features that jumped out at me, being a long time reader of the Superman and related titles at DC Comics where this TV Show is based from:
The LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES - It appears thats one of season eight’s biggest developments was the arrival in SMALLVILLE of Clark Kent’s new friends from the future – the LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES! The characters Rokk Kinn, Imra Ardeen, and Garth Ranzz – aka COSMIC BOY, SATURN GIRL, and LIGHTNING LAD – made their Smallville debut in the episode Legion. This was the episode where the combined forces sent the villain Persuader back from whence he came. In this issue there was an interview of the actors Ryan Kennedy, Alexz Johnson, and Calum Worthy about bringing their characters to life. This was a great read IMHO, and makes me want to rent the DVD to see that episode!
Mack Attack! This feature was an interview with Smallville star-turned-director Allison Mack. As we don't watch this TV Show series on an ongoing regular basis, it was a good article bringing me up to date what Allison has been doing as Chloe Sullivan, who started in the first season of the show.
Figures of Eight - Was an overview of Season 8. This was a good wrap up of what happened during the season.
Groom With A View - Jimmy Olsen... Who is one of my long time favorite characters, and who so often has been overlooked or sidelined in the comics. Good article on what has been happening with Jimmy (played by Aaron Ashmore), on the show.
From Strip To Screen - Black Canary - Now this is a feature that You should read, if you are a fan of her in the comic books... with great comic book graphics!
And yes... there are more articles in this 100 page King-Size issue, but I only have so much room here to blog, LOL! This issue is a good one to pick up, especially if You are a fan of the show!
If you are interested in obtaining a copy of this magazine, cover priced @ $9.99, please see either your usual sources of obtaining magazines or books, such as eBay stores or brick n' mortar stores, or try the publisher's web site at:
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