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From Diva to Designer: Lauren Jones

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By Todd Matthy

On April 7th 2013, I finally got to go to Wrestlemania. Was it everything I expected? Click below to find out. For photos from the show check out my article for Y&P.  (more…)

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Y&P Goes to Wrestlemania

By Todd Matthy

2012 has come and gone and what a year it has been. We saw two comic book movies achieve critical acclaim while grossing over a billion dollars. We saw the Rock return to the wrestling ring. We saw the Avengers and the X-Men square off with one another and Disney buy Star Wars. So what were the best moments of 2012. Click below to find out. (more…)

“When predators come out in the dark, what would you do to protect your own – The Break In. Aliens come to visit when the lists are out – Streams. There is no power in town, accept for the Monolith – The Lightbearers. The subway is the last place you want to be in a power outage – In the Bowels of Vineville.

The stories continue when the lights go out in Vineville, NY. Criminals, aliens, and the supernatural all come into play in the latest issue of Blackout!” Order a copy here or click below to learn more.  (more…)

 

Y&P at NY Comic Con 2012: Photo Parade | Y&P.

By Todd Matthy

The fate of pro wrestling was decided in 2001 when WWE purchased WCW and shattered the dreams of every wrestling fan with the subsequent “Invasion.” I’m not going to bore you with the details but the biggest storyline in wrestling history became the biggest bomb in wrestling history…and it was designed to be. Vince McMahon’s ego wouldn’t allow WCW (and ECW) to portrayed as equals to the WWE, driving off millions of wrestling fans that have not returned. So how could it have turned out differently?

Kayfabe Commentaries turned to Vince Russo and Jim Cornette to rebook the Invasion. What would they have done? And whose version is better? Click below to find out. (more…)

 

Andre the Giant by Brian

Drawing the Life of Andre the Giant with Brian “Box” Brown | Y&P.

By Todd Matthy

Chuck Dixon is one of the most distinguished creators in the comic book industry. During his tenure on Batman he not only created Bane but was an instrumental part in the creation of “Knightfall” and “No Man’s Land” both which served as inspirations for “The Dark Knight Rises.” But Chuck is more than just Batman. He wrote Punisher for Marvel, adapted J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” into a comic book, and is currently writing GI Joe for IDW. I recently had a chance to talk with Mr. Dixon about how he created Bane, the process of turning a novel into a comic book, why there won’t be any “Lord of the Rings” comics, what CrossGen was really like, and his thoughts on Bane/Bain Capital controversy. (more…)