PCHOF’18 Steve Geppi, Diamond Distributors Join Hall of Fame

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One of the biggest success stories in comic book history isn’t known for drawing or writing any comics. In fact, he’s not really known for any part of the creation of comics. Steve Geppi is the founder of Diamond Comic Distributors, who have become a titan – actually THE titan in the comics distribution business. […]

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PCHOF’18 Heats Up with Inductee Howard Chan of Hot Toys

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When looking at a photograph of a Hot Toys figure, one can’t help but think they’re looking a photo of the actual subject. The level of detail and the realism of the textures and surfaces are astonishing to see. For bringing that kind of realism to the collectible business, Howard Chan, founder of Hot Toys, […]

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PCHOF’18 Pokemon Catches on at Pop Culture Hall of Fame

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“Gotta catch ‘em all” has been the rallying cry for Pokemon fans for almost a quarter century. Pokemon launched with an immediate bang in 1995 as a joint venture by Nintendo, Game Freak and Creatures, and hasn’t slowed down since. For its enduring popularity and innovation, Pokemon is a 2018 inductee in the Pop Culture […]

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PCHOF’18 Marty Abrams, Mego’s Man of Action, Joins Hall

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In a world of hyperrealistic, high-end collectible figures, it’s nice to remember when a company like Mego was cranking out toys meant to be played with. In the 1970s, Mego figures were everywhere: playgrounds, playrooms, and sandboxes around the world. For his vision in changing a small toy distribution company into a massively popular toy […]

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PCHOF’18 Alex Ross Illustrates Seriousness of Pop Culture

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To call Alex Ross a cartoonist is unfair. Instead of putting bright, flat colors between black lines, his illustrations are more like formal paintings. The museum-like quality of his art raises his superhero subjects to almost royal status. For his image-altering comics work, Alex Ross is being inducted into the Pop Culture Hall of Fame. […]

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