Comic Books

Guide to Kawaii Kon 2017

Thirteen years and 15,000 otaku after it began, it’s back. Kawaii Kon 2017 happens at the Hawaii Convention Center this weekend, April 7 to 9. So to help you navigate this world of anime, manga, gaming and cosplay — and…

‘Suicide Squad’ is too sloppy

After the lukewarm reception to “Man of Steel” and “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” it feels like DC figured, if we can’t make fans happy with the most famous comic book characters in history, we might as well go…

Comic Con Honolulu 2016: Day 1

Harley Quinn and the Joker from the upcoming “Suicide Squad” film were friendlier than expected, considering their suicidal tendencies. And Katana from “Arrow” apparently gave birth to a Hogwart’s wizard, Jedi knight, and a tiny barbarian. Where did I encounter…

Top 5 things to do this weekend

The final weekend of July brings some pretty awesome events as varied as the islands. Check out a comic convention, a reggae music festival, a downtown pub crawl, Japan’s top magician and a motorcycle stunt festival. Comic Con Honolulu Friday, July…

Your guide to Comic Con Honolulu 2016

Didn’t we just have another convention? Well, you can never have too much of a good thing, can you? While some fans in the local geek community may be feeling the burnout, I welcome our new convention overlords. I’d rather…

Weekend read: The new “Superman” is Chinese

This Wednesday, DC Comics released “New Super-Man” #1. For you non-nerds, DC Comics is the home of pop culture’s holy trinity of super heroes: Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. But what makes “New Super-Man” #1 so special? And why am…

Amazing Hawaii Comic Con 2016 Day 1

  Avengers assemble! Day one of the Amazing Hawaii Comic Con 2016, was noticeably slower than last year, probably due to all the high school graduations happening Friday night. Still, we saw tons of comic book artists, vendors, crafts and…

Amazing Hawaii Comic Con 2015 Day 3

The Amazing Hawaii Comic Con 2015 wrapped up Sunday, with several panels and events geared toward children. On its final day of the three-day convention, attendees crammed into Hawaii Convention Center to get their last look at comics and cosplay.…

Amazing Hawaii Comic Con 2015 Day 1

The Amazing Hawaii Comic Con made its Hawaii debut Friday at the Hawaii Convention Center, featuring special guests, exhibitors, panelists and local artists tied to the comic book industry. The Amazing Hawaii Comic Con runs through Sunday. Here’s our preview…

Guide to Amazing Hawaii Comic Con

Have you felt it? There’s been an awakening. Hawaii’s geeks are getting ready for the very first Amazing Hawaii Comic Con. If you’ve been wondering why some of your family, friends and co-workers have been distracted lately, they’re imagining all…

Guide to Comic Con Honolulu

I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out. Only instead of something terrible, it’s actually something great that’s coming. What I heard rippling through the universe was the sound of local geeks…

Party pics: ARTAfterDARK Heroes and Villains

Good and evil battled at the Honolulu Museum of Art on Friday for ARTafterDARK, in anticipation for the upcoming release of “The Avengers.” Superheroes and supervillains danced the night away to tunes provided DJ Anit and DJ Kevin. While at…