This Saturday from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM, I’ll be guest hosting my very first talk radio show on KFI AM 640, More Stimulating Talk, discussing pop culture/comics culture!
As many of you know I have a background in radio and spent seven years working at KFI behind the scenes as a board op, sound designer and finally as the producer of the Phil Hendrie Show. Fourteen years ago I left KFI to focus on CBR and my other business full time, but have stayed in regular contact with many at the station. I’ve even been a guest on the station many times talking about the massive success of so many superhero films over the years.
This is very different for me as for the first time I’ll be in front of the microphone on the radio. I’m incredibly excited and honored to have been asked and a wee-bit nervous! I think I’ll do fine — my years in front of the camera talking with comic creators, actors, producers, directors, etc., on CBR TV has prepped me well, but talk radio is an entirely different beast. It’s very interesting switching gears and finding ways to talk about comics culture with a very mainstream listening audience, but I’m helped in a big way by the fact that these days EVERYONE, on some level, is a geek!
I have some great guests from comics and television lined up, including comic creator Rob Liefed to explain to the world at large who Deadpool is and why they should get excited about the upcoming Fox Studios film. Archie Comics Publisher Jon Goldwater will be on to talk about the very different sort of stories they publish today compared to years past. And Marvel’s Head of Television Jeph Loeb will join me to talk all things “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Agent Carter” and “Daredevil.”
I hope you’ll listen this Saturday and think good, positive, energy boosting thoughts for me! I’m going to need it!
Yesterday we shared with you the kids menu from Marvel Mania, a restaurant that lasted a little over a year and closed down in 1999. Today, we’ve got another blast from the past for you, three of the placemats given to children to occupy their time while the parents got a much needed rest from a day at Universal Studios Hollywood.
All three of these are great! There’s one featuring the Fantstic Four with three activities: a Thing maze, a “Spider-Man Super-Villain Scramble” and a fun “fill-in” piece — anyone want to do the work for us to see what it reveals? Then there’s “The Many Marvelous Faces of Spider-Man” which allows you to create your own version of Spider-Man (just don’t expect to see him featured in Spider-Verse!). The best one of the three here has to be the “Contest of Crime: A Trivia Challenge of World Dominating Proportions!”
Back in 2009 I found a Marvel Mania restaurant menu I had “borrowed” from the restaurant located next door to Universal Studios Hollywood that opened in 1998 and closed in 1999. Recently, CBR’s Remy Minnick found some classic Marvel Mania stuff in his archives and shared them with us here.
In addition to the menu we’ve already posted, today we have the entire contents of the kids menu below, for “cosmic kids” with a promise of “Absolutely NO broccoli, spinach or squash on this menu.” This fun, comic sized menu spotlighted not only the food kids could order, but a number of fun activities to keep them busy while the parents recovered from a wild day at the theme park.
Later this week we’ll share scans of the placemats given to kids – one focused on the Many Marvelous Faces of Spider-Man, one that spotlighted the Fantastic Four and my favorite, one entirely about the villains of Marvel titled “Contest of Crime.”
This time with the pic – Was able to pop out for FCBD at GALAXY OF COMICS Van Nuys, CA near our place. Olivia met Corrina a.k.a. BLACK WIDOW. After this we came home and saw a real spider and I asked Olivia if we should kill or let it live. She opted to let it live. PETA might be able to tie something in with that, though not sure how spider friendly they are. -May the Force be with you…Always. Phil, @Warp_Phil
Was able to pop out for FCBD at GALAXY OF COMICS Van Nuys, CA near our place. Olivia met Corrina a.k.a. BLACK WIDOW. After this we came home and saw a real spider and I asked Olivia if we should kill or let if live. She opted to let it live. PETA might be able to tie something in with that, though not sure how spider friendly they are. -May the Force be with you…Always. Phil, @Warp_Phil
4 Color Fantasies
TFAW VP Andrew McIntire on the grill at Portland
Still going after 7:00 at TFAW Portland
Princess Bethany by Peter Steigerwald at The Comic Bug in Manhattan Beach
FCBD @ 4 Color Fantasies
@4 Color Fantasies in Rancho Cucamonga
Still hopping after 6:00
TFAW on Broadway in Portland