Figures (137 Avenue Road) is officially one of my favorite new restaurants in Toronto, and it’s about more than just the food, the style, or the very fun comic book theme. Figures is a great restaurant because they do all of those things so well, and they do it all with heart, and excellent attention to every detail.
Toronto artist James Raiz has worked extensively as a comic book artist, and he’s earned a big following on his YouTube channel, showing off his passion for creating amazing comic book art. And then, Raiz earned a major job for the opening weekend of Avengers: Infinity War after Marvel Studios head, Kevin Feige, saw the artist’s work for the 40th anniversary of Star Wars.
Canada Post took the opportunity during Fan Expo on the weekend to unveil their tribute to one of the world’s most recognizable superhero: Superman. Paying tribute to the comic book hero for his 75th birthday this year, and all of the artists who have made him look so super.
Marvel has gone 16-bit with their latest online game that puts you in the shoes of Captain America as he takes on Red Skull and his evil cohorts in a side-scrolling arcade-style adventure.
Spider-Man, the X-Men, Iron Man, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, and The Avengers: they’re the stuff of legend, and since the 1950s they have helped turn Marvel Comics into a publishing powerhouse, spawning huge movie franchises, and feeding the imaginations of fans both young and old. But the most notable thing all of these characters have in common with each other is a much bigger deal: as any fan will tell you, they were all created by the great Stan Lee.