How JOHN ROMITA JR. Granted BILL WILLINGHAM His Dream

John Romita Sr. self-portrait Credit: John Romita Sr. (Marvel Comics) Merry Christmas! While many are settling down for their long winter’s nap and the go-go news cycle downshifts, Newsarama will keep you fires burning with fascinating anecdotes never before revealed. Enjoy! Bill Willingham Credit: DC In 1980, artist Bill Willingham was working at … Read more How JOHN ROMITA JR. Granted BILL WILLINGHAM His Dream

Guitarist, 37, suffered third degree burns after electric heater exploded in his garage

A guitarist thought he was going to die when his radiator exploded and left him with third-degree burns, a collapsed lung and damaged vocal cords. Ian Easton, 37, from Hampshire, was working on his guitars in his converted garage and put on his electric heater which was hung on the wall. At first, the radiator kicked … Read more Guitarist, 37, suffered third degree burns after electric heater exploded in his garage

Pensioners share their delight as they are visited by puppies at Christmas

A charity has shared heartwarming photographs of pensioners meeting adorable dogs at Christmas time to stop them feeling lonely. Wag and Company’s pioneering service sees owners and their pets visit pensioners’ homes to help combat loneliness. The charity, based in the North East of England, was formed in May 2016 by Diane Morton, 57, after she saw … Read more Pensioners share their delight as they are visited by puppies at Christmas

BARTEL, ADAMS, SPROUSE, HUGHES, ASRAR, Join in STAR WARS #1 Covers

Ahead of Marvel’s third volume of Star Wars #1 debuting January 1, the publisher has released a host of variant covers for the issue. In addition to the main cover by R.B. Silva, there are variants by Arthur Adams, Mahmud Asrar, Jen Bartel, Adam Hughes, Chris Sprouse, a photo variant from Empire Strikes Back, … Read more BARTEL, ADAMS, SPROUSE, HUGHES, ASRAR, Join in STAR WARS #1 Covers

China launches a test of the ‘world’s most powerful rocket’ as part of Mars 2020 mission

China has launched one of the world’s most powerful rockets in a major step towards its planned mission to send a rover to Mars in 2020. The ‘Long March 5’ rocket left the Wenchang launch site on the island of Hainan on Friday carrying a Shijian 20 test satellite. It launched at 12:45 GMT and … Read more China launches a test of the ‘world’s most powerful rocket’ as part of Mars 2020 mission