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Mike Wellman Leaves The Comic Bug, Opens His Own Store, The Atomic Basement in Los Angeles

Mike Wellman Leaves The Comic Bug, Opens The Atomic Basement in Los Angeles

There I was thinking The Comic Bug was actually Mike Wellman‘s own comic book store. With two Los Angeles outlets, he was always one of the most active and prominent comic book retailers online, and many of the stories we ran about the store came from his enthusiastic plugging in my direction. But we hadn’t […]

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The Mini-Convention Inside Stan Lee’s L.A. Comic Con

This weekend in Los Angeles is Stan Lee’s L.A. Comic Con and while the show is going to be filled with all sorts of pop culture goodness, I wanted to focus on one specific area… the Comic Bug Pavilion. This is such a great idea. Mike Wellman, writer, retailer and co-owner of the Comic Bug, […]


Things To Do In L.A. Saturday If You Like Batman: The Animated Series

If you are looking for something fun and free to do this weekend and are a fan of Batman: The Animated Series, you should head over to the Comic Bug in Manhattan Beach. The store will be celebrating Batman Day and the 25th anniversary of both Batman: The Animated Series and of Harley Quinn with […]

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‘Development Hell’ Returns With James Cameron’s Spider-Man

Development Hell is a live reading/performance of a non-produced screenplay from the superhero world. The performances take place in Manhattan Beach, CA. at the Comic Bug and are free to attend. Previous performances have included George Miller‘s Justice League, Joss Whedon‘s Wonder Woman, and most recently, Sam Hamm‘s The Watchmen. I was lucky enough to […]

Mike Wellman: Psychic Retailer

Mike Wellman, owner of the Comic Bug store in Manhattan Beach as well as a comic writer on Guns A Blazin!, is pretty well known in the industry. But did you know he was psychic? Yes, I said psychic not psychotic… the two are different. Mike shared a story on social media of a mother […]

You Can Hear The Luke Cage That Might Have Been

On Friday we’ll get to see what Marvel Studios and Cheo Hodari Coker have envisioned for Luke Cage. But ten years ago there was a different vision of Luke Cage being talked about. The rights to the character were held by Columbia Pictures and director John Singleton was attached. He envisioned Tyrese Gibson in the […]

Mike Wellman’s Comic Shop Influences His Neighbors

Mike Wellman, owner of the Comic Bug in Manhattan Beach, CA and writer of the comic Guns-A-Blazin’ noticed something interesting the other day while heading into his store. Seems someone in the wig shop next door has gotten into the spirit of being next to a comic shop and put these particular wigs up in […]

Watch Joss Whedon’s Wonder Woman In Manhattan Beach, In December (UPDATE)

In 2005, Joss Whedon was hired to write and direct a live action Wonder Woman movie. It didn’t happen. So he left the project and wrote and directed The Avengers instead. And everyone at Warners performed the world’s biggest simultaneous facepalm. Well, Manhattan Beach comic book store The Comic Bug got a copy of the screenplay. And, with Jennifer Wenger, […]

Things To Do On The West Coast In November If You Like Comics

By Michele Brittany, a West Coast Bleeding Cool Correspondent With the leaves changing color and the clocks now set back an hour, the mad schedule of cons throughout the year is slowing down as we near the end of the year. Con organizes are retreating to their back rooms so they can make plans for […]