Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Chagrin Falls is a village in Cuyahoga County, United States and is a suburb of Cleveland in Northeast Ohio's Cleveland-Akron-Canton metropolitan area, the 15th-largest Combined Statistical Area nationwide. The village has grown around a natural waterfall on the Chagrin River; as of the 2010 census, the village population was 4,104. The village was incorporated in 1844 from parts of three townships in two counties. Neighboring Chagrin Falls Township was established in 1845. Chagrin Falls was laid out in 1837; the community takes its name from a waterfall on the Chagrin River in the middle of town. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.14 square miles, of which 2.08 square miles is land and 0.06 square miles is covered by water. As of the census of 2010, 4,104 people, 1,872 households, 1,049 families resided in the village; the population density was 1,977.4 inhabitants per square mile. The 2,042 housing units averaged 981.7 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 98.0% White, 0.4% African American 0.8% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.1% from other races, 0.5% from two or more races.
Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 0.9% of the population. Of the 1,872 households, 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.2% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.9% had a male householder with no wife present, 44.0% were not families. About 39.9% of all households were made up of individuals, 20.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.94. The median age in the village was 46.1 years. The gender makeup of the village was 46.2% male and 53.8% female. As of the census of 2000, 4,024 people, 1,862 households, 1,100 families resided in the village; the population density was 1,943.2 people per square mile. The 2,041 housing units averaged 985.6 per square mile. In the village, the population was distributed as 22.2% under age 18, 3.5% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 26.9% from 45 to 64, 19.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years.
For every 100 females, there were 84.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.6 males. The median income for a household in the village was $62,917, for a family was $90,094. Males had a median income of $69,609 versus $36,319 for females; the per capita income for the village was $42,885. About 2.4% of families and 3.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.3% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over. Chagrin Falls is in the Chagrin Falls Exempted Village School District, which serves the villages of Chagrin Falls, South Russell, Bentleyville, a portion of the village of Moreland Hills. Chagrin Falls High School was rated 97th in Newsweek's "Complete List of the 1,200 Top U. S. Schools" in 2006; this study was based on the ratio of Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate tests taken to the number of graduating high school seniors. In 2006, the Chagrin Falls district was given an "Excellent" rating for the sixth year in a row by Newsweek.
On December 4, 2008, Chagrin Falls High School was once again ranked in the top 100 public high schools in the country. The school was rated 98th with a Quality-Adjusted Exams Per Test Taker ratio of 3.8. It is ranked as the top high school in Northeast Ohio; the Village of Chagrin Falls is served by the Chagrin Falls Police Department, which serves neighboring Chagrin Falls Township. The Chagrin Falls Fire Department is a combination full/part-time department, it provides fire and EMS services to the villages of Chagrin Falls, Hunting Valley, Moreland Hills, South Russell. Apparatus consists of two fire attack pumpers, a 75-ft ladder truck, a heavy rescue truck, 3 ALS-equipped EMS squads, a Command/Fire Marshal vehicle, a rescue boat, two multipurpose utility vehicles; the department has two mountain bikes for a bike patrol unit and a specially equipped ATV to provide EMS, technical rescue, brush fire capabilities. Both departments run under University Hospitals EMS command; the Chagrin Valley Little Theatre is one of the oldest community theaters in the country, having been in existence since 1930, with the oldest such theater only eight years older.
Leader Tractors were produced in Chagrin Falls. The Chagrin Valley Recreation Center hosts one of Northeast Ohio's longest-running annual swim meets each summer; the Chagrin Valley Invitation Relays have been held each summer since 1968. The town is referenced in the song Chagrin Falls by the Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip on their 1998 studio album Phantom Power; the non-existent Chagrin Falls Country Club was referenced by character Ted Mosby, a Cleveland native, who claimed to have lifeguarded there in "How I Met your Mother". Addie L. Ballou, 19th-century poet and suffragist Ellis Burks, former outfielder for the Boston Red Sox Tim Conway, comedic actor Will Stanton, humor writer Casey Cott, Kevin Keller on The CW's Riverdale Corey Cott, Broadway actor Dane Davis, businessman and radio personality Martha Derthick and noted scholar of public administration Matt DeVries, musician Wendy Diamond, author and TV personality Sonny Geraci, lead singer of The Outsiders and Climax Tom Griswold, host of The Bob & Tom Show, attended University School Doug Kenney, co-founder of National Lampoon Bryan Malessa, novelist Rick Mann
Marvel Zombies Return
Marvel Zombies Return is a weekly five-issue comic book limited series, published by Marvel Comics in late 2009. It is part of the Marvel Zombies series of comic books. Marvel Zombies Return is a weekly series of five one-shot comic books. Editor Bill Rosemann described how the concept came about: A couple months ago a few of us in the office were talking about Marvel Zombies and about where we could take the story next. Our head of Sales David Gabriel brought up the fact that we hadn’t seen the most famous zombies – such as Spider-Man and Wolverine – since the end of Marvel Zombies 2; that led me to a conversation with fright master Fred Van Lente, who dreamed up the creepy question of: Just where did those flesh-eaters disappear to after they were teleported into oblivion. Unlike the other series, the series consists of a number of one-shots and linked by two bookend issues written by Fred Van Lente; as Van Lente was committed to other writing assignments, Marvel invited three authors who have written books on zombies to contribute the other issues: David Wellington, Jonathan Maberry and Seth Grahame-Smith.
The issues are: Marvel Zombies Return: Spider-Man by writer Fred Van Lente and artist Nick Dragotta Marvel Zombies Return: Iron Man by writer David Wellington and artist Andrea Mutti Marvel Zombies Return: Wolverine by writer Jonathan Maberry and artist Jason Shawn Alexander Marvel Zombies Return: Hulk by writer Seth Grahame-Smith and artist Richard Elson Marvel Zombies Return: Avengers by writer Fred Van Lente and artist Wellington Alves Following Marvel Zombies 2, Earth-2149's surviving mutant and metahuman zombies, Black Panther have been transported to an alternate universe. The first issue written by Van Lente revolves around the attempts of Zombie Spider-Man to cure himself of his condition when he lands on an Earth similar to his own designated "Earth-Z"; this arrival results in the zombification of the Sinister Six — Kraven The Hunter, Electro, The Vulture, Doctor Octopus, but spared the Sandman and the brutal death of his counterpart of this Earth. The issue advances the overarching storyline by having Zombie Giant-Man attack and eat an Alternative Uatu the Watcher.
The second issue follows Earth Z's Tony Stark, who passes on the Iron Man armor to Rhodes when zombie Giant Man arrives in search of Inhuman technology in Stark's possession. Issue three follows Earth 2149's Zombie Wolverine in Japan, while Zombie Spider-Man tries to develop a cure from Earth Z's uninfected Wolverine. Issue four follows Earth Z's Hulk who returns to the blue area of the moon only to be infected by the zombified Inhumans going on to infect Earth-Z's Sentry in turn. Issue five ties these threads together, resolving the fates of all of the original Marvel Zombies, which the answer happens to be death at the hands of the now nanite-infused Sandman. At the end, Earth Z's Watcher shunts the last Earth-Z Marvel Zombie, the Sentry, back through time and dimensions to its arrival on Earth 2149. In doing so, it closes a time loop, which keeps the virus contained on Earths 2149 and Z, both of which it has devastated, since no one has the ability to destroy it outright. Given the number of "Marvel Zombie" sequels since however, that conclusion would seem to be one of Uatu's few misjudgments.
There is the fact that the original mini-series had two contradictory explanations as to how the Zombie Sentry first arrived on Earth-2149. Falling through an interdimensional portal, from the "Pearly Gates," alongside Ash Williams, it must, therefore, be concluded that one of those Zombie Sentries must have been from still another parallel-Earth, where a similar outbreak occurred or, at the least, was narrowly averted. The series has been collected into a single volume: Marvel Zombies Return James Hunt reviewed the first issue for Comic Book Resources and expressed concerns that "the zombie fad is winding down, the joke here seems to be how long a one-joke concept can be kept walking though it’s dead on its feet." However, he does praise Van Lente's comedic writing and Dragotta's art for evoking the Silver Age feeling but wonders if over-the-top violence does not "sit rather uneasily alongside the tone that the dialog and art are delivered in." Official website Marvel Zombies Return at the Grand Comics Database Marvel Zombies Return at the Comic Book DB
Moonstone Books is an American comic book, graphic novel, prose fiction publisher based in Chicago focused on pulp fiction comic books and prose anthologies as well as horror and western tales. The company began publishing creator-owned comics in 1995, since 2001 has published material based on a number of licensed properties, including Zorro, Doc Savage, The Avenger, Buckaroo Banzai, Bulldog Drummond, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, Mr. Moto, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, The Phantom, Honey West and several titles based in White Wolf's World of Darkness. Moonstone's editor-in-chief is Joe Gentile, who writes his own stories for their comics. Frequent writers and colorists for their books include Eric M. Esquivel, Dave Ulanski, Mike Bullock, Chuck Dixon, Amin Amat, Ben Raab, Rafael Nieves, Renato Guerra, Peter David, Graham Nolan, David Gallaher, Eric Theriault, EricJ, Nancy Holder, Tom Mandrake, Vatche Mavlian, Richard Dean Starr, Doug Klauba, Paul Storrie, Mike W. Barr, Tom DeFalco, Max Allan Collins, Steve Ellis, Ron Goulart, Ken Wolak and Stefan Petrucha.
Moonstone's most successful title is The Phantom, based on Lee Falk's superhero comic strip. Moonstone is the first US publisher to produce new Phantom stories for the comic book format since Marvel Comics cancelled their Phantom 2040 comic in 1995. Moonstone started publishing Phantom graphic novels in 2002. Only five books, written by Tom DeFalco, Ben Raab and Ron Goulart, were published, but in 2003, Moonstone started a regular comic book series with the character, written by Ben Raab, Rafael Nieves, Chuck Dixon, drawn by the likes of Pat Quinn, Jerry DeCaire, Nick Derington, Rich Burchett and EricJ. After 11 issues, Mike Bullock took over the book, with Carlos Magno as the regular artist in 2006, leaving the series to come out on a more regular schedule. Moonstone have made and is in the process of making several special projects with the character. In 2006, a retcon of the Phantom's origin called "Legacy" was published, written by Ben Raab and drawn by Pat Quinn, which aimed to look like one of the Phantom's chronicle books.
2006 marked the year when Moonstone invented the wide-vision format, introducing it to the world with the Phantom story "Law of the Jungle". Moonstone have announced a Phantom Annual, two prose collections featuring Phantom short stories; the Phantom is Moonstone's best selling title. In January 2002, Moonstone Books announced their plans to develop the radio drama Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar as a quarterly book in their Noir Fiction line; this was to be the first graphic novel in the series. It was one of their more faithful and entertaining adaptations of a classic noir character. There is no record of the series continuing; the creative team consisted of David Gallaher, a former Marvel.com writer/editor, Eric Theriault, the creator of such cult faves as Veena and Flirt. Moonstone is publishing new stories based on the TV-series Kolchak: The Night Stalker. Several graphic novels featuring the character have been published, as well as a regular, on-going comic book series. A "wide vision" graphic novel has been announced.
Since 2006, Moonstone have been publishing comics with Buckaroo Banzai, the main character from the 1984 cult film The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, which continues plotlines left unexplored in the movie. Moonstone published a Stoker Award-nominated prose anthology with Kolchak, which sold out fast. Due to the success of the Kolchak collection, Moonstone released two new prose anthologies with The Phantom and The Spider, announced others featuring The Avenger and one with Doc Savage. Moonstone comics titles include: Airboy Angeltown: The Nate Hollis Investigations Buckaroo Banzai Blackest Terror Bulldog Drummond Boston Blackie Captain Action The Cisco Kid C. L. A. S. H; the Domino Lady Evilman The Hat Squad Honey West Kolchak the Night Stalker Moonstone Monsters Mr. Keen Mr. Nightmare's Wonderful World Pat Novak for Hire The Phantom Psychotic Reaction' Rotten The Silencers Thor: Unkillable Thunder Christ The WhiteWolf Gaming Wyatt Earp: Dodge City Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar Official website An interview with the entire creative team behind "The Phantom" An article about the Phantom written by author Mike Bullock Shadow Man: David Gallaher Talks Moonstone
Spider-Man is a fictional superhero created by writer-editor Stan Lee and writer-artist Steve Ditko. He first appeared in the anthology comic book Amazing Fantasy #15 in the Silver Age of Comic Books, he appears in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, as well as in a number of movies, television shows, video game adaptations set in the Marvel Universe. In the stories, Spider-Man is the alias of Peter Parker, an orphan raised by his Aunt May and Uncle Ben in New York City after his parents Richard and Mary Parker were killed in a plane crash. Lee and Ditko had the character deal with the struggles of adolescence and financial issues, accompanied him with many supporting characters, such as J. Jonah Jameson, Flash Thompson, Harry Osborn, romantic interests Gwen Stacy and Mary Jane Watson, foes such as Doctor Octopus, Green Goblin and Venom, his origin story has him acquiring spider-related abilities after a bite from a radioactive spider. When Spider-Man first appeared in the early 1960s, teenagers in superhero comic books were relegated to the role of sidekick to the protagonist.
The Spider-Man series broke ground by featuring Peter Parker, a high school student from Queens behind Spider-Man's secret identity and with whose "self-obsessions with rejection and loneliness" young readers could relate. While Spider-Man had all the makings of a sidekick, unlike previous teen heroes such as Bucky and Robin, Spider-Man had no superhero mentor like Captain America and Batman. Marvel has featured Spider-Man in several comic book series, the first and longest-lasting of, The Amazing Spider-Man. Over the years, the Peter Parker character developed from a shy, nerdy New York City high school student to troubled but outgoing college student, to married high school teacher to, in the late 2000s, a single freelance photographer. In the 2010s, he joins Marvel's flagship superhero team. Spider-Man's nemesis Doctor Octopus took on the identity for a story arc spanning 2012–2014, following a body swap plot in which Peter appears to die. Marvel has published books featuring alternate versions of Spider-Man, including Spider-Man 2099, which features the adventures of Miguel O'Hara, the Spider-Man of the future.
Miles is brought into mainstream continuity, where he works alongside Peter. Spider-Man is one of the commercially successful superheroes; as Marvel's flagship character and company mascot, he has appeared in countless forms of media, including several animated and live action television series, syndicated newspaper comic strips, in a series of films. The character was first portrayed in live action by Danny Seagren in Spidey Super Stories, a The Electric Company skit which ran from 1974 to 1977. In films, Spider-Man has been portrayed by actors Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, Tom Holland. Reeve Carney starred as Spider-Man in the 2010 Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. Spider-Man has been well received as a superhero and comic book character, he is ranked as one of the most popular and iconic comic book characters of all time. In 1962, with the success of the Fantastic Four, Marvel Comics editor and head writer Stan Lee was casting about for a new superhero idea, he said the idea for Spider-Man arose from a surge in teenage demand for comic books, the desire to create a character with whom teens could identify.
In his autobiography, Lee cites the non-superhuman pulp magazine crime fighter the Spider as a great influence, in a multitude of print and video interviews, Lee stated he was further inspired by seeing a spider climb up a wall—adding in his autobiography that he has told that story so he has become unsure of whether or not this is true. Although at the time teenage superheroes were given names ending with "boy", Lee says he chose "Spider-Man" because he wanted the character to age as the series progressed, moreover felt the name "Spider-Boy" would have made the character sound inferior to other superheroes. At that time Lee had to get only the consent of Marvel publisher Martin Goodman for the character's approval. In a 1986 interview, Lee described in detail his arguments to overcome Goodman's objections. Goodman agreed to a Spider-Man tryout in what Lee in numerous interviews recalled as what would be the final issue of the science-fiction and supernatural anthology series Amazing Adult Fantasy, renamed Amazing Fantasy for that single issue, #15.
In particular, Lee stated that the fact that it had been decided that Amazing Fantasy would be cancelled after issue #15 was the only reason Goodman allowed him to use Spider-Man. While this was indeed the final issue, its editorial page anticipated the comic continuing and that "The Spiderman... will appear every month in Amazing."Regardless, Lee received Goodman's approval for the name Spider-Man and the "ordinary teen" concept and approached artist Jack Kirby. As comics historian Greg Theakston recounts, Kirby told Lee about an unpublished character on which he had collaborated with Joe Simon in the 1950s, in which an orphaned boy living with an old couple finds a
Andrew Foley (writer)
Andrew Foley is a writer and occasional editor and artist of comic books and graphic novels. Andrew Foley lives in Edmonton, Canada with his wife, graphic designer Tiina Andreakos. Foley graduated with distinction from the Alberta College of Art's Drawing Program in 1992 and maintained a painting studio for two years afterward, during which his work was displayed in galleries and museums across the province of Alberta, before deciding to move into writing. Andrew's first published comics work was the eight-page short story "Cal's Trick", which he wrote and drew for Cyberosia Publishing's Combustible Muse Anthology. "Cal's Trick" was reprinted in Cyberosia's Revolving Hammer Anthology, along with another story written by Foley and drawn by Wendi Strang-Frost, called "To Whom It May Concern". For a time Andrew worked with start-up online comics company where he acted as a submissions editor and compiled four issues of the anthology comic Remote Views. In 2004. Based on the graphic novel series by Hermann Huppen, the Jeremiah television show was created by J. Michael Straczynski.
A first draft script of The Last Empire was written, art for more than thirty comic pages was drawn and coloured, but the book remains unfinished and will never be released. In 2005, Foley wrote and drew "Two to the Skull", a twenty four-page comic completed in 24 hours as part of Happy Harbor's 24 Hour Comic Book Day event, staged as a fundraiser for the Alberta Literacy Foundation; the story was published in The Happy Harbor 24 Hour Comic Anthology. Foley wrote and financed the 142-page graphic novel Parting ways, with art by Scott Mooney and Nick Craine, it was published in 2005 by the now-defunct company Speakeasy Comics. In 2005, he wrote Deception, the fourth volume of Harcourt Publishing's Steck-Vaughn imprint graphic novel series, Orion. Orion was co-edited by Marv Wolfman. With Jason Bardyla, Foley co-edited "Comic Talks", a book of comics, prose and pin-ups created by participants in a series of panel discussions he moderated in August, 2005; the book was published by the comic shop that hosted the discussions.
In 2006, Markosia Entertainment published Foley's five-issue satirical vampire comic Done to Death, with art by Fiona Staples. Foley co-wrote a script for issue #2 of Volume Two of the Markosia multi-generational superhero series Smoke & Mirror with series creator Chuck Satterlee. Markosia halted publication of Smoke & Mirror v.2 after the first issue and Foley and Satterlee's collaborative effort remains unpublished. In December, 2006, Foley received a co-writer credit along with Fred Van Lente on the Platinum Studios graphic novel Cowboys & Aliens. In addition to work on the Cowboys & Aliens main story, Foley wrote a five-page preamble, illustrated by Dennis Calero. Other comics Foley has written for Platinum Studios include Age of Kings, Jest Cause, Crimson Rose and Twilight War Volume One: Incursion. In 2013, Foley started working on new content for Beamdog's enhanced edition of classic RPG Baldur's Gate II. Cowboys & Aliens Six Shots, a supernatural western series with his Done to Death collaborator Fiona Staples, Master of The House an all-ages fantasy adventure with Staples, The Spooky Kids, an all-ages graphic novel with artist John Keane, The Holiday Men, a satirical action series with artist Nick Johnson Official website Local graphic novelist generating big buzz, Edmonton Sun, September 7, 2009
Caliber Comics or Caliber Press is an American comic book publisher founded in 1989 by Gary Reed. Featuring creator-owned comics, in the next decade Caliber published over 1300 comics and ranked as one of America's leading independent publishers. Caliber ceased publishing in 2000, but resumed operations in 2015. Reed died in 2016, but the company has continued publishing. Gary Reed, who owned a chain of bookstores, began publishing with the release of two titles acquired from Arrow Comics—Deadworld and The Realm. Other initial launches included Caliber Presents, featuring the work of Vince Locke, Mark Bloodworth, Tim Vigil, James O'Barr, Guy Davis. Reed arranged with "Pocket Classics", a series of illustrated books similar in design to Classics Illustrated, to be released to the direct market via Caliber Press. Over forty titles were distributed; the interest in literary works continued for Caliber when in 1991 the new imprint Tome Press was launched. Tome featured biographical material in addition to literature.
Over 65 different Tome Press titles would be released on subjects as diverse as the Russian Revolution, The Alamo, Amelia Earhart, El Cid, Jack London stories, reprints of classic art print series, dozens of others. After its initial launch, Caliber expanded by bringing in new projects. Jim Calafiore was first published with Progeny. In Grafik Muzik, Mike Allred introduced his Madman character, Kevin VanHook's Frost series, the storyline for the film released in 2002, Ted Slampyak's Jazz Age Chronicles, Philip Hester's Fringe, Stuart Immonen's Playground, John Bergin's Ashes, other titles such as Go-Man, Varcel's Vixens, more. In the early 1990s, Caliber launched three new imprints and Iconografix. Gauntlet was an action-based line whose leading titles were U. N. Force, Patrick Zircher's Samurai Seven, Serpent Rising. Iconografix dealt with more obscure and cutting-edge material that included humor comics as well as comics referred to as the "slice of life." Included here were the first issues of Ed Brubaker's Lowlife, Meatcake from Dame Darcy, Bound & Gagged from Michael Aushenker, a number of projects from Dave Cooper, Jason Lutes, Matt Howarth.
Caliber had ventured into licensed comics with their early release of Moontrap, the science fiction film starring Star Trek's Walter Koenig, the production of a comic for Troma Films called Frostbiter: Wrath of the Wendigo. Another licensed property was Mechanoid Invasion, a 1981 RPG from Palladium Books made into a 3-book comic called The Mechanoids beginning in Spring 1991. Another comic property affiliated with Caliber called Justice Machine had been adapted into a Heroes Unlimited sourcebook by Palladium; this was based on the original Noble Comics version by Gustovich in 1981, while Caliber distributed the New Justice Machine sequel by Ellis from 1989. The expansion of Caliber continued with projects including Michael Lark's Airwaves, Silencers from Mark Askwith and R. G. Taylor, Negative Burn, the anthology title that would run for 50 issues and was picked up by Desperado Publishing. In late 1993, Caliber merged with the Stabur Corporation. Reed became president of Stabur as well as staying on with Caliber.
Caliber began to produce special comics for Wal-Mart, including the series Big Bang Comics, a number of literary adaptations, including a version of Frankenstein. Caliber produced some records and a specialty magazine, ARC, for distribution outside comics. In 1993, the principles of Stabur were involved in starting up a new toy company with Spawn creator Todd McFarlane. Reed was named vice president of McFarlane Toys while still running Caliber. Jim Pruett was hired to take over some of the editorial duties of Caliber. Reed would stay with McFarlane Toys until May 1996. Caliber expanded in the mid-1990s with titles such as David Mack's Kabuki, Brian Bendis' A. K. A. Goldfish and Jinx, Mark Ricketts' Nowheresville, Mike Carey and Michael Gaydos on Inferno, in 1995, Caliber launched the sub-imprint of New Worlds. New Worlds' titles were loosely connected, included Raven Chronicles, Seeker, Saint Germaine, Red Diaries, Black Mist, others. Although not an actual shared universe, the settings and characters could cross over with each other and did.
As Caliber expanded, more editorial staff was hired to handle the growing line of comics. Moebius Comics launched and fan favorites Mr. Monster and Maze Agency returned. Caliber handled the distribution of Amazing Comics. Brian Lumley's Necroscope and Whitley Strieber's Communion series were signed on for comic releases. Jon Sable from Mike Grell never came out. Caliber started a new imprint in 1997, Tapestry Comics, that featured an "all ages" approach; as the overall comic market declined with the consolidation of the distribution system, Caliber cut back on the number of titles. Caliber found some success of producing comics that appealed outside the usual comics market with some of the Tome Press titles including the Sherlock Holmes Reader, which had the majority of its sales outside the traditional comic stores; the demise of Caliber can be attributed to the problems associated with the Spawn PowerCardz game. Caliber had invested in time and money to launch the collectible card game and had g