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    Tuesday
    Jun172014

    LeaguePodcast and DigBoston Comics Picks of the Week for June 17, 2014

     

     

    COMICS

    Bringing the characters of The Bard to Life, Kill Shakespeare: The Mask of Night #1 takes the action onto the water, a great companion piece to the new IDW game of the same name! …The weird wonderful talking drug addled space gun and cyber punk adventure concludes as Butch and Gun defend Repo city in Ballistic #5. … The Phonogram / Young Avengers team of Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie are back with a new creator owned project THE WICKED + THE DIVINE telling the tale of Gods reincarnating as teenagers—the ultimate pop-stars! Picks from the new LeaguePodcast.com.

    Thursday
    Jun122014

    KICKSTARTER KORNER: FROM CAN MAN TO FILE 13; CHILDHOOD COMIC GETS REIMAGINED FOR KICKSTARTER

    This edition of Kickstarter Korner kicks the Can with Dan Hosek and also, apparently Keith Koppenhoefer, who jumped in so as not to be silenced any more!

    File 13 is a fun retro superhero comic looking for that last boost to make a childhood dream a reality.

    Consider your pledges after the jump! 

    FOG!: Dan, thanks for taking the time to tell us about File 13! What’s the general scoop?

    Dan Hosek: Thanks for having me, Clay. File 13 is a full-color, monthly series about Scott Solson’s high tech, high adventure “hero’s journey” (with a healthy dose of absurdist humor thrown in). The stories draw on equal parts classic superhero storytelling, pop culture references, high drama, science fiction, and historic events that are stranger than fiction.

    At its best, it will drop your jaw then make you laugh three pages later. Its also the culmination of a 30 year journey for me and this character.  I created the basis for the book—well, the book now hardly resembles anything like what I created when I was 12, but the basic characters are there.

     

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    Friday
    Jun062014

    EDGE OF TOMORROW (review) at FORCES OF GEEK

    Review by Clay N Ferno
    Produced by Erwin Stoff, Tom Lassally, 
    Jeffrey Silver, Gregory Jacobs, Jason Hoffs
    Screenplay by Christopher McQuarrie, 
    Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth
    Based on All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka
    Directed by Doug Liman
    Starring Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, 
    Bill Paxton, Brendan Gleeson



    Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt star in this dystopian sci-fi tale directed by Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Mr.  Mrs. Smith).

    With spectacular robot control suits and space age firepower, the heroes take on the Mimics, a spindly looking race of alien monsters that seem to know what is happening next.

    When Private Bill Cage (Cruise) has an encounter with one of the slippery beasts, his fate is changed by absorbing some of the Mimic’s power.

    Under Rita’s (Blunt) training, Cage and the misfit goons of Master Sergeant Farell’s (Bill Paxton) J Squad go after the enemy with guns blazing.

    The catch?

    They get to do it over again by resetting Cage’s life.

    No review of this movie is going to not reference Groundhog Day. So yeah, it’s kinda like Battlestar Galacticameets Groundhog Day

    That elevator pitch is no slight to the movie, it may actually hook some of your on the fence pals to head to the theatre for this one.

     

    [READ MORE AT FORCES OF GEEK]

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    Thursday
    Jun052014

    DEFEND YOURSELF: ALLEN MCRAE OF IMPROVBOSTON’S COMEDY, AMERICA

    Starting this Friday and and ending on Independence Day, ImprovBoston is giving us an original sketch comedy revue show with musical guests and even a few songs. Celebrating all the shaving bumps and concealed warts of this nation of ours — Comedy, America— takes ImprovBoston’s holiday themed sketch comedy series from the Old West to Disney and of course American presidents. Comedy writer and director of the show Allen McRae joins us to talk ceremonial turkey.

    Who are you and what are you doing?
    My name is Allen McRae. I am the head writer and director of Comedy, America — an all new sketch comedy revue being presented every Friday in June and also on the Fourth of July at ImprovBoston in Central Sq., Cambridge.

    How long have you been doing stuff at ImprovBoston?
    For about six or seven years now. I lived in New York for a little while when I got out of college, doing comedy there. When I moved back to Boston I did comedy at this place called The Tribe. When they closed down, I started doing comedy at ImprovBoston. I took a couple of years off because I was in a band, as you know (The Tin Thistles!).

     

    [READ MORE AT DIGBOSTON.COM]

     

     

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    Wednesday
    Jun042014

    Indiegogo GO!: ALICE AND THE INVADERS FROM WONDERLAND Interview with Bret M. Herholz at FORCES OF GEEK

    Bret and I met over the weekend at the strangest place, a crafts fair in his hometown of Worcester, MA, just minutes after a fender bender outside, and in a room with local Celtic punk bands playing amidst tables loaded with cupcakes, taxidermy, necklaces and pins. 

    Naturally, I gravitated to the comic book artist there and looked at his book, Sherlock Holmes and the Painful Predicament of Alice Faulkner and enjoyed his portfolio of drawings. There was a steampunk Batgirl in his signature style as well as Sherlock Holmes vs. the deadly Daleks. 


    His new book takes on Alice in Wonderland and puts her Alice where she should be, a strong hero and her adventures after she returns home. Bret’s Indiegogo campaign runs until June 20th. 

    FOG!: Thanks for joining us, Bret! What’s new in Wonderland?

    Bret M. Herholz: Thank you Clay! Quite a lot has happened actually!
The story I’ve written picks up whereAlice’s Adventures in Wonderland left off.

    We come to find out that all of Alice’s adventures weren’t all just a dream. The Queen of Hearts found a way to break through to Alice’s reality and her army has taken over the world.  

    Alice manages to escape with the help of some of the friends she has made in her adventures down the rabbit hole such as the Mad Hatter, March Hare and White Rabbit. The bulk of the story takes place six years later with a now 16 year old Alice continuing her fight against the Queen of Hearts.

    [READ MORE AT FORCES OF GEEK]



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