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    Friday
    Aug012014

    GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (review) AT FORCES OF GEEK

    Review by Clay N Ferno
    Produced by Kevin Feige
    Screenplay by James Gunn, Nicole Perlman
    Based on Guardians of the Galaxy by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning
    Directed by James Gunn
    Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, 
    Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, 
    Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, 
    Glenn Close, Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin



    Marvel Studios, James Gunn and Kevin Feige have done it.

    They’ve taken sci-fi to a new level, brought humor to the game and among the accomplishments too many to list have made unknown characters to the spotlight with great actors to get Marvel Cosmic into movie theaters across the globe.

    The ensemble cast, one who is a raccoon, another a tree, spark on the screen and the space battle action triples from the previous epic-scale Marvel movie, The Avengers

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    Thursday
    Jul312014

    Indiegogo-GO! Support Nick Bertozzi's RUBBER NECKER #6! at FORCES OF GEEK

    Nick Bertozzi’s sixth issue of the Ignatz & Harvey Award winning series Rubber Necker is in the fundraising stage over at Indie Go Go.

    The first issue (2003) has sold out, and one of the only way you can get a PDF is by donating to the campaign. The anthology book containing his own work, Nick’s first ongoing series, includes the highly praised Drop Ceiling strip, exploring the relationship a young man has with his father and his family business.


    Funding goes to printing and shipping hard copies of the book — a limited run — be sure to check out the campaign today.

     

     

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    Thursday
    Jul312014

    INTELLIGENT LIFE - David Reddick Hits The Cosmic Treadmill AT FORCES OF GEE

    nerd and geek set! With the popularity of such mainstream shows Big Bang Theory and The Wil Wheaton Project and superhero movies being the Hollywood go-to—perhaps the time is right for the real estate on the dwindling comic page to be geeked out!


    David talks to us about his ensemble comic strip Intelligent Life (King Features Syndicate) and how he uses social media to spark life into the characters.

    FOG!: Thanks for joining us, David! I love when I can catch a strip at the beginning, but now I just want more! How did Intelligent Life come about?

    David Reddick: Intelligent Life is a culmination of all the things I love. Anything geeky… nerdy… everything I’ve loved since I was a kid, and still do. It’s also a culmination of my previous experience in working with theStar Trek franchise in an official capacity, with the Roddenberry company, with Garfield, working for newspapers, etc. 

    I created the rough concept for Intelligent Life many years ago, actually, in the early ’90s. But the time wasn’t right, then.

    And, last year, in my thinking and desire to create a comic strip for syndication, I wanted to create a comic strip that was completely ME, and in asking myself, “If I could create any comic I want, ANYTHING… that is ALL ME… what would it be?

    Answer: GEEK STUFFFFFF.”

    And Intelligent Life came to life.

     

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    Wednesday
    Jul302014

    League Podcast and Dig Boston Picks of the Week July 30, 2014

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    Sometimes even the best comics ship late, but that’s OK for Kate! Hawkeye #19 hits shelves this week as Madame Masque goes after the female Hawkeye Kate Bishop on the latest in this West Coast Avenger adventure! … Did you even know that Neil Gaiman returned to Sandman this year? Well, the Dream King is on issue #3 of 6 in Sandman Overture #3 with art by our pal J.H. Williams III (Batwoman, Promethea). … Like swords and fierce red heads? Fear not, Batgirl’s Gail Simone gives you the best intro to the world of Sonja the Devil with Red Sonja #0 this week. Introducing Sonja’s long lost husband? Picks this week from the Uncanny LeaguePodcast.com.

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    Friday
    Jul252014

    DIAGRAM FOR DELIQUENTS (review) at FORCES OF GEEK

    equart takes on the Senator McCarthy of comics, Dr. Frederick Wertham in their latest deep dive into comic book history.

    Longtime fans of comics are familiar with the Comics Code Authority stamp on nearly every comic book cover until very recently, and those with a sharp sense of comic book history are familiar with Wertham’s damaging 1954 book,Seduction of the Innocent.

    The book blamed comic books and other media for the rising problem of juvenile delinquency in the United States and spearheaded regulation for the funny books.

    1954’s comic book hearings in front of United States Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency had Wertham as the key witness. 

    From censorship to juvenile delinquency to the severed heads in EC Comics,Diagram for Delinquents looks at the tarnished side of the Silver Age and how one man changed the face of comics and book publishing forever.

    This documentary explores the nature of the censorship in the 50s and the lasting effects of how the Comics Code continues to ripple into how publishers make decisions to this day. 

    Wertham’s motivations are explored and his little known contributions to the African-American Civil Rights Movement are also spotlighted, showing that the man was complex, compassionate and not as much of a demon as everyone may perceive.

     

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