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    DigBoston and LeaguePodcast Comic Book Picks of the Week for April 2, 2014


    Bendis’ Ultimate Comics Spider-Man run is record breaking and groundbreaking! Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, now starring Miles Morales as the Web-Slinger hits #200 (with timey-wimey numbering) as everyone celebrates the memory of Peter Parker! Surprises guaranteed! … Vegans! Hardcore Kids! Comic Fans! Run to Liberator - Earth Crisis #2 from Black Mask and #OccupyComics. This issue guest starring the animal friendly tattooed hardcore legends. … Angel and Faith Season 10 #1 is out today, with 200% more Zombpires and Magic! Picks this week from Robin Hood: Outlaw of the 21st Century on Kindle!

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    “Is there anything better than a ‘like’ on Instagram? I don’t think so. When your ‘likes’ go from a bunch of people’s usernames to a double-digit number, that’s the highlight of my day,” says Clay Fernald (@ClayNFerno), manager of the Middle East Nightclub in Cambridge and a self-made social media expert for bands, producers, DJs, and fine artists.

    Fernald was thrust into the social media world in 2005 when he earned the title of “The Most Popular Man in Boston” and wound up the cover of the Boston Phoenix. While the story of how he got there is really more of a funny coincidence – “I broke up with a girlfriend and I was on MySpace at the time, so to get back at her I expanded my network and got popular through ‘revenge friending’”  – the connections he made were real and only continued to grow as he furthered his career in publicity and branding.

    On Friday, March 21st, Fernald will be teaching an intensive workshop on the importance and utilization of social media for those in the music industry – he’s adamant about how vital the Internet is for artists of all types, especially now. “The way that we used to do shows when I was a punk rock kid was going up and posting fliers everywhere,” he explains. “Today, you have no choice. [Social media] needs to be part of making music and putting it out there. Like making t-shirts, like picking a band name…out of all the things that are important to a band, having a Twitter account should be just another part of the process.”

    Young or old, established or new and local, Fernald insists that his workshop is for any one wielding a guitar. Or pan flute. As anyone who has ever listened to music knows, the relationship between an artist and his/her/their fans is one that is highly personal, unique, and often passionate. And Fernald believes that social media will only continue to improve these relationships – it’s a tool that’s truly vital for artists of any type trying to get exposure and find their audience.

    “There’s nothing in the world like a retweet,” Fernald says. “There’s nothing in the world like a favorite. And that’s the message I’m trying to convey in this workshop – that social media can facilitate real person relationships. You might not sell a person a t-shirt or a CD, but if they’re at your show and you talk to them, then that’s the most valuable relationship in the world.”


    [MMMMAVEN. 614 Massachusetts Ave #203. Cambridge. 7-9 PM/ $50. MMMMAVEN.COM.]



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    DigBoston and LeaguePodcast Comic Book Picks of the Week for March 12, 2014


    80s Transformers writer Simon Furman puts the Autobots and Decepticons to bed one last time with the last issue of Transformers: Regeneration One #100. The resurrected Marvel series comes to an epic conclusion at IDW, 20 years later! Issue #100 of what was supposed to be a Four-Issue Limited series all those years ago! … David Lapham’s acclaimed crime story Stray Bullets: Killers #1 continues at Image for standalone stories in a complex and compelling world. … Fire Bad! Monsters and Madman# #1 Good! Pitting Frankestein’s Monster and Jack the Ripper puts Steve Niles (30 Days of Night) back into the drivers seat of our nightmares. … Picks this week from

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    DigBoston and LeaguePodcast Comic Book Picks of the Week for March 5, 2014


    Rogue Trooper #1 from IDW brings the classic blue-skinned genetically modified soldier to the States from the pages of 2000AD. A must read for fans of Judge Dredd and the Terminator! …An All New Wolverine and the X-Men #1 hits shelves as Jason Latour and Mahmud Asrar (Supergirl) take over the book and Wolvie and Storm take over the Jean Grey School. …The Fox #5 is the finale for this great pulp series celebrating the the fun to be had in a comics series. Good for all ages! …Picks this week from


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    DigBoston and LeaguePodcast Comic Book Picks of the Week for February 26, 2014


    Fraction and Aja’s Hawkeye #15 puts the focus on back on Barton and Barton face to face with..themselves as the building goes into lockdown! … A cinematic grind house masterpiece Vandroid was destroyed in a fire in 1985. Tommy Lee Edwards resurrects the android built out of van parts in Vandroid #1 from Dark Horse. …Butch is paired with the drug-addled Gun face off with the super boss in Repo City State in Ballistic #4 drawn by Darick Robertson (The Boys). … Picks this week from!