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Changes Hurt, Don’t Kill Batman: The Killing Joke

Posted  July 28, 2016  by  Alex Valderana

(Ed. note: This review has spoilers, necessary to describe how the movie differs from the decades-old graphic novel.) Batman: The Killing Joke is directed by Bruce Timm and Sam Liu and based on the famous 1980’s graphic novel of the same name which was written by Alan Moore and illustrated by the great Brian Boland. Bruce […]

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Sarah Skittles Featured Sets by Cantera Image

Posted  July 27, 2016  by  Rodney Brown

We continue with the featured sets that our Nutmeg State stalwart Cantera Image shot while at ConnectiCon this year. This time we have Sarah Skittles in two cosplays — Black Canary and Rapunzel from Tangled. In addition to being a huge comic book nerd, Sarah is also an alt model and a photographer herself. Once you have enjoyed the images […]

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Ghostbusters and Me: I Ain’t Afraid of No Reboot

Posted  July 24, 2016  by  Kristen Hunn

(Ed. note: While our review of Ghostbusters was free of spoilers as always, this opinion piece is not. Be warned.) In my days as a film student, there was a particularly frustrating conversation that I used to have — or have directed at me — over and over. It went something like this: Me: “Actually, […]

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Supergirl Featured Set by Cantera Image

Posted  July 23, 2016  by  Rodney Brown

In case you are worried that we are done with featured photo sets from ConnectiCon this year, rest assured we have plenty more. First up in a series of sets from one of our long-time team members, Cantera Image, is Captain Kaycee Cosplay in her Supergirl costume inspired by the look of the movies Man of Steel […]

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Netflix Kills It At SDCC With Luke Cage, Iron Fist Trailers

Posted  July 22, 2016  by  Rodney Brown

There doesn’t need to be a lot of explanation here, folks. Netflix dropped some serious trailer bombs at San Diego Comic-Con last night, with our first real looks at both Luke Cage and Iron Fist, and a teaser of The Defenders. That last show will combine the four Netflix characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe — […]

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Star Trek Beyond Is Fun, Full Of Problems

Posted  July 22, 2016  by  Carley Winn

My parents were Trekkies. Not “We’re going to a con dressed up as Vulcans” Trekkies but taping every episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation as they were airing kind of Trekkies. I was born in the early 1980s and a lot of what was on the TV for Star Trek went over my head […]

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Changes Hurt, Don’t Kill Batman: The Killing Joke

Posted  July 28, 2016  by  Alex Valderana

(Ed. note: This review has spoilers, necessary to describe how the movie differs from the decades-old graphic novel.) Batman: The Killing Joke is directed by Bruce Timm and Sam Liu and based on the famous 1980’s graphic novel of the same name which was written by Alan Moore and illustrated by the great Brian Boland. Bruce […]

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Sarah Skittles Featured Sets by Cantera Image

Posted  July 27, 2016  by  Rodney Brown

We continue with the featured sets that our Nutmeg State stalwart Cantera Image shot while at ConnectiCon this year. This time we have Sarah Skittles in two cosplays — Black Canary and Rapunzel from Tangled. In addition to being a huge comic book nerd, Sarah is also an alt model and a photographer herself. Once you have enjoyed the images […]

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Ghostbusters and Me: I Ain’t Afraid of No Reboot

Posted  July 24, 2016  by  Kristen Hunn

(Ed. note: While our review of Ghostbusters was free of spoilers as always, this opinion piece is not. Be warned.) In my days as a film student, there was a particularly frustrating conversation that I used to have — or have directed at me — over and over. It went something like this: Me: “Actually, […]

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Supergirl Featured Set by Cantera Image

Posted  July 23, 2016  by  Rodney Brown

In case you are worried that we are done with featured photo sets from ConnectiCon this year, rest assured we have plenty more. First up in a series of sets from one of our long-time team members, Cantera Image, is Captain Kaycee Cosplay in her Supergirl costume inspired by the look of the movies Man of Steel […]

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Netflix Kills It At SDCC With Luke Cage, Iron Fist Trailers

Posted  July 22, 2016  by  Rodney Brown

There doesn’t need to be a lot of explanation here, folks. Netflix dropped some serious trailer bombs at San Diego Comic-Con last night, with our first real looks at both Luke Cage and Iron Fist, and a teaser of The Defenders. That last show will combine the four Netflix characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe — […]

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Star Trek Beyond Is Fun, Full Of Problems

Posted  July 22, 2016  by  Carley Winn

My parents were Trekkies. Not “We’re going to a con dressed up as Vulcans” Trekkies but taping every episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation as they were airing kind of Trekkies. I was born in the early 1980s and a lot of what was on the TV for Star Trek went over my head […]

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Spider-Man & Spider-Gwen Feature by Crash: The Photos!

Posted  July 21, 2016  by  Rodney Brown

Coming out of ConnectiCon we have another featured photo set, this time by our Associate Producer and all-around utility player Crash: The Photos. As you will see, Crash had a lot of fun in a bunch of locations around the Connecticut Convention Center with Spider-Man (Ednon Cosplay) and Spider-Gwen (Just Saiyan Cosplay) — with a guest appearance […]

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Your Chance At A Free Screening of Suicide Squad!

Posted  July 20, 2016  by  Rodney Brown

It might have been one of the most worried about nerd movies of the year, but with exciting trailers and well-timed character and behind-the-scene image releases, Suicide Squad seems to have won over many doubters. If you are as excited about the movie as we are, we have a chance for you to get free […]

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Silhouette Cosplay Feature by Caroline Belge Photography

Posted  July 19, 2016  by  Rodney Brown

While she was shooting hall shots for us at ConnectiCon a couple of weekends ago in Hartford, Conn., Caroline Belge Photography also did a couple of feature photo shoots of the amazing Silhouette Cosplay. In this gallery, Silhouette Cosplay portrays, from two different shoots, a crossplayed, very Hiddleston-esque Loki and a beautiful Natasha Romanov, both from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. […]

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Sunday ConnectiCon 2016 Photos by Caroline Belge!

Posted  July 17, 2016  by  Rodney Brown

We round out our hall shot galleries from ConnectiCon 2016 with the images Caroline Belge Photography took on Sunday. ConnectiCon is the Nutmeg State’s oldest nerd convention, and is held each year in early July at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. Among the cosplayers in this gallery are SixSeams Cosplay, Chris Doherty Quest for Screen Accuracy, Dead Freckles Cosplay, Crystalline Creations, […]

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ConnectiCon 2016 Saturday Gallery by Caroline Belge!

Posted  July 16, 2016  by  Rodney Brown

The second day at this year’s ConnectiCon 2016, Saturday, was also full of excellent cosplayers, captured wonderfully again by Caroline Belge Photography. In this gallery is Mink the Satyr Cosplay, Hassan Cosplay Photography, Moonie Warrior Cosplay, Purple Demon Cosplay, Chris Doherty Quest for Screen Accuracy, Eldritch Arts, Silhouette Cosplay, Sennedjem Cosplay, Cosplay Dad, Chelsea Von Chastity Cosplay, Lillith Astaroth, Super Savage, […]

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New Ghostbusters Needs Less Of The Original

Posted  July 14, 2016  by  Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Has any movie in the past 10-15 years hit theaters as loaded with expectation as Ghostbusters? Is it possible to watch Ghostbusters with an unbiased eye? Or to watch it without making comparisons to the original movies? No; mostly; not a chance. More important, is it as awful as the internet predicted based on the […]

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Friday ConnectiCon 2016 Shots by Caroline Belge!

Posted  July 14, 2016  by  Rodney Brown

This year, Connecticut’s oldest nerd convention, ConnectiCon, made some changes intended to better control access to the event which led to frustration among some attendees and long lines, but it didn’t seem to affect the number and quality of the cosplay on display. This year we had one our newest team members, Caroline Belge Photography, […]

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New Con Smell: Lock City Comic Con Lands in Stamford, CT

Posted  July 13, 2016  by  Rodney Brown

Coming right up in less than two weeks is Lock City Comic Con, the first convention in our new irregular series New Con Smell, in which we profile a first-year convention and interview the founder. Lock City Comic Con will be held July 23 and 24, at the Italian Center in Stamford, Conn. The guest […]

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Q&A With Tony Dortch, Creator of ‘The Pure’

Posted  July 12, 2016  by  Lauren Grant

In the midst of more and more characters of color coming to the forefront in comic books, and more racial tensions arising in the world, artists of color are also stepping out and making their voices heard. I was able to get to the inside scoop with D.C. local comic book artist Tony Dortch of […]

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