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Black Superhero History Series: Icon

Posted  February 16, 2018  by  Byron D. Zero

The next entry in my series is the brainchild of the late great Dwayne McDuffie, a man who created a powerful pantheon of black superheroes. Icon was created in 1993 under the Milestone Comics brand, which was distributed by DC Comics. Icon (along with all other Milestone properties) took place in a different continuity from […]

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Cosplay & Style

Cosplay Feature: D.Va And Mei Get a Valentine’s Surprise

Posted  February 14, 2018  by  Rodney Brown

After shooting individual sets of Chantel Marie – Cosplay with her bunny suit Mei and Deadlysymmetry in her schoolgirl D.Va cosplay, it only made sense to do a duo shoot. There are only about half as many photos in this set as in either of the previous two, because everyone was laughing so hard most of them didn’t come […]

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Comic Books

Black Panther Deserves a Superhero Movie Crown

Posted  February 14, 2018  by  Byron D. Zero

Marvel Studios’ maiden voyage into 2018 starts out with an incredibly strong outing in the form of Black Panther. It’s a film that has garnered a heavy amount of acclaim and controversy even before it’s premiere, but does it live up to the hype? Well, let me tell you a little story! Black Panther is […]

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Gaming Reviews & Culture

Finding Paradise: Clicking at Your Heartstrings

Posted  February 14, 2018  by  Scott Beaulieu

Storytelling in video games can hit a broad range of emotions. Many of us can remember where we were and how we felt when we watched Sephiroth run through Aerith in the Forgotten City when we first played Final Fantasy VII. Strong storytelling add spice to a game with somewhat plain gameplay, leaving a strong […]

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Cosplay Feature: D.Va Digs a Different Valentine’s Treat

Posted  February 13, 2018  by  Rodney Brown

Once we settled on an Overwatch theme for our Valentine’s Day featured photo sets, another obvious choice was Deadlysymmetry and her schoolgirl D.Va cosplay. Kat joined Chantel Marie – Cosplay with her bunny suit Mei cosplay, profiled in yesterday’s featured set. D.Va strikes some cute poses before getting a Valentine’s Day treat, then another. Finally she makes her […]

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Cosplay & Style

Cosplay Feature: Hot Mei Wishes You a Cool Valentine’s Day

Posted  February 12, 2018  by  Rodney Brown

When we were brainstorming ideas for a Valentine’s Day shoot this year, one person to contact was obvious: Chantel Marie – Cosplay with her bunny suit Mei. We first saw Chantel in this suit at Rhode Island Comic Con this past November, and I jumped at the chance to do a featured set shoot with her. Mei […]

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Cosplay & Style

The Photography of Kenneth Davis: Fan:Dom 2011

Posted  January 6, 2012  by  Kenneth Davis

If you haven’t read Kenneth Davis’ awesome review of Florida’s Fan:Dom 2011, you really should check it out first. But now we present to you Kenneth Davis’ collection of what he saw at one of the best college-run anime conventions in Florida. If you are in the Florida area and you are interested in getting […]

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Music

New Music Videos from ADAM WARROCK, MEGA RAN and H.W.

Posted  January 5, 2012  by  E. Ortiz

The first video is from the Internet’s foremost comic book rapper. Fresh off an opening run on the mc chris, Race Wars national tour and the success of the internet sensation, The Browncoats Mixtape, Adam WarRock is ringing in the new year by releasing the first single from his upcoming album release, You Dare Call That Thing […]

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Articles

FAN:Dom Con Year 2 Review

Posted  January 4, 2012  by  Kenneth Davis

As I had stated once, it appears new cons are popping up all the time lately. College-based conventions are also no exception. FAN:Dom Con would mark the fourth college based convention I have attended. There was MomoCon which was pretty fun, but felt overly crowded. Kaji-Con had a good start, but was lacking attendance. Then […]

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Comedy

Re: All The Goblins

Posted  January 2, 2012  by  Jake Young

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo TOPIC:  The State Government’s Response to the Current Goblin Problem January 2nd, 2012 TITLE: Regarding All The Goblins Albany State University Albany, New York Complete Transcript Governor Cuomo Took To The Podium at 4:33pm To the gathered assemblymen, senators, councilmen, reporters and students, I wish you all a good afternoon and […]

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Get a Piece of the Action with MY KIND OF TOWN

Posted  December 23, 2011  by  Matt Timmins

My Kind of Town by Your Moves Games is a deceptively simple card game for 2 players. Handsomely produced, with sturdy and glossy cards, and a limited but attractive range of stylized “roaring ‘20s” graphics, the game is a good value, requiring only one $10 deck to play. Each player takes the role of a […]

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Jake Young is Afraid of the Dark: Episode Two

Posted  December 21, 2011  by  Jake Young

Jake Young is Afraid of the Dark. In 1992 the Nickelodeon network unveiled a show. This show was so different, so unheard of, so revolutionary that it left a permanent impression on an entire generation of Canadian and American youngsters. That show was “Are You Afraid of The Dark” and its goal was to make […]

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Comic Books

Charley’s War – Hitler’s Youth: A Review

Posted  December 21, 2011  by  David Palmacci

History became a great interest of mine when I started to see it not as dates and classroom lecturing, but as a story. The history of the world is a fascinating tale, because one of the things that make a great story are the characters that fill it. One of the most interesting and devastating […]

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GEEK LOVE: Interview with Sci-Fi Speed Dating host Ryan Glitch

Posted  December 19, 2011  by  E. Ortiz

GEEK LOVE is a show produced by the TLC channel about nerds trying to find a relationship at a speed dating event at the New York Comic Con. I heard about this event when I attended NYCC and I kept this in mind after speaking to an attendee of the sci-fi speed dating and hearing […]

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Articles

Should Anime Conventions Evolve?

Posted  December 18, 2011  by  Even Makara

Anime conventions have always been gatherings celebrated by the nerd counterculture. Anime conventions originated some decades ago as meetings specifically geared toward that which can trace its origins to the island nation of Japan is facing a great expansion in these more recent times. As nerds expand and cross over into different fandoms, the anime […]

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Nerdflix: 3 Geeky Gems You Can Stream RIGHT NOW.

Posted  December 13, 2011  by  Jake Young

I use MS Paint, because I can’t afford KidPix.   On a recent episode of my podcast Nerd of Mouth we discussed the first-worldiest of problems; making the most of one’s Netflix subscription. Sure, it seems harmless, sitting there on its own Wii channel or iPad app. Yet most of the time I find myself staring […]

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The Photography of Adam Howell: Nekocon 2011

Posted  December 13, 2011  by  E. Ortiz

Adam Howell is a photographer from North Carolina who loves the art of cosplay. While he takes photos of his friends around different anime conventions, Adam makes sure he takes the time to cosplay as well. Nerd Caliber was fortunate enough to talk to Mr. Howell about how he handles being both a cosplayer and […]

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Everything I Need To Know I Learned From Dungeons & Dragons: A Review

Posted  December 12, 2011  by  E. Ortiz

Have you ever played so many roleplaying games during your lifetime that you start describing aspects of your life in game terminology? I did. When I was younger, my friends and I played so much Dungeons & Dragons and Palladium that my friends and I would describe a pretty girl as having high charisma or […]

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Music

SUPERCOMMUTER: Chip-Hop’s Finest

Posted  December 11, 2011  by  E. Ortiz

This past summer, I was scrolling through footage on Youtube about events that occurred at PAX Prime 2011, an awesome gaming convention in Seattle, Washington, and I came across some videos of a chip-hop band that performed that weekend called Supercommuter. Supercommuter is a nerdcore hip hop group headed by Optimus Rhyme’s lyrical frontman Wheelie […]

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Anime-Manga

DAWN OF THE ARCANA: New Manga series from VIZ Media

Posted  December 9, 2011  by  E. Ortiz

A Princess Uses Her Power to Make a Difference in New Fantasy Romance Series VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in North America, has announced the release of the manga (graphic novel) series, DAWN OF THE ARCANA, by Rei Toma. The brand new title, available now, is […]

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Comic Books

Avengers vs. X-Men in 2012

Posted  December 8, 2011  by  ravenhaired

The news has broken on Marvel’s next big event, and it’s gonna be the Avengers vs. the X-Men. In what will be a 12-part series (with multiple extra tie-ins, no doubt), Marvel is counting on its “architects” of Brian Michael Bendis, Jason Aaron, Matt Fraction, Ed Brubaker, and Jonathan Hickman to carry the torches through the entire […]

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