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What Does the Disney Buy of Fox Assets Mean for Marvel’s First Family?

Posted  December 14, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Today Disney announced the long-rumored purchase of entertainment assets of 21st Century Fox for a value of $52.4 billion. That means that the rights to many of your favorite movies and shows come back to Marvel or move to Disney. But there is some confusion about certain properties, mainly the Fantastic Four. Let’s explore the deal […]

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Movies

Last Jedi Far From Least Jedi

Posted  December 12, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

I have one serious issue after seeing Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Rian Johnson won’t be back to write and direct the next one. I am going to find it challenging to keep my review below spoiler-free, because so much is different in this movie from previous movies in the franchise that saying anything about it […]

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Movies

The Shape of Water Will Fill Your Hearts and Minds

Posted  December 9, 2017  by  Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

The tagline for Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water is “A Fairy Tale for Troubled Times.” It’s a clever phrase whose double meaning is quite apt. Set in the incredibly troubled Cold War era of 1962, its depiction of racism, sexual harassment and xenophobia is every bit as relevant in 2017. It’s at once […]

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Con Reports

Sunday RICC 2017 Cosplay Gallery by ZephyrLynk Productions!

Posted  December 8, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Our very last piece of photographic content from Rhode Island Comic Con 2017 is the gallery from Sunday shot by Jake of Zephyrlynk Productions. Among the cosplayers in this gallery are Koi Fish Asylum, SBG Cosplay, Super Savage, The CosBae Dolls, J. Warford and many more. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads the images, you will see the Forward and […]

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Anime-Manga

Update: Sex Offender Quits as Photo Ops Provider for BSCCC

Posted  December 6, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Update 3: The trademark infringement case wasn’t settled, it was decided by a judge and the judge’s ruling was not opposed. The information about that decision has been updated below. Update 2: The post from Silverman of Sci-Fi Photo Guys has been taken down from the Boston SouthCoast Comic Con Facebook page and has been […]

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Articles

RICC Feature Photo Set of Inferno Squad

Posted  December 3, 2017  by  Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Last up in our  Rhode Island Comic Con 2017 Feature Photo Shoots sets is J. Warford and his friend and fellow member of The 501st Legion, Ivory, cosplaying as Inferno Squad members. The characters are drawn from Star Wars Battlefront II: Inferno Squad, a prequel novel to the video game Battlefront II. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads […]

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Literature

Max Allan Collins and THE CONSUMMATA

Posted  October 4, 2011  by  E. Ortiz

I became a fan of Max Allan Collins through reading his work. Road To Perdition many years ago and the enjoyment I felt has returned when I read THE CONSUMMATA. THE CONSUMMATA, written by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins, is a great Hard Case Crime novel about Morgan The Raider, a man wanted by […]

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Articles

Reviews: DC’s New 52

Posted  October 3, 2011  by  ravenhaired

The comics world has been abuzz for the last month as DC Comics’ “New 52” initiative hit the stands with much-anticipated, as well as much-maligned brand new issues each week.  While I labored through the mostly mediocre waters of DC’s endeavor, there were a few pleasant surprises:  here’s an assortment of reviews for some of […]

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Music

Let Professor Elemental and Jon Clark take you to SPECIAL SCHOOL!

Posted  September 30, 2011  by  E. Ortiz

This September, we see the release of Professor Elemental and Jon Clark’s latest album. On their new album, Special School (which is also the group name they chose for themselves), we hear a true union of styles from two rap masters that spit out words with their rapid tommy-gun style. For those familiar with the […]

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Cosplay & Style

The Great New England Steampunk Exhibition Pictorial! (Part 2)

Posted  September 30, 2011  by  Kelley Griffin

As we are working to put up more footage up of The Great New England Steampunk Exhibition, check out our second pictorial of the con by Kelley Griffin. And you can find our first pictorial of TGNESE here! ***** All photos by Kelley Griffin. [nggallery id=47]

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Con Reports

Behind The Scenes: King Richard’s Faire

Posted  September 28, 2011  by  Kelley Griffin

King Richard’s Faire has been a staple of the New England Renaissance Fair tradition for the past thirty years. Renaissance fairs offer the perfect environment for kids and adults to immerse themselves in a fantasy world filled with villains, heroes, monsters and magic. There is no where else where you can shoot arrows, cross swords, […]

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Tech & Games

Avast! Ye Scurvy Post-apocalyptic, Time-skipping, Brass-fancier! — Reviewing Abney Park’s Airship Pirates

Posted  September 27, 2011  by  Matt Timmins

First Look Airship Pirates is a game of flying post-apocalyptic steampunk based on the music of the “quintessential steampunk band,” Abney Park. The game casts the player-characters as pirates plying the skies above a harsh wasteland in an Age-of-Sail-inspired airship. Like all games published by Cubicle 7 Entertainment, it boasts excellent production value: a good […]

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Tech & Games

Doomed Traveler – My 1st Impressions of Magic: The Gathering’s new set, INNISTRAD

Posted  September 27, 2011  by  Matt Timmins

I played Magic: the Gathering quite a lot back in college (I started right after the release of The Dark set), but then I drifted away from the game (somewhere around Visions).  A few months ago one of my college buddies found his old cards buried in his trunk.  This started a wave of nostalgia and […]

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Articles

The Stuff Report: PODCAST One

Posted  September 26, 2011  by  Sammy Pipeline

Some of you were wondering, “where in the world is Sammy Pipeline?” Well, he is starting his own podcast here at Nerd Caliber and this is the “intro” episode! Episode 1: Explanation

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Cosplay & Style

The Great New England Steampunk Exhibition Pictorial! (Part 1)

Posted  September 21, 2011  by  E. Ortiz

In this article, we present to you pictorials taken at The Great New England Steampunk Exhibition 2011 by two amazing individuals. The first portion was taken by the very talented artist and writer Shauna Leva. By the way, you can check out her personal review of the convention here! The second photographer, Josh Pegg, has […]

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Cosplay & Style

Dr. Grymm: Preview of 2011 STEAMPUNK BIZARRE EXHIBIT

Posted  September 20, 2011  by  E. Ortiz

The very talented Shauna Leva interviews Steampunk Maker, Dr. Grymm, about his latest inventions that were portrayed at The Great New England Steampunk Exhibition 2011. In this video, we talk to Dr. Grymm about what we should expect to see at the 2011 STEAMPUNK BIZARRE Exhibit this October through January 2012! The Steampunk Bizarre Exhibit […]

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Articles

The Comic Con Design Challenge: Your Art All Over NYCC!

Posted  September 20, 2011  by  E. Ortiz

Fancy having your own design featured at New York Comic Con? Of course you do, so you need to get your concentration hat on and read these words: Your task is to create your very own, highly original, comic book character. Superhero or villain. Splendidly powerful, embarrassingly weak, or just quite good at chess. Give […]

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Con Reports

Dragon*Con 2011: The Photography of Jessica Lilley (plus a review!)

Posted  September 14, 2011  by  E. Ortiz

Jessica Lilley is a fantastic artist and photographer from the lands of New England who ventured to this year’s Dragon*Con 2011! Also known as The Lady of The Graves, her pictures have an adventurous spirit attached to them, making her pictures tell you a story with a word count of over a thousand. Her Nerf […]

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TEMPEST: The Great New England Steampunk Exhibition Spotlight

Posted  September 14, 2011  by  E. Ortiz

The Great New England Steampunk Exhibition is coming up this weekend in Fitchburg, Massachusetts! It will be filled with masquerades, games, vaudeville shows and great musical acts like the uber-popular Abney Park! There will be a lot of popular panels that Retro-Futurists will enjoy, as well as new ones that I haven’t seen before, like […]

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Tech & Games

Reviewing the Flame Princess – Weird Fantasy Role-Playing: Grindhouse Edition

Posted  September 14, 2011  by  Matt Timmins

Lamentations of the Flame Princess: Weird Fantasy Role-Playing: Grindhouse Edition is a box set (a reoccurring trend I hope to see more of), complete with three books, ten very nice character sheets, and a full set of tiny dice. All three books have useful charts on their back covers and feature thematic and evocative art […]

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Con Reports

Anime Festival Orlando 2011: Review and Pictorial

Posted  September 14, 2011  by  Kenneth Davis

Anime Festival Orlando has been a con I’ve been putting off for some time. Having been to every major Florida con except AFO, I felt some sort of obligation to go at least once. Oddly enough, it was suppose to be my first convention several years ago until plans for it fell through. Now, having […]

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