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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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Friday Gallery From The First AnimeNYC by Adam Etheridge

Posted  November 27, 2017  by  Adam Etheridge

Anime NYC, a creation of LeftField Media, held its inaugural show at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City on Nov. 17-19. There was no lack of competition, with at least four other comic and anime related events being held in the NY/NJ/PA area on the same weekend. Despite this, Anime NYC […]

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Con Reports

Final RICC 2017 Cosplay Gallery by FirstPerson Shooter!

Posted  November 27, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

This is the last cosplay gallery from me from Rhode Island Comic Con 2017. But it won’t be the last content from the chilly convention, as we have some more coming from Zephyrlynk Productions. Among the cosplayers in this gallery are Muin + Staers Cosplay, irl_genji, BNHPhotography, geekyacosplay, geekyjcosplay, marvelchick96, loki_dark_world, Super Savage, Mini Mal Cosplay, Maid of Malice, The CosBae Dolls, Magical Warriors Cosplay, […]

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Third Sunday RICC 2017 Cosplay Gallery by FirstPerson Shooter!

Posted  November 26, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

The third gallery from Sunday at Rhode Island Comic Con 2017 includes some of the most daring costumes of the weekend — and I definitely include in that list the hairy-chested male Wonder Woman. In this gallery are cosplayers NivMizzle Cosplay, dollfacesabrina, pernicious.pen, Closet Geekery, Timberwolf Cosplay, cinnarust_studio, CiaoBirdie Cosplay, Brandon the Shapeshifter, GeezAlize Cosplay, Chris Doherty Quest For Screen Accuracy, ladycorvid.cosplay, Vasilichia Designs, Franco Films, Lucky Grim Creative, Disney Princess […]

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Second Sunday RICC 2017 Cosplay Gallery by FirstPerson Shooter!

Posted  November 25, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Sunday at Rhode Island Comic Con 2017 was a little warmer than Saturday, but not by much. However the ticket lines that ran down the sidewalk outside the Rhode Island Convention Center were smaller and moved faster than the previous day. Cosplayers in this second of two galleries from Sunday include LadyJ_Cosplay, Big Daddy Cosplay, Mr.Cosplay, highmaharajahcosplay, kittycatcosplays, 9RealmsCosplay, Kaylaina Cosplay, missmollythelibrarian13, shadowtinkcosplay, LenaKali Cosplay?, and many […]

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First Sunday RICC 2017 Cosplay Gallery by FirstPerson Shooter!

Posted  November 24, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Sunday was less crowded at Rhode Island Comic Con 2017, as is usual with any convention. But it still drew plenty of cosplayers, since the cosplay contest was that day, not Saturday. Among the cosplayers in this first of four galleries from Sunday are brandon.e52, Multitudes Cosplay, Not Quite Done Yet Cosplay, loki_dark_world, Brandon the Shapeshifter, morenafantasie, Momochi Cosplays, Turnfolio Cosplay, ArmariaSeole Cosplay, Maverick Dad Cosplay, Olivia Kitt […]

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See Ep. 1 of the New Series Knightfall at a Boston Theater – FREE!

Posted  November 24, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Riding the success of its original scripted historical drama Vikings, the History Channel is introducing a series about the Knights Templar and the search for the lost Holy Grail. You can see the first episode on the big screen … for free! That’s right, you can attend a special advance screening of the first episode […]

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RICC Feature Photo Set with GiveWave Studios

Posted  November 23, 2017  by  Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Next up in our Rhode Island Comic Con 2017 Feature Photo sets is Castro of GiveWave Studios and his amazing Vulture cosplay. Castro is a blast to work with, and we always get fun, dynamic shots. Like all of his cosplays, Vulture is dead-on, faithfully reproducing the iconic look from Spider-Man: Homecoming. Castro once again proves his […]

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RICC Feature Photo Set with Mink the Satyr

Posted  November 21, 2017  by  Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Our first feature set from Rhode Island Comic Con 2017 is with Mink the Satyr Cosplay. Mink is one of those people: We’ve only really known each other for about a year, but it seems like we’ve been friends for ages. So we jumped at the opportunity to spend an hour doing a feature photo […]

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Saturday RICC 2017 Cosplay Gallery by ZephyrLynk Productions!

Posted  November 20, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Jake from Zephyrlynk Productions showed up pretty early on Saturday of Rhode Island Comic Con considering the crazy long line. He wandered the halls while I was in the comfy chair lounge and  Gregg of Wonderllama Photography was shooting featured sets (which will be posted after the galleries). Along with video, Jake grabbed this gallery of the cool cosplayers at […]

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Final Saturday RICC 2017 Cosplay Gallery by FirstPerson Shooter!

Posted  November 18, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Even though the Dealer Room shut down at 7 p.m. on Saturday at Rhode Island Comic Con, there were still plenty of outstanding cosplayers wandering the halls, either checking out panels or waiting for the after-party. In this last gallery by me from Saturday are cosplayers Super Wolf Cosplay, Jax Adele, scuba_cosplay, ProxyLeaf Cosplays, White Fang Cosplay, The CosBae Dolls, Azura […]

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Fourth Saturday RICC 2017 Cosplay Gallery by FirstPerson Shooter!

Posted  November 17, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

As the afternoon wore on Saturday at Rhode Island Comic Con the sky got darker and the crowds got a bit smaller. But there were plenty of cosplayers still about and I managed to get plenty of photos. Among the cosplayers in this gallery are blackdiamondcosplay, Prime Cosplay and Photography, AE Cosplay, deadlynightshadecosplay, SBG Cosplay, Crimson Knight Cosplay, LadyJ_Cosplay, Big Daddy Cosplay, GiveWave Studios, HappyAcorn Cosplay, Blue Electra […]

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Third Saturday RICC 2017 Cosplay Gallery by FirstPerson Shooter!

Posted  November 16, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Because Rhode Island Comic Con has always been held in November, the amount of time for available light is pretty short compared to many conventions. Luckily, since I was bouncing a flash off the back wall of the mezzanine area where I was holed up, all that changed was the amount of back lighting. In this third […]

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Second Saturday RICC 2017 Cosplay Gallery by FirstPerson Shooter!

Posted  November 16, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Despite the sub-freezing temperatures outside, Rhode Island Comic Con this year drew huge crowds again, which means plenty of photos of cosplayers. This is the second gallery out of five from Saturday alone, by me. And it looks like I will have four galleries from Sunday. Add to that a couple galleries each by Wonderllama Photography and Zephyrlynk […]

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Friday RICC 2017 Cosplay Gallery by ZephyrLynk Productions!

Posted  November 15, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Our third photographer at Rhode Island Comic Con was Jake from State Farm Zephyrlynk Productions. He was roaming the halls Friday while Gregg of Wonderllama Photography did his best imitation of me by sitting in the mezzanine level comfy seating and letting people come to him. Jake captured images of cosplayers as they wandered the halls and the […]

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Whedon Saves the DCEU With Justice league

Posted  November 15, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

The latest movie in the DC Warner Bros canon is better by an unmeasurable stretch than Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. It’s even better than Wonder Woman, the high-water mark for DC films in the new Extended Universe. Credit for the quality of Justice League as a superhero movie can be laid at the […]

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