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Atomic Blonde Drops Kilotons of Action and Style

Posted July 27, 2017 by Byron D. Zero

I consider myself to be something of a connoisseur when it comes to action films, having grown up in the Commando/Rambo era. And along comes a film that manages to titillate my palette for all the things that I love about the action genre, Atomic Blonde starring Charlize Theron and directed by David Leitch. Based […]

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Valerian Shows Besson Is Missing An Element Or Two

Posted July 21, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is full of amazing space opera science fiction concepts, all beautifully realized in gorgeous imagery and dazzling color —  wrapped around a weak script, lame dialogue and two leads that have less chemistry than the 12-and-up science set I got as a kid. I really wanted this […]

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Your Chance To See ‘Valerian’ In Boston For Free!

Posted July 12, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Do you want tickets to go to an early screening of Valerian And The City of a Thousand Planets, director Luc Besson’s spiritual successor to The Fifth Element? Click on the link at the bottom to get a chance at a pair of free tickets to a showing in Boston at 7 p.m. on July 19! […]

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Spider-Man: Homecoming Weaves a Near-Perfect Web

Posted July 11, 2017 by Luis Correa

I went into the screening of Spider-Man: Homecoming with a lot of hope and some trepidation. I wasn’t an entirely huge fan of the previous movies for a lot of different reasons. The trailers, the casting, the constant reminders of Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man being in the new movie left me wondering if […]

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Koi Fish Asylum as Injustice Harley Quinn!

Posted July 6, 2017 by Rodney Brown

The second photo shoot of the Harley Quinn cosplayers we filmed for an episode in our irregular YouTube series Behind the Seams is the amazing Koi Fish Asylum. The show features Lucky Grim Creative interviewing cosplayers about various aspects of their craft and hobby, and this time around it was an interview with a pair of Harley Quinn cosplayers on the 25th anniversary of the […]

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Celebrate America’s Independence Day With Wonder Woman

Posted July 4, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Since this is her year, what with the smashing success of the movie Wonder Woman, I decided that a retrospective of one of the best characters to wear the red, white and blue would be a great way to celebrate the 4th of July. The more than 100 images in this gallery are from just […]

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Deadlysymmetry as Arkham City Harley Quinn!

Posted June 27, 2017 by Rodney Brown

A few weekends ago we filmed another episode in our irregular YouTube series Behind the Seams. The show features Lucky Grim Creative interviewing cosplayers about various aspects of their craft and hobby. This time around it was an interview with a pair of Harley Quinn cosplayers on the 25th anniversary of the first appearance of […]

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MomoCon 2017 Cosplay Gallery 1 by Bentpic5

Posted May 29, 2017 by Bentpic5

MomoCon 2017 was held this Memorial Day weekend at the Georgia World Congress Center in downtown Atlanta. This was MomoCon’s third year at the GWCC and it’s third year running as a four-day convention. If you went last year and compared the exhibit halls, you could see right away how much more games, guests, and […]

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Injustice 2 is a Wonderful Sequel

Posted May 28, 2017 by JIbrii Ransom

I’ve been waiting for Injustice 2 to come out. And I am happy to say it didn’t disappoint. I mean how could it? NetherRealm Studios has been on a roll in terms of the last several fighting game titles, such as Mortal Kombat 9, Injustice: Gods Among Us, and Mortal Kombat X. With each title […]

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Wonder Woman on Themyscira by Amazon Princess

Posted May 22, 2017 by Rodney Brown

During our free photo shoot week-long event on Cape Cod to promote the Cosplay And Photography Expo, I got the chance to photograph the beautiful and statuesque Amazon Princess on a beach bluff during the morning Golden Hour. While it had been in the mid-80s the day before at the Southfleet Motor Inn where we were […]

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Free Comic Book Day 2017 at Double Midnight, Part 3

Posted May 11, 2017 by Rodney Brown

The sun finally came out in time for our last gallery from Free Comic Book Day at Double Midnight Comics in Manchester, NH. We also started seeing more activity around our giveaway for a night’s stay at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites in Nashua, NH, the home of this year’s Cosplay And Photography Expo. The winner will […]

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Free Comic Book Day 2017 at Double Midnight, Part 2

Posted May 9, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Free Comic Book Day at Double Midnight Comics in Manchester, NH, saw some pretty heavy rain at times, but also big crowds of comic book fans and cosplayers. During the event we held a giveaway for a night’s stay at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites in Nashua, NH, the home of this year’s Cosplay And Photography Expo. […]

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Free Comic Book Day 2017 at Double Midnight, Part 1

Posted May 8, 2017 by Rodney Brown

This past Saturday’s Free Comic Book Day at Double Midnight Comics in Manchester, NH, was not quite as well attended as previous years due to rainy weather. That said, the store set another record for people lining up to get the first-in-line prizes — the first person settled in Thursday evening. Even with the rain, we managed to […]

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Guardians Sequel: Rare Improvement To A Great Movie

Posted May 3, 2017 by Byron D. Zero

In the MCU’s first foray of 2017, we are given a sequel to one of the cinematic powerhouse’s biggest sleeper hits, Guardians of the Galaxy. Following in the tradition of (at least most) Marvel Cinematic Universe sequels, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 builds off significantly from its predecessors, with a stronger story, lots of […]

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C2E2 2017 Sunday Gallery by Shiki Stitches

Posted May 3, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Sunday was the last day at C2E2 in Chicago , so the number of cosplayers was down from the previous days, but the quality was still top notch. This last of three galleries from the convention by Shiki Stitches include cosplayers Zombreexwx, Grimbee Cosplay, James T. Wulfgar – The Midwest MacGyver, and many others. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads the […]

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C2E2 2017 Saturday Gallery by Shiki Stitches

Posted May 2, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Day 2 at C2E2 in Chicago saw many more excellent cosplayers showing off their talent. In this second of three galleries from the convention by Shiki Stitches are cosplayers Flynn Props, Foamsmeef, and more. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads the images, you will see the Forward and Back navigation arrows above the image, in case you want to scroll faster […]

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Will Marvel’s ‘Legacy’ Event Bring Its Groove Back?

Posted April 23, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Marvel announced more information about it’s Fall event called “Legacy.” The gist is that it seems to be correcting the off-course moves of the past few years, including returning to the numbering of issues from before it restarted at No. 1 for those titles that got that change starting in the “All-New” campaign. The news […]

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Iron Fist Is The Weak Link in Marvel’s Chain, But Not A Break

Posted March 18, 2017 by Rodney Brown

First, let’s answer a couple of questions. Is Iron Fist as bad as many critics say? No, it isn’t. Are the critics correct about the problems? Yes, but those problems don’t affect the overall quality of the show nearly as much as many critics contend. Below is my spoiler-free review. I will talk in generalities […]

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Kami-Con 2017 Cosplay Gallery by Bentpic5

Posted January 30, 2017 by Bentpic5

This past Saturday, I was able to attend Kami-Con. For those who might not know, Kami-Con is a 3-day convention that celebrates Japanese culture, geek culture, anime and manga, cosplay, tabletop and video gaming, and much more. It was their 9th year running, with it being the 5th year held at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex located in […]

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Bombshell Black Canary Feature Set of Kayola Crayon

Posted December 28, 2016 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Our second feature set from the Omni Hotel rotunda during Rhode Island ComicCon 2016 features the lovely and talented Kayola Crayon Cosplay as D.C.’s Bombshell Black Canary. This was an ideal location to shoot the glamorous, slightly risqué, pinup bombshell. High-res images for sale! If you are pictured in any of our galleries and want the high resolution download for yourself, […]

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1950s Emma Frost Feature Set of Ashley Chantilly

Posted December 26, 2016 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Crowded spaces and terrible lighting can make photoshoots at conventions tricky. Fortunately, at Rhode Island Comic Con 2016, the rotunda at the adjacent Omni Hotel turned out to be a great spot to take several feature shoots. The warm colors and funky interior design lent itself to glamour-inspired shoots with some gorgeous cosplayers. First up: Ashley Chantilly‘s incredible […]

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Marvel-ous Ladies of Marvel at DragonCon, Part 2

Posted December 19, 2016 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

The first Marvel-ous Ladies of Marvel gallery introduced haute couture heroines She-Hulk, Lady Loki and Lady Thor. Up next in our second gallery from DragonCon 2016: Desiree Cosplay as Emma Frost; RX Queen Costuming as X-23; and Lorelei Winter Cosplay as Spider-Gwen. The group was organized by Galacticat Cosplay, who appears in the first gallery as She-Hulk. Stay tuned for the third and final gallery […]

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Marvel-ous Ladies of Marvel at DragonCon, Part 1

Posted December 17, 2016 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

As we head into the cold, dark winter season, it’s the perfect time to bring a another reminder of summer, this time from DragonCon. 2016 was another amazing DragonCon experience. I shot some spectacular cosplays at the enormous Fallout shoot, met some talented photographers, and connected with old friends and new from around the country. […]

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Summer in Winter: Phoenix Bikini Cosplay!

Posted December 16, 2016 by Rodney Brown

It’s damn cold here in New England, so what better way to warm things up than with a bikini photo set of Phoenix — a character who can cause suns to explode? Back in 2015 I met the multi-talented and gorgeous Jessica Mercy at a state park in Massachusetts to recreate the classic images of Jean […]

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Third Sunday RICC 2016 Gallery by FPS

Posted November 26, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Our third Sunday RICC 2016 gallery from the recent Rhode Island Comic Con is the last from me this year. But stay tuned for featured sets and videos coming up throughout the rest of the year. This gallery includes cosplayers Erin Rose Actor, GiveWave Studios, Elyssa B’s Cosplay, Everyone’s Hero Cosplay, Captain Kaycee Cosplay, AkaneSaotome Cosplay, Prime Cosplay And Photography, Cosplayer of Earth-603, wond3r_w0man, Scarlet SpyderQueen, and […]

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Rat Queens Returns To Ass-Kicking This Spring!

Posted November 18, 2016 by Frida Gurewitz

According to a release from Image Comics, the popular and profane comic series Rat Queens returns to regular issues beginning in March 2017. The release characterizes it as a “soft-reboot” which restarts the numbering at VOL. 2, #1. Returning to the town of Palisade is the core team of Betty, Violet, Dee and Hannah, and they are […]

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‘Rat Queens’ #11 Fun, Despite Jarring Artist Change

Posted October 28, 2016 by Frida Gurewitz

I was a lady raised on Dungeons & Dragons. My family and a gaggle of misfit friends used to get together around the dinner table every Sunday, clean out our cupboards and play. Ending the week with being an elven sorceress with a black cat familiar named Leah was comforting. Reading Image Comics’ Rat Queens […]

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NYCC 2016 First Saturday Gallery, FirstPerson Shooter

Posted October 18, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Now we present the NYCC 2016 first Saturday gallery with photos of cosplayers from New York Comic Con, held two weekends ago at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. There will be three galleries by me from Saturday in total, along with galleries from Adam Etheridge and featured sets from Gregg Wonderllama Photography Snider. Among the cosplayers in this […]

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Adam Etheridge Second Friday Gallery, NYCC 2016

Posted October 15, 2016 by Rodney Brown

We now present the Adam Etheridge second Friday gallery from New York Comic Con. While I was inside taking photos of cosplayers near the Starbucks seating area, Adam was either on the show floor or outside in the delivery tunnel also grabbing photos of cosplayers. In this gallery are Kristen Hughey, Danny Lantern Cosplay, Axillia Cosplay, Uncanny Megan, YuffieBunny, ShazuHime, Carol Ivy […]

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Adam Etheridge First Friday Gallery, NYCC 2016

Posted October 14, 2016 by Rodney Brown

While I was inside taking photos of cosplayers near the Starbucks seating area, we also had people either in the show floor or outside in the delivery tunnel also grabbing photos of cosplayers. Here we have the Adam Etheridge first Friday gallery from New York Comic Con. Among the cosplayers in this gallery is one of the biggest hits of […]

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NYCC 2016 Second Friday Gallery, FirstPerson Shooter

Posted October 13, 2016 by Rodney Brown

We now have the NYCC 2016 second Friday gallery with photos of cosplayers from this past weekend’s New York Comic Con. In this gallery are cosplayers M. Mischief Cosplay, Aralyn Scarlett (the incredible Hecarim), Sydney Marie Cosplay, Cap America ECA, Ash Mayzler, Thatgearsguy, Avarent Cosplay, LinRei Cosplay, MISSISSIPPI, Carol Ivy Rose, and many more. There will be at least six more […]

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GraniteCon Gallery 7 – Sunday 2016 Cosplay Photos

Posted October 6, 2016 by Rodney Brown

This GraniteCon Gallery 7 is the next to last from Sunday at Granite State Comic Con. But the last gallery will have to wait for a few days. While I was moderating a Cosplay Photography panel with Benn of Robbins Studios Photography and Fine Art and cosplayer Danielle Beaulieu, Gregg Wonderllama Photography Snider filled in for me. But […]

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GraniteCon Gallery 6 – Sunday 2016 Cosplay Photos

Posted October 5, 2016 by Rodney Brown

We continue our Sunday photo coverage of Granite State Comic Con with GraniteCon Gallery 6 and the photos that were taken in the studio setup we had in the Armory building attached to the Radisson hotel in Manchester, NH. The first Sunday gallery is here, while the first of four galleries from Saturday can be found here, the second set can […]

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GraniteCon Gallery 5 – Sunday 2016 Cosplay Photos

Posted October 3, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Starting our Sunday photo coverage of Granite State Comic Con is GraniteCon Gallery 5. All photos were taken in the studio setup we had in the Armory building attached to the Radisson hotel in Manchester, NH. On Sunday we had extra space, as a big spot opened up in our row and Chris and the folks at Autism Speaks and […]

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Luke Cage On Netflix Has New England Roots

Posted October 2, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The new Netflix series Luke Cage debuted Friday, Sept. 30, and it continues the tradition of the streaming network knocking it out of the park with Marvel characters. But this article isn’t a review — that spoiler-free opinion piece will come later. No, in this article I will point out how I came to realize […]

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GraniteCon Gallery 4 – Saturday 2016 Cosplay Photos

Posted September 28, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The final group of photos shot Saturday of Granite State Comic Con at the studio setup we had in the Armory building attached to the Radisson hotel in Manchester, NH, is GraniteCon Gallery 4. The first of four from just Saturday can be found here, the second set can be found here, and the third here. Shout out to […]

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Lavender Nightshade Cosplay CAPE Beach Free Shoot Day

Posted September 16, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Second up is the Lavender Nightshade Cosplay CAPE swimsuit shoot from our Cosplay And Photography Expo Beach Free Shoot Day, held on Labor Day Weekend. Although to be fair, the swimsuit version of the DC character Enchantress, as seen in  the movie Suicide Squad, isn’t much different from this bikini version. We invited cosplayers and photographers to […]

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Final Boston Comic Con 2016 Cosplay Gallery

Posted August 30, 2016 by Rodney Brown

It had to happen — we have reached the final Boston Comic Con 2016 gallery of outstanding cosplayers. The convention that has moved around from facility to facility over it’s lifetime — famously having to relocate from the Hynes Convention Center to the Seaport World Trade Center in 2013 due to the Boston Marathon Bombing. Now it […]

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BCC 2016 Cosplay Gallery 3 From Sunday

Posted August 29, 2016 by Rodney Brown

We are now up to the BCC 2016 cosplay gallery 3 from the last day of the convention. This was the day that rumors really became solid that Boston’s largest comic book convention had been sold to the parent company of Fan Expo. Cosplayers in this gallery include Serena Cosplay, J. Warford, Ember Jay Cosplay, GeezAlize Cosplay, Chris […]

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2nd Boston Comic Con 2016 Sunday Cosplay Gallery

Posted August 27, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The 2nd Boston Comic Con 2016 Sunday gallery bring us up to mid-day at our studio area in the Cos-Space, a room specifically focused on cosplay vendors and local cosplay guests, along with the registration area for the Costume Contest, and the cosplay repair station. Cosplayers in this gallery include Brandon the Shapeshifter, Lou Two-Twelve Cosplay, Random Raul, EllyStar Cosplay, Carley […]

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Sunday BCC 2016 Cosplay Gallery Part 1

Posted August 25, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The first Sunday BCC 2016 cosplay gallery starts of our photo coverage of the last day of the convention. It was also the day of the Costume Contest, so there are some outstanding cosplays in these next four galleries.  These photos were taken in the Cos-Space, an area specifically focused on cosplay vendors and local cosplay guests, along […]

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1st Saturday Gallery From Boston Comic Con 2016

Posted August 19, 2016 by Rodney Brown

It’s World Photo Day, so what better day to start the the next day’s photos from Boston Comic Con with the 1st Saturday gallery of six. The photos were taken in a new area dedicated specifically for cosplay vendors and local cosplay guests, along with the registration area for the Costume Contest, and the cosplay repair station, called […]

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Third Friday Cosplay Gallery From BCC 2016

Posted August 18, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The third Friday cosplay gallery from BCC wraps up the shots from that day. The photos were taken in a dedicated area specifically focused on cosplay vendors and local cosplay guests, along with the registration area for the Costume Contest, and the cosplay repair station. This room, called the Cos-Space, was where we were set up with […]

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Friday BCC 2016 Cosplay Gallery Part 2

Posted August 17, 2016 by Rodney Brown

This year, Boston Comic Con experimented with setting aside a dedicated area specifically focused on cosplay vendors and local cosplay guests, along with the registration area for the Costume Contest, and the cosplay repair station. This room, called the Cos-Space, was where we were set up with a backdrop from the convention and our studio lights. The […]

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BCC 2016 Friday Cosplay Gallery Part 1

Posted August 16, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Boston Comic Con has come and gone (in more ways than one) and we have the start of probably close to a dozen photo galleries, with this first one from BCC 2016 Friday. In this gallery are Dollilicious, Lady Cels, Brandon the Shapeshifter, Sidekicker Cosplay, Harley Bean Cosplay and ConThem Cosplay, Everyone’s Hero Cosplay and […]

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The Red Skull Campaigns At A Donald Trump Rally

Posted August 11, 2016 by E. Ortiz

Cosplayer Slade Wilson had an idea. Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump was speaking at a rally in Portland, Maine, in early August 2016. He knew there would be protesters and supporters and wondered what would happen if one of Marvel’s evilest villains made an appearance. “I have cosplayed as the Red Skull in the  past […]

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Hijabi Hooligan Cosplay On Cosplaying Cap

Posted August 9, 2016 by E. Ortiz

Many of us growing up have looked up to the Marvel Comics’ character Captain America as a hero we all wanted to be, and that applies especially to me. To that end, meet Dania, whose actions would make Steve Rogers proud. Dania goes by Hijabi Hooligan Cosplay and right now she is using the fame she […]

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The Incredibly Biased Suicide Squad Review

Posted August 5, 2016 by Luis Correa

Plenty of gratuitous (directly or indirectly) butt shots of Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) peppered the screen as introspective, multi-faceted characters bantered and bonded amongst a not-so-empty cityscape. OK, now that I paid lip service to that controversy, I can officially begin to share my opinion about a technicolor dream of a movie named Suicide Squad […]

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Zombie Cosplay Gallery By Wonderllama Photography

Posted August 3, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Our second gallery from Walker Stalker Boston convention this year is by our Assistant Editor Gregg “Wonderllama Photography” Snider. Gregg did more wandering than I did and captured some attendees and staffers in “The Walking Dead Experience” area. He also managed to time it just right to get photos of MicroKitty Cosplay as Elvira with the Mistress of […]

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Suicide Squad Will Leave You Wanting To Live

Posted August 2, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Well, at least for 15-plus months until Justice League comes out. In just a few Easter Eggs and quick appearances out of 2 hours and 10 minutes of movie, David Ayer has created a better lead-in to Nov. 2017’s Justice League than 3 hours of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. And that says almost […]

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