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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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Gaming News

God of War Drops Into Land of the Midnight Sun

Posted July 19, 2017 by JIbrii Ransom

We just can’t seem to keep this demi-god down for the count can we? Returning to the PS4 sometime this year is our favorite god-killing anti-hero. Kratos will be back in the newest addition to the God of War series, called … God of War. However there is a bit of difference. It’s a little […]

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Anime-Manga

ConnectiCon 2017 Cosplay Gallery by Crash: The Photos!

Posted July 16, 2017 by Luis Correa

Whatever else may be said about ConnectiCon, the Hartford convention now in its 15th year always draws excellent cosplayers and outstanding costumes. If you are interested in the “whatever else” check out my write-up of my experiences this year. But if you are here for great images of great cosplay, scroll down. Also, trigger warning, there’s […]

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Con Reports

ConnectiCon Continues To Try To Ruin Its Own Fun

Posted July 13, 2017 by Luis Correa

Perception is a very important thing when writing opinions about something like a convention and often it’s best to attempt some sort of critical thinking when diving into an opinion article about a convention you’ve attended. I’d like to preface this with stating that I’ve been an avid ConnectiCon attendee almost since it’s inception. It’s […]

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Comic Books

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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Nerd Culture

Netflix Castlevania Series Is Mostly Bloody Good Fun

Posted July 10, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Last week Netflix premiered Castlevania, a very good animated movie that it disguised as an animated series. Only four episodes long, it is essentially a two-hour animated film, chopped up into easily bingeable slices. And that is one of Castlevania‘s few real weaknesses. Based on the 1989 Konami game Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse, the Netflix series is […]

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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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MASSive Comic Con 2017 Part 4, Wonderllama Photo

Posted July 3, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Our final gallery from MASSive Comic Con is the second from Sunday, shot by our Associate Editor Gregg Snider, also known as Wonderllama Photography. Among the cosplayers in this set are Everyone’s Hero Cosplay, Nessie Ness Cosplays, Steampunk Snowdrop, Blade Mistress Cosplay, Chronic Mermaid Cosplay, Carley Winn Cosplay, Colen P Cosplay, Little Creeper Cosplay, The Immortal Star-Lord, Penny Lane Cosplay, AE Cosplay, CT’s White Knight, The Uncontrollable Iron […]

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MASSive Comic Con 2017 Part 3, Wonderllama Photo

Posted July 2, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Sunday at  MASSive Comic Con in Worcester, my replacement was Wonderllama Photography, our Associate Editor Gregg Snider. Gregg is also multi-talented and over-qualified — an IT admin, a real estate and event photographer, a professional musician, and a very creative cosplayer. Since he filled in the whole day we have two galleries from Gregg. In this first set […]

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MASSive Comic Con 2017 Part 2, Robbins Studio

Posted July 1, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Friday night before MASSive Comic Con in Worcester, Benn of Robbins Studios drove up from the South Shore to Marblehead to pick up all my portable studio gear, and he set it up Saturday morning. He had the first shift of the weekend as the way overqualified replacement for me, and went over and above to help out. Benn and […]

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Movies

Despicable Me 3 Delivers Too Familiar Fun

Posted June 30, 2017 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Despicable Me 3 is one of those movies that is both really easy and really challenging to review. Easy, because it doesn’t require any deep, insightful analysis or tiptoeing around spoilers; challenging, because how much new is there to say about the third installment (fourth, if you include 2015’s Minions) in a franchise that relies […]

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MASSive Comic Con 2017 Part 1, Vander the Generalist

Posted June 29, 2017 by Rodney Brown

For this third year of MASSive Comic Con in Worcester I couldn’t attend, so a roster of excellent photographers filled in, all three of them using exactly the same lighting and backdrop from my equipment. First up are the shots taken Saturday afternoon by Vander the Generalist. Vinny is a professional photographer who shoots the usual roster of […]

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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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Anime-Manga

AnimeNEXT 2017 Cosplay Gallery, Saturday Part 2

Posted June 26, 2017 by Rodney Brown

We have more than 100 images of awesome cosplayers in the second of two galleries from Saturday at AnimeNEXT 2017. Adam Etheridge again went back to one of his favorite cons, held at the Atlantic City Convention Center since 2016. Among the cosplayers in this set are Dani Grace Cosplay, Galactic Edge Cosplay, Wicked Lady Cosplay, Misa Lynn CLP, […]

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AnimeNEXT 2017 Cosplay Gallery, Saturday Part 1

Posted June 25, 2017 by Rodney Brown

The second day of AnimeNEXT 2017 brought Adam Etheridge back to the Atlantic City Convention Center, the home to the convention since 2016, when it moved from its long-time home in Somerset, NJ. Cosplayers in this first of two galleries from Saturday include Flowithit Cosplay, Dina Dear Cosplay, Patricia Dawn cosplay, Ezerath Designs, and many others. Photo […]

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AnimeNEXT 2017 Cosplay Gallery, Friday Part 2

Posted June 24, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Our second gallery by Adam Etheridge from AnimeNEXT includes cosplayers Ichigei Cosplay, Miu Squared, and many 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 than the preset. And to see the entire gallery as thumbnails, click on the […]

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AnimeNEXT 2017 Cosplay Gallery, Friday Part 1

Posted June 23, 2017 by Rodney Brown

By all accounts, AnimeNEXT has grown quite a bit in its second year at the Atlantic City Convention Center. In 2016 the convention moved from its previous home in Somerset, NJ, to the land of the Boardwalk Empire. As he has for years, our Mid-Atlantic man on the scene Adam Etheridge went for us and brought back […]

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Boston Bee Cosplay as Bunny Spider-Gwen

Posted June 22, 2017 by Rodney Brown

While I didn’t get many chances to do featured photo shoot sets during ComiCONN, I knew I had to get at least one with the bright lights of the Foxwoods Resort Casino — its new home — in the background. Luckily, Boston Bee Cosplay had plans to wear a bunny suit version of Spider-Gwen mid-day […]

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Transformers: The Last Knight Needs to Be a Prophetic Title

Posted June 21, 2017 by Byron D. Zero

Michael Bay is back, and he brought his bag of tricks with him for the fifth installment of the (seemingly never ending) saga of the robots in disguise. Does Transformers: The Last Knight bring anything new to the table? Short answer is no, but here’s my analysis. The Last Knight takes place not too long […]

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ComiCONN 2017 Gallery, Sunday Part 2

Posted June 20, 2017 by Rodney Brown

We wrap up our hall shots coverage from ComiCONN, held for the first time at Foxwoods Resort Casino, with the second gallery from Sunday. To read all about how the first year back under the old name and in the new spot went check out my review. Cosplayers in this set include Anastasia Grace Cosplay, Just Saiyan Cosplay, Alie_Lynn, […]

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ComiCONN 2017 Gallery, Sunday Part 1

Posted June 19, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Sunday at ComiCONN, held at Foxwoods Resort Casino, was just almost as busy as Saturday, and I almost have enough photos for three galleries, but I will post two sets with over 100 images each. Among the coplayers in this first gallery are Zombie Leader, Khepera Cosplay, Kati Coe, T Wylie’s Misfit Toys, Bombeii Cosplay and Photography, Kairos Malificus Cosplay, Cosplay […]

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Gaming Reviews & Culture

Rabbit Story Bounds From Simple Concept to Complex Game

Posted June 16, 2017 by Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! Today we’re taking a journey into an unusual world of friendship, emotions and carrots — in Rabbit Story. Created by Viacheslav Bushuev, Rabbit Story is a point-and-click adventure told through a cast of talking animals. You play as Rabbit, a bunny who just missed his best friend Kitty’s birthday. You want […]

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ComiCONN 2017 Gallery, Saturday Part 3

Posted June 16, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Saturday at ComiCONN, held at Foxwoods Resort Casino, was busy enough for me to get three good-sized galleries of photos, and we are up to gallery three. This gallery has cosplayers Cares O-Lot Cosplay, Everyone’s Hero Cosplay, Quinnjob Cosplay, Zombie Leader, Glamazon_Painforest_Cosplay, AE Cosplay, Iron Hills Forge, and lots more. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads the images, […]

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ComiCONN 2017 Gallery, Saturday Part 2

Posted June 15, 2017 by Rodney Brown

The second of the three galleries from Saturday of ComiCONN, held at Foxwoods Resort Casino, continues with shots taken inside the dealer room show floor. It also continues my struggle of using my new Flashpoint Zoom speedlite with a small box diffuser. The results don’t look much different than shooting straight on with the flash. In […]

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ComiCONN 2017 Gallery, Saturday Part 1

Posted June 14, 2017 by Rodney Brown

The Connecticut convention ComiCONN has taken back it’s old name and moved into some new digs, the expansive Foxwoods Resort Casino. You can read all about how the first year back under the old name and in the new spot went in my review. But this article starts our photo coverage with the first of three sets […]

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ComiCONN: A Foxwoods First For Both of Us

Posted June 13, 2017 by Rodney Brown

The storied Connecticut convention ComiCONN has returned to its original name and moved into the convention facilities at Foxwoods Resort Casino this past weekend. It was the first time at its new location, and the first time I had ever been into a casino. Before I get into what worked and what didn’t, allow me to […]

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Adam Etheridge Wizard World Philly 2017 Gallery 4

Posted June 13, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Our last gallery by Adam Etheridge from Wizard World Philadelphia is from Sunday. The shortest of the three days, Adam still managed to get a bunch of quality photos, not only of cosplayers but also Famke Janssen and Jesse Eisenberg. Among the cosplayers in this Sunday set are Planet Ruby, Dayners, PhillyCosplay, Ms. Manda Cosplay, Selina MooneCosplay, and many […]

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Adam Etheridge Wizard World Philly 2017 Gallery 3

Posted June 12, 2017 by Rodney Brown

In the second of two sets that Adam Etheridge shot on Saturday at Wizard World Philadelphia we not only have a slew of excellent cosplayers, but also celebrities Sean Gunn and Jon Heder. Cosplayers in the gallery include emokingmiles, LadyJ_Cosplay, Phoenix Rising Cosplay, Ivy Doomkitty, Brit Bliss, Danni Darling Cosplay, Soni Aralynn, Dayners, Starlight Goddess Cosplay, Xxfruitcakexx, Cosplay Jesus, and many […]

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Adam Etheridge Wizard World Philly 2017 Gallery 2

Posted June 11, 2017 by Rodney Brown

We now have the first of two sets that Adam Etheridge shot on Saturday at Wizard World Philadelphia. Among the cosplayers in this first set from Saturday are Ms. Manda Cosplay, Girl Who Waited, Jessica Grey, Harley Frances, and many others. Oh, and Gene Simmons and Chuck Norris. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads the images, you will […]

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Adam Etheridge Wizard World Philly 2017 Gallery 1

Posted June 9, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Once again Adam Etheridge, our main photographer in the Mid-Atlantic region, covered Wizard World Philadelphia for us, and got enough shots for four galleries from the entire weekend. While the new crowd policies by WW Philly meant very restricted access to the hallways and natural light, Adam managed to find good shooting spots on the show floor. Cosplayers in […]

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The Mummy: Universal’s Dark Universe Starts With No Big Bang

Posted June 8, 2017 by Byron D. Zero

One of the first entries of the summer blockbuster season of 2017, The Mummy offers us a tale lacking in inspiration in a multitude of facets. Directed by Alex Kurtzman (in only his second time filling the chair), this is Universal’s first attempt to cash in on the popularity of an extended cinematic universe (because […]

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Wizard World Philly 2017 Gallery 3 by FirstPerson Shooter

Posted June 6, 2017 by Rodney Brown

The second of two sets from Saturday at Wizard World Philadelphia is the last from me, as we had to get back to Massachusetts Saturday night. But not to worry, we will also have a bunch of sets from Adam Etheridge, our picture powerhouse in the Mid-Atlantic region. Among the cosplayers in this set are Thatch Cosplay, […]

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Wizard World Philly 2017 Gallery 2 by FirstPerson Shooter

Posted June 5, 2017 by Rodney Brown

The first of two sets from Saturday at Wizard World Philadelphia shows the truth of what we were told — this con is one of the most lopsided when it comes to attendance, with Saturday having vastly larger crowds than any other day. Even though we left at 4 pm for the long drive back to Massachusetts, I […]

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Wizard World Philly 2017 Gallery 1 by FirstPerson Shooter

Posted June 4, 2017 by Rodney Brown

In a very last-minute decision, Emmanuel and I decided to make a quick trip to the City of Brotherly Love to attend Wizard World Philadelphia. I hadn’t been to Philly in 40 years, and he hadn’t been to that convention in 17 years. So it seemed like a good time to head south and meet […]

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Wonder Woman Destroys DC’s Snyder Quality Curse

Posted June 1, 2017 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Is it safe to say that Wonder Woman has a lot riding on it? Let’s see: DC and Warner Brothers need a hit with fans and especially critics after the brutal reviews of Batman Vs Superman and Suicide Squad. It’s positioned as the bridge between BvS and the upcoming Justice League. For better or worse, […]

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Anime-Manga

Misty at the Beach with Aemiliaaaaaa

Posted May 31, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Sunday morning was cool but beautiful during our free photo shoot week-long event on Cape Cod at the Southfleet Motor Inn to promote the Cosplay And Photography Expo. While we had Aemiliaaaaaaa out at Indian Neck Beach to shoot a video with KIA Cosplay, I took advantage of some planning and blocking time to get some shots. Stay tuned to our […]

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Cosplay Gallery 2 of 2017 MomoCon Cosplay – Bentpic5

Posted May 30, 2017 by Bentpic5

This is the second half of MomoCon cosplay galleries in our photo coverage of Atlanta’s 2017 MomoCon from Bentpic5, featuring 70+ photos of awesome cosplays you could have seen this year. To see the first gallery of cosplayers at the con held at the Georgia World Congress Center in downtown Atlanta over Memorial Day weekend, click here. Cosplayers in this gallery […]

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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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Swimsuit Asuka From Evangelion by Chocobobutt

Posted May 27, 2017 by Rodney Brown

While it was warm enough to shoot at the outside pool earlier in the day (see the set of Aemiliaaaaaa as Misty) Saturday evening it was best to shoot at the indoor pool at the Southfleet Motor Inn. I drove Chocobobutt back from the beach shoot to the inn that was the main base of our free […]

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Amaterasu From Smite on the Beach by Chocobobutt

Posted May 25, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Saturday evening at the Southfleet Motor Inn I went to Indian Neck Beach with Chocobobutt to photograph her as the super cute character Amaterasu from the game Smite. This was during our free photo shoot week-long event on Cape Cod to promote the Cosplay And Photography Expo. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads the images, you […]

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Misty At The Pool by Aemiliaaaaa

Posted May 23, 2017 by Rodney Brown

The sun came out and things warmed up a bit on Saturday at the Southfleet Motor Inn during our free photo shoot week-long event on Cape Cod to promote the Cosplay And Photography Expo. So I took the opportunity to get some photos of Aemiliaaaaaaa in her brand new Misty cosplay at the Southfleet’s outdoor pool. […]

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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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Performers & More at Watch City Steampunk Festival 2017

Posted May 17, 2017 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Our second gallery from the 6th annual Watch City Steampunk Festival features a variety of performers, entertainers, musicians, and more. In addition to the huge assortment of funky Victorian dry goods that were on sale, there were demonstrations and performances by blacksmiths, acrobats, penny-farthing riders, and an assortment of musical acts. As in the last […]

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Costumes at Watch City Steampunk Festival 2017

Posted May 16, 2017 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Welcome to the 6th annual Watch City Steampunk Festival!  The rain kept away long enough, and the chilly, raw weather couldn’t keep the crowd away of this wonderful local event. A huge assortment of funky Victorian dry goods were on sale; blacksmiths, acrobats, penny-farthing riders, and an assortment of musical acts entertained fans. Like most […]

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Zenkaikon 2017 Cosplay Gallery by KBV Photography, Part 2

Posted May 14, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Our convention veteran KBV Photography returned to Lancaster, Penn., to cover Zenkaikon this year, and brought us enough shots for two galleries of the excellent cosplayers showing off their work. As Kiera noted in her write-up of the convention last year, Zenkaikon has grown into a three-day event, with representation from fandoms as diverse as Harry Potter and American superhero […]

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Zenkaikon 2017 Cosplay Gallery by KBV Photography, Part 1

Posted May 13, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Returning to Lancaster, Penn., to cover Zenkaikon this year was convention veteran KBV Photography who brought us enough shots for two galleries of the excellent cosplayers showing off their work. As Kiera noted in her write-up of the convention last year, Zenkaikon has grown into a three-day event, with representation from fandoms as diverse as Harry Potter and American superhero […]

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Alien: Covenant Crosses Into Familiar Territory

Posted May 12, 2017 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Ridley Scott must have faced a dilemma when planning Alien: Covenant — how to give fans what they want without being derivative or compromising his vision for the series. The Alien franchise is so well-established that it’s almost obligatory to include certain types of scenes, visuals, characters. Mess with the formula too much and fans will object […]

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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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