Category Archive: Comics

Jan 10 2018

Hero 101 : Who is Black Lightning?

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Black Lightning is a new series set to begin in January on the CW. Let’s take a quick look at who Black Lightning is. Black Lightning is a black superhero that made his debut in DC comics in 1977. Besides being one of DCs first black superheroes, he was also the first black character to star …

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Nov 15 2017

Dragon Con Tales (part 2)

Part 2 of my trip to Dragon Con photo diary focuses on the parade. The Dragon Con parade is something that you just have to experience. As I said in part one, I was suffering from sensory overload during my Dragon Con weekend. There was so much to see. So downtown Atlanta shuts down several …

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Sep 21 2017

Like a DC Superhero Girl

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A year ago I wrote an article called Like a Super Girl. It focused on the plight of being a nerd dad who wants to share his nerd for superheroes with his three daughters and the lack of Marvel female superheroes in merchandising. Fast forward to today and how my daughters and I just watched …

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Sep 21 2017

Dragon Con Tales (part 1)

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This year I had the opportunity to spend several days in Atlanta, Georgia to attend Dragon Con. The experience did not disappoint. If you’ve never been, basically its “Nerdigras” Dragon Con is four days of various sci-fi and fantasy fans taking over downtown Atlanta. The streets are filled with Whovians, anime, TV and movie fans, …

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May 12 2017

TOON IN: Interview with Ben Passmore

Smokin' sweet signature from Ben Passmore on my copy of "Your Black Friend" at SPX 2016.

With Toon In, I talk one-on-one with comics artists on projects they are working, how they got into the comics life, and most importantly what keeps them going! TOON IN: Artist Chat with Ben Passmore I first met Ben Passmore and his art at the 2016 Small Press Expo or SPX (a great indie comics …

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Feb 22 2017

Blerd Dad and THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE

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Guest Review by Blerd Words Being a blerd-dad, I savor those scarce opportunities that I get to share my nerdity with my three daughters. The LEGO Batman movie was one of those limited times. Despite its PG rating, I felt the flick was appropriate for all three of my little princesses. Their ages are seven, …

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Oct 31 2016

Interview: MOONGIRL’S AMY REEDER and BRANDON MONTCLARE

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For  the October ComiGamAni episode of Geek Soul Brother and the Nerdy Venoms–a podcast where the Nerdy Venoms deep-dive into the world of comics, games, and anime–we interviewed creators Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclare, the Glyph Award winning duo behind “Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur.” In this interview we hear how Amy and Brandon collaborate to …

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Sep 26 2016

Event Recap: The 2016 National Book Festival

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The 16th Annual Library of Congress National Book Festival — Celebrating the Journey of Reading On September 24th an estimated 200,000 people journeyed to Washington, DC, for the National Book Festival. This free festival hosted by the Library of Congress featured over 120 authors. Somewhere, my friends, Ray Bradbury is smiling. 2016 National Book Festival highlights included: …

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Jun 02 2016

Film Review: X-MEN: APOCALYPSE

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I went to the theater with low expectations because of early reviews. Still, I reserved my judgement because I just can’t get into premature Nerd Hate. Okay, let me start with the good stuff first because word on the streets is this latest film is trash. Oscar Isaac did a decent job as Apocalypse, but …

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Apr 13 2016

The DOCTOR STRANGE Teaser Literally Bends Reality

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Wow! If you ever want to impress me with a trailer, this is how you do it.  I don’t know how the overall film with be, but from this we do know that DOCTOR STRANGE will be a visual mind bender.  The city on multiple dimensional surfaces reminds be of Inception. I’m also glad this …

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