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Movies, Comic Books

The 10 Best Comic Book Movie Actors

Not Another Top-Ten List You can blame Facebook for this one.  My friends and I had a lively Facebook discussion about Hugh Jackman, which, subsequently inspired this post.  The recent release of Logan got me all nostalgic, thinking back on his universally-lauded performances as Wolverine for the last 17 years.  My immediate reaction was to declare… Continue reading The 10 Best Comic Book Movie Actors

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Movies

Rated R Comic Book Films – A Retrospective

As February closes, we see the inevitable gauntlet of summer blockbuster season looming.  This season starts with equal amounts of trepidation and tempered excitement for our opener, Logan.  This is Hugh Jackman's final turn as everyone's favorite gruff loner and reluctant hero Wolverine.  Logan received the go-ahead for an R-rating almost immediately after the breakout success of Deadpool in February… Continue reading Rated R Comic Book Films – A Retrospective

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Moving When You’re a Nerd

I moved recently.  It sucked.  Moving always sucks. This is my fifth move in 30 months, and I've not stayed in one dwelling for more than ten months at a time during that period.  One would think I've gotten used to the constant packing, moving, unpacking, lather, rinse, repeat cycle of my life.  Truthfully, it's… Continue reading Moving When You’re a Nerd

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Card Games, Game Culture, Gamers, Play

I Just Want to Play a Game

Yesterday, I got an idea for a new Magic deck: red & black artifact aggro.  It is still a work-in-progress, but you can see it here.  I use the website TappedOut to manage my deck ideas and share them with friends; it's typically a friendly site with a ton of great ideas.  While I perused… Continue reading I Just Want to Play a Game

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Comic Books, Story

The Internet Ruined Comics

In reality, I'm sure that the Internet ruined comics long before now but this past week was my personal tipping point. In case you're unaware, these past two weeks were not particularly great for women in comics.  The Riri Williams variant cover controversy was bad enough.  Then the Mockingbird #8 cover controversy made the Riri scandal… Continue reading The Internet Ruined Comics

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Conventions

Is Bigger Always Better? Why I Love Small Cons

My first comic book convention was New York Comic Con back in 2007, in its second year of existence.  I got my Runaways deluxe hardcovers signed by Brian K. Vaughan, and I was hooked on cons ever since.  Since 2007, I've been to NYCC 7 times, and three times each to San Diego, Emerald City,… Continue reading Is Bigger Always Better? Why I Love Small Cons

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Card Games, Game Culture, Play

Reconnection and Rebirth

Last month, I had an extended trip back to my hometown: the bustling metropolis of Naugatuck, Connecticut.  I helped my parents pack up my childhood home in advance of its sale, and was a groomsman in my sister's wedding.  I expected it to be an emotionally difficult trip.  Conventional wisdom says that going back home… Continue reading Reconnection and Rebirth

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Sports, Comic Books, Story

Like You’re Running Out of Time

I have a collection of nerdy hobbies: Trek, D&D, comics, Shadowrun, sci-fi books, Doctor Who... and I could go on.  I rotate between a few at a time; sometimes I let a few sit on the back burner while I go full bore into another one.  You should have seen me with Magic: The Gathering… Continue reading Like You’re Running Out of Time