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    Rivera Runs Through It: Why You Need Celebrate Free Comic Book Day →

    Did you know that the first Saturday in May is a Nerd-tacular holiday? No, I’m not talking about Star Wars Day which is celebrated every May 4th (“May the fourth be with you!”) which only conveniently lands on the first Saturday this year. I’m talking about FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!

    I said “free” and “book” in the same sentence so I know I have your attention. What’s holding you back? Is it the word “comic”? Do you have some repressed (or maybe not so repressed) feelings about comic books and those who read them? Enough! Let it go! I’m going to allow Stan “The Man” Lee explain why:

    Comics are an art form, like film, television, anything. People who look down on comics, I give them this example: suppose Shakespeare and Leonardo Da Vinci were alive today. Suppose Shakespeare said, “Hey Leonardo, let’s collaborate and do a comic book.” And Leonardo painted it and Shakespeare wrote it. Would anybody say, “Eh, it’s just a comic.” It really depends on who’s doing it and how it’s done. You can’t condemn the medium. There could be comics that are masterpieces, some that are a waste of time. But that goes for every other form of the media. 

    Perhaps you only have one view of what comic books are. Maybe you see the blockbuster movies released each summer (the hours can’t pass fast enough until I get to see Iron Man 3 tonight!) and you’re thinking, Superheros are for movies, not for my reading. Or maybe you don’t even like the movies…. (really?) Anyway, the point is, just as there are a myriad of genres in the “regular” writing world, there are tons of different kinds of comics and graphic novels out there for you! You just need to find the right one for you….

    — 1 year ago with 2 notes
    #comic books  #books 
    Why Is The Iron Man 3 Suit So Gold? →

    In May 2013, we will all be seeing a brand new Iron Man movie in theaters; it will have a new director, a new plot, and, of course, because Tony Stark loves his toys, a brand new suit. That’s not the surprise that Marvel just unveiled to fans at the San Diego ComicCon this Saturday afternoon.

    Continue reading and see the suit:

    — 2 years ago with 2 notes
    #iron man 3  #marvel  #comic books  #movies  #film  #word of the nerd 
    Astonishing X-Men #51 vs The Florida Family Association →

    In With Great Power:The Stan Lee Story, Stan Lee says, “In X-Men, I guess my intention was to show that the world never fully tolerates people who are different.” The comic books and all the media surrounding them, in the form of movies, animated television shows and films has been carrying that message to generations of readers and viewers ever since 1963. But just in case it wasn’t loud and clear, we now have a little bit of life imitating art to remind us that intolerance is alive and well in the world around us. Enter the Florida Family Association, led by David Caton versus Astonishing X-Men, published by Marvel.


    — 2 years ago
    #gay rights  #same-sex marriage  #comic books  #intolerance  #LGBT  #Marvel  #Disney  #X-Men 
    A Preview & Review of the First Issue of Stick City →

    It’s the year 2023, the world as we know it has been turned inside out and we have all been turned into Stick People.
    I knew it.
    I just knew this is how it would turn out.
    Alright… I’m lying. That was the furthest thing from my mind, but after reading Brennan Neil‘s first issue of Stick City […]

    — 2 years ago with 1 note
    #preview  #review  #comic books  #Stick City  #dystopia  #nerd  #word of the nerd