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Don Heck - A Tribute

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I grew up in a small town, and while not quite as small as the fictional “Mayberry” of Andy Griffith fame… one of the main hangouts of my dad and his pals was the Barber Shop. It was called “Harry’s”, and if not for a small wicker basket tucked into a corner, it would have been the last place in the world I’d have liked to hang out. Now don’t get me wrong, my father and his cronies did have some funny stories to tell about glory days, but you can only get a kick out of them so many times before you’re relegated to a polite smile. Though that corner was polluted with age old hair clippings never swept up… it was my salvation. The wicker basket had all sorts of literature inside. Time, Look, Life, years old local papers, and the like. Nothing for a curious little boy...
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The Flash Movie Looks For Another New Director

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Warner Bros look for their third Director for the Scarlet Speedster. Rick Famuyiwa has left Warner Bros. looking for their third Director for the upcoming Flash movie. Citing creative differences, Famuyiwa released this statement:    "When I was approached by Warner Bros and DC about the possibility of directing The Flash , I was excited about the opportunity to enter this amazing world of characters that I loved growing up, and still do to this day. I was also excited to work with Ezra Miller, who is a phenomenal young actor. I pitched a version of the film in line with my voice, humour and heart. While it's disappointing that we couldn't come together creatively on this project, I remain grateful for the opportunity. I will continue to look for oppportunities to tell stories that speak to fresh generational, topical and multi-cultural point of view. I wish Warner Bros. DC,...
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BIG ORDER GRAPHIC NOVEL VOLUME 1

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W) Sakae Esuno (A/CA) Sakae Esuno    A boy with a special power finds he had better be careful what he wishes for. When Eiji Hoshimiya was asked his heart's desire, the young boy could never have predicted the catastrophic consequences. Ten years after the "Great Destruction," the world has been reshaped with gifted individuals called "Orders" emerging, people capable to reshaping reality to their whims. When some of these Orders start hunting Eiji, though will he have to summon the power that nearly destroyed the world? In Shops: Jan 25, 2017 SRP: $22.00
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Raimi's Spider-Man - A Look Back After "Homecoming"

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With the introduction of Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the recent box office hit  Homecoming , Geek Genie takes a wistful look back at Sam Raimi's original trilogy of movies in the naughties...starting with  Spider-Man . When a young teenager by the name of Tom Holland appeared in Captain America: Civil War , it was the first time a teenager was depicting a teenage Spider-Man. Toby Maguire, Andrew Garfield and long before him Nicolas Hammond, were all mid to late twenties when they were web spinning so most of fandom were happy that Spider-Man was truly returning to his roots with a physical depiction of Spider-Man more true to the original character created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. So how does the Maguire Spider-Man now fit into the cinematic mythos? In terms of continuity, it doesn't exist as Marvel only recently reached an agreement with Sony to...
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Konami scores with PES 2017

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PES 2017 set to build on critically acclaimed 2016 version. The latest installment of the Pro Evolution Soccer franchise hit the shelves worldwide to yet more critical acclaim, with many industry reviews describing the football game as the best ever.  Konami's move to the Fox engine has proved a sound move for the Japanese based game maker with long term (and some would say long suffering) fans decsribing the latest iteration as a return to the glory days for PES. But will it beat arch rivals FIFA as the best football game of 2017? Well it depends on the criterion used to judge both games. Based on sales alone FIFA will surely wipe the floor with PES and EA Sports has done well to continue to add "whistles and bells" to it's format with a new Career Mode charting the rise of a young hopeful, Alex Hunter recieving rave reviews....
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Flashpoint Kicks off Season 3 of The Flash

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CW LAUNCHED SEASON 3 OF THE FLASH WITH A BANG AS VIEWERS WERE TREATED TO A "FLASHPOINT" STORYLINE, BARRY REUNITED WITH HIS PARENTS, THE FIRST APPEARANCE OF KID FLASH AND THE RETURN OF HIS NEMESIS THE REVERSE FLASH. The season premiere took up where season 2 left off with Barry making a monumental decision to go back in time and save his mother once and for all. Having defeated the Reverse Flash and locked him up somewhere in an abandoned warehouse, Barry Allen is now living his dream of a happy home life with the parents he never grew up with. Hmmm, Barry Allen happy? Well, CW at least gave Barry some happiness before pulling the rug from under him later on as the consequences of his time travelling antics soon catch up with him. In this new timeline, Barry is just Barry, albeit he still has the Flash super-powers....
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The Erik Larsen Interview


Erik Larsen is a comic book writer, artist and publisher. He worked for Marvel and DC Comics through the 1980's and early 1990's before being part of a group of creators to break away from the "big two" and found Image Comics. Larsen continues to write and illustrate "Savage Dragon" for Image Comics. Geek Genie caught up with Larsen to talk heroes,...
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Two New DC Comics Games in Development at WB Montreal

Though the landscape for DC Comics video games has been predominantly Batman -centric, particularly as of late, that doesn't mean the publisher isn't working in tandem with Warner Brother's other divisions to bring its comic properties to the interactive market. The Batman: Arkham series has been such a rousing success though, it's no wonder the ef...
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The Midlands is alive, with the sound of comic conventions

We enter something of a quadruple bill across the whole of the Midlands area where it seems comic conventions are on the rise. In a four weekend slot, we see a convention in Leicester, Leamington, Nottingham and finally Walsall at the end of the month, with its own local event celebrating Halloween in a comic-con style. This follows the inaugural a...
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Superfans Recreate Massive Lord Of The Rings Battle

Last month, an event called Bitva o Fort went down. That's Battle of the Fort in English, and it saw hordes of Lord of the Rings fans converge on the village of Radíkov in the Czech Republic to recreate an epic battle between the forces of men, elves and some very well-dressed orcs. Via this write-up of the event on larping.org , one of the stars o...
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Heavy-Duty IRON MAN Armor IGOR Now Available As Collectible Figure

Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan, Hong Kong and more, delivers the latest addition to its catalog of IRON MAN collectible products from Comicave Studios with the release this Fall of the Iron Man Mark XXXVIII "Igor," the latest figure in the Super Alloy 1/12 Scale collection. Th...
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Hey there Horror Fans! Got a inkling for a scary clown movie?


Hey there Horror Fans! Got a inkling for a scary clown movie? Do creepy clowns freak you out? How about just plain haunting face paint that rubs you the wrong way? Well I think we all had to do a double take after the Gacy years, but for the meantime we thought we'd give you a nice little selection to choose from. Now my disclaimer on this list is ...
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Frightening Fictions: Lore Podcast Review

Journalists are widely speculating that we live in the "Golden Age" of podcasts, ushered in by the success of podcasts like Serial or Invisibilia . As a former English major, podcasts tap into the deep satisfaction that comes from the feeling of participatory storytelling, harkening back to the radio dramas of the early to mid 1900's. While we all ...
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A Manga About Urban Horror Stories Become Real

Upon hearing the news that Big Order , the newest manga by Future Diary 's Sakae Esuno, is getting a short anime adaption next month, I re-read the whole manga. But when that wasn't enough to satiate me, I had no choice but to pick up the author's premier work: surreal detective story Hanako and the Terror of Allegory . In the world of Hanako and t...
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BATMAN v SUPERMAN Skins & More Revealed for ARKHAM KNIGHT

Rocksteady Games has unveiled their entire slate of upcoming DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight for the rest of 2015. At the top of the list are Batsuit and Batmobile skins based on 2016's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice , which will be available in November. As for the rest of the list, have a look: OCTOBER Batman Classic TV Series Batmobile Pack Ba...
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20 Best Things We Saw and Heard at San Diego Comic-Con 2015

When you run into another attendee at San Diego Comic-Con, the customary greeting is: "How's your con?" That's because every fan is the hero in their own story, on their own unique quest to consult their chosen celebrity oracles and collect their geeky treasures. Each hour brings painful choices; for every awesome experience, you've sacrificed 10 o...
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Destiny Cosplay Returns Us To Orbit

Laura Sánchez —whose excellent work we've featured before many times before on Kotaku —equips only the most exotic of cosplay armour. ​
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Step Aside, TONY STARK: Fan-Built HULKBUSTER Armor In Action

OK, so it may not fire repulsor rays, but that's one of the few things this Hulkbuster armor created by Extreme Costumes can't do. This 9'6" tall replica of the Hulkbuster armor seen in Avengers: Age of Ultron took a whopping 1600 hours of work, and includes lights, sounds, and a full range of motion.
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QQ Sweeper Vol. 1

QQ Sweeper Volume 1 by Kyousuke Motomi I'm generally excited for any debut series in the Shojo Beat line, but I was particularly interested in reading the first volume of QQ Sweeper because I enjoyed Dengeki Daisy so much. Motomi's slightly offbeat and cynical sense of humor makes her series stand out, and I was curious to see how the paranormal an...
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Kart-Racing & More Comes To DISNEY INFINITY 3.0

Press Release Disney Interactive today launched the all-new Toy Box Expansion Games for Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition , the latest installment in the highly successful Disney Infinity "toys-to-life" franchise. The two new games, Toy Box Takeover and Toy Box Speedway, are now available for a suggested retail price of $19.99 each and will give players ...
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