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DC Launches Holiday Special "Worlds Greatest Super-Heroes"

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The 100-Page Walmart Exclusive Arrives in Stores by Sunday, November 11 THE WORLD’S GREATEST SUPER-HEROES! HOLIDAY SPECIAL Includes an Original Story Featuring THE FLASH, Plus Popular Holiday-Themed Stories from the DC Vault, Including the Eisner-Nominated BATMAN Short Story “Good Boy,” By Tom King and David Finch  With the holidays rapidly approaching, DC and Walmart are adding to their lineup of 100-page “Giant” comics with a new one-shot to ring in the holiday season! Following the success of their horror-themed SWAMP THING HALLOWEEN HORROR SPECIAL, DC’s WORLD’S GREATEST SUPER-HEROES! HOLIDAY SPECIAL is headed to participating Walmart stores in the U.S. today and should reach stores by Sunday. The fan-favorite creative trio of THE FLASH—Scott Lobdell (writer), Brett Booth (artist) and Norm Rapmund (inker)—have reunited for an original tale featuring the Scarlet Speedster, “Twas the Riot Before Christmas.” Barry Allen’s holiday tradition of giving gifts to the kids at the Central City Home...
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DC Entertainment Pays Tribute To Stan Lee

As pop-culture fans across the world digested the news of Stan Lee's passing, DC Comics paid there own tribute to "The Man".   Given  all  his achievements in comic books, entertainment and pop culture, Stan Lee’s nickname, “The Man,” was both well earned and well deserved. From his time as a teenage assistant at then Timely Comics, through his collaborations with fellow icons like Jack Kirby ,  Steve  Ditko , John Romita Sr. and John  Buscema , plus his  tireless promotion of comic books to a mainstream audience , Lee was  in no small part  responsible for raising the profile of comic books  to make  them accessible to everyone.   “Without  Stan Lee’s  fertile and creative mind , endless energy and work ethic, comic books would have been completely different from what  we know  and enjoy  today,” said DC Publisher Dan DiDio.  “He helped to create worlds that were both...
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Stan Lee 1922 - 2018

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As news of Stan Lee's passing reverberates around the world, Geek Genie pays tribute to "The Man". Although most of us knew this day was coming, it was still hard to take. At 95 years of age, Stanley Martin Lieber, had passed. He had lived his best life. In recent months, the signs were there that Stan may not be of this mortal plane for much longer. After his beloved wife Joan passed away in 2017 also at the age of 95, his health slowly deteriorated. Stan Lee's place in comic book and indeed pop-culture history is already assured. He was instrumental in turning a fledgling Marvel Comics into a powerhouse which shunted to one side the old established order represented by DC Comics. Lee's penchant for hyperbole saw him add the strapline "The World's Greatest Comic Magazine" to the Fantastic Four comic...after only two issues! But it was precisely...
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The Greatest Comic Book Covers #3

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In the third installment of our ongoing series, our spotlight falls on Marvel's flagship character Spider-Man and how a certain Canadian artist reinvented everyones favourite arachnid for a whole new generation. In 1987 an up and coming Canadian artist took over the artistic reigns on Marvel Comics' Amazing Spider-Man title. Neither the character, nor the wider comic book industry, would ever be the same again.  Todd McFarlane was an overnight sensation on Amazing Spider-Man . Ever since co-creator Steve Ditko left the book way back in the 1966 dated issue Amazing Spider-Man #39, the web spinner was fixed in a Marvel "house style" best depicted by John Romita Senior and Ross Andru. An acclaimed run by Ron Frenz took the wall crawler back to his Ditko days until McFarlane joined the book as its regular artist with issue #298. McFarlane really put the spider into Spider-Man. Bigger bug eyes and...
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Ancient Egyptian Hawkman

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  When Hawkman debuted in the pages of Flash Comics in 1939 we were introduced to Carter Hall, a man who was the reincarnation of the ancient Egyptian prince, Khufu. There have been countless additions to his story over the 79 years of his existence in comics, cartoons and live action television, but the idea that he was once a member of the ancient Egyptian royal elite has been kept relatively intact for much of his life on the page. But was any of this origin in any way drawn from real life? Is there any fact in the fiction? Like Carter Hall I'm a self-studied "armchair Egyptologist" so when it came to writing about Hawkman for Hawkman Day on November 10th, using ancient Egypt as my topic was a no-brainer. For anyone not familiar the origin begins with Carter Hall receiving a strange gift that sets him on his...
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A point to clarify: the 19th Dynasty is part of the New Kingdom and the text confusingly suggested Rameses II was king during the ... Read More
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Norm Breyfogle: 1960 - 2018

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It was Monday 24 September when news started to trickle through comics fandom, that one of its brightest and best had passed this mortal plane. Norm Breyfogle had died at the tragically young age of 58.     If you grew up reading comics in the 1980’s, then Norm Breyfogle  was Batman. His art style perfectly captured the mystery and suspense of the Dark Knight, whilst giving life to his flowing cape and to Gotham City itself.  His now legendary run on the character spanned 6 years across Detective Comics , Batman and Batman: Shadow Of The Bat as well as numerous one shots. Breyfogle, along with long time Batman collaborator Alan Grant, oversaw many key landmarks in the history of the Batman mythos. New characters like the Ventriloquist , the  Ratcatcher , Jeremiah Arkham and Mr Zsasz  were introduced which added to the Caped Crusaders rich history. None more so, than the introduction of Timothy...
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Venom To Hit Screens Amid Spider-Man Rumours

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Venom hits theatres this week and rumours are abound that a certain web slinger may eventually cross paths with the anti-hero symbiote. Sony may have loaned out it's hottest property to the Marvel Cinematic Universe when Spider-Man appeared in Civil War and then Homecoming , but it still has a significant number of Spider-Man related characters in its film stable. One of those is Venom, a symbiote infected Eddie Brock who has wreaked havoc in the Spiderverse ever since his introduction in the pages of Amazing Spider-Man #300 way back in 1988. Venom the movie will hit cinema screens this week and already the fan gossip is about Spider-Man and whether or not our friendly neighbourhood web-head will make an appearance or even be referenced. What about Peter Parker, the Daily Bugle or J.Jonah Jameson?  So far, Sony has made it clear that this is a stand alone movie with...
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DC UNIVERSE LAUNCH SET FOR SEPT 15, BATMAN DAY

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New original series “Titans” to debut on DC UNIVERSE on October 12, 2018;  Warner Bros. Television to host world premiere of “Titans” on October 3, 2018, at New York Comic Con  John Barrowman, Samm Levine and Harley Quinn Smith introduced as hosts and regular guests for “DC Daily” show Fan sweepstakes to win the “Ultimate Batman Studio Tour” with a chance to ride in the Batmobile also announced The countdown to DC UNIVERSE is down to weeks. To celebrate Batman Day on September 15, 2018, DC UNIVERSE will launch a first-of-its kind digital subscription service to fans across the U.S. In addition, the debut date of the exclusive original series  Titans  was announced as October 12, 2018, with episodes released weekly on DC UNIVERSE. The first season of  Titans  will consist of 12 episodes. Warner Bros. Television will host a world premiere screening of  Titans  on October 3, 2018, in...
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SPIDER-MAN HITS PS4

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Spider-Man has officially hit the shelves and PS4 fans can't get enough. Initial reviews are almost unanimously positive and it's already the fastest selling game of 2018 in the UK. The graphics and gameplay have many raving that this latest iteration of the Web Slinger is on a par, or even better, than the Batman Arkham Knight series of games.  That's maybe a little too early to call, but Geek Genie will have a review out shortly with a complete low down on what's hot and what's not on this amazing Spider-Man game!    
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Steve Ditko 1927 - 2018

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Legendary comic book creator and artist passes at the age of 90. Steve Ditko, famed artist and comic book creator, has died at the age of 90. A celebrated artist and a pillar of the groundbreaking Marvel Age of Comics of the early 1960's, Ditko was credited with numerous creations and co-creations, most famously Spider-Man . His unique style is credited with pushing the boundaries of comic book art and was perfectly in tune with the psychedelic 60's.  The comic book industry was quick to pay tribute to Ditko. "Steve Ditko was true to his own ideals. He saw things his own way, and he gave us ways of seeing that were unique. Often copied. Never equalled. I know I'm a different person because he was in the world." Neil Gaiman "Spider-Man. Dr. Strange. The Question. The Creeper. Shade the Changing Man. Hawk & Dove. He worked with @Marvel AND...
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Compu-M.E.C.H. Issues 1-3 Now Available in Print Format and Ebooks!


    The following is an introduction video to the Compu- M.E.C.H. series! Click on the image to view the video.     Compu-M.E.C.H. Issue #1 (Full Color Edition)       Compu-M.E.C.H. Issue #1 is the origin issue of the series. We find out that Dr. Jason Green is the inventor of the Compu-M.E.C.H. Program and Tommy Chase is the the controllor of the robot hero M.E.C.H..   Together they endeavor to right the wrongs in the world with Truth, Honor and Justice. They are Compu-M.E.C.H! They are our protectors!   Issue #1 is available in print at :   https://www.amazon.com/Compu-M-C-H-Issue-Full-Color/dp/1979408521/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1527512797&sr=1-1&keywords=compu-m.e.c.h+issue+%231+full+color+edition In Ebooks at: Google Play Books at:  Google Play Books : Google Play Books And iBookstore on iTunes at:  iBookstore (iTunes)   Compu-M.E.C.H Issue #2 (Full Color Edition)   In this unique story The M.E.C.H. Unit is assaulted by several villains in two different stories. First he must face...
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Catching Up with Voice Actor Kyle Hebert

This past March, I headed over to Jacksonville Collective Con to cover the event for my YouTube Channel. At the Con, I was able to conduct some really neat interviews with some of the guests they had. However, there was one guest that really stood out going into this event - that was none other than famous Voice Actor Kyle Hebert. Being such a fan of his work on Dragon Ball Z and Naruto, let’s just say I was really hoping to speak with him. To my luck, I had the opportunity to speak with Kyle about his extensive career in Professional Voice Acting. Here is an overview of some of the topics we were able to discuss in this interview. Do all the voices come naturally to you? Kyle’s resume and the amount of character voices he’s done over the years is through the roof. With each different character’s...
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The Indie Index - Review - Sharkasaurus

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Sweet baby Jesus, we’re gonna need a bigger buggy. Sharkasaurus is a book that delivers on it’s title and so much more. It’s creationists vs paleontologists vs a prehistoric shark out for blood on a golf course…yes a golf course! Creator, writer, and director Spencer Estabrooks brought Sharkasaurus to life in a 2014 short film. It’s tremor meets jaws premise traveled the festival circuit with bloody success. Estabrooks was not fulfilled by this great short film. His imagination was beyond the budget of a short film and he wanted to tell a bigger story, with a bigger and more diverse cast, and of course with a bigger Sharkasaurus. In June 2016 Estabrooks launched a Kickstarter to fund a Sharkasaurus graphic novel with Tyler Jenkins (Peter Panzerfaust). It didn’t take long for the book to be funded and they moved full steam ahead with the project. Unfortunately, due to Jenkins' success on the Matt Kindt series Grass Kings, he...
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PopMonthly #2 - Avengers Infinity War Spotlight And More!

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Pop Monthly returns with issue #2 spotlighting Avengers: Infinity War, arguably the most eagerly awaited  blockbuster of all time! We'll also be taking a look at Spider-Man on the PS4, a look back at the Middle East Film & Comic Con and we'll be ranking every Star Wars movie! Enjoy and don’t forget to comment your thoughts below!   Spotlight: Avengers-Infinity War   With Black Panther destroying the box office, Marvel Studios is gearing up for their biggest ever release! Avengers-Infinity War is just 2 weeks away and it is all the buzz! Marvel's most ambitious and anticipated movie ever hits cinemas April 27 th and fans are counting down the days after a string of trailers and posters. Marvel has been the best movie studio in the last 10 years with great characters, effects, team up movies, casting, setting and of course soundtracks. Questions are being asked...will AVR answer them?...
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The Indie Index - Interview with Jason Pittman

Mental illness - or Mental Illness, depending on how you envision it - is a topic that has worked its way into the comic book medium, for better or for worse. The topic travels different paths in the various taless that it is featured in, you'll never find yourself reading a story that defines mental illness in the same way as others. The War For Kaleb is a story that takes the topic and merges it with the superhero genre.  The War For Kaleb by Jason Pittman is currently on Kickstarter so read this interview and check the campaign out.   Introduce yourself:    I'm Jason Pittman.  I am a self published writer/artist for the series Leftovers, and most currently The War for Kaleb, which is a superhero story about an anxiety disorder that I have just launched a Kickstarter for.  I went to the School of Visual Arts in NYC,...
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Fallen Idols "Where's Waldo the Assassin?"

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The last post got delayed about a week so I thought hold off rather than post within 2 days of eachother. This weeks content: -Work in progress, "playing a game with the audience" -Podcast! want us to talk about your book? -how to write a comic part 4 "how does do panels?" WORK IN PROGRESS "Playing a game with the audience": So I've finished the building which mentioned last post and here it is: I'd have liked to have spent more time in it's design but eventually you just gotta move on... maybe if i need something new I'll give it a renovation.  For me double panels always take a long time to make, some things I meant to add in like other pedestrians, rubbish and debris like barrels and crates just to make the place more lived in... I will probbably put that in during the editing process, let...
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Top 5 DC Rebirth Titles You Should Read!

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I hope DC hasn’t lost its touch after all of the attention Marvel's been getting recently, therefore I decided to suggest the top 5 DC Rebirth titles you should start reading today! And by the way, I will be excluding mini-series or events such as 'The Button' and 'Doomsday Clock'. Don’t forget to comment below your thoughts on the action.   5. Wonder Woman                                                             Greg Rucka tells a completely new Wonder Woman tale in the rebirth series. With new information on her origins, Diana has never looked more astonishing.   4. Titans     With the return of the missing Wally West, the original Titans are back with a bang! Written by Brett Booth, the new Titans storylines will prove...
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The Greatest Comic Book Covers #2 - Detective Comics #27

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The Dark Knight Detective has cast a vigilant shadow over the comic book world for over 70 years now! Geek Genie continues its ongoing series with #2 and a look at the first appearance of The Batman in Detective Comics #27!   With those immortal words, The Batman was born. And he's been striking fear into the hearts of criminals ever since. Fresh off the success of Action Comics #1, National Allied Publications (later known as DC Comics) delivered yet another iconic character. Bill Finger, assisted by Bob Kane, introduced the story of millionaire Bruce Wayne and his obsessive quest for justice in the guise of his Bat-alter ego.                        As Action Comics #1 had done previously, The Batman leapt off the pages of Detective Comics #27. But this time, instead of a brightly coloured Superman performing miraculous feats of...
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Stranger Things' Star Confirmed for MEFCC 2018!

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Natalia Dyer of Stranger Things set to attend Middle East Film and Comic Con 2018 Netflix confirms participation and unveils trailer of its new series, Lost in Space Marvel Studios join the growing exhibitor line-up with introduction of new Cosplay category dedicated to 10 Years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Cosplayer Alodia Gosiengfiao, and voice over artists Robbie Daymond, Max Mittelman and Ray Chase added to the celebrity list  Middle East, 7 MARCH 2018 : Middle East Film and Comic Con ( www.mefcc.com ), the definitive pop culture festival in the Middle East, announces more celebrities to join its line-up including acclaimed Stranger Things’ actor, Natalia Dyer; Cosplayer Alodia Gosiengfiao; and the voices behind Noctis in Final Fantasy XV, Ray Chase, Marvel’s Spider-Man on Disney XC, Robbie Daymond, and Saitama in One-Punch Man, Max Mittelman. Netflix is also set to participate in this year’s festival to coincide with the unveiling...
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More Celebrities and Surprises Revealed For MEFCC 2018

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Kristian Nairn, aka Hodor in Game of Thrones, confirmed as celebrity headliner Kristian Nairn to perform DJ Set on the WAVO Mainstage on Saturday 7 th April   Green Power Ranger, Jason David Frank, turns fans into fighters at his MEFCC karate class Huawei Participate at MEFCC for first time Montegrappa Limited Edition Iron Throne Collection Available at Comic Con Geek Fest runs from March 15 until the start of MEFCC at Times Square Centre Middle East, 15 MARCH 2018 : Middle East Film and Comic Con ( www.mefcc.com ), the definitive pop culture festival in the Middle East, announces Hodor from Game of Thrones who will also be performing a DJ Set on the WAVO Mainstage on Saturday 7 th April . The original green power ranger Jason David Frank’s MEFCC karate class, Montegrappa’s limited edition Iron Throne pens celebrating the great houses in Game of Thrones, and Huawei’s...
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