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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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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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Thor Ragnarok Winners Announced!

With the release of Thor Raganarok, Geek Genie teamed up with ace streaming service VUDU to offer our members a chance to win free digital downloads of one of the MCU's greatest ever movies! That's right, we have 11 lucky winners that will get Thor: Ragnarok digital downloads! This is no trick from the god of mischeif, Loki. Here are our winners...   Manuel Vallellaries Jim Scott Chris Poirier Kim Anne Licht Jonathan (Megajohn) Chad Daubenmire Terry (TerryLaing) Thomas Hathaway Margaret Rushton Fajr Lodhi Sam Heine   Congratulations to our winners! Stay tuned to www.geek-genie.com  for great content on all things pop-culture! Winners will be emailed their winning digital codes shortly.  
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Congratulations to all of the winners!... Read More
Monday, 26 February 2018 04:25
Super Geek Genie
Congratulations Kim! It's Odin you should thank
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 19:33
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WIN Thor Ragnarok!

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The home cinema release of Thor Ragnarok is just around the corner and Geek Genie has teamed up with streaming service VUDU to bring you free digital downloads of Marvel's smash hit featuring everyones favourite god of thunder! All you have to do to enter is register on our website (look at the top right of this page where it says "Register") and that's it! You'll be entered in our draw with winners recieving their digital codes by 25th February, 2018. Odin's Beard! Winners will be able to redeem their codes anytime by going to the Vudu website www.vudu.com/vuducodes . So what are you waiting for? Pick up your hammer and register on this website now!                          Terms and conditions apply.   Codes can be redeemed at  www.vudu.com/vuducodes  at any time. A credit card may be required to complete...
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Sweet contest! Hope to win!
Saturday, 17 February 2018 00:42
Super Geek Genie
Good luck!
Sunday, 18 February 2018 08:26
Jim scott
Great contest! Fingers crossed to win one!
Sunday, 18 February 2018 03:33
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Join VUDU For Thor Ragnarok Viewing Party and Win Prizes!

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Greetings! We at Vudu are assembling a team of the very best Marvel fans the World Wide Web has to offer. We’re reaching out in hopes that you, the fans, can help us blow out the digital release of Thor: Ragnarok . The newest entry in the MCU puts the hammer down on Vudu on 2/20 . On that date we will not only be offering instant streaming access to the movie in HD, but also 4K UHD! We are inviting you, the very best Marvel fans, to our #VuduViewingParty on 2/23 . During this event, Vudu fans and Marvel fans alike will be syncing their screenings of Thor: Ragnarok and engaging in online banter, reactions and trivia contests for the duration of the movie. It’s fun, it’s fast, and it’s an experience you won’t soon forget. We’ve broken into Odin’s Vault and curated a selection of prizes that is...
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Lost Siegel and Shuster Superman Story to Be Published

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Lost Siegel and Shuster Superman Story to Be Published In New  Action Comics #1000: 80 Years of Superman  Hardcover Book Special Collection of Superman Stories and Essays is Part of DC’s Star-Studded  ACTION COMICS #1000 Celebration Edited by Paul Levitz with a New Jim Lee Cover and an All-Star Talent Line-up Including Laura Siegel Larson, Jules Feiffer, Gene Luen Yang, Al Plastino, Otto Binder, Curt Swan, Marv Wolfman, John Byrne, Dick Giordano, Grant Morrison, Len Wein, Carmine Infantino and More! A new hardcover book, ACTION COMICS #1000: 80 YEARS OF SUPERMAN, is being published by DC Entertainment as part of its celebration of the one-thousandth issue of ACTION COMICS—the longest continually published comic book of its kind in history, the series that introduced Superman to the world and the title that launched the superhero genre. The collection features a series of essays and iconic Superman stories edited by former DC Publisher...
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Interview with INFIDEL Creators Pornsak Pichetshote and Aaron Campbell

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March 2018 sees the release of the hugely anticipated horror story INFIDEL published by Image Comics. We caught up with creators Pornsak Pichetshote and Aaron Campbell to discuss love, race, Islamophobia and things that go bump in the night! GG: Before we talk about your latest project, can you tell us about your backgrounds? How did you guys break into comic books? Pornsak: I pretty much fell ass-backwards into comics. At the time, I was a writer / filmmaker freelancing on NYC indy film sets with no intention of working a 9-to-5 when I heard about an opening at Vertigo Comics, working as Karen Berger’s assistant editor. I only took the interview so I could say I met Karen, since I was such a big fan of hers and Vertigo. I honestly wasn’t really interested in the job. I just wanted to keep freelancing on film sets and eventually become a...
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Rok of The Reds - Interview With John Wagner

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Geek Genie caught up with legendary comic book creator John Wagner to talk about the 2018 slated sequal to "Rok of The Reds". Get ready for aliens, action and football!    GG : For those who didn’t pick up the first series, can you tell our audience a bit about Rok of the Reds? JW: To escape galactic assassins, mighty alien shape-changer Rok of the Arkadii flees to the far reaches of the galaxy – the planet Earth - where to conceal himself he assumes the identity of the first human he encounters – bad boy footballer Kyle Dixon.   In this identity Rok develops a deep fascination with the game – a fascination that may end in death as his pursuers are hot on his tail. GG: There’s a long tradition of football themed comic books that came out of the UK. Do you see this as a continuation of that tradition?...
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INTERVIEW WITH RAM V AS IMAGE COMICS "PARADISO" LAUNCHES

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  With the forthcoming release of Image Comics' "Paradiso", Geek Genie caught up with rising creative star Ram Venkatesan to get the low down on this eagerly anticipated release.   Can you introduce yourself and the rest of your creative team? Sure! I'm Ram Venkatesan. I've been writing comics as 'Ram V' since 2012. I started off by writing an ongoing series called Aghori, back in India. I self-published a graphic novel called Black Mumba in 2015 after moving to the UK. I also occasionally write prose short stories which have appeared in anthologies and e-publications. My most recent projects are the upciming Grafity's Wall with Unbound and PARADISO of course, with Image Comics. Dev's a long time collaborator of mine. He's a self taught artist from India who's been in love with the medium as long as he can remember. Dev's work has appeared in comics by Graphic India,...
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The Greatest Comic Book Covers #1 - Action Comics #1

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Geek Genie kicks off its new regular series looking at the Greatest Comic Book Covers with the one that started it all...Action Comics #1!.   It's an iconic image for an iconic figure. Superman crashed through the front cover of Action Comics #1 in June 1938 and forever changed the comic book landscape. It ushered in the age of the superhero and laid the foundations of a pop-culture war between DC Comics and eventual rival Marvel Comics .  Joe Schuster's iconic cover captured the sense of wonder, awe and terror as a yet unknown Superman delivers a fantastic display of power. The sheer rawness of the cover, with no words or text other than the cover title, added to its power. Even the title, Action Comics , leaped from the page in a new, bold and exciting style that has now become synonomous with the character.        ...
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SEVENTH WAVE OF GUESTS AND EXHIBITORS ANNOUNCED FOR MALTA COMIC CON!

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SEVENTH  WAVE OF GUESTS AND EXHIBITORS FOR MALTA COMIC CON 2017 ANNOUNCED AS PHASE 2 TICKETS SELL OUT! (Your Home, Your Place to Shine!) November 20 th 2017, Malta   Wicked Comics are proud to announce that guests David Laufente , Neil Gibson , Joanne M. Harris , Alessandro Vitti , Dinos Kapsalas , Jenika Ioffreda and David Morris as well as exhibitors Ayrton Zammit , Audrienne Degiorgio , Stefan Ciantar , Naomi Montanaro Delia , Fantasy Showgirls , Furban Malti and William Calleja will be joining the previously announced guest and exhibitors amongst the highlights of Malta Comic Convention (MCC) 2017. The 9 th edition of the Malta Comic Con (MCC) will be held on Saturday 2 rd December (10am-6pm) and Sunday 3 rd December (11am-7pm) 2017 at the Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta. David Lafuente David Lafuente is a Spanish comic book artist known for his work on books...
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RYAN O'SULLIVAN AND PLAID KLAUS READY FOR VOID TRIP

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With the highly anticipated release of Void Trip imminent, Geek Genie caught up with the creative team behind the series, Ryan O'Sullivan and Plaid Klaus.   GG: Can you tell us a bit about your background, how did you guys break into the comics industry and what other work have you done?   RYAN Plaid Klaus and I broke in together as it happens, working on the webcomic-cum-graphic-novel TURNCOAT. That was back in 2016. Was so much fun working on that one together. We broke all the rules with it. They always say make your first comic a small thing, you know, just a little thing to show you can do it. We made it 164 pages. Plus it was superheroes. It was glorious. Since then I’ve mostly done licensed comic work, such as Eisenhorn for Games workshop, and Warhammer 40,000 and The Evil Within for Titan Comics. I’ve not...
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"The Greatest Comic Book Covers" Series Preview

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Geek Genie launches a regular series looking at the greatest comic covers of all time! Which one is your favourite? Scanning the rows and rows of comic books on offer at your local comic book store, what's the first thing that grabs your attention? Chances are that the cover of the book will go a long way in determining whether or not you're going to give this book a shot. "Don't judge a book by it's cover" is sound advice in general and even with comic books. But maybe more than any other medium, the cover in the case of comic books is often an integral part of the overall value (creative as well as monetary) worth of the book.  Comics are there to be read, but they're also there to be looked at and admired. It's a literary and visual medium and there are hundreds, maybe thousands of artists...
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Malta Braced For Comic Con!

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FIFTH WAVE OF GUESTS AND EXHIBITORS FOR MALTA COMIC CON 2017 ANNOUNCED AND OFFICIAL POSTER UNVEILED! (Your Home, Your Place to Shine!) November 10 th 2017, Malta   Wicked Comics are proud to announce that guests Dani , Michael Dialynas , Nigel Twumasi (mayamada) , Phil Elliot , Samuela Cannata (Umas Lady ) and Valentin Secher as well as exhibitors Dejan Kostic , Joseph Bugeja , Marianne Scicluna Lauri , Jean Luc Portelli , Peter Magro , Ivan Mallia , Marianne Galea and Toy Town Collectables will be joining the previously announced guest and exhibitors amongst the highlights of Malta Comic Convention (MCC) 2017. Wicked Comics are also proud to unveil the official poster for this year’s event magnificently designed by guest creator Dani and edited by Wicked Comics’ Kenneth Micallef. The 9 th edition of the Malta Comic Con (MCC) will be held on Saturday 2 rd December (10am-6pm)...
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Comic Con arrives in Saudi Arabia

Riyadh’s first Comic Con arrives this November Panache Middle East and Events Oasis is bringing to Riyadh the first edition of popular culture convention, Comic Con Arabia from 23 rd - 25 th of November at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center. Sponsored by Rani, this three-day multigenre celebration will provide spectators with the exclusive opportunity to meet Game of Thrones and Justice League star, Jason Momoa , Heroes star, Greg Grunberg , Kuwaiti Comedians Sultan Al Faraj and Mubarak Al Manea, regional rap legend Qusai and many more. Comic Con Arabia’s audience will be entertained with an eclectic selection of activities including two cosplay competitions, challenging eSports tournaments, food from a delicious medley of food-trucks, and shop for some exclusive collectibles inspired by the exhilarating world of anime, manga, graphic novels, video games, toys, TV shows and films. The event will be hosted by popular MCs Baraa Abdulla...
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Indie Comic Con Hits Melbourne

THE EVENT Indie Comic Con, Melbourne’s newest comic book festival celebrating local and independent comic creators. Saturday 4th November 2017, Northcote Town Hall.   OUR STORY The concept of Indie Comic Con was born when two Melbourne comic artists missed out on a spot at a major comic convention in their own city. Not for lack of great comics, but rather that exhibition space was dedicated largely to fan art and merchandise instead. If a comic book creator couldn’t get a table at a comic convention, where could they exhibit? Recognising that exhibition opportunities for independent comic creators are limited in Australia, Nathan Onias launched Indie Comic Con as a platform for independent creators to share their work with a broad audience. Indie Comic Con is dedicated to providing a market for independent Australian creators and promoting interest in the craft of sequential art. Following a successful Kickstarter campaign Indie...
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DC Celebrates the Big Screen Release of JUSTICE LEAGUE with Special JUSTICE Variant Covers in November!

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      As the world awaits the big screen debut of “Justice League,” DC is getting in on the action with a special collection of variant covers inspired by the forthcoming film! Illustrated by the some of the comic industry’s most acclaimed artists, these variant covers showcase DC’s iconic Super Hero team in the likeness of their big screen counterparts. Fans are getting their first look today at variant covers available on the November editions of flagship DC titles featuring members of the famed Justice League. ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY  first debuted the special variant covers for BATMAN #34 by Tony S. Daniel and CYBORG #18 by Dustin Nguyen – both go on sale Nov. 1.                                       NERDIST  joined in by revealing the special variants for ACTION COMICS #991 by Yanick Paquette (on...
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Undisputed - PES 2018 kicks FIFA 18 into touch

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The biggest battle in football kicks off as Konami and EA do battle for gaming supremacy.  The eternal battle between Konami and EA over who can best bring to gamers the "beautiful game" brings us the 2018 versions of their respective franchises.                        EA has reigned supreme since 2008 with it's innovation in game modes, simulation game play and a lockdown on most official licenses. But 2016 marked the release of what many considered as the best ever football game. Sadly for EA, it was Konami's PES 2016 .            Pro Evolution Soccer was undisputed king of the football gaming world with a series of breathtaking releases from 2000 up until about 2008, when it's crowned started to slip and was eventually knocked off and stolen by EA and its juggernaut franchise FIFA . But ever...
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