NYCC’14: Baby Groot Officially ‘Grooting’ to a Store Near You!

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By Alexander Jones There has been a lot of hullabaloo on Marvel Studios not capitalizing on the ‘Grooting’ phenomena that has been sweeping the internet. This is in reference to the Guardians of the Galaxy character Groot dancing behind Drax the Destroyer a.k.a. actor Dave Batista’s back during the end credits of the film. In […]

The Hermit of Shooters Hill – An Interview with Steve Moore, Part 5

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Here’s the fifth part of my interview with the late Steve Moore, with more to follow. The first, second, third, and fourth parts are already online, along with some explanation of how the interview came about. This particular part of the interview is specifically about Steve Moore’s I Ching studies. PÓM: Can you tell me […]

Want to Win Your Oscar Pool And Be The Envy of Millions? Try These Tips!

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[No comics content here.  This falls under “pop culture” and general geekery. ] So, your waistline (and gastrointestinal tract) has recovered from the Super Bowl.  You’re sick and tired of the weather.  You seek another diversion.  Well, next Sunday, Hollywood holds their soiree, handing out Oscar statuettes (“Academy Awards of Merit”, according to the rule […]

SDCC’13: WWE and Mattel Bring The Action and The Insults to Comic-Con

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By Bob Calhoun The only thing missing from the WWE and Mattel panel at Comic-Con on Thursday was the pyro, because it had everything else: entrance music, trash-talking and even a surprise run-in. And the atmosphere there in Room 25 of the San Diego Convention Center was as raucous as a Monday Night RAW broadcast […]

Who Would Win? Star Trek vs. The Empire

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Last week, I came across this image on Google Plus, and a lengthy (200+, multiple days) discussion ensued.   Who would win?  The USS Enterprise, or an Imperial Star Destroyer? Well, in the sake of universal peace among two very disparate yet similar geek tribes (or possibly a flame war for the ages), I will endeavor […]

Off the Scene: TOCCF

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The Oxford Children’s Comics Festival is underway right now, but I’ve decided that – rather than enjoy a lovely day in Oxford reading comics – I’d much rather have my car break down on the way there, leaving me stranded in Sheffield (for any international readers – this is considered to be a terrible fate […]

The Great Oscar 2013 Mystery: Renee Zellweger

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Oh yeah speaking of the Oscars, Renee Zellweger — WTF. While the actress often looks like she just chomped into a handful of Sour Skittles, last night her eyes seemed to have collapsed into tiny black holes orbiting Alpha Centauri. And what was with mean Richard Gere trying to get her to read on stage? It was obvious girlfriend did not want to wear reading glasses, and was too shy to say anything about it. Either that or she had found the stash James Franco had hidden at the Dolby Theater a couple of years back.