Valiant Will Live-Stream Weekly Comic Creative Workshops Into Stores Nationwide, Publish Best

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 10:00 am

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By "nationwide" I mean at Hastings stores, and to be honest I've never heard of Hastings before, so they're not everywhere, but they seem cool.

Starting Sept. 19th and running for four weeks, Valiant will be live-streaming a workshop on a different aspect of comic creating: writing, penciling, inking and coloring - featuring some of their creative talent. Everyone who participates will get a special workbook, and it all culminates in a big contest where the winner will get his or her creation published by Valiant.

So...no matter what your skill level, in the end everyone can say you made a...

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...Valiant effort.

YEEEAAAHHHHHHHHHH...oh wait, there's more...

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First Look: Alex Kingston to Return as River Song in Doctor Who Christmas Special

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 8:51 am

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Well, so much for the notion that she's permanently dead and gone. Kingston's River will meet Peter Capaldi's Doctor for Christmas. How? Quoth the Moffat, in the press release: "Another Christmas, another special for Doctor Who - and what could be more special than the return of Alex Kingston as Professor River Song. The last time the Doctor saw her she was a ghost. The first time he met her, she died. So how can he be seeing her again? As ever, with the most complicated relationship in the universe, it's a matter of time ..."

Obvious fan theory: she regenerates into Maisie Williams somehow.

Even more obvious fan theory: Moffat is making this shit up as he goes along, with absolutely no plan beyond recycling things that worked before.

That said, Kingston is always fun, so she'll elevate the material nonetheless.

Top-Down Smackdown: The Vigilante Stinks

Monday, August 31, 2015 at 3:45 pm

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Following a pretty solid Summerslam, I guess WWE figured they didn't need to worry about storylines making sense any more. I suppose I should be saying "at least they HAVE a storyline"?

Because I don't see any way that the Sting-Seth Rollins match scheduled for Night of Champions can possibly be good for anybody.

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Fear the Walking Dead Recap and SPOILER Thread - 5 on the Vomit-Meter

Monday, August 31, 2015 at 8:00 am

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L.A.'s getting deader in the second episode. Some of my thoughts follow, and then I want to hear yours...

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This TV Trailer for The Shannara Chronicles Might Get Me to Watch MTV Again

Monday, August 31, 2015 at 6:30 am

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Okay, when the guy says "It has begun," I'm sure I'm not the only person who spontaneously yelled out "MOOOOORTAL KOOOOMBAAAAT!" at my computer screen, right? I am? Lame-os.

I think somebody at MTV must have made a mistake, because this isn't a reality series, nor does it have young women in swimsuits. I hope they hurry up and get it on the air before someone at Viacom realizes the error.

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Key and Peele Reenact the Pitching of Gremlins 2

Friday, August 28, 2015 at 9:30 am

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Given the flamboyant nature of the character played by Peele in this sketch, I thought for sure we'd be getting a Mannequin: On the Move joke. But maybe it's testing mainstream audiences enough to assume they remember all the Gremlins 2 references.

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7 Different Ways One Walking Dead Toy Triggered My Panic Attacks

Friday, August 28, 2015 at 5:00 am

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I get panic attacks sometimes.

I don't like to say I "suffer" from them, because I feel like that word should be reserved for people who need serious medical attention. It's enough to say I get them, and I don't like them. I can't imagine there's a person who does. Everyone's are different, but mine often combine the feeling that I have a ton of stuff that needs doing in too little time, while simultaneously holding me in place and keeping me from actually doing any of it, save obsessively checking Twitter to see if new Star Wars news broke.

So when I saw the movie Lego: A Brickumentary, and I heard Trey Parker talking about how he loves to build Lego sets in his free time because they're just about following instructions and that relaxes his mind, I decided it might be a good idea to give that a go. But maybe I shouldn't have substituted a McFarlane Building set in the equation...

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The Faux-Serenity from Alan Tudyk's Con Man Has a T-Shirt Now

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 2:13 pm

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What's the only thing nerdier to wear than your Firefly T-shirt? How about a T-shirt based on a fake version of Firefly that exists only within a super-nerdy web-series that was crowd-funded by nerds like yourself?

Introducing...Spectrum!

From the upcoming web series about an actor who can't get away from the obsessive fans of his short-lived sci-fi series, comes merchandise for said series, including shirts that rather surprisingly do not come in brown, courtesy of WeLoveFine.

Just don't wear it on Fridays, as they tend to cancel out the cool factor...and everything else.

10 Fictional Heroes Who Really Suck at Their Jobs

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 5:00 am

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On the surface, heroes are who we should aspire to be. When you examine specific ones closely, however, you'll notice many are ill-suited for their duties. Are these flaws designed to humanize them, or do writers just not realize how terrible these modern day role models are? Just because they have a loftier than average vocation doesn't mean they're not incompetent. If your favorite hero has been around long enough, they're bound to have off-days (not to mention days when they're mind controlled into turning evil), so let's try to focus on the ones that have chronically underperformed, have the wrong attitude for their profession, or massively screwed up. So yeah, there will be SPOILERS.

(This excludes characters that are intentionally satirical like Sterling Archer and the Tick. I'll also avoid characters who failed into obscurity; you lucked out this time, Sir Denis Nayland Smith! Or should I say the destitute racist's Sherlock Holmes?) So if you've ever gotten a lousy performance review at work, take comfort in knowing that your career could still be the basis for a popular hero one day!

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Ash vs. Evil Dead Behind-the-Scenes Video Reveals New Tidbits

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 1:34 pm

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A wooden hand, a pet lizard, a possible glimpse of S-Mart, floods of gore and goop...and where exactly HAS that Book of the Dead been all this time?

Please, show, don't suck.

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