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The thing about NYCC (Part I: Passes)…

Author: Jay-Rey (@jay_rey)

I have mentioned it before: Geek culture is no longer on the fringes of the mainstream conscience. While it was once weird for Joey Fatone to have Superman shirts all the time, now it is standard practice for everyone to love comic books. Sure, we hear reports about superhero movies breaking box office numbers. But never has been more prevalent than the recent sale of New York Comic Con passes.

On June 18, 4 Day passes became available for purchase at noon. Within 40 minutes, they were sold out. To put that in context, last year 4 day passes took 8 weeks to sell out. 3 Day passes took a little over an hour to sell out this year. While this is a really cool thing to see, it has irked many convention lovers.

First, here is the story of the 3 day passes. While the 4 day pass sales were extraordinarily short, the 3 day pass sale was an event. At noon, like many others, I entered NYCC’s queue to purchase tickets. Like on the 4 day pass day, you would have been greeted with the following page:

Ticket Queue Page

But on June 18, there was an issue that cause this page to show and error message instead.

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World Cup Stars and their Comic Counterparts (Part II)

**NOTE: As I am still an American, I will refer to “football” as “soccer.” Suck it, rest of the world.**

I believe I speak for everyone when I say that the World Cup has not disappointed. At all. Some of the soccer stars highlighted in Part I of my series have shined like the badass superheroes they are. Some have not. Tim Cahill, who I compared to Wolverine, struck a thrashing volley with his Adamantium-boned  left foot. Clint Dempsey, or Iron Man, managed to weave his way through the Ghana defense with an entire nation on his back and score in the first thirty second of the USA’s first group match. He continued to play after getting his nose annihilated.  America. Ronaldo… Well, Ronaldo did this. Oh well, can’t win ’em all. Anyway, here’s a list of other notable soccer studs who play The Beautiful game in a heroic-ish and/or villainous way.

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World Cup Stars and their Comic Counterparts (Part 1)

**NOTE: As an American, I will be referring to The Beautiful Game as soccer, not football. If that’s a problem, I don’t give a shit. You’ll still enjoy the article.**

Huzzah! The World Cup is here! It comes around every four years like Leap Day, but the World Cup is infinitely more awesome. Earth’s workforce maniacally plots do to as little work as possible. Earthlings lock their eyes to their TVs, computer monitors, smartphones, cardboard boxes with children re-enacting a soccer game and cheer their country on. They marvel at the silky touch (and even silkier hair) of Pirlo, the blazing speed and control of Ronaldo. Belgium’s Marouane Fellaini’s fro. They are dazzled by how Messi seemingly keeps the ball on a string as he marauds through helpless defenses. They are heroes.

In celebration of the biggest sports tournament in the world, For The Blog is going to attempt to fuse sport and geekdom a touch by pointing out the comic counterparts of some of the players showcasing their super-powers in Brazil. Continue reading

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New Guardians of the Galaxy Trailer!

Author: Jay-Rey (@jay_rey)

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Hot damn! The second official Guardians of the Galaxy trailer just dropped about 40 minutes ago, and the movie continues to impress me. The Guardians of the Galaxy are the rag-tag group of space travelers who come together and kick ass. The first trailer looked awesome, and showed a more obvious humorous tone than other Marvel movies tend to. Don’t get me wrong, Iron Man is plenty funny, and Captain America had some good laughs too, but with Chris Pratt taking the lead it is hard not to think of Andy Dwyer. Not that this is bad, of course.

 

But check out the trailer and let us know what you think!

 

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For the Vlog! – March 23 – 30, 2014

Author: Jay-Rey (@jay_rey)

 

 

Last week, trailers were dropping like it was hot, some big announcements in comic book news, Facebook ruins everything! Let us know if we missed anything in the comments below.

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