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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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Fact Attack – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

 

This week’s Fact Attack has the old For the Blog veterans, Naz and CR! Diving into the sewers to share some trivia you might not know about the 4 hero’s of New York. Not the Fantastic Four, but the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

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Fact Attack – Shaun of the Dead

On this week’s episode of Fact Attack, Jay-Rey and Adam dive into the world of Edgar Wright’s Shaun of the Dead. Now, this movie has been an important film for Jay-Rey and the For the Blog crew. So much so, that their previous project, a comedy group called Kill the Queen, derived its name from a joke in the film.

Check out these 5 crazy facts, and let us know if we missed anything! What do you want to see the next Fact Attack about?

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Comic Book Trivia: Amazing Spider-Man Part 1

Written by Joe Naz (@Naz_islike)

Here we have a new series I’ll be starting, COMIC BOOK TRIVIA! We’ll start off with one of my favorite and most well known icons, Spider-Man. If you know any more cool facts about this web slinger then go rite ahead and sound off in the comments. They’ll be a part 2 that I’ll do that will cover more of 80’s and 90’s era trivia about our favorite friendly neighbor hood wall crawler!

1.  Aunt May & Uncle Ben’s have a story in Strange Tales #97 (1962) titled “Goodbye to Linda Brown!” They take care of a young woman and help nurse her back into care. Time for the M. Night Shyamalan twist… turns out the woman is a mermaid and must return to Atlantis. Seems like a story they really should have shared with Peter Parker.

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2. Aunt May makes a cameo appearance in Tales of Suspense #7 (1960) “I Come from the Shadow World” written by Stan Lee with Jack Kirby as artist.

3. Jack “The King” Kirby would go on to draw a few sample pages of Amazing Spider-Man, but Stan Lee would go on to choose Steve Ditko. Stan would say that he wanted the hero to be slender in appearance but Kirby kept drawing him to muscular. Kirby was mostly known for his more muscular heroes such as Thor, Fantastic Four, and the Hulk.

4. Strange Tales Annual Vol 1 #2 “On the Trail of the Amazing Spider-Man” would be one of the very few stories Jack Kirby got to illustrate.

5. John Romita SR, who would later take over art duties for Amazing Spider-Man, first drew his version of Spider-Man in Daredevil #16 written by Stan Lee. He would go on to create some of Marvel’s classic villains such as Kingpin, Rhino and Shocker. He would also finally reveal to readers to looks of the long mysterious Mary Jane Watson. He would go on to say that “I used Ann-Margret from the movie Bye Bye Birdie as a guide.”

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