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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60 Second Week in Geek #4 – June 9, 2014

60 seconds of weekly geekly news! This week, a lot of stuff happened on the weekend that I didn’t anticipate for when I recorded on Friday, but I should be pretty up to date! Plus you get to look at Jared Leto’s face!

Mortal Kombat X Trailer – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ci6lMQNLKZU
Sailor Moon Remake Trailer – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9Ft3viBgtQ

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by | June 9, 2014 · 9:32 am

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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The New Genre: Super Hero Movies (Part I)

Author: Jay-Rey (@jay_rey)

The two largest publishers of comic books are DC and Marvel. While constantly duking it out in the comic book stores, they have recently started doing battle in theaters too. The name of the game for both studios is franchise, and that is exactly what both companies plan to do. But will this competition hurt the super hero movies of the future?

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