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Sunday, January 06, 2013

Double The Fun! Comic Shoppe @6pm & Afronerd Radio@7pm! Peter Parker No More?; CW's Amazon; Kwanzaa, No More? (Acc. to Sen. Glenn Grothman); Slave Films & Daryll B.'s Latest Pulp Posting!

Howdy, fair citizens! It's a new year and we can't afford to slow down or rest on our laurels! Listen to your "Podcast Avengers" (Daryll B., Captain Kirk and Dburt) on The Comic Shoppe starting at 6pm unravel the following topical issues: does the success of Django: Unchained raise the bar for minority (super) heroism as it is depicted in the media or should it?; Spiderman no more? Our thoughts on the infamous 700th issue of The Amazing Spiderman; more news regarding the CW's upcoming Wonder Woman inspired show entitled, Amazon; our thoughts on the Evil Dead reboot and new trailer; Dburt reviews Dynamite Comics' Masks; BBC America releases its latest sc-fi TV trailer, Orphan Black and lastly, IGN.com posits that after the success of 2012's comic book movies, 2013 is going to be an uphill battle. Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.

And as eventful and "geekly" informative as The Comic Shoppe is, there's still more with Afronerd featuring Captain Kirk airing at 7pm eastern standard. Listen to Captain Kirk and Dburt confabulate on the following issues: is there a grain of truth relating to Wisconsin GOP Senator, Glen Grothman's claim that African-Americans really "don't care about Kwanzaa?" ; continuing where we left off from last week's broadcast (Hitler statue causing a stir in Poland, sperm donor might have to pay child support, etc) ; a recent Daily Beast post posits whether Africa's rising economic outlook makes the continent the "new Asia" and lastly, with Django: Unchained's growing popularity, The Root highlights 12 films that tackled slavery as an entertainment device. The fun begins at 6pm sharp!

Double The Fun! Comic Shoppe @6pm & Afronerd Radio@7pm!

Oh and then there's The Shoppe's Daryll B. and his latest post New Year meanderings...with links!

You ever wake up knowing that you were going to piss a lot of people off? Well AfroNerd Readers, it is going to be that type of blog for me in 3 respects:

First, Dan Slott getting death threats over the "final" Amazing Spider-Man storyline. Now I am not going to say that I agree with some of these nutjobs who take a fictional story WAAAAYYY too seriously. I mean it is ok to feel passion because after all, that is what art is supposed to be about, evoking an emotional response from those who choose to peruse it. However, getting worked up enough to even suggest taking another human life? For those people I suggest taking up another artform because obviously they can't handle reading comics anymore....

With that being said, I know that a lot of Spidey Fans are divided over the events of the issue where Peter Parker is no longer Spider-Man but "Peter Parker" is. I know people who have been in a cave for the last month read that last line and went "What?".... You can read the spoilers everywhere on the net by now so I will not get into it but suffice to say that after reading my blogs here over the past, you ought to know where I am going with this....

I HATE this move with a passion!

I am all about the classic villain vs hero matchups but someone has to explain to me how "creatively" getting rid of one of Spider-Man's greatest villains is going to benefit the character. Heck, the creepy implications involving Aunt May and Mary Jane with "Peter Parker" is going to have me needing a shower after reading this book. Don't misunderstand me though, I want creators to take chances and introduce new-newish ideas to the table to prevent my heroes from getting stale and I appreciate Slott's cahojes, but no.. just no...

Second, I could take the reason why SyFy took the episode of Haven guest starring Laura Vandervoot as a vengeful "trouble" getting some sort of payback at a high school reunion because it fell in the week of the Sandy Hook shootings. But... of course the station took it too far by taking it AND the season ending episode off the next 2 following weeks. Now as a devoted Stephen King and Sci-Fi fan, I took this as a slap in the face. Think about it, you've invested a couple of months into the show hoping for the big payoff storyline wise and SyFy essentially chickened out, leaving Haven fans holding the bag. And these idiots wonder why more people are eschewing weekly viewing for the online torrent? Hell, these are the same folks who show all sort of bad monster/creature movies and they can't handle this?

Lastly, I love Marvel and their handling of the movie franchises but isn't the selections for Guardians of the Galaxy supposed to finalized already? It seems every other day another new candidate for Star-Lord is better brought up or the lineup for the team is being reshuffled. They do know that the movie is supposed to be released in Early 2014 right? I mean, Marvel/Disney is starting to look a lot like Warner Bros/DC and JLA here.... Not a good sign...


More Spidey #700 opinions here:





- Crazy State of the Comic Year Review by Robot 6:


Double The Fun! Comic Shoppe @6pm & Afronerd Radio@7pm! http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2013/01/the-grumpy-color-tom-and-carla-wreck-2012-part-2/

and by different creators themselves



- Now this is cool:


To repeat... the dude built a lit up Iron Man Arc Reactor and housed the engagement ring for the girlfriend inside of it. Now that's taking your love to the next level!

- Get Well Soon Peter David!


It is an understatement to sat that Mr. David hasn't been a part in some way of every comic/fantasy franchise that I follow. To me he might be the closest thing comic book fans have to a Quincy Jones. Youngsters do your research on Quincy Jones and his multitude of projects and you'll see why I make that comparison

- O come on! You knew I had to link to a David Brothers Article....


Rest In Peace Keiji Nakazawa!

- Meanwhile his cohort Gavok has this interesting viewpoint on Rocky III:


I hope everyone saw the return of DC Nation on Saturday but in case you didn't allow me to twist the knife a lil:


Thunder and Lightning short! Woo!

O-oh.... http://www.comicsalliance.com/2012/12/31/shield-tv-pilot-joss-whedon-comics/

*sigh* I trust Whedon... I trust Whedon.... I... am a lil insecure about this....

Ok that's it for me this week... Happy New Year All! Until Next Time, Keep Fantasizing!

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