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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Double Shows-Interview w/ "13" Comic Creator, David Walker! And The latest blog entry from The Shoppe's Daryll B!

Salutations, Crumpets and Cornbread, citizens! Our double matinee/Grindhouse Sundays broadcast starts with The Comic Shoppe Show at 6pm featuring our special guest, Mr. David Walker, writer/co-creator of the upcoming sci-fi graphic novel entitled, Number 13. We will be interviewing Mr. Walker regarding his latest '13" project as well as his work with Dark Horse Comics. And in addition, the "Podcast Avengers" (Daryll B., Capt. Kirk and Dburt) will be unpacking the latest news in the world of sci-fi, comics, fantasy and film. Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620!

And if the Comic Shoppe wasn't enough "edutainment" for your senses, Afronerd Radio bats second at 7pm with your hosts, Dburt and Captain Kirk. The issues at hand are: picking up from the Mid Week broadcast, The University of Mississippi chooses its first Black Homecoming queen; recent polling suggests that racism toward minorities is at a fever pitch in the wake of the current presidential campaign season; Cloud Atlas, the latest sci-fi tour de force from the Wachowskis is receiving charges of racial insensitivity from the Asian community regarding "Yellowface" minstrelsy; and something straight from comic books, Star Trek and Fringe-a recent Talk Nerdy to Me blog interview posits the serious notion that doppleganger dimensions (or "multiverses") might actually exist...whew! AGAIN, check us out at 6pm and 7pm!

Double Shows-Interview w/ "13" Comic Creator, David Walker!

And then there's the latest (actually, belated..sorry Daryll B.) blog entry from The Shoppe's Daryll B.

Hello Afronerd and Comic Book Movie Readers. A lot to hit you folks with this week, starting with a humorous quote that CA Chief Editor Joseph Hughes found by the main cinemaographer of The Dark Knight Rises:


  Wow... jealous and on your high horse much? I mean with Avengers you had to look hard for mistakes and filmed irregularities. Watching The Dark Knight Rises, my friends and I were actually pointing them out on the FIRST showing. Pardon me if i didn't take your ADVANCED schooling but I think a chase doesn't go from bright sunlight to dark night (pun intended) in just 10 minutes....

  The more I hear about Jeph Loeb's Nova take the more I want to throttle something... 


  Seriously, would it have been so hard for these writers to confer with DnA about where they left the Marvel Cosmic Universe (2nd pun intended), and see if they had any outs for the major characters that wouldn't have their loyal fans pissed off?

  However in better Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning news......


  DnA on Battlestar Galactica? Mark Waid on The Green Hornet? The return of The Dresden Files? Yeahhhhh Big Two, you might not be seeing a lot of my money from this point on... Dap Me Some Dynamite!

  Then Marvel goes and does this....


  The Master of the zombie story... doing a zombie story for Marvel? Who cares if the zombies are powered or not? This is a coup!

  Speaking of Masters...


  Well, The Doctor's Wife was awesome... if Gaiman's second venture into who is even half as good as that was, it is still better than 85% of television out there...

  I have to give it up to Marc Guggenheim and the folks at Arrow...


  They aren't shying away from the fans' desires and the first two episodes were good... even if they do show Smallville tendencies combined with a "Batman Inner Monologue" type thing....

  Two views of the New York Comic Convention from more articulate people than myself: Augie DeBlieck Jr and Sonia Harris of Comic Book Resources:



  As I stated before, even as the convention grows and gets insanely hectic, the experiences are amazing. Conventions like this one or the San Diego one or Philly, Chicago etc. are the ultimate melting pots for persons with geek tendencies. As you heard on last week's show, even if you hadn't the best time, there were still images and interactions that last with you for awhile. Such as this one from Brett White who ran across a cosplayer who totally changed his view of them as a whole:


As always, I expect you all to respect these fine ladies and gents who go the extra mile to look the part of our favorite heroes and villains. Finally, Gavok from 4thLetter does one of my favorite bits over the last couple of years and challenges artists from the Artist Alley potion of the convention to draw a character with a prop:


OH YEAHHHHHHHHH! *Twirls finger in the air* This was a brief fly by since I am still on convention recovery. Thanks for reading and until next week readers, Keep Fantasizing!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Afronerd Radio's Mid Week in Review Ed. Airs Wed @7pm EST!

And yet another show unfolds in record time! Don't forget to set your clocks for this Wednesday at 7pm when your Podcast Avengers, Dburt and Captain Kirk unpack the following current event laden topics: a brief synopsis of the third and final presidential debate; continuing last show discussion regarding new polling that asserts that minorities are joining the LGBT comminity in greater numbers than Whites; Dburt calls the Rob Redding Show which segues into a discussion into: 1) interracial vs INTRAracial violence and 2) a local crime that disturbs the hosts on a personal level and lastly, if time permits, a University of Mississippi student makes history (and Dburt disapproves). Call the hosts live at-646-915-9620.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Wednesday's Mid Week in Review Show! @Afronerd Radio-7pm! Topics?-The Hofstra U Debates; Dinesh's Tomcatting Ways; Cardboard Bike?; Rihanna/Chris Brown Blackface skit & More!

Power to the citizens and all that jazz! Welcome to Afronerd Radio's Mid Week in Review broadcast airing this evening at 7pm (EST) sharp! Join Dburt and Captain Kirk as they utilize their conservative (and oftentimes independent) stethoscopes to "diagnose" the following current event topics: last night's 2nd presidential debate appears to point to Mr. Obama rising from the ashes not unlike the mythical phoenix; noted conservative pundit/college president/author and recent filmmaker, Dinesh D'souza appears to have been caught in a rather embarrassing (if not hypocritical) predicament relating to infidelity; in tech or new invention news-stay tuned for the cable TV killer called, "Boxee" and a bike that was constructed out of cardboard; an upstate NY High School performs a blackface routine mocking Chris Brown and Rihanna and if time permits, the Bachelor tv show receives a surprise court decision regarding its racial conundrum. Call the hosts love at 646-915-9620.

Wednesday's Mid Week in Review Show! @Afronerd Radio-7pm!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Doublemint Sundays! Comic Shoppe Airs @6pm & Afronerd @7pm!

It's that time once AGAIN, folks! Just like a set of twins in those legendary doublemint gum commercials, check out our back to back broadcasts of The Comic Shoppe and Afronerd Radio at 6pm and 7pm, respectively. Join Captain Kirk, Daryll B. and Dburt at 6pm for the Comic Shoppe when they discuss the following sci-fi, comic book, fantasy and video gaming topics: Dburt talks about his Saturday visit to the NY Comic-Con; Cartoon Network viewers caught a surprise when Saturday's regularly scheduled Young Justice and Green Lantern shows were unceremoniously pulled off the air to be re-shown in 2013; and speaking of Comic-Con, Marvel CCO, Joe Quesada gave hints of another forthcoming movie announcement (Black Panther; West Coast Avengers?) ; Agent Coulson appears to have been resurrected for the upcoming SHIELD TV seriesand lastly, Mark Millar might be responsible for gluing the Marvel/Fox comic book movie universes together afterall. Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.

And then there's Afronerd Radio airing at 7pm! Join Captain Kirk and Dburt ast they discuss the following: last week's VP debates (Biden vs Ryan or The Joker vs The Riddler); the Florida Board of Ed sets up achievement goals based on race; the Racialicious blog comments on Marvel Comics' diversity initiative and lastly, what does Lil Wayne have to do with old Hollyweird culture?....clues available at tonight!

Doublemint Sundays! Comic Shoppe Airs @6pm & Afronerd Radio @7pm!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

It's Wednesday! Check Our Mid Week in Review Show @7pm! Topics? Stacey Dash Puts Up her Mitts; Black Superheroes; Nobel Prize Winner, John Gurdon & More!

What's going on, people! SHOCKER! We have another show filled with fire and brimstone! (we hope!) set for this Wednesday at 7pm eastern. Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620. For this broadcast's Mid Week in Review segment, Dburt and Captain Kirk discuss the following current event topics: 2012 Nobel Prize winning scientist, John Gurdon was actually discouraged from pursuing a science career by a teacher in 1949; picking up from a missed issue from last week-Dburt's rediscovery of the Pan-African flag; per a Comicbookmovie.com op-ed, Black superhero films have difficulty getting greenlighted due to sub par villains; actress, Stacey Dash gets death threats for being "non-tribal" by supporting Mitt Romney for president and pending those pesky time constraints, we might be able to discuss a disturbing video that sheds more light and critique on NYPD's controversial stop and frisk initiative.

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Grindhouse Sundays! Comic Shoppe @6pm & Afronerd @7pm! Oh and There's The Latest Blog Entry from Daryll B!

Howdy, crumpets, power to the people and all that jazz......it's finally Grindhouse Sundays, folks! Welcome to our double feature shows with The Comic Shoppe batting first at 6pm and Afronerd Radio batting second at 7pm eastern standard. Pull up a cozy seat and listen to Daryll B., Captain Kirk and Dburt the Afronerd as the unpack the following comic book, fantasy, sci fi and video gaming related topics: although Daryll discussed the new Looper film last show, the Captain and Dburt finally got around to viewing it and an extended review is needed; the Prometheus DVD will be released in a few days and the Easter eggs just provide further speculation (was the Charlize Theron character transgendered?....and is there a hint of a Blade Runner connection?); more DC52 retconning (or is it "pro-conning") implications with the latest Flash regarding his origin and whether Wally West makes an appearance; and speaking of "pro-conning," the Joker returns and lastly, if time permits, the crew's thoughts about new Fall animation (Green Lantern, Ben 10 and Young Justice). Call in live at 646-915-9620.

And for the listener that prefers his "nerdic" radio to have a bit more "edge," check out Afronerd Radio airing at 7pm. Join Dburt and Captain Kirk as they shed light on the following issues: author/journalist and now Afronerd contributor, Norman Kelley stops by to assist with our impression of last week's presidential debates; is the Black community abandoning President Obama? and Dburt has some anecdotal musings on the origins of the Pan-African flag. Check us out and Don't be scared!

Grindhouse Sundays! Comic Shoppe @6pm & Afronerd @7pm!

And while you wait for our stellar broadcasts, read the latest blog posting from The Shoppe's own Daryll B.:

Ah another week off from blogging while I prepped my questions for NY Comic Con Next Week and I feel refreshed while the worlds of science fiction, comics, television and movies rolled on. Shall we jump into the fray?

  -Great mid season/fall finale to Warehouse 13 with one character's apparent death and another's apparent "evil" turn. Artie's twist and more Brent Spiner! What isn't there for this geek to love?  

-Meanwhile, it is once again time for this critic to eat some crow...again. Although I still hate the animation style with a passion, I have to admit that the animated Green Lantern still is one of the best written animated fare for someone like me. Given missteps in things I thought I would love (Ultimate Spider-Man) and others not getting off the ground (Hulk Gamma Corps), GL remains a constant along with the OUTSTANDING Young Justice series....

-South Park has started again and taken dead aim in its first two shows at the NFL and its sarcastic stand on concussions and the whole Honey Boo Boo phenomenom and how society might have just lowered the bar on itself... Yeahhhhh

  -I liked but didn't love the Amy and Rory Doctor Who finale. I was never Amy's biggest fan, but come on, as soon as the writers came up with THAT plot device ending using the Weeping Angels, every hardcore Doctor Who fan has found at least 10 different loopholes to have the couple return... New shows start again next year...  

-Meanwhile, one of my surprising finds last year returns in Bedlam, which runs circles around American Horror Story. And following that, for all you Michael Fassbender fans, is the good Buffy meets Harry Potter-like series Hex.

  -Please Revolution writers and fans... how can you have an apocalyptic event like the "death" of all electricity and power, then have PERFECTLY clean and primped lead actors? Say what you will about Falling Skies and The Walking Dead, at least the actors look like they've suffered a bit....

  -Finally, leave it to Alphas and Fringe to use two concepts sci-fi fans said that they NEVER wanted to see again on television with limited budgets, a Taskmaster character and an extreme jump ahead in time, and pull it off successfully. Can I go back in time to Heroes and Terra Nova for some extreme fixes? Sigh....


  Augie DeBlieck Jr and Brett White both give their opinions on the Avengers DvD upon its release last Tuesday


   http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=41204   I think they both liked it....lol At this point is there anyone in the world from our genre that hated it?

  A Brett White two-fer as he then explains why Avengers vs X-Men worked for him:  


Yeahhhh.... a convincing argument for a lot of people... just not for me. I still say that in de-valuing the super-villain / deconstructing the superhero, Marvel has done their universe more harm then good....

  MorrisonCon happened while I was away and I haven't heard a lot of horror stories coming from the gathering of his fans and those lovers of Brit affiliated Sci-Fi but these two things stood out. First, news on his long awaited/anticipated Multiversity project...


  -Then proving that his friends are all spirited personalities, check out this debate on the state of comics as it relates to just about everything....


  Damn. If these guys every pooled their resources, we at the ComicShoppe might be in tremendous trouble of losing our spot....  

-Many props to David Brothers at 4thLetter for this..  


  -If you can't chuckle at this, you just don't like having fun:


  Who knew Yvonne kicked so much booty?!?!?!

  -I love when Grantland does "behind the scenes/hidden history" articles like this:


  I'd also recommend the ones they have done on The National and WFAN Radio. Besides, Gerry Conway REALLY didn't like Gwen Stacy huh?

  -Something to make the AfroNerd smile:


  ....but I just don't know yet... I'll see it of course but I'm a little indifferent right now....

  -Only in the world of comics....


Only Todd McFarlane.....

  -Something for Captain Kirk...  


  Well we did say we wanted Batman to display his detective skills... Sheesh...

  -Finally DC gets something right in their cross promotion:


  I mean this will give characters like Cyborg a higher profile. No way could they mess this one up...


  um...I stand corrected... ouch.....

  Finally, Don McPherson gives a little warning to those of us that like buying pieces of original art.


  As with everything, BUYER BEWARE!

So I guess that does it for me this week. Next week I will be canvassing NY Comic Con to as fans, creators, and the person on the street hard-hitting questions in the Daryll B. style. Meaning I might need bail money by Sat. Afternoon.... Until next time readers, Keep Fantasizing!