Archive for the ‘Wicked Awesome’ Category

“A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS”, THE GAME EDITION.

“A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS”, THE GAME EDITION.
Posted on: July 29th, 2014 by Sean Kent

Each week the Comic Stop – University District manager, Sean Kent, talks about “A Few of My Favorite Things…” This week he talks: GAMES Everyone has a board game that he or she is thoroughly dedicated to and will consistently recommend but that doesn’t mean that they won’t get totally immersed in a new suggested […]

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STAR WARS MINECRAFT

STAR WARS MINECRAFT
Posted on: July 18th, 2014 by Michael Byers

Three years in the making and based on the original cut of Star Wars, (Yes, Greedo shot first. We know.), a group of madmen have been remaking the entire first Star Wars movie in Minecraft. And by “first”, I mean the first movie to be released, not Episode One. Now that they are close to […]

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COMIC STOP BOOK CLUB COMES TO THE U-DISTRICT

COMIC STOP BOOK CLUB COMES TO THE U-DISTRICT
Posted on: July 17th, 2014 by Sean Kent

Hi everyone! Sean Kent, manager of the Comic Stop U-District here. I wanted to let everyone know that the Comic Stop Book Club is making a return engagement on Wednesday, July 30th. This month’s selection is Bryan Lee O’Malley’s just released “Seconds”. You can come by the University District Comic Stop and pick up a […]

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JOE PICKS HIS 3 MOST HARDCORE SUPERHEROES

JOE PICKS HIS 3 MOST HARDCORE SUPERHEROES
Posted on: July 17th, 2014 by Joe McGee

There’s a lot of reasons to become a super hero. Maybe someone close to you died (like Spider-man), or you’re trying to make the world better (like Superman), or someone close to you died (like Batman), or you were bored (like Deadpool), or maybe even someone close to you died (like Green Lantern, Star-Lord, Aquaman, […]

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8 SERIES THAT PROVE CREATOR-OWNED COMICS ARE BETTER THAN CORPORATE ONES

8 SERIES THAT PROVE CREATOR-OWNED COMICS ARE BETTER THAN CORPORATE ONES
Posted on: July 16th, 2014 by Michael Byers

This article originally appeared on Salon.com. From “Nailbiter” to “Krampus” to “Sex Criminals,” the comics you should be reading instead of Spider-Man and X-Men by Mark Peters Comic books have traditionally been a tough place for writers and artists seeking to own — or profit from — their creations. Though he’s apparently well-compensated by Marvel, […]

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AN ANIME-LOVER’S GUIDE TO AMERICAN COMICS

AN ANIME-LOVER’S GUIDE TO AMERICAN COMICS
Posted on: July 15th, 2014 by Heather Harris-McFarlane

At least once a week, someone wanders into the shop from the anime collectables store across the way and mentions that they’d love to start reading “American” comics, by which they just mean “other than manga, regardless of the author’s country of origin.” Does this sound familiar? If so, let me make a few recommendations […]

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READY TO KILL SOME XENOMORPHS? SEAN SHOWS YOU THE GEAR!

READY TO KILL SOME XENOMORPHS? SEAN SHOWS YOU THE GEAR!
Posted on: July 14th, 2014 by Sean Kent

“These Colonial Marines are very tough hombres. They’re packing state-of-the-art firepower, there’s nothing they can’t handle.” – Carter Burke, Special Projects Director for Weyland-Yutani (Space) Corp’s Special Services Division For those who may or may not have seen the near perfect sci-fi classic film Aliens, that’s a bit of foreshadowing. The Colonial Marines are the […]

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WHAT IF DOCTOR WHO WAS A JAPANESE SHOW FROM THE 70′s? NOW YOU KNOW.

WHAT IF DOCTOR WHO WAS A JAPANESE SHOW FROM THE 70′s? NOW YOU KNOW.
Posted on: July 10th, 2014 by Michael Byers

Perhaps the strangest thing you’ll see online this week is a video short that surfaced on Youtube the other day without any real explanation. The short is a parody of classic-era “Doctor Who,” but done in a style that resembles Japanese tokusatsu shows from the late 1970s/early 1980s. The result is trippy and quite amusing. […]

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SO YOU WANT TO PLAY D&D? LET JOE HELP.

SO YOU WANT TO PLAY D&D? LET JOE HELP.
Posted on: July 10th, 2014 by Michael Byers

The release of the new Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set next week got me to thinking about why you should be playing this great game. But, why should you listen to me? Well, let me give you a little bit of background on my D&D career. Since 2005, I’ve played D&D pretty consistently and I’ve […]

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Sean Talks… THE APOCALYPSE!

Sean Talks… THE APOCALYPSE!
Posted on: July 9th, 2014 by Michael Byers

The Apocalypse is Nigh! So we all know that the end times are upon us. That at any moment the Earth as we know will be torn asunder and our lives will be irrevocably changed forever! Few will survive and even fewer will be able to thrive in a new hostile world. Whether this post-apocalyptic […]

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