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Rise of Adult Comics
Those Batman fans lucky enough to have arrived early on the third day of New York City’s 2015 Comic Con were treated to a preview of the thirtieth anniversary celebration of Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns. Despite the long lines and confusion, fans eagerly awaited the arrival of Miller onstage to discuss his work. As he stepped under the lights, the air became charged with the excitement of those who witnessed the monumental 80s comic hit stands during their childhood. The crowd was full of men in their 20s, 30s, and 40s, meaning that the comic had stuck with them over the years. Miller’s story is certainly special in its staying power, but it also speaks to the nature of adult comics as an industry.
Scariest 90s Horror Movies
Movie fans like Quentin Tarantino often consider the 90s to be the worst decade for horror movies. It was the era that spawned terrible blockbusters and commercially-driven cash grab films. Despite how much people may malign the scariest 90s horror movies, there are still genuine pieces of cinema to be found in the the realm of horror. This era was an experimental period where horror fans saw the rise of found footage, psychological slashers, and meta horror about the genre itself. This period proved to be a breeding ground for films sufficient for any horror aficionado.
Brutal Zombie Kills
Zombie flicks are the best way to fantasize about killing thousands of one’s fellow humans without guilt or remorse. That kind of destruction, however, comes with collateral damage. Possessing no empathy, few manners, and a disregard for the welfare of humanity, when it’s time for the zombies to get their revenge, they become a little more creative than your average human. They tend to reveal what lies deepest inside us—in a strictly anatomical sense. Compiled below are some of the most brutal zombie kills: that intrusive, eviscerating style of murder that only a horde of zombies could perform.
History of 'Goosebumps'
In the world of children’s horror fiction, American author R. L. Stine created a series of stories that follow young children who always seem to find their way into scary situations. Beginning in 1992, Scholastic began releasing these soon-to-be trendy tales of young characters. By 1997, the publishing house put out 62 Goosebumps books and sold over 350 million copies in 32 languages.
Cosplayer Holly Wolf
Holly Wolf is a Canadian model who juggles her career as a playmate with her passion for geek pop culture and cosplay. The Toronto native is a self-proclaimed Zelda who provides breakdowns of her costumes on her website alongside details of her armor-making skills. She was the first-ever cover model of Geek Fantasy, a men’s magazine, where she cosplayed Captain America. Wolf is an internationally-recognized model who has graced the pages of FHM while appearing on the cover of Playboy Slovakia. Her honors include 2014 Playmate of the Year for the Czech edition of the venerated publication. Cosplayer Holly Wolf symbolizes a new wave of pop culture—it is possible to be a smart, beautiful geek girl.
Best Old School Android Games
Miss the old times when consoles rocked this world? Sega, Nintendo, and Atari struggled in the market as designers invented more and more of those cute 8-bit games. Mario, Tanks, Contra Force, and Battletoads will be in our hearts forever. Of course, modern games have hundreds of awesome advantages. Hyper-realistic graphics, jaw-dropping plots, and insanely huge virtual worlds make it difficult to escape alternative reality and grab a snack. Take a look at all those modern fancy and attractive characters. All their moves are incredibly true to life.
Comic Creators to Follow on Twitter
The advent of social media platforms like Twitter has made it easier for fanboys and girls to stay in touch with their favorite creators than ever before. This has been an incredible boon for comic fans since now they don’t have to wait for a con to ask their favorite writers and artists their burning questions. You no longer need to wait for an interview to hear what a creator is thinking in regards to just about anything. Twitter has become the sounding board for discussions on some of the biggest controversies to hit the industry. If you want to keep your finger on the pulse of what’s hot in the world of comics then there's no better place than Twitter and there’s no one more vocal about the state of the industry at large than the people working in the trenches.
Hottest Superhero Actors
Superhero movies aren't just for geeks any more. Over the past few years, the whole world has discovered the thrill of Marvel, DC and more—giving the genre a ton of extended popularity. While it comes as no surprise thanks to the hype, plenty of hot Hollywood actors have taken on exciting roles as they save the world on our screens. Read on to discover our picks of the top ten hottest men who've played superheroes!
History of New York Comic Con
Once upon a time, comic conventions were seen as strange niche gatherings that only the diehard would go to. Although the diehard will still go to these events religiously, they have become far more popular in the past 10 years due to the increasing celebrity presence, amazing cosplay, and friendly atmosphere. San Diego Comic Con is the undisputed king of the comic con world. However, it’s east coast sister from New York is gaining in speed and has grown from somewhat humble beginnings to a behemoth of an event.
Best Monopoly Special Editions
Within a year of the Monopoly game’s release in the US, 35,000 copies of the game were being made evert week. Their momentum hasn't slowed, as the game continues to sell at a rapid fire pace and make millions each year. The popular board game is so well known that it has been transformed into unique editions, and with games based on A Christmas Story, Star Wars, and World of Warcraft, there is one for fans of every genre. The current iteration of the traditional version of the game was first published by Parker Brothers in 1935. Subtitled "The Fast-Dealing Property Trading Game," the game is named after the economic concept of monopoly—the domination of a market by a single entity.
Best President TV Shows
Writers and actors are quick to deny that there are any connections between their fictional TV presidents and their historical counterparts. It's hard not to recognize the parallels when a close eye is applied. Where the similarities end, the differences seem to represent the wishes and fantasies of the show runner. Perhaps the best president TV shows are indicative of the political leanings of the Hollywood writer's culture and beliefs. Presidential hopefuls present and future should take a moment to review these TV presidential play books.
Professional Cosplayer Crystal Graziano
It’s a rare sight to see someone be a professional cosplayer. Many who attend conventions do it for fun and generally are fairly low budget. This isn’t to disparage what they’ve done, but when observing a cosplayer such as Crystal Graziano it’s fair to say that she deserves the title ‘professional cosplayer’. A google search of her name will bring up countless results of high quality cosplays ranging from Bioware RPG’s like ‘Mass Effect’ to Japanese Anime. But what does being a professional cosplayer even mean? How do you become a professional cosplayer, and is it simply looking pretty? Not in the slightest.For professional cosplayers it seems fitting to point out that, yes, cosplaying is usually their only source of income. There are very few in the world as of this moment, but more and more are coming into the fold as years go by.