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See a special sneak preview of "Guardians of the Galaxy" in IMAX 3D

See a special sneak preview of "Guardians of the Galaxy" in IMAX 3D

Marvel's new franchise-in-the-making film "Guardians of the Galaxy" doesn't hit theaters until August, but the studio is screening a special 17-minute sneak preview for Chicago-area geeks on July 7th!

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Comics Journalist writes about "The Economics of Digital Comics"

Comics Journalist writes about "The Economics of Digital Comics"

With so many Kickstarter projects looking for funding, you'd think there would be more devoted to the business of comic books. Apparently there aren't all that many, which is why Todd Allen's "Economics of Digital Comics" has gotten so much attention.

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The Force is with us: Why the George Lucas Museum is good for Chicago

The Force is with us: Why the George Lucas Museum is good for Chicago

If you had asked me a few weeks ago, I would have told you that the odds of George Lucas putting his new museum in Chicago were about 3,720 to 1. Someone must have mentioned that to Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who then replied “never tell me the odds!” (With an expletive attached to that I&...

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The Ray Wall Band swings with "HE'S SPIDER-MAN!"

The Ray Wall Band swings with "HE'S SPIDER-MAN!"

The Ray Wall Band is no stranger to GEEK TO ME.  When I last spoke with front man Ray Wall, the band had just finished producing a “rock opera” based on those uncanny mutant...

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Artist Rob Schamberger creates portraits of WWE Superstars

Artist Rob Schamberger creates portraits of WWE Superstars

I first discovered Rob Schamberger on Twitter, around the time the Kansas City native was promoting his artwork and prepping for a trip to Wrestlemania 29. His work has featured the likes of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson; Hulk Hogan;...

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Angelina Jolie gets "wicked" in Disney's MALEFICENT

Angelina Jolie gets "wicked" in Disney's MALEFICENT

“I’m not a bad girl, I’m just drawn that way.” – Jessica Rabbit

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Punk Rock Zombies take on Westboro Baptist Church in "Toe Tag Riot"

Punk Rock Zombies take on Westboro Baptist Church in "Toe Tag Riot"

Never let it be said that indie comic-book writer Matt Miner preferred to avoid controversy. After rattling some cages with his animal-rights advocating comic-book

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Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy' goes social

Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy' goes social

Marvel Studios continues to push the boundaries of movie marketing with it's newest franchise-in-the-making "Guardians of the Galaxy." When you consider that they are trying to make a "tent-pole event" out of a relatively unknown property, it seems like they're taking every chance possible to make...

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Marvel Studios debuts NEW Guardians of the Galaxy movie poster!

Marvel Studios debuts NEW Guardians of the Galaxy movie poster!

Marvel Studios presents a new poster for their upcoming feature film "Guardians of the Galaxy." Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper. Directed by James Gunn. Release date August 1, 2014

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Geek To Me @ C2E2: The Costumes and sights of the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo [GALLERY]

Geek To Me @ C2E2: The Costumes and sights of the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo [GALLERY]

The Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) brought out Chicago's geeks, nerds, cosplayers and fandom this past weekend, and the Redeye's Resident Geek - Elliott Serrano - was there to take in the sights! Here's a look at the many costumes, displays and comic-book celebs that were at...

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Comic book writer Scott Snyder talks about taking on Batman

Comic book writer Scott Snyder talks about taking on Batman

Among the many stars of comic books and graphic novels to appear at C2E2 (Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo) this weekend will be DC Comics' Batman scribe Scott Snyder.  I first discovered Snyder after reading his breakthrough horror title...

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Professional Wrestler Chris Daniels makes his comic book debut in "Aw Yeah Comics"

Professional Wrestler Chris Daniels makes his comic book debut in "Aw Yeah Comics"

The last time I spoke with him, Christopher Daniels was swinging through Chicago as part of the "Ring of Honor" wrestling promotion. Now the self-professed comic book geek - and one-half of the wrestling tag team known as "Bad Influence" - is back in town. This time though, it's not to wrestle but...

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A Tale of Two Podcasts

A Tale of Two Podcasts

A few weeks ago I was asked to appear on a couple podcasts that originate in Chicago. Due to a bit of absent-mindedness on my part, I ended up doing both podcasts on the same day. It made for quite the experience!

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Brian Azzarello Interview: Talking about the evolution of Batman and his greatest enemies

Brian Azzarello Interview: Talking about the evolution of Batman and his greatest enemies

The stars of comic books, television and movies will be in town this weekend during the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2), to be held at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. Among the comic...

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'Geek Porn' director Axel Braun on Avengers' Quicksilver, comic book costuming

'Geek Porn' director Axel Braun on Avengers' Quicksilver, comic book costuming

If there's anything you can count on when it comes to comic book fans and their favorite characters, it's controversy over how certain costumes are interpreted for movies and television.

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WWE Hall of Fame Inductee Lita talks about life in and outside the squared circle

WWE Hall of Fame Inductee Lita talks about life in and outside the squared circle

This Sunday the WWE will be putting on its biggest pay-per-view of the year in Wrestlemania XXX. Billed as the “showcase of the immortals” Wrestlemania XXX will also be the first PPV event to be offered on the fledging WWE Network.

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier REVIEW

Captain America: The Winter Soldier REVIEW

There was a point in Captain America: The Winter Soldier where I decided that the movie could do no wrong. The film had already established the relationship between Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and Sam Wilson (Antony Mackie) rather effortlessly in the opening minutes. Knowing the...

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"This Is Madness: Star Wars Character Tournament" Sweet Sixteen Predictions

"This Is Madness: Star Wars Character Tournament" Sweet Sixteen Predictions

It’s the greatest tournament in the galaxy! No, not the NCAA, but the “This Is Madness - Star Wars Character Tournament”

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Gaming geeks save the world in "Planetary Defense Force"

Gaming geeks save the world in "Planetary Defense Force"

For the past month, Andy North and the crew of the “Planetary Defense Force” (PDF) have been holding shows at The Public House Theater....

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LEGO debuts new Minifigures series featuring "The Simpsons"!

LEGO debuts new Minifigures series featuring "The Simpsons"!

Today LEGO debuted a new set of "minifigures" modeled after the characters from the long-running animated series "The Simpsons." The initial run will include favorites like Milhouse Van Houten, Krusty the Clown, Ralph Wiggum, and of course the entire Simpsons family. According to...

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X-Men: Days of Future Past Official Trailer 2

X-Men: Days of Future Past Official Trailer 2

The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in "X-Men: Days of Future Past."

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AW YEAH Comics to host "Comics, Chords & Cocktails"

AW YEAH Comics to host "Comics, Chords & Cocktails"

I always enjoy sharing the fun and interesting events that go on in Chicago's Geek and Nerd Community, especially when they involve combining the arts, like music and comic books.

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PEANUTS 3D Trailer debuts!

PEANUTS 3D Trailer debuts!

When you tell me that they're making a 3D CGI movie featuring Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the Peanuts gang, of course my spidey-senses are gonna start to tingle. In today's age of strip-mining the past of all its nostalgia for the purpose of making...

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This Is Madness: The Star Wars Character Tournament - Round One Predictions

This Is Madness: The Star Wars Character Tournament - Round One Predictions

The greatest tournament in the galaxykicks off today! No, I’m not talking about that silly, boring tournament involving - yawn - college basketball. I’m talking about the “This Is Madness: The Star Wars Character Tournament”, where Star Wars...

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Star Wars: Honor Among Thieves [PREVIEW]

Star Wars: Honor Among Thieves [PREVIEW]

As production on Star Wars: Episode Seven ramps up, interest in that galaxy far, far away is also increasing. And the "classic trilogy" is getting lots of attention since it looks like the new film is going to reunite Mark Hamill,

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Her Universe and Nerdist Industries to present "Geek Couture" Fashion Show

Her Universe and Nerdist Industries to present "Geek Couture" Fashion Show

If there has ever been a market that goes underestimated, in my opinion it's the female market. It baffles me why some companies insist on ignoring women, especially when it comes to typically "geeky" things like toys, science fiction/fantasy books and movies.

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NFL Pro Israel Idonije talks about Jimmy Fallon and the future of Athlitacomics

NFL Pro Israel Idonije talks about Jimmy Fallon and the future of Athlitacomics

After heating things up as a member of the "Hottest Geek Guys of Winter 2014", NFL pro (and former Chicago Bear)

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