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#Kirby 100: Jack and the Argo Nuts

 

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Sure, Jack Kirby’s a revered artist, and he created some of the best known comic characters around. Captain America and the Avengers and the Inhumans and the X-men, Galactus and the Silver Surfer and Red Skull and Darkseid, Kirby had a major hand in the stories and look of the heroes and villains currently raking in millions upon millions for film franchises on both sides of the ‘verse divide. He’s a giant of a figure, as BBP continues celebrating a summer of Kirby at 100. But did you know Jack Kirby was a spy?

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It Won’t Take Wealth To Get Your Hands On “The Black Sinister” HC On The Wednesday Run

It’s been ten years since the 2007-2008 global financial crisis that devastated longstanding, too-big-to-fail, banking institutions and shattered the life savings of hundreds of thousands of hard working people.

Entire countries were enveloped in the quicksand of collapse. Jobs were eliminated overnight. Lives were lost.

And hatred, abhorrence and distrust for the affluent deepened and spread.

The phrase “1 per cent” became mainstream, and pop culture followed down that rabbit hole in many ways, be it film or music, continuously shining the light of justice and social equity on money, power…and, in the case of comic books, the rich superheroes that protected the city and its citizens!

Ladies and gentlemen, purveyors of social justice, fandom of a certain age, if you haven’t already had the pleasure, let me introduce to today’s release of The Black Sinister!

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Heroes and Villains – Reviewing Recent Comics 7-26-2017

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This time on Heroes and Villains, we’ll be looking at a variety of comics out this week and last, from a variety of genres. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on Captain Canuck #12, Spawn #276, Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers #1, Savage Dragon #225, Crosswind #2, and Fantomah #1… be warned, there may be spoilers…

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Happy TIFFmas! Toronto’s film fest reveals first 2017 picks

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It’s the silly season for Toronto filmgoers, the cine-season, TIFFmas to many devoted local movie buffs. Today the Toronto International Film Festival 2017 edition announced its first swath of upcoming films. These are Gala and Special Presentation flicks, and there’s bound to be a passel of Oscar-hunting contenders worth checking out. Catch the full list after the jump!

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Riverdale Season Two Sneak Peek

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Hold onto your burgers. Here’s a sneak peak at Riverdale Season Two!

Things are going to be different. Darker.

Riverdale returns October 12. Season One is streaming now on Netflix.

Game of Thrones S07 E02: Stormborn

Game of Thrones treated us to a dark and stormy episode two, as our heroes face internal whirlwinds, uneasy allies succumb to a tempest of emotion, and the fog of war once again envelops Westeros.  Lots to talk about this week after the break. Spoilers abound!

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#SDCC Trailer Time – Stranger Things, Thor, Justice League, Defenders, and More

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There was a lot happening at this week’s San Diego Comic-Con… the Hulk speaks, Steppenwolf revealed, young Harry Mudd, new X-Men, and Will Smith in Bright… and here’s a round-up of some of the more exciting trailers and teasers released this weekend, starting with the most anticipated of all, Stranger Things 2, right after the jump…

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‘Dunkirk’ wins the battle, ‘Valerian’ can’t find an audience

War was the story at the box office this weekend, as one of this year’s critically acclaimed new releases was the choice for audiences. Here’s what went down:

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Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk debut at the top of the box office this weekend, bringing in an estimated $51 million. That’s around what we thought the film would do, and is actually a stronger opening than Nolan’s last film, Interstellar, which delivered $47.5 million. Dunkirk should continue to perform well over the coming weeks, as Nolan has a lot of good will with audiences.

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Netflix: Women Ruling Together

It’s one of the best times ever to be a woman in the creative world. With ever expanding ways to story tell, Netflix is striving to create female characters who are willing to put their selfishness aside to support their fellow women.

Together We Rule

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‘Dunkirk’ vs ‘Girls Trip’ vs ‘Valerian’ – who will win at the box office?

It’s another big summer weekend at the box office, as three new releases are looking to try and make an impact. Two of them should be a sure thing, while the other is definitely going to struggle. Which will come out on top? Here are our predictions:

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Dunkirk, a World War II true story, is the latest from director Christopher Nolan, and is being hailed by some as the greatest war film ever. That’s a bold assertion, but Nolan is also one of our greatest directors, and he certainly could deliver. The trailers have been stunningly tense, and audiences will likely want to see Dunkirk on the big screen. Though war films don’t typically skew young, the appearance of One Direction’s Harry Styles in the film may actually bring in a female audience. Look for a first place showing for Dunkirk with $53 million.

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