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Motor City Comic Con 2017

This year was the 28th year of the Motor City Comic Con. Every year the con has gotten bigger. This year was no exception. At the con that took place from May 19th to the 21st, thousands flocked to the Suburban Showcase in Novi to meet their favorite actors and comic creators. Not to mention the exhibitor’s that sold everything from graphic novels to props from your favorite movies and TV shows. The guest list read like mix of 80’s nostalgia to some current heavy hitters like Ron Perlman from Sons of Anarchy, and Michael Rooker from The Walking Dead, and more recently Guardians of the Galaxy Volume’s 1 and 2. For the Whovian’s in attendance there was Billie Piper who played Rose Tyler in  Christopher Eccelston,  and David Tennant’s run on Doctor Who. She also plays Brona Croft on Penny Dreadful. John Barrowman was there also. You will remember him for playing Captain Jack Harkness on Doctor Who and Torchwood, as well as Malcolm Merlin on CW’s Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow. You also had Sean Astin from The Goonies, Rudy, and of course The Lord of the Rings movies. There were also comic luminaries Like Dave Gibbons of Watchmen Fame, as well as Neal Adams who drew pretty much everything in the 70’s and 80’s, but is probably best know for his run on Green Lantern\Green Arrow. Ed Mcguiness of Superman\Batman fame was there as well.

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    Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 125: DC Comics Rebirth, Wonder Woman and Jedidiah

    Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 125: DC Comics Rebirth, Wonder Woman and Jedidiah

    Jim, Eric and the Weird Science Gang get together for another week of comics.  It’s been a down couple of weeks that has them asking if the books come out weekly or weakly…get it?  This episode has Part 3 of the Lazarus Contract crossover, the end of Wonder Woman’s Truth story and a whole lot more.  Enjoy!

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      182 Star Wars is 40! (and Jeremy is, too)

      182 Star Wars is 40! (and Jeremy is, too)

      Welcome back to the Neverland Podcast!

      We’ve reached an epic milestone in Neverland history! A milestone so epic, that we are celebrating the beginning of a new era. We celebrate something that has changed a generation, and the world. It’s effects are still being felt today.

      Star Wars has now been a part of the public conscience for 40 years!

      Unfortunately for our favorite Spider-Pan, his birthday just happens to fall one day after this historic event! He’s invited some friends to celebrate this occasion, but it seems there may be a bit of confusion. No matter, he and Lost Boy Retlaw (Eric) will just have to reminesce about Star Tours!

      Pixie Heather the WendyNerd is back! She and Jeremy took some time to see the newest in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, and they have a review for you this week!

      Grab your pixie and let’s fly to Neverland!

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        Marvelette Missives – Battlestar Galactica: Six

        Marvelette Missives – Battlestar Galactica: Six

        At the end of last year, a trade collecting a miniseries covering an important piece of history in the Battlestar Galactica universe was released. Battlestar Galactica: Six is the story of Number Six, the human-like Cylon, before we meet her in the main BSG series.  More

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          The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 177–Quasimodo: Friend Zone!

          The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 177–Quasimodo: Friend Zone!

          The HOBI Gang is going old school with a two man booth and talking changes to the Justice League film, Jughead’s helmet, and the latest lackluster news on Dark Universe!  The guys talk to writer Andrea Molinari regarding his graphic novel The Shepherd: Apokatastasis, the creative process, and how the Lions will never win a Super Bowl!  Jason gets scolded by a listener for making fun of Gwar and the guys list their Top 5 Worst Literary Character Adaptations to Film! This episode is sponsored by the Cincinnati Comic Expo!

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            DC Superpowers Podcast – Issue 57

            DC Superpowers Podcast – Issue 57

            The Dynamic Duo of Junior Justice Leaguers have returned with issue 57.  More

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              Weird Science DC Comics Podcast New 52 Review: Batman Vol 1 – Court of the Owls part 1

              Weird Science DC Comics Podcast New 52 Review: Batman Vol 1 – Court of the Owls part 1

              Jim and Eric get together to talk about the New 52 Batman Vol 1: Court opf the Owls trade…and talk so much that it will have to be a two parter.  So, listen in and come back next week to hear the conclusion to one of the best stories of the New 52.

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                181 The Dark Crystal Returns!

                181 The Dark Crystal Returns!

                Welcome back to the Neverland Podcast!

                There is a lot of upcoming geeky coolness coming in the future, and not all of it is from Disney

                There are a of course some cool things coming up in our favorite theme parks, but there are many other things to talk about coming from Marvel in the form of television, video games, and movies!

                Not to be outdone, we’ve recently learned of another great television sereis coming to the CW featuring some other costumed do-gooders! And with a visit to the Neverland Trailer Park, we’ll hear about a new series coming to Netflix!

                The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance! This is a 10 episode prequel series coming very soon and I couldn’t be more excited!!

                Grab your pixie and let’s fly to Neverland!

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                  Marvelette Missives – I Hate Image

                  Marvelette Missives – I Hate Image

                  Comic fans know that the first Saturday of May is Free Comic Book Day, also known to many as Merry Comics Day. Comic shops everywhere have lines out the door as people swing by for the freebies (and to grab deals on other comics and items that many shops put on sale that day). Many publishers re-release a previously published comic as a free book or combine stories from a couple of their titles to introduce to readers. But a few release books created specifically for FCBD. This year, one of the best was I Hate ImageMore

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                    The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 176–The Girl From Osaka!

                    The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 176–The Girl From Osaka!

                    The HOBI Gang is in the studio and talking the most recent television renewals and cancellations, including Jason loving the recent episodes of the Flash! Blake still refuses to talk Riverdale, Jeff is angry at his car and Jason wonders why Ryan Seacrest is still on television.  The guys suffer through drafting a new King of Queens cast while Blake just quits altogether, but they feel better about themselves as they mock the bust that is King Arthur!  Listeners give their own list of favorite directors since 1985 and the HOBI Gang celebrates the recent Mother’s Day Weekend with Top 5 Worst Television Moms!  This episode is sponsored by the Cincinnati Comic Expo!

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                      Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Spotlight: Titans #11 (Lazarus Contract Part 1)

                      Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Spotlight: Titans #11 (Lazarus Contract Part 1)

                      Jim and Eric get together for a belated spotlight to talk about Titans #11.  See what they say about the start of the Lazarus Contract and try to help them solve the mystery of Pizza Fish.

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                        Marvelette Missives – The Misplaced

                        Marvelette Missives – The Misplaced

                        What if you died and went to your promised paradise, but it wasn’t quite what you were expecting? And what if obstacles kept being placed in your path when you decided to search for the true happiness everyone claimed you deserved? That’s the general premise of The Misplaced, a four-issue miniseries available as a collected edition.  More

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                          The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 175–Put the Pudding In the Pudding Pops!

                          The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 175–Put the Pudding In the Pudding Pops!

                          The HOBI Gang ushers in 175 episodes by talking Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 but its non-spoiler and the show goes off the rails pretty early!  Jason loves the latest episodes of Riverdale, much to Jeff and Blake’s dismay, while Jason is dismayed at Blake and Jeff’s taste in old school video game systems.  Jeff lays down the rules for shaving his beard, Blake gives a listener a nickname while relishing his latest Draft Day win, and Jason is the kiss of death for Fox television shows!  The guys get sexy with the Colonial from KFC while Jeff and Blake get giddy over Game of Thrones spin-offs!  The gang talk pudding, their Top 5 Unknown Facts About Themselves and their hatred of buttons!  This episode is sponsored by the Cincinnati Comic Expo!

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                            179 Guardians of the Planet Comicon!

                            179 Guardians of the Planet Comicon!

                            Welcome back to the Neverland Podcast!

                            Broadcasting live and recorded from Planet Comicon 2017! Trust me, it makes sense.

                            Lost Boy Eric flew over from his home to join me at the convention and we’ll take you to a few booths as well as talk to KC Brick Lab and to Star Wars author Timothy Zahn!

                            But before we head out onto the floor, there is a lot of Disney park and movie news to discuss this week including some new release dates for Frozen 2!

                            Guardiand of the Galaxy Vol 2 was released this Friday, and we’ll share our review of the new film from Marvel Studios as well as some notes about some Marvel characters that you will see hinted at or making cameos in the extended scenes during the credits!

                            And of course we’ll have our Neverland Story Time with Guardians of the Galaxy as well!

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                              The Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 Film Review (Non-Spoiler!)

                              The Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 Film Review (Non-Spoiler!)

                              Written by Jason Brigger

                              Director: James Gunn

                              Writers: James Gunn and Dan Abnett

                              Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper (voice), and Vin Diesel (voice)

                              The rag-tag crew of the Milano is back as Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 blasts its way into theaters this weekend and fans of the original will not be disappointed in this fun sequel.

                              Guardians continues the team’s adventures throughout the galaxy but this time Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) and his merry crew are caught off-guard when Quill’s dad, Ego (Kurt Russell), finds Quill after decades of searching for his son that he abandoned on Earth.  Despite Quill’s excitement and new relationship with his father, not everything is on the “up and up” with Ego as plans for universal domination is in the mix and the Guardians are the only ones that can stop his madness and save the galaxy…again.

                              Quill and his crew not only have to battle Ego but along the way, the Guardians are More

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                                The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 174–All About Holes!

                                The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 174–All About Holes!

                                The HOBI Gang is at full strength tonight as the guys debate the NHL Playoffs (with help from Nickel at Graphic Novice), the disappointment of the Circle, and announce another finalist for the best Netflix original series tournament!  The guys bring back Draft Day and draft movie quarterbacks with bad Cleveland Browns quarterbacks, much to Blake’s chagrin.  Jason and Jeff are excited for Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 this week and Blake is not interested in another turn at the X-Files!  The guys debate How to Be a Latin Lover again and listener Nikki suggests the Top 5 this week, the gang’s Most Hated Food! This episode is sponsored by the Cincinnati Comic Expo!

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                                  DC Superpowers Podcast – Issue 54

                                  DC Superpowers Podcast – Issue 54

                                  Your Dynamic Duo of Junior Justice Leaguers has returned with all of the news, reviews and previews from across the multiverse.  More

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                                    Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 121: DC Comics Rebirth, Haircuts and New Computers

                                    Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 121: DC Comics Rebirth, Haircuts and New Computers

                                    The guys spend most of the week recording and while that may make for a disjointed podcast, so be it.  See what they thought about Action Comics, Detective Comics, The Flash and…just about everything else!  Enjoy…

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