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Atomic Comics is extending the online portion of its annual Stan Lee’s Birthday Sale through Wednesday, offering “Stan’s Soapbox” softcovers for $5 and all Hero Initiative merchandise at 20 percent off. The Hero Initiative is a federally chartered, national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping retiring comic book creators who developed today’s iconic characters but were […]

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A decade of sci-fi surprises

What a strange 10 years it’s been for the sci-fi geek. We’ve seen the rise and fall of entertainment empires. Old friends have returned in unexpected new form, rebooted or reinvented for the 2000s — whatever that means. Here’s a look back at the decade in sci-fi, with 11 stories that, for good or for […]

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Weekend Reading

‘Star Wars: The Dark Times’ minis due in late January (ICv2) Cheyenne: Stargate Shooter Helping Keep MMO Plans Afloat (Gamasutra) Now Playing: Cheap-and-Schlocky Blockbuster Ripoffs (Wired) Watch ‘Science Trek’ – New PBS Show Hosted By LeVar Burton (TrekMovie.com) Make it Sir: Star Trek’s Patrick Stewart to be knighted (Sci Fi Wire) ‘Nerd’ and ‘Geek’ Should […]

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Full roster of Free Comic Book Day titles unveiled

The full roster of titles available at Free Comic Book Day 2010 have been announced, bringing an impressive array of kids’ comics, super hero fare, classic reprints and the latest series to the annual event. The newly announced “silver titles” include Sonic: The Hedgehog, Bongo Free-For-All featuring the Simpsons, Green Hornet #1, The Tick #1, […]

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The Empire strikes Wall Street

Lucasfilm Ltd. was represented on Wall Street today by Darth Vader and a cadre of stormtroopers. The Star Wars characters rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange, along with R2-D2, as seen in this Associated Press video. It looks like the Obama administration was serious about cracking down on executive excess …

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TCM will be Holmes for Christmas

Guy Ritchie’s adapation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, opens in theaters Christmas Day, and Turner Classic Movies is celebrating with a marathon of classic films chronicling the adventures of the world’s most famous consulting detective and his partner in crime-busting, Dr. Watson. Starting at 8 […]

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Gifts for the Geeky: RPGs

The Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition Player’s Handbook Collection is a quick and economical entree to the hobby — and a great way for seasoned veterans who might want to return to adventuring. See D&Deal: 2 Player’s Handbooks for the price of 1 Jones’ D&D Spellcasting Soda is a novel way to celebrate the history […]

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