How Atomic Comics came to ‘Kick-Ass’

As Nerdvana alumnus Chris “KeL” Adams wrote in January, Valley comic book chain Atomic Comics is featured heavily in the upcoming superhero movie Kick-Ass, adapted from the comic by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. On the store’s official blog, owner Mike Malve describes how that sweet name placement came about: Most people will just […]

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Phoenix Comicon guest list keeps growing

Several names have been added to the guest list of Phoenix Comicon. Mary Elizabeth McGlynn is an award-winning American voice actress best known for doing voices for anime and video games, including Jagura in Wolf’s Rain, Rosso the Crimson in Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII and Motoko Kusanagi in the critically acclaimed Ghost in […]

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Meet the 501st Dune Sea Garrison

The Dune Sea Garrison of the 501st Legion, a Star Wars costuming organization , will hold a meet-and-greet hosted by Atomic Comics’ Metrocenter location at 2815 W. Peoria Ave., along Peoria west of Interstate 17. The 501st, named after the stormtrooper division assigned to Darth Vader himself, has been spreading the joy of Star Wars […]

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Mesa game developer collapses

GateWorld reports that Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment, the Mesa-based developer of the recently released third-person shooter Stargate Resistance and the long-delayed MMORPG Stargate Worlds, is on the verge of collapse. The article mentions recent developments such as how the company fired its chairman and CEO and filed for Chapter 11 days after Resistance launched and is […]

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Nintendo goes 3-D (again?)

Nintendo announced today that it will begin selling a 3-D version of its handheld gaming system within a year, called the Nintendo 3DS. There were few details revealed — those will come at the E3 trade show in June in L.A. But we know it will have a 3-D display that does not require special […]

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Receiver appointed to guide bankrupt Mesa game studio

A receiver has been appointed to oversee things at Mesa-based video game developer Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment as it goes through Chapter 11 bankruptcy, according to a news release on the company’s website. Last month, Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment filed for bankruptcy just days after releasing a third-person PC shooter, Stargate Resistance, in lieu of the long-delayed […]

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