DC Comics’ new 52 seeks to win over fresh and current readers

If you’ve ever been interested in getting into comics, but weren’t quite sure where to start or were intimidated by the convoluted histories involved, now’s your chance to change all that. Over the next five weeks DC will be launching 52 new books designed to appeal to new readers. These comics will feature some of […]

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The Blog is Yours: Atomic comments

The sudden closure of Atomic Comics last weekend has deeply impacted the Valley’s pop culture community. I’ve already had my say. Now, here’s a look at some others’ reaction right here on Nerdvana (and by all means, keep the conversation going in the comments below). Tim took issue with the way it went down: Yes, […]

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CopperCon 31: Sci-fi literary gathering, and more

We’re just days away from CopperCon 31, the Arizona science fiction and fantasy convention planned for Sept. 2-5 at Avondale’s Hilton Garden Inn. Pricing for admission at the door (which is cash-only) is as follows: $55 Friday thru Monday $45 Saturday thru Monday $35 Sunday thru $15 Monday only Organized by the Central Arizona Speculative […]

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The Old Republic playtest set to expand

From all the awesome nerdiness at PAX comes news that Bioware will open a new round of beta testing slots for its long-awaited MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic. Joystiq reports that invites will go out starting Sept. 2 for people who have signed up to receive announcements. As TheForce.Net points out, you don’t need […]

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A golden handle for your Skyward Sword

When The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword releases Nov. 20, there will be a special limited-edition bundle that includes a gold Wii Remote Plus controller bearing the royal crest of Hyrule. The bundle’s suggested retail price is $69.99. In addition, Nintendo says every copy of the game’s initial batch (gold controller or no) will include […]

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Monsterland holds auditions, delays grand opening

Monsterland, the haunted house attraction and horror movie museum that’s part of downtown Mesa’s funky little renaissance, has had to delay its grand opening reportedly due to construction blocking the parking lot out back. Jackalope Ranch, the Phoenix New Times culture blog, talked to the co-owner and reports Monsterland will open Oct. 7 instead of […]

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