Vacancy by Jen Lee

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Nobrow is a relatively new comic book distributor from the UK that is giving indie developers their own platform to publish comic book style short stories, illustrations and art comics. Nobrow’s aim is to publish eco friendly books with magnificent quality. With the turn of each page, the each book has the ability to engage majority of a person’s senses. The comics’ smell like fresh carved wood, each page is cool to the touch and not waxy like typical comic book issues, and each story has a major artistic value. I mean, you can take page out of any book and hang it at any art gallery. Many of the stories aren’t about superheroes, supernatural events or fantasy, but have qualities of Aesop Fables; they explore questions of history, insecurities, self-discovery and morals.

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The first book I picked up from their inventory was Vacancy by Jen Lee. Vacancy is a new comic short story about a dog with glasses in a post apocalyptic future that realizes after years of waiting for his owners to return home, he is alone and has to venture out into new big bad world for the first time without guidance. Along the way, he befriends a raccoon and a deer for adventures in the wild. I know it sounds like a plot from a 90’s Nickelodeon Tv show, but this story was incredibly charming and warm-hearted. The main character, Simon the dog, makes you care about him instantly. He questions the world around him, but never himself. I found myself quickly relating to Simon, it’s clear he’s trying to embrace change and grow but has his doubts. As he progresses into the wild he knows he has to brave. Once again, the story is short but strong. The color choice is perfect for the story, warm orange lights the evening sky while dark greens and blues illuminate the shrubby. Art invites you into it’s world, it knows it’s tone and how it wants to show it’s beauty yet contrast it with broken and beating down landscapes. The book cost only $6.00; where you can purchase here. it’s worth it to have it in the collection to remind yourself that world can be scary at first glance, but if you brave on, you will be just fine.

Here Comes Daredevil on Netflix….

The trailer for The Man Without Fear hit today, man and it is so satisfying. Frank Miller and Romita’s work is prevalent in the trailer alone. I think it’s incredible smart for Marvel to not include DareDevil’s classic blood -red outfit, it will be a refreshing surprise when it debuts. It will be more of a organic experience, it will raise the question – “is Matt a hero? or a Villain?” so when the outfit is donned, you will just see a man trying to make sense of his insanity. I’m calling it now, this show will be amazing.  If you were under a rock today, check out the trailer, you’ll be glad you did.

Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” Trailer

Look, I know that this trailer is everywhere today, but still it would be an injustice if i didn’t put it up. I cannot even begin to express how proud i am of Marvel taking over Hollywood, the have proven time and time again that “they have no strings”. I am so grateful that I am living in this generation to experience this.

Pictures of NYCC 14′ Pt 4

Sorry for the delay, Had a crazy week. Here’s some more pictures!

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The ruler of Wakanda-The Black Panther
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I got a chance to check out this awesome gender swap of the Sailor Moon Crew. My favorite may be the Tuxedo Mask cosplay.
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The Sorcerer Supreme – Doctor Strange in the flesh!
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L-R: Batman, Deadpool Batman (pretty creative huh?), Batgirl , Harley Quinn, Robin, Catwoman from Batman Returns and Scarecrow
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And probably the most underrated Hero of DC Comics-Aquaman.

Pictures of NYCC 14′ Pt 3

This is another quick post of a couple of pictures I took while at Comic Con 2014.

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This is an breathtaking cosplay of Storm.
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And a Captain Cold, I don’t know, but i think i may like this better than the new T.V show The Flash’s version. It’s just awesome to see a less known character like this to be cosplayed so well. And yea, that’s Doctor Strange, photobombing
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Here is an awesome Cosplay of Captain Marvel,

Pictures of NYCC Pt 2

As I said yesterday, i will sharing pictures i took at New York Comic Con 14′,

Here we have an awesome April O’Neil Cosplay!

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The best Hal Jordan Cosplay i have ever seen.

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And in honor of the amazing season 5 premiere of Walking Dead, a pretty awesome Rick Grimes cosplay.

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NYC Comic Con 2014! Part 1

So I was among the lucky few to score tickets to New York City Comic Con. It was my second year to attend and I was blessed with the opportunity to meet many interesting people, some celebrities and see how people all come together to show their love for comic book/pop-culture/manga/sci-fi culture. I took a ton of pictures and i will be sharing them throughout the week. So let’s get started!

So here we have my favorite Street Fighter character – Ryu with the bigboyNERD

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Since we are viewing icon Japanese characters, here’s Death Note’s Ryuk.

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And here’s a awesome Jubilation Lee from X-men

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So which one do you think is the best? Let what do you think in the comments