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NYCC 2016: Jim Calafiore on “Leaving Megalopolis”

Jim Calafiore, one-half of the creative team behind Dark Horse Comics’ “Leaving Megalopolis” series spoke with Nerd News Today during NYCC 2016 about creating the book, working with Gail Simone to craft the universe in this story, and more about the future of where this comic is headed.

Here is the official synopsis of the series:

When the caped heroes of the world’s safest city inexplicably turn into homicidal maniacs, no one is safe. The only rational thing to do is to get the hell out of town. If only it were that easy. A small group of terrified survivors make a desperate run for the city limits, chased by unspeakable evil!

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Meet the team behind “The Secret Loves of Geek Girls” – NYCC 2016

During NYCC 2016, we interviewed a lot of people at the Dark Horse Comics booth. However, we did not expect to interview a lot of people all at the same time!

On Thursday, we met with a bunch of the ladies from “The Secret Loves of Geek Girls,” an anthology of prose, comics, and illustrated stories about love, dating, and sex featuring more than fifty creators. Edited by Hope Nicholson, we spoke with her and a bunch of the creators in a panel-style interview about their contributions, the importance of this type of book, and female representation in the comic industry.

The Secret Loves of Geek Girls includes:

• Cartoons by award-winning novelist Margaret Atwood that detail her personal experiences as a young woman

• A comic by Fionna Adams and Jen Vaughn about what it’s like being a trans woman trying to figure out romantic and sexual inclinations while entrenched in comics

• A story by Mariko Tamaki and Fiona Smyth in which a seventeen-year-old Tamaki dreams of being Montreal’s first chubby Asian Frank N. Furter

• A story by Marguerite Bennett about fandom and how it allows us to say what we feel to our loved ones

• New comics by Meaghan Carter, Megan Kearney, ALB, Meags Fitzgerald, Gillian G., Diana Nock, Roberta Gregory, Laura Neubert, Sarah Winifred Searle, Natalie Smith, Jenn Woodall, and Irene Koh

• Illustrated stories by Janet Hetherington, Sam Maggs and Selena Goulding, Megan Lavey-Heaton and Isabelle Melançon, Cherelle Ann Sarah Higgins and Rachael Wells, Annie Mok, and Stephanie Cooke and Deena Pagliarello

• Prose stories by Brandy Dawley, Diana McCallum, Jen Aprahamian, Katie West, Adrienne Kress, Soha Kareem, Loretta Jean, J. M. Frey, Trina Robbins, Twiggy Tallant, Hope Nicholson, Crystal Skillman, Emma Woolley, Gita Jackson, Natalie Zina Walschots, Alicia Contestabile, Tini Howard, Cara Ellison, Jessica Oliver Proulx, and Erin Cossar

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Diamond Select Ghostbusters Egon Spengler Review

Egon Spengler enters the fray, as Diamond Select has released Harold Ramis’ iconic character from ‘Ghostbusters’ in wave two of their awesome figures.

Wave two completes the set of the four busters, but how does Egon hold up? Is he good enough to buy or should you leave him to rot with the spores, molds, and fungus on the toy store shelves? Check out the review to find out.

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Jerry Ma talks “Legend” Kickstarter & ‘Epic Props’ booth – NYCC 2016

Jerry Ma from ‘Epic Props’ has been a staple of NYCC for many years, but this is the first year he has brought a kickstarter with him! A Chinese-American comic creator whose company also produces t-shirts, pins and prints, is trying to release a new comic called “Legend,” which is something fans of the old Shaw brothers Kung Fu movies are going to want to read.

In this interview, we talk about his new project, what else is going on with his company, and what has been the key to his success in a tough-nosed industry.

You can support Jerry’s kickstarter at this link here, which is well on its way to meeting the goal!

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Ghostbusters Staypuft Marshmallow Man Review

With the new Ghostbusters movie in theatres, this Summer saw a bunch of new figures from the old and new movies. One of those was a surprising Staypuft Marshmallow Man figure in five-inch scale with a light-up feature.

I grabbed this figure as soon as I saw it, and in this video review, we examine whether or not that was a smart purchase to make.

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WWE Elite Series 41 Terry Funk Review

Before hardcore was even a thing, there was Terry Funk. In this figure from Mattel’s WWE Elite Series 41, we get the legendary Terry Funk as he looked during his run as ECW Heavyweight Champion in 1997 (winning the belt at their first pay-per-view, “Barely Legal”).

I missed out on the old style Funker, but was happy to scoop this one up. How does Terry compare to the rest of the figures from Mattel’s WWE series? Watch this review to find out!

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WWE Network Spotlight Big Bossman Review

It’s been a few years since Mattel gave us a Big Bossman figure, but this re-release of him as part of Toys R’ Us’ WWE Network Spotlight series gives collectors like me a second chance at adding him to my toy shelf. In this review, we talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly with this figure, and determine if he is good enough to step into the ring with your other figures.

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WWE Elite Series 43 Kevin Owens

He’s making a huge splash on the main card, but in series 43 of WWE Elite figures, Kevin Owens has just shown in all his glory to invade your wrestling figure collection.

The figure debut of KO, how does he compare to the rest of the WWE elite figures from Mattel and is this version good enough to beat up your six-inch John Cena figures?

Check out the video review to find out!

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Mezco ONE: 12 Collective Spock Review

What better way to cap off all of our coverage of Star Trek Mission New York than with a review of Mezco’s One:12 collective Spock?

This is not the commercial version that you can find online to buy, but the review edition they gave to us during NY Toy Fair earlier this year. I did get to look at the full release version there, but this sneak peek is more than enough for me to give it a full review to help you determine whether or not you want to beam this up to your toy collection.

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