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Therefore I Geek Podcast Episode 74, Star Trek Beyond and SDCC

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In which, Andrew, Tracy, and Dude take on the news from SDCC, especially the trailers for new DC movies and the announcement of Brie Larson’s casting as Captain Marvel.  They wrap up the episode with a conversation about whether or not the new Star Trek Discovery ship lacks the correct cool factor, and whether Chris Pine will ever play a character that is not Chris Pine.

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Comic Diversity

To say I love comics is probably an understatement. It’s hard to believe I’ve only been reading them for the last nine years. Even in my short time as a comic fan, I’ve noticed that there has been a noticeable, and mostly positive change in the industry when it comes to the diversity of titles. To be clear, when I’m talking about diversity, I’m not talking about diversity among characters and those creating the comics (writers, artists, etc). While there has been some strides in that particular arena, there is certainly room for further improvement, and that’s a topic that deserves its own post. No, what I’m talking about is the fact that there are comics available to fit nearly any possible taste–nearly every genre is represented. We may not be in a comic book renaissance, but this is still a pretty awesome time to be a fan. Therefore, here are some of the best books I have found within various genres. Continue reading

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Therefore I Geek Podcast Episode 30, Feat. Pat Loika

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In which, Andrew and Tracy get to meet the “comic book industry’s greatest sidekick,” Pat Loika, of the Loikamania podcast!  Pat has some great insight into what it means to be a fan of classic and modern comics, and tells us a little bit about his own experiences with industry giants such as Brian Michael Bendis and Jonathon Hickman.  Mostly, we just sit back and listen to his cool stories and ask occasional questions.

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Therefore I Geek Podcast Episode 28, Feat. Mike Kennedy, Publisher for Magnetic Press

magnetic-newsbannerIn which, Mike Kennedy from Magnetic Press tells us all about what it takes to start a small press comic business, digs deep into the digital vs. physical comics debate, and tells us what comics a comic publisher reads.  We learn a lot about the comics industry in Europe and what goes into the translation of comic scripts from French to English.

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