Rants, Raves & Observations

Comic Book Store Blues in Boise

My long time favorite local Comic Book store in Boise, The Paper Back Place recently closed down shop….another great comic book store in a line of great comic book stores over the years in Boise to eventually shut their doors. The notion that ‘they will be missed’ is an understatement. I have now had to go all in with Captain Comics just outside the Boise downtown, and although they have a great set-up and excellent selection, they have a ‘policy’…

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Movies & TV

29 Must-See Mars Movies

mars films

Don’t know about you, but after having watched countless videos and images from NASA on Mars exploration and then seeing Ridley Scott’s The Martian starring Matt Damon, I’ve developed a bit more thirst to see more! Here are some old and new, popular Mars movies to help satisfy you! John Carter When Civil War veteran John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) mysteriously awakes on the surface of Mars — also called Barsoom — he little expects the adventure that awaits him. Carter…

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Rants, Raves & Observations

Read Or Don’t Read The Martian Before Watching The Movie?

the martian

Literally just strolled out of the theater after having watched Ridley Scott’s film, The Martian, starring Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain, and it was fantastic. I had also just listened to book from which the movie was based on not a week earlier, written by Andy Weir. Also fantastic! So after having read the book and watched the movie adaptation, I can tell you there are pros and cons to this. But my question to you – what’s your opinion?…

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9 Salt Lake Comic Con Tips For First Time Attendees

Salt Lake Comic Con 2015

The Salt Lake Comic Con 2015 event just concluded last weekend in Salt Lake City, Utah, and words CANNOT…and WILL NOT convey the amount of fun times we had there, especially as first-timers. It should go without mentioning that before ANY Comic Con event, you familiarize yourself with the convention schedule. And even more-so, create your OWN SCHEDULE of the events, contests, photo ops, and shopping you plan to do. The clock is ticking and since we’re already in October,…

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Collectibles & Memorabilia

Nerf Gun Wars Just Got Serious

Nerf Gun Wars

Buying a nerf gun for your kids may of just got a little more complicated. Sure, you’re still just buying a toy nerf gun, that shoots ‘solid, spongy cellular material’ that over the years we’ve come to classifying as a ‘nerf’ projectile, but through the innovation and creativity of Hasbro’s NERF RIVAL, these ‘toys’ have taken on a more ‘realistic’ and satisfying look (and FEEL!). Laser tag was cool back in the day, even with its nuances and quirks, but…

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Great time to be a Geek. But Beware Of Internet Trolls

Internet Trolls

It’s a great time to be a geek. There was a time when Geeks and Nerds were frowned upon, teased and ridiculed, that is until these individuals started becoming the ‘flag bearers’ for the future of society as we know it. From Science and Technology, to Entertainment, Music, Fashion and beyond, the Geek has really ascended to plane all their own. But BEWARE! Especially for the ‘newly’ indoctrinated Geek, the newbie, the individual who has finally seen the light and…

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Gear & Apparel

5 Great Looking Marvel Ant Man Tees For Serious Fans

Ant-Man

Marvel’s highly anticipated film Ant-man, starring Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas, opens in theaters across the nation this Friday, July 17th. I for one, will definitely be there, front and center to once again, take in the ‘Marvel-madness’ that is the Marvel cinematic universe! But to truly show my colors, it would behoove me to dress appropriately for the occasion with one of these creatively design Marvel Ant Man tees currently available. Marvel Ant Man Tees Pym Technologies – Ant…

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Gear & Apparel

9 Perfect Tees For The US Presidential Election 2016

The 2016 US Presidential Elections are still more than a year away, and already candidates are making their intentions public, from Hillary Clinton, to Jeb Bush to Donald Trump and more seemingly jumping into the fray weekly. Battle lines are being drawn, issues are being discussed and debated and very soon, lawn signs, banners, streamers and signs, t-shirts and more will start to color the world around us. So let us make a few suggestions for the perfect tees for…

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Gear & Apparel

150+ Trending Superhero Shirts Released on Redbubble.com

The artistic destination that is Redbubble.com has just listed over 150 awesomely-designed, comic book-inspired superhero shirts for men and women that is sure to make you the center of attention among your adoring fans..er…friends and family, far and wide! There are waaaaay too many to even begin to describe, but I’ll tell you one thing after having just browsed through nearly every one of them, that these is literally something for everyone, from the well-known hero to the more obscure,…

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Epic Dungeon and Dragon Critical Hit d20 Mug!

dungeon and dragon mug

Pencils, paper, dice, miniatures, rule books. These are the essential components of a pen-and-paper gaming session. But eating and drinking becomes an inseparable part of the roleplaying experience for most players. Who doesn’t have fond memories of a long dungeon crawl the players slogged through fortified only by Cheetos and Mountain Dew? As we grew older our tastes turned to actual food, beer, and that magical elixir of late-night gaming – coffee. Better than a wine skin, this Dungeon and…

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5 Popular MUST SEE Jurassic World Shirts

Jurassic World Shirt

Big, monstrous, ‘teethy’ yet majestic Dinosaurs are back in the theaters with Jurassic World opening nationwide this past weekend. And what I found funny after having watch the film, is that dinosaurs NEVER get old? Sure, it’s ‘more of what we’ve seen before’ but the look on the faces of kids (and parents) watching these ancient beasts of old take to the big screen once more, was all I needed to see to know that EVERYONE loves seeing Dinosaurs! So…

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