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MonthMarch 2016

A Nerd’s Day Out: Journey to Philly’s Fortress of Solitude


Yesterday, RiceBall ventured out to unknown territory to visit the newly opened, black-owned, comic book store, Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, Inc. For months, blerds across the nerd-verse have been raving about the new shop commending founder and creator, Ariell R. Johnson, for being the first black woman to own a comic book store on the East Coast. To learn about her story, click here.

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Amalgam (as we learned is pronounced ‘a-mall-gum’) is currently located in Philly (Philadelphia, PA) in the New Kensington area within walking distance to Temple University and multiple local schools. We arrived around 1:30pm, right before the afternoon teenage rush and evening flood of geeky professionals. From the outside, it’s somewhat hidden. It reminded me of 12 Grimmauld Place, where to the ignorant and untrained eye, it’s virtually invisible. But once you open the door, man-oh-man, what a sight to see! Nerd heaven.

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Deadpool, the Hero We Needed! (Don’t Call Me A Fucking Hero!!!!)

Since the Deadpool craze is still high, but cooling down, I was finally able to make it out and see the movie. (Yes, I know I am late to the game.) Deadpool_thumbs_up {Hey there, kiddies, Deadpool here. It looks like Amni-fuck, I mean flux is writing about little ole me. How exciting!! *begins to slit wrist* Well did you really expect me not to chime in and comment on this? I think not. But why wait till the end? I’ll just pop my head up when I have something to say. So just know when you see my face and these little symbol thingies {} that’s me talking. Okay? Bye bye now} Continue reading “Deadpool, the Hero We Needed! (Don’t Call Me A Fucking Hero!!!!)”

Is This the End of Agent Carter?


What’s up everybody? It’s crazy that it’s already Thursday. This week has really gone by, or maybe I’m just moving slower than usual. But last Tuesday was the Agent Carter Season 2 Finale. It’s crazy. It feels like the show honestly just started, and now Season 2 is over. Wow, that was fast.  But if you haven’t gotten into the show, here’s a little summary… Agent Carter is about Peggy Carter, one of the main contributors to starting what we know now as S.H.I.E.L.D. (one of Marvels most infamous places for guarding information and protecting mutant and inhuman secrets). Now Season 1 started off a bit slow for all those who watched, but when this show got good…it got really good, especially the fight scenes. This left a lot of us intrigued to see another season.

Now Season 2… this season started off so much better than Season 1. Way more action packed and way faster in terms of getting to the action. That first episode of Season 2 was amazing. That episode alone is enough to bring someone in to keep watching. I loved that the writers and everyone did an amazing job with this season and hopefully we will get a Season 3. Hayley Atwell aka Peggy Carter did an amazing job as usual, as this season started with her and Captain Jack Thompson still tracking down Dottie aka Black widow. This leads to a very dope and amazing opening fight scene in the bank’s vault. After this Peggy takes a case in L.A. helping out her former co worker Captain Sousa, who obviously still has feelings for Peggy, and vice versa.

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Wrath of The Villains: Mr. Freeze


What’s up, everybody? So, Monday was Leap Day, and we also got another special treat on that day, the return of Gotham!!. This go around, Gotham has a new name. For the beginning of it’s second season it was called “Rise of The Villains”, now this season is called “Wrath Of the Villains.” Now if you read my other Gotham post, you know how the story goes, but I think this go around I am going to do things a little different for you guys. I’ve been waiting for the return of this show since the first half was amazing. The writers truly did a great job with creating some great scenes and dialogue. Hearing the show would be coming back February 29th, I was so amped waiting and waiting, and anticipated so much. The season premiere did not let me down one bit.

Now I told you guys I would do something a little different this go around, since this was only the first episode of the second half of the season. I would like to give some predictions of what might happen, or what I think will go down this season.

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Who is Finn Jones? and Who is Iron Fist?


So in recent news, there was an uproar in the comic book world and on the internet about Netflix and Marvel casting Finn Jones as Iron Fist for the new Marvel Netflix series. Now, I know a lot of people are like, “Finn Jones…who is that?” If you don’t know, he is on Game of Thrones (one of my favorite shows) as Ser Loras Tyrell. If you know Jones from Game of thrones, then you already have a leg up on everyone. He also plays minor roles on British tv. But the problem that escalated over the last week is the fact that many people wanted Iron Fist to be played by an Asian American and not a white actor. If you do not know the story of Iron Fist I suggest you read it thoroughly. But for those lacking in time, I’ll give a summary…

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