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

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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!!!!)”