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The 2014 Free Comic Book Day will be here before we know it, and the Valley’s comic shops have a plethora of activities planned to help celebrate May 3rd’s unofficial holiday.

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Podcasts for Geeks (is that redundant?) Part I

July 7, 2008 – 10:00 am |
Podcasts for Geeks (is that redundant?) Part I

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Podcasts are a great way for busy geeks to stay on top of their obsessions when they’re stuck in traffic (or a cubicle). A good podcast can encapsulate your favorite TV or radio …

Hello, McFly! The future of sneakers is here

July 5, 2008 – 9:11 am |
Hello, McFly! The future of sneakers is here

If you caught Albert Ching’s June 20 Tribune story “More men seeking sneakers for shoe collections,” you know that acquiring massive piles of footwear is big business and no longer just the realm of fashionistas …

NYT: Toys ‘R’ Us plans midnight openings for ‘Clone Wars’ toys

July 5, 2008 – 6:00 am |
NYT: Toys ‘R’ Us plans midnight openings for ‘Clone Wars’ toys

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The New York Times reports that Toys “R” Us stores are now displaying clocks counting down to July 26, when many will open at midnight to start selling the toys that tie in with the …

Diablo, the Lord of Terror, rises again!

July 4, 2008 – 11:59 pm |
Diablo, the Lord of Terror, rises again!

Blizzard continues to make this a banner year for video game fans. The company has announced that Diablo III is in the works.

The latest game in the Diablo series will continue the franchise’s carpal …

Christmas in July? Xbox 360 price cut leaked (apparently)

July 4, 2008 – 8:35 pm |
Christmas in July? Xbox 360 price cut leaked (apparently)

Is the Xbox 360 headed for a $50 price drop? That’s what online reports suggest, citing “leaked” advertisements showing a $300 20GB unit advertised with a “new low price.” This follows other reports of a …

Spoil yourself and peek at wild 'Doctor Who' finale

July 4, 2008 – 10:45 am |
Spoil yourself and peek at wild 'Doctor Who' finale

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Doctor Who isn’t on tonight — it’s the Fourth of July, and Sci Fi is airing a Twilight Zone marathon. (Because, really, what says patriotism like gremlins on a plane, evil children and To …

Animated superhero classics on iTunes

July 3, 2008 – 7:23 pm |
Animated superhero classics on iTunes

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Your favorite DC Comics superheroes are now on iTunes.

Video games overtake DVD sales in U.S.

July 2, 2008 – 10:48 pm |
Video games overtake DVD sales in U.S.

Do you hear that jingle-jangle sound? No, it’s not those shiny coins from Super Mario Bros. or the pretty rupees from The Legend of Zelda – it’s the U.S. gaming industry basking in the news …

Michael Turner (1971-2008)

July 1, 2008 – 9:44 pm |
Michael Turner (1971-2008)

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Famed comic book artist Michael Turner recently passed away after a struggle with cancer. Turner broke into comics in the late 90′s working for Image comics where he developed his own …

Lucas, 'Clone Wars' in NYT

June 30, 2008 – 11:38 pm |
Lucas, 'Clone Wars' in NYT

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As The Clone Wars draws ever nearer, The New York Times’ Dave Itzkoff profiles George Lucas — who is now apparently “Free to Follow His Heart Right Back to ‘Star Wars’” (if you can …