MAGIC the Gathering: 2-Headed-Giant Tournament!

2-Headed Giant Tournament

  • This Sunday (1/15/17) @ 1 PM…
  • 2-HEADED-GIANT (Sealed Deck) TOURNAMENT!
  • Must arrive by 12:30 PM to check in for event.
  • Admission is $25 per person ($50 per team)
  • 2-Headed Giant is a team format and each player will need a partner.

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What I’m Reading #10

UNWORTHY THOR #1 Marvel

Unworthy Thor

A couple years back, during “Original Sin”, Thor lost his ability to lift Mjolnir. Since then, Jane Foster took up the mantle of the God of Thunder, while the Odinson has been cast aside. We still don’t know why Thor is ‘Unworthy’, but we’re sure to find out soon. Jason Aaron continues his incredible run that first started with “THOR: God of Thunder” and continues to prove a worthy scribe for this ongoing saga…

 

TRINITY #4 – DC

Trinity #4

Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman. DC’s ‘Big Three’ take center stage once again!

After dinner at the Kent farm, Clark, Bruce and Diana are ambushed by Poison Ivy with a rather powerful strain of the Black Mercy – a hypnotic parasitic plant that traps one in a dream of their deepest desires. This time however, the three heroes are stuck in a shared delusion, reliving pivotal moments from their past.

The art alone makes this worth grabbing, but it’s also an interesting look at how each of them react to each other’s painful memories and defining moments.

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PREVIEWS – January 2017

We here at the Super Hero HQ take a sneak peek at what’s in store this March!

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X-Men PrimeMarvel

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Following the recent Inhumans vs X-Men event, Kitty Pryde returns to the team, determined to live up to Xavier’s dream: protecting a world that fears and hates them.

Star Wars: Darth MaulMarvel

Star Wars Darth Maul

Darth Maul is easily one of the coolest Star Wars villains, but he got punked out by Obi-Wan in the Phantom Menace and we’ve barely seen or heard of him since. That’s all about to change though…

“American Gods” by Neil Gaiman (comic adaptation) – Dark Horse

American Gods - comic book

Based on Neil Gaiman’s seminal work! Read the book, read the comic and watch the show this April!

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New Releases at the Hive

Hive girl Foo nocircleCheck out all the new titles coming out this week at The Hive!!
(You can also take a look back at the titles that came out in previous weeks.)

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New Releases at the Beach!

SuperheroBeachCheck out all the new titles coming out this week at Superhero Beach!!
(You can also take a look back at the titles that came out in previous weeks.)

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ROGUE ONE – A Star Wars Review

Star Destroyer

“Rogue One” is the latest installment in the Star Wars saga. It’s the first spin-off film in the series (not including those Ewok movies of which we don’t speak), taking place after Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and before Episode IV: A New Hope (the 1977 original). So for those expecting a follow-up to last year’s “The Force Awakens”, sorry, you’ve got to wait another year for Episode VIII…

More than any other Star Wars movie, this one feels like a war movie. Like the Original Trilogy, it’s set in the midst of the Galactic Civil War between the Rebel Alliance and the Empire, but for the first time you see things from the perspective of the soldiers on the front lines. There are no Jedi coming to save the day this time.

As expected, the special effects are amazing, but what’s particularly impressive is the scale. Luckily, the director, Gareth Edwards (Godzilla 2014), is known for just that. All the actors do a fine job, but as neat as some of the characters are, you don’t necessarily get a good feel for who all of them are, part of that is because it’s a really fast-paced sci-fi thriller where not everyone gets out alive. It also serves as a good allegory for The Manhattan Project.

On the surface, “Rogue One” is a fun action movie with tons of spectacle. But for Star Wars fans, it’s so much more. MINOR SPOILERS AHEAD…

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FANTASTIC BEASTS (and where to find them) – Review

Fantastic Beasts

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is in a word- delightful.

From the very first musical bars played in the title sequence, the movie welcomes fans of Harry Potter back to the Wizarding World. Set in New York City during the 1920’s, the movie centers around Newt Scamander, an English Magical Zoologist, who’s visiting America for the first time.

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DOCTOR STRANGE – Review!

Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange

“Doctor Strange” is a magical movie for adults. That’s not to say that it’s innapropriate or that kids can’t enjoy it, but this latest foray into the MCU has some pretty deep themes that only someone who understands the ups and downs of life can really relate to.

I’m happy to report that Marvel continues its unprecedented winning streak with yet another spectacular action movie with plenty of humor and heart. This time however, felt a little different. Yes, it’s an origin story again. Yes it’s about a selfish rich guy losing everything, and going on a hero’s journey of redemption. Yes it’s another Marvel movie with a big-name actor playing a one-dimmensional throw-away villain. BUT it’s also a movie that makes you question reality, that makes you consider your surroundings and the way you percieve everything. It’s also a movie about life and death, and how to give meaning to both.

Not to mention all the trippy visuals…

Doctor Strange in the Dark Dimmension

God I love this scene.

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Featured Artist: Ed Hall

Hall of Heroes banner - Jacksonville Florida 2016

HALL OF HEROES is a new comic convention for Jacksonville. This partnership between publisher, promoter and COLLECTIVE CON co-founder Max Michaels and SUPERHERO HIVE & SUPERHERO BEACH comic shops brings together a show celebrating the art and creators of comics. This one day con is scheduled for Saturday November 12th, 2016 (Veteran’s Day Weekend) at the Snyder Armory on Normandy Boulevard. More information at HallofHeroesJax.com

Ed Hall - Hall of HeroesEd’s cartoons and political illustrations have been featured in The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Tallahassee Democrat, The New York Time’s Scope Magazine and on CNN Headline News. Over the last several years, Hall has won 9 Florida Press Awards, 3 Newsmaker Awards, and numerous fine art awards in national and international competitions. In 2003, Ed was presented the 53rd Annual Green Eyeshade Award for weekly cartoons by The Society of Professional Journalists. He has also won the Florida Press Club Award three times (2003 & 2006, 2008), competing with cartoonists from newspapers up to 75,000 in circulation.

When did you first decide to pursue a career as a political cartoonist?

I was a senior in Graphic Design at The University of Florida. Our professor gave us an assignment where we had to research a global news story and then illustrate it. I did a black and white, pen & ink illustration about the rise of robotics in Japan. My instructor was so impressed that he suggested I might apply at the college newspaper. I did so, got the job, and the moment I stepped into the newsroom I was hooked.

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Retro Review: V FOR VENDETTA

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“Remember remember the Fifth of November, the Gunpowder Treason and plot. I know of no reason why the Gunpowder Treason, should ever be forgot!” – V

“V For Vendetta” is a remarkable film based on Alan Moore’s revolutionary graphic novel. As ground breaking as Moore’s work is though, I have to say that this adaptation is (in my humble opinion) one of the very few exceptions to the rule – it’s actually better than the source material. That’s not to say that the original V comics aren’t worth reading, they are. Alan Moore’s tale (published in 1988) was a new twist on George Orwell’s dystopian novel, “1984” (written in 1948).

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