NERDS AROUND TOWN

Nerds Around Town: AJ Green's injury, Top Gun controversy and of course my comic book

ART BY JESUS RODRIGUEZ

Born with a comic book in one hand and a remote control in the other, Cory DLG is the talent of Conroe's very own Nerd Thug Radio and Sports. Check out the podcast replay of the FM radio show at www.nerdthugradio.com!

Hey Nerds! It'll be August this week so let's finish July strong.

GOOD DEED OF THE DAY

Make sure to get over to The West Bar and Grill on August 4th. They are supporting 13yr old Kobee Cohen, who having previously defeated Rhabdomayosarcoma recently suffered a return of the disease and now it is in his brain. Looking towards hospice care, the family needs financial aid and support during this difficult time. There will be a raffle and donations for the raffle are still being accepted, everyone is welcome to attend and I'm encouraging them to do so!

ANOTHER DAY AT THE OFFICE UPDATE

The first order is printed, boxed and is shipped as of this morning I think. I got tracking info yesterday that said, not picked up, how is that helpful USPS? That's always so annoying right? The useless tracking info, one time I shipped something from a box store, and it showed as still there for three days and then suddenly it was in California and for delivery that afternoon. How's that happening? Anyway, this has been a huge thing for me and I sincerely want to thank everyone for reading through all my puff pieces about it and for everyone who supported it. Thanks in advance for your continued support for my future endeavors.

AJ GREEN'S INJURY

With AJ Green injuring his ankle, and expected to miss a few weeks of the season, suddenly the Player's Association is probably asking a lot of hard questions about why the NFL felt like the Bengals NEEDED to practice on that particular field. Why is that important? Because the PA and the NFL are in the opening rounds of very crucial negotiations where the PA has already advised players to stockpile funds in the event that the labor fight goes long and actual paychecks get missed. So suddenly the NFL is mandating practice locations where star players are getting hurt and placing whole teams seasons in danger, be honest if you're a Bengal you're less sure of your success without AJ Green, all on the eve of these negotiations. One thing the NFL Players watched all summer I can promise is a safe bet was the NBA free agency spending spree, where one-third of the league signed new contracts and most of them guaranteed and most of them more lucrative than the player's previous season of play.

Interesting Times

The internet is ablaze with new controversy, this time an interesting one. You see, someone has looked very closely over the Top Gun trailer and noticed the absence of Japan and Taiwan flags from Maverick's leather jacket. Hmmm, what communist country, who is partially backing and having this film marketed to them doesn't have much love for Japan and Taiwan? Oh yeah! China. So now a movie that is basically a love letter to American fighter pilot bad assery, is making changes to appease a Chinese market that is rapidly becoming the biggest cog in the movie wheel. They are quickly becoming the power ticket in movie ticket buying, so more and more films have to play to their cultural tropes and in the case of Top Gun, that means taking off the politically troublesome flag of Taiwan and the flag of Japan. Interesting times indeed.

NOT THAT YOU ASKED

Avengers Endgame comes out digitally this week and then also on Blu Ray in a few weeks. Have you noticed how those dates have drifted apart? There was a time when digital was an after thought throw in for the buying the Blu Ray/DVD combo, now I'm not even sure you can buy DVD/Blu Ray combos, I haven't looked for a minute but at this point, it looks like we've completely moved away from the DVD's and now we're looking at Blu Ray and digital having separate release dates and the digital release being ahead of the Blu Ray, if that's an indication of where all of this is moving.

Feel free to check out my brand new comic book Another Day at the Office or buy a shirt from Side Hustle Ts where some proceeds help people struggling with cancer or listen to Nerd Thug Radio. Thoughts, complaints, events and comments can be sent to corydlg@gmail.com.

ART BY JESUS RODRIGUEZ

Born with a comic book in one hand and a remote control in the other, Cory DLG is the talent of Conroe's very own Nerd Thug Radio and Sports. Check out the podcast replay of the FM radio show at www.nerdthugradio.com!

Half way through, how we looking world?

GOOD DEED OF THE DAY

This week I found a very odd thing that I want to point everyone's attention towards, it's this Saturday's James Harden & Friend's Charity Concert w/ Secret Special Guests. It's at Revention Music Center and it's at 6 p.m. on Saturday and tickets are on sale. That's literally ALL of the info. I don't know yet who it benefits or who is performing, but I do love a good mystery. Check it out!

FALL OF THE LOOTCRATE

Many moons ago on my show Nerd Thug Radio, I told people that the rumors circulating were that Loot Crate was having trouble paying their bills. Which is always bad news but honestly not always the end. So after some time passed I honestly thought they had figured some stuff out because they still existed, until suddenly influencers weren't getting their free boxes and people were complaining about repeat items in their boxes from previous boxes. Suddenly boxes started slipping behind on their schedule also, later and later until, not at all. So now Lootcrate it slowly winding down, they've announced bankruptcy and are trying to take care of open orders and owed boxes but are also doing layoffs and winding down things. It's unclear if they'll be able to honor all the open orders still remaining but they sound like they're going to try. Quote of the whole story, a former employee was on reddit saying they knew it was bad when their boss was sending job postings to apply at while at work.

BIG FIRST STEP

Comixology announced they are debuting four original series in September. They had mentioned before they were going to shift from media distributor to content creator as well, awhile back and this appears to be the first big stab in that direction. Comixology has a strong indy scene and they have an open submission process they work through with anyone, allegedly. This is their first genuine attempt to launch what seems to be content they had a hand in also producing. One of the books is by friend of the show Vita Ayala. Her first comic book was a Nerd Thug Radio favorite and we spent some time talking to her at Comicpalooza two years ago and since that time she has exploded all over comic books! You need to make you check her out give her new book Quarter Killer a looksie on September 26th!

SONY'S TANGLED WEB

Disturbing news out of Hollywood, Sony and Disney are going to cancel their deal and Spider-man will no longer be a part of the MCU moving forward. This is an absolute moron of a move by Sony, who hasn't gotten Spider-Man right on their own either time they tried it. Tom Holland has one more solo Sony film on his contract and it's unclear what direction he'll take from there, but this is obviously a huge blow. The root of the conflict stems from Disney wanting some of that box office cheddar that Marvel left on the table the first go round. In the first deal, Disney got all the merchandising and Sony got 95% of the box office money with Disney getting 5% of the first weekend sales. In the new deal it seems like Disney was asking for 50% of the box office haul, Sony has a mixed bag with the Spider-Man rights as their other Spider projects have gone OK but Disney had much more success with Spidey than Sony ever did alone. This is a bad move on their part.

NOT THAT YOU ASKED

Got new pages in for issue #2 of Another Day at the Office and I love them!! They're gorgeous!! So pumped guys, so pumped!

Feel free to check out my brand new comic book Another Day at the Office or buy a shirt from Side Hustle Ts where some proceeds help people struggling with cancer or listen to Nerd Thug Radio. Thoughts, complaints, events and comments can be sent to corydlg@gmail.com.

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