NERDS AROUND TOWN

Nerds Around Town: Alzheimer's, Ghost Adventures and Metallica

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!

Hey guys, it's a new week and we got this! There's no reason we can't conquer this week, let's get them!

GOOD DEED OF THE DAY

Make sure to help support The Adventure Begins as they participate in The Longest Day fundraiser, they will have tournaments and games all day in support against Alzheimer's. There are all kinds of things to get involved and ways to help, check out their website for more details.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Start making room in your calendars for this one, this fall in San Antonio is the Paranormal Fest hosted by Curious Twins Paranormal and this year they will be hanging out at The Black Swan hotel in Victoria. The Black Swan is one of those crazy haunted places and was even featured in an episode of one of my guilty pleasures, Ghost Adventures. Man I don't care if they're real or fake, and I'm of the opinion they're real, I can't turn off on of those shows anytime they're on television. I just love a good investigation with these creepy scares and odd moments and everyone freezing and looking around trying to figure out if they just heard something or heard themselves. There's nothing like some great small camera footage of a paranormal incident to really get the blood flowing.

PASSING IT ON!

One thing I used to do a lot more of back in the day that I haven't done as much of recently is focus on some truly cool Kickstarters. So that's going to change. For example today there's a great project worthy of your notice on kickstarter.com called First Date – A RomeoXJulian story, it's a gay love story told over 250 pages of really great art. This is easily one of the most well drawn comic books on kickstarter that I've seen lately and the product looks to be of the highest quality. I recommend getting out there and supporting a book that isn't a traditional comic book story, I can assure you a story of this nature isn't your typical comic book fare. Tons of great levels of support for people interested in supporting the project and a project worthy of your money, make sure to check out First Date!

BOX OFFICE SHENANIGANS

News broke over the weekend that bands including Metallica, have been funneling tickets to scalping websites for awhile to make extra money. It would be easy to say this is a sign of the times, that tours have become the last place bands get to make the big money and therefore they are simply maximizing their opportunities to do so. Except Metallica shut down Napster. It would be easy to say this isn't a crime, it's the continued evolution of the economics of the music industry, except Metallica shut down Napster. Back then when they shut down Napster, it was to protect the artists and to make sure that they were fairly compensated for their hard earned work, which I 100% agree with but now they don't believe in being fair to their fans and giving their fans the same respect they were demanding from the fans. They don't believe fans should have to pay a fair price for the tickets, they don't care how much fans pay to listen to them perform, so suddenly fair is irrelevant again. Funny how convenient that is. They were the "this isn't fair" band of the 00's and now they're the "we don't care" guys of the 10's, that's called being hypocritical.

NOT THAT YOU ASKED

So in it's first week, my comic book has over 200 orders and that's just amongst friends and family, this week I will be trying to sell as many copies of the project as possible. I'm truly excited and thrilled to be working on this thing and to have the opportunity to really pursue this project and grow it. I just wanted to say thanks to everyone and for all the opportunities that have come my way over the last year or two and I'm excited about what comes next.

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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