NERDS AROUND TOWN

Nerds Around Town: Home Run Derby, Spider Man and Marvel Comics

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!

Tuesday is here and there's no stopping now, this week is coming and it's time to crush it.

GOOD DEED OF THE DAY

This Saturday, July 13th, hang out with the Stixx and Stonez Sundresses and Summershirts party which is also a donation drive including socks and toiletries. Head out there from 3-11p and have a good time on karma's dime.

A LITTLE COMIC BOOK CONTROVERSY

CB Cebulski is the current editor in chief at Marvel comics and over the weekend he put his foot in his mouth a little bit. He tweeted a comment to a former creator adding to a conversation about "overwriting" initial stories from new writers. The problem is, Marvel has lately developed a reputation of canceling titles early and shoehorning them into the bigger events. For example, War of the Realms is the large event going on at Marvel and so if you were writing Moon Knight, suddenly you have to include frost giants and an Asgard war in your book about a vigilante on the streets of New York. So LOTS of people on twitter kind of attacked him for that. Also, when CB was an associate editor cutting his teeth at Marvel he kind of did a thing where he wrote some stories under a pen name that happened to be very Asian and Marvel had him write some super Asian stories (all of which is against Marvel's policy of editors writing for Marvel) ssssooo maybe he shouldn't have said anything.

HOME RUN DERBY

The Home Run Derby was last night and for the first time ever, I actually watched it. It was fun to see the young stars go out and shine, and it was impressive watching Vlad's son crush what seemed like two million home runs. The one thing that felt unfair about all of it was that Vlad Jr hit 40 in one round and 29 in another and still somehow lost? I know they were doing a bracket but honestly, how is that fair? Also the Met's rookie doubled his income this year by winning, that's pretty cool. Caught the celebrity softball game afterwards and why hasn't anyone taught Simone Biles how to play softball? Also, where has JR Smith been this whole time?

THE SPIDER'S WEB

If you haven't seen Spider Man: Far from Home yet, you need to and you're running out of time to avoid the spoilers that the two end credit scenes are bringing your way. The next phase of Marvel has been set and there's something HUGE coming and I can't wait to talk about it, so everyone has like, a few days or until Marvel makes a big announcement, whichever comes first and believe me, it's coming. Marvel has to announce their new slate of movies at some point and when they do it's going to give away the game, no doubt.

NOT THAT YOU ASKED

I literally have no interest in watching the All Star game tonight, unlike the Home Run Derby which has become a fun fan friendly adventure, the game is still stiff, boring baseball. And that's something MLB needs to get on top of pretty quick. Also the balls are clearly juiced, too many old hands of baseball are saying the same thing about the ball for it to not be true.

Feel free to check out my digital short story The Wilson House 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!

GOOD DEED OF THE DAY

I had been talking about a walk to fight melanoma called Steps For Melanoma Walk, but given the weather the last few days, the more important thing in the near immediate future is to focus on your friends and neighbors and local charities. Make sure everyone is dry and fed and warm this weekend.

WATER WOES

So when are we going to have the very honest conversation about the climate? I don't know a way to beat around the bush on this anymore, Houston is flooding regularly now. We've over-developed all of our drainage and water absorption away to the point that now we retain water all the time. On top of poor planning that is decades in the works (so we can't/won't blame any one party for it, it's us, Houston has been ignoring water run offs forever) the storms are getting larger and more powerful and more devastating in ways that are hard to even fathom. Over fourteen years ago our fun neighbors to the east, New Orleans, suffered their own catastrophic flooding and we were able to help them but we complained about taking on the residents and what our city "turned" into, all while ignoring the real lessons. Cities have to be able to handle the storms, and yet, 14 years later we're flooding and looking to Washington for help like it's their job to bail out our inability to learn a lesson. We complained about Louisiana's inability to properly handle their funds and infrastructure and yet, here we are, swimming for our lives.

BAD NFL

There are some dramatically bad teams in the NFL right now and the Titans and the Jaguars are two of those awful teams and this game last night was some bad football. Also on a side note, I have Fournette on my fantasy team and he lets himself get tackled 9 yards out after a terrible game?! C'mon man! Also it says a lot about Nike and the helmet company that they both dropped Antonio Brown the Patriots haven't and the NFL hasn't benched him. The fact that he didn't pay this girl $2 million dollars to settle confidentially may have been right ethically for him (I have no knowledge of facts in this case, simply speaking hypothetically) but it clearly was a poor business decision and sometimes these guys need better advice. I talk about good advice all the time and this guy is clearly in need of it.

DRAMA IN THE INDUSTRY

It's rare when a story is just full of awful people all around but the feud between Rob Liefeld and Terrific Production LLC fits that bill for me. Rob Liefeld has long been the Rockstar or the upstart of the comic book industry, regularly finding himself in the center of the several of the big dramatic moments in the comic book industry's history. Some great like the founding of Image Comics, which changed comic books for the better, to feuding with creators to being the guy who had his own Levi jean's commercial (true story). He was cashing million dollar checks as 19 year old comic creator and now has lost the rights to one of his biggest creations through poor decision making. The guy who has it has started up Terrific Production LLC and he seems like an absolute looney tune. He has done literally everything in the most inefficient and unproductive ways, insulting creators and seeming to know nothing about the climate of current comic books. It's been fun to watch.

NOT THAT YOU ASKED

Come hang out with me tomorrow afternoon at The Adventure Begins for Batman Day. It's going to be awesome! There will be a flippin' Batmobile there. Seriously.

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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