NERDS AROUND TOWN

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

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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.

COVER ART OF ANOTHER DAY AT THE OFFICE

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's Wednesday, I've been sick and I have great news, it's been a crazy week!!

GOOD DEED OF THE DAY

In honor of being sick the past few days, donate to the American Red Cross.

MAN DOWN

Being sick is the worst. Like I got real sick, like fever and shaking cold sick Sunday night/Monday morning. It was absolutely the worst, because if you don't get up and get yourself moving you're going to keep feeling worse but you feel so bad you don't want to do anything. Like you're cold from the inside out and you just want to try and get warm and you can't. Also, if you're alone like I was, I was housesitting by myself at the time, it gets way worse. There's literally no one to bring you a glass of water or anything and you have to get up and go all the way to the kitchen, it's the worst of the worst. Being sick is a no go, and really only by mid day Tuesday did I finally feel a little bit better and that was only because I got some great news and I felt a second wind from that.

DREAMS DO COME TRUE!

So my comic book has been finalized and approved at the printers so starting yesterday afternoon and through today I'm taking orders for my first print run. I'm super pumped about this, this is something that I've been working on for a really long time. Essentially in some form or another, my whole life has been building up to this moment right here. I've been a comic book geek forever and this isn't the first time opportunity has come a calling but it's the first time I made it all the way. I've signed two different contracts in my youth for small publishing companies and both of those opportunities while great didn't work out. One of them their launch was a little too ambitious and they never even got to my project in the span of like two years and the other one after a dozen or so rewrites just never really worked out and the project never made it to print. No harm, no foul, just both parties walk away and leave it at that.

ANOTHER DAY AT THE OFFICE

So all of that happened and life goes on and I started to feel like, well maybe this is never going to happen and then time moves on and suddenly it's twelve years later, holy crap, twelve years later and you go… No. I want to get back to this. So here we are, working our way back to this and our first project is Another Day at the Office. It's a humorous one shot about a cop in a city full of super heroes. It's a fun story, meant to be light hearted and well meaning and isn't designed to be mean or take shots at people or say something about the universe. It's just a fun story. Check it out please, if you're interested in a copy, today it's really easy to get one, simply e-mail me at corydlg@gmail.com and I'll get you on the list that I'm building right now for the print run that I'm ordering tonight.

NOT THAT YOU ASKED

This has been a rough week and a bit of an up and down one from bad health to great personal moment and one of the people that I would very much like to celebrate and share this moment with I can't. My Father was an awesome fan of everything I did and anything I wanted to do, he would do the standard "how does it work" questions but once he knew I was locked in on something he just got behind it and cheered me on. I really appreciated that and it's something I regret not showing him more for, almost like he never got to see the rest of this journey I'm on and it stings a little bit, it's added a bittersweet note to today. Call your loved ones and tell them hey.

Feel free to check out my brand new comic book Another Day at the Office email me for details 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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