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Weekender: Mare Odomo, ‘Performance’, And Calling Cthulhu

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The weekend is here! Take a look back at what’s happened in the past seven days. New comics, new stories, new podcasts, new art being made — it’s all part of the ComicsAlliance Weekender!

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Best Cosplay Ever (This Week): Wizard World Philadelphia

The comics, sci-fi, gaming and fantasy communities’ talents for homemade disguises, craftsmanship, and sartorial superheroics were definitely on display this weekend at Wizard World Philadelphia, and we were there to check out the show, and capture some of the stellar cosplay on display.

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Wizard Teams With ‘The Situation’ for a Superhero Comic and Convention Appearances

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In the words of Michael Sorrentino himself, "Super hero Sitch coming soon!!" Thanks to a new deal with Wizard World Inc., "The Situation" is going to star in his own superhero comic. The deal not only taps the fist-pumping, GTL-ing, star dancing TV personality of Jersey Shore fame, but also his brothers Marc and Frank, sister Melissa and mother Linda...

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Link Ink: Lightsaber Attacks at Toys ‘R’ Us, Craig Thompson’s Upcoming Projects, 8-Bit X-Mas Tree

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Crime: Police arrested a 33-year-old man after he allegedly attacked shoppers at a Portland, Ore. Toys 'R' Us with a blue lightsaber toy. The dude apparently resisted arrest and managed to deflect a taser cable before getting tackled and taken to a hospital for a mental evaluation...

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Wizard’s Gareb Shamus Launches Blog, Joins Twitter as Digital Magazine Disappears

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What Wizard overlord Gareb Shamus once called "the smartest business decision" of his life seems not to have panned out, as the Wizard World digital magazine he launched earlier this year appears to have been, well, deleted...

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Link Ink: Aaron McGruder’s ‘Red Tails’ Writing, Super Socks and Batman Beyond in ‘Arkham City’

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Movies: You may have known all about how George Lucas financed Red Tails, a movie out in January about WWII's Tuskegee Airmen, but did you know Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder co-wrote it? Nice.

Industry: Wizard has hired Kevin Kelly as managing editor of Wizard World's digital initiatives...

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Link Ink: New ‘Thor’ Movie Posters, The Domestic ‘Dylan Dog: Dead of Night’ Trailer and Old Spice Guy’s Action Figure

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Movies: IGN's got new Thor poster/banner images showing off the film's cast in some moody lighting.

Art: Ben Morse breaks down every fallen friend/foe of Peter Parker's who appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #655 by Dan Slott and Marcos Martin...

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Wizard World Sends Out Hilarious Press Release in Comic Sans That Will Change Your Life

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Here at ComicsAlliance, we try to do our best to not be the kind of news outlet that just runs press releases, but occasionally, we come across something we feel our readers need to know about.

Such is the case with a press releas that arrived in my inbox last night, courtesy of Wizard Entertainment CEO Gareb Shamus...

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‘Wizard’ and ‘ToyFare’ Magazines Canceled — R.I.P.

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ComicsAlliance has received confirmation that Wizard Magazine is to close its doors immediately after twenty years...

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Gareb Shamus Admits Wizard Cons Not Really About Comics Anymore

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Wizard World Chicago took place over the weekend -- or as it is now called, "Wizard World Chicago Comic Con." Wizard founder Gareb Shamus recently affixed "Comic Con" to the names of Wizard's shows, presumably to cash in on the name and visibility of larger, more popular events like the massive San Diego Comic-Con and New York Comic-Con...

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