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Geek Inspiration

Intriguing tales of what set people on the pop-culture path

By Bryan Young
POSTED // Jul 9,2013 - If you trace back far enough in the life of any geek or creative person, you’ll find something they did or saw or read that acted as a catalyst that led them down that path.

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Superman Rebooted

Fans can't help reacting when new versions of classic characters seem unfamiliar

By Bryan Young
POSTED // Jun 25,2013 - When you’re telling an old story for a new generation, the broad strokes will typically remain the same. But the finer details will get adapted for a new era—whether that new era wants them or not.

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Art Thieves

Geeks, support what you love

By Bryan Young
POSTED // Jun 11,2013 - Psst … hey, you. Yeah, you, with all of the illegally downloaded comics, movies, TV shows, books and games on your computer. You’re kind of a dick.

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An American Geek in Paris

Geek culture in the City of Light

By Bryan Young
POSTED // May 28,2013 - Have you ever wondered what geek culture is like in different parts of the world? Is there a geek culture in Algeria? Does Casablanca have a comic-book store?

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Free Comic Book Day

Annual event for vet comic fans & newbs

By Bryan Young
POSTED // Apr 30,2013 - Back in 2002, I owned and operated a small Utah comic-book store, and I was asked by the distributor from which I received my comics if I’d be interested in participating in the first-ever Free Comic Book Day.

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Brian K. Vaughan: Saga

Ignore the controversy around comic master

By Bryan Young
POSTED // Apr 22,2013 - If you haven’t read a comic book written by Brian K. Vaughan, you’re doing it wrong.

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21st Century Classics

Best new video games are old ones

By Bryan Young
POSTED // Apr 9,2013 - I’m a curmudgeonly old man who frequently wishes that the kids would get off of his lawn, and I come from a different era of video-gaming ...

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Goodbye to The Clone Wars

Disney's new direction for Star Wars

By Bryan Young
POSTED // Mar 26,2013 - For anyone who has been following this space, or my ramblings online, you’ll know that I’m of the opinion that Star Wars: The Clone Wars is—well, was—one of the best shows on television.

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Justice League of Utah?

DC Comics shakes up Justice League

By Bryan Young
POSTED // Mar 12,2013 - If you head to your local comic-book store to pick up the latest issue of DC Comics’ Justice League of America, you won’t be blamed for doing a double take.

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Comics Controversy

Orson Scott Card hired to write Superman

By Bryan Young
POSTED // Feb 26,2013 - “Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No! It’s a homophobe!”
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