Geek-O-Rama: How Soon Is Now?


A long time ago, in a galaxy not so far away … STAR WARS returned to comic shops world-wide breaking records and garnering praise from fans and critics alike. Initially launched with Jason Aaron and John Cassady at the helm, the series aimed to explore the period of time falling between “A New Hope” and “The Empire Strikes Back” – an angle that continues to prove popular with comic readers of all ages.

Two years later, Jason Aaron will be stepping aside as long-time Star Wars collaborator Kieron Gillen (DARTH VADER, DOCTOR APHRA) ascends to the dark throne alongside current artist, Salvador Larocca. We spoke with Gillen about this change of the guard and what direction he and Larocca plan to take as the series moves forward.

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‘Deadpool 2’ Will Have A ‘Rush Hour’ Style Comedy Dynamic

It’s been a decade since we stopped hearing the words coming out of the mouths of Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker in the “Rush Hour” franchise. The series was popular, but I didn’t realize it was still a reference point, but apparently “Deadpool 2” will rolling with that kind of vibe.

“Deadpool” creator Rob Liefeld had a chat with Comic Book at San Diego Comic Con about the upcoming sequel.

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All-New Wolverine #19, Variant Cover H, July 2017 Marvel Comics

Immune: Part 1 of 3 - Written by Tom Taylor. Art by Leonard Kirk. ALL-NEW STORY STARTS HERE! 'IMMUNE'! FROM THE STARS COMES DEATH! An alien ship! A dying passenger! Two words uttered that will forever change WOLVERINE's life - starting a non-stop race against a deadly transformative disease, a battle in a quarantined city and a mysterious villain with a target on her head. Rated T+

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Carrie Fisher is given an "amazing" send-off in her final Star Wars film, according to co-star John Boyega.

The London-born actor said he shares "many scenes" with the late actress in Star Wars: The Last Jedi and that the sci-fi franchise "keeps her alive".

Fisher, who played the part of Princess - later General - Leia, died last December aged 60.

Her final film performance will be seen when the latest Star Wars blockbuster is released at the end of the year.

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Facebook Shuts Down AI After It Invented Its Own Language

Researches at Facebook shut down an artificial intelligence (AI) program after it created its own language, Digital Journal reports.

The system developed code words to make communication more efficient and researchers took it offline when they realized it was no longer using English.

The incident, after it was revealed in early July, puts in perspective Elon Musk’s warnings about AI.

“AI is the rare case where I think we need to be proactive in regulation instead of reactive,” Musk said at the meet of U.S. National Governors Association. “Because I think by the time we are reactive in AI regulation, it’ll be too late.”

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Here's Why We Shouldn't Be Worried at All About That Morphing 'UFO'

If you've been keeping up with the news in the UK, you might have heard about a morphing UFO appearing at a number of locations across Cornwall last week.

We're telling you guys straight up – this is not aliens, despite some hashtags on the footage.

While it's a little annoying that we're not any closer to an actual aliens, the footage itself is pretty damn cool.

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SpaceX Satellite launch live feed suddenly CUT over ‘mysterious triangle-shaped UFO'

THE live feed of the launch of the SpaceX Satellite was cut deliberately to avoid UFOs being caught on screen, so alien experts have claimed.

Cameras were filming the launch of the SpaceX rocket at Cape Canaveral in Florida, USA but the live feed of event was mysteriously pulled after at least three white objects were spotted, according to keen-eyed watchers who claim it was pulled deliberately.

The launch was successful but alien enthusiasts spotted something odd on the on-board cameras.

The video shows a part of the rocket with a backdrop of complete darkness.

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Newborn Calf Resembles KISS Rock Star Gene Simmons

In a picture shared on Facebook by the Hill County Visitor, the animal, which they named Genie, even sticks out her tongue just like the rocker.

"When I saw the picture, I said, 'It looks just like Gene Simmons!'" Drew Taylor, who runs the local tourism site and posted the photo, told

Taylor said his friend, Heather Taccetta, took the photo and sent it to him.

The image even appeared to grab the attention of Simmons himself. His Twitter account offered a comment on the uncanny resemblance earlier this week.

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Team USA tests Eagle Prime ahead of its ‘Giant Robot Duel’

Over two years since it announced its robot battle, MegaBots is testing out the fighting machine it will take to the mechanical blitz. Its latest vid sees it pilot the 12-ton behemoth around an obstacle course. The MK3-class "Eagle Prime," which looks more like ED-209 than an Autobot, is put through its paces in the clip. You can watch as it uses its grappling claws to open doors, drives through walls, fires and reloads its paintball cannon, and tears another robot a new one.

Judging by the vid, Eagle Prime handles pretty well for a 16-foot beast. The 430-horsepower combat mech stands atop a custom tank tread, allowing it manoeuvre around corners. Since its public unveiling in May, the MegaBots team have also given it a brand-new reloading air cannon.

Eagle Prime will represent Team USA in the "Giant Robot Duel" against "Kuratas" (a 13-foot combat mech from Japanese company Suidobashi Heavy Industries). The Real Steel-style matchup was due to take place this month, but is again being pushed back, this time to September. MegaBots claims the delay is down to "logistical issues." Although the event is not open to the public, fans can catch the action on YouTube and Facebook.

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