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Comic Review: The Disciples #1
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The Disciples #1
The Disciples #1
Written by Steve Niles
Art by Christopher Mitten
Colors by Jay Fotos
Letters by Thomas Mauer
Black Mask Studios
Release Date: May 27, 2015
Cover Price: $3.99

Part bounty hunter saga with nods to Alien and Firefly, The Disciples starts off with a slow build that turns into a big bang in the first issue of what may shape up to be a very exciting series.

The Disciples #1 starts with three companions heading to Ganymede, one of Jupiter’s moons. It and the other moons in the solar system have recently been colonized in a Gold Rush-style land rush. Ganymede was settled by a religious cult (that started in Florida, obviously). One of the members of this cult is the daughter of a senator, and our three heroes have been sent to bring her back. Of course, the start of their journey doesn’t go as planned, and right from the beginning they encounter one creepy-ass alien who does not seem to come in peace.

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The GoD List: Comics for Free Comic Book Day 2015
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The GoD List

Each and every week, I, “Free Comic Books?” Henchman 21 and “Free Comics Books!” Empress Eve read a lot of comics. Seriously you guys, a lot of comics. Maybe too many comics. I mean, it is possible”¦ theoretically. Naturally, we look forward to some more than others. I mean, who doesn’t? So, let’s take a look into the depths of our pull lists, grab some comics, and we’ll let YOU know what the top books to look forward to are for May 2, 2015 — Free Comic Book Day. Single issues and trades, they’re all here.

Hooray! It’s Free Comic Book Day 2015, the best day of the year to find a local comic book store, head on down, and get some comics. If you’ve got a good store in the area, they should be having special events, creators signing books, or special sales. When you go to that good store, make sure you try to buy something from them today, because while these books may be free to you, they are not free for your friendly neighborhood retailer. It really helps them if you buy something. If you’ve got a bad comic store in your area, then they may be trying to charge you for these special FCBD issues. Do not let them!

We are going to do our normal thing and give you the heads up on some of the issues that you can find today. Pretty much every publisher has a special issue, although availability may depend on the stores in your area. You can also go online to find a lot of good digital deals today from online sellers.

So, let’s get out there and spread some comics love and enjoy a free as always The GoD List!

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The GoD List: Comics for April 1, 2015
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Each and every week, I, “Comics suck!” Henchman 21 and “April fools!” Empress Eve read a lot of comics. Seriously you guys, a lot of comics. Maybe too many comics. I mean, it is possible”¦ theoretically. Naturally, we look forward to some more than others. I mean, who doesn’t? So, let’s take a look into the depths of our pull lists, grab some comics, and we’ll let YOU know what the top books to look forward to are for the week of April 1, 2015. Single issues and trades, they’re all here.

Look, I know you might be a little tired from all the April Fool’s Day articles on the web today, but that’s not what we’re doing here right now. No, it’s time to drop some 100% truth with all the great comics that are in stores today. We’ve got tons of books for you to check out this week, with plenty of Dark Horse, some DC, some Oni, and others. So, let’s get to a no malarkey filled edition of The GoD List.

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Comic Review: Star Trek – Gold Key Archives, Volume 1
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Star Trek
Star Trek: Gold Key Archives, Volume 1
Hardcover | Kindle
Story by Dick Wood
Art by Nevio Zaccara and Alberto Giolitti
IDW Publishing
Release Date: April 15, 2014
Cover Price: $29.99

The first Star Trek comics began publication under the Poughkeepsie, NY-based Gold Key Comics (which at one point or another in time held the comic license to nearly every popular show on television, from The Avengers to Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea) in July 1967, three months after the television show’s debut season ended. Since it was never a ratings bonanza, Star Trek had to rely on support from fans and critics in order to stay on the air and the exploitation of the property in multi-media aided the cause immeasurably.

The Gold Key comic proved to be a hit with readers, ultimately running for 61 issues – a 62nd issue was planned but went unpublished – and helping to establish Star Trek as a viable property outside of the cathode ray box. Subsequent titles in the franchise would be released by Marvel, DC, and currently IDW Publishing. In Star Trek: Gold Key Archives Volume 1, IDW, which has owned the Trek comics license since November 2006, reprints the first six issues of the Gold Key run that were released from July 1967 to December 1969 and presents them in a single full-color hardcover volume, complete with the original photo covers.

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LCS 2012: Support Your Local Comic Shop
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LCS 2012

If you haven’t been living under a rock for the past few weeks, chances are you have heard about the latest social issue flooding the Internet, the media, and hipster activists everywhere. Well, this geek sat down and thought to himself, “How can I make a difference for people I care about, and things I care about?”

Folks, here’s my answer: LCS 2012.

Basically what I’m proposing is that if you buy comics (and if you’re a reader of Geeks of Doom, that’s a pretty solid bet), I urge you to do as I do — Support your local comic shop.

Local comic shops are very high on the list of endangered geeks species. “They’re just another business,” I hear you say. But even as you say that, you know that’s not true. Local comic shops are something so much more than just a business, and they need our help.

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