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Cover image for Gender Queer: A Memoir Deluxe Edition
This was called after members of right-wing activist Proud Boys group and conservative parents objected to the presence of the graphic novel at a previous open school meeting, promoted to the Proud Boys group on messaging app Telegram advertising a "School Board Showdown". The Chicago Sun-Times reported that Edgar "Remy Del Toro" Delatorre, a leader of[...]
A Second Comics Exhibition For The Second City
Chicago hosts not one but two comics exhibitions in the city The first is at the Museum Of Contemporary Art, but the second one is on display at the Chicago Cultural Center Running June 19th, 2021 through October 3rd, 2021, the exhibition called CHICAGO: Where Comics Came to Life (1880-1960) was curated by Chris Ware[...]
Chicago Delays CAKE Until June 2022
The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo, or CAKE, was originally planned for June 2020, but obviously didn't happen Then they rearranged for June 2021, but as they have told attendees, that is looking a bit dodgy now as well So they have delayed for another year, got June 2022 They state; In March 2020, CAKE's organizers voted[...]
Cobra Kai released its season 3 trailer (Image: Netflix screencap)
(Image: Spotify screencap) That's right, the streaming services have teamed up for Cobra Kai: The Series Soundtrack (waiting for you here)- with tracks from artists ranging from AC/DC, Chicago, and REO Speedwagon to Bruno Mars, YUNGBLUD, and Bat Fangs Here's a look at the promo video below that gives us all sorts of flashbacks to those[...]
Long Read: Is This An "Extinction Event" For The Comic Shop As We Know It? Or Are They "Too Stupid To Quit, Too Dumb To Die"?
For 32 years, Atlas Comics has served comic fans in the Chicago, IL, northwest area Due to the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic, Atlas Comics has been closed since March 20th and has only been allowed to resume curbside pickup at the time of this publication Atlas Comics is one of the rare comic shops that[...]
When Bleeding Cool Spoke to Rod Blagojevich at Wizard World Comic Con Chicago
In 2010, Bleeding Cool went to Wizard World Chicago Who, amidst the wrestlers, cosplayers and William Shatners, was a very unusual guest One Rod Blagojevich, who had been charged with misleading investigators looking into charges that he tried to sell Obama's vacated senate seat for personal profit But Chicago loved their ex-governor Rod Blagojevich and[...]
With production on FX Network's Fargo set to begin on October 15 in Chicago, writer-director Noah Hawley is offering an update on the Chris Rock-starring fourth season of the Emmy award-winning anthology series During an interview with Collider in support of feature film Lucy in the Sky, Hawley was asked about the scope of the[...]
Less than a month after Chairman of FX Networks and FX Productions John Landgraf announced at the network's Television Critics Association (TCA) summer press event that production on Fargo season 4 was set to begin this fall in Chicago, we're learning the name of a new member of the cast who will be joining them[...]
Wizard World Chicago Swaps Comics for Celebrity Photos to Help ComicBooks For Kids
Wizard World Chicago is asking fans to bring child-appropriate graphic novels, comics, science fiction books, or any other similar reading materials to the show, being held on August 22nd to the 25th at Donald E Stephens Convention Center Center. All donations will be handed to ComicBooks For Kids!, an organisation that collects and donates comic book reading[...]
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Niantic officially announced this week that Pokémon GO Fest 2019 was officially returning to Chicago in Grant Park from June 13th-16th While the company didn't give major details behind the events, it did list off some activities that would be taking place, which we have for you below The Chicago event will be the kickoff[...]
BREAKING: Charges Against 'Empire' Star Jussie Smollett Dropped
In a move that has already set social media aflame once again, Chicago prosecutors have dropped all charges against Empire star Jussie Smollett Arrving to a Chicago courtroom early Tuesday morning for an emergency meeting, after which it was learned that all 16 felony counts were being dropped and that his "record has been wiped[...]
'Empire' EPs Remove Jussie Smollett's Character from Final Season 5 Eps
During the hearing, a series of texts between the actor/singer and siblings Olabinjo and Abimbola Osundairo showing how the "attack" was planned were read aloud: from arranging funds for supplies to making sure MAGA chants were part of the staged assault. Smollett's legal team released the following statement yesterday after the Chicago PD's press conference and biond hearing: "Mr[...]