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The weekend is almost here! We’ve got lots on tap catching up on stuff but hope to get some of our geek on. What will you all be doing? Sound off in the comments below.

CBR – Batkid Has Officially Defeated His Archnemesis and is Cancer-Free – This is fantastic news. So happy for him.

ICv2 – Balance Sheet Weakens, Losses Mount at Wizard – Feels like a question as to when it’ll end, not if.



Comics Bulletin – Firefly #1

Batkid Begins, the Official Trailer

One kid, whose Make-A-Wish dream coming true captivated a nation. Batkid Begins is a documentary that takes you back to November 15th, 2013, the day San Francisco turned into Gotham City, and the day the internet was nice. More than a billion people took to social media to cheer on BatKid, even President Obama!

The film is getting a release in select theaters June 26 after a successful crowdfunding campaign to complete the film.

Batkid Begins, the Official Trailer

Remember Batkid? Miles, whose battle with leukemia and love of Batman, captivated a nation. Last November, he and the Make-a-Wish turned San Francisco into a Batman adventure, one that touched people’s hearts. A new film, Batkid Begins, looks at Mile’s story, and what it spawned. The feature-length documentary was create by filmmaker Dana Nachman.

Batkid Begins is in the middle of a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, and has little over three weeks to raise about half of the $100,000 goal to finish the film.


Why Andrew Garfield Wasn’t at the Oscars

Andrew GarfieldLeading up to the Oscars, it was teased that actor Andrew Garfield, who plays Peter Parker/Spider-Man in The Amazing Spider-Man and its upcoming sequel, would be presenting a segment about heroes and inducting a new hero to the group. Come Oscar day, Chris Evans, who plays Captain America, hosted the segment and there was no induction of anyone. No information about why Garfield didn’t do it, or who this mysterious hero was, was given.

The New York Post’s Page Six stepped in today claiming that Garfield didn’t like the segment so threw a temper tantrum and refused to do it. The super hero induction was supposed to involve Batkid in a segment for Make a Wish.

Of course the internet went batshit with this news casting Garfield as a villain. But, according to all of those involved, this rumor wasn’t in fact true at all.

In statements to Huffington Post and Academy spokesman said:

Due to the nature of a live show, hard decisions sometimes must be made which require the Academy to cut segments due to the logistics of production. Andrew Garfield understood that his segment had to be omitted, and he drove to Disneyland on Monday to spend time with 5-year-old Miles Scott (Batkid) and his family.

Andrew Garfield’s representative Rupert Fowler released a statement about the situation to Huffington Post as well:

In full collaboration with the Academy and the show writer, Andrew prepared a segment for the Oscars to honor Miles Scott as the true hero that he is. As some point overnight on Saturday / Sunday morning, it was decided by those running the show that the segment didn’t work in the ceremony. They decided to pull it — Andrew and Miles were equally upset. The producers arranged for Miles and his family to visit Disneyland on Monday and Andrew drove down to visit them and to bring Miles a personal gift. Andrew did the right thing for Batkid and anyone saying otherwise is flat out lying.

Sadly, Huffington Post felt this merited an Update as opposed to a full Retraction, cause you know the whole made up part would maybe merit that.

Garfield has been seen shooting hoops with local kids while filming the latest Spider-Man movie… so I tend to believe the Academy’s take on it, though it doesn’t explain why Garfield still didn’t present the segment.

Batkid Gets His Own Movie

Do you remember Batkid? The young child who got to live his dream to be Batman courtesy of Make-A-Wish Foundation and stole America’s heart has got his own movie that chronicles his adventure.

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It’s new comic book day tomorrow, what’s everyone getting?

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Mashable – How Batkid Conquered the World, by the Numbers – Interesting read.

CBR – “The Flash” Gets Standalone Pilot, No Backdoor In “Arrow” – I wouldn’t have given it a shot on Arrow, but as a standalone show…

CBLDF – Apple Drops All Issues of Sex Criminals – Still deciding how I feel….


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So how’s everyone’s weekend going? Who’s playing with their new Playstation 4?

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Bleeding Cool – Increased Buzz The Walking Dead Spin-Off Series May Be A Prequel – This could be the shark jumping point.

Kotaku – DC Universe Online Isn’t Like Other PS4 Launch Titles – But is it better?

Mashable – Batkid Was Beautiful — Let’s Keep It Going – Fantastic to see the response. Hope we see more of this.