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Ecology of Kong Skull Island, AD&D 1st Edition Carnivorous Apes, & Old School Campaigns

Swords & Stitchery - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 17:14
So my father & I got a chance to catch Kong Skull Island over at the local dollar cinema last night. We loved it and mostly had the movie theater to ourselves so see it in a theater if you get the chance. The basic plot line follows an American Army crew into the heart of Skull Island. The special effects are well done the basic plot is a homage to Apocalypse Now with a mix of classic Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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UNITE THE LEAGUE – WONDER WOMAN

First Comics News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 15:53

In theaters November 2017

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

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UNITE THE LEAGUE – THE FLASH

First Comics News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 15:53

In theaters November 2017

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

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UNITE THE LEAGUE – BATMAN

First Comics News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 15:53

In theaters November 2017

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

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UNITE THE LEAGUE – AQUAMAN

First Comics News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 15:52

In theaters November 2017

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

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GENERATION ZERO #8 preview

First Comics News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 15:46

GENERATION ZERO #8
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Cover A by KHARI EVANS (JAN172145)
Cover B by LEIF JONES (JAN172146)
Variant Cover by PERE PEREZ (JAN172147)

A (literal) battle of the minds!

Generation Zero are trapped inside the Heroscape – a twisted, extra-dimensional realm where they can explore the world as it looks through someone else’s eyes… And, unfortunately, it seems that most of their friends and neighbors have some pretty messed up stuff going on up there! They led insurgencies and counter-strikes, but can anything in this team’s precision military training prepare them for the darkness that lurks at the heart of Rook’s collective unconscious?

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MARCH 29 (FOC – 3/6/17)

        

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NINJAK #25 preview

First Comics News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 15:46

NINJAK #25
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Cover A by RYAN BODENHEIM (JAN172135)
Cover B by MARC LAMING (JAN172136)
Cover C by SANYA ANWAR (JAN172137)
Variant Cover by OWEN FREEMAN (JAN172138)
Variant Cover by JENNY FRISON (JAN172139)

Darque destinies!

Once sworn enemies, Ninjak and the Shadow Seven have forged an uneasy alliance to accomplish their singular goal: kill Master Darque! But why can’t Colin King shake the feeling that he’s leading a suicide mission, or that his mysterious benefactor, Sandria Darque, isn’t giving him the whole story? Ninjak’s about to confront a terrifying truth…and the answers just might destroy him!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MARCH 29 (FOC – 3/6/17)

           

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DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #4 preview

First Comics News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 15:46

DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #4 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by MONIKA PALOSZ (JAN172125)
Cover B by TOM MULLER (JAN172126)
Variant Cover by JEFFREY VEREGGE (JAN172127)
Variant Cover by GREG SMALLWOOD (JAN172128)
Variant Cover by ADAM GORHAM (JAN172129)

The Stalinverse endures!

The world has gone red, and now the epic final confrontation begins as Divinity, Ninjak, Shadowman, Komandar Bloodshot, X-O Manowar, and the Red Brigade all choose their side on the lines of the coming battle… Wait, you think we’ll tell you how this one ends? Nyet, comrade! The universe as we know it hinges on this, so make sure you read this one first, Valianteers!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PRESTIGE | T+ | On sale MARCH 29 (FOC – 3/6/17)

           

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Home Clean Home Dishcloth

Moogly - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 15:05

It’s like a childhood tradition – pictures of the family home, drawn simply, usually with the stick figure family out front. Those homey, happy little drawings are the inspiration for the Home Clean Home Dishcloth! Disclaimer: This post includes affiliate links. The Home Clean Home Dishcloth is almost all double crochets, and perfect for personalizing [...]

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Advanis tech support screenlocker

Malwarebytes - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 15:00

Recently we noticed a change on one of the domains that we monitor because they are known to host files related to tech support scams and involved in browlocks, fake alerts, and screenlockers.

The domain and the screenlocker

At the moment the installer is being pushed by InstallCapital which is a pay-per-install network .

The domain hosting the installer is called installreports[dot]com and this time we found it was hosting a tech support screenlocker we dubbed Advanis after the folder it creates in the Windows directory and the entry it creates in the list of installed programs and features.

MT is the name of the main executable. The one that shows the screenlocker. Here it is probably short for “Market Tools”, which is the name of the Windows form.

Resolution

@TheWack0lian found this code snippet –

–telling us that the screenlocker could be minimized by using the “Backspace” key. Once you have done that, removal is no problem. A full removal guide for Advanis can be found on our forums.

File details

SHA 256 of the installer 30a32cb629d2a576288b4536d241b6e90f0540c3275288bfd4982233e12d182f

Malwarebytes web protection module blocks the domain and detects the installer as Trojan.TechSupportScam.

The advertised number on the lockscreen leads back to the domain getfixpc[dot]net.

Attribution

Finding out who is behind a threat is not always easy, but we think we have a solid case for this one.

Meet Baskar K.

He registered the domain installreports[dot]com with the email address: brgs@outlook.in.

Using his own name and providing his phone number and physical address.

The same personal data was used to register brmediahub.com

That domain is listed as the homepage at the stackoverflow profile I posted a screenshot of.

For the same physical address we also found an email address baskark****@outlook.com that has been used to register a host of dubious domains:

  • latestnewsalert.us
  • pruet.us
  • homemaderecipes.us
  • biou.us
  • mijay.us
  • unlimitedgames.us
  • topchickenrecipes.us
  • searchweathernow.us
  • newsnowonweb.us
  • healtyrecipesbyjones.us
  • localnewsdaily.us
  • topnewsnow.us
  • mathgamesfree.us
  • loginprotector.us
  • todaynewsup.us
  • topnewsguide.us
  • womenshoppingstore.us
  • onlineloginaccounts.us
  • onlineloginaccount.us
  • downloadsnow.us
  • brglobalservices.com

Those are all blocked now by Malwarebytes Web Protection Module.

Safe surfing!

Thanks to TheWack0lian and William Tsing for their additional research.

 

Pieter Arntz

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IMPACT TO PROCUDE A FULL SEASON OF WORLD OF SPORT FOR ITV UK

First Comics News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 14:07

TV Studios Entertainment Manchester is bringing World of Sport Wrestling back to ITV, for a 10 part series.

It’s teamed up with Anthem Sports and Entertainment Corp, the parent company of Impact Wrestling and will be filming events the Preston Guild Hall in May.

The commission comes following a one-off special which aired on New Year’s Eve.

“Britain’s wrestling scene is thriving and there has never been a better time to bring it back to ITV after a gap of 30 years,” said Tom Mclennan, director of entertainment, ITV Studios Manchester.

World Of Sport was an institution in its own right, launched in the 60’s as a rival to Grandstand, it was variously hosted by Eammon Andrews, Dickie Davies, Fred Dineage and Jim Rosenthal. It was axed in the mid 1980s.

IMPACT Chief Creative Officer Jeff Jarrett will act as Executive Producer and bring his talents to the revival of British wrestling: “The World of Sport brand is etched in professional wrestling tradition. My family’s lineage in the industry dates back 70-plus years, so I am honoured for the opportunity to work on reviving the legacy of this historic British series.”

ITV Studios will co-produce the new 10-part WOS series with Anthem. The Executive producers for ITV Studios are Tom Mclennan and Simon Marsh.

A launch event is planned for this Monday. Jarrett and Jeremy Borash will be on hand to discuss the working relationship that WOS and iMPACT Wrestling have agreed upon.

The new 10-part series is currently set to be recorded in the Preston Guild Hall on Thursday 25th May and Friday 26th May with tickets going on sale at 9 am on Friday 7th April from gigsandtours.com, ticketmaster.co.uk, and prestonguildhall.co.uk.

BREAKING NEWS!!! WOS WRESTLING IS BACK … IT'S WHAT SATURDAY AFTERNOONS WERE MADE FOR!! #WOS #BRITISHWRESTLING @ITV @IMPACTWRESTLING pic.twitter.com/EPnZ9mpOWf

— ITV WOS Wrestling (@WOSWrestlingITV) March 24, 2017

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IDW Publishing Hires Michael J. Martens as Director of Trade Sales

First Comics News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 14:00

Longtime Industry Veteran Martens Will Oversee
IDW’s Penguin Random House Relationship

SAN DIEGO, CA / March 24, 2017 – IDW Publishing has tapped Michael J. Martens as its new Director of Trade Sales, effective immediately. Starting in April, Penguin Random House will serve as IDW’s distribution partner for trade paperback and hardcover titles to the book and mass markets, and in his new role, Martens will act as the publisher’s direct liaison.

With more than three decades of industry experience to draw from, Martens’ invaluable knowledge of the inner workings of the comic and book category will greatly extend IDW’s reach in bookstores worldwide, getting the publisher’s massive library of backlist content in front of new readers and strengthening its foothold in that thriving marketplace.

“Michael was, and continues to be, a key player in pioneering the graphic novel category in libraries and bookstores,” said Greg Goldstein, IDW’s President and COO. “His expertise and unparalleled relationship with our new distribution partner will give IDW an even greater advantage for continual success and steady growth in today’s competitive market.”

Martens’ previous experience includes Dark Horse Comics where he held a variety of positions including VP of Marketing, VP of Business Development, and VP of Trade Sales before resigning in 2016. Prior to that, his storied comics career began at Capital City Distribution as one of their first employees in 1982 where he wore multiple hats including Transportation Manager, Sales Manager, and Vice President of Customer Service.

“While consulting with IDW during their integration with Penguin Random House it was clear to me how strong the IDW and Top Shelf lines are so I jumped at the chance when they offered me a more formal arrangement,” said Michael Martens. “I’m looking forward to maintaining the incredible momentum of the March series as well as positioning their many other important titles in a way they can be discovered by new readers.”

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Weird Revisted: Weird Weapons, Weird War

Sorcerer's Skull - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 13:11
Usually with these revisitations, I go for a most from around the same date, but Jason "Dungeon Dozen" Sholtis aske me a related question yesterday, so I thought it was worth revisiting this one from 2010:
The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his."

- Gen. George S. PattonWhen the crazy-quilt patchwork of nations that was Ealderde erupted in the Great War, a number of new technologies were brought to bear. Thaumaturgical and alchemical weapons and "weaponizable" advances were among these, and were utilized on a scale never seen before--with long-lasting, and terrible consequences.

First among these was the use of alchemical weapons, particularly gas. The forces of Neustria were the first to utilize them with fragmentation shells filled with stinking cloud potions. The Staarkish army soon escalated to lethal chemicals. Their "Magic Corps Men" cast cloudkill which, as a heavier than air gas, was ideal for filling enemy trenches. Since mages are a quirky lot, generally ill-suited to military discipline, their numbers in the Staarkish forces were small, and it proved expedient to replace them with thaumaturgic shells which could be fired from artillery at a greater distance.  The gas could also be pumped out of tubes, if the wind directions were right. Soon these methods were adopted by all the larger nations.

Other, more exotic chemicals were tried. Acid fog was released from sprayers to discourage attackers or soften defenders. Yellow musk, the pollen of the eponymous creeper, cultivated in secure greenhouses, was used to entrance enemies and make them easy targets. Amorphing solutions delivered via artillery shells sowed terror by making flesh malleable, dissolving limbs or even melting soldier's together. The only limits were the imaginations (and funding) of the alchemists and thaumaturgic engineers.

Magical weapons of mass destruction were also employed, and could be delivered to distant targets through the use of artillery and airships. Thaumaturgical explosives and blights laid waste to cities and farmlands. Rays of searing light, or jets of intense cold fired from zeppelins cut swaths of destruction across enemy trenches. Implosive weapons literally collapsed fortifications--or hapless troops--in on themselves.

Then there were the weapons calculated to cause as much terror as direct damage. Teleportation beams were turned upon population centers. Fear rays lead to mass panic. The battlefield fallen were briefly animated to turn on their grieving comrades. This is to say nothing of the even more exotic reality-warping weapons which, though rare, were powerful enough to disrupt the elemental fields to this day.

Another technological change in the Great War was touted as potentially rendering the human soldier obselete. Constructs and automata have been used before, but never in such a scale. "Land ironclads" or "landships"--now colloquially called "tanks"--were an innovation by the army of Grand Ludd on thaumaturgical techniques used to make anthropomorphic golems. Some tanks required human operators, but others were automonous to a degree, like the golems. This proved to be another one of the mistakes of war, as man-hunting kill-machines still roam the blasted former battlefields and depopulated wastes of Ealderde.

Man-shaped golems were still used--largely for their flexibility and, in some cases, greater psychological effect on the enemy--but these were produced with greater mechanical skill, giving them a wider variety of uses. Once again terror was a prime goal, as squads of murderous constructs with the appearance of children's toys were sent into unsuspecting villages in the dead of night. 

It's the hope of many that the most lasting innovation of the conflict will be that man has finally had enough of war. Certainly, the devastation wrought in Ealderde, and the refugees that still pour into the New World to escape the post-war horror, ought to be powerful reinforcers for such a lesson. Still, as the cynics among us would point out, no one has ever lost money betting on the short-memory or long-term foolishness of mankind.

BIG FINISH: The Silent Scream – A Classic Hollywood Caper

Blogtor Who - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:00

The 1920s saw silent movies beginning to dwindle as they were taken over by what were called ‘Talkies’. These are the movies that we know and love today. But at the time, ‘Talkies’ were pushing silent movie actors and actresses aside, leaving them unemployable because they didn’t pass the voice tests. For these actresses, it […]

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Pin Ups and Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Knitted Bliss - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 11:00

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week Why everyone should want more walkable streets. Heck yes! This is the kind of easy dinner party I could actually pull off. Here are 10 excellent self care ideas. If you are feeling stressed or anxious, this list is for you. We all know knitting with two strands

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X-MEN PRIME #1 preview

First Comics News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 06:49


X-MEN PRIME #1
The RessurXion begins here! In the wake of Inhumans vs. X-Men, the Children of the Atom pick up the pieces and charge headlong into tomorrow! Featuring a collection of blockbuster creators, the next chapter of the X-Men’s saga begins in this oversized one-shot! Xavier’s dream comes full circle as creators Marc Guggenheim and Ken Lashley give fans a taste of what awaits them in X-Men Gold. As Kitty Pryde returns home after a long absence, the student becomes the teacher as she readies herself to lead the X-Men for the first time! Then X-Men Blue scribe Cullen Bunn teams with artist Leonard Kirk to take the X-Men Blue team into the Danger Room — with shocking results! Finally, Greg Pak and Ibraim Roberson re-open the Weapon X program! What secrets lie within, and why are the world’s deadliest mutants being targeted?
Written by: Marc Guggenheim, Cullen Bunn, Greg Pak
Art by: Ken Lashley, Leonard Kirk, Ibraim Roberson
Covers by: Ardian Syaf, John Cassaday, Whilce Portacio, Elixabeth Torque, Kris Anka
Pages: 40
Price: $4.99
In stores: March 29

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Help the Doctor defeat the Daleks in a special BBC Live Lesson

BBC Doctor Who - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 05:48
On Tuesday 28th March at 11am, you can help the Doctor and join the UK's biggest classroom with our live and interactive Doctor Who and the micro:bit Live Lesson. 2017-03-23T11:00:00+00:00 2017-03-23T11:00:00+00:00
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Behind the Scenes of The Return of Doctor Mysterio

BBC Doctor Who - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 05:48
The 2016 Christmas Special was one of the most spectacular to date and we take a peek behind the scenes to look at the making of The Return of Doctor Mysterio… 2016-12-26T10:00:00+00:00 2016-12-26T10:00:00+00:00
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