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KISS: The Elder Vol. 1: A World Without Sun preview

First Comics News - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 06:34
KISS: The Elder Vol. 1: A World Without Sun TP writer: Amy Chu artist: Kewber Baal cover: Nick Bradshaw FC • 144+ pages • $19.99 • Teen+ COLLECTS ISSUES 1-5! KISS returns to comics in a futuristic, dark sci-fi adventure written by Amy Chu (Poison Ivy) and illustrated by Kewber Baal (Army of Darkness: Furious Road). In a world without sun and a world without heroes, four young friends embark on a dangerous mission – to uncover the truth about the mysterious Council of Elders and their underground home, the city of Blackwell. But first they need some help from the past…

Categories: Comic Book Blogs

KISS #7 preview

First Comics News - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 06:33
KISS #7 writer: Amy Chu artist: Kewber Baal covers: Tom Mandrake (a), Charles Wilson III (b), Photo Variant (c) incentive covers: Tom Mandrake (B/W art), Charles Wilson III (“virgin art”), Photo (“virgin”) Order the cover of your choice! FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+  The residents of Blackwell face the music as they navigate a new and uncertain world. With the Elders no longer in power, a new generation takes charge. But they quickly discover that the universe is a big place as they attempt to find their way back to Earth.

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Doc Savage: Ring Of Fire #2 preview

First Comics News - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 06:33
Doc Savage: Ring Of Fire #2 writer: David Avallone artist: Dave Acosta covers: Brent Schoonover (a), Anthony Marques (b) incentive covers: Brent Schoonover (B/W art), Anthony Marques (B/W art) Order the cover of your choice! FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+  What if volcanoes were weapons of war? What if Amelia Earhart was alive, but captive? Where is Pat Savage off to? Hey, what’s that submarine doing there? Doc Savage has questions. David Avallone and Dave Acosta provide the answers. Planes, submarines, battle cruisers, mad scientists, madcap heiresses and the Man of Bronze collide in the Pacific, in the thrilling second chapter of DOC SAVAGE: RING OF FIRE.  As an added bonus, the Brent Schoonover covers for issues 1-4 will connect to form 1 complete image!

Categories: Comic Book Blogs

WWE To Hold Tryouts In Dubai This Week

First Comics News - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 06:27

DUBAI, UAE and STAMFORD, Conn., APRIL 24, 2017 – WWE® (NYSE: WWE) today announced that it will visit the United Arab Emirates this week in search of the next generation of WWE Superstars by holding a four-day talent tryout in Dubai from April 26-29.

The event, which will be hosted at the newly constructed Dubai Opera House, will give 40 men and women from the Middle East and India the opportunity to showcase their abilities in the hopes of being recruited to begin training at the state-of-the-art WWE Performance Center in the United States. The talent pool will comprise elite performers with a diverse background in sports and athletics, including power lifters, body builders, martial artists and fitness experts.

“WWE is dedicated to finding the most talented athletes and entertainers from around the world,” said Paul “Triple H®” Levesque, WWE Executive Vice President, Talent, Live Events and Creative. “Not only are the Middle East and India important markets to grow our business and reach new fans, but they are also key regions from which to recruit premier athletes who want to pursue the dream of becoming a WWE Superstar.”

The Dubai tryout is the latest example of WWE’s global talent recruiting efforts. In recent years, WWE has scouted rugby and soccer players from Europe, Kabaddi and Kushti athletes from India, and martial artists and boxers from China. In 2016, WWE held a talent tryout in Shanghai, which resulted in the signing of eight Chinese recruits, including Tian Bing, the company’s first-ever Chinese Superstar.

Categories: Comic Book Blogs

MIRACULOUS #12 preview

First Comics News - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 06:14

Writer(s): Zag Entertainment
Artist Name(s): Zag Entertainment
Cover Artist(s):  Zag Entertainment
Arranged and Adapted by: Cheryl Black and Nicole D’Andria

Fred Haprele was supposed to play the part of a Mime at the premiere of a show, but his stand-in manages to have Fred miss it. Betrayed, Fred gets akumatized and turns into Le Mime, and he’s determined to prevent the performance from happening.

64 pgs./ E / FC                   $4.99

Categories: Comic Book Blogs

COUGAR AND CUB #4 preview

First Comics News - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 06:08

COUGAR AND CUB #4 (Digital Only)
Writer(s): Nick Marino, Rosie Knight
Artist Name(s): Daniel Arruda Massa
Cover Artist(s): Daniel Arruda Massa

Cougar’s been ambushed in the Cat Hole and Cub’s out for revenge! Eager to make amends after his hysterical hissy fit, he’s got his eyes on the city’s big bads but ends up running head first into Megaville’s biggest baby.


Plus, backtrack to the black and white boom as a grim ‘n gritty Cougar is pulled out of retirement by a plucky Cub to battle a mutant shark with a shady past!

32 pgs./ M / FC                   $2.99 (DIGITAL)

Categories: Comic Book Blogs

DOLLFACE #4 preview

First Comics News - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 06:06

Writer(s): Dan Mendoza & Bryan Seaton
Artist Name(s): Dan Mendoza
Cover Artist(s): Dan Mendoza, Bill McKay, Victoria Harris, Xenia
Cover A – Standard (unlimited): Dan Mendoza
Cover B – Tattered & Torn variant cover (limited to 2000): Dan Mendoza
Cover C – Risque variant cover (limited to 2000): Dan Mendoza
Cover D – Bill McKay Pin-up variant cover (limited to 1500)
Cover E – Bill McKay Pin-up Tattered & Torn variant cover (limited to 2000)
Cover F – Marcelo Trom Pin-up variant cover (limited to 1500)
Cover G – Marcelo Trom Pin-up Tattered & Torn variant cover (limited to 2000)

The tables have turned now on DollFace and the gang as Zombie Tramp tries to take each one of them out. Are Lila and Ivan ready to deal with such a powerful witch this early in the game?

32 pgs./ M / FC                   $3.99 (reg.), $4.99 (var.)

Categories: Comic Book Blogs


First Comics News - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 06:06

Writer(s): Jason Martin
Artist Name(s): Winston Young
Cover Artist(s): Winston Young (cover A-B), Celor (cover C-D), Pow Rodrix (cover E-F)
Cover B – Risqué variant (limited to 2000)
Cover C – Artist variant (limited to 1500)
Cover D – Artist risqué (limited to 2000)
Cover E – 90s variant (limited to 1500)
Cover F – 90s risqué (limited to 2000)

Katie Carva is Vampblade, but now when she transforms, the blades are the ones in control… and the blades are really f$%#@d up! Consequently, so is Katie’s life!!

Features 3 covers (regular, artist, and 90s style), each with a risqué variant as well!

32 pgs./ M / FC                   $3.99 (reg.), $4.99 (var.)

Categories: Comic Book Blogs

Mike Gold to appear at Syracuse’s Salt City Comic-Con

First Comics News - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 03:49

Veteran Comics Creator’s First Upstate Appearance

Mike Gold

Syracuse, N.Y. (April 24, 2017):  Syracuse’s Salt City Comic-Con is excited to welcome comics legend Mike Gold to the growing list of creators.

Mike Gold has enjoyed an astounding career in comics, and been involved with everything from relaunching The Flash and Green Arrow to co-founding the Chicago Comic-Con.  He was worked for numerous comic companies including Valiant/Acclaim, Classics Illustrated and Image Comics.  Gold was group editor and director of editorial development for DC Comics and co-founder of First Comics.

As a social activist, Gold co-founded The National Runaway Switchboard and many causes involving drug education, sex education and youth. In 2011, Mike was awarded the Hero Initiative’s first Humanitarian Award at the Baltimore Comic-Con’s Harvey Award Ceremony.

Currently, Mike is involved with ComicMix, Get the Point Radio and many social causes.

“I’m looking forward to coming up to Syracuse and seeing a bunch of old friends and co-workers,” Gold said. “A lot of great comics talent has come out of this area, and I’m excited to see what’s going on with the younger kids on the block.”

Syracuse’s Salt City Comic-Con, celebrating its fourth year, moves to the Oncenter’s War Memorial building in downtown Syracuse on June 24th and 25th.  This pop-culture convention focuses on comics, toys, games, cosplay and collectibles.  Pre-sale tickets are available online.

“Mike Gold is an impressive guy and I always think of him whenever I see The Flash or Arrow on Television. Without his reboot efforts, those shows, and today’s superheroes-on-TV trend, might never have happened, “said Ed Catto, Pop Culture Expert & Marketing Executive. “And I always enjoy the music he plays on his Inside the Gold Mind show on Get The Point Radio too.”

Additional information on schedules, guests, tickets and cosplay can be found at www.SyracuseComicCon.com.

Categories: Comic Book Blogs

NO WORLD #1 preview

First Comics News - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 03:42

Scott Lobdell – Story / Jordan Gunderson, JUANCHOo – Art / Zen – Letters


They exist in the all-new ASPEN UNIVERSE…yet belong to NO ONE!


Enter a brand-new phase in Aspen’s growing collection of thrilling series, as characters from our most critically-acclaimed titles unite—EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT IRIS, Soulfire’s MIYA, the supernatural vigilante DELLEC, along with an exciting new cast of characters come together in this altogether different story–yet one thing is certain—their respective lives are in no less danger! A mysterious conglomerate has emerged on the scene with a sinister purpose—the incorporation of pure evil on a scale never seen before! But, will this collection of unstable personalities come together as friends to defeat this new adversary—or will they instead battle as foes?! Find out in this new Aspen Comics title ready to tip the scales on everything you thought you knew about the Aspen Universe!


Written by legendary Uncanny X-Men scribe Scott Lobdell (Michael Turner’s Fathom) with art by Jordan Gunderson (Aspen Universe: Revelations), this is THE NEW Aspen title you won’t want to miss!


NO WORLD #1 is in stores April 26th, 2017!

Categories: Comic Book Blogs

Comic-Con Metallic Red 25th Anniversary Harley Quinn DC Lil Bombshells Figure

Cryptozoic - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 00:06

Don’t miss your chance to own the Metallic Red 25th Anniversary DC Lil Bombshells Harley Quinn figure made for San Diego Comic-Con 2017! Can’t make it to Comic-Con during the frenzied opening hours? This pre-order makes it possible for you to get this red hot limited version of Harley before it sells out!

Categories: Tabletop Gaming Blogs

Box Breaking 208: Agamemnon from Osprey Games

Gamer Goggles - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 20:25

I picked up at and played at Alliance Open House. Agamemnon is a tile placement territory control game that is fast to learn and full of thinking (abstarct strategy).

Click here to view the video on YouTube.

Agmemnon is one of those games that is different every time you play it.

Categories: Tabletop Gaming Blogs

Threshold Jr: April 26 – Talent Show (**Retreat registrations due this week)

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 19:40
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THIS WEEK (Grade 6-8)

Threshold Jr Talent Show!

Come prepared with your special talent.
Music, acting, writing, art, funny faces, weird
abilities…whatever it is, show us what you got!

Wednesday April 26, 2017
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Church of the Rock
Cost: FREE
(There is a Cafe that offers food/drink for purchase)


Wednesday May 3 – No Threshold Jr


May 5-7
**Registrations required **

An action packed weekend at Camp Arnes full of fun, food, friends & growing in God!
Activities include: swimming, zip line, ropes course, giant swing, archery & more!
We will be staying in separate guy/girl cabins with leaders (Approx. 15 people per cabin)

Meet at COTR @ 5:30pm Friday.
Pickup at COTR @ 3:15-3:30pm Sunday

What to bring:
Meals will provided Saturday-Sunday plus a snack on Friday night
· Sleeping bag or bed roll / Twin Sheet for mattress
· Pillow
· RUBBER BOOTS **Please label your rubber boots!
· Clothing – dress for warm & cold the entire weekend and bring extra socks
· Jacket (rain jacket and rain pants recommended)
· Swimsuit & towel
· Toiletries
· Outdoor shoes and indoor shoes/slippers
· Outdoor clothes (prepare for rain/mud)
· Plastic bags for dirty laundry and wet clothes
· Water bottle
– Flashlight
– Optional $$ for canteen on Saturday
· DO NOT BRING: MP3 player, IPod, Electronic Games, Cell Phones etc

Registrations due April 27!
Download registration package here:



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The ConManKen Video Has Been Found - Watch and Listen at Your Own Risk

Tenkar's Tavern - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 19:35

#ConManKen doesn't stop fleecing his marks, he just has a new community of marks.

Previous post here.

Categories: Tabletop Gaming Blogs

High School Ministry Weekly April 28th

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 16:47

This week…

Camp Arnes *Registration is required*

April 28th—30th
We are heading to Camp Arnes for an action packed weekend full of fun, food, friends & growing in God!
Meet at COTR @ 5:30pm Friday.
Pickup at COTR @ 3:15-3:30pm Sunday

Cost: $165 ($95 for those that were at the Fundraiser)
Download the forms here!

Next week…

Dance Off – With Dance Central!
May 5th @ 7:11pm-10:00pm
Who’s got the best moves in the youth room?  You’ll just have to come out and find out as we let small groups go head-to-head to see who will be the best dancer!  Winner of the dance off wins snacks for their small group!  Get your groove on by practicing!  We will also be starting a new series called Limitless! This series is about how God’s possibilities for our lives are limitless!  Bring friends!

The week after that…

Human Fooseball
May 12th @ 7:11pm-10:00pm
Let’s figure out who the next Ronaldo is going to be!  Come ready to win snacks for your small group!  We will be continuing with our Limitless series – Part 2.  Anyone from High School is welcome, so bring your friends!


By the way!  For at least 2 years we have been supporting Simon Munyaneza as our sponsor child!  We hope that our students might have the opportunity to be generous through this sponsorship.  We take an offering almost every Friday and invite our students to participate.  All of the money goes straight to Simon!


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The was a Fleecing - er, Acting Workshop this Past Saturday - Given by Ack-Tour #ConManKen

Tenkar's Tavern - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 16:10

Yeah, I had a busy weekend so this is old news. There was also a video where Ken tried to talk the money out of your wallet, but I can't access that anymore or I'd share it here.

Amazing how a throw away part in The Walking Dead is being parlayed into #ConManKen, "Ack-Tour!" ;)

Now, maybe its true that #ConManKen and Marcus are on the outs, because if Ken were still hanging around the shop you think he'd be all over what I have to show below. Or maybe he's producing, who knows?

I do love the "please start today" aspect of it. We aren't looking for skills, just someone that breathes ;)

Categories: Tabletop Gaming Blogs

Mobile Menace Monday: Securing your privacy on Android

Malwarebytes - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 15:00

Whether you are a government employee with sensitive data stored on your mobile device or just a casual user that just can’t lose your precious cat pictures, turning on security settings to keep your privacy secure on your Android device is important.

Convenience vs security

In an era of having to keep track of multiple complex passwords, dealing with policies to reset passwords as soon as you just started to remember the last one, and taking two or more steps of authentication to login to most things these days, it’s easy to see why people may get lax with security on their personal mobile devices. It’s the case of convenience versus security. Leave your device unlocked, and you make it easy for your private data to be stolen. Lock things down tight, and you may find yourself ready to chuck your device at the ground when it locks itself (again) when you’re in the middle of an important task.

Let’s look at some of the common security settings available on Android devices.

Screen locks – the basics

Most Android devices come with these basic screen lock settings, listed least to most secure below:

  • Pattern – Draw a pattern on dots to unlock device
    • Minimum 4 dots, max 9 dots
  • PIN – Enter a number to unlock device
    • Minimum 4 digits, max 17 digits
  • Password – Enter a good old password to unlock device
    • Minimum 4 characters, max 17 characters

Choosing which method and how many elements used for that method determines how secure it is. For example, a 6-character password is more secure than an 8-dot pattern. No matter what you do with your mobile device, you should use at least one of these methods to secure it.

Screen locks – biometrics

It seems each new iteration of mobile devices comes with a new clever way to unlock your device, most of which using biometrics. Biometrics use your biology to recognize you to unlock your device. Examples are a fingerprint, retina (eye), or face.

The biggest concern with any biometric security method is that you can’t change your biology like you can with a password. As technology advances, we will see advances in the ability to hack these biometrics. There are already several proof-of-concept hacks that can potentially exploit each. Still, it’s a lot easier to put your finger on a scanner than enter a PIN.

Sleep timeout & auto lock timeout

The sleep timeout determines the length of time before your mobile device goes to sleep. The auto lock timeout is the length of time after the device is asleep that it will lock itself. You can even go a step further and set the device to lock by pressing the power button.

Start with shorter timeouts and work your way longer to find the right balance between security and convenience. In other words, how many times can you unlock your device throughout the day before you can’t take it anymore! Just remember, the longer the timeout the more time there is for personal data to be stolen.

What is at stake

If you work at a company that allows you to use your mobile device to login email, access company data, and/or connect to company Wi-Fi, you could be more of a risk than what you think — especially if it’s a well-known company. Targeted attacks are the easiest way for criminals to steal sensitive information from a company, and that device you carry around everywhere could easily be used against the company you work for. If a mobile device is lost or stolen with no security settings, threat actors could easily use it to gain access to a company’s sensitive information. Even access to information that is beyond the compromised user’s permissions is at risk.

Even if the above doesn’t apply to you, there are other reasons to keep your mobile device secure. Criminals can easily factory reset a stolen, unlocked device and then sell it for profit. They could also do whatever they like with your personal information. For example, post those private pictures for all your followers to see on social media. So, it’s best to turn on those security settings and have a little peace of mind that your privacy is secure.

Nathan Collier

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Babay Fay Crochet Hat Templates: Review & Giveaway!

Moogly - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 15:00

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by all opinions are my own.  Today I’m working with Babay Fay to show you their fantastic Crochet Hat Templates! These make crocheting a hat SO EASY! And I get to give a set away here on Moogly! Isabelle of Babay Fay invented the template after volunteering to crochet hats [...]

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A week in security (Apr 17 – Apr 23)

Malwarebytes - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 14:59

Last week, we doubled back on the Locky ransomware, seeing that it’s back. The good news is we still protect our users from this new strain.

Moker, a Trojan also known as Yebot and Tilon, was spotted by our researchers being used as payload by the Rig-V exploit kit. As such, a deep analysis of the said malware was in order.

Lastly, we profiled a malvertising campaign that uses decoy websites and strong IP filtering techniques in order to keep itself under the radar. The campaign was aptly called “Binary Options” as the threat actors behind it use trading companies as a front to hide the real nature of their business.

Below are notable news stories and security-related happenings:

  • Exploits Targeting Corporate Users Surged Nearly 30% In 2016. “A new report from Kaspersky Lab this week holds some mixed news for individuals and organizations on a couple of fronts. The report is based on an analysis of the threats detected and blocked worldwide by Kaspersky Lab’s antimalware products in 2016.” (Source: Dark Reading)
  • Public WiFi Security: A 10-Step Guide. “These days, public WiFi is everywhere. Beyond cafes and airports, you’ll find hotspots in sports stadiums, hospitals, and department stores. While IT pros are well aware of the security risks of public WiFi, their users — who are eager to get online wherever they are — likely aren’t.” (Source: Network Computing)
  • Peer Pressure, Not Money, Lures Youngsters Into Cybercrime – Report. “Teenage hackers get mixed up in cybercrime mostly to gain bragging rights over peers rather than to get rich, according to a new study. The National Crime Agency report fingers peer pressure and kudos as a key reason for youngsters in getting mixed up with online crime. Few if any of those who stray on to the wrong side of the law in cyberspace would have committed conventional crimes.” (Source: The Register)
  • MilkyDoor Malware Turns Androids Into Backdoors To Attack Enterprise Networks. “A new Android malware family is able to blend in with normal network traffic and avoid detection by encrypting its payloads, in order to access internal networks. The backdoor, known as MilkyDoor, has so far affected 200 unique Android apps available on the official Google Play Store. Some of those apps boast between 500,000 and one million installs.” (Source: Graham Cluley’s Blog)
  • Google Is Building An Ad-blocker Into Google Chrome, Report Claims. “When the world’s biggest online advertising platform is reported to be working on a technology to block ads in the world’s most popular browser, it’s no wonder that some eyebrows will be raised. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, Google is planning to build an ad blocker into Google Chrome.” (Source: Tripwire’s The State of Security Blog)
  • RawPOS: New Behavior Risks Identity Theft. “While the threat actor’s tools for lateral movement, as well as RawPOS’ components, remain consistent, new behavior from the malware puts its victims at greater risk via potential identity theft. Specifically, this new behavior involves RawPOS stealing the driver’s license information from the user to aid in the threat group’s malicious activities.” (Source: Trend Micro’s Security Intelligence Blog)
  • A Third Of Employees Say It’s Common To Take Corporate Data With Them When Leaving A Company. “Today’s workforce is caught between two imperatives: be productive and efficient on the job and maintain the security of company data. The results of a recent end-user security survey by Dell indicate that among the professionals that work with confidential information on a regular basis, there is a lack of understanding in the workplace regarding how confidential data should be shared and data security policies.” (Source: Help Net Security)
  • Chrome, Firefox, Preparing Fixes for Nasty Phishing Trick Using Punycode. “Normally, when you click on a link to a site, you expect to be taken to that particular site. Thanks to a researcher, however, it has been discovered that it’s not always the case due to a vulnerability of most browsers in the way they translate special characters. For example, a website address that starts with xn-- tells your browser that the domain name is encoded using Punycode, which allows special characters to be displayed. This ability is quite important because a large part of Internet users don’t speak English, or it’s not their first language, and their mother tongues include such special characters.” (Source: Softpedia)
  • Cyber Security Is A ‘People Problem’ Says IISP Survey. “Over 80% of security professionals identify ‘people’ as the industry’s biggest challenge compared to technology and processes, according to the results of the second annual survey from The Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP).  The survey also indicates that while 60% of respondents still feel that investment is not keeping pace with threat levels, there was a modest 5% increase in businesses that feel better placed to deal with a breach or incident if it happens. In real terms, spending does appear to be on the rise with 70% of companies seeing an increase in budget, up from 67% and only 7% reporting a reduction, which is down from 12% last year.” (Source: IT Security Guru)
  • Two-Thirds of Apps Using Open Source Have Known Software Vulns. “With 96% of all apps containing open source components, it should be alarming to learn that two-thirds of all apps using open source (60+%) contain known software vulnerabilities. And, 85% contain license conflicts. That’s according to the second-annual 2017 Open Source Security & Risk Analysis report from Black Duck’s Center for Open Source Research and Innovation (COSRI), which examined findings from more than 1,000 commercial applications audited in 2016.” (Source: InfoSecurity Magazine)

Safe surfing, everyone!

The Malwarebytes Labs Team

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