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An Exclusive Look Inside Memphis Comic Expo!
When you hear the work “Comic Con” or “Comic Expo” what do you think about? You probably think of San Diego Comic Con (SDCC), New York Comic Con (NYCC), or …
Why Constructive Discussions and Disagreements about Movies, Shows and Art are a Good Thing
As a reviewer of movies and content creator, I get a lot of comments like “Don’t hate me…” or “Don’t come after me for this…” because people are seemingly afraid …
John Caglione Jr. – His Iconic Career in Cinema From Dick Tracy to The Dark Knight
John Caglione Jr. is one of the most prolific and iconic makeup artists in cinematic history. He's also one of the nicest, most humble people you will ever meet. Artist …
Artist Profile: Branflakes.Art – Hands Down Some of the Most Creative, Spectacular Art Around
I still remember the time I stumbled upon Branflakes art on Instagram. I was scrolling through my feed and these crazy, unique, pop Marvel pieces stopped me cold. It was …
‘The Orville’ Star Peter Macon on Bortus, Family and the Future of the Series!
Nerd Initiative Senior Correspondent Donavan Rose sat down with Peter Macon, who portrays Lieutenant Commander Bortus on The Orville New Horizons. Read: Donavan Rose on his Marvel Journey, his Incredible …
Donavan Rose on his Marvel Journey, his Incredible Funko Collection, Dream Job and His Future!
Donavan Rose found his love of Marvel when the movie he wanted to see was sold out so he went to watch Captain America: The Winter Soldier instead. To think …
Rianna ‘Marvel Twin’ Paez on her Marvel Fandom Journey, Collecting and More
Being a part of the Marvel fandom has brought me so much joy and creativity!
Captioned Life’s Sean Winningham on Conventions, Cosplay and Getting into Comics
My name is Sean Wingham and I grew up loving superheroes and comics. I always tell people on my podcast, The Captioned Life, that I have that my uncle was …
Dan Jurgens on his Creative Inspirations, the 30th Anniversary of the Death of Superman
Dan Jurgens has a storied career working as both a writer and artist for DC Comics, Marvel and more. He not only wrote and created for Justice League and Green …
Peering Into the Life of an Everyday Gamer – It’s all about a ‘Solid Story’
Being a gamer can be a blessing and curse. On the one hand, you have a whole world of endless video games under a vast amount of genres and subgenres. …
Gerry Conway on His Comics Journey, Killing Off Gwen Stacy and Creating the Punisher
We sat down with Gerry Conway at Terrificon to talk about his personal journey and much more!
How a South Asian, Muslim, Female Creator Initiative was Inspired by Kamala Khan
Every superhero origin story has that moment – where the hero we have been following has their moment to come into their own and be the hero they have been …
Creator Spotlight – Yaseenthatguy on Representation, His Infectious Smile and Anime Onlies
Anime isn’t just cartoons. Like any form of media, it’s a place to be seen, heard, inspired, and more.  Starting in 2013, my journey as a content creator has been …
Creator Spotlight: ‘The Voice of Wisdom’ as told by Mickey (aka cellphone_wallet_keys)
*Record Scratch* Yep, that's me. You're probably wondering how in the world I got myself into this situation. Well, it's a long story. A story full of ups and downs. …
Pooja aka Samosas & Popcorn’s Fandom Journey through Harry Potter, Star Wars and Anime
Hello, it’s Pooja Aka Samosas & Popcorn, and I like to start the discussion on movies and TV so you don’t have to!
Birth of a Nerd – Hello World I’m Samantha
In a world where individuals are unworthy, crime runs rampant in the — No. Wait. Wrong storyline. Ha, had you for a second right? This isn't a story just about …
What Nerd Initiative Is All About – A Safe Space for Creators of All Kinds
When we started Nerd Initiative less than two months ago, we never dreamed that things would happen so fast and explode the way they have. In that time, we've garnered …
Comic Legend Steve Borock on his Collecting Journey, Early Days of Grading and more
Steve Borock essentially set some of the grading standards we know today in comics. As a lifelong fan of the hobby, Steve had a background in restoration detection, so when …
Amira’s Personal Journey as a Creator, MCU Fan and Representation Activist
Tiktok provided me with the possibility to add my voice as a Muslim woman in a community that I thought was closed to me. It also gave me the possibility …
Get to Know JT & Stephen – Two of Nerd Initiative’s Newest Creators!
Welcome, Nerds! My name is JT and I am one of the new writers here for the Nerd Initiative! Mygood friend Stephen, and I will be tag-teaming articles for this …
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