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The Point Radio: Hannibal Ready To Terrorize Your Summer

22 hours ago

It’s truly The Beast and The Beauty as we explore Hannibal, the NBC series about to launch it’s 3rd season. Creator Bryan Fuller talks about some big changes in the show. Plus meet Lea Black. She was a Real Housewife Of Miami, she runs a multi-faceted company and now has a new fiction franchise about to hit bookshelves.

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Everybody is talking Avengers Age Of Ultron, but there is another superhero film hitting the market this week you might want to check out. We sit down with the writer/director here in a few days. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @ThePointRadio. »

- Mike Raub

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Emily S. Whitten: Real Heroes

5 May 2015 10:00 AM, PDT

Superheroes are great. Their adventures are fun to read about, they can be inspiring, and they can do really cool things. I love superheroes. But sometimes I like to remind myself that the most important heroes in this world are the real people without superpowers who live their lives well, make the best of bad times with quiet strength and little complaint, try to contribute to rather than detract from the world, are kind and caring and attentive and respectful to other people, are brave and determined when fear is telling them that may be impossible, and are comfortable enough with who they are to show it to the world. These are people who support and lift others up rather than tearing them down. These are people who make the world better.

My grandmother was one of these people. I lost her two weeks before we lost Terry Pratchett. So »

- Emily S. Whitten

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Mix March Madness 2015 Webcomics Tournament Final Four!

5 May 2015 3:00 AM, PDT

Semifinal time! Elite Eight eliminations now leaves us with the Comicmix April Armageddon 2015 Webcomic Tournament’s Final Four. Left to battle it out in this free for all frenzy is Not A Villain, Stand Still. Stay Silent, Girl Genius, and Shotgun Shuffle. Which one of these fabulous competitors will be joining the ranks of previous winners like Paranatural (2014), Bittersweet Candy Bowl (2013),  Gunnerkrigg Court (2012), and ?

To insure your web-horse wins, in addition to your votes, we also take donation bribes. All donations to the Hero Initiative in Round 5, brought in $297 (!) with thanks to your passion for your favorite!

Shotgun Shuffle, $179 (yes, $179)

El Goonish Shive, $4

Stand Still. Stay Silent, $27

Girl Genius, $5

Property of Hate, $36

Not a Villain, $1

Misfile, $45

And this round, we’re opening up the donations a bit… but first, let’s take a look at the final contestants!

Sweet 16

Elite Eight

Final Four

1st/2nd Place Not A Villain

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- Glenn Hauman

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Ed Catto: Whose Brand Is It, Anyway?

4 May 2015 5:00 AM, PDT

On a recent Saturday morning, I treated myself to yet another TV comic book show. But unlike Flash, or S.H.I.E.L.D., or iZombie or Arrow, this was an old one. TCM is showing episodes of the 1943 Batman movie serial. I’m sure you know about these serials. Long ago, kids would make weekly pilgrimages to the theater for cliffhanger style chapters of an adventure serial. Often it was shoehorned between a cartoon, a newsreel, and the main feature. During my recent TCM viewing, I was disappointed that the host didn’t offer any of his usual insightful perceptions.

This serial is important in “geek mythology” for all sorts of reasons, including the debut of the Bat Cave. But then a peculiar childhood memory was triggered. And I mused about how this peculiar incident was just a pale precursor to a big branding issue that seems to »

- Ed Catto

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