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black eyed peas & marvel comics release "masters of the sun"


the black eyed peas have teamed up with marvel comics to release masters of the sun: the zombie chronicles — an original graphic novel.read: black eyed peas member taboo talks keeping cancer diagnosis secret: “i needed time to heal”recently, marvel has been infusing its characters with hip-hop through new covers that offer renditions to some of the most iconic hip-hop album covers. the new comic tells a story that borrows from l.a. gang culture, b-boy-ism and egyptology. main character zulu-x is on a mission to defend the city of angels from an ancient alien god sent to earth to turn it’s inhabitants into zombies.the comic was illustrated by benjamin jackendoff and damion scott. it was written by will.i.am who expressed his excitement to make start the new venture of the black eyed peas. “






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fergie quits black eyed peas to focus on solo career


update: a spokesperson for fergie tells billboard that reports of her split with the black eyed peas are not accurate. “fergie is still in the black eyed peas and has an enormous amount of love for her brothers,” said the spokesperson. “however, she’s currently focusing on her solo record in partnership with bmg and she’s incredibly excited for her fans to hear her new music.”the black eyed peas have bid farewell to their leading lady. will.i.am officially announced fergie’s departure from the group in a statement on thursday (june 1).“since the beginning of black eyed peas, we’ve always had amazing vocalists that appeared on the mic with us,” he explained. “people like macy gray, esthero, debi nova, fergie. on elephunk, there were several females that appeared on that album. obviously fer






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new york — boom boom pow: fergie is still a member of the black eyed peas.a representative for the singer told the associated press that the songstress has not left the group, even though a magazine reported thursday that will.i.am said she was no longer in the group.fergie's representative said friday she is "concentrating on her new album and can't wait for fans to hear it." because of her album commitments, fergie will not perform with the black eyed peas at two events this weekend: saturday's opening ceremony for the uefa champions league final in cardiff, wales, and sunday's charity concert in manchester, england, alongside ariana grande.will.i.am's interview with ahlan! magazine caused a frenzy online thursday with the suggestion that fergie was no longer a member of the pop group. a






fergie departs the black eyed peas to focus on solo project


the black eyed peas are once again a trio.amid rampant speculation that fergie was phasing herself out of the hip-hop/pop group, its members have confirmed the singer has indeed departed.“fergie is family and will always be a pea,” frontman will.i.am said in a statement to the times. “she is focused on her solo album, which we fully support.”the news surfaced via an interview that will.i.am gave to ahlan! magazine.the act began as a jazzy alternative hip-hop outfit called atban klann (it was briefly signed to eazy-e’s ruthless records) before re-branding itself as black eyed peas. the group released two acclaimed but under-appreciated projects, and the trio welcomed fergie, then a member of girl group wild orchid, in 2002.the addition of fergie as the group’s lead vocalist — as well as a n






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the black eyed peas have bid farewell to their leading lady. will.i.am officially announced fergie’s departure from the group in a statement on thursday (june 1).“since the beginning of black eyed peas, we’ve always had amazing vocalists that appeared on the mic with us,” he explained. “people like macy gray, esthero, debi nova, fergie. on elephunk, there were several females that appeared on that album. obviously fergie was the featured female, but on songs like ‘let’s get it started,’ it’s noelle [scaggs], and then fergie, songs like ‘latin girls,’ it’s debi nova, and ‘request line,’ it’s macy gray. we’ll always work with good females.”however, the bep frontman stated that they aren’t replacing their longtime bandmate. “she’s working on her solo project at the moment, we’re on this brand






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black eyed peas, after years of pop dominance, talk about the radical turn of 's


in a backstage trailer behind the politically charged into action gallery show in chinatown on friday, three members of the black eyed peas prepared to walk onstage with new music for the first time in seven years.the gallery was packed with young left-leaning activists, radical-chic paintings and mixed-media installations, and speakers like the former obama environmental advisor van jones.for fans who only got to know the peas as one of the biggest-selling pop acts of the 2000s, with multi-platinum, wedding-dancefloor hits such as “i gotta feeling,” “my humps” and “boom boom pow,” it may have seemed a bit incongruous.but when will.i.am, taboo and apl.de.ap (longtime singer fergie wasn’t there, as she’s on leave from the group pursuing solo material) walked onto the gallery stage to introd






the black eyed peas to be champions league final warm-up act


nyon, switzerland — the black eyed peas will perform on the field before real madrid plays juventus in the champions league final.uefa announced the warm-up act monday for the match on june 3 at the millennium stadium in cardiff, wales.it is the second year the game will kick off after a concert. a performance by alicia keys meant the real madrid-atletico madrid final last year started four minutes late at the san siro in milan.the champions league final typically draws an average global television audience of at least 160 million.






'black panther' movie, comic books, and superhero fatigue


the new marvel movie, “black panther” hits theaters on thursday night. david betancourt is a comic book and culture reporter for the washington post, who joins ben domenech to discuss the casting, the comic book origins, and the hype for this movie. “part of the buzz is there are a lot of people, including myself, who have been waiting for this movie for a long time,” he said. “erik killmonger is the perfect antagonist to a very heroic chadwick boseman…he’s this embodiment of black rage and there is a method to his madness.” betancourt and domenech discuss the rapidly expanding comic book universe and the various adaptations for movies and television. listen here:






black eyed peas’ graphic novel, ‘masters of the sun,’ gets the ar treatment


black eyed peas frontman will.i.am took heed of steve jobs’ “think different” but perhaps more so, he has kept it all the way 100 by being fresh and original — the core values of golden-age hip-hop. today, the group released an augmented reality app, available on ios and android, to go with its graphic novel masters of the sun: the zombie chronicles.the story, co-written by benjamin jackendoff and illustrated by damion scott over five years, follows zulu-x who battles an ancient alien god who turns drug dealers and gangsters into zombies. the action-packed allegory is a blend of conspiracy theories, egyptology and street smarts. the printed copy is available now.the ar app, led by internal creative team pasha shapiro and ernst weber, make the story come to life with animated talk bubbles a






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the latest: black eyed peas plan energetic pre-cl final show


cardiff, wales — the latest from the champions league final (all times local):___10:15 a.m.the black eyed peas are promising an energetic show when they perform at the champions league final.the grammy award-winning eclectic hip-hop group will be entertaining the cardiff stadium crowd just before juventus and real madrid meet in the biggest club game in world soccer.black eyed peas member will.i.am promised "lots of energy."will.i.am told the associated press that "there's a lot of eyeballs, a lot of football fans and hopefully we can bring a lot of music fans to watch us too. so, unlike the super bowl and the world cup, this is the second time we've had music at a uefa opening ceremony, so we're happy to be number two."alicia keys performed before last season's final in milan.saturday's c






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suspected shoplifter jumps through comic book store window


new york — the new york police department says a suspected shoplifter jumped through a window of a times square comic book store in an attempt to escape security guards.police say the man ran around the inside of midtown comics tuesday afternoon before jumping through a window and falling two stories.witnesses say the bruised and bloodied man tried to crawl away, but was taken into custody. he's being treated for his injuries at an area hospital.the comic book store says police are investigating and its staff is safe.the nypd says charges are pending.






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oculus app for samsung gear vr gets chromecast support


if you've ever wanted to show other people what you're seeing inside samsung's gear vr headset in real time, this one's for you. the oculus app for the gear vr has just received chromecast support.this means that you can choose the new cast option in the latest version of the oculus app, pick a tv, and then put your phone inside the gear vr and start wearing the headset. whatever you see and do in it will be live streamed to the tv through the chromecast.this way if you're having friends by they can watch what it is you're doing. oculus says this will help introduce more people to the wonders of vr, but it remains to be seen how many won't simply find it incredibly boring to watch a stream of your deeds inside vr. anyway, the option is there now, so if you want to use it no one's stopping






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comic book stores strive to ride superhero wave


geek culture is booming, with movies like “avengers: age of ultron” making $1 billion at the box office in a matter of weeks. but with superheroes being the rage these days, are comic book shops sharing in the success?there are 10 comic shops in santa clara county, with just three of them — hijinx comics, spacecat comics and art boutiki — in san jose. that’s a big drop from a generation ago, according to one shop owner.“in 1994 there were 94 comic shops in san jose alone,” said bruce tritch, owner of spacecat comics on west san carlos street.for at least the past decade, comic books  have also been available in digital format, so you might think that explains where readers have gone. but of the $1.03 billion the industry made in 2015 according to retail tracker comichron, only $90 million






all the free comics available on free comic book day, and our top picks


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the latest: ticket scalpers charge up to $1700 for cl final


cardiff, wales — the latest from the champions league final (all times local):___2:25 p.m.fans still wanting to watch the champions league final are being charged hefty amounts of money by ticket scalpers.tickets were going for up to 1,500 euros ($1,700) outside cardiff's millennium stadium, ahead of the final between juventus and real madrid.police were warning fans against the possibility of forged tickets.___10:15 a.m.the black eyed peas are promising an energetic show when they perform at the champions league final.the grammy award-winning eclectic hip-hop group will be entertaining the cardiff stadium crowd just before juventus and real madrid meet in the biggest club game in world soccer.black eyed peas member will.i.am promised "lots of energy."will.i.am told the associated press th






new samsung gear vr and controller debut april 11 for $130


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itv moves britain's got talent final to avoid ariana grande concert clash


image copyrightitvimage caption ant & dec host britain's got talent, which concludes this weekend itv has moved the final of britain's got talent so it won't clash with ariana grande's benefit concert in manchester on sunday. the broadcaster will now broadcast the bgt final at 19:30 bst on saturday, when it was originally due to show the british soap awards.a spokesman said itv had "no desire to distract from the important cause" grande's concert is raising money for.itv will instead broadcast the british soap awards on tuesday at 20:00 bst.grande's one love manchester concert, which will be broadcast on bbc one, will raise money for those affected by the suicide bombing last monday which left 22 people dead.the gig, which takes place at the emirates old trafford stadium, will feature katy






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image copyrightitvimage caption ant & dec host britain's got talent, which concludes this weekend itv has moved the final of britain's got talent so it won't clash with ariana grande's benefit concert in manchester on sunday. the broadcaster will now broadcast the bgt final at 19:30 bst on saturday, when it was originally due to show the british soap awards.a spokesman said itv had "no desire to distract from the important cause" grande's concert is raising money for.itv will instead broadcast the british soap awards on tuesday at 20:00 bst.grande's one love manchester concert, which will be broadcast on bbc one, will raise money for those affected by the suicide bombing last monday which left 22 people dead.the gig, which takes place at the emirates old trafford stadium, will feature katy






black panther: 'why black people like me are refusing to be sub-plots'


the much-anticipated film version of black panther, one of the only black marvel superheroes, is about to be released. it's a moment of special significance for black comic fans, who have only rarely seen a hero on the page who looks like them, and almost never on screen. here, british graphic illustrator jacob joyce explains the importance of the groundbreaking character.like many children, my imagination came alive through the adventures of cartoon heroes and villains. i learned to read by closely examining the illustrated escapades of spider-man, batman and any other comic book stories i could get my hands on.yet, as a black child, these characters looked nothing like me.image copyrightjacob joyceso i took matters into my own hands. at the age of eight i began drawing black and brown ve






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comic book stores across the nation will open their doors saturday to comic readers young and old and give away their merchandise. may 6 is the great, geek holiday free comic book day, an annual celebration of reading, art and nerd fellowship.stores everywhere are stocked with 50 titles of special edition issues, all free for the taking (which we’ve compiled below in this gallery for you to peruse). saturday is free comic book day. check out all the covers we've selected for you.stores in southern california participating in free comic book day include the comic cult in torrance, things from another world at universal citywalk, the perky nerd in burbank, pulp fiction in long beach and culver city, mega city one on melrose avenue, earth-2 comics in sherman oaks and comics factory and collec






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“oculus for business” launches to help enterprises build vr


oculus wants to help companies like walmart and deloitte build vr experiences for their clients and customers. so today it launched “oculus for business” which lets companies buy $900 oculus rift bundles in bulk with enterprise-grade warranties, a full vr commercial license, and access to dedicated customer support.the announcement came from oculus’ hugo barra at the company’s oculus connect conference in san jose. adapting to enterprises could help boost oculus rift sales, and lean on parent company facebook’s extensive network of business clients.audi is one of the launch partners, which is using oculus for business to build vr showrooms where you can configure a car and actually walk around it before you buy. cisco has built a vr collaboration environment for cooperating on designs on a






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the former face of oculus hasn’t been seen or heard from in an official capacity since september 2016, and he won’t be making any more appearances on behalf of oculus in the future. palmer luckey is leaving oculus effective march 31.






boy, 10, donates thousands of comic books to military base


fort dix, n.j. — a young comic book aficionado is sharing his passion with the military.ten-year-old carl scheckel organized a campaign that gathered roughly 3,000 comic books that he donated last month to joint base mcguire-dix-lakehurst in new jersey. he collected them mostly through donations at comic book shows but also gave up many titles from his vast collection.the comics were shipped around the globe. recipients are being urged to send pictures back to the montclair boy to help recognize his hard work."these comic books are a piece of home for our warfighters downrange," master sgt. dominick griego said. "it's an amazing thing that carl has done."carl has a website dedicated to comic book reviews and interviews and says he just wanted to do something for the troops. he said the don






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oculus and its parent company facebook plan to launch a standalone vr hmd in 2018, according to a report from bloomberg. in response to our request for a statement on the issue, oculus did not deny the report. oculus stated only that it’s investing heavily in standalone vr.this we already knew. last year at oculus connect 3 (oc3), the company revealed a prototype standalone headset called project santa cruz that featured the processing power built into the headset and inside-out spatial tracking. however, the fact that oculus stated that it’s currently still putting resources behind standalone vr indicates that project santa cruz, or at least a version of it, is alive and well. oculus provided the following statement when pressed about the report:“we don't have a product to unveil at this






police: man jumped through window, fell 2 stories in escape


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comic-book heroes flock to tv, but why are they so popular?


new york — when "marvel's the punisher" debuted on netflix last month, it was greeted with great interest and high anticipation.but it arrived as just one of many comic-book adaptations. "the punisher" is only the latest in a flood now comprising some 28 shows across nine broadcast, cable and streaming platforms, with no end in sight.granted, all comic-book shows aren't created equal.amc's "the walking dead," beset by zombies, differs markedly from the teen adventures of archie andrews on the cw's "riverdale" and from amazon's superhero spoof "the tick."but the majority exists within either of two expansive brands, not dissimilar to pepsi and coke.one is dc, which (with the midseason arrival of "black lightning" on the cw) will be represented by nine shows on three networks. the other is m






boy, 10, donates thousands of comic books to military base


fort dix, n.j. — a young comic book aficionado is sharing his passion with the military.ten-year-old carl scheckel organized a campaign that gathered roughly 3,000 comic books that he donated last month to joint base mcguire-dix-lakehurst in new jersey. he collected them mostly through donations at comic book shows but also gave up many titles from his vast collection.the comics were shipped around the globe. recipients are being urged to send pictures back to the montclair boy to help recognize his hard work."these comic books are a piece of home for our warfighters downrange," master sgt. dominick griego said. "it's an amazing thing that carl has done."carl has a website dedicated to comic book reviews and interviews and says he just wanted to do something for the troops. he said the don






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all photos courtesy vault comicsit looks like mark wahlberg wants to bring about the “next big thing” in science fiction. he and fellow producer stephen levinson have announced a new comic book series with vault comics, alien bounty hunter, and they’re crossing their fingers it one day heads to the big screen.advertisement“some of today’s greatest film franchises originated as comics. we always try to get involved with the story telling process from its inception,” wahlberg and levinson said in a statement. according to the press release, alien bounty hunter will be the origin story of ben madsen, who’s tasked with apprehending a fugitive... but it turns out, his target isn’t even human. ben uncovers a massive alien enclave housing some of earth’s most dangerous aliens. so basically, it’s






near-mint copy of infamous nazi torture bondage comic book cover (1944) estimate


someone has already bid $80,000 on a near-mint copy of suspense comics #3 from 1944, with a cover by alex schomburg. this is the type of comic book that led to the moral panic resulting in a senate hearing on the rampant sexual perversion and violence in comics and the collapse of the comic book publishing industry, as chronicled in david hadju's excellent book, the ten-cent plague: the great comic-book scare and how it changed america. in 2015, a copy of suspense #3 in similar condition sold for $173,275. here's a complete scan of the issue, in case you are interested. there's nothing lurid inside, other than some light homoerotic bondage. from heritage auctions' website: suspense comics #3 mile high pedigree (continental magazines, 1944) cbcs nm- 9.2 white pages. this white-hot golden ag






near-mint copy of infamous nazi torture bondage comic book cover (1944) estimate


someone has already bid $80,000 on a near-mint copy of suspense comics #3 from 1944, with a cover by alex schomburg. this is the type of comic book that led to the moral panic resulting in a senate hearing on the rampant sexual perversion and violence in comics and the collapse of the comic book publishing industry, as chronicled in david hadju's excellent book, the ten-cent plague: the great comic-book scare and how it changed america. in 2015, a copy of suspense #3 in similar condition sold for $173,275. here's a complete scan of the issue, in case you are interested. there's nothing lurid inside, other than some light homoerotic bondage. from heritage auctions' website: suspense comics #3 mile high pedigree (continental magazines, 1944) cbcs nm- 9.2 white pages. this white-hot golden ag






oculus expands social aspects of gear vr with rooms 1.2 and events


why it matters to you as exciting as virtual reality may be, it often seems to be a rather lonely experience. oculus is looking to change that.last year, in an effort to introduce even more people to social vr experiences, oculus began to roll out support for its highly anticipated rooms and parties features to the gear vr. first introduced at the oculus connect event earlier in 2016, oculus rooms and parties were said to be coming to the rift headset in 2017, and now, oculus had made good on that promise.with the first iteration of oculus rooms, you could join your friends in vr and watch movies (and cat videos) together from anywhere in the world. well, anywhere with an internet connection, at least. using a gear vr setup, you could share spaces with friends, interact, hang out, and even