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Comic Heroes Gone Gambling

Online slots developers have stepped up their game offering more and more exciting products to their users. The online gaming industry offers a wider and wider array of theme-based slots and games in order to expand its audience, one popular theme being comic superheroes. Considering the huge success comic book heroes have achieved on the big screen with characters like Thor, Spiderman, Dare Devil, Captain America and many others, it is no surprise that slots and online casinos have decided to jump on the bandwagon too, bringing out a number of the most popular superhero-themed slot games around in order to attract more and more users to online gambling.

Comic heroes-based online games give the players the chance to have fun with some awesome characters from their favourite comics, to be “real” superheroes with powers and supernatural skills and become excited while getting rewarded with impressive jackpots. These casino slots inspired by comic heroes boast amazing graphics, engaging soundtracks and they often include thrilling bonus features in order to keep the player intrigued. They are successful because they give the chance to fans to experience the story in a different way, feel more involved in the movie, while having fun and winning some money.

Popular Heroes Slots

You can choose from a wide array of characters from DS Comics, Marvel and others, as there are games based on The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, X-Men and Tomb Raider slots (tomb raider slots) as well.

Enthusiasts of Lara Croft will appreciate the fact that the award winning computer game ‘Tomb Raider’ has been reinvented as an online slot machine. You can guide Lara through new sci-fi features and reels, helping her to battle in order to reach bonus sequences and win more coins. The game offers a variety of superb features and good-quality graphics, representing a very interesting gambling game for both experienced players and new fans.

 

Marvel supporters will be excited to play Thor – The Mighty Avenger instead, which is set to become a very popular slot among comic fans as it offers amazing graphics and animations. You’ll be able to guide the so-called Mighty Avenger through his journey towards the land of Asgard to seek fortunes from the 9 worlds occupied by Heimdall, Laufey and the Frost Giants. Based on the recent and extremely popular Marvel’s Thor film, this is the kind of game that will surely spike your interest thanks to its great bonuses and features.

Fans of Tony Stark won’t be disappointed either. The Marvel comic book hero has become the character of another very popular slot machine. Like the others we listed here, Iron Man online slot game is very entertaining; it offers high-quality graphics and excellent features. Even if you are not a comic fan, you’ll be surely able to fully enjoy playing this top online slot.

Comic book characters are loved around the world so it comes with no surprise that top online slots developers have decided to ride the wave of comics’ popularity to attract more users. These online comic heroes-themed casinos appealed to both frequent and occasional players, as they are engaging, fun and they also afford them the opportunity to win.

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WALL-EYED, Grace Under Fire

Why do I like this EP?

Reason one: The first song I listened to was the second song, “Pint of Blood,” which reminded me of when Cold War Kids were awesome. If you only take the time to check out one of their songs, make sure it’s that one. The guitar work may seem simple, but it whips right through me.

Reason two: Variety. After I heard the second song, I decided to listen to the whole thing in order. And I heard a lyric: “I’ll think about brushing my teeth. And they’ll be clean.” WTF? Who writes like that? Answer: These guys. And Wilson Getchell sells the line with so much passion, it sounds like his mother is dying.

Reason three: I love Patterson Hood, Steve Earle, old Ryan Adams, and muscular alt-country. And I don’t hear near enough of it anymore. Used to be the only thing in my inbox.

Reason four: Ambivalence. “Sometimes when you fly alone, you got to drink the entire way. And sometimes when you fly alone, you got all kinds of things to say.”

This band is smart, tight, and full of surprises. They’re currently on tour and have another EP, “Exile,” coming out on May 9, 2014.

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Poker Comic FINAL 9 On The Way

final9coverThe world of comics has taken on damn near every topic under the sun. This includes the seemingly endless supply of superheroes (some of whom have been part of weird narratives) to the niche markets that depend on, well, whatever’s on the author’s mind. But within all of that, there’s been a surprisingly limited number of work based on gambling. Sure, there have been comics wherein the protagonists get into some kind of trouble within the walls of a casino or gambling hall, but that’s not what I’m talking about there.

What makes that lack of content even stranger is how nearly all forms of gambling have either become or remained popular forms of gaming-related recreation. That’s especially true with the advent of online casinos that have blown up across the globe. Poker in particular has maintained its status as one of the biggest games, partially because of the anyone-can-win aspect of the web-based play. Just looking at the currently playing numbers listed on the

Betfair poker homepage, there has been anywhere from 15,000 to 17,000 people sitting at the virtual tables as of my writing this. I don’t have to tell you how crazy that amount is, particularly when you factor in all of the other features on that site such as the arcade section.

In spite of all this, the comic book industry has been slowly catching up. There’s the LOST VEGAS series, for example, in addition to the recently Kickstarter-funded TALES FROM LAST VEGAS that’s on the way. But one comic that looks most promising is FINAL 9, a new series by author Anish Patel and illustrator Calvin Innes. The latter is an award-winning artist who has worked with huge companies like Nestle and scribbled some impressive pieces of Lara Croft and the zombie apocalypse.

Together, Patel and Innes have crafted a narrative that centers on the high-stakes, sometimes-seedy realm of tournament poker. According to reports, Patel got the idea back in 2008 after watching a series of actual tournaments on television. He found the aspects of the game gripping, of course, but there was more to it than that. It was the background information that came with each player that made everything more intriguing, though, because it made it more difficult for him to pick a favorite player. That’s when the groundwork for FINAL 9 was laid.

Essentially, Patel’s vision is one that combines aspects of THE WATCHMEN and the film Twelve Angry Men—with poker. Although he didn’t choose to write about actual poker players, he wanted it to remain realistic in terms of what the lifestyle is all about. As a result, he portrayed familiar players in a fittingly more animated fashion, meaning they’re exaggerated versions of their real-life counterparts. Also, the storyline covers the highly competitive matches themselves in addition to everything else from run-ins with mobsters, illegal underground games, and more.

Even though it was set to be released in late 2013, the first issue of FINAL 9 is coming Feb. 1 of this year, according to the comic’s Twitter page.

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