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Comics Should Not Be Censored

August 28th, 2018

I read an article on Bleeding Cool this week, Image Comics to Publish Censored – And Non-Censored – Variant Covers for CBLDF (https://www.bleedingcool.com/2018/08/09/image-comics-censored-variant-covers-cbldf/), which on September 5th, 2018 Image Comics will be releasing a dozen covers of various titles with special covers that will have that cover art both covered with censored boxes and Comics Code Authority boxes and covers without those boxes to raise money for the CBLDF: the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.   The CBLDF is non-profit that focuses on legal battles surrounding comic book... Read More

Anime-Zing Was Fun, If Somewhat Frustrating

August 13th, 2018

After work on Friday the 13th I drove over to the River Center to pick up my badge and see some friends that were at the convention. I made a quick peek at the dealer’s room to see if what, if any, manga and anime dealers were at the convention this year. They did have a couple, so I looked through their wears and did find a couple series I was looking for. There was the complete series of Kat and Mouse, a Tokyopop original ‘manga’, in that it’s drawn in a vaguely manga style and was published by a company mostly know for publishing manga. My main interest in it was the... Read More

SUSTO Headlines Awesome 2 Day Codfish Fest

August 13th, 2018

The SUSTO: Fine 2 Day Fest took over Codfish Hollow Barnstormers Friday and Saturday night, featuring music from SUSTO, The Artisanals, Crab Claw, Babe Club and Human Resources. Hundreds of folks roamed the grounds and partook in the cool vibe and awesome tunes while enjoying the beautiful weather, and QC Scene was on the scene having a great time and taking pics for your viewing pleasure. Check out www.codfishhollowbarnstormers.com for future shows and more info!    Read More

Criticism of LeBron Should Be Slam Dunked

August 9th, 2018

I’m never going to say anything bad about LeBron James again. This week LeBron announced that he’s donating millions of dollars to help send kids around his native Ohio to a special school, the I Promise School in Akron, he’s creating that will be free, will give them free uniforms, free breakfast lunch and snacks, free books, free transportation, and if they graduate, free tuition to University of Akron. He’ll also pay for their parents to get their GEDs, pay for childcare and pay for them to continue their own educations. It’s an incredible gesture of largesse and return to his... Read More

QC Scene Goes Against Me! At Codfish

July 30th, 2018

Against Me! rocked a packed crowd July 26 at the famous Codfish Hollow Barnstormers venue in Maquoketa, Iowa. Speedy Ortiz and Typesetter opened the show, which thrilled fans of the seminal band. For more info on Against Me! and their new tour, see Against Me! http://www.againstme.net/tour        Read More

Bix 7 Runners Looking Good!

July 28th, 2018

In 1975, there were only 84 participants. Only 3 were women. The Bix 7 has come a long way since its inception. After participating in the 1974 Boston Marathon, John Hudetz (Bettendorf) and a few of his friends decided to bring a bit of the ‘running craze’ home to the Quad Cities. They created the Cornbelt Running Club. This group of friends saw a future in the sport of running and started the plans to bring a race worthy of Boston Marathon standards to the Quad Cities. The decision to make this run a 7-mile race was an extremely unique idea. The first Bix 7 was not an easy-going accomplishment.... Read More

QC Scene Hits The Raccoon With Erin Rae

July 27th, 2018

Erin Rae and Black Milk brought an eclectic mix of airy folk and hip-hop to the Raccoon Motel in downtown Davenport last weekend, and we were on the scene to check it out and take some pics…  Read More

It’s A Johns And Davids World

July 27th, 2018

It’s an odd trend in entertainment and pop culture, but strangely, there are a lot of creative, imaginative and unassailably cool creators named John and David.   Think about it.   Think of all the popular and/or pop culturally influential Johns.   John Lennon.   John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten).   John Belushi.   John Cusack.   Johnny Depp.   John Steinbeck.   John Hiatt.   John Waters.   Johnny Carson.   John Mayer.   John Grisham.   John Fogerty.   John Legend.   John Mellencamp.   Etc.   Etc.   And... Read More

From Sad Clown Paintings To Nudist Club Night: The Events That Don’t Get Into Our Calendar

July 19th, 2018

Every week, we provide you with a huge calendar of activities that will take place in the Quad-Cities area over the coming week. Because we love you. And because it’s our job … to love you. (The preceding sentence was written in tribute to the late Luther Vandross.) However, some calendar items we receive don’t make the list. Some are out of the geographic area. Some aren’t really entertainment. And some … well, some just don’t seem to fit in, if you know what I mean. For those of you who don’t know what I mean, I thought I’d provide a few examples.... Read More

QC Scene: Quad Cities Fireworks!

July 9th, 2018

The skies above the Quad-Cities erupted with brilliant plumes of blooming light last week as various cities held their annual fireworks celebrations! On the night of July 4, revelers gathered around the area, and those in Schwiebert Park in Rock Island were treated to the panoramic view of seven different venues blasting fireworks into the sky across the horizon. Pictured are fireworks from Milan, East Moline, Davenport, Bettendorf, Rock Island and more! Have some great photos of your local event or an event you attended and want them to be included in QC Scene? Send them along in .jpg format... Read More

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