Skottie Young - connecting covers

Skottie Young – connecting covers

It’s GIVEAWAY TIME once again here at Don’t Hate The Geek!! This week since there is so much news about Spider-Man, I thought we should have one heck of a giveaway just in time for the holidays!!

 

The Prize: Up for grabs is Two Spider-Man variant covers drawn by Marvel Comics fan favorite Skottie Young!! These variant covers for Amazing Spider-Man AND Superior Spider-Man are interlocking, meaning put both covers together to make one ultra sweet pin-up!! These are very sought after issues and Skottie Young is already a superstar fan favorite artist so this GIVEAWAY is going to be HUGE!! These are the covers:

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The Rules:Here are the simple rules.
Rule #1 you must be a fan of our page.
Rule #2 Comment telling us if you like Spider-Man?
Rule #3 Tag a friend! Your tagged friend will ALSO win a prize (not the same books but still something awesome)!! That’s it….comment and tag. If you don’t have a comic friend to tag just share our page.

Good luck geeks, we’ll pick a random winner in one week!

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President Barack Obama has made a statement in regards to the Sony cyber attack.  What we saw earlier was the FBI confirming North Korea’s involvement.  He thought that although Sony has suffered damages, the company had made the wrong decision in cancelling the release of the movie The Interview.

“Sony is a corporation, it suffered significant damage…  There were threats against its employees.  I am sympathetic to the concerns that they faced.  Having said all of that, yes, I think they made a mistake.”

Sony Pictures had made an announcement that would in turn remove The Interview from it’s December 25th release date — a movie which stars Seth Rogan and James Franco about the CIA recruiting Rogan’s and Franco’s characters to assassinate the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un.  Sony had made this decision based on the attacks and threats that they faced through messages received from the hackers.

Obama had noted that he wished Sony officials had asked him for advice before proceeding.

“I wish they had spoken to me first…  I would have told them, ‘Do not get into a pattern in which you are intimidated by these kind of criminal threats.’”

He continued to note that the attack in which North Korea was responsible for did cause damage and will face response by the U.S.

“They caused a lot of damage and we will respond proportionally and in a place and time we choose.”

There was a continued discussion on the damage and dangers that can be caused by allowing such cyber attacks to inhibit the freedom of speech.

Obama continued,

“We can’t have a society in which some dictator someplace can start imposing censorshiphere in the United States…  Because if somebody is able to intimidate folks from releasing a satirical movie, imagine what they would do when they start seeing a documentary they don’t like or news reports they don’t like…  Or even worse, imagine if producers and distributors and others start engaging in self-censorship because they don’t want to offend the sensibilities of someone whose sensibilities probably need to be offended…  That’s not who we are; that’s not what America is about.”

The government is now addressing the issue with the film industry and other media outlets on this.

What do you think geeks?  Let us know in the comments below!