A Trekkie’s Take on Marvel’s New Star Wars Series

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(If you search in Google for Marvels’ 2015 Star Wars, you will get many reviews of the new Star Wars comics.  Most of theses reviews are for the first issue or other individual floppies; this review is of the first six issues of the new Marvel Star Wars series.) I was born in the late 70’s and was too young to go to the theater and watch the original Star Wars films.  Because of that and my personal interests, I liked them, but loved more the Star Trek TV series. I tend to prefer my entertainment on a weekly serialized way (TV episodes) rather than a long, spaced out (no pun … Continue reading

Valiant Celebrates 25 years at Special Edition: NYC

Valiant Celebrates 25 Years

25 years ago, Valiant Comics was born. To celebrate, the publisher has been on a tour this spring, going to comic cons around the country, telling fans about their special event this summer, Book of Death. We caught up with Team Valiant at Special Edition: NYC this weekend where we got the low down, on this event, and everything else they have planned this summer. Book of Death is a four issue miniseries that “will define the Valiant Universe for the next century”.   X-O Manowar scribe, Robert Venditti pens this summer’s event, with the art chores split between  Robert Gill … Continue reading

Special Edition NYC 2015 Cosplay

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This past weekend in New York City, ReedPop, the folks behind New York Comic Con, held their second annual Special Edition: NYC Comic Con, which gets back down to the source of it all – Comics! There were no studios telling you about their latest theatrical releases, or television adaptions.  There were no video game demos, or large multi-platform media product launches.  It was just comics.  The people who make comics, getting together with the people who love them to talk about comics. And of course, there was cosplay.  Lots of cosplay. We here in Geeksville love all cosplay, we … Continue reading

The Other Man in the Yellow Suit. Talking with the Flash’s Matt Letscher

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The Flash just finished its freshman season on the CW, and it went out with a bang.  The season ended with Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) facing offf with his mother’s killer, the man in the yellow suit, the Reverse Flash.  The Reverse Flash off course, turned out to be Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanaugh) but even that was a mask.  He was really Eobard Thawne, a speedster from the future, who hates the Flash, and found himself trapped in the past.   But when he first arrived in the 21st century, he wore a different face. The younger Thawne was played by … Continue reading

She is Worthy. Marvel Reveals the Woman Wielding Mjolnir

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Warning – Big Spoilers ahead if you haven’t read Thor #8 It has been a journey into mystery, the identity of the new Thor, but after seven issues, we now know who wields the mighty Mjolnir. Jane Foster, the one time comic (and current cinematic) love interest for the God of Thunder now holds the power of Thor, as shown in the final page of this week’s issue.   Marvel Editor in Chief Alex Alonso spoke with Marvel.com about the revelation, and when he knew that Foster was picking up Thor’s hammer.  “At the very outset. It was part of Jason’s (series writer … Continue reading