Staff Picks – What To Get This Week, Wednesday March 4

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Another Wednesday, so you know what’s up. Here are a few titles we suggest you look at when you visit your local comic shop.     TOP OF THE STACK Hawkeye #1 from Marvel Comics Writer: Jeff Lemire Art: Perez – Herring What Marvel says: THE AVENGING ARCHERS ARE BACK! • Hawkeye returns in an all-new series featuring superstar writer Jeff Lemire in his Marvel debut and Eisner Award-winning artist Ramon Perez, as they bring you a fresh new look into the life of everyone’s favorite Avenger. With Kate Bishop, his trusted ward and protégé back at his side (not … Continue reading

The Very Animated History of Doctor Who

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  Doctor Who has been running for over 50 years, and like many other long running science fiction programing, the show has found it’s way into other mediums.  Films, TV spinoffs, books, audio plays, and comic books based on the adventures of the Doctor have all been made, with varying degrees of success, from out of continuity one-offs, to 16 years running strong. But if there was one dimension the Doctor has had trouble breaking into, and that is the world of animation. Star Trek had a cartoon series, set during the fourth year of the original 5 year mission, … Continue reading

Why FOX Adapting Lucifer Is the Worst Idea

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Fox wants to turn Lucifer into a police procedural, where the reluctant King of Hell will help the LAPD solve crimes. Is this for an audience of comic-loving, cop procedural television fans? Police procedurals have become a cliché television trope. They are popular, but many border on banality.  The comic series covers everything from existentialism to finding your true face to finally breaking free of the bonds of God’s plan. It is about a fallen angel seeking to bring free will to all, while running a nightclub in LA., and breaking free of the bond’s of God’s creation. Lucifer is … Continue reading

I am Spock. Remembering Leonard Nimoy.

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It is not often I am at a loss of words, but today I find myself dumbstruck by the news of Leonard Nimoy‘s passing. There will be those who express themselves better, but I would be remiss if I didn’t try to take a moment to recognize and honor this actor who created one of Pop Culture’s most famous characters, and one of my personal heroes, Star Trek’s Mr. Spock. Like many of my generation, I discovered Star Trek during its period of constant syndication during the 70’s.  It aired nightly at midnight, and I would sneak out of bed, … Continue reading

CW Superhero Team-up Series To Spin Out Of Arrow/Flash. Three New Characters to be Added.

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Update – show creator Greg Berlanti has confirmed that thrid Arrowverse series is in the works, and it will be a team up series Yes, we’re creating a spinoff from #Arrow and #TheFlash and couldn’t be more excited by the cast signing on. More to come. #SuperheroTeamUp — Greg Berlanti (@GBerlanti) February 27, 2015 It seems that lately we can’t go a week without news of another comic book character getting a TV series or movie.    It’s gotten to be so much lately, that we hear in Geeksville are getting worried we might be getting too much of good thing.   … Continue reading

Valiant Previews – Imperium #2 & X-O Manowar #34

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Valiant’s flagship and longest running title, X-O Manowar, and one of its newest hits, Imperium both have issues coming out the first week of March, and we have the previews for each right here for you!  (And don’t forget NINJAK #1 is also coming out this March!) First up, X-O Manowar #34. This issue starts a brand new story arc, Dead Hand! He survived ENTER: NINJAK. He waged war on PLANET DEATH. And now he must defend the Earth from an unholy reckoning…and the doomsday protocol codenamed: DEAD HAND! This is it…X-O Manowar…face-to-face with a ROBOT ARMY HELLBENT ON THE DESTRUCTION … Continue reading

Matt Fraction and Kelly SueDeConnick Hop in Bed With Sex Criminals for Universal TV

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Sure all the big superheroes are head to cineplexes over the next few years, but all the really cool comics are headed to television.  Don’t believe us?  Well check this out. Universal Television has just announced a deal with comic superstars Matt Fraction (Hawkeye) and Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel),who also happen to be husband and wife, to develop their comics as series, as well as new concepts.  First up will be Fraction and Chip Zdarsky’s Sex Criminals.  If you are not familiar with the Harvey and Eisner winning series from Image Comics, it centers on a Suzie, a librarian, … Continue reading

Staff Picks – What To Get This Week, Wednesday February 25

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Look, you know the drill. New comics come out on Wednesday.  Lots of them.   We’re here to tell you what’s hot.   What’s the problem? Now go to your local comic shop a grab a few good reads.     TOP OF THE STACK Spider-Gwen #1 – Marvel Comics Writer: Jason Latour Art: Robbi Rodriguez What Marvel says: SPIDER-GWEN SPINS INTO HER OWN SERIES! BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT! The breakout hit of the biggest Spider-Event of the century is taking comic shops by storm this winter with her own new ongoing series – SPIDER-GWEN! Gwen Stacy is Spider-Woman, but you knew … Continue reading

Check out Bloodshot Reborn’s Animated Trailer

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  Valiant has been on a tear of late,  The Valiant, Divinty, Ivar, Timewalker, and Imperium have all delivered the thrills, chills, and comic book goodness that we have come to expect from Valiant, and up next might be the most intense yet, BLOODSHOT REBORN, and right here is where you can check out the animated trailer, and the fully lettered preview! Bloodshot Reborn #1 – the first issue of the devastating new ongoing series by New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (The Valiant, Green Arrow) and visionary storyteller Mico Suayan (Harbinger, Moon Knight)! On April 15th, start reading … Continue reading

Should A Classic Doctor Who Companion Make a Return?

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  Over 50 years of Phone Box travel, the Doctor has had many companions who have come and gone over the years.  Some left the Doctor to settle down, others left the Doctor for adventures of their own, a few sadly had their adventure end in sacrifice and death. When the show returned ten years ago (Yes… Ten YEARS!), the producers made a very strong choice to not make too many direct connection to the original series, which went off the air in 1990.  There was no regeneration scene from the earlier Doctor (like there was for the ill-fated 1996 … Continue reading