New York Comic Con Returns! Day One at the Con

It’s that time of year, my favorite time in New York City. The weather gets a bit cooler, post-season baseball is getting into full swing, and hockey and college football both have returned.  Oh and it’s time for my yearly nerd pilgrimage to the far west side of Manhattan, to New York Comic Con.  As a bonus, the city has finally completed the 7 train extension, and now you can take the subway all the way to 34th and 11th, just a stone’s throw from the Jacob Javits Center (and the new station is is quite the site) Thursdays used … Continue reading

X-Men: Apocalypse First Look – Psylocke, Storm, and More

Entertainment Weekly continues to follow up on all things Comic Con in their latest issue, which a cover feature on the latest Marvel Mutant Mania – X-Men: Apocalypse. The cover is the first official reveal of the movie’s big bad,En Sabah Nur a/k/a Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) alongside the master of all things metal, Magneto (Micheal Fassbender) and introduces Psylocke (Olivia Munn) in her first film appearance. The story finds Magneto, Professor Charles Xavier (James McAvoy), Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) and the rest of the X-Men during the 1980s, as they each try make lives for themselves, and mutant-kind in their own … Continue reading

New Faces in Familiar Roles for X-Men: Apocalypse

  Producer/Director Bryan Singer introduced the world to three actors joining the cast of X-Men: Apocalypse, all three will be playing characters introduced in Singer’s original X-Men film in 2000, and appeared in the next two sequels.   Meet our new and brilliant young mutants: @Alexshipppp as #Storm @SophieT as #JeanGrey and @TyeSheridan as #Cyclops. #XmenApocalypse — Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) January 23, 2015   Alexandra Shipp will play Ororo “Storm” Munroe, originally played Halle Berry.  Sophie Turner is taking over for Famke Janssen as  Jean Grey and Tye Sheridan will be donning James Marsden’s ruby glasses when he plays Scott … Continue reading

Underneath the Cosplay – Lady Nel

  Earlier this summer I attended the first ever Special Edition: NYC.  It was a Comic Con that was all about Comics.  No TV, No Video Games, No Anime, or Movies.   But there was one thing  you can always count on when comic fans get together.   Cosplay.   That’s where I met Lady Nel, from Saturday Morning Cosplay in her amazing Storm cosplay. It took me a little while, but I finally caught up with her, and  here’s what she had to tell Exiled in Geeksville. Name: Lady Nel Hometown: Brooklyn, NY Cosplay Philosophy: Cosplay is joy and passion. If one of … Continue reading

Movie Review – X-Men: Days of Future Past

  I don’t think it would be too far out of line to say the 20th Century Fox’s X-Men: Days of Future Past might be the most ambitious comic book movie ever made, even more than The Avengers. The fact that this movie is an adaption of an actual comic book storyline just makes it that much cooler.  It shows that movies can be made directly from comics, without worrying about confusing an audience with the minutiae of comic history.  This story has multiple versions of the same characters, played by different actors, time travel (with multiple time lines) and giant … Continue reading