Marvelette Missives – Happy 100, Mr. Kirby

Marvelette Missives – Happy 100, Mr. Kirby

Last month would have marked the 100th birthday of comic book icon Jack Kirby. For those not as familiar with the history of comics, Kirby was not only an artist, writer and editor, but he created some of the most well-known characters and styles that are still seen in comics today. His first, and biggest, character creation (working with artist Joe Simon) was in 1940: Captain America. Over his career he wrote, drew and/or created dozens of heroes and worked for Marvel and DC, as well as doing freelance work. He was a large part of what Stan Lee dubbed “the Marvel method” of creating comics in a particular style.  More

We Be Geeks 231: The Moth Life With Martin Casaus

We Be Geeks 231: The Moth Life With Martin Casaus

The Guys are joined this week by pro wrestler Martin Casaus aka Marty “The Moth” Martinez. Catch him on Lucha Underground every Wednesday on the El Rey Network. Season one and two can be found on Netflix. You can also get his supplements and Marty the Moth gear at www.martincasaus.com.

  • about the show and upcoming matches.
  • favorite matches on Lucha Underground.
  • wrestling games and if he likes to create himself.
  • if he likes playing the bad guy (heel).
  • how he got into wrestling.
  • Martin’s entry into Tough Enough.
  • Martin’s takeaways from Tough Enough
  • Martin’s real job.
  • his time on Everwood and on Adam Sandler’s new film.
  • Martin’s favorite video games.
  • Martin’s top 3 wrestlers.

Marvelette Missives – Secret Empire

Marvelette Missives – Secret Empire

The big two comic book companies love their events and the most recent from Marvel, Secret Empire, just came to an end. The 10-issue storyline followed Captain America’s allegiance to HYDRA, his reign as supreme global ruler, the “heroes” who sided with him and those who opposed his rule and fought back. In the end, as with all events, there was a resolution but not without some changes to the Marvel universe.  More

We Be Geeks 230: Gridstones With Fabio Del Rio

We Be Geeks 230: Gridstones With Fabio Del Rio

This week, the gang interviews. Fabio Del Rio of CSE games about the game Gridstone
Topics covered on the episode include:

1. The origins of CSE
2. The Kickstarter campaign for Gridstones
3. Attending conventions to demonstrate games
4. How the game Gridstones is played
5. Fabio’s Gencon experience
6. The benefits of using Kickstarter, as well as the goals for the campaign
7. The time it took to develop the Gridstones, and the dynamics of the game
8. The differences between board/card games and videogames
9. The Canadian Football League
10. Fabio described what is was like working for a trading card company

We Be Geeks 229: This Stinks Like Poop On Poop

We Be Geeks 229: This Stinks Like Poop On Poop

Tonight the band is back together minus Julz. Yes, she and Brett are the same person.

Topics discussed on this episode:
1. Gremlins 3 plans.
2. The Jetsons reboot by Amanda Connor and Jimmy Palmiotti.
3. Robert Kirkman’s move from AMC to Amazon.
4. Robert Kirkman suing AMC.
5. Justice League rewrites. Problems? What problems?
6. Joker standalone film.
7. Who would you want to play Joker in the new movie?
8. DCEU creating a multiverse. Can you say confusing?
9. Was Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor cut from the Justice League movie? Let’s hope so.
10. What is M&M’s new candy flavor?

We Be Geeks 228: If There Is Enough Money Involved

We Be Geeks 228: If There Is Enough Money Involved

This week, the guys are excited to have their old friend Julz back on the podcast.  However, Brett is once again MIA, causing Mike and Derrick to once again wonder if Brett and Julz are, in fact, the same person.  They have not been shown otherwise yet……

Topics discussed on this episode:
1. Netflix purchases Mark Millar’s Millarworld imprint
2. The Karate Kid is making a comeback!  Sort of…
3. Karl Urban could star in the upcoming Dredd TV series after all
4. Agents of SHIELD is coming back on the air sooner than expected, but why?
5. Disney has announced that they are pulling their properties off of Netflix for a very special reason
6. The rumors about the cancellation of the Fantastic Four comic series are actually true?
7. A remake of Cannonball Run is in development
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Marvelette Missives – The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

Marvelette Missives – The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

At Comic-Con International in July, it was announced that the fourth (and final) volume of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen had been completed, though no release date has been set. Written by Alan Moore, with art by Kevin O’Neill, the series began in 1999 as a sort of Victorian Justice League, but with a pronounced literary bent. There are many references (and inside jokes) to Victorian fiction, as well as a lot of steampunk elements.  More

We Be Geeks 227: The Return of Julz

We Be Geeks 227: The Return of Julz

This week on We Be Geeks the gang is almost all here. Brett is MIA for these next couple of weeks, and we will definitely miss him. Do you like digital? We take on the case for “Going Digital with ComiXology”. We all love comics, but is there a place for digital in our lives? Turns out there is! With limited space it makes it hard to collect sometimes. Also traveling with comics is much easier when doing digital. There is much to love about both, and we all love our Local Comic shops. Jessica Chastain was cast in X-Men: Dark Phoenix, after months of rumors. We have our fingers crossed that it will be good. Netflix is adding a new series from Matt Groening. “Disenchantment: a fantasy story that takes place in a failing medieval kingdom.” It sounds pretty interesting to us and the voice cast is stellar. With all of our love from Groening’s other shows, we will be sure to check this gem out. New Superhero shows in 2017? We have the list, and discuss our mad love, or dislike for each of them. All this and more, but only if you tune in.

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Marvelette Missives – Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye

Marvelette Missives – Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye

The first thing to catch your attention about Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye is, obviously, the title. And yes, it’s a factual statement about the main character. But if you pick up the comic you’ll soon find out there’s a lot more to it than an enhanced human character.  More

We Be Geeks 226: Carry On Wayward Con

We Be Geeks 226: Carry On Wayward Con

We open the show talking musical guests that have been at San Diego Comic-Con. GWAR formerly, and Kansas this year. We go over some headlines from San Diego Comic Con. We move from there to Jason Aaron leaving the Star Wars comic and Kieron Gillen taking over for him. We go over the trailers that were released at San Diego Comic-con. Notables such as Justice League, Game of Thrones. Stranger Things. Thor: Ragnarok, as well as others. We break down the Ready Player One trailer’s Easter eggs. All 29 of them. We talk the Lego Ninjago Movie being turned x-rated by the voice actors. We move onto the CW and Arrow’s new villain for the season. It will be Richard Dragon. We also know that Michael Emerson is going to be playing a bad guy in the upcoming season. We also talk Captain Marvel’s upcoming movie and her costume reveal.