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Marvelette Missives – Too Many Comic Book Movies?!

“Why are there so many superhero movies?”

“What’s with all the comic book stuff?”

“When is Hollywood going to move on from comics?”

These questions seem to come up a lot from movie-goers, primarily the Norms (i.e., non-geeks). So let me say this first: I enjoy super hero movies and don’t think there are too many of them. Now that that’s out of the way, let me explain. More

SuperHeroStuff.com – Batman Review

messagesSo I was looking at SUPERHEROSTUFF.COM the other day and was shopping for some Batman t-shirts since I am lacking and these 3 gems caught my eye.

Batman yellow circleFirst, I have always loved Batman going back to the reruns of the Batman “66 series and of course the Super Friends and The New Adventures of Batman, produced by Filmation.  So I picked the Batman Yellow Circle Classic Logo T-Shirt. I love how it is the old school comic and cartoon look with the blue and grey. This classic look, just screamed out to my childhood. More

Now Geek This Reviews The New Fall Season

nowgeekthisI didn’t realize it had been so long since my last article, but it took me a while to catch up on all the new shows of the season.  As you may recall from my previous article, I listed the new shows that I was looking forward to watching, and gave a write-up on each show.  Now that I have ingested a few episodes of each show, it’s time for my review.  Read on as I run down the list to see which of the shows has lived up to my expectations, and which ones have failed to thrill me. More

Interview with Joe Eisma

eekYou cageek happeningsThis past weekend thousands of pop culture fans converged on the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi Michigan, for the Motor City Comic Con. There were hundreds of media guests, comic professionals, and vendors crammed into the convention center. I was lucky enough to get a few moments to chat with Joe Eisma, the interior artist and co-creator of the smash hit from Image, Morning Glories. It is described by Nick Spencer as “Runaways Meets Lost.” We talk Marvel, DC, and of course Morning Glories. We talk the pros of working on a creator owned books, and the good and bad of social media. Here is how it went.

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You can always go downtown…..

geek happeningsI have been a fan of The Dresden Files books by Jim Butcher for about nine years now. The year wait between books is agonizing. Luckily he has taken to writing graphic novels between books, so the wait is not so bad. The newest mini-series is called Downtown. It takes place between the books White Night and Small Favor. Teaming up with Jim is Mark Powers, who has worked on other Dresden Files graphic novels and comics. The art by Carlos Gomez really fits the Dresdenverse well. It is put out by Dynamite. The story features Harry Dresden, Chicago’s resident wizard and private investigator, and his apprentice Molly Carpenter. Molly is one of my favorite side characters in the Dresdenverse. So I was glad to see her take on a bigger role in the story. More

Now Geek This: A Review of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

nowgeekthisIn this exciting edition of Now Geek This, I will be reviewing Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, the long awaited sequel to the original Sin City from 2005.  A Dame to Kill For, which I will refer to as Sin City Two from this point on, is directed by Robert Rodriguez along with Frank Miller, who also created the graphic novels the Sin City movies are based on.  The movie stars a large cast of actors which includes Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Josh Brolin, Joseph-Gordon-Levitt, and Eva Green as the titular “dame to kill for”, among several others. More

Now Geek This: A Review of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

nowgeekthisIn this edition of Now Geek This I will be reviewing the movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which I will from this point forward refer to as the Turtles moive.  Turtles is directed by Jonathan Liebesman and stars Megan Fox and Will Arnett with the voice talents of Noel Fisher, Pete Ploszek, Jeremy Howard, and Johnny Knoxville as the titular turtles.

I must admit that this is one of the hardest reviews I have had to write because I have not cared much about this movie from the beginning, and seeing the movie has done nothing to change that fact. More

Now Geek This: A Review of Guardians of the Galaxy

nowgeekthisWelcome to another exciting edition of Now Geek This.  This week, I will be reviewing Guardians of the Galaxy, the latest addition to the Marvel cinematic universe.  Guardians is written and directed by James Gunn, and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, and wrestler Dave Bautista, along with the voice talents of Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel.

I have been excited for the release of this movie since the first moment I found out Marvel would be making a film based on the lesser known Guardians of the Galaxy comic book series.  For a long time, it seemed like an impossible task to bring one of Marvel’s “fringe” series to the big screen, and to be honest, I was concerned that this movie would be a disaster.  I am very happy to say, after seeing the box office numbers, that I was completely wrong in my assumption. More

Tales From The Geek Side – SDCC Exclusives – Harbro

tftgsIt is that time again, the time where we celebrate the New Geek Year! SDCC is upon us and starts Thursday, July 24th. Well like many other companies and their exclusives, from Star Wars, G.I.Joe, and Jem to My Little Pony, Rom the Space Knight and Transformers I bring to you the offerings from Hasbro for SDCC ’14.  More

Now Geek This: A Review of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

nowgeekthisDawn of the Planet of the Apes is the sequel to the 2011 movie Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and is a continuation of the prequel series of Planet of the Apes films.  The film is directed by Matt Reeves, and stars Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke, and Keri Russel in the human roles of the move, as well as Andy Serkis, Toby Kebbell, Nick Thurston, and Karin Konoval in the ape roles in the film.

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