Comic Books

We Be Geeks Presents the 1st Ever WeBe Awards

If you are reading this then welcome to the 1st ever WeBe awards. For this the first year, our only category is comics. We gave WeBes for the following: Top Graphic Novel/Trade Paperback, Top Mini Series/One-Shot, Top Monthly Title from the different publishers and from those winners Top Title of the year.   So on to our winners! More

Marvelette Missives – Absolutely Marvel-ous

Over the past year I’ve become a fan of the current incarnation of Captain Marvel. Why would I phrase it that way? Well, most people would guess I’m a Marvel fan (don’t look so shocked), so I’m obviously not talking about the DC hero. But the Marvel version has had a half dozen or so folks carrying the mantel. It’s not to say I’m not interested in the earlier Captains, but thus far it’s Carol Danvers who has me hooked. More

Marvelette Missives – Heavy Petting

As a geek and an animal lover, I’ve always loved seeing the sidekick pets on page and screen. Now I’m not talking about a dog or cat who happens to just be around and has no part in the story except for a brief mention. Nor am I referring to the anthropomorphic talking animals that are partners to the main characters. I mean the true sidekick pets, the ones that provide an assist as a real sidekick but also live with the heroes, at least part of the time, and have a connection to them. More

Marvelette Missives – Hero or Heroine?

I recently finished reading volume 1 of Matt Fraction’s Hawkeye (My Life As a Weapon). Outside of reading up on things related to the movies, I’ve never been very into any of the Avengers comics. But I’ve heard such good things about this particular run of Hawkeye since it debuted a couple years ago that I wanted to give it a shot (I have no idea if I intended that pun). More

Marvelette Missives – Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

A couple months ago there was word that a Damage Control television series was in the works. For those who don’t know, Damage Control is the name of the company that cleans up after the heroes of the Marvel Universe save the day. It was originally owned, 50/50, by Tony Stark and Wilson Fisk. It has appeared in a few main Marvel titles and has also had a couple of short-run comics series of its own. More

Marvelette Missives – The One About Deadpool

My favorite comic book character (can’t exactly say superhero) is Deadpool. For some reason, this seems to take many people by surprise (mostly male, mostly those who don’t know me very well). Admittedly, Deadpool is not a “girly” character, nor are the majority of his plotlines what would be considered female friendly (in other words, they’re usually violent as all get out). So why is he my favorite? 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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Amazing Spider-Man #17

geek happeningsI think I am one of the few people that has not hated Dan Slott’s run on Superior Spider-Man, and I am really enjoying his and Humberto Ramos’s run on Amazing Spider-Man. Issue #17 is no exception. Peter has always been down on his luck and the type of person that if something can go wrong it will. With the introduction of his company Parker Industries this increases his odds for something going wrong exponentially. I am really glad that they let Peter Parker finally grow up and get rid of his photography gig and let him stretch his scientific muscles. This opens the door to a different types of storylines. This is not your father’s Spidey. More

Nova Annual #1

geek happeningsNova has been one of the big surprises to come out of Marvel’s newer series. I was a fan of Richard Ryder as Nova for a long time. I was not sure how somebody could fill his shoes. I was very pleasantly surprised with the release of Nova #1 and have been following the adventures of 15 year old Sam Alexander’s run as Nova. Nova Annual 1 is no exception. Guest starring the Hulk\Doc Green, makes it even better. The Hulk is another of my favorite characters.

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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