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Marvelette Missives – The Gift of Comics

It’s that time of year when gift guides are popping up everywhere, so it seems appropriate to provide one for those who have comicbook fans in their lives, but no idea what to get them. It can be a bit overwhelming and confusing to try and sort through what to get those who love comics, so here’s a little help.   More

We Be Geeks Review: The Zone Continuum

It is my honor and pleasure to bring you this review. It has been a while and I have been so busy with life away from the site and show that this review is long overdue. This review marks the return of The Zone Continuum series from multi talented artist Bruce Zick. The original Zone Continuum published by Caliber Comics in 1992. Zick rebooted the series in 2006 as a web comic for Komikwerks. The series has now returned in the form of an all-new graphic novel expanding on Zick’s previous work.

Before delving into this comic, I would recommend highly checking out the forward and the glossary at the end of the book. This will make understanding all the unusual names easier and give you a general idea of what is going on, and therefore reading the comic more enjoyable.

Set in a world high above the surface, The Zone Continuum takes to the rooftops above New York City. Hidden from human eyes by ancient technology, the Dar struggle to live in a world separated by extra-dimensional Zones. This and the ravaging by the humans with the pollution they created. The Dar once walked among the humans but with advancements in human technology, their very survival has been threatened. Radiation from satellites and other human tech have made the planet toxic, causing the Zones to collapse and give rise to monstrous entities. These Zones exist only in the sky and are the only safe haven for the Dar.

The Zone Continuum highlights not just  the damage being done to the environment but also deals with the ravages of isolation and the effects each of our actions and decisions can have, whether we know it or not, on others. As humans wage their wars and continue to pollute the Earth, their harm causes not only ill effects on  the planet but also puts the very existence of the Dar in peril. The shrinking zones have put the relationship between Talon and Paris is a peril. The pain of their separation is two-fold – not only felt by them being apart but also by the physical pain they must endure when they try to reach each other by breaching the Zones they inhabit.

The Zone Continuum is great a read as a showcase of Bruce Zick’s highly impressive art style developed from his years of experience in both the animation and comic industry, and a great sci-fi comic to boot.

From the art deco look and the frail love story, I highly recommend picking up this book at places like amazon.com or from the Dark Horse shop.

 

WBG Episode 85: Expendables On The Brain

WeBeGeeksThis week the guys of WeBeGeeks dive deep (pun intended) into a discussion about Aquaman. From the movie, to the comic, to the Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure (the what??). And somehow several other topics seemed to have some connection to Expendables 3. Give it a listen! With special guest co-host Julz!

The WeBeGeeks Dark Horse NCBD pick for Aug 20, 2014 is The Strain: The Night Element #1.

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WBG Episode 84: A Tail of Rocky “Rocket” Racoon

WeBeGeeksThis week the We Be Geeks guys try to look into the future and see if it’s possible to have too many geeks movies on the horizon, which geek TV shows they think they will like the best this coming fall and talk about the tragic story of Bill Mantlo, creator of Rocket Raccoon. Star Wars expanding at the Disney Theme Parks and more. The We Be Geeks Dark Horse NCBD pick for Aug 13, 2014 is DARK AGES #1.

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WBG Episode 83: SDCC Recap, Want To Know More?

WeBeGeeksHappy New Geek Year! Mike and Marty bring the WeBeGeeks recap of SDCC. The guys chat about the Best of the con and the most disappointing.  Godzillia 2 and Skull Island beats out Avengers: Age of Ultron? Is Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice a Hoax? The new Wonder Woman DCCU costume debuts and more. The WeBeGeeks Dark Horse pic for August 6, 2014 is USAGI YOJIMBO: SENSO #1

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WBG Episode 81: In The Atomic Zone With Bruce Zick

WeBeGeeksThis week we talk to artist and animator Bruce Zick! We dive into his past, present and future with his comics like Zone Continuum, Mandala and Atomic Legion. How Kickstarter recently both hurt and helped him at the same time. AND talk about his work as a background animator for both Saturday morning cartoons and Disney feature films. It was a fun chat will a super nice guy!

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Dark Horse Preview: TERMINATOR – Enemy of My Enemy #1

DarkhorseDark Horse Comics have released the following preview of their upcoming February 19 release Terminator: Enemy of My Enemy #1.

From fan-favorites, artist Jamal Igle and writer Dan Jolley, the series takes place the year after the first film, when a Terminator is sent back to go after another target that doesn’t have time-traveling friends. More

Dark Horse Preview: KING CONAN – The Conqueror #1

DarkhorseComing Feb. 26, 2014 from Dark Horse Comics is King Conan – The Conqueror #1. This upcoming series, King Conan: The Conqueror adapts the second half of Howard’s “Hour of the Dragon” novel from the 1930s.

 

In the port city of Messantia, the deposed, fugitive Conan could uncover the key to regaining his throne— More

DARK HORSE DONATES DIGITAL COMIC COLLECTION TO CHILDREN’S CANCER ASSOCIATION

DarkhorseI am thrilled to shar ethis awesome news from our friends at Dark Horse Comics, donating their entire catalog along with 4 iPads fully loaded with DHC matertial is one of the many reasons Dark Horse is one of my favorite publishers. I would love to see others follow this path Dark Horse has forged. Comics got me through many a hard time as a kid with SEVERAL moves growing up, now I am glad to see there will be something for children to read as inspiration in their fight threw their hard times. Accolades and Honors to Dark Horse Comics. More

Lucasfilm Announces Star Wars License Back To Marvel In 2015

star-wars-marvel-logosI realize I am a couple of days late with this but here we go. Friday Jan 3rd after Ken and I had recorded Mighty Marvel Geeks (show is recorded on Thursday evenings) Lucasfilm, Dark Horse Comics and Marvel dropped a series of monster press releases. The announcement is 2014 is the LAST year Dark Horse Comics (DHC) will have the licence to produce Star Wars Comics after a 20+ year run. Starting in 2015, the comic licence will return back to where it began, Marvel. More