We Be Geeks 198: Geeks Reading Comics With Matt Tate

On this episode, we welcome comedian Matt Tate from the podcast Comics Reading Comics.  We begin with Matt explaining what Comics Reading Comics is all about, then explains how he chooses the comics that will be read on the show, and then talks about his comic book roots.  Matt tells us about building his cast of readers from his friends in improve and comedy, then talks about how the podcast is recorded to achieve the optimal chemistry among the cast.  Matt then explains how he splits the show into seasons before talking about some of his favorite comics that have been read on the show, which leads into a discussion about newer comics verses the old classics. 

We then ask Matt if he has had many listener suggestions and what reactions he has gotten from the creators of some of the comics featured on the show.  Matt then tells us about future plans for Comics Reading Comics which include a webseries, and the possibilities of live shows.  Mike throws out a suggestion for Matt and his crew to read Howard the Duck, to the surprise of no one on the podcast, and then Matt gives us his origin story on how he got into comedy, who influenced him in comedy, and how he chose the first book for his podcast.

The list of topics then moves on to the possibility of doing a Youtube channel, the character types his cast is best suited for, the possibility of a musical episode, which Derrick was not happy to hear about, and special holiday episodes of the podcast.  Next, we ask Matt about approaching comic creators, and then have a lengthy discussion about cursing and vulgarity.  We ask Matt about his plans after the New Year, and then get into an informative discussion about Improv.  We talk a bit about women in comics. and then get into a fun discussion about Marvel comics, movies, and television shows. 

We then ask Matt about his favorite movies, and where he can be found on the internet before finishing off the show with an announcement about some of the prizes being given away for our upcoming 200th episode.

We BeGeeks 197: Obi-Wan, Ubi-Wan, Webe-Wan

We are all in the Christmas spirit here on We Be Geeks. Also, Florida is F’ed up. We open the show with talking Supergirl and hints of Batman existing in her universe. Which actor is leaving the Flash universe for the MCU? We tell you, you don’t want to miss it. We talk what character we would want him to play in the MCU. This leads to talk on what Marvel movies we want to see made. Squadron Supreme anyone? We talk Billy Dee Williams returning to voice Two Face in the new Lego Batman movie. Is Sebastian Stan the Winter Soldier going to be taking over for Captain America in some upcoming movie? An Instagram photo of him carrying a silver shield with his trademark red star on it. We can all rest easy. Back to the Future will not be rebooted per writer Robert Zemeckis. We talk Star Trek: Discovery adding three new actors. Will there be an Obi-Wan standalone movie? We tell you why, or why not. We end the night talking Rogue One: A Star Wars story breaking records with ticket pre-sales.

We Be Geeks 196: Gone To The Dogs With Sam Sattin

On this episode, we interview Sam Satiin, writer of the comic book Legend.  Sam starts off by describing the story and characters of Legend, and then we ask him why he chose to write an apocalyptic tale from the point of view of dogs and cats.  We talk about the differences between the world of dogs and cats both in the story, and in real life.  We talk with Sam about the myths and world building of his book, and then discuss the release date of the collected trade for the series. 

Next, we ask Sam how the reaction to the book has been, talk about our love of animals, and then inquire about Sam’s inspiration for Legend.  We ask same when the story will continue, and Sam then discusses the possibility of other stories set in the Legend universe, as well as the possibilities for merchandising and collectibles based on his series.

Before we let Sam go, we talk about the designs of the armor worn by the cat clan in his story, delve into the mystery of what might have happened to the humans in the book, and discuss the skill required to draw animals as opposed to regular human characters. More

We Be Geeks 195: The Fifth Geek With Vivek Tiwary

This week we talk about extended version of The Fifth Beatle graphic novel with writer Vivek J. Tiwary. The book covers the life of legendary Beatles manager Brian Epstein. We talk about the early days of the Beatles. We talk favorite Beatles songs, and his impact on the music world. We talk about why Vivek chose the graphic novel medium instead of writing a novel. We also talk about the upcoming TV adaptation, and the reaction of the fans and the surviving Beatles to the book. We talk about Brian’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014. We talk about his work on Broadway with Green Day’s American Idiot, and his upcoming work with Alanis Morrisette and his adaptation of her album Jagged Little Pill. You don’t want to miss this episode.

Tales from the Geek Side: Who Gets A Second Season?

As we are starting to get close to shows taking their Thanksgiving/Mid-season break, I have started to wonder what shows will be sticking around and what new shows will move on to a second season. Supergirl got saved last year when it moved to the CW from CBS. But what shows this season on tv and Netflix have a chance?
I’ll be looking at Son of Zorn and Marvel’s Luke Cage, but I’m not the only one who’s been picking on the fall tv line-up debuts. I found this story written by Trevor Dueck and it served as the inspiration for my thoughts here.

Son of Zorn (FOX):
Son of Zorn is one of the More

We Be Geeks 194: Something Good Comes Out Of Today

This week on We Be Geeks: The entire team is back together and ready to talk geek! Something good comes out of today! Wizard World was on Julz’s radar as she attended this past weekend. While there were great things about Wizard World Pittsburgh, it sadly isn’t returning. It’s not on the list for next years shows. It still may be possible, and we are hoping so. Speaking of Wizard World, Stephen Shamus (former Chief Marketing Officer) was recently fired for obtaining autographs from the celebrities, and selling them. He is no longer with Wizard World, but one wonders how much this has hurt them. Is Jessica Jones, Daredevil, or Luke Cage a better show? We discuss this much more in depth on this show. Speaking of Netflix, Stranger Things is adding some new cast members. Still no word on when the hit show will return, but we are all waiting patiently. Pacific Rim has begun filming it’s second movie. It has hit some bumps in the road, but is on its way to us in 2018. Out 200th episode is coming up very soon, and we have some very cool prizes to one lucky winner. Stay tuned for your chance to win.

We Be Geeks 193: Sports & Weather On The 5’s

We begin this episode with Mike demonstrating his newest podcasting toy, which somehow leads into a bit of reminiscing about the old show WKRP in Cincinnati (Sports and Weather on the 5’s). After that bit of fun, we move on to talk a bit about the recent announcement that comic creator Steve Orlando will be soon be putting out a new series with Boom Studios titled “Namesake”. Next, we move on to talk a bit about Justice League and Flash comics, which then leads into a discussion about the Legends of Tomorrow show in which we joke about the bad CGI of a “hulked out Nazi” seen in a recent episode.
Next, we move over to Marvel as we discuss Mockingbird writer Chelsea Cain leaving More

We Be Geeks 192: Lip Syncing With Nicole & Tonya

We have Nicole Wright and Tonya Dodds from the Nicole and Tonya Show on the podcast tonight. We talk about the mad lip synching skills on the show. We talk the rigors of having a weekly show. We talk about Nicole’s chances of being a mascot. We talk about their favorite segments and ones that did not come out the way they wanted to. We talk about our favorite Netflix shows, and how web series are making it into the Netflix realm. We talk about Tonya’s upcoming film Red Spring, hopefully coming out Q2 2017. How long will the show last? Tonya and Nicole tell us their thoughts on it. We talk mean Tonya, and fear of elevators. We talk about our favorite shows that have started up. We even talk sports. What? You heard that right.

We Be Geeks 191: We Be Unsung Heroes With Devin Peacock

This week on We Be Geeks: Special guest star Devin Peacock joins the team to talk about his creation, Unsung Heroes. From what inspired him to make this awesome Web Series, to the plans for a pilot episode, we have all the awesome details! Devin is not only an actor, but a singer and a dancer. He also creates custom made action figures! He is pretty much a Superhero himself, and it’s all in a days work for him.  Devin’s enthusiasm is contagious, and you will definitely love hearing about his journey that led him to Unsung Heroes. Also, what are Devin’s favorite Superhero team ups? You will have to listen to find out.

We Be Geeks 190: Getting A Clue About WB\DC

Although it was a bit of a slow news week, we still managed to find a few things to talk about.   First, we start off by talking about the premieres of Flash and Arrow on the CW.  We give our thoughts on the first episodes, and talk about the upcoming season.  Next, we discuss the announcement that friend of the show Bruce Zick is rereleasing his Zone Continuum comic book at Dark Horse Comics.  The conversation then moves to the announcement that the cult film based on a board game Clue will be coming to theaters as a live stage show, then move on to a discussion about Jimmy Olsen becoming the hero known as Guardian on the Supergirl show.  We talk about Lego announcing a set based on the Beatles Yellow Submarine that features an adorable version of the Fab Four, then discuss a released image of actress Amber Heard as Mera, the wife of Aquaman before moving back to more Lego talk with sets based on DC Superhero Girls line.

Moving on to movie and television news, More