Marvelette Missives – Books on Comics

About a month ago, Book Riot posted an article that recommended books about comics. It featured seven books that serve as introductions to the comic book world, studies of comics as an art form and look at subgenres, such as Manga. The writer admits it is not an exhaustive list and there are a few we would add to it.  More

We Be Geeks 220: Maybe The Tomatoes Aren’t Rotten

We Be Geeks 220: Maybe The Tomatoes Aren’t Rotten

Guys night at the We Be Geeks bunker. Get off our lawns! We start the show with our geek sports update. We kick off the stories with Universals new project Dark Universe. Bringing classic monsters back such as The Invisible Man, Frankenstein, and The Mummy. We move onto DC news with Wonder Woman getting a 97% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. With more Wonder Woman news, we discuss why Wonder Woman takes place in World War 1 instead of World War 2. What do you think about this? We talk Gabrielle Luna wanting Norman Reedus to suit up as the Johnny Blaze version of Ghost Rider. We move to Cartoon news with the return of Animaniacs. We then talk Rob Liefeld being the inaugural inductee into the Wizard World Hall of Legends. Yes, you heard this right. Rob Liefeld. We end the show talking some Doctor Who.

Motor City Comic Con 2017

This year was the 28th year of the Motor City Comic Con. Every year the con has gotten bigger. This year was no exception. At the con that took place from May 19th to the 21st, thousands flocked to the Suburban Showcase in Novi to meet their favorite actors and comic creators. Not to mention the exhibitor’s that sold everything from graphic novels to props from your favorite movies and TV shows. The guest list read like mix of 80’s nostalgia to some current heavy hitters like Ron Perlman from Sons of Anarchy, and Michael Rooker from The Walking Dead, and more recently Guardians of the Galaxy Volume’s 1 and 2. For the Whovian’s in attendance there was Billie Piper who played Rose Tyler in  Christopher Eccelston,  and David Tennant’s run on Doctor Who. She also plays Brona Croft on Penny Dreadful. John Barrowman was there also. You will remember him for playing Captain Jack Harkness on Doctor Who and Torchwood, as well as Malcolm Merlin on CW’s Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow. You also had Sean Astin from The Goonies, Rudy, and of course The Lord of the Rings movies. There were also comic luminaries Like Dave Gibbons of Watchmen Fame, as well as Neal Adams who drew pretty much everything in the 70’s and 80’s, but is probably best know for his run on Green Lantern\Green Arrow. Ed Mcguiness of Superman\Batman fame was there as well.

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We Be Geeks 219: Comics With Mike Zapcic

We Be Geeks 219: Comics With Mike Zapcic

We start off this episode with Brett giving us a rundown of Motorcity Comicon which he attended last weekend. Brett tells about some of the great things he saw, heard, and bought at the convention, and then talks about some of the celebrities and creators he saw at the convention. Brett also tells us about some of the things he enjoyed about the con, as well as some of the things that could be improved about the con.
After the convention report, we take a brief interlude to talk about one of the We Be Geeks affiliates, Superherostuff, and a couple of the Herobox subscription boxes that they will be offering in the next month, including a box based on Spider-Man, and a Father’s Day special box.
We then welcome a guest to the podcast, Mike Zapcic from the AMC show Comicbook Men. We talk with Mike about comics, favorite things from Comicbook Men, and several other topics as well. Mike was a great guest, a great interview, and a lot of fun to talk to, and we thank him for coming on our podcast.

Marvelette Missives – Battlestar Galactica: Six

At the end of last year, a trade collecting a miniseries covering an important piece of history in the Battlestar Galactica universe was released. Battlestar Galactica: Six is the story of Number Six, the human-like Cylon, before we meet her in the main BSG series.  More

We Be Geeks 218: GWAR Wars

We Be Geeks 218: GWAR Wars

GWAR Wars, nothing but GWAR Wars

We start the show talking GWAR and sound effects. We get off on a Think Geek tangent with their fine products. We start off with shows that are getting cancelled. We move onto the shows that are getting renewed. We also give the scoop on the new seasons upcoming shows. We end the show talking about Billy Crudup leaving The Flash movie. Can you say biggest dumpster fire? Also catch me at Motor City Comic Con this weekend.

Marvelette Missives – I Hate Image

Comic fans know that the first Saturday of May is Free Comic Book Day, also known to many as Merry Comics Day. Comic shops everywhere have lines out the door as people swing by for the freebies (and to grab deals on other comics and items that many shops put on sale that day). Many publishers re-release a previously published comic as a free book or combine stories from a couple of their titles to introduce to readers. But a few release books created specifically for FCBD. This year, one of the best was I Hate ImageMore

We Be Geeks 217: Wookiee Be Geeks

This week, we welcome Ken from Geek Watch One, DC Superpowers Podcast and Wookiee Radio, who is covering for Brett. We start off with some discussion about Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2, spoiler free, of course. We then move on to talk about a new R-rated Hellboy movie in the works, and a confirmation of a Black Lightning series on the CW network. Next, we discuss a new Judge Dredd series in the works for the BBC, as well as a Deadpool animated series announced for the FXX network. We follow that up with a discussion about action figure variant covers for comics, and the breaking announcement that Gotham has been renewed for a fourth season. Finally, we end the episode by covering the Eisner Award nominations for this year.

Marvelette Missives – The Misplaced

What if you died and went to your promised paradise, but it wasn’t quite what you were expecting? And what if obstacles kept being placed in your path when you decided to search for the true happiness everyone claimed you deserved? That’s the general premise of The Misplaced, a four-issue miniseries available as a collected edition.  More

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