We Be Geeks 189: Mighty Costumes Galore

We start out the show talking about Warren Ellis taking over the Wildstorm imprint for DC. We move on to talking Dynamite! taking over the rights for Mighty Mouse and Charmed comics. We talk the CW Hero Box. Which of the CW’s characters have the best costumes? We run down the top 14 costumes. Did they get the list right? Find out here. The Punisher has started filming. Are you looking as forward to it as we are? We talk Comic Con and how much celebrities make at the cons. It will blow your mind. We thought it was going to turn into a Mike’s grind my gears section. We talk Gears of War heading to the Big Screen. Suicide Squad is coming out with an extended cut on Blu-Ray. We talk about Disney’s Spaceport and the new ride Stormtrooper Battle Escape ride. Want to know more? Just listen to the show. We talk about the upcoming shows that we are looking forward to for the upcoming week.

We Be Geeks 188: Profiles In Geekdom

This week on We Be Geeks: There is currently a petition on Change.Org to have Shia LaBeouf to play The Red Hood in the DC extended Universe.  So far there are over 400 signatures for this. We have a hard time wrapping our collective thoughts around this as we are not really the biggest fans. I guess we will see what happens with this petition. Flash may be returning a character to the show. Patty Spivot may be returning for the third season. although it id not totally confirmed yet, it is a possibility. Speaking of TV shows, Gotham is also on our  radar. They supposedly are aging Poison Ivy to make it easier for them to make her more of a seductress. Not entirely sure that they needed to do this to the show, but we will see how it plays out. Profiles in History is having a Hunger Games auction part 2. There are many auction highlights, including:  Katniss Everdeen Victory Tour ensemble, combat wetsuits, Peeta interview suit, and much much more. The auction is available to anyone worldwide. The team finishes up with some Star Wars trivia cards. It’s fun to do these and even better to have the whole team together again to talk all of this geeky goodness.

The Now Geek This! Television Preview Part 2, October

Last week, I wrote about the new shows debuting this month, September, that I was interested in checking out.  I told you a little bit about each show, and then gave the reason, or reasons, why I was interested in viewing the premier of each show.  For some of the shows, I had a genuine interest in watching with the hopes that I would find some gems among the debuts.  Other shows, on the other hand, I wanted to check out for the sole reason that I wanted to see if they could possibly be as bad as they seemed.  October will be bringing more show debuts, and so I bring you another article talking about which of those shows I am interested in, and for what reasons. More

We Be Geeks 187: Intriguing, I Don’t Think It Means…

This week the We Be Geeks crew talks Wonder Woman’s connection to the show Powerless. We talk about our comic pulls. Which ones we are buying, which ones don’t we like? We then talk comic shops and what they need to do to survive. It was intriguing.  We talk season 11 of Red Dwarf. It is coming out on the on demand UKTV Play service. It premiers online on the 15th, and on TV the week after on the 22nd. We talk Funko coming out with a line for Disney princesses. We also talk about their new NHL line. What the…? Stan Lee’s life being made into an action adventure movie. You heard that right. We talk about it here. We also talk about Darth Vader #25 coming out this month. We talk about our hatred of variant covers to end the show.

We Be Geeks 186: We Are Mega Bentos With Jeff Moss

Jeff Moss from Comic Book Bento makes a return appearance to the podcast to talk about the Mega Bento Box for Semptember, the theme of which is “As Seen On TV”.  Jeff begins by talking about some changes coming to the Bento Box process, such as changing the mid-month deadline for box sign-up, and the Friend Bye feature.  Jeff then talks with the gang about the “As Seen On TV” mega box for this month that will be given away to one lucky subscriber.  The We Be Geeks crew teamed up with Comic Book Bento to help pick out a few books for the “As Seen On TV” box, and Jeff turned the tables on us to question each member about our choices.

We began with Mike, who talked about why he picked Howard The Duck for the box, mentioning several television appearances for the duck.

Brett’s pick was Buffy The Vampire Slayer, and the group takes a few minutes to talk about how Buffy was the first property to directly continue a television series into comic book form. More

The Now Geek This! Fall Television Season Preview

At last, the long, hot summer is giving way to the cool, crisp air of autumn, and that means that the new television season is at last upon us!  I have scoured the listings of new shows trying to decide what might catch my interest, and I have come up with a list of shows that I will be checking out as they premier.  Some of these shows I am actually genuinely interested in seeing, while others, I will be watching simply for the curiosity factor of the particular show.  Here is the list of shows I personally will be checking out, along with the reasons why I am interested in them.  The question remains, how many of these shows will actually be any good, and how many of them will be utter dreck.  The answers to those questions will be revealed as the premier weeks unfold, so stay tuned my friends.  In the meantime, you can see if you and I have any similar choices, or even similar reasons for our choices.  This article will cover the shows starting in September.  I will cover the shows starting in October in a future article. More

The Redemption of Tim Drake

The most misused character of the DC’s New 52 was Tim Drake. He went from being a worthy successor to the Bat Cowl, and having his own series, to being kind of a side note in the Teen Titans comics. This has all changed for the better in two different comics that came out last week. We have Teens Titans #23 and Batman: Detective Comics #939. Both were released on August 24th. Let’s start with Teen Titans #23.

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We Be Geeks 185: Segue-Off The Rails Again

This week on We Be Geeks the whole team is back together again and really going off the rails this episode. Stranger Things was renewed for a second season, and all is right with the world. The first season left us with so many questions, that hopefully most of them will be answered with the new season. While the date is still TBA, we know it will be in 2017 sometime. Supergirl is introducing Metallo in season 2 which should make for a good story. We already know Superman is making an appearance, but we don’t know for how long. Marvel is currently trying to get a New Warriors show off the ground and one is centered around Squirrel Girl. With the popularity of the comic book series, it’s easy to see how this show should attract a huge audience. Zombieland is returning for a sequel. Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are back to do the sequel, after adding Deadpool to their resume. Last topic, 15 Superhero shows you forgot about. To be honest, I didn’t even know about some of these shows. It’s a pretty cool list and the team have a fun time discussing it.

We Be Geeks 184: The Dark Justice Gambit

We start off the show with a brief, but lively discussion about the actor Mathew McCanaughey, don’t ask.  After that, we move to some Star Wars news, where we discuss the casting of Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Han Solo film.  We also discuss an article describing some of the meanings behind the title of the next Star Wars film, Rogue One, and then talk about Chewbacca and R2-D2 as well.

Next up, we discuss director Doug Liman leaving the Gambit movie and moving on to direct the future Justice League Dark movie, which leads into talk of the Justice League Dark comic book More

Big Blockbuster Boredom

In the latter days of 2015, I remember looking at the list of movies coming out in 2016 and thinking, “next year is going to be an amazing year for movies.  There is so much good stuff coming out.”  Now, here it is, the middle of August in 2016, and I find myself wondering what happened to all those movies I was excited about?  Did I kid myself into thinking there was a ton of great movies coming out?  I don’t think I was fooling myself, I seem to recall actually believing that this year would be full of nonstop excitement when looking ahead to the crop of blockbusters coming out this year.  And yet, here I am, just over halfway through the year in the aftermath of the summer movie season, feeling somewhat let down and disappointed overall.  It’s not that the movies this year were bad per se, with one or two exceptions, rather, it is that most of the movies this year turned out to be just…..average, pedestrian, formulaic, uninspired, etc.

Let’s take a look back at the once promising list and see if we can figure out just where things went wrong. More