Comics, DC Comics, Film, Review

The Ultimate Sin: A “Suicide Squad” Review

7 Aug , 2016  

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Way back in 1987, I walked into a tiny newsstand in a tiny town and made my way back to the comic book section.  Sitting there, huddling amidst the typically color-saturated and dynamic covers of the other books, was this image of eight morally-ambiguous characters emerging from inky blackness, surrounding a promise writ in yellow caps […]

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Comics, DC Comics, Image Comics, Marvel

My Gods Wear Tights

3 Aug , 2016  

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Every week, usually on Wednesday, sometime between leaving work and going to bed, I watch, spellbound, as my gods save the world. It’s my holy day.  Wednesday.  My Sabbath.  And nary a week goes by that I don’t remember it.  It’s a sacrosanct ritual, complete with a pilgrimage, a feast, and a bit of sacrifice.  […]

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Comics, DC Comics, Film, Marvel

This Doesn’t Work Both Ways (Part 2)

20 Jul , 2016  

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Back in the 80s (Did I really just sound like an old man?), I fell headlong into comics in a big way.  My favorites out of the gate included Omega Men, Swamp Thing, Hellblazer, and Sandman.  Offbeat books, to be sure.  But to this day, I consider each to have provided some of the greatest […]

Commentary, DC Comics, Marvel

This Doesn’t Work Both Ways (Part 1)

18 Jul , 2016  

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It’s time for a paradigm shift. My partner and I started One Geek World with only a vague idea: We wanted an outlet to talk about all of the things that we love, from movies to television to toys to comic books. But especially comic books. Comic books, to us, were the root of it […]

DC Comics, Review

Green Arrow: Rebirth #1

12 Jun , 2016  

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Not everything’s going well for Oliver Queen. Sure, he’s got his billions.  And he’s back in Seattle.  But his highly conservative date at a fine dining establishment has just walked out on him, coldly muttering, “Fascist pig” under her breath.  And he has a terrible beard. Even in the face of those first-world problems, he’s […]

DC Comics, Review

Wonder Woman: Rebirth #1

11 Jun , 2016  

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Of the Rebirth one-shots to be released by DC thus far, Wonder Woman: Rebirth #1 is arguably the most succinct. The entire issue focuses upon Wonder Woman’s notion that something is wrong.  She has conflicting memories.  Two origins, one laid atop another, entertained to such an extent that she has no real understanding of which history […]

Commentary, DC Comics, Television

This Ain’t Your Daddy’s “Preacher.” And Yet…

10 Jun , 2016  

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The entire staff of OGW is made up of massive fans of Ennis and Dillon’s existentialist epic, “Preacher.” The announcement trailer for the AMC show based on the graphic novel rendered half of the staff incapable of properly performing their duties. Anticipation was high, as were hopes.

DC Comics, Review

Green Lanterns: Rebirth #1

7 Jun , 2016  

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Opening the functional cover of this book reveals a splash page of a multi-hued cosmos overlaid with some lengthy narration.  The narrative is bound in boxes trimmed in an angry red, which will look familiar to GL fans, particularly those who walked with the rest of us through Blackest Night and Brightest Day.  But more on […]

DC Comics

Superman: Rebirth #1 – Jumping on point?

4 Jun , 2016  

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“I know it’s confusing, but I am Superman, just not the one you know and care about.” – Superman