Film, Marvel

Marvel Casts Captain Marvel

8 Aug , 2016  

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The name of Captain Marvel has been held by a varying cast of characters which transcends an admirable range of cultures.  Male and female, black and white, human and alien, gay and hetero — the title could arguably be regarded as the most culturally diverse in the comic book medium. Currently in the comics, Marvel’s eponymous title is born […]

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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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Film, Horror

Throwback Thursday: Ghostbusters

4 Aug , 2016  

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I flew 2000 miles to see the new Ghostbusters movie. It’s true.  And what will make that revelation more surprising to some of you is that I’d already seen it.  Yeah.  It was a second viewing.  I knew what I was getting into.  That’s why I did it. Bear with me…     Back in 1984, when Ghostbusters […]

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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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Novels

TBT: Paperback Covers of the 70s and 80s

28 Jul , 2016  

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This morning when I woke and ignited my iPhone, I was greeted by this post from Neil Gaiman, in which he describes the process by which he was able to convince renowned fantasy artist Robert McGinnis to illustrate upcoming paperback reprints of Gaiman’s most popular works. Gaiman writes eloquently about the magical qualities inherent in […]

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Marvel, Television

The Defenders!

21 Jul , 2016   Video

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“Come, as you are, as you were, as I want you to be…”

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Commentary, Film, Marvel

Throwback Thursday: Avengers: Age of Ultron

21 Jul , 2016  

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Now, I know what you’re thinking.  Does “Avengers: Age of Ultron” actually qualify for a Throwback Thursday post?  It’s practically brand new!  It wouldn’t take a great deal of effort to throw something back to a year ago. Bear with me. In “Captain America: The First Avenger,” when Steve Rogers is being unknowingly interviewed for participation […]

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Star Wars, Television

Star Wars Rebels Season 3 Trailer!

20 Jul , 2016   Video

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Watch the Season 3 trailer of Star Wars Rebels with us over and over and over again!

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 […]