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Your Quarters Worth

American Gods

A 5280 Geek Book Review

By John Andreula


I can say forthright that I’ve read some really good books over the past few years. There have even been a few that separate themselves from the others enough that they enter into the stratosphere of literary greatness.

American Gods is one of those books. Continue reading “Your Quarters Worth”

Meat and Potatoes

cap marvel

The first Epic. Popcorn flick of the year is here, “Captain Marvel” is the new Franchise from Marvel Studios. While “Captain Marvel” is the first female lead in a Marvel movie, the character Captain Marvel is really a fourth-tier character that has never commanded much attention in the comics. So, my review will be based solely on how it measures up to the *Marvel Movies* that have had so much success. They definitely have a formula.

*The MEAT* The story is *Okay* it works on most levels but does not live up to the usual Marvel storytelling or humor that we are accustomed too.

*The POTATOES* Academy award winning actress, Brie Larson does a good job as the hero Captain Marvel and Jude Law is always good. But Samuel Jackson’s portrayal of Nick Fury was disappointing. Not saying Jackson did a bad acting job, just saying this was not the Nick Fury we are used to. For that reason alone, I give it a *Okay* grade.

*The Verdict*” Captain Marvel” is an *Okay* movie, but I just can’t help but feel like it was missing something and that maybe they tried too hard making it, rushing to get it out. Judging “Captain Marvel” next to all the other Marvel cinematic Universe movies, I would put it at the bottom right above Thor 2 and Iron Man 3. Save your money for “Endgame” something tells me you’re going to want to see it multiple times.

Classic Rock Wednesday

“Here’s a Little Song I Wrote”
#CLRW Listener here, it only seems fitting with my stand out videos for the 80’s that I bring this up just after the artist celebrated his 69th birthday. The song itself simple and fun with a message that took the public by storm. In a world before the internet to have this catch on so quick is encouraging. The video to this day makes me smile just watching the reactions and facial expressions of Bobby, Bill Irwin, and legend Robin Williams (Who of course steals the show).
Bobby McFerrin was 32 when his first album hit in 1982, with a style that you simply can not put a label on. His range and talent are incredible ranging from Jazz, Reggae, and even performing a cappella version or the William Tell Overture. The man has crazy skills. This weeks Classic Rock Wednesday I give you the song that forever put him in the hearts of people around the world with four simple words. I give you Don’t Worry Be Happy and Happy Birthday Bobby. #ClassicRock #BobbyMcFerrin #Dontworrybehappy #TheListener #5280Geek   

Smurfs High Five

#NewComicsDay has blown in once again. If you are here in Colorado you might want to get in the shop early before snowmageddon hits. Here are Smurfs High Five for this week, guaranteed to keep you entertained. Sponsored by All C’s Collectibles.

 

maxx 100Maxx 100 Page Giant> Sam Kieth’s The Maxx is one of the quirkiest characters ever conceived in comics. Beautiful, touching stories, crafted by one of our most innovative storytellers, this oversized book culls together a sampling from throughout The Maxx’s run, offering a perfect place to get reacquainted with an old friend or an excellent chance to delve into a world like no other for the first time! (S) Sam Keith (A/CA) Sam Kieth

Smurfs Take> I am surprised that over the Years we haven’t seen as much of the Maxx as I would have liked. The character is great and so odd. The TV show was fantastic and would love to see it return. The way the character story and art all mesh together makes it one of the most perfect books on the stand.

Grim Knight 1Batman Who Laughs the Grim Knight #1> Ripped from Batman’s greatest nightmares, the Grim Knight is his world’s most dangerous vigilante, unafraid to use any weapon and go to any lengths to stop those whom he deems worthy of death. Trained with the finest arsenal Wayne money can buy, learn the secret origin of the second-deadliest Batman, hand selected by the Batman Who Laughs to bring his dark plans to fruition. This one-shot has a big 28-page story! (S) Scott Snyder, James TynionIV (A) Eduardo Risso (CA) Jock

Smurfs Take> Holy Hell! If there is one thing I have learned about these kind of one shots is. It’s going to be one brutal story. Grim Knight is one of those characters I don’t know if I want to have a back story for. Doesn’t mean I wont look.

amazing spiderman 17Amazing Spider-Man #17> “HUNTED” PART 1
We’ve been teasing a huge Kraven story since ASM #1 – and “HUNTED” is here to deliver it! Sergei Kravinoff and his minions have been kidnapping animal-themed characters for months, but they need one more to complete the collection – the Spider. But what does Kraven even want with all of them?! Find out in “HUNTED”! (S) Nick Spencer (A/CA) Humberto Ramos

Smurfs Take> It has all been hinted at and it is here. Kraven! I am all excited and worried at once. Nick’s track record for me isn’t that great and maybe this is a shot at redemption but as I said before is it a story we need.   

 

superman 9Superman #9> The secrets of the house of El are revealed as the Unity Saga continues! Traveling through space, young Jon Kent has faced everything the universe could throw at him, but after an accident sends him and his grandfather Jor-El across dimensions, the new Superboy comes face to face with a terrifyingly evil version of his own father: Ultraman and his horrible version of the Justice League, the Crime Syndicate! Find out what happened to Superman’s father and how Jon made it back home from this strange and crime-ridden alternate world. (S) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Brandon Peterson (A/CA) Joe Prado, Ivan Reis

Smurfs Take> You need to be reading this! That is all!

punisher 9Punisher #9> ONE-MAN WAR IN BAGALIA!
Frank’s war on Bagalia gets bloodier! But Zemo’s not going down without a fight. Violence! Chaos! Punishment! We’d say it’s criminal what we’re getting away with, but then Frank might come after us too! (S) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Szymon Kudranski (CA) Greg Smallwood

Weekend Geek Update

#Podcast #WGU we get caught up with the latest #Bracket and baffled by who has advanced. #CaptainMarvel is here and so are we with our spoiler free thoughts. Live action #Gundam announced and Smurf couldn’t be happier with who is writing it and Doom has a new movie with a strange trailer.

Breaking news on #TimeBandits #Arrow and #Orville. #Zoids return with a vengeance after a twelve year hiatus. #Fortnite comes out a winner, cities around the world will be celebrating #Batmans 80th anniversary, #Division2, and Star Wars Galaxy Edge has an opening date at Disney Land. All this and more sponsored by Alamo Drafthouse Littleton Cinema.