Weekend Geek Update

#Podcast #WGU sponsored by Rocky Mountain Con find the group talking about how women find good manners more attractive than looks; yeah right this list needs help and you find out why. Before that the new Pirates is being held hostage, The Doomsday Clock has been changed leaving all DC fans scratching their heads.

DCC has named it’s beer for the 2017 con season and the date for the revel, Wonder Woman Day, Seth McFarlane’s new show (trailer below), and the big sale starting today at Xbox. Oh and Smurf talks about hate mail.

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Weekend Geek Update

#Podcast This week we cover the Guardians of the Galaxy movie and what we loved and what we hope to see in the next few to come.

Blade Runner and the new trailer https://youtu.be/gCcx85zbxz4

How indestructible is Harrison Ford, Star Wars and Indiana Jones 5 release dates. What goes into a scary clown and is the new one for IT going to fit the bill https://youtu.be/fsedSpJ-_a8 ? 

I Am Groot!

Humans have 100 years to get off the planet but we have another theory, the latest Celebrity Milk Carton, and Walking Dead the video game.

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Smurfs High Five

#NewComic Contenders for April 12, 2017

STL046027.jpegSeven to Eternity #5> NEW STORY ARC! Adam Osidis and the Mosak come to a crossroads. The choices they make here will echo throughout the lands of Zhal for all eternity. (S) Rick Remender (A/CA) Jerome Opena, Matt Hollingsworth

Smurfs Take> IT’S BACK!!!!! MY TOP PICK OF LAST YEAR IS BACK!

 

 

 

 

 

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Deadpool Vs. Punisher #1> Frank Castle has an unstoppable will – a powerful drive to punish those who do wrong, rooted in the tragic killing of his family. Wade Wilson has an unstoppable mouth – an unthinking knack for annoying everyone around him, rooted in thinking he’s funny. Both men, however, are among the deadliest on the planet. When they find themselves in disagreement over the criminal known as The Bank, they’re in for one of the most brutal fights of their lives! Can Frank kill Wade over and over without ever dying once himself? Or will Wade bug him until he welcomes death? (S) Fred Van Lente (A) Pere Perez (CA) Declan Shalvey

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Scooby Apocalypse #12> It’s a Dinkley family reunion! Can Velma reconcile with one of her brothers in order to the save the world that they destroyed? Or is someone else to blame for the apocalypse? (S) Keith Giffen, J. M. DeMatteis (A) Dale Eaglesham (CA) Howard Porter

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Weapon X #1> Decades ago, the Weapon X program produced the deadliest mutant killers on the planet. Now, with more research, more funding and more Adamantium at its disposal, the Weapon X program is creating new killers for old targets: Old Man Logan. Sabretooth. Lady Deathstrike. Weapon X isn’t just experimenting on mutants anymore…it’s eradicating them. All of them.  Plus: Deadlier and more shadowy than ever, you won’t believe who’s taken the job as Director of Weapon X! Reuniting X-Men: Phoenix – Endsong creative team GREG PAK (World War Hulk) and GREG LAND (Uncanny X-Men)! (S) Greg Pak (A/CA) Greg Land

Smurfs Take> The last couple Weapon X series have been fantastic and I am optimistic that this will follow suit. It’s rare these days the X-Men are in my top 5 let alone two X-Titles but this one time I would like to have a decent X-Book and if one can deliver I think it will be this one.

 

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Amazing Spider-Man #26> “THE OSBORN IDENTITY” CONTINUES! Silver Sable comes back into Spider-Man’s life – but isn’t she DEAD?! Norman Osborn has worked his way into a position of power in Symkaria, and any incursion by Spider-Man will be seen as an act of war. Will Spider-Man risk international infamy to take down his most dangerous foe? (W) Dan Slott (A) Stuart Immonen (CA) Alex Ross

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X-Men Blue #1> THE ORIGINALS!  Join MARVEL GIRL, CYCLOPS, BEAST, ICEMAN and ANGEL as they reclaim the title of X-MEN. After the world-shaking events of IVX, the original five X-Men are here to bring mutant criminals to justice and restore a heroic sheen to their team. But with a new leader in JEAN GREY and a new mentor in their “arch-frenemy” MAGNETO, will old rivalries and new conflicts tear these heroes apart? (S) Cullen Bunn (A) Jorge Molina, Matteo Buffagni (CA) Arthur Adams

Smurfs Pick

STL039926.jpegGuardians of the Galaxy #19> Brian Michael Bendis’ last issue! It’s all built to this! GROUNDED comes to a conclusion with this double-sized blockbuster as Brian Michael Bendis wraps up his epic run on GUARDIANS!  With the team stuck on Earth and scattered to the winds, could the only thing to bring them together truly be…THANOS? Featuring art by series artist Valerio Schiti and special guest artists to celebrate the end of an era! (S) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Valerio Schiti, Various (CA) Arthur Adams

Smurfs Take>  The End and will the Guardians ever be the same again? I have loved the run the Guardians have been on and sad to see Bendis call it closed. How will it finish? Are all the loose ends going to be pulled together in a nice tight bow? Can we hope the team will get off Earth?

Trade Paperback of the week

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Aquaman TP Vol 2 Black Manta Rising> Aquaman’s investigation into the mysterious Atlantean terrorist attacks on the surface is cut short when Black Manta taps his newfound weapons cache and unleashes an unstoppable weapon upon the undersea kingdom: a relentless behemoth from the deep that lays waste to everything in its path. Collects AQUAMAN #7-15. (S) Dan Abnett (A) Philippe Briones, Scot Eaton, Wayne Faucher, Daniel Henriques (A/CA) Brad Walker, Andrew Hennessy

Statue of the Week

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Designed by STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU  Sculpted by JACK MATHEWS Hawkgirl stands ready for flight, mace at the ready, in the latest DC Cover Girls statue from the mind of renowned artist Stanley “Artgerm” Lau!  Limited Edition of 5,000 Measures Approximately 10.24″ Tall

 

Weekend Geek Update

#Podcast The fantastic duo of Carnivale Risque from this weekends Exxxotica Expo sit in to help enlighten us with the correct shades of gray. It’s an education in love, latex, lace, and the proper way to use scissors.

That’s just the start as the group cover’s The Batgirl movie, Doctor Who being a woman, is it too late for Batman, and Denver Fashion week. Winter is here and it’s going to be a hot one

https://www.podbean.com/media/player/hffpx-6960f8?from=yiiadmin

Smurfs High Five

Contenders for March 29, 2017

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Thanos #5> You can cage Thanos. You can lock Thanos away. But you won’t keep him long. (S) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Mike Deodato

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Dark Knight III Master Race #8> Baal’s Kryptonian army has invaded Themyscira. Wonder Woman and the Amazons will show them why that was a deadly mistake. (S) Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello (A) Klaus Janson, Frank Miller (A/CA) Andy Kubert

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Titans Annual #1> When Dick, Wally, Donna and Garth awaken in an unfamiliar place, they find themselves face-to-face with their mentors: Batman, The Flash, Wonder Woman and Aquaman! Allied together against a common foe, the mentors and protégés must race against the clock to unlock the secret of their current predicament and save the planet from an alien invasion! (S) Dan Abnett (A) Minkyu Jung (CA) Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund

Smurfs Take> Classic clash, sidekicks vs. heroes it’s been awhile since we have seen a good JLA Titans beatdown. The question is…who’s taking the beating? The Annuals from DC so far have been exciting and some great reads that fly off the shelf.

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Mighty Captain Marvel #3> An elusive enemy gets closer to destroying everything Carol and her Alpha Flight have sworn to protect. But is the threat hidden amongst them? Time for the mightiest hero there is to become the fightiest hero there is. (S) Margaret Stohl (A) Ramon Rosanas (CA) Elizabeth Torque

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X-Men Prime #1> RESURRXION BEGINS HERE! In the wake of their war with the Inhumans, the X-MEN are at a crossroads. Where do they go from here? Luckily, one beloved X-Men has the answer to that question: Xavier’s dream comes full circle as KITTY PRYDE returns to the X-Men, ready to lead them in their mission to protect a world that hates and fears them. The next chapter of the X-Men’s saga starts here! (W) Marc Guggenheim (A) Ken Lashley, Leonard Kirk, Ibraim Roberson (CA) Ardian Syaf

Smurfs Take> With the talk about Marvel returning things back for Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, and the rest of the Marvel U I can only hope this is the same for the X-Men and this is where it starts. I said the other day the X-fans are the ones to blame for the current state of the X-Men. What I wouldn’t do for an old school 80’s X-Team and maybe this is it? Maybe a little confusing on who’s who right now and from what time and dimension  

Smurfs Pick

STL035926.jpegJughead the Hunger One Shot> Brand New One-Shot Special! Jughead Jones has always had an insatiable appetite… but what if his hunger came from a sinister place? When a murderous menace is on the prowl, taking the lives of some of the most well-known and esteemed inhabitants of Riverdale, Jughead and his family’s dark legacy comes to light. Join writer Frank Tieri (Wolverine) and artist Michael Walsh (Secret Avengers) for this horrifying one-shot. (S) Frank Tieri (A/CA) Michael Walsh

Smurfs Take> The Archie Horror series was more than a pleasant surprise, and to finally see how the whole story began is thrilling. I know Archie has been this new focus with the show on the CW and the successes of the comic, are we seeing the complete rebirth of a classic character?  

Trade Paperback of the Week

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Saga Vol #7 TP> From the worldwide bestselling team of FIONA STAPLES and BRIAN K. VAUGHAN, “The War for Phang” is an epic, self-contained SAGA event! Finally reunited with her ever-expanding family, Hazel travels to a war-torn comet that Wreath and Landfall have been battling over for ages. New friendships are forged and others are lost forever in this action-packed volume about families, combat, and the refugee experience. (S) Brian K. Vaughan (A) Fiona Staples

Statue of the Week

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DC Universe Green Lantern Artfx Statue>  Green Lantern Statue….Nuf said.

Video of the Week

fantastic-beasts-movie-posters-clips-1200x600.jpgFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them> Seventy years prior to Harry Potter’s class reading an important textbook about the magical world, there exists a secret society of witches and wizards in New York City. An embattled wizard must flee to the city from London, where he has been expelled from Hogwarts. However, he still has some very important people on his side. Some wonder how it is that headmaster Albus Dumbledore still supports him. Against the backdrop of the city, this man discovers how difficult it can be to survive as a magical person in a world of non-magicians

 

Smurfs High Five

#NewComics Top contenders for March 22, 2016

 STL036718.jpgUnworthy Thor #5> The hammer of the Ultimate Thor is finally within reach of Asgard’s fallen son. Is redemption finally at hand?  No matter what happens next, life will never be the same for the Odinson. (S) Jason Aaron (A) Pascal Alixe, Aaron Kim Jacinto (A/CA) Olivier Coipel

Smurfs Take> I have loved this story from issue one despite my fears that the secret behind the whisper is something lame like he left the toilet seat up at Avenger’s mansion. The fact that it’s the Ultimate’s Thor’s hammer at the center of all of this is fantastic. I always though they never used that character to his full potential and loved the hammer design. Now we add Thanos to the mix of an already pissed off Collector can’t wait to get my hands on this!

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Gamora #4> SUNRISE ON DOOMSDAY! As planet Ubliex approaches the black hole’s event horizon, GAMORA is on the cusp of getting the revenge she so desperately seeks…in exchange for making deals with gangsters of questionable intent, who claim they hold the key to escape. Yet as earthquakes, fire tornadoes and anti-gravity bubbles begin to tear Ubliex to pieces, Gamora may find herself forced to choose between her vengeance quest and her own survival. (S) Nicole Perlman (A) Marco Checchetto (CA) Esad Ribic  

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Elektra #2> ELEKTRA COMES OUT TO PLAY! ELEKTRA has tried to lie low, but she finds herself in the crosshairs of a dangerous force in Sin City. A string of clues including high tech weaponry, kidnappings and assassins lead her to a game of chance more deadly than she ever expected. Can she outsmart this mastermind…or is she playing right into his hand? (S) Matt Owens (A) Juan Cabal (CA) Elizabeth Torque

Smurfs Take> Amazing first issue and ecstatic with the time and care they took with the character. Has another waisted Marvel character been saved? Way too earlier to say but there are high hopes.  

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Star Wars Darth Maul #2> A Jedi Padawan has been captured by sinister forces…and Darth Maul is determined to find her?! This early tale of the galaxy’s deadliest Zabrak continues! (S) Cullen Bunn (A) Luke Ross (CA) Rafael Albuquerque

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Shutter #28> “SO FAR BEYOND,” Part Six. END OF STORY ARC. Kate says goodbye. (S) Joe Keatinge (A) Leila Del Duca

Smurfs Pick

STL043081.jpgMagdalena #1> SERIES PREMIERE! The Magdalena has always defended the world from demonic evil, empowered by the blood of Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene in her veins. But when a brush with death leaves her gravely wounded, Patience decides to seek out the next in the bloodline and train her replacement. The replacement, meanwhile, is having enough trouble with finding her purpose even without the whole holy-warrior gig.  These variants will serve to celebrate the careers of women in comics, the strides made throughout comics history made by the women’s movement, and the company’s history of shaking up the status quo. 100% of the proceeds made from these March Women’s History variant covers will be donated to Planned Parenthood. (S) Tini Howard, Ryan Cady (A) Christian DiBari (CA) Roberta Ingrata

Smurfs Take> A character that took a lot long to bring back than I thought. Great idea for a character and story line just never went anywhere with it. Will this be redemption or damnation?

 Hard Cover of the Week

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East of West The Apocalypse Year Two HC> The oversized prestige collection of the Second Year of The Apocalypse. Collects EAST OF WEST #16-29. (S) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Nick Dragotta

Figure of the Week

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Walking Dead Fig Mag #26 Negan>   The definitive The Walking Dead figurine collection, presenting characters from the TV series, in meticulously rendered 1:21 scale.  Each figurine comes with a character booklet.