Weekend Geek Update

#Podcast The #WGU team returns from Colorado Springs Comic Con and Dragon Con and fill us in on what went on. Smurf almost gets kicked out of CSCC, Red gets embarrassed Double A Ron gets a surprise hit for his cosplay.

The latest on Superman, The Joker, and Captain Marvel. Star Wars gets a Doctor, HBO looks for a new series and they hope Watchman is the answer. Wolverine, Buffy The Vampire Slayer one is in one is out.

Luigi get to hunt for more ghosts and another Horsemen rides again but none of us knows who it is. All this and so much as we walk you through the past two weeks on Weekend Geek Update. #GeekNews #Movies #VideoGames #Comics #Marvel #Conlife #5280Geek




Meat and Potatoes


Most of us can relate to meeting the family of our significant other for the first time and the fear of them not liking you or vice versa. Well I guess that’s why there has been a lot of successful comedies with that in mind from “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” to Ben Stiller’s “Meet the Parents” franchise. “Crazy Rich Asians” is the latest movie to take that premise and absolutely run with it and almost perfect it.

*The MEAT* The story is basically “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” meets “Coming to America” set in Singapore. It will keep you engaged and take you on a fun journey while also making you laugh and cry. Let me just say, if you never been to Singapore, this movie will definitely make you put that destination on your bucket list, simply beautiful.

*The POTATOES* The acting was *Very Good* It had a few recognizable actors, but for the most part it was a lot of new enjoyable faces. Michelle Yeoh was great. Nice to see her again.

*The Verdict* “Crazy Rich Asians” pulled off all the right things that make a movie great. And I simply loved this movie. It is a *Perfect Date Movie* and I can see this movie becoming an instant classic and enjoyed over and over for years to come. It’s that good!

#CrazyRichAsains #MovieReview #MeatnTaders #5280Geek

Classic Rock Wednesday

“Stay the Night, I want to spend it with you!”

#CLRW Listener here there are a few videos from the 80’s that have just stuck with me over the years. From bands like A-ha, Genesis, The Police and this band. They are weaved through life’s soundtrack of the 80’s as deeply as Kenny Loggins. But this song in particular with the wild car chase and now border line stalking it could never be made today. In the oddest game of hard to get it never really made sence to me at the time. Did she steal the car? Did she want him to follower her? The outlandish style of the 80’s to be sure, the song only reaching number 16 on the charts but memorable video for me here is your Classic Rock Wednesday Stay the Night. #Chicago #Staythenight #ClassicRock  #5280Geek #TheListener   


Smurfs High Five

A decent week, not too many titles that you feel overloaded or too little that you find yourself looking to pick up something so your stack isn’t so light (or am I the only one that does that). There is lots to choose from and noteworthy titles like Domino, Plasticman, FF, and the return of Iceman should also get a look. Lots for everyone but don’t wait to hit your local shop here is Smurfs High Five.

infinity wars 3Infinity Wars #3> WHO ARE THE INFINITY WARPS?
With Requiem tearing through the Marvel Universe, Loki whispering around its fringes and a new threat looming to devour everything, the very fabric of reality warps around the heroes of Earth… and the only way through winds through infinity itself! (S) Gerry Duggan (A/CA) Mike Deodato






journey mystery 1Journey into Mystery Birth of Krakoa #1> As World War II draws to a close, Sergeant Fury and his Howling Commandos face a mission unlike any other they’ve ever tackled… and a menace that will haunt them forever! (S) Dennis Hopeless (A) Djibril Morissette-Phan (CA) Greg Smallwood

Smurfs Take> Funny; I was having a conversation the other day about old war comics. I know how difficult a title like this can be because they always want the characters to team up. I miss just a good story with the feel of an old WWII/Sci-Fi mashup. The perfect mix of nostalgia and mystery to pull the reader in, looks like I am about to have my wish.


superman #3SuperMan #3> Guest-starring the Justice League! Locked inside the Phantom Zone, the Earth stands poisoned and its heroes lie dying, with no idea how to escape the deadly Kryptonian trap. But an even deadlier threat invades as Rogol Zaar teams with those who have been imprisoned inside the Phantom Zone to use Earth to escape, not caring if they destroy the planet to do it. (S) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Joe Prado, Ivan Reis

Smurfs Take> I am not a Superman fan. There have been some good runs, stories that I have really enjoyed but it is not a title that I look to pick up every month and usually skip past. That has not been the case for this one. So far this has been a great read, Prado’s art has been on point and I am completely entertained. Maybe this book is hitting me at the right time. Maye the perfect union of art and story returning to the basics. What ever it is I’m in.

Vader #21Star Wars Darth Vader #21> “FORTRESS VADER,” PART 3
DARTH VADER returns to the place of his birth as he seeks the path to his destiny. Echoes from the past reach out to him – both from his own, and from the dark history of the SITH. (S) Charles Soule (CA) Elia Bonetti (A/CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli






CemetaryBeach_01-1Cemetery Beach #1> From the creators of the acclaimed TREES graphic novels, which are currently being adapted for television, comes something completely different. A professional pathfinder, his only ally a disaffected young murderess, breaks out of a torture cell in pursuit of his worst extraction scenario ever: escaping on foot across a sprawling and secret off-world colony established a hundred years ago and filled with generations of lunatics. WARREN ELLIS & JASON HOWARD ignite a high-speed new action serial. (S) Warren Ellis (A) Jason Howard

Smurfs Take> I love Ellis story telling. I am never sure what I am going to get or in store for but I do know at the end I have an emotional response.

#NewComicsDay #Marvel #DC #Image #Comics #SmurfsTake #5280Geek #SmurfsHighFive

Geek Down


In the wake of the most terrible tragedy in modern US history Marvel comics, by way of Spider-Man #36, gave their readers a much needed response to the horrors, which had occurred only weeks earlier, from The Worlds Mightiest Super Heroes. As emotional as it is poignant, masters at their respective crafts; J. Michael Straczynski and John Romita Jr., delivered a gripping heart felt narrative full of introspection and hope in one of our nations darkest days. In a world of short form media and content consumption, This book, to me, has always stood as a reminder of what comic books and other long form media can accomplish. As it has done over its entire existence, through the voice of a native New Yorker. Marvel was able to bring the messages of hope and compassion to the forefront of our collective psyche in a time that many of us were consumed by fear and anger giving people my age a comprehensible explanation for the madness we had experienced in weeks previous. America began to rebuild; the fear began to subside and for kids like me Spider-Man #36 helped to begin that process. So, in memory of the events of September 11th 2001 with the help of our friends at Uncanny Nerd we present to you The Amazing Spider-Man #36.

In remembrance of 9/11

Posted by Uncanny Nerd on Sunday, September 11, 2016

#September11 #MarvelComics #Spiderman #Alwaysremember #ZachsTake #5280Geek