Weekend Geek Update

#Podcast #WGU updates on the current bracket and the Masked Singer as we get into the deep cuts this week. Rumors about American God’s and the new Link remake game. Then it’s off to the movies with news on Kung Fu Hustle 2, Masters of the Universe. The end for a Joker and Red fills us in on a few YA novels getting films.

Umbrella Academy is finally here and we have our initial reactions along with thoughts on Doom Patrol. Good Omens adds a villain, Hello Kitty is coming, and the final fate for the Marvel TV shows. All of this and so much more all sponsored by the Alamo Drafthouse Little Cinema Table top game night.  

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Moment of Geek

I don’t know about you but I can see this becoming more of a thing. The DBZ made me laugh but the Silver Surfer is fantastic! Here is you moment of Geek. #Skateboard #ElectricSkateboard #Cosplay #golem13 #MomentofGeek #5280Geek

Your Quarters Worth

Balancing Being a Nerd and Staying Fit

by John Andreula

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Balancing being the nerd I am and staying fit and healthy is challenging.

Both take time and effort.

Fitness and good health require discipline. They both entail me having to say no to things I love and enjoy while inversely having to do things that are uncomfortable and occasionally painful to achieve my goals.

I do these things knowing they are what is needed to live life to its fullest potential, for as long as possible.

On the other side of the coin, being a nerd, geek, or dork is quite consuming as well. I love binging on books, anime, television series, and video games. They require an abundance of my time and my complete attention.

However, these extended spells of hedonistic indulgence leave me pondering, “What have I done?” afterwards.

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Meat and Potatoes

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“Lego Movie 2”, the long-awaited sequel to the first Lego movie is here. I loved the fist one with all the innuendo humor and countless cameos it had with a look inside a boy’s imagination, it was a Blast! And of course, “Lego Batman” kicked the Lego franchise up another notch. So, what the heck happened to “Lego Movie 2”?

*The MEAT* The story was fast paced, and very rushed, quite frankly it was all over the place. I get what they were trying to do, but it was not executed well at all. Story is best described as *What was That? *

*The POTATOES* Will Arnett voices Batman again just perfectly. That was the only stand out performance that I liked and wanted more of. And the animation was not as good as the previous movies, seemed like a *Lower Quality* production all around

*The Verdict* Compared to the first “Lego Movie” and especially the “Lego Batman Movie”, this “Lego Movie 2” just does not come close to being as good. There wasn’t as many surprise cameos and clever jokes as the previous movies. Therefore, I cannot recommend seeing this on the big screen, it is a *Disappointment* to say the least. Save your money.

Classic Rock Wednesday

“Hold on to the Feeling”

#CLRW Being known around the world as The Listener I have heard some heart breaking stories. I have heard tales of undying love and overcoming great obstacles of time and distance.  There is one song that I believe is the living embodiment of this. That no matter what love overcomes, it can conquer all. And I know you might be thinking that isn’t true. You, like so many are a skeptic.

Sometimes you just have to take things on faith. And other times you just have to stop and listen. Some times it’s looking you in the eye and you look right through it. It’s a long road and no one knows it better than Journey. Never give up on love or romance or the thought of someday. And if you are lucky and there is someone, then be the best someone you can for them. Be their everything…and never stop believing.

Smurfs High Five

Nothing says “I Love You” like comics? No forget that, card for them and comics for you. Smurf is here to help you pick out something nice for yourself with his top 5 plus 1. Sponsored by All C’s Collectibles who is here to help with a 10% discount for just mentioning this.

avengers road 1Avengers No Road Home #1> The team that brought you AVENGERS: NO SURRENDER REUNITES for an all-new weekly AVENGERS adventure!
Night has fallen across the universe. Now seven Avengers – and one new addition – journey forth to bring back the light. But when the threat they face has destroyed even the gods…will anyone make it home? LEGACY #708 (S) Al Ewing, Jim Zub, Mark Waid (A) Paco Medina (CA) Yasmine Putri
Smurfs Take> Going back to a weekly format for this title is a great idea. To keep the momentum of the story and the reader engaged. I like having a fresh story every week when done well an it does help when the story starts to get as involved as the last one. You tend to forget things after a full month and a sea of other titles.

sword conan 1Savage Sword of Conan #1> THE ANCIENT CULT OF KOGA THUN. A MYSTICAL TREASURE.
AND THE ONLY MAN WHO CAN SAVE THE HYBORIAN AGE!
Adrift at sea. No food. No weapons. Death surely awaits him. But the lionhearted CONAN is not so easily subdued, by Crom! When Conan finds himself captured, he unleashes his might on an unsuspecting pirate crew…one whose dark secrets will plunge Conan on the trail of an ancient treasure that may prove to be his undoing!
An all-new age of SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN begins with a five-part tale of swords and sorcery by Gerry Duggan (DEADPOOL, INFINITY WARS) and illustrated by legendary artist Ron Garney (DAREDEVIL, THOR: GOD OF THUNDER) with covers by the incomparable Alex Ross, and breathtaking variant covers by Garney, Rahzzah, comics legend George Perez, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman!
Welcome to the deadly Hyborian Age-hope you survive the experience! (S) Gerry Duggan (A) Ron Garney (CA) Alex Ross
Smurfs Take> Is there such a thing as too much Conan? Nah. I mean I would have waited to get a little further into the regular Conan title but that’s just me. My fear is other people may not think the same and this get lost in shelf.

marvels 1Marvels Annotated #1> Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the series that changed the way we look at super heroes, the landmark MARVELS is back! In the year 1939, young photojournalist Phil Sheldon attends the sensational unveiling of the fiery android Human Torch – little knowing he is witnessing the dawn of the Age of Marvels! Prepare to relive Marvel’s Golden Age from a whole new point of view as Phil covers the superhuman sightings of the 1930s and 1940s – from the terror caused by the Human Torch’s epic clash with the Sub-Mariner to the patriotism stirred by the debut of Captain America and more! Packed with extras and completely remastered, you don’t want to miss this unique look back at the MARVELS phenomenon! Collecting MARVELS #0-1. (S) Alex Ross, Kurt Busiek (A/CA) Alex Ross
Smurfs Take> There was nothing like this when it came out. The art, story, and approach was brilliant. This is a must read for all comic fans.

superman 8Superman #8> The epic secrets of Superman continue to unfold! A few months in space with his paternal grandfather Jor-El changed Jon Kent forever. With Jon now seeking help from his father, the Man of Steel must learn about the war his son and father fought together and set right the wrongs his father may have unleashed on other worlds. See what changed Superboy in such radical ways as the Unity Saga continues. (S) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Brandon Peterson (A/CA) Joe Prado, Ivan Reis
Smurfs Take> I don’t know how much further they can continue to push this. It’s been a fantastic story and just when I think it can’t go any higher Bendis stacks another level on. This is the Superman we have been wanting for years.

 

flash 64Flash #64> “THE PRICE” part two! The two greatest detectives in the DC Universe take on the one cold case that will tear them apart!
As chief architect of the Sanctuary program that cost so much for so many, especially Wally West, Batman will be held accountable…by the Flash!
A cold case from the Justice League’s past has mysteriously re-opened, and Batman and the Flash-the only two heroes who stand a chance of cracking the case-are at each other’s throats! Our heroes must combat a demon from the past while burying their own inner demons in the process…and neither the World’s Greatest Detective nor the Fastest Man Alive will ever be the same again! But who is really pulling the strings here? And how does Gotham Girl fit into all this? Friendships will be tested and blood will be spilled in this titanic crossover event… (S) Joshua Williamson (A) Rafael Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona (CA) Chris Burnham
Smurfs Take> I enjoyed the first part of the story but there is a reason these two don’t team up too often. I like the idea and so far so good but I think the better contrast is with Superman rather than the Flash. Love the mystery however so I will keep coming back.

wonder twins 1Wonder Twins #1> Exiled from their home planet, alien heroes Zan and Jayna must navigate life as teens on Earth at South Metropolis High School, where they’re even bigger outsiders than the typical awkward young adults. Under the watchful eye of Superman, the brother and sister pull monitor duty at the Hall of Justice as interns, while also trying to overcome the pitfalls of Zan’s brash confidence and Jayna’s shy but streetwise persona. If you think you know the Wonder Twins, think again-this book takes the form of the unexpected. (S) Mark Russell (A/CA) Stephen Byrne
Smurfs Take> Wait what? I really don’t know how to feel about this. I want to look away while sticking my nose in the air. Then the other side of they did what is too compelling not to peek and see what it’s all about. The last few years being more of a joke then viable characters has me laughing and scratching my head all at once.

Weekend Geek Update

#Podcast #WGU sponsored by Alamo Draft House Littleton Cinema the crew this week cover thoughts on #TheMaskedSinger and what should be the rage of all baking shows. Disney may have made the biggest mistake ever by letting us see Will Smith in the latest Aladdin trailer. Chris Pratt as Batman and we may finally  get King Conan?

Are we seeing the beginning of the end for the Walking Dead? Howard the Duck is coming, Mad Max, and some very obscure Marvel characters. Red wants cookies, Smurf talks about beer and Thao eats. So many things going on this week it’s hard to keep track.