Weekend Geek Update

#Podcast #WGU Smurf opens the show talking about the sexiest trailer of the year. Not Ghost in the Shell but the group covers that as well and the plans the studio has for it overseas.

Doctor Who trailer and premier date, Barrowman turns 50, Star Wars and Smurf unable to remember anyone’s name.

Evil Dead3 season (yes Lee Majors is back), American Gods, and is there any hope for Iron Fist in a couple weeks on Netflix

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Weekend Geek Update

#Podcast #WGU The crew is back this week to catch you up of what happened at Galaxy Fest and the situation Smurf got himself into…Never grab another man’s hose!

We for the first time come to #Disney’s defense and applaud them sticking to their guns for Beauty and the Beast plus Star vs. Forces of Evil.

#Magneto agent of Hydra? Ryan Reynolds Hugh Jackman bromance underway? Doctor Who vs. Cybermen 1966?    

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#Podcast #WGU this week get caught up on Smurfs NY trip

News flash, we all have nipples and what its means to you now that Playboy is back to putting nude pictures in the magazine.

We come to the conclusion that Disney will rule the Earth, Aflack vs. Batman, and Lindsay Lohan wants to play the Little Mermaid.

Terry Crews wanting to be part of Overwatch as the new character is about to be released…The question is which one.

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Smurfs High Five

#Newcomic

Contenders for February 15, 2016

God Country #2God Country #2> As Emmett Quinlan attempts to rebuild his family and his home after the devastating tornado that broke them, something otherworldly screams through the sky under a banner of WAR. The GODS have come to Texas—and they do not intend to leave it empty handed…(S) Danny Cates (A) Geoff Shaw, Jason Wordie, John J. Hill

Smurfs Take> The first blew off the shelves and there is a reason for that besides it being an Image book. Where is this story going; is anyone’s guess but the God’s have come home to Earth and they are not happy!

 

 

 

Gamora #3> ON THE DOOMED PLANET UBLIEX, ESCAPE IS IMPOSSIBLE! While the planet literally breaks apart around her, GAMORA searches for her prey, determined to get her revenge against the BADOON – even if it’s the last thing she does! But on Ubliex, where adventure and criminals wait around every corner, Gamora might find more than she ever imagined…a truth so astounding that it will rock Gamora to her very core. (S) Nicole Perlman (A) Marco Checchetto (CA) Esad Ribic

Wild Storm #1> A troubled woman, barred by her employer from continuing her research, walks miserably through New York City. It takes her a moment to notice that everybody else is looking up. A man has been thrown from the upper floor of the Halo skyscraper.  And that woman-Angela Spica, sick from the transhuman implants she’s buried in her own body-is the only person who can save him.  What she doesn’t know is that the act of saving that one man will tip over a vast and secret house of cards that encloses the entire world, if not the inner solar system. This is how the Wild Storm begins, and it may destroy covert power structures, secret space programs and even all of human history. New York Times best-selling writer Warren Ellis (TRANSMETROPOLITAN, RED, PLANETARY) returns to DC to curate Jim Lee’s WildStorm world, with this debut issue resetting the WildStorm universe with new iterations of Grifter, Voodoo, the Engineer, Jenny Sparks and others. “I couldn’t be more excited to see these characters that are so near and dear to me reintroduced under the guiding hand of Warren Ellis. WildStorm represents an incredibly fun and exciting period in my career, and I can’t wait to see what Warren and Jon have in store for fans in February.”-Jim Lee, DC Comics Co-Publisher (S) Warren Ellis (A/CA) Jon Davis-Hunt

Batwoman #1> The newest chapter of Batwoman’s life begins here! Monster Venom is the hottest new bioweapon on the market…and to break up the syndicate spreading it around the world, Batwoman’s going to have to return to the place where she spent some of her darkest hours! Learn where Batwoman comes from, and where she’s going, in this one-shot prologue to the first big Batwoman epic, “The Many Arms Of Death”! (S) Marguerite Bennett, James TynionIV (A) Ben Oliver (A/CA) Steve Epting

Doctor Strange #17> In the epic “Last Days of Magic,” MR. MISERY helped Doctor Strange defeat the Empirikul. But don’t misunderstand, Misery is no hero, and he aims to show Strange the meaning of his name. (S) Jason Aaron (A) Frazer Irving (CA) Kevin Nowlan

Smurfs Pick

Venom #4> Venom’s back and badder than ever! But people are starting to take notice, including Mac Gargan, who’s suited up as the SCORPION for the first time in years! Also featuring another WEB-SLINGING, WALL-CRAWLING, SPIDER-SENSE-ATIONAL GUEST STAR! (S) Mike Costa (A/CA) Gerardo Sandoval

Smurfs Take> When this title first started a few months ago, I went on record saying I felt bad for things had gone for the character and just wish they could find something to do with him. Well my prayers have been heard and answered to an extent; the story is compelling and I love the dynamic between Venom and the host. They are at odds with Venom resisting and trying to do what’s right. Granted it’s only been three issues so far with some decent ground work laid and rumor has it Eddie is in the very foreseeable future. This book is on the rise for sure and at long last we may finally see the redemption of Venom.  

 

Trade Paperback of the Week

Seven to Eternity TP Vol #1> The God of Whispers has spread an omnipresent paranoia to every corner of the kingdom of Zhal; his spies hide in every hall spreading mistrust and fear. Adam Osidis, a dying knight from a disgraced house, must choose between joining a hopeless band of magic users in their desperate bid to free their world of the evil God, or accepting his promise to give Adam everything his heart desires. Writer RICK REMENDER reteams with collaborators JEROME OPEÑA (Uncanny X-Force, Fear Agent) and MATT HOLLINGSWORTH (TOKYO GHOST, WYTCHES) to take you on a hard road through the strange fantasy world of Zhal. All men have surrendered their freedom for fear, and now one last free man must choose. Collects SEVEN TO ETERNITY #1-4. (S) Rick Remender (A/CA) Jerome Opena

Smurfs Take> If you missed me raving about this surprise hit from last year now is your chance to get all four issues with number one almost nonexistent now I highly recommend this series and now is your chance to get all caught up.   

Statue of the Week

DC Bombshells Katana Statue> Designed by ANT LUCIA  Sculpted by JACK MATHEWS Katana, one of the Suicide Squad’s most fascinating heroes, is reimagined in this fantastically detailed new Bombshells statue. Attired in a stylized, fanciful costume, this 1:8 scale statue stands ready to take on any foe who dares to cross her path.  Limited Edition of 5,000 Measures Approximately 10.8″ Tall with base

Smurfs Take> So in love with this series, each one has been amazing and continue to astonish me with the detail and feel. All of the line sitting together is a sight to behold.

Weekend Geek Update Spotlight

#Podcast Award winning local author Sue Duff talks about her new book in the Stack A Deck series. She expands on what drives her character development along with the freedom behind self-publishing.  Be sure to check out her release party this Wednesday February 15  at the Tattered Cover bookstore, in the Aspen Grove shopping center starting at 7pm

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Weekend Geek Update

#Podcast #WGU this week talks about the #Superbowl commercials, mostly how much #JohnMalkovich rules and not my Super Bowl Champions. The battle about to happen at the theater this weekend between #Lego #Batman #50Shades and #JohnWick. Valentines day, what hope do geeks have when the Muggles can’t even get it right? Samurai Jack season 5 trailer  https://youtu.be/VSrv_n4tw7w  New X-men Cartoon vs. The New Duck Tails one and so much more

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Smurfs High Five

#Newcomic

Contenders for February 1, 2017

Star Wars Darth Maul #1> Bred on hate, fear, and anger…steeped in the ways of darkness…and trained to kill. Darth Maul’s time as apprentice to Darth Sidious has long been cloaked in shadows, but at last we will reveal his tale of revenge. From writer Cullen Bunn (DEADPOOL KILLS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE, WOLVERINE) and artist Luke Ross (STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, HERCULES) comes a tale of rage unleashed as Darth Maul prepares for his first encounter with the Jedi. (S) Cullen Bunn (A) Luke Ross (CA) Rod Reis

Smurfs Take> One of the most waisted characters in the Star Wars universe who had real potential but was cut short. Now Marvel is going to take a shot at his past, and I wonder how this will compare to the Dark Horse run. I pray this is not a letdown, I want this to be really  really good and with the loss of the Vader title could use a good Syth fix.

Batman #16> “I Am Bane” part one! Bane is coming for Batman. Bruce must keep those he loves safe for five days in order to save Gotham Girl once and for all. But Bane will stop at nothing, and no one is safe. (S) Tom King (A/CA) David Finch

Justice League #14> “REGROUP”! Broken, battered and pinned down by a new alien threat, the Justice League is forced to confront long-simmering tensions between teammates before they can save the world. Grievances are aired and secrets are revealed in this special issue written and drawn by Bryan Hitch. (S) Bryan Hitch (A) Daniel Henriques (A/CA) Bryan Hitch

Nightwing #14> “BLUDHAVEN” finale! The psychopath who’s been carrying out the killings in Blüdhaven has placed the blame on Nightwing! Now Dick Grayson must apprehend this maniac to stop the murders and to convince Blüdhaven he’s not a villain. (S) Tim Seeley (A/CA) Marcus To

Green Lanterns #16> “DARKEST KNIGHT” part one! It’s the Dark Knight/Emerald Knights team up you’ve been waiting for! Simon and Jessica travel to Gotham City to help Batman with a mystery even he can’t solve! People all across the city have been gripped with fear. Is it Scarecrow? Is it the Sinestro Corps? Can these Justice League teammates work together to solve the mystery? (S) Sam Humphries (A) Neil Edwards (CA) James Harren

Smurfs Pick

The Walking Dead #163Walking Dead #163> NEW STORY ARC “CONQUERED” In the aftermath of The Whisperer War: ALL IS LOST. ALSO, HOLY CRAP! THIS ISSUE IS 25¢ CENTS TO CELEBRATE THE 25th ANNIVERSARY OF IMAGE COMICS! (S) Robert Kirkman (A) Charlie Adlard

Smurfs Take> OK, I really didn’t see the end of the war going like that. Maybe there is still a chance to come out of this? Ahhh who am I kidding, this is the most amazing mega herd ever and this will be epic!  

 

 

 

 

Hard Cover of the Week

 

Wolverine Old Man Logan HC New Printing> A future world savaged and sundered by super villains, the United States ain’t what it used to be. In California, now a wasteland controlled by the evil Hulk Gang, the former Wolverine seeks to live in peace. He’s retired, finally free from the violence of his former existence as an X-Man, and he wants to keep it that way. If only they’d let him. Now, Logan and an aged, blind Hawkeye are forced into a cross-country jaunt through villain-ruled lands, on a collision course with the worst of them all! Can Old Man Logan maintain his pacifist vow and make his last stand without doing what he does best? Mark Millar and Steve McNiven unite for a riotous romp through a future world of death, despair and dynamic action! Collecting WOLVERINE (2003) #66-72 and WOLVERINE: OLD MAN LOGAN GIANT-SIZE. (W) Mark Millar (A/CA) Steve McNiven

Smurfs Take> Must have for any collector and with the film right around the corner see what inspired the final installment. One of the best Wolverine stories of all time holding a close second to Frank Millers first limited series of the character.

Statue of the Week

Marvel Gallery Jessica Jones PVC Figure> A Diamond Select Toys Release! Before she was a hard-boiled detective and the star of her own TV show, Jessica Jones was Jewel, an up-and-coming superhero, part-time Avenger and full-time fashion plate! This 9-inch scale PVC diorama of Jewel depicts the superheroine with her purple hair and white jumpsuit, blowing a kiss of purple stars. In scale to all Gallery and Femme Fatales PVC figures, Jewel comes packaged in a full-color widow box, and features a detailed sculpt and paint applications. Sculpted by Alejandro Pereira.