Geek Media Expo | November 1-3, 2013

My Events at GMX This Weekend!

This upcoming weekend – November 1-3, 2013 – is the Geek Media Expo! Coming to Franklin, TN, just outside Nashville, GMX is a celebration of pop culture, covering such diverse categories as art, animation, comics, sci-fi, horror, fantasy, tabletop gaming, costuming and props, video gaming, science and technology, Internet culture, genre literature, alternative histories, and more. It’s…

Recommended Reading: Thor: God of Thunder

Happy Thorsday! Yes, it’s not Thursday when this goes up, but I wrote most of it on a Thursday. Plus it’s always Thorsday. It should be no surprise by now that the current recommended read is a Thor title, specifically Thor: God of Thunder by Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic. This particular title was born from…

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Comic Book Death in Live Action

Warning: Possible Spoilers for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel’s The Avengers, and possibly a few comics. You have been warned. #CoulsonLives A full trailer for Marvel and ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. television series premiered this week. The series – starting fall 2013 – features Agent Phil Coulson of the Marvel movie fame (reprised by actor Clark Gregg) and…

Free Comic Book Day in Nashville: Aftermath

In retrospect, I feel I should have made last week’s column promoting Free Comic Book Day. Maybe even post twice last week. (*gasp*) Unfortunately, that is then and this is now, the week following Free Comic Book Day. Really quick, what is Free Comic Book Day? The first Saturday in May, participating comic shops across…

DIY Craft Project: Comic Collages!

Beware anyone with scissors, glue, and a spare weekend. As my fellow comic book fans are aware, we tend to collect a surplus of individual comic issues that we generally don’t care about. Usually because they aren’t that good or we have no interest in reading again. We often end up with a lot of…

Recommended Reading: DC Comics’ Earth One books

I finally picked up a copy of 2012’s Superman: Earth One over the weekend at a local used media shop called McKay. I had already read through last year’s Batman: Earth One and enjoyed it. I figured with both on my shelf, now’s a good opportunity to discuss them with the blogging world. In 2010,…

Have Newspaper Comics Gone Stale?

On the latest CineGeek Webcast, we discussed Fox’s new effort for a Peanuts film. Peanuts, the comic strip by Charles Schulz, has inspired several memorable holiday specials, endless amounts of merchandise, insurance mascots, references in countless works, and so on. It’s also been running in newspapers every day since Schulz’s retirement and death, without a…

DC’s New 52 Trailers Fail to Sell?

Here we have the extended promotional trailer for DC Comic’s New 52 initiative, where they reboot or create 52 titles in September. I’ve blogged about this before, but I find myself becoming less optimistic that this cheap gimmick will continue the stories I’ve been caring about lately or create anything that actually means something and lasts…

DC’s 52 Title Pick-Up

The world was set ablaze earlier this month when DC Comics announced that they would be restarting or debuting 52 titles this September. Finally, with the announcement of Grant Morrison tackling the perennial super hero title Action Comics, the world now knows what books to expect this fall. (Click here for Comic Book Resources complete list…

The Pull List – Week 13 & 14, 2011

And yet again I missed a week. I didn’t actually buy anything last week, so oh well. At least I’ve had my last two twitter spree posts to keep you entertained. But now, it’s all about the comics, and with not getting last week’s books until this week, there are a lot of them. What…