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…