Riding the high of the Guardians Of The Galaxy movie, I wanted more. While waiting 2 months for Amazon to fulfill their backorders of the Abnett & Lanning Complete Collection of Guardians, I turned my attention to a novel.
Dan Abnett wrote, “Rocket Raccoon & Groot Steal The Galaxy!” Marvel’s first original prose novel which was released a few weeks ahead of the movie. At the time when I bought it, I couldn’t find too many reviews on it, so I figured what did I have to lose?
That’s right nerds, your very own Lilith Assisi is embarking on another mission in to the crypts of retired TV shows. I am going to boldly go where no other Star Wars fan has willingly gone before. I am going to watch all of the old Star Trek TV series and movies. It might take me a year, or three, but I will do it. You can thank J.J. Abrams and my muse The Veganaut for inspiring me to tackle this mission in the first place. Like many children of the 80’s and 90’s I was and forever will be a Star Wars fan. But what my young and elitist mind did not know was that Star Wars and Star Trek do not have to be mutually exclusive. Yes, they are two very different science fiction stories, but contrary to popular believe you do not have to side with just one storyline. While it is later in life than I would have liked, I am now learning I can balance my use of the force with my Vulcan mind melds.
In the last month I went as far back as I could and started with Season 1 of the Original Star Trek Series. That’s right, William Shatner and Leonard Nemoy galore, with all the 60’s props and effects you could hope for. I now bring you my favorite aspects of this season and why you too should travel back (or forward depending on how you look at it) in time to enjoy this masterpiece from Gene Roddenberry. Spoilers to follow, continue at your own risk.
Welcome one and welcome all to another edition of the Indie Spotlight. I, of course, am your devourer of souls and filler of holes (ladies) Arthur Harkness, and today I bring to you something that is right up my alley. As most of you know, I am a huge fan of anything and everything that has to do with my adopted ancestral Norsemen, going so far as to leave dishes of cod oil out on my front doorstep every night….just in case. When C-Mart said he was given something that would get my blood going, I immediately thought he was given some goat’s blood or some sort of human sacrifice, unfortunately that was not the case, but fortunately it was something that I would enjoy. Ladies and Gentlemen, come with me as we take a look at a new indie comic titled Jorund by James Mulholland with art by Julio Falkenhagen. Make sure to bring a change of clothes too, as this one is going to be somewhat bloody…like most of my dates.
I would rank the original 2005 Sin City as one of my favorite comic book movies. Waiting 9 years for a sequel that was announced pretty shortly after the release of the first one felt like an eternity. Especially after it was given an October 2013 release date and then pushed back to August 2014. Needless to say, I was looking forward to this movie yet as the reviews started to pour in after opening weekend I got real nervous.
I immediately noticed a trend in the reviews. Ones that seemed to be from comic book related websites spoke favorably and seemed to “understand” it. While mainstream media outlets all had pretty damning things to say. Typified with Rotten Tomatoes listing it at around 40% yet IMDB ranking it at about 7/10. What’s the truth? I’d say somewhere in the middle (good, but not great) but not nearly as bad as some websites would have you believe. I figured I’d do my best to address some of the facts.
Hey there, gaming Evil Geeks! Today we’re dropping a brand new podcast which should be right up your alley; Hogan’s Alley that is! It’s The Gamer Show; a podcast in which your Evil Geek brethren will talk about all their favorite games from the past and present, talk about upcoming titles that we’re revved up for, chat about What’s Killing Their Social Life This Week, and generally just geek out about video games. Here we go kiddos, make sure your controllers are charged and let’s get gaming!
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Updated: Hey gang! Just wanted to let you know that due to circumstances beyond our control, the ChaseCon costplay picnic has been postponed. The new date for the get together will be November 2, 2014. Might not be picnic weather, but it’ll still be a damn fine party. See you then Evil Geeks!
Hey there, Evil Geeks! It certainly takes a special event to get us to leave the Evil Lair. Really if it were up to us, we’d never leave… or shower… or interact with non-Evil Geek humans. Every now and then though, an event will catch our eye and we just can’t help but witnessing it in person. This Saturday, August 30th, there just happens to be one of those events! If you find yourself in the Upstate NY area that day, do yourself a favor and stop by the big ChaseCon Cosplay Picnic! That’s right, ChaseCon is coming and in order to get everyone hyped up, con founder Sam Chase is throwing a picnic. $10 will get you in the door PLUS food and drinks for the day! Come decked out in your finest cosplay because the entry fee will also get you a free digital pic of yourself. Both C-Mart and Undies of Wondy will be in attendance, so come say “Hi”! The proceeds from the event will not only benefit ChaseCon, but a portion will be donated to Transformation House (T-House). If that’s not enough to get your geek glands pumping, then how about this: Sam’s going to be giving away a some kick ass prizes pack to lucky attendees! So don your best costumes, head on by the ChaseCon Cosplay picnic to get some grub while supporting what’s shaping up to be a FANTASTIC CON and spend the day geeking out with Sam Chase and the Evil Geeks! The picnic will be held at 239 8th St. Fort Edward, NY 12828 and the festivities get underway at 3pm. See you there Evil Geeks!
ALSO: Don’t forget ChaseCon is rapidly approaching, so make sure you clear your calendar on April 25, 2015 and get your tix ASAP! The Evil Geeks will be there, so you should be too!
For more info on ChaseCon, head to the official con site!
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