Monthly Archives: October 2012
I’m not sure how I feel about Cable. A part of me loves the concept of this character, but a larger part (no, not that part you perverts) despises just about everything that’s ever been done with him. I really feel like he had a great potential, but I think his reputation is damaged beyond repair. When Cable first showed up on the scene, he was a mysterious loner from the future who had come back to prepare people for the dark times ahead. Apparently, James Cameron does not read comic books because Marvel was not sued for this. But I suppose he didn’t have much recourse since the idea wasn’t precisely his to begin with. Louise Simoson “stole” his idea just after he’d finished “stealing” it from Harlan Ellison.
Nevertheless, I think that it was a fantastic premise for a character in the X-Men books. We could already tell that the future wasn’t likely to be filled with hoverboards and rehydratable pizzas, so having a badass cyborg come back to train the New Mutants made a lot of sense. And he was certainly a badass. He was basically Clint Eastwood on steroids… with a robotic arm. And just as Harry Callahan had the .44 Magnum, Cable had a gun the size of one of the children over whom he was watching. That’s not even hyperbole, get a load of the picture. That gun’s as big as Wolfsbane, and we can’t even see the whole thing. When he showed up, I had a feeling this kids were gonna be ready, come what may.
Good Morning Evil Geekland! Every now and then we like to take a break from ranting / raving about grown men gallivanting around in spandex and let our creative sides take over. Today we’re bring you a two-fer: We’ve got a comedy post, which is new for us AND it’s being written by a guest blogger! We’ve turned over the keys to the site to Paolo Pinta for his very first Brotherhood of Evil Geeks article. Now that Disney has acquired a monopoly on children’s imaginations worldwide, where will they hed next?!?! Paolo is going to give us a glimpse of the possible not too distant future. Keep your eyes here on good ‘ol Stormtrooper XJ379 for more posts from guest bloggers in the future. Who knows, submit some stuff to us and it could even be YOU!
Walt Disney to Acquire the Catholic Church
Well it’s happened. Fresh off the heels of the acquisition of Marvel, Pixar, and Lucasarts, Walt Disney Company announced today that it would be acquiring the Catholic Church and is planning The Bible Episode 7 for 2015! In a later conference call, Disney revealed that they are planning a new trilogy starting in 2015 with a new movie coming every other year. They were also asked about the rumors abound that has them purchasing Judaism and the Islamic faith as well, but said that they planned to concentrate on the Catholic franchise for now. The internet has been abuzz over the last 24 hours, with constant speculation over the direction of the story in the new trilogy. Will it concentrate on the story of Jesus and his magical powers like in the first trilogy? Or on the many characters of the old testament trilogy which left many Bible fans crying heresy. Here is the full press release:
Continuing its strategy of delivering exceptional creative content to audiences around the world, The Walt Disney Company has agreed to acquire The Catholic Church Ltd. in a stock and cash transaction. The Catholic Church is 50% owned by God, Chairman and Founder, and 50% owned by the Mafia.
“The Catholic Church reflects the extraordinary passion, vision, and storytelling of its founder, God,” said Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company. “This transaction combines a world-class portfolio of content including The Bible, one of the greatest family entertainment franchises of all time, with Disney’s unique and unparalleled creativity across multiple platforms, businesses, and markets to generate sustained growth and drive significant long-term value.”
“For the past 2000 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see The Bible passed from one generation to the next,” said God, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Catholic Church. “It’s now time for me to pass The Bible on to a new generation of filmmakers. I’ve always believed that The Bible could live beyond me, and I thought it was important to set up the transition during my lifetime. I’m confident having a new home within the Disney organization, The Bibles will certainly live on and flourish for many generations to come. Disney’s reach and experience give The Bible the opportunity to blaze new trails in film, television, interactive media, theme parks, live entertainment, and consumer products.”
Driven by a tremendously talented creative team, The Catholic Church’s legendary Bible franchise has flourished for more than 2000 years, and offers a virtually limitless universe of characters and stories to drive continued feature film releases and franchise growth over the long-term. The Bible resonates with consumers around the world and creates extensive opportunities for Disney to deliver the content across its diverse portfolio of businesses including movies, television, consumer products, games and theme parks. The Bible feature films have earned a total of $4.4 billion in global box to date, and continued global demand has made The Bible one of the world’s top product brands, and The Catholic Church a leading product licensor in the United States in 2011. The franchise provides a sustainable source of high quality, branded content with global appeal and is well suited for new business models including digital platforms, putting the acquisition in strong alignment with Disney’s strategic priorities for continued long-term growth.
Happy Halloween from the Brotherhood of Evil Geeks!!
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About 20 minutes ago the nerd-world was rocked by the news that The Walt Disney Company has purchased LucasFilm from George Lucas for approximately $4 Billion and a stock deal! (which was almost the same amount of money that they purchased Marvel for a few years back.) Along with the news of the acquisition, Disney plans to bring the world a new Star Wars movie….Episode VII in 2015!
Although George will be giving up the reigns on one of the best movie franchises of all time, he will still be a creative consultant on this new film…
This news bring up tons of possibilities for the future!
New Star Wars comics from Marvel!!!???
Pixar producing Star Wars movies and shows!!!???
The Jim Henson team working with Star Wars again!!???
Lets hear what you have to say Brotherhood! Send in your comments and Stay Geeky…
May The Force be with You!
Breakfast in the Evil Geeks Lair is never boring…lazy maybe, but never boring. Old Biff here was taking a walk down memory lane and it got me thinking about some of the lesser known cereals from my youth.
Back in the original NES heyday the system was so ultra-popular they were able to spawn 3 different cartoons, lunchboxes and yes, even a cereal. Good old Nintendo Cereal System! Either the person creating this was a serious dyslexic or it was a poor translation from Japanese. All it really was is one giant commercial for two Nintendo games and packaged as two different kinds of cereal in one box, separated by bags. Mario on the left side and Zelda on the right and each came with their own kind of game related cereal bits.
One of the biggest draws, I suppose was that it gave you gameplay “tips” (and I use that term very loosely) without having to subscribe to Nintendo Power or call the hotline. My brother and I begged my mom to buy this for us and she relented exactly one time. The tip in our box was for Zelda 2: The Adventures of Link. It said something along the lines of “when you receive the up-thrust (that’s really what it was called) press “Up” and “B” to execute. Really? The Nintendo controller had two buttons; it would have taken you 2 seconds to figure out. Check out the hand drawn Mario and Link on the cover too. If Nintendo owned the rights to the games and its likeness why would they pay someone else to draw it?
What about Spider-Man cereal?
I feel like this one may be a little more familiar to people but maybe not. I’m only writing about it because it’s so delicious. Picture Chex cereal without the dual sides AND marshmallows. Thinking about it now, it might even be my favorite cereal of all time. Writing about it makes me tempted to go scour Ebay right this second and see if I can acquire some and risk my life eating it.
Yup, it really was that good.
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Comic artist, Rob Liefeld is a lightning rod of controversy. Some people think he’s a good at what he does and some people think he’s the single worst artist in comic book history. Frankly, I understand why people think he’s terrible but his work never bothered me. I’m sure a lot of that has to do with him being one of the prominent artists in the early 90’s when I was young and just getting into comic books. As a kid, it was exactly what I wanted to see and I ended up developing a bit of a nostalgic soft spot for him.
If you don’t know he was one of Marvel’s rising stars, illustrating New Mutants and eventually X-Force when the title switched. At the height of his Marvel fame he left with other top artists Jim Lee, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, Erik Larsen, Jim Valentino and Whilce Potracio to form Image Comics. Liefeld’s flagship for them was a comic titled Youngblood. His signature art style was known for an insane misunderstanding of human anatomy, the inability to draw feet, the size of guns and his character’s uniforms including pouches…lots of them.
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