Monthly Archives: December 2012

Evil Geek Book Report – Indie Spotlight: March of the Bull

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Hey there Evil Geeks, prepare yourself for a all-new Evil Geek Book Report! Today we’re taking a break from our normal big company coverage to bring you something that was submitted to us for our Evil consideration by artist and musician Ryan Westbrook of Dallas, Texas-based metal band March of The Bull (or here on Twitter) Ryan has had the innovative idea of combing his music with another art medium certainly near and dear to our hearts: comic books! The book is titled March of the Bull: State of Emergency.

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Westbrook has drawn a companion comic book which follows along to his band’s album. This concept has intrigued me for years, as I remember WAAAYYYYY back in the 90’s Marvel had tried something similar with a comic created by and accompanied by the music of KRS One. Each copy of the book came with a cassette tape, with the idea being that you’d put the tape in as you read the book and it would musically guide you through it. I never got the chance to check the book out back then, but for years I thought about that concept and hoped that someone would once again give it a shot. Westbrook contacted me about the book and I was excited to see that music and comics were being fused together again. I know personally as a comic geek, that whenever I go on a reading binge, I like to have a little music playing in the background, so it’s seems to me that music and comics are a natural combination. Ryan sent me a link to a YouTube page featuring the video for the 1st issue which I recommend you check out. One of my initial worries about the experiment was the timing that’s involved. If the music moves at a different pace than the story, it’s going to have a disorienting effect on the reader. I’m happy to report though that the timing wasn’t an issue with the video. The music moved at a pace pretty much on key with the pace at which I was reading the dialogue. The books length also matched perfectly with the length of the music track.

So what about the story; how was that? It’s brief, but I definitely enjoyed it and it I like the concept as well. It’s starts out with a serial killer dumping the body of a young woman into a lake that’s been contaminated with some toxic chemicals. After her body is recovered later and brought to the morgue, just as the examiners are about to begin their autopsy, the zombified girl springs to life. The attack sets off an outbreak of zombies that the government is unable to contain. I’m a sucker for zombies, so this story was right up my alley. I also really enjoyed the style of the art as well as the story. It’s presented in black and white, which lends itself well to the horror aspects of the story.

Thanks to Ryan Westbrook for sharing his project with the Brotherhood of Evil Geeks! Please be sure to check out his Facebook and Twitter pages via the links above, and if anyone else out there in Evil Geek Nation has a book they’d like us to review; then drop us a line in the comments section! That’s all we got for today, as always though, come back again soon for another brand new Evil Geek Book Report!

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Evil Geek Book Report – Deadpool #3

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Christmas has come and gone Evil Geeks, so it’s time to get back to business!  What is our business you ask?  COOOOOOMMMMMMMIIIIIIICCCCCCSSSSS!!!!!!!  We’re back with an all new Evil Geek Book Report and today we’re talking Deadpool in our ongoing MarvelNow coverage.  Right now you’re probably thinking “ANOTHER F$#%ING MARVEL BOOK!?!?!”, but have no fear Evil Geeks, we’re going to be DC’ing it up pretty soon (but this Evil Geek will still be sneaking you weekly doses of the books put out by the House of Ideas as well).  We’re digging into to Deadpool #3 today, courtesy of writers Brian Posehn, Gerry Duggan, and artist Tony Moore.  When we last left Canada’s least favorite son, he was rolling in dead Presidents and was seeking the help of a strongly reluctant to help Doctor Steven Strange.

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Dreams Really Do Come True

I now believe in Christmas miracles.

Days before the big event my phone and email were a constant buzz. Once I had some time to check it out, one particular image kept showing up again and again. Boy, was I happy it did.

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That’s right ladies and gentleman you are looking at officially licensed Back To The Future Legos spanning the entire trilogy. 3 Doc Browns, 3 Marty McFlys and 3 Deloreans. When I saw this, I couldn’t believe my eyes.

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back-to-the-future-lego-0The story goes that a fan created prototype was submitted to the Lego Cuusoo website in 2011 and was easily able to garner the 10,000 required votes that it needed to move forward. The Lego company green lighted it and it has since gone into production with a 2013 release date. To boot, 1% of all the royalties are going to Michael J. Fox’s Parkinson’s charity!

Legos meets Back To The Future? Biff is going to be a happy man in 2013.

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DC Comics Recommendations

Biff here and now that the holidays are over and everyone is reeling from all the joy and the presents that were spread around now we have to accept the fact that the winter season has only just begun. We had such a great time recommending things during the 12 Days Of Geeks-Mas we decided to give you a little more.

If you don’t know, all my comic allegiance goes to Marvel…it always has. It’s what I started with and what I picked back up on (except for a brief in between period where Image Comics ruled my life). The Marvel universe just feels comfortable to me. Even for the 15+ years I wasn’t reading comics, things may have changed but it was easy to dive back into. I know the characters, I know the history, I’ve formed bonds with them. To me it always seemed that since a lot of DC’s flagship characters were created in the 1940’s and 50’s they always seemed a little more dated and dull compared to the bulk of the Marvel characters that were created in the 60s.

I’ve read exactly three DC books, Watchmen, Batman: Year One and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, all of which I enjoyed. I’ve never read any Superman but I do have a copy of Allstar Superman and Superman: Red Son at home waiting for me. When I heard the premise of Red Son I was intrigued enough that I had to pick it up.

That’s it, that’s the entire extent of my DC reading. Obviously, I know about other prominent characters in the universe but nothing in great detail. So we figured we would let our in house DC experts Big Evil, Martian Luthor Kang and Arthur Harkness recommend some series and trade paperbacks for me.

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Merry Christmas Nerds!

Hello Geekdom!

Merry X-Mas

Hope ya got what’cha wanted.

If not, just smile today and return it tomorrow! 😉

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You Better Watch Out…

Hello Kiddies!

Batten Down the Hatches and stay huddled together inside tonight because ‘ol Santa is descending on Earth tonight to dole out Holiday Vengeance for everyone on the Naughty List crazy enough to step outdoors for that last minute X-Mas shopping!

Robot Santa!

Santa’s got a Brand New Rocket Launcher! And its aimed at YOU!

Lock the door and start pounding Eggnog…
Robot Santa is Coming to Town!

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