Monthly Archives: June 2014
We’re back with another Indie Spotlight today as we take a look at the soon to be released Assailant Comics series, Open Tree – Legends & Tall Tales. The author Chris Charlton was the same person who wrote the Black Of Heart series that I enjoyed so I was looking forward to giving this new book a read. Open Tree is an anthology series made up of one shots focusing around love but filtered through strange and fantastic elements. Each issue will be drawn by different artists but Charlton will remain on board as writer throughout.
Happy weekend Star Wars nerds! Today we are venturing a little bit aways from Jabba’s Palace though staying on the planet of Tatooine. Today we meet a monster that will bring you a thousand deaths over centuries, a creature used for torture and punishment, an alien that should be both feared and revered: The Sarlacc.
Growing up in the 1980’s Anime was ready to explode in America in no small part thanks to imports of Akira and Vampire Hunter D. I had strange recollections of both of these movies from childhood and since I’ve been recently been trying to broaden my horizons with anime and manga I rewatched the 1985 version of the movie as well as the 2000 movie, Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust.
Watching them as adults I thought both movies were ok, but it was the premise and the atmosphere that made it so interesting and dynamic. Basically, the gist is that in the far flung future things get a little crazy and the entire world more or less blows itself up thanks to nuclear war. Humanity has to build itself up from scratch since most of the planet is very poor and destitute but advanced technology does exist. Vampires which once ruled this planet when humanity was its lowest have slowly become extinct and hunted down. This mixes up genres enough to be familiar yet unique. What you have is a very gothic Castlevania type tone that is also mystical but incorporates technology. For example, the people ride on electronic horses and while conventional medieval weapons exist, people also have guns.
Good morning, Evil Geeks!!! All too often, we use our Evil powers for personal gain or some good old fashioned, senseless, destruction. Let’s ignore those evil impulses for once and let’s use our power to help get something CREATED for a change. Since we’re so passionate about comics, why not get a comic book passion project launched?!?!? Today we’re going to be talking The Zone Continuum by Bruce Zick. With our help, we can help get the latest incarnation of Bruce’s project off the ground and right into our comic loving hearts!
I’ve been toying around with the idea of picking this book up forever. Finally after it staring at me on the rack during our entire Free Comic Book Day Podcast I decided I’d give it a good home. I didn’t know too much about it, I knew it was set in the 1950’s; it was black and white and written by Matt Fraction with art by Howard Chaykin. But the reviews, oh the reviews! It all seemed so divisive. Some people really enjoyed it while other people scoffed at the very idea that I even read it, let alone pay money for it. Now granted part of that might be Chaykin’s reputation or the fact that every single cover for the issues contained a woman in black frilly lingerie (more on both these things later). In the name of pulp I gave it the old college try.
It’s a CON-STRAVAGANZA! This week the Evil Geeks are bringing you their live segments from the Albany Comic Con this past Father’s Day. Join Arthur Harkness, Biff Tannen, Big Evil, C-Mart and Undies of Wondy as they hand out some prizes during two high paced, action packed rounds of Evil Geek Trivia and listen on as DW from Fanboys Inc. stops by to talk all things geek. A special THANK YOU to all who came to the con and stopped by the Evil Geeks booth! We’ll see you there again for the November show!