Monthly Archives: October 2015
Marvel is still in the midst of the massive company wide crossover Secret Wars. Numerous delays have pushed the ending from October 7th until December along with adding an issue (or more accurately splitting a larger issue into two). Because of this, the new relaunch of Marvel titles with the line wide branding of All New, All Different Marvel has started rolling out prior to the conclusion of the event they spawned out of. Story wise, they were smart enough to position all the new books as happening 8 months after the conclusion of Secret Wars. This allows for new readers to jump on without much of a problem and the season veterans to know there is still some mystery left to figure out how the characters got there. It’s interesting marketing, but delays in this medium drive me crazy and with such a coordinated event it becomes a clusterfuck. Secret Wars spin off series that were launched during the early days of the main title now have significant delays because of not being able to reveal things in their series until they happen in the main event book. I’m not sure how issue #5 of Where Monsters Dwell (the seemingly most tangentially connected spin off book) is relevant to say issue #7 of Secret Wars but I know I’ve had to wait a few months to find out.
All that aside, the first wave of Marvel’s All New, All Different initiative has started to be released and I’m going to take a look at a few those new series. I’m only reviewing the titles I have an interest in so keep in mind you won’t be seeing everything.
Welcome back, Evil Geeks! Hope you enjoyed part 1 of our NYCC photo coverage yesterday. Today we’re bringing you the second half of the 2015 con, featuring all the best cosplayers we could lay our eyes upon. It was an exhausting weekend, so C-Mart and Undies of Wondy have been taking an extended dip in the Evil Lair’s Lazarus Pi…er, uh ummmm, health spa mineral bath to recouperate after all the craziness. There’s only one thing to do now that this memorable con weekend has come to an end: start planning for NYCC 2016. See you in approximately 358 days, Evil Geeks!
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Hey there, Evil Geeks. Halloween is just around the corner and let’s face it; the Austin Powers costume you’ve been wearing every year since the 7th grade stopped being funny right around the time we got that whole Y2K thing ironed out. It’s time to elevate your costume game to the next level. You want something that’s going to stand out in a sea of bros wearing Obama or Trump masks. That’s where our friends at Wholesale Halloween Costumes can help you out! Stop wearing lame costumes and learn how to make yourself up like one of the War Boys from Mad Max: Fury Road! Check out this video to learn how. Of course, if you REALLY want to take this costume to its fullest potential, you’re going to have to grab a chainsaw and an arc welder, then start attaching parts of the futon in your parents basement to the hood of an El Camino. Sadly, we don’t have a tutorial video for that. Yet.
Stay shiny, Evil Geeks!
War Boy Tutorial: http://www.wholesalehalloweencostumes.com/blog/war-boy-makeup-tutorial/
Wholesale Halloween Costumes: www.wholesalehalloweencostumes.com
We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming for a special Doctober showcase from first-time contributor Nicknack Tabasco.
My relationship with Ian Fleming’s James Bond dates back to the late eighties when I first watched Dr. No one evening with my grandfather. In an age before DVR, my grandpa meticulously edited out every commercial while the movie aired using the pause button on his remote, which meant that sometimes when he fell asleep, whole scenes were missing. I watched the Bond movies so much I wore out the tapes. Dr. No has always been my favorite Bond villain. He’s a grotesque mad scientist, a megalomaniac with a love of epicurean delights and sadistic entertainments.
Years ago I went to a James Bond costume party in Alaska. As I walked through the house congested with Bond girls and evil masterminds, I saw a meditative Dr. No sitting alone at the kitchen table, surrounded by beer cans, who was scratching his face with metallic pincers like the Bond equivalent of Rodin’s thinker. It’s the image that always comes to mind when I think of Dr. No., the diabolical recluse with metal pincers for hands.
Another year, another AMAZING weekend at the Jacob Javitz Center in New York City! Big news announcements, huge surprise guest appearances, and of course a never ending parade of incredible cosplays marked a phenomenal year for NYCC. If you weren’t lucky enough to score tickets to this years’ event, fear not; C-Mart was on the scene and managed to snap some pics of the con as well as a few of the after parties, so you won’t have to miss a second of the action. Enjoy part 1, but prepare yourself for part two which will be dropping tomorrow!
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I don’t know the last time I was this excited for a season premiere, and as always TWD did NOT disappoint. This Sunday’s episode left me on the edge of my seat, laughing, smiling, and filled with pride at times. And we’ve got 15 more episodes this year to watch the crew of TWD fight new obstacles, form new friendships, and battle more walkers. Here’s my spoiler filled review from this weekend’s TWD season 6 premiere.