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The Uncanny Dead

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It’s no secret that Robert Kirkman is a fan of 1980s-90s Marvel comics. Any reader of Invincible (and if you aren’t one, I recommend you rectify that tout de suite) can tell you that the fantastic series from Image is more or less a love song to books from that period and it would fit right in with those titles were it on the rack in 1989, save for its R rating.

However, while the comparisons between Invincible and Spider-Man are right at the surface, it’s a bit more difficult (and certain conjectural) to point out the similarities between the X-Men comics of yesteryear and the multi-media juggernaut that is The Walking Dead. Naturally the subject matter of the two series never overlap, the Walking Dead is a survival horror story set in a world only slightly different from our own and the classic X-Men stories are adventure tales in a wildly fantastic universe. But the characters, and the relationships between those characters are often so similar that I just can’t goddamn ignore it any longer.

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Evil Geeks Art Gallery – All New, All Different

As we once more stroll through the hallowed halls of the Evil Geeks Art Gallery, I would like to remind you of the importance of the classics. Sure, many of the subjects we’ve studied in the past have been from the Post-Post-Modern era of pop culture art, or POPOMOPOP, as we call it in the industry, but our artists’ styles have been undoubtedly shaped by the classics. Perhaps my personal favorite comic book cover of all time, today’s featured painting is undeniably a classic.

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Panel of the Day 2/18/13

Afternoon Geeks!

Today’s Comic Book Panel of the Day stars those crazy mutants in X-Force! They’ve got themselves into a little pickle and have accidentally become terrorists in the eyes of the world…oops! Anyway, our team is looking throughout this factory when Colossus stumbles onto a hole that wasn’t meant to be there, inside he finds a Deathlok and the panel speaks for itself…

In this episode, Colossus plays the Beaver!

In this episode, Colossus plays the Beaver!

In all honestly I expected the next panel to be Colossus on his knees pleading with Cable with whether or not they could keep it. Instead Deathlok just shoots him in the face!

See ya in the Funny Books Nerds!

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Cover(s) Of The Day 2/17/13

I thought I’d try a little twist on our panel of the day feature and showcase a cover instead. When I was a young lad and first got into comics, it was all X-Men all the time for me. They were able to spark something in my imagination that other superheroes couldn’t. Today I thought I’d focus on two covers featuring everyone’s favorite mutant hunting robots, the Sentinels (unfortunately, no Nimrod covers this time around). The first is from Uncanny X-Men #142 which is the second part of The Days Of The Future Past storyline in which we are shown the consequences of an alternate future where Mutants are hunted down and massacred. The second is from Uncanny X-Men #202 and for the longest time as kid, it was my favorite cover ever. We get to see the X-Men dismantling the robotic menaces in a variety of different ways in the middle of a snow storm. I ask you, what could be better?

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Both of these issues came out during Chris Claremont’s lengthy tenure as X-Men scribe. We salute you sir!

Till next time geekologists.

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The Brotherhood of Evil Geeks Top 5 Thunderdome Throwdown – Costumes, Capes, and Long Underwear… Oh My!

It's THUNDERDOME time again!!!

It’s THUNDERDOME time again!!!

You know the old saying…The Clothes Make the Super-Man (or Woman!) So this month our top five is dedicated to that which ties all super-peoples (heroes and villains) together…The Costume!

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