Ahoy-hoy Evil Geeks! It certainly was a crazy few days at the Javits last week and quite frankly, the Evil Geeks are all still laying about the Evil Lair in full on recovery mode. Arthur’s been conjuring up all kinds of crazy shit using the blood of fallen cosplayers. C-Mart’s been floating around in his M.O.D.O.K. chair all week. Biff’s been in sort of a trance, just continually building an exact replica of the Convention Center out of Legos. And Big Evil…well, no one’s actually seen him since he got into that fistfight with a horde of teens dressed as obscure anime characters. We keep getting garbled voice mail messages from him, but we stopped listening after the first 36 or so. When we could get a word out of the guys, those words were barely audible references to the hundreds of outstanding costumes that everyone had put together for the con. Here’s what we think are each of their 5 favorite costumes from the show according to their garbled ramblings.
This is a list of my top 5 favorite cosplays of NYCC, I can tell you that it very quickly turned into me picking my 5 favorite characters that I saw represented. There’s something about seeing a character you love in the flesh that really is amazing.
5.) Typhoid Mary
This was one of two Typhoid Marys we saw at this convention, but I was so pleased that she went the route of the late 80’s early 90’s incarnation and the classic purple attire. My inner Daredevil fan rejoiced.
As we ring in the New Year and Marvel continues to roll out their new takes on old favorites, I’d like to offer some suggestions as to how we can kill two birds with one stone: Mix things up in our favorite books while simultaneously rectifying some popular character flaws .
With the upcoming relaunch of Uncanny X-Men, I think it would be refreshing to see a return to Cyclops roots as someone who didn’t condone/commit/generally get a boner from murder.
For the past five or so years, Cyclops has moved from the X-Men’s subdued yet heroic leader to the position of the paranoid warlord of a sovereign nation. Now, I’m not saying that they should undo what’s been done… I’m not lobbying for a reveal that Cyclops has been under the control of the Shadow King or secretly been replaced with a Skrull, or a Space Phantom, or a Smurf or some shit… but if he were to maybe to go a year of publication without either sanctioning or performing an execution, it would make him a lot more sympathetic.
Moon Knight’s resolution isn’t as cut and dry… he just needs to take a couple of months and generally get his shit together. He’s not a kid anymore, he needs to have a decent series under his belt. An 8 issue mini won’t cut it for much longer… The man needs to embrace his unique mental situation. He needs to stop fighting the accusation that he’s a Batman ripoff and just own it. Better yet, he can be Crazy Batman. He can get himself a weird little kid and slap a cape on ‘im, take him out on patrol. The Adventures of Moon Knight and Bananas, the Boy Maniac. You can have that one for free, Marvel.
Now, I’m gonna go for a cheap laugh and say “Cut down on the planets, lardass!”. No, I’m taking the opposite approach. I think Galactus needs to stick to his guns for a change. How often does he show up in a planet’s outer atmosphere for lunch only to be turned away by one uppity member of the aforementioned planet’s populace. He has to stop letting these lesser beings bark orders at him and take what is his. In almost 50 years of publication, we’ve seen Galactus second guess eating the earth on a dozen occasions only to be rewarded by having his ass kicked by nearly everyone on it’s surface. When the Fantastic Four kicks your ass, you can brag about it to your friends. When the Greek god Hercules puts you in your place, there’s nothing to be ashamed of. When Rom, Spaceknight makes a fool of you, you’re liable to mope around the house for the next week in a bit of a slump. But when the Disco Dazzler sends you high-tailing out of the Milky Way, you have a right.. no, a responsibility… to destroy this insignificant blue orb in revenge.
Stay hungry, Geeks.
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The Trial Of Galactus Trade Paper Back (Fantastic Four #242-244, 257-262) is collected from John Byrne’s much heralded run on the series during the 1980s. This was my first exposure to Byrne’s writing, I had encountered his art during the beginning of Claremont’s excellent run on X-Men. Other than the non-continuity 12 issue Heroes Reborn: Fantastic Four by Jim Lee, this was my real introduction to them. Of course being an elaborate portion of the backbone of the Marvel universe I’ve been utterly aware of the FF ever since I knew about comics. I was never interested though, until now.
We return today for another round of glorious nerd art by one of our favorites, Tom Kelly. The Evil Geeks just can’t seem to get enough. Check it out.
Happy October to all Brothers and Sisters in Evil Geekland! We’re popping in today to bring you the first edition of our new monthly feature: The Top 5 Thunderdome Throwdown!!! Every month each of our contributors will bring you their top 5 favorites in any random category. It could be our 5 favorite crappy comic movies, 5 favorite action figures, 5 favorite NES games, or pretty much anything else that pops into our Evil minds. We’re even open for suggestions, so if you’ve got a top five you’d like to see, then let us know in the Comments section. We’d love to hear your opinions too, so let us know your top five choices for this month in the comments as well!
Since October is clearly our favorite month, as it contains Halloween which is the most evil and geeky of all the holidays, we thought we’d start off by having the Evil Geeks list off their top favorite villains from any genre. Any person/place/thing that has done some pretty raw stuff to another person/place/thing ever in any medium is up for grabs in this Big Bad Free-For-All! Ready for our first Evil list down?! Here we go!