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Fire is catching! In case you missed it (which is completely understandable since it premiered on MTV’s Movie Awards last night) the first trailer for the Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire, is officially out! What are you waiting for? Go, click, now!

Phew! Talk about exciting! There’s a lot going on in this trailer, but don’t worry, I’m here to break it down for you. Be warned, there is some book talk below the cut, as well as speculation on the movie itself. But if you haven’t read the books by now…we can’t be friends anymore.

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Evil Geek Book Report – Avengers Arena

Afternoon Nerds!

As part of our continuing coverage of Marvel NOW I’ll give you the skinny on Avengers Arena by Dennis Hopeless and Kev Walker…It’s Good!!!

Avengers Arena 1

Off to Murder World kiddies…
Who’s coming with me?

Avengers Arena is a teen book with a Hunger Games/Battle Royale-style twist to it… simply kill or be killed. The story goes like this; the villainous assasin-for-hire Arcade kidnapped 16 super-powered teens from across the globe and brought them to Murder World and basically tells them that they have to play a game of life or death and that in 30 days only one will walk out alive. The kids are from various parts of the Marvel U and include some of the characters from the recently cancelled Avengers Academy and fan favorite Runaways, as well as a bunch of new kids created for this series and one or two others you may recognize. So far there has been two issues released with the first book basically setting up the plot and concept of the book. Arcade lets them know what he has planned and they try to take him out and he basically lets them know that he can’t make them kill anyone, but that they will. To get things started he also decides that he will kill one of them and tells them to choose the weakest link and the scene that follows is simply poignant and a little twisted! 🙂

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30 Days Hath Novembeard – Smorgasbeard Finale

Finally, we’d like to take a moment to honor the forgotten beards. Those bearded men who, throughout the month of November, slipped through our fingers.

Let’s say the evil Black Diamond terrorist cell seizes an Alpine resort, and GI Joe needs to send an agent to rescue the hostages. You’d better believe they’ll turn to Snowjob, their resident skiing-themed agent. Also? I think that insincere suggestion I made might be the coolest idea for a Snowjob story to date.

Brock Samson grow a beard (and a gut) between seasons of the Venture Brothers, but it wasn’t long before he was clean-shaven and back down to fighting weight.

In Marvel’s Wha…Huh? one-shot a few-years back, Mark Millar and Jim Mahfood treated us to a bewhiskered version of the Avengers. And we never got the chance to thank them!

In the Justice League animated series 2-parter Hereafter, Superman is catapulted through time to a post-apocalyptic wasteland where he becomes a sort of Sci-Fi barbarian until an unlikely ally comes to his aid. Definitely worth a look, if you haven’t seen it.

I pity the fool who don’t take his glamor shots seriously! Mr. T’s bearded face adorned our televisions, lunchboxes, and even our cereal boxes for the good part of the decade. He reminded us to drink our milk, he treated his mother like a saint, and he could turn any vehicle into a tank over the course of a 2 minute montage.

Extra points to any God that has a beard, a lot of them can choose what form to take and they purposely pick one with a beard.

I couldn’t leave out hobo ass kicking Matt Murdock from the Daredevil Born Again storyline. It’s such a rarity seeing Murdock with facial that I literally had to take a picture of the panel because I couldn’t find a decent one online.

Seneca Crane, head Gamemaker in The Hunger Games, sports the sweetest beard I’ve ever seen. May the Beard be ever in your favor.

Now you can put Seneca’s beard on anyone!

How can we not honor this facial hair? This man is directly responsible for a significant portion of the billions of potato fragments found in beards each year.

I really just wanted to write about Wilson, but since he doesn’t have a beard, I guess we’ll include Tom Hanks

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