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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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The Majesty Of Kevin Wada (Part 1)

Not too long ago I became smitten with the work of Phil Noto around the same time I was also introduced to artist, Kevin Wada. Wada is most recently known for his exquisitely painted covers for the Charles Soule written She-Hulk series. As I did some more research I fell in love. He strives for some forward thinking fashion designs on many well known characters, especially in the X-Universe. Redesigning their looks and resulted in new fresh takes on the characters that seemingly affected their attitudes as well. Take a look for yourself.

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Cover Of The Day 1/13/15

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It’s hard to deny the force that was Jim Lee in the 1990s. For better or for worse he helped define a generation of artists and fans alike. Uncanny X-Men #275 was a gatefold cover showcasing the new iteration of the team and the reintroduction to the old Xavier Institute costumes. This issue was the middle of a 4 part story in space featuring the Shi’Ar that would sadly be one of the last stories longtime author Chris Claremont would pen for the series. I think you’ll agree that this cover highlights what Jim Lee does best.

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Evil Geek Book Report – Uncanny X-Men #268

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Biff is taking you back in time (as if you would expect anything else?). We’re going to a quieter and more simple time…1990, before things really got out of control. Today, I’m reviewing a classic, Uncanny X-Men #268 by long time X-Men scribe Chris Claremont and rising Marvel star artist, Jim Lee. This was an issue that tends to be singled out often in Claremont’s legendary run that I hadn’t read or at the very least hadn’t read since I was a little kid. So I figured, why the hell not?

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Evil Geek Book Report – X-Men: Primer

Riding the high of my current X-Men Bendis buzz, I thought I’d tempt fate and see if lightning could strike twice. I wanted more X-Men but I knew I wasn’t interested in any series that had the X-Men teaching classes to new mutants so Wolverine & The X-Men was out. Brian Wood’s X-Men series (just called X-Men…like in the 90’s) was only about 11 issues in and boasts one of the best team rosters imaginable. We’re talking Storm, Psylocke, Rogue, Kitty Pryde and Rachel Grey…oh and Jubilee. What’s not to like?

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What’s Killing My Social Life This Week – Deadpool

Greetings Evil Geeks!  It’s Summertime, so that means sun, pools, BBQ’s, beaches, and a whole host of other outdoor activities…for most folks.  There are those of us who’d describe ourselves as “Avid Indoorsmen or Indoorswomen” for whom Summertime means spending hours on end in beautifully air-conditioned rooms, surrounded by flat screens and all the latest gaming technology.  In What’s Killing My Social Life This Week, we take a minute to examine all the latest and greatest games that are officially keeping us indoors, sun-averse,  and generally socially isolated.  Even in today’s world where we seem to have a new comic book or graphic novel adapted movie hitting theaters every week, it’s still kind of rare to get a superhero game.  This week’s topic of discussion is no ordinary superhero though, oh no.  We’re dealing with a whole new class of sort-of-hero.  Part scoundrel, part psycho, entirely f@#$ing badass! It’s the Regeneratin’ Degenerate. The Merc With a Mouth. The one, the only, the bat-shit crazy DEADPOOL!!!  Deadpool’s latest game from Activision and High Moon Studios just hit stores last Tuesday, and I think I’ve spent at least half of those past six days planted in front of my TV racking up a bigger body count that the black plague.  I’m an enormous Deadpool fan, so this game would’ve had to REALLY suck for me to hate it, but read on to get my honest impressions of the game!

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