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Ep 158 – The Return of the Evil Geeks

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Aaaaaaaaannnnnnd we are back, Evil Geeks! We’ve been away from the mic for a little while, but Big Evil, C-Mart, and Undies of Wondy are back with a mega-sized geek out! Big Evil talks about the implementation of Star Wars Land at Disney World, then we talk comics, movies, and much more.

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Secret Wars Spin Off Series Mini Reviews

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With Marvel’s Secret Wars event wrapping up soon (hopefully), I thought I’d take some time to look at some of the spin off miniseries published during it. Secret Wars allowed for their stable of writers to really let loose and get to write some fun and interesting parallel universe stories revisiting fan favorite storylines while giving the readers a possible taste of things to come. With the majority of the regular monthly series on hold there was an insane amount of books that came out in the interim to replace them. I’m only going to focus on the four miniseries that I read in completion. For better or for worse here they are:

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All New, All Different Marvel Mini Reviews (Part 1)

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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.

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Ep 131 – Return To Dimension X – Life During Secret Wars Part 1

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Marvel’s big summer crossover event is here but is it worth your time? Martian Luthor Kang and Biff Tannen sat down to discuss the first four issues of Secret Wars and some of its spin off titles. They also take a look at Marvel’s recently announced post Secret Wars series and the future of the Marvel Universe. It’s not too late yet to say goodbye.

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Evil Geeks Art Gallery – SECRET CRISIS

Not long ago, the Evil Geeks held court at the Albany Comic Con. And while the camphor and mentholyptus we rubbed on our stiff upper lips distracted us from the unpleasant smells afoot that afternoon, we still needed distraction from the boredom that plagued us. And thus, the rogue Biff Tannen devised an exercise that was both entertaining and productive: a groupwide collaborative artistic effort. In essence, a sort of “We Are The World” composed of pencil strokes rather than voices, but an all star assortment nonetheless.

The came the question of a topic. What subject could possibly allow for the wildly diverse styles and the unpredictably unusual choices of our artists? Why, their artistic choices seem to almost come from entirely separate universes! Eu-motherfucking-reka! Crisis on Infinite Earths from DC Comics and Secret Wars (The current series which has unashamedly stolen the plot of the former) would afford our creators the perfect opportunity to use any character they like and to render them as unusually as they undoubtedly would. The game was thenceforth afoot.

I sat on the sidelines as the aforementioned Biff Tannen, his frequent collaborator/competitor Arthur Harkness, and newcomers to the game C-Mart and Big Evil sketched out two pages worth of epic Universe-shattering action. A few visitors to the table even got in on the fun. It truly is, as I am assured the children still say, a “Jam Piece”.

I’m not one for ado, and I cannot imagine your tastes run so dissimilar to mine as to welcome it, so let us not tarry any further. I give you the two pages that comprise our INFINITY WARS.

First, the Marvel side of things:

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And then DC:

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Excuse the crudity of this coming statement, but hold on to your butts and try not to shit your britches, because what’s to come will leave your jaw agape in awe.

 

Are you ready?

 

I’m not kidding around… take a moment if needed.

 

Ready?

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Cover Of The Day 6/3/15

Celebrating the release of Secret Wars #3 today I thought we’d feature the cover. All 8 issues of the series have their main covers done by Alex Ross with (surprise, surprise) tons of other variants from different artists. The story itself in the first two issues has proved to be very interesting, presenting a Marvel universe mash up of insane proportions.

This cover though brings that mash up front and center. We have our heroes on the left and the evil cabal on the right with both the regular universe’s Reed Richards as well as the Ultimate universe Reed (now known as The Maker) front and center. A mirrored version of each other, no doubt paying tribute to how important both versions of this character will play during this event.

Will the rest of the series live up to the hype? It’s impossible to say, so let’s just take a minute to admire the cover instead.

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