Thursday, September 21, 2017

Strange Love: my review of Plastic

No this is not a review of plastic bags or other plastic products but of a comicbook titled "Plastic".I found out about this comic flipping through a copy of Preview magazine and after reading the description of this series i knew i had to pick it up.Written by Doug Wagner art by Daniel Hillyard and colors by Laura Martin published by Image comics.
After reading the 1st 5 issues i think of it as "Dexter" mash up with "John Wick".The comic starts out with Victor and his girlfriend Virginia who are on a road trip and seems like they have 2 loves sex and doughnuts.The couple stops at a small gas station for doughnuts and gas when Virginia is harassed by a group of men Victor flips out and attacks the men and leaves with his lady.One of the men he beat up turns out be the son of crime boss Thaddeus Belliveau who even though embarrassed by his son's actions decides to get back at Victor by kidnapping him and Virginia.Along with Thaddeus we learn about Victors pass and his set of skills and he gives Victor a chance to use those skills for him or Victor won't see Virginia again.This may sound like a familiar story there is a twist...spoilers alert.....Virginia is a plastic sex doll yes you read right. seriously go pick up this comic by the 5th issue your mind will be pun intended.
So don't judge Victor hey love is love...and the writing and art goes great together and i cant wait to see where this story goes.
Until next time my friends stay geeky and hungry.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Free Comicbook Day

Yes kids it's that time of year again,Free Comicbook Day. Every year on the 1st Saturday in May different company's put out one or two books for free and this year it's May 6th.If you've never checked it out do yourself a favor and check out your local comicbook stores.On this day alot of stores do special stuff like opening early,have contest,raffles,price specials on regular books or even comicbook artist and writers hanging out in the store for you to meet.
Free Comicbook Day isn't just good for novice fans but also for long time fans cause you can try different types of books you might not usually check they're free so you can't lose.
I'll present a few of the books available but believe me there will be alot more,and I'll post list of stores here in Chattanooga area.
So go out this Saturday go "comicbook store hoping" and enjoy some free comics.
Until next time my friends stay geeky and hungry.
B&M Amusement (423) 490-1162
5036 Highway 58 Chattanooga
Epikos Comics Cards &Games (423) 531-4184
9408 Apison Pikes Ooltewah
Epikos Comics Cards &Games  (423) 531-4184
5510 TN-153 Hixson
Infinity Flux (423) 591-5689
3643 Hixson Pike,Chattanooga.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

A Celebration of the Force

Since the 1st one in Denver Colorado in 1999 every year there's been a convention for Star Wars fans called Star Wars Celebration and always in a different location,this year it'll be in Orlando Florida April 13-16.As the name implies it's a celebration of all things Star Wars from the live action movies,animated tv shows,merchandise to cosplay and a ton of panels on different subjects.People of different races,age and sex meet  together  to enjoy this  particular weekend.
This year's celebrations biggest thing will be the upcoming movie episode 8 "The Last Jedi" the director and some of the actors will be there and they will be showing a trailer on Friday of that weekend. Don't despair my friends if like me you can't make it to Orlando there's still a way to be part of it like you're right there.The Star Wars channel on YouTube will be streaming live through out the weekend so you'll see everything as it happens. There are also websites and podcast that will keep you up to date like the official Star Wars site,Blackgirlnerds,Brews and Blasters,WSTR podcast and to name a few. I'm sure there also be a ton of pictures and videos on Instagram just use the hash tags like #StarWarsCelebration #SWCO.So if you're stuck at work or a family event this weekend you can still be part of Star Wars Celebration and may the force be with you.
Until next time my friends stay geeky and hungry.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Mr."Not so Terrific"

When the TV series Arrow announced it was adding the character Mr Terrific i was giddy but also knew it wouldn't exactly be from the comics like they did with most of the characters giving them the "Christopher Nolan treatment" like Ra's al Ghul and Deathstroke who I liked.I figured it would be the same without Mr. Terrific.
In the comics Mr Terrific "Micheal Holt" is one of the smartest people in the DC universe.He has the ability to pick up and retain complex skills and abilities that would take other people their whole lives to master. He's a black belt in 6 different martial arts and a Olympic gold medalist in the decathlon and is invisible to electronic detection. I knew the show would "water him down" but damn.
The version we got was a nerdy assistant to Felicity who was crazy smart which I was cool with thinking ok he's gonna get smarter and smarter as the series goes on. They showed us his orbs like in the comics,the "T" on his face even the "Fair Play" on his jacket so it was looking good.They giveth and they take it away,Curtis Holt instead of Michael Holt was an Olympian but a bronze medalist instead of gold that might sound like a small thing to some but why  do that in the 1st place.On the show he's always getting his butt kicked,acting goofy and whining it breaks my heart to watch this. The latest episode Wild Dog,O Dog,Mad Dog 20 20 whatever his name is got into Mr Terrific's head c'mon son really? Wait he does have one impressive power dude can braid his hair in seconds in one second he's in full 'fro in the base before a mission the next he's on the mission with his hair braided he needs to quit the hero game and go be a hairdresser,he could make a ton of money.
Don't get me wrong I like Echo Kellum as an actor it's just what the writers are doing to the character, like some people have said they should've stayed with him as the goofy tech guy and not touched the whole Mr Terrific thing.So here's hoping they fix this but Arrow has been constantly disappointing it's viewers.
So until next time my friends stay geeky and hungry.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Looking Forward to my 2017 Geekdom

2016 was a rough year for alot of reasons and the same can be said for the geek world there were some mediocre to bad movies,comics,video games and the deaths of comicbook creators like one of my favorite artists Darwyn Cooke.There were some bright spots like Deadpool,Captain America Civil War,Rogue One and Netflix shows like Daredevil season 2,Luke Cage,Stranger Things and The Get Down.
2017 looks like it's going to be a good at the movies. Personally I'm looking forward to Guardians of the Galaxy vol.2,Spider-Man Homecoming,Thor: Ragnarok,Wonder Women and of course Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Comicbooks I'm looking forward to are basically ones I started last year Powerman and Iron Fist,Black Panther,Doctor Strange,Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps and the book that surprised me in 2016 Superman.
As far as video games I can't wait to get my hands on God of War,Injustice 2,Ghost Recon: Wildlands,Marvel vs Capcom: Infinte,For Honor and Spider-Man.
I hope you guys are looking forward to alot of things this year and don't get disappointed once you get to watch,read or play them.
Until next time my friends stay geeky and hungry.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Get My Geek Back

You've probably heard phrases like "get your groove back,swagger even mojo back" well I have to get my "Geek back". You may or may have not noticed I haven't posted anything on this blog in a long time well between family visiting from different times,my work schedule,traveling during holidays my "geekdom" has fallen to the wayside. I fell behind on my comics,tv shows and haven't touched my PS4.I was able to see Rogue One a Star Wars story which is already in my top 3 of Star Wars movies and got to sneak away to watch the Doctor Who Christmas Special.
Now that the holidays are over and there won't be anymore visits from people or trips anywhere for awhile I can get back to it.I plan on catching up on my comics,give my PS4 the attention it deserves and posting more and redesigning this blog.There are some stuff that's in the planning stages that I can't talk about right now but hopefully will be coming soon and it should be fun.
As I get my "Geek back" until next time my friends stay geeky and hungry.