Okay – this is not an article on “how” to get a geek tattoo. This is more of an article about the millions of people who are brave enough to get a geek tattoo. I mean, let’s face it – you have to have brass balls to get a geek tattoo. It’s not your typical “whoops, I did that in college after a drunken night of LARPing” – well, maybe it is. My point being, that you better really LOVE that geek property, because guess what – IT’S GOING TO BE THERE FOREVER!
Not to be outdone by whatever Marvel announces on The View today, DC is trying to make waves of their own with huge changes to their entire line of comics in the wake of Convergence.
Up first, RIP New 52 branding. It hasn’t made sense in a long time and I guess we are back to it simply being the DC universe. (Unfortunately it doesn’t sound like we’ll be back to the Pre-Flashpoint DCU. Sniff.)
This weeks collection of new comics is a little light (on Jimmy interested things anyway) but I managed to pull together some (mostly spoiler free) thoughts on three of them. One that I haven’t read yet but am looking forward to is Superman – Earth One, Vol. 3. The Earth One line from DC are very oversized graphic novels that take a kind of Marvel Ultimate Universe spin on DCs top dogs. I haven’t read the Teen Titans volume (sorry Watson), but I would recommend picking up the first two Superman volumes and Batman Vol. 1.
Gabbing Geek, like any online publication worth its salt, has editorial discussions. Watson was wondering how a story on longest-dead characters would go, specifically ones that stayed dead or had actual emotional impacts on the reader, especially if they died during an “event”.
Shortest death: probably Hal Jordan as Paralax in Zero Hour…back the very next month in the pages of Green Lantern. Longest may be Captain Mar-Vel, still dead and staying that way.
But that idea sounds like it would require too much research, so instead I’m gonna talk about Supergirl. Continue reading The Outright Screwy History Of The Maid Of Might
GoDaddy.com, a company that annually makes a Superbowl ad wherein there’s some implied female nudity if you visit their site, decided to pull this year’s ad that featured a puppy being sold online. It seems people were outraged about an implied abuse of a puppy, probably from a puppy mill for the commercial’s storyline, from a company that routinely makes commercials that objectify women. What gives? Does our society value dogs more than people?
In a word, it appears the answer to that question is “yes”.
Is that a new episode of the Gabbing Geek podcast I hear? Why yes, yes it is!
I tagged my first two articles with the tag “Twilight sucks”. It would be irresponsible of me not to explain why.
See, I’m a happily married man. As a result of this fact, I have seen most of these movies. I am not sure my wife even really likes these movies. She proclaimed reading the final book as six months of her life she’s like to get back since the book was so dull it took her that long to get through it. But I am not my wife. I have photos of the two of us in the same room to prove it. So, why do I think Twilight sucks?
You think you know Superman? You think just because you read some comics and watched some movies that you know Clark Kent? You suppose that since you’ve seen 7 different Batmen, that you can pick one out of a crowd? Want to test your ability to psycho analyze? Well step right up – and compare your abilities to the best psychologists out there.
Sadly, I WILL have to come at you, bro. Despite being the biggest Aquaman supporter around (there isn’t a ton of competition), I gotta pan this one. It was a completely phoned in DC Universe Animated Original Movie; a franchise that has shown a tremendous decline in quality since the days of Under the Red Hood and Public Enemies.
We all love Gotham. But how much better would it be if Jim Gordon used to be
Batman Superman? If that intrigues you, you might want to check out Powers from Brian Michael Bendis. (It’s apparently Bendis Day here at Gabbing Geek.) While there are umpteen trade paperback collections for you to cut your teeth on, you can catch Powers as the Playstation Network’s first live action show on March 10th.
Make sure you have a Playstation Plus account if you plan to watch more than the first episode which will be free to all.