Year In Anticipation: What We’re Looking Forward To In 2016

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The face of every Geek on at least some of the things on this list.

2016.  Did any of us think we’d live this long?  Yeah, probably.  We’re Geeks, not morbid.

So, what sort of Geek Entertainment has us here at Gabbing Geek at least a little curious?  See behind the cut, with some items getting some expert Geek Commentary from the Geek Guru himself, Jimmy Impossible.

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Tom’s Geek Year In Review

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2015 is over in a few more hours, so how was the year we just had?  You know, from a Geek Perspective?

Some good, some bad.  Like every year.

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DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow First Look And Name Dropping

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I’ve only seen 6 episodes of The Flash and no episodes of Arrow so I’m probably not the right one to be posting this, but after the cut, a first extended look at DC and CW’s new spinoff series DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow.

I won’t spoil anything with regards to the “Name Dropping” reference in the title, but keep your ears open…

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Spectacular Superhero Stockings Are Perfect For The Holidays

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This year, why not make it a point to update that old musty-dusty stocking of yours with a bright shiny new Reindeer! I mean – Stocking! I must have Rudolph on the brain. Thanks to Creations by Catherine, there are many different heroes to choose from, like Wonder Woman, Robin, and of course the staples you see above. Each stocking runs about $35. Curious as to what these harbingers of toys and goodies look like? Check em out after the break!

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Superhero TV Poll

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The Flash returns tonight to the CW, and fans probably couldn’t be happier.  But there’s a lot of superhero bouncing around TV right now.  Which one excites you, dear reader, the most?  Answer the poll after the cut.

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Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: The Evolution Of The Flash [Infographic]

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Our friends over at HalloweenCostumes.com have an awesome infographic on the evolution of The Flash. And with the CW premier about to air, we thought it appropriate to share with all of you. Check out the evolution from 1940 to “now” after the break:

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DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Is For The Birds

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DC Comics has released the first look at Ciara Renée as Kendra Saunders and Falk Hentschel as Carter Hall.  Look for Hawkgirl and Hawkman to debut in this season’s Arrow and The Flash crossover before joining the spin-off show DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.

Agents Of SHIELD Spin-Off? This Time For Sure? I Thought That Was Off…

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Hey, It’s One Interesting Character!

ABC and Marvel have said they may or may not have an Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spin-off featuring Mockingbird and her ex-husband-who-is-not-Hawkeye.

Well, now it looks like it’s back on.  I have some opinions after the cut.

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Going Through The DCAU Part Ten

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Once more, Jimmy and Tom are continuing their rewatch of the DCAU.

This week, we’re covering the Batman the Animated Series episodes “The Cape and Cowl Conspiracy,” the two-part “Robin’s Reckoning,” and “The Laughing Fish”.

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Tom Recommends: Starman Volume 2

Gabbing Geek Tom Recommends v2The Legacy Hero is a longstanding DC tradition.  The idea is to take an old character name and concept and rework the character into a new character who may or may not be related to the older one.  There’s a bit less of that with the “new 52” today, but when someone opted to rework the Flash from Golden Age Jay Garrick to Silver Age Barry Allen, everything went from there.  Furthermore, when Barry met Jay, a character most of Barry’s readers would have never heard of given their age and the collectability of old comics back then, the idea of connecting these old heroes took root and hasn’t really gone anywhere since.

One of the more prolific superhero names for DC has been Starman.  Originally, Starman was Ted Knight, an astrophysicist who discovered a way to channel starlight into a small wand he called a cosmic rod (stop giggling, Watson) that allowed him to fly and do stuff with stellar energy (mostly fire energy blasts).   Starman was, like many of his contemporaries, a member of the Justice Society and disappeared when the Golden Age of comics ended.  Unlike many of his contemporaries, the various attempts to create other Starman characters wasn’t as cut-and-dried as, say, Flash or Green Lantern.  There were many Starmen, all with different abilities and few with any relationship whatsoever to Ted Knight.

Post Zero Hour, DC produced another new Starman, this one the son of Ted Knight.  Jack Knight had no desire to be a superhero.  He was into collectables and ran a small knick-knack shop out of his home town of Opal City.  Circumstances pushed him into superheroing, and he probably became the single most memorable Starman of them all.

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