Back To The Future Trilogy: An Impossible Rewatch

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Pictured: the 25th Anniversary Edition because that is how I roll.

I can’t tell you the last time I sat down and watched any of the Back To The Future films in their entirety, let alone the full trilogy.  But I did just that this weekend past.  After the break you can find my thoughts on this 30 year old franchise.  Does it hold up?  Is this anything more than quota making for my posts so that I don’t have to wash Watson’s car?  Probably not, but if you are still interested, read on.

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Jimmy Attempts To Read All Of Secret Wars XXVIII: Runaways Edition


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There’s been a lot of talk around these parts by Tom and especially Ryan that I’ve underrated Runaways in our Secret Wars Power Rankings. Like here, here, here and here.

I thought Runaways was ok, with one of the few good endings in these (and I use the term loosely) “tie-ins”.  But I’ve just never dug on teen angst teams.  So no, I’ve never read any previous incarnations of Runaways either.

At the end of the day I can only mark it down to personal preference.  And much like I’m sure Terminator 2: Judegement Day is not Ryan and Tom’s favorite movie, or Led Zeppelin Ryan and Tom’s favorite band, to each their own.

After the cut I’ll take a look at Runaways #1, Runaways #2, Runaways #3 and Runaways #4 with an eye to telling you what happened, and not necessarily if you should spend your $15.96 + tax on it.

Related links:
Secret Wars Power Rankings
Tom’s Road To Secret Wars: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,7.
Other parts of this series: 1, 2, 34, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 1415, 1617, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27

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Jimmy Attempts To Read All Of Secret Wars XXIV (Future Imperfect Edition)

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I mentioned when I covered Future Imperect #1 in part 8 of this series that I had not read the original source material.  It’s on a long list of “to reads” that I have, but I don’t believe you need to have read it to enjoy this series.  I think all you really need to know is that The Maestro is an evil future version of the Hulk who has pretty much killed all the other heroes.  (Edit: or not…see Tom’s comment…)  He’s not a very nice guy.

After the break I’ll look at the remaining issues of this series: Future Imperfect #2, Future Imperfect #3, Future Imperfect #4 and Future Imperfect #5.  Currently sitting in the number 14 slot in our Secret Wars Power Rankings, the series is a good read.

Related links:
Secret Wars Power Rankings
Tom’s Road To Secret Wars: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,7.
Other parts of this series: 1, 2, 34, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 1415, 1617, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23

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Jimmy Attempts To Read All Of Secret Wars Part Twenty

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Much like my trip through DC’s Convergence, I’ve fallen woefully behind schedule.  At the very least I am caught up on reading everything.  Writing about them is another story.  I’ve also been pretty busy with our latest pet project: The Secret Wars Power Rankings.

After the break I’ll take a look at Infinity Gauntlet #2, Weirdworld #1, Weirdworld #2, Red Skull #1, Ultimate End #3 and very briefly touch on Giant Size Little Marvel AVX #1, Giant Size Little Marvel AVX #2 and Giant Size Little Marvel AVX #3.

Some other important links:
Tom’s Road To Secret Wars: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,7.
The other parts of this series: 1, 2, 34, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 1415, 1617, 18, 19

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Happy Birthday, Gabbing Geek!

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One year ago today, the very first episode of the Gabbing Geek podcast was released to an excited public. The audio was terrible, the running time was 1.5 hours, we operated strictly off a FB page, and, jarringly, the other Geeks called Watson by his first name.

One year later, Ryan has mastered audio and production, we run a tight one hour show (we actually produced a few 2 hour shows before coming to this realization), the Gabbing Geek website has passed the podcast as a means to inform and entertain our audience, and now the Geeks either use Watson or Dbag.

Join us now as the hosts and writers of Gabbing Geek reflect on their favorite and not so favorite moments from this special first year!
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Going Through The DCAU: You Think You Know TV?

3504858-6186538201-tumblTom is on vacation this week, and we have two, (TWO!) Batman: The Animated Series posts.  Jimmy, I believe you are the man.  Yes, yes I am.  (Editor’s note: “No he’s not.”)

After the break, check out a neat little video from You Think You Know TV? that covers our favorite animated Dark Knight.  And if you’ve been reading along with our rewatch you know some of this stuff already, because we’re that good.

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Podcast Reaction: Yippee Ki-Yay Mister Falcon Edition

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On this week’s podcast, listener Wachnroll asked via Geek Mail an innocent enough question.  When the podcast bleeps out bad language, is it just for comedic effect or did one of our beloved podcasters turn a blue phrase?

Watson had the answer which I will reveal after the break…

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Going Through The DCAU: Required Reading Part One

3504858-6186538201-tumblTom is on vacation this week, so we are taking a break from out DC Animated Universe rewatch.

To fill the void, I thought I would look at several episodes that are based on existing comic book stories.  We touch on this a bit in our write ups, but I thought I’d compile them in one place.

After the break, discover the issues you should be searching through the long boxes of your collection for.

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Jimmy Attempts To Read All Of Secret Wars Part One

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As if I don’t have enough to do with reading all of DC’s Convergence and Tom Kelly making me watch every DC animated series known to man, I’m also going to attempt to read all of Marvel’s Secret Wars.  While I’ll likely end up as a quivering blob like Weird Science’s brother by the time fall rolls around, let’s see how this goes.

I got lucky this week as there is really only one Secret Wars book, plus the Free Comic Book Day Secret Wars #0 prelude.  (I’ve heard rumors of the existence of an Armor Wars #1/2 that is exclusive to Toys R’ Us, but I have yet to lay my eyes on it.)  We’ll look at those two books after the break.  Be prepared for spoilers.

Also, if you are like me and haven’t read all of Johnathon Hickman’s Avengers run leading up to Secret Wars, be sure to take Tom’s Road To Secret Wars course at gabbinggeekuniversity.com.  The reading materials are online here: Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, Part Five, Part Six and Part Seven.

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Jimmy Attempts To Read All Of Convergence: Week One Part One

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Let the multiversal insanity begin.  Spoilers after the break for Convergence #1, Batman and Robin #1, Nightwing Oracle #1, Batgirl #1 and Speed Force #1.

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