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

The face of every Geek on at least some of the things on this list.
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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Slightly Misplaced Comic Book Heroes Case Files #28: Madame Xanadu

Look!  It's an iconic hero!
Look! It’s an iconic hero!  No, it’s not Wonder Woman!

Once upon a time, many moons ago, the Gabbing Geeks held their first Watercooler discussion to talk about iconic characters who hadn’t gotten a movie yet or had one in development.  Jenny, for some reason, chose Madame Xanadu.

Now, I don’t know how Jenny defines “iconic”.  I would define it as a character that is so recognizable that even people outside the fan group recognize the character.  Superman is an iconic hero.  So is Batman, Spider-Man, and Wonder Woman.  Iron Man probably is thanks to Robert Downey Jr.  Other characters may be recognizable to people who are fans of comics in general, but not necessarily of the character itself.  Aquaman, the Flash, and Captain America probably all fit that group.

But Madame Xanadu?  Well, Jenny had offered to fill in a Misplaced Hero file during my vacation for this character, so Jenny believed that Madame Xanadu is somehow both misplaced and iconic…

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Gabbing Geek 37: TV And Movies

Gabbing Geek 37: TV And Movies
Gabbing Geek 37: TV And Movies

The latest episode of the award winning Gabbing Geek podcast is out and it’s amazing.  We’re talking about TV shows and movies which we haven’t done since…what…episode 36?  Take a listen now to hear about next fall’s geek tv shows, James Cameron film rankings, and some discussion on Alan Moore’s Swamp Thing and the amazing movie Krull!  Find out more after the break!

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Lucifer Preview Has Spooky Eyes, Mean Angels, And Is Not At All Like Constantine

"They say the eyes are windows to the soul.  My soul wants to eat your heart and suck out the dark blood while it flows from the open orifice.  Wanna go out?"
“They say the eyes are windows to the soul. My soul wants to eat your heart and suck out the dark blood while it flows from the open orifice. Wanna go out?”

DC has been having a nice run on television between Arrow, Flash, and even Gotham.  Constantine?  Not so much.  So the Warner Brothers TV division is really hoping you don’t see this trailer and immediately compare it to the only DC TV property to get cancelled in its first season.  This one is completely different, you see, because it’s actually the Devil who’s…um…working as a cop…and looking like he can’t stand up to an angel…and driving in LA.  Actually, that last one we believe.  Check out the full trailer after the break and start your cancellation watches…NOW!

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Non-Geek TV From The Geek Perspective: iZombie

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There’s a lot of TV out there, and I don’t know if this week’s show is a Geek Show or not.  I mean, it probably could be if it isn’t.  I don’t know.  It has freakin’ zombies, but the main one is perky and friendly, not stumbling around trying to eat Sheriff Grimes or whatever that guy’s name is.  I actually don’t watch The Walking Dead and am basing all my knowledge on said show on the fact I read the first few trades and watched an “Epic Rap Battle of History” between Grimes and Walter White.

Look, this week’s show is iZombie.

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Slightly Misplaced Comic Book Heroes Case File #8: The Spectre

Beware the pale man in a cape and a pair of briefs!
Beware the pale man in a cape and a pair of briefs!

This ongoing series of mine has focused largely on forgotten or little-used heroes.  Today’s entry is nothing like that, since the Spectre has been a DC staple since his creation in 1940.

He’s just been a markedly different sort of character any time he appears anywhere.  At least with someone like Superman, you know what the guy is and where he stands.  With the Spectre, he’s more or less what the story needs.  He really is a deus ex machina, sometimes rather literally.

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Comics Watson Actually Liked

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It is often said on the Gabbing Geek podcast (listen to it!) that I don’t read comics.  Well I did once.  So in talking to my buddy Phil Ray the other day, he asked me to write a post on my ten favorite Trade Paperbacks ever (“other than Watchmen, of course”). I would tell him writing for a website is not like being a DJ at da club because we don’t take requests, but he did introduce me to my ex-wife (thanks,jerk) so here we go…

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Slightly Misplaced Comics Heroes Case Files #2: The Unknown Soldier

"Hey, Unknown Soldier, STOP HELPING THE NAZIS!"
“Hey, Unknown Soldier, STOP HELPING THE NAZIS!”

He was a mystery man, a soldier and assassin who made Axis agents tremble during World War II.  He also had no name.  That was deliberate.

He was…the Unknown Soldier!

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A Brilliant Team Is Remaking a Classic That Shouldn’t Be Touched

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Talk to the hand, Watson. I’m fricking Batman!

 

I ranked Gone Girl as my #17 movie of the year in my Top 145 Movies of 2014. I am a fan of Ben Affleck other than when he is in a movie with JLo.  David Fincher is even in my top five all time favorite directors.  Gillian Flynn wrote a great book and screenplay.  But I do not want them to make their next rumored movie together!

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