Comics Cosmos – All the Valiant You Need

cc Whether you’re starting a new title or have been into a character for awhile, there comes a point when you want to know more about them. You might know the stories they’ve been involved in, but perhaps not their entire history. Or maybe you want to make sure you didn’t miss any of the pertinent details. Sure, the big two have had their versions of encyclopedias over the years, but now Valiant has the Valiant Universe Handbook. Continue reading

Miss Dawn’s Musings – A Step Too Far

Blog-MDMLast week I wrote about how it’s a great time for geeks because of all the crossover and expansion of fandoms throughout tv, movies, books, comics, games… everywhere. But there is a down side too. Hard to believe, I know, but it comes down to the merchandise. Sure, you can buy all kinds of things with your favorite characters emblazoned on, but there are times when merch goes a bit too far. Continue reading

Best Geeky Finds – Ewok and Roll: Looking Back at the Ewok Movies

Blog-BGFReaders, I am about to tell you something about my life that may make you think differently about this blogger: as a child I was unaware of Star Wars. I have never watched a single major Star Wars movie or cartoon, read any EU books, or was even aware that something called Star Wars existed. I saw R2D2 and C3PO on the Muppet show with Mark Hamill, but did not understand their importance. I don’t remember if friends tried to talk to me about the franchise, but if they did I imagine I had little to say and wandered off. Continue reading

Irregular’s Intel – My Summer Vacation, Part 3

Blog-IIWhen I was in fourth grade and the time to order books came around (do they still do that?) I had a book catch my eye that I had to get. It was titled Is James Bond Dead? and was a collection of short stories about actual missions taken on by actual spies. When I opened the book, I was a little disappointed because there was very little mention of Agent 007, but lots of talk of people I had never heard of who did what he did in real life. Now it was my fault that I did not read the description, but it was probably one of the best mistakes of my life! I was exposed to a world where writers, entertainers and regular people put their lives on the line for their countries. I gained an appreciation for the real world of espionage after that. Jason Bourne and James Bond were and always will be cool with me, but to know that there’s a shadow war going on that the news doesn’t cover? That’s the stuff… and that is what you get at the International Spy Museum in Washington DC.  Continue reading

Miss Dawn’s Musings – Expanding Fandoms

Blog-MDMThere was a time when a fandom of choice could only be enjoyed within its original medium. Star Trek and Doctor Who were on television, Star Wars was a movie, Dungeons & Dragons was a game. But somewhere along the way, creators realized that fans not only wanted more, but would devour everything about their fandom of choice. Star Trek crossed to the big screen, Doctor Who went audio, D&D got into adventure novels and Star Wars went everywhere. And, of course, pretty much all fandoms now have comics. Continue reading

Best Geeky Finds – Neeeeeviillle!!- A Look Back at The Omega Man (1971)

Blog-BGFLong before The Walking Dead and The Lost Boys, there was The Omega Man. The movie tells the story of Robert Neville (Charlton Heston) who believes he is the last man on Earth. Three years prior a nuclear explosion occurred, wiping out a large portion of humanity. Those who did survive gradually changed, faces and hair becoming gray, irises becoming white and empty, and no longer could these people be in light. Driving throughout Los Angeles during the day, Neville is seeking out the group of affected known as “The Family.” Their leader, Matthias (Anthony Zerbe), has taunted Neville every day since realizing Neville was the sole person around who, in his opinion, was dead. Continue reading

Irregular’s Intel – My Summer Vacation, Part 2

Blog-IIAnyone who has touched a comic has been influenced but Geppi, the man behind Geppi’s Entertainment Museum in Baltimore Maryland. Geppi, one time comic shop owner and baseball fan, was able to turn his passion into Diamond Distributors and to become part owner of the Baltimore Orioles. I can honestly say that his love for both shine through in this 10 year old museum. Continue reading

Meeple Moments – Gen Con 2016 Recap

mmlogoOccasionally we feature a post from our friends at The Malted Meeple. This time around, we have their coverage of this year’s Gen Con.

We’re back from Gen Con and are excited to share all of the tales and treasures from the “Best Four Days of Gaming!” We were happy to see many of you this year in Indianapolis. And for those of you who weren’t able to go, don’t worry, we brought plenty of the fun back with us. After all, we braved the crowds and the lines to bring back a few armfuls of games just for you!  Continue reading