Irregular’s Intel – Patriotic Themed Heroes

When I was a kid, it was no big deal to see Captain America anywhere. He wore a version of the Stars and Stripes on his uniform (remember, it was issued to him by the military, so… uniform). He represented the United States, so that was ok. But when I saw Captain Britain, Sunfire or Guardian it threw me for a loop! You see, each of characters wear versions of the British flag, Imperial Japan flag and Canadian flag, respectively. But it did teach me a valuable lesson: every nation can and should have their own “national hero”.  Continue reading

Meeple Moments – Publisher’s Spotlight: Passport Game Studios

Our friends at The Malted Meeple like to give some extra attention to their favorite board game publishers and designers. In their Publisher’s Spotlight they provide a bit of a background on the publisher, discuss a few of their games, and may even announce a visit to The Meeple by some of the publisher’s representatives!  Continue reading

GW1 Issue 110 – Summertime, Movie Time

It’s time for the Meeplecast again, recorded live at The Malted Meeple in Hudson, Ohio. This time we’re talking coming attractions for the next few months, from the obvious summer blockbusters to the questionable releases. Plus we have updates on a few fandom projects in the works, chat about the change in directors for Han Solo and wrap things up with some recommended tv viewing. Listen now!    Continue reading

Comics Cosmos – Defending the Streets

Earlier this month, as a prelude to the series hitting Netflix in August, The Defenders premiered featuring Daredevil, Luke Cage Jessica Jones and Iron Fist. Written by Brian Michael Bendis, it’s a good introduction to these characters coming together in the street level version of the Avengers. Well, sort of.  Continue reading

She Geek Critique – Always Be Reading

I don’t typically talk about what I do “for a living”, but I’m an editor. Yes, that means I get paid to read and be the grammar police, among other things (it’s for a marketing department and nowhere near as glamorous as it sounds!). And even though I don’t take my work home with me, I do actually enjoy doing the editor/proofer thing in my free time as well.  Continue reading

Best Geeky Finds – Real Demon Hunters are Named Ashley – My Groovy Weekend Binge of Evil Dead Movies

A cabin in the woods, demonic possessions, the Book of the Dead. Many movies and TV shows have had all three of these tropes since the 1970s, but none have been as well-known as Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead. In 1981, Ash (Ashley) (Bruce Campbell), his sister, and college friends take a weekend trip to a small cabin in the woods of Tennessee. The vacation turns rotten immediately when they hear noises from the cellar where they find a tape recorder, firearms, and a strange book covered in human skin. Of course, they’re smart and do not read the book. The cabin’s former resident does it for them on the tape as it recites the text.  Continue reading

Irregular’s Intel – The Struggle

If you’re of a certain age you remember a time when it wasn’t so cool to be a nerd. Wearing a tee shirt with a comic character was an invitation to be ridiculed. Reading for pleasure was unheard of, and don’t let the book be thick or sci-fi or fantasy… and we won’t even mention comics. Now, we live in a time where these sorts of things are accepted, for the most part. The norms either adapt or grin and bear it, but it is all good. But does the lack of struggle change the meaning of geek for the ones coming up?  Continue reading

Playing Around – Elder Gods Gaming

If you’re a tabletop gamer into the horror genre, you very likely have played at least one game that involves Lovecraft monsters or storytelling. There’s a high probability that it’s been a version of the popular Arkham Horror series. (No, Bat fans, this has nothing to do with the asylum in the bat-verse.) For those unfamiliar, it’s a Lovecraftian horror cooperative game that, essentially, involves defeating (or escaping) lots of nasty monsters. But that’s not the only tabletop game dedicated to the Elder Gods.  Continue reading

GW1 Issue 109 – Now With Extra Pulp

This week we have an interview with “new pulp” author Derrick Ferguson, who writes the Dillon series among other stories and books. First, we catch up with our general geeky happenings, then talk some of the news from the past week, including the Project Scorpio reveal from E3 and bidding farewell to a fan favorite. Listen now!  Continue reading