Irregular’s Intel – Now That We’ve Met Luke Cage and Iron Fist

Luke Cage and Danny Rand have both stepped up to the plate and had their series on Netflix. Now the wait is on for Marvel’s The Defenders. That’s all well and good, but the bigger question is, are we ready for a live action Heroes for Hire? I’d say, no. Danny and Luke need to sort out their personal stuff before we get to have Power Man and Iron Fist.  Continue reading

Irregular’s Intel – Too Old for Comics!?

When I was a kid I used to read comics from cover to cover. I still do now, but the difference is back then almost all comics had a letters section in the back. This was where the readers would sound off about the previous issue, or two or three issues ago, depending on the book. Anyway, I remember that a lot of the readers were military men. They would talk about the quality of the art and the impact of the story arc and how the color was off on this panel on that page, but it was overall a good issue. That made an impression on me for two reasons. My Pop and two of my uncles were in the armed forces, so it meant that people like them were reading comics – in fact, my Pop actually was at the time. Secondly, it meant that grown men were reading comics. This practically blew my mind. There were letters from other people who may or may not have been adults, but I knew that if they posted a military address, they were grown-ups. This told me that I might never be too old for comics!  Continue reading

Irregular’s Intel – International Women’s Day and Living in my Bubble

In the whole of my existence, I have related to the women in my life in as many ways as considered humanly possible. In my short 46 years on this earth I have developed a deep respect for women because of my life experience. My sister and I were raised by my mom. As I grew up, I watched this amazing woman take on the role of Mother, Father, breadwinner and any other that may have been required of her on a daily basis. I never related to the notion of “traditional” gender roles. The same could be said for all of the women in my life. I have always been surrounded by strong women, but even then, I will never be able to truly appreciate what that means.  Continue reading

Irregular’s Intel – Is Captain America Really Lawful Good?

First off, I’m not even talking about the current storyline in Captain America: Steve Rogers or what is the basis for Secret Empire. I am looking at the character based on the whole of his history. Now, when you look up Lawful Good, the definition mentions things like morality and honor and duty and hating to allow lawbreakers go unpunished. But when you look at Chaotic Good, you see things like free thinker, follows his/her conscience, doesn’t care what society thinks. Ok, we have a few characteristics of each alignment and this isn’t our first rodeo – we know what the alignments stand for and what this is all about.  Continue reading

Irregular’s Intel – Getting My Weekends Back

Like many people, I currently work a shift that has me working Saturdays. I thought that I’d get used to it, but, 15 months later, I have not! It completely throws me off, especially considering that a lot of things Geek Watch One does, and geeky events in general, are on the weekend. So, I had an opportunity come my way and I had to take it and (drum roll)… I get my weekends back!  Continue reading

Irregular’s Intel – Wake Up Calls

Sometimes life gives us little nudges. First, you get that internal feeling that you need to make a change or do something different with your life or whatever. From there, life will have you run into people that you haven’t seen in a long time, people who may be tied to that thing that life had been nudging you about. Then, it happens. Life hits you over the head with the proverbial frying pan and you can’t ignore it… yep, you’re getting that wake up call!!  Continue reading

Irregular’s Intel – Purposeful Geekness

This is a subject that has been on my mind a lot, lately. A couple of weeks ago there was a story about a young attorney who ran for city council and won and took his oath while holding a replica of Captain America’s shield. Also, that same week, an acquaintance wrote a blog about what his fandoms meant for him, especially in the current environment. A mix of all of that had been stewing in my head for the longest time… then Geek Watch One turned two and I became reflective.  Continue reading

Irregular’s Intel – I’m Talkin’ ‘Bout Shaft!

I’m generally a live and let live kind of guy when it comes to remakes. If the creative team is adding a new dimension to the story or a logically different take, I am game for the ride. But, during issue 88 of GW1 it came out that there were plans for a Shaft remake… yeah, a Shaft remake. This movie is already part of the national registry and has influenced so many writers and film makers, what more can you add to this tale? Oh, I know… let’s make it an action comedy!

Hell-to-the-no!!!  Continue reading

Irregular’s Intel – Nasty Women and Dangerous Men

I was thinking about the quality of company that I keep and I think that they can best described as, like the title says, nasty women and dangerous men. The term “nasty woman” was used as a put down during a presidential debate, but if the characteristics the speaker was describing are “nasty” then I want all of the nasty that I can stand! If nasty means smart, intelligent, strong, insightful, funny, curious, open minded, creative and resourceful – then hell yeah, sign me up!! Continue reading

Irregular’s Intel – Expanding Fandoms

A couple of months ago I was at a convention and Ken and I were interviewing this well known game developer for Geek Watch One. In the course of the interview he happened to mention his deep love for G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero. I immediately caught on to what he meant. Like me, he held a greater affinity for the realistic portrayal of a special forces unit with next gen technology and tactics as opposed to the “red lasers vs blue lasers” that we saw on the animated series. As the talk progressed he shared with me knowledge about a game that was inspired by that world, but not officially of it… let’s call it “adjacent”. So, if I was strictly into comics and not one bit into tabletop gaming, this may be the lure that I would need to give it a shot. Much like the game Dead of Winter was made for the Walking Dead crowd. Someone may be a fan of the comic, show or both…heck, they may even play the video game, but here is another way to enjoy that fandom… and possibly feed a new obsession?  Continue reading