Comics Cosmos – Constantine Lives

Constantine is definitely one of those characters that people either love or hate. He’s a smarmy, smart ass, dark magic Brit looking out for himself who falls into doing the right things for others… and often saving the world from dark forces. The Hellblazer is a comic for those into the paranormal side of heroes – plenty of catastrophes to avert, but no one flying in with a cape flapping behind. Instead, you get a sometimes drunk couch-surfer in a trench coat who just happens to know what he’s doing.  Continue reading

Best Geeky Finds – The Owls May Indeed Be Not What They Seem

In 1989, Special Agent Dale Cooper, having just solved the mystery behind Laura Palmer’s murder, disappeared from the small logging town of Twin Peaks. Neither the FBI nor the Twin Peaks PD knew where we went, and based on audiences’ witnessing of one of his last nights, whether it was even Cooper himself who left.  Continue reading

Playing Around – An Epic Adventure

December 2015, we treated ourselves to a new gaming system. We had not had anything new since the Wii, so it was high time for an upgrade. We bounced between the Xbox One and PS4. Both had their pros and cons, but there was one factor that did it for me… the Uncharted series. I wasn’t interested in jumping on the Tomb Raider bandwagon, I wanted something fresh. From everything that I had heard over the past few years, Uncharted was it. Plus, they had just released Uncharted 4 and there was a collector’s pack with 1-3… so guess what I did?  Continue reading

Best Geeky Finds – If I Had $1,000,000: The Brass Teapot

What would you do for a million dollars? Rob a bank? Fix the lottery? Would you consider hurting yourself? (I usually end up having to pay bills for a few years as a result of this, so I could handle this option).

The Brass Teapot (2013, R) guides audiences on a journey of liberation from debt, to greed and all-out murder. After stealing a mysterious teapot from an antique shop, Alice (Juno Temple) and John (Michael Angarano) discover that it produces cash whenever in the presence of pain. Whenever either harms themselves in the vicinity of the teapot, cash appears, increasing in amounts depending on how much they hurt.  Continue reading

Comics Cosmos – Gert Kills Image

Comic fans know that the first Saturday of May is Free Comic Book Day, also known to many as Merry Comics Day. Comic shops everywhere have lines out the door as people swing by for the freebies (and to grab deals on other comics and items that many shops put on sale that day). Many publishers re-release a previously published comic as a free book or combine stories from a couple of their titles to introduce to readers. But a few release books created specifically for FCBD. This year, one of the best was I Hate ImageContinue reading

Best Geeky Finds – SCIENCE!

If you are a child of the 90s, there’s a good chance you watched Bill Nye the Science Guy in science class. If, for some reason, you didn’t have a cool science teacher, you may have watched the show on PBS along with other students who did have cool teachers, but were watching because it was cool and enjoyed having already watched the episode and knew what to look forward to when the teacher pulled out the VHS tape he had to rewind to a certain spot (because recording from television was really the superior method to having the library order the tapes. Also, kids whose parents haven’t given you the entire Disney collection from their childhood, ask your parents what a VHS tape is).  Continue reading

Best Geeky Finds – A Princess, Cobbler and Thief

It’s time for a pop culture history lesson. Which came first: Disney’s Aladdin or Warner Brother’s The Thief and the Cobbler? That’s a difficult answer. While Aladdin arrived in theaters in 1992, with Thief in theaters the next year in South Africa and Australia (America in 1995 by Miramax, coincidentally re-named Arabian Knight), Aladdin was stolen straight from the pages of Thief, on which production began in 1964.  Continue reading

She Geek Critique – Good Ol’ Days of Krull

We all know that nostalgia puts a shiny, happy filter on the past, making it difficult to find fault in the things we love. As geeks, we know this all too well as the games, comics and movies of our youths are a beacon of what made us who we are. I was reminded of this over the weekend when I watched a movie I hadn’t seen in a very long time: Krull.   Continue reading