Best Geeky Finds – Pizza Power!

Two weeks ago was Memorial Day weekend. Whenever holidays like these fall on a Monday or a weekend when the market is open, I go shopping to the Hartville Flea Market (in northeast Ohio). I often do not have a specific goal in mind while shopping, but sometimes I start the day off seeing one unique item I had not thought about and spend the rest of the day searching for similar finds. On this day, my unique hunt became Ninja Turtles action toys.  Continue reading

Irregular’s Intel – Representation Counts

We live in a time where every notion or concept has a hashtag. It can get to the point where it becomes overwhelming, or tedious even. That’s not to say that they don’t have meaning, but to address all of them would take a full 140 characters by itself! But I digress. Yesterday, my brother posted something on his FB that caught my eye – an African American male cosplaying as Batman. Now this, in and of itself, was not new to me. But to read his story I was reminded of how black kids could not be Batman, Superman, Captain America or Doctor Strange because we didn’t look like them. We could be Spider-Man, Iron Man or anyone black because either you couldn’t see who was under the mask or armor or they looked like us. Being kids we didn’t know better, but it did kinda suck, to be honest about it all.  Continue reading

Comics Cosmos – Be My Huckleberry

Mark Millar’s Huck is a tale of a simple man with special gifts who wants to live a quiet life in a small town. He does a good deed every day for whoever is in need, but otherwise keeps to himself. His neighbors always know the deeds are his doing, but they keep things quiet as well, as a way to thank him. Then someone new moves to town who happens to be a reporter and she wants to share news of Huck with the world.  Continue reading

She Geek Critique – Getting It Right

As I have mentioned before, movie casting is sometimes a big deal to me. This is especially in regard to geek properties, most especially comic book movies where the characters need to have a rather specific look. Regardless of abilities, I think it’s important to capture that look to truly capture the character. But even when the casting is not quite right, there can be moments in a movie when the acting, story and visuals come together so well that they get the character right. Continue reading

Best Geeky Finds – What if God[s] Were One of [Among] Us?

I can’t say that it’s enough just to have a series or movie based on a Neil Gaiman work, but certain works merit film transformation over others. Stardust in 2007 was impressive and incorporated Gaiman’s humor wisely, yet felt more like a Disney film. Two years later, an animated Coraline proved to be creepy, yet moving the setting to America took a bit out of the initial moral of the novel. Neverwhere had been made in multiple forms on radio and television (the best productions featuring Peter Capaldi, in my opinion) while Good Omens, Gaiman’s collaboration with Terry Pratchett, was produced as a radio drama for BBC radio with Colin Morgan shortly before Pratchett’s death. Yet one novel I have waited a long time for since my first reading proved to be the best Gaiman production of all – American GodsContinue reading

Irregular’s Intel – Summer Flings

As school starts to wind down and the heat starts to crank up, we’ll be inundated with suggestions for summer reading and summer series to watch and all that jazz. I think that’s all well and good, but these lists are usually filled with books I wouldn’t read even if I was paid to! But, because my TBR list stretches all of Route 66 and part of Electric Avenue, I decided that I am going to dedicate this summer to something I have not done in 4 years, or so… I am binging all of the Rogue Squadron novels!  Continue reading

Playing Around – Wubba Lubba Dub Dub!

Are you a fan of Rick and Morty who’s just biding time waiting for the new season to start? Have you watched all the episodes four or five times (or more) already? How about kicking back for a half hour or so and “playing” an episode? That’s right, dawg, the Rick and Morty: Total Rickall Card Game is based on the “Total Rickall” episode of the show we all know and love!  Continue reading

Comics Cosmos – Pray for Me, Preacher

About a year ago Preacher, a tv series based on the Vertigo comic book by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, made its debut. It follows far-from-holy preacher Jesse Custer in a very small town in Texas and the lives of the often horrible people who live there. The first season of the show was actually a prequel to the comics, so even fans were treated to the unexpected every week.  Continue reading