Pick of the Geek (16 – 22 May 2016)

Pick of the Geek is back with this week’s top things to look out for in the geeky realm. We’ll be highlighting the comic books and the TV shows you should check out this week.

We’ve got 5 comic books you should read this week, and 4 must-see TV shows as well.


COMICS

SUPERMAN: AMERICAN ALIEN #7

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By: Max Landis, Jock, and Ryan Sook (DC Comics)

They say all good things must come to an end, and for this surprisingly good read, issue #7 serves as the last issue to this much talked about comic book.

In Superman: American Alien #7 features a mysterious white-skinned alien wreaking havoc in Metropolis. Superman attempts to pacify the alien but in doing so Superman discovers some utterly unpleasant things about his own origin. Make sure to check out this finale this week.

FUTURE QUEST #1

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By: Jeff Parker, Evan Shaner (DC Comics)

Who doesn’t miss the Hanna-Barbera cartoons of the 90’s and early 00’s? For those who do miss them, rejoice as Future Quest brings back all your favorite characters, such as Johnny Quest, Hadji, Space Ghost, Inter-Nation Security, and many more in this awesome comic book.

Our heroes have come together to battle a villain who threatens the entire galaxy. The only people who can stop them? Our favorite cartoon characters of course! Don’t miss this monster, extra-sized issue this week!

CIVIL WAR II #0

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By: Brian Michael Bendis and Olivier Coipel (Marvel Comics)

Civil War II #0 serves as the official introduction to Marvel’s summer event that pits Iron Man and Captain Marvel. This issue will lay down the ground work for what is expected to be another hit event from Marvel and who the main players might just be.

JUGHEAD #6

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By: Chip Zdarsky and Erica Henderson (Archie Comics)

The first story arc comes to a close in Jughead #6 as Jughead and the gang will finally face Principal Stranger. Who will win, Jughead or Stranger? The loser will have to leave Riverdale. Lets all hope Jughead wins.

ARCHANGEL #1

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By: William Gibson, Butch Guice, and Tula Lotay (IDW Publishing)

Sci-fi fanatics will appreciate this new book coming from IDW Publishing. Archangel is a political, sci-fi book that focuses on a machine called the “Splitter”. The Splitter is designed to develop a new reality to escape the radioactive world that we currently live in. The catch? The US Government is bent on infiltrating and corrupting this new world.

Archangel marks the debut of writer William Gibson (Neuromancer) in the comic book medium.


TV

BLINDSPOT “IF LOVE A REBEL, DEATH WILL RENDER”

Blindspot has been on a roll lately as the show has finally ditched the tattoo of the week/villain of the week approach (for now?). This week, Jane confronts Oscar on the turn of events that have put Mayfair and the whole FBI team on the brink of dissolution. With this being the penultimate episode, one can expect that some answers would be presented on the overall arch of this first season.

THE FLASH “INVINCIBLE”

With the dramatic part out of the way, The Flash gears up for the final showdown between The Flash and Zoom, but first Barry must defeat the villains Zoom has gathered to wreak havoc on Central City. This episode also features Black Canary’s Earth 2 doppleganger, the Black Siren. Meanwhile, Wally continues his heroic path as he sets out to help Barry in the chaos. The question is, will Wally manifest powers?

ARROW “LOST IN THE FLOOD”

Arrow has been rocky at best over the past couple of years, but things finally look to get interesting in year 4 as Oliver and company have gained the upper hand and discovered where the Ark is. The team also figured out that Thea is being held hostage by Hive and have set out a mission to rescue her and take down the Ark as well, the only problem, Thea gets in the way of the Green Arrow.

LEGENDS OF TOMORROW “LEGENDARY”

It’s the season finale for DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. The team are dropped back in present time Central City with a decision to make, sacrifice everything to save the world or not. The final showdown between our heroes and Vandal Savage take place.

Meanwhile, Sara will receive some heartbreaking news from Quentin Lance, which fans of the Arrowverse already know. As to how Sara will respond, well only time will tell.


So there you have it, our own personal checklist of what’s going down this week. Make sure to check it out, and if you have something on your list and would like us to know about it, feel free to put it in our comment section below.


Gino is the Gladiators’ resident comic book and TV geek. He is a lawyer in the making at day and full-on geek by night. He believes that the lightsaber is the best weapon during a zombie apocalypse. #AgeOfTheGeek

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