In the Car After is finally back after a bit of a hiatus! We’ll explain in next week’s episode but for now enjoy this one!
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.
SUPERMAN: AMERICAN ALIEN #7 Continue reading “Pick of the Geek (16 – 22 May 2016)”
We might have already seen the exact scene where Cap finds out.
(Warning: Spoilers for Captain America:Civil War. I will detail a very crucial plot point essential to the climax of the movie. Please do not read if you have not watched it.)
Captain America: Civil War is finally upon us and its looking to shake up the foundations of the established Marvel Cinematic Universe. I remember that the original Civil War event in the comics was one of the very first comics that really hooked and enthralled me for Marvel content. It was engaging, evocative and thought provoking as it pitted Hero against Hero, Family against Family in an unprecedented battle of philosophies over the Superhuman Registration Act. Here is one of my favorite quotes from the storyline that has stuck with me through the years:
Captain America: Civil War is just around the corner, so let us provide you with a refresher course on how we arrived to this epic war of ideologies.
First off, a brief background on the source material. Civil War came about due to a superhero reality show gone awry, with the New Warriors discovering some super villain escapees of Ryker’s Island in a small town. Short story, one of the villains, Nitro, exploded which caused the death of hundreds of people including children from a nearby elementary school. With that, the US Government sought to enact the Superhero Registration Bill that would require every masked hero/vigilante to register with the government and be regulated by it, and anyone who opposes or fails to register would be regarded as a fugitive.
Ironman initially opposed the proposed bill but in the end sided with the Registration Act on the ground that the heroes must be accountable for their actions and should first be trained and certified by the government before being allowed to fight crime. Captain America, on the other hand, fought for his Constitutional right and opposed the act on the basis of protecting his identity and the safety of the people that he cares about. From here, a divide was created and the heroes took their sides, either with Ironman or with Captain America.
An awesome week awaits us geeks this week as it presents tons of stuff to satisfy our hunger!
2016 promises to be an exciting one for movie-goers and hardcore fans! And with a lot of movies begging for your money, its tough to pick-out the ones that deserve your well-earned dough. So allow us to make your lives simple so that you won’t break the bank this year with the 10 movies we’re excited to see this 2016 (in no particular order).
The trailer for the much anticipated epic movie Captain America: Civil War is here! Check it out: