Pick of the Geek (19-25 October 2015)

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Another week, another geeky pick.

Big week for the geeks out there as Marvel continues its revamp of its comic book line, and we get to live in the world of Back to the Future again!

Here are the Picks of the Geeks this week!

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Picks of the Geek (September 28 – October 4, 2015)

Another week, another geeky pick. Here are the Geekend Gladiators picks for the week September 28 – October 4, 2015.

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Pick of the Geek (September 21 – 27)

Another week, another geeky pick. Here are the Geekend Gladiators comic book, music, TV, videogames and book picks of the geek for the week September 7-13 2015.

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Pick of the Geek (Sept. 7 – 13, 2015)

Another week, another geeky pick. Here are the Geekend Gladiators comic book, music, TV, videogames and book picks of the geek for the week September 7-13 2015.

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Comic Book Reviews (August 19, 2015)

Beware, spoilers follow.
This week’s comic book releases have been a doozy, with numerous titles vying for our attention and money. As posted earlier this week, we recommended three titles to look out for, and here are the reviews for said titles.


JUSTICE LEAGUE #43

Justice League


The Drakseid war wages on. The first few issues in this on-going saga has been interesting on all levels and is a culmination of events ever since the first couple of issues of Justice League. In this issue, the narrative continued and a new player was introduced to the board in Kalibak, and instantly got me thinking how he would fit in the picture. We also got to see Batman continue to wield the power of a god, and the chair may just have corrupted his ideals with his reluctance to step-away from “his” mobius chair.
The appearance of Scot Free is likewise intriguing on just how he would affect the impending war. Meanwhile, the unlikely tandem of Superman and Lex Luthor is intriguing. The trend continues with Superman being depicted as a powered-down hero, especially in this issue, with the sun not shining on Apokolips. Clearly Superman is not keen on having to team-up with Luthor and being saved by Luthor. The biggest twist came though with that eerie “negative” version of Superman.

This saga is shaping-up to be a classic.

Score: 4.7/5 Comicbooks


1872 #2

1872


When I first heard about this series, I was truly intrigued on how they would reimagine our beloved Marvel heroes to become cowboys, or just even the thought of it being a Western was good enough, but never would have I thought that it would be this interesting.
As with every Western epic, the star would be the Sheriff, and having Cap as the Sheriff is perfect with his ideals and steadfast persona. And with where things were left-off in the first issue, Kingpin’s posse was the perfect Western stand-off drama. The action sequences were on-point and palpable with the right amount of suspense and drama, worthy of any duel. However, the only gripe I have about the duel was the brevity of it, we could have had a lot more action, and that conclusion to all of it felt unearned. The plus side of it though is that said conclusion bought about a chain reaction in Tony Stark, Black Widow, and Ben Urich.

Score: 3.5/5 Comic books.


ARCHIE #2

Archie


With a successful relaunch already in the bag for Archie, the pressure is on to follow-up on such a great start. The second issue did not disappoint!
Familiar elements to the Archie lore were reintroduced ranging from Archie’s clumsiness, his jalopy, and how he brings the worse out of Mr. Lodge. As with the first issue, this current one was divided in chapters, and my favorite out of them was that of Jughead’s. Now I’ve been a fan of Archie and read hundreds of stories, but never have I encountered Jughead’s origin story, so by reading this I was amazed. Never in a hundred years would I have known just how sad his past was. Which, in turn, makes a lot more sense just how mature he is as compared to his peers.

Betty’s piece was also entertaining and heartbreaking at the same time. Clearly the break-up/lipstick incident has taken its toll on her, as much as it has on Archie. This clearly has that rom-com vibe going on, and I’m not opposed to that. The last page was also a mixed bag of emotions having that smidgen of hope of things turning out okay, but then again Veronica is now in town and clearly Archie is smitten.

Score: 5/5 Comic books.

Gino is the Gladiators’ resident TV and Comic Book reviewer. 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

In The Car After (ep. 1): Ant-Man

This is In the Car After where we go on the spot and in the car to talk, bicker and/or fight about the Movie or TV Show we just watched!

We are kicking things off in our very first episode with Marvel’s Ant-Man! Enjoy!


Raffy Leynes is a geek of all trades (master of fun).He loves videogames, comicbooks, movies, cartoons, wrestling, science and art. Lately, he’s been liking his geekery with a dash of “Indie”. He doesn’t know what the f*ck musings are but he is told he does them on his InstagramFacebook and Twitter.

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Casting News! DC Finds Its Steve Trevor

In a bit of casting news, it was announced moments ago that Chris Pine will bring to life Steve Trevor in the solo outing of Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman.

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This brings an end to the various casting rumors that Chris Pine is in talks for the Green Lantern movie.

Trevor

Steve Trevor is known in the DC Comic Universe as the primary love interest of Wonder Woman.

By casting Chris Pine, DC is in full stride of casting A-List actors to portray their various properties.

Chris Pine’s more notable roles include that of Captain Kirk (Star Trek), Jack Ryan (Jack Ryan:Shadow Recruit), and the voice of Jack Frost (Rise of the Guardians).

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Wonder Woman is expected to hit theaters sometime in 2017.

The State of Filipino Komiks

Are you aware that there is a thriving Filipino Komik book industry in the Philippines nowadays? If not, then let me inform you that there is in fact a resurgence of original Filipino Komik books. But, mind you, this has not always been the state of the industry, and just like World History has it, there were the so-called Golden Age and the Dark Age of Filipino Komiks.

So what caused the downfall of the industry back then?

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5 Things We Want to See in Arrow Season 4

Arrow wrapped-up it’s third season a few weeks back, and we were left with a lot of questions at the end of it. But throughout the run of the third season many can’t help but notice, including me, that somehow, someway, the show lost its edge and magic that made it one of the best superhero shows in its first two seasons.

Now, this had me thinking, what should the show-runners do to re-ignite that flame for a spectacular season 4. Here are some of my ideas:

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Nerd Rave – The Indie Effect

THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS DISTURBING, GRAPHIC, AND INAPPROPRIATE IMAGES. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED, READ AT YOUR OWN RISK.   There is an age-old question in the comicbook community that sparked debates and confrontations. What is an indie comicbook? Many people had claimed that it is a comicbook published by neither DC nor Marvel. Some said that it is that type of comicbook which explores diverse genres, weird art, and weirder story lines. It defies all standards set by mainstream comicbooks, it caters to people who are looking for something different, something exotic, and something “original.” But all of these merely describes what an Indie comicbook is, but it does not necessarily define what it really is.

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