Archive for August, 2012
The major comic companies put out enough comics that sometimes it can leave your head spinning and eyes bleeding as you search the new titles each week for something worth reading. To aid in your Geeky endeavors, Speak Geeky To Me on occasion reviews new titles from the major companies to spotlight the best and worst of what’s available at your local comic shop. So sit back, relax, and enjoy a new Comic Review.
Title: Green Lantern vol.5 Annual #1
Writer: Geoff Johns (Justice League, Aquaman)
Penciler: Ethan Van Sciver (New X-men, The Flash: Rebirth) & Pete Woods (Legion Lost, More >
This weekend only, The Avengers is back in theaters nationwide. What better way to celebrate your Labor Day weekend in the United States than by watching Earth’s Mightiest Heroes take on Loki and his Chitauri army? Watch Iron Man be charming, Agent Coulson be a Geek, stare at Black Widows b–eautiful fighting skills, and see Hulk smash! This also gives fans a second chance at seeing both after credits scenes, featuring Thanos and the infamous shwarma restaurant. Who knows, maybe there might even be something extra from Marvel. So check out The Avengers this weekend and pick up the DVD/Blu-ray More >
After the kiss that’s currently selling comics in Justice League #12, between Superman and Wonder Woman, DC is taking a bit of pride that they have created such love in their new universe. However, most of us will all remember that for years it wasn’t Clark Kent and Diana of Themyscira, but Clark and Lois Lane. So when DC’s blog today put out a list of their Super Power Couples, many fans moaned and groaned about the love lost when DC rebooted its universe into the New 52. Feeling your pain, while DC gloats of what they called “those perfect More >
25-years ago Konami released the first Metal Gear game for the MSX2. That was 11 years before Solid Snake would make his popular first appearance on the PlayStation console. Yet we still have 25 years of the special forces operative starring in stealth games that have defined the genre. Snake has since been in over 20 video games and several comics and novels. But what Snake has yet to appear in is a major motion picture, despite much hope and demands from fans. That all changed today, when Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. announced a partnership with Arad Productions, Columbia Pictures, More >
DC is about ready to unleash its month of zero issues next week, with 55 new comics holding the rare 0 numbering. Last time we really saw zero issues from DC (outside of Booster Gold) was 1994’s comic event, Zero Hour. These zero issues mark the 1 year anniversary of the New 52, bringing an end to several titles, such as Justice League International, while bringing a rise to 4 new titles: Talon, Sword of Sorcery, The Phantom Stranger, and Team Seven. Each week in the month of September brings 14-issues (with the exception of next week, which only provides us More >
Marvel made some small announcements at this years Fan Expo Canada, and we’re here to give you the highlights if you missed them or couldn’t make the convention yourself. First up is the news on what is coming to Dark Avengers this December.
Back in June the Thunderbolts on-going series changed its name to Dark Avengers with issue #175. This followed the events of the Avengers/New Avengers storyline from spring which had Norman Osborn form a new Dark Avengers. Some of his remade team later found their way into the Thunderbolts program, and therefore the Thunderbolts comic series by Jeff Parker. More >
As we mentioned in one of our FQC’s at the beginning of the month, Marvel was looking to make a new TV series at ABC to tie in with the Marvel movie-verse. More recent news added that with Joss Whedon’s new contract to direct the Avengers sequel and guide the Marvel movie-verse, he would in some way be attached to the ABC TV series if it ever got off the ground. Well, it looks like that might just happen as The Wrap reports on some breaking Marvel media news. It seems ABC has entered into an agreement with the folks More >
While there are many rumors going around of a new Justice League movie attempting to go into production next year from Warner Bros., there is one new Justice League DC will confirm the existence of next year. Yesterday at Fan Expo Canada, DC announced a brand new Justice League comic series, at the DC Entertainment-All Access Sunday panel, set for release in 2013 (likely part of the 4th wave of the New 52 in January), titled Justice League of America. This new Justice League title will run alongside the current Justice League comic, and share its author, Geoff Johns. Accompanying Johns More >
The ever controversial Rob Liefeld officially stepped away from DC comics earlier this week, with a rather big drop via his twitter account. He officially leaves Grifter, Deathstroke, and Savage Hawkman with their #0 issues next month. However, if it wasn’t so close to the release of those issues, some question if DC would even publish those. Why? Because Liefeld has been making a rather spectacular spectacle of himself recently on his twitter account. Now this isn’t the first time fans might have seen Liefeld go off on another member of the comic industry online, but this certainly seems a big scale event More >
Last month, DC Entertainment premiered some rather fun dog toys at comic con in the way of squeaky plush pups that my youngest puppy wont stop reminding me I actually purchased. However, that was just the start of new DC superhero toys and products for pets, as Fetch officially unleashes a whole line of DC items at Petco’s across the nation today. This comes just months after Marvel’s release of pet products through Fetch this past March. However, it seems the two competing comic companies also compete in what stores carry them, with Marvel at PetSmart and DC at Petco. I’m not sure More >