The Superhero: Marvel vs. DC

Since the early 1960s, comics have been dominated by two major publishers, Marvel and DC. Despite both publishers being primarily focused on the same type of comics—namely superheroes—each has a distinct feel. While a reader may not be familiar with a particular character, if they are at all familiar with the Big Two, it is pretty easy to determine which publisher the book came from. The natural question then is, if both publishers are putting out what is essentially the same type of book, why do they feel so different? The best answer I have heard, and the one that I’m going to explore in this post, is the idea that DC characters are gods attempting to be man, while Marvel’s are men attempting to be gods. Continue reading

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Editorial | Devil in the White City, a quick & dirty review

A couple of weekends ago, I found myself on an unexpected flight back from Minnesota.  I had taken my laptop along in lieu of other entertainment, intending to get a lot of work done, but on the last leg of my journey, I just wasn’t feeling it.  So, I started wandering around the Charlotte, NC airport looking for reading material.  It took no fewer than three bookstores for me to find one with a selection that included anything other than Danielle Steele, Nicholas Sparks, and James Patterson, but I did finally come across a book that I had been planning to read for a few months: Devil in the White City.  I finally wrapped up the book last night, so here is my quick and dirty review.

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It’s Almost Game Time at VA Comicon


Our Dutch friend Luc helps set up the booth at his first American comic convention.

Therefore I Geek is already here and getting set up for the one day VA Comicon here at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, VA. If you are a Richmond native, come out to the convention and please stop by our booth at 3B. We also have Therefore I Geek t-shirts for sale on location if you would like to pick one up!!

We will be posting cool photos to Instagram and Twitter throughout the day, so be sure to follow @thereforeigeek.

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Therefore I Geek Podcast, Episode 50 Groundhog Day


In which, Andrew and Tracy watch and discuss the movie Groundhog Day, in anticipation of this week’s podcast’s release date, on Groundhog Day.  We made no reference to the fact that this is our 50th official podcast episode (minus those few Special Editions), but indeed it is!  We’re a little floored that we’ve been recording our own voices talking about stuff for so long.

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