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Saturday Review: Black Panther #1

Black Panther 1

Black Panther (Marvel)
Written by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Art by Brian Stelfreeze

I’m not usually one to give in to hype. That is not to say it hasn’t happened before, or that sometimes the hype isn’t true, just that I have been making a more conscious effort to make my own judgement on stuff I read and watch. In this case, there has been plenty of hype surrounding Ta-Nehisi Coates starting his comic writing career with Black Panther. I decided to pick up his first issue and see if there was any substance behind all the hype. Continue reading

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Comic Diversity

To say I love comics is probably an understatement. It’s hard to believe I’ve only been reading them for the last nine years. Even in my short time as a comic fan, I’ve noticed that there has been a noticeable, and mostly positive change in the industry when it comes to the diversity of titles. To be clear, when I’m talking about diversity, I’m not talking about diversity among characters and those creating the comics (writers, artists, etc). While there has been some strides in that particular arena, there is certainly room for further improvement, and that’s a topic that deserves its own post. No, what I’m talking about is the fact that there are comics available to fit nearly any possible taste–nearly every genre is represented. We may not be in a comic book renaissance, but this is still a pretty awesome time to be a fan. Therefore, here are some of the best books I have found within various genres. Continue reading

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Therefore I Geek Podcast Episode 57, Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice

***** SPOILER ALERT *****

This podcast will be discussing plot points of comics and movies which may be considered spoilers. Consider yourselves warned.

“No one cares about Clark Kent taking on the Batman.” – Perry White.  Emotions are at an all time high as Andrew, Tracy, and Dude discuss Zack Snyder’s Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice.  Dude loves it, Tracy hates it, and Andrew is… meh.  Ultimate takeaways:  Wonder Woman rocks, pacing is slow, and everyone would like to see more emotion from Superman.

Show Notes:

Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice

iFanboy’s BvS podcast

Rotten Tomatoes review board (yes, it’s below The Room in average reviews)

Doomsday’s origins

Erik Larson’s Dead Wake

The Witch

George R. R. Martin The Ice Dragon


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Therefore I Geek Podcast Episode 54, 2016 Comic Movie Preview


In which our hosts, Andrew and Joseph (The Dude), talk about all the comic book movies coming out in 2016. They decide that nobody cares about Michael Fassbender, while failing to pronounce any non-English name. Dude also manages to completely befuddle Andrew by staunchly defending Keanu Reeves.

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