In which, Tracy has a cold and her voice sounds all husky and amazing. But actually, we are talking mostly about non-universe comic book movies with lots of long diversions into all kinds of other topics. We also comment on comic books that should be made into movies. Continue reading
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Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, or so the old saying goes. While this might be true sometimes, it is just as often the excuse given to justify taking someone else’s ideas and trying to claim them as one’s own. The comic industry is no exception. From the very early days, once a hero started to become popular, it was only a matter of time before someone else was slapping a slightly different costume on an eerily similar creation and packaging it to sell.
This week I have been kind of a bum while recovering from NYCC. I have been spending most evenings sitting in bed wearing my brand new Boba Fett bath robe (yes women, that is just as sexy as it sounds) reading comics, many of which are less than new. In fact some of these comics are older than I am and I really love reading them. There is something special about finding these older stories that I didn’t know existed, hunting down each of the issues and then reading them while taking in all the story has to offer.
The first trick is to find these old stories. Of course there are some classic stories that almost everyone knows about. Stories like Watchmen or Dark Knight Returns have moved themselves beyond the realm of comics and into popular culture as a whole. These stories are great, but they’re easy ones to find. I’m looking for are the ones that are buried; the ones that I have to know something to find. Many geeks love the obscure and discovering old stories certainly falls into that category. Continue reading
In the inaugural episode of Random Thought Generator, Therefore I Geek’s Andrew and Tracy (that’s us!) discuss those comic books and strips that have influenced them. Starting from our earliest memories and moving on to more recent discoveries, we cover a wide variety of titles.