Archive for July 2008


Flash: The Fastest Man Alive in Moving Pictures

FLASH WEEK continues here at ONCE UPON A GEEK… Today I decided to highlight some of Flash’s exploits captured for television. This first clip is probably the best TV Flash moment ever! It stars the Wally West Flash from the Justice League Unlimited episode “Divided We Fall”. The voice was provided by Michael Rosenbaum. This […]


Favorite Flash Covers

FLASH WEEK continues here at ONCE UPON A GEEK… Today we’re talking about my Flash collecting and spotlighting some of my favorite covers. As I mentioned on Monday, I didn’t start collecting the Flash comic faithfully until 1992 with Mark Waid’s run.  However, I had managed to pick-up several issues here and there prior to […]


Flash: Rebirth

FLASH WEEK continues here at ONCE UPON A GEEK… Sorry if this is spoiling it for you, but Barry Allen came back from the dead in issue #2 of Final Crisis.  I’ve been ranting about this for a while here at ONCE UPON A GEEK and on THE UNIQUE GEEK list serv.  Since this is […]


Flash Week

It’s FLASH WEEK here at Once Upon a Geek! I’ve been on the road quite a bit in the last two weeks (Tampa, Montgomery, and Nashville). Additionally, at the time this post is published I’ll be on the road to New Orleans. All this driving got me thinking, “Wouldn’t it be great to just run […]


The origin of “Fables”

If you’re like every other comic book reader in the aughts, you’ve been reading Bill Willingham’s “Fables” from Vertigo. He has managed to create a real masterpiece within the comic book industry. This is a comic that many treasure and won’t soon forget once it’s gone. Willingham’s done a fantastic job taking these characters of […]


Buck Rogers Pop-Up Book (1980)

“The year is 1987 and NASA launches the last of America’s deep space probes. In a freak mishap Ranger 3 and its pilot Captain William ‘Buck’ Rogers are blown out of their trajectory into an orbit which freezes his life support systems and returns Buck Rogers to Earth 500 years later.” Check out this sweet […]


Final Crisis: Requiem … MM & Hal?

I read “Final Crisis: Requiem” and one thing is really bothering me. There are three pages where Hal Jordan and Oliver Queen grieve together over Martian Manhunter’s body. Hal talks about the rage he’s feeling and the revenge he wants to inflict because of his friend’s death. What bothers me is that I don’t believe […]


“Runners” comic book

I recently read the trade paperback of Sean Wang’s “Runners”. Wow, this was a great sci-fi comic! The story chronicles the misadventures of reluctant smuggler Roka Nostaco and his ragtag alien crew as they struggle to complete hazardous runs through outlaw space and against all odds. I agree completely with James Mishler’s review from Comic […]


The Softer Side of DC

Since I’ve already had a couple action figure posts this week, I thought this might make a fun one.   These are plushes I got from the WB store back when they were still open.  Man I miss that store.  They had the coolest merchandise.  In fact, you can find two other items I got from the WB store […]


My daughter’s TRUE education continues…

And so my daughter’s TRUE education continues this week with a new toy.  You may recall a few weeks ago I did a post about my daughter’s new educational toys.  Well, this new one goes hand-in-hand with the educational value of those.  I just love these figures!  They’re adorable! Now if they’d only release a […]

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