Archive for November 2008

11.28.2008

Podcast Appearances

Just a heads-up… I appeared in a couple recent episodes of the Views from the Longbox podcast and The Unique Geek podcast. Views from the Longbox Episode 59A & Episode 59B feature Michael and I marking the twentieth anniversary of the seminal Batman story ‘A Death in the Family‘. Yes, two decades have gone by […]

11.27.2008

Happy Thanksgiving To The Geeks!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you here in the United States!  For my international readers… sorry, our country is closed today for massive turkey consumption and tryptophan-induced comas.  Come back tomorrow for the craziest shopping day of the year. Continuing my passion for Norman Rockwell… here is his 1943 “Freedom from Want” image representing Thanksgiving. […]

11.26.2008

All I Want for X-Mas is… the Sentry Dead

Okay, I’ve shared my thoughts on the Sentry here before.  You can read them by clicking here.  However, hope was renewed when I saw the cover of the upcoming Punisher #1. While I don’t truly believe they’ll kill the Sentry, you can’t fault a guy for hoping.

11.25.2008

Aquaman Week Addendum – Action Figures

Thanks to everyone that stopped by during AQUAMAN WEEK here at Once Upon a Geek.  Based upon comments and number of hits, it seemed to be of interest to lots of folks.  I’m glad to hear that. Today is an addendum to AQUAMAN WEEK.  Below you will find a picture of my Aquaman figures.   I […]

11.24.2008

POLL RESULTS: ‘Chuck’ or ‘Big Bang Theory’

A couple weeks ago I launched a poll asking people which TV show they preferred: ‘Chuck’ or ‘Big Bang Theory’.  The theory I put forward was that I believed geeks watched either ‘Chuck’ or ‘Big Bang Theory’, but not both. Well the people have voted, 115 people to be exact.   I wanted a good cross-section […]

11.23.2008

Happy Birthday Doctor Who!

Today marks the 45th anniversary of the airing of the very first Doctor Who episode.  It was Saturday, November 23, 1963 at 5:15pm GMT when an unheard of children’s program appeared on BBC television.  It featured two school teachers, an oddball student, and a grumpy old man.  Who knew this humble beginning would lead to […]

11.21.2008

The Future of Aquaman

AQUAMAN WEEK concludes here at Once Upon a Geek.  To close out the week, I thought I would talk a little about the future of Aquaman. CURRENT STATUS Before we get into it, you should probably know that Aquaman is currently dead.  Yup, he’s sleeping with the fishes, literally and figuratively.  Well… to be exact, […]

11.20.2008

Aquaman: Sovereign of the Seven Seas in Moving Pictures

AQUAMAN WEEK continues here at Once Upon a Geek! Today we’re featuring Aquaman’s exploits on television! First up is a scene from the original Aquaman cartoon (1967/1968).  You gotta love seeing Aquaman, Aqualad, and Mera all riding giant seahorses!  Plus Black Manta, Tusky the walrus, and Ted Knight doing the narrations! Here is the opening […]

11.19.2008

Favorite Aquaman Covers

AQUAMAN WEEK continues here at Once Upon a Geek… Today we’re spotlighting some of my favorite Aquaman covers through the years.  As I mentioned on Monday, I didn’t start collecting Aquaman fanatically until 1990. However, I’ve gone back and picked up just about every major appearance of the character since the early 1960s. Here are […]

11.18.2008

Aquaman: Respect the King

AQUAMAN WEEK continues here at Once Upon a Geek! Aquaman takes a lot of heat from comic book fans and comedians alike.  With his particular powers and the general public’s awareness of him, he makes an easy target.  However, he really deserves more respect than he gets. Aquaman achievements… Many people don’t realize this, but […]

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