Archive for July 2009

07.31.2009

You Gotta Go Anyway, So Why Not Go Geek

Today’s post is a bit morbid, but something we all have to think about eventually.  None of us really want to face it, but the truth of the matter is that the ONLY guarantee in life is that it’s going to end someday.  Once you accept that you’re gonna go no matter what, then you […]

07.30.2009

New Star Trek T-Shirt

I was given this awesomely-retro t-shirt by my brother, Lore, the same weekend the recent Star Trek movie premiered.  I’ve been meaning to post it for weeks, but just hadn’t gotten around to it.  I love the classic 1982-ness of the shirt.  The pre-faded appearance makes it look like it could have actually come from […]

07.29.2009

Contest: Win “The Wolverine Files” Hardcover

The first ever ONCE UPON A GEEK contest!  Enter here for your chance to win one of five copies of The Wolverine Files from Simon & Schuster Books! The Wolverine Files by Mike W. Barr (Star Trek, Camelot 3000, Batman & the Outsiders, etc) is a gorgeous 160-page hardcover that details the complete story of […]

07.28.2009

Doctor Who: Trailers for Tennant’s Final Episodes

At the San Diego Comic Con they showed trailers for The Waters of Mars and The End of Time.  The second one isn’t very clear, but it’s the best copy I could find. The Waters of Mars (later this year) If you can’t see the embedded video above, please click here. . The End of […]

07.27.2009

Marvel Comics Buys Marvelman

If you’ve been reading about San Diego Comic Con, then you’ve already heard that Marvel Comics has purchased the rights to Marvelman.  While Marvel has purchased the rights to Marvelman from the original creator, it’s unlikely they will be able to reprint the 80’s & 90’s material that was published as Miracleman. If you are […]

07.24.2009

Doctor Who – The Ten Doctors

Here is a fantastic two-page spread from IDW’s Doctor Who: The Forgotten #6. The story was by Tony Lee and the art was by Kelly Yates. Such a cool image!  Click to enlarge.

07.23.2009

Podcasts: World War Z, Flash: Rebirth

Just a heads-up, I appeared on a recent podcast of THE UNIQUE GEEK.  This time out the crew was reviewing the zombie book World War Z by Max Brooks.  On the podcast was Jon (The Unique Geek), Cary, Widge (NeedCoffee.com), Ron, and myself.  I’m not normally a fan of zombie stories (unless we’re talking George […]

07.22.2009

Comic Writer John Ostrander Needs Your Help

John Ostrander has written some of the greatest comics produced in the last 20 years. Some of his best known work includes: Suicide Squad, Star Wars Legacy, The Spectre, Legends, Grimjack, The Kents, Hawkworld, Martian Manhunter, Eternal Warrior, Magnus Robot Fighter, Manhunter, Firestorm, and the list goes on and on. John has been battling glaucoma […]

07.21.2009

Doctor Who – Matt Smith’s Doctor in Costume

The new season of Doctor Who starring Matt Smith officially started filming yesterday.  The BBC released the first pictures of Matt Smith in costume as the Doctor, along with Karen Gillan playing his companion Amy Pond. Notice Gillan’s shoes in the picture below.  It sure looks like she’s wearing David Tennant’s red Converse high-tops.  Wonder […]

07.20.2009

Uncanny X-Men: First Class #1 – A Lapsed X-Fan’s Review

I picked up Uncanny X-Men: First Class #1 last week. This is a new ongoing series from Marvel set in the early days of the Uncanny X-Men.  I guess I’ve got X-Men on the brain.  I’ve mentioned it here before, I used to be a major X-junkie. We’re talking MAJOR junkie. I’d read every single […]

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