Archive for February 2010

02.26.2010

OMG, I bought a Snuggie… Have I lost my mind?!?!

I bought a DC Comics Snuggie?!?!  First off, it’s not really a “Snuggie”, it’s a “Comfy Throw”.  What does that mean?  That means it’s a body-length blanket with sleeves made of fleece material; similar in design to a bathrobe that is worn backwards.  Yeah, I know.  That’s the definition of a “Snuggie”.  This is DC […]

02.25.2010

Sense Memory and Slush Puppies

Have you heard of the term “Sense Memory”?  It’s used in acting, but it also refers to the interaction of the senses and the memory, and the ways in which certain sensory stimuli can trigger memories.  Have you ever caught the scent of a former girlfriend’s perfume, or heard a particular song, and it unexpectedly […]

02.24.2010

Looking for Feedback from ONCE UPON A GEEK Readers

Hey gang! More of an administrative post today.  I was hoping to get some feedback from you readers about a change I’ve recently made to the blog. If you look in the right-hand sidebar I’ve added two Twitter feeds, one for comic books and one for Doctor Who (both popular topics here).  I thought this […]

02.23.2010

New Blue Devil Action Figure

Mattel’s DC Universe Classics line has a new Blue Devil action figure coming our way this spring!  Check it out below. This figure is part of DC Universe Classics wave 13 and will be available this spring or summer at Wal-Mart. If you’re a long time reader of ONCE UPON A GEEK, then you know […]

02.22.2010

New Matt Smith Doctor Who Teaser

I am SO ready for the new Doctor Who season to start.  Doctor Who season 5 opens with “The Eleventh Hour” by Steven Moffat and is set to premiere on BBC One in the UK and BBC America on April 5th.  BBC has released a brilliant new teaser trailer for season 5 featuring Matt Smith […]

02.19.2010

Secret Origin of the Red Lantern – Greatest Hero that Never Was

For those of you following DC Comics and Blackest Night, you may be aware that our first glimpse of a Red Lantern was in 2007.  But did you know it could have been a lot sooner?  A lot sooner as in … 1940?  Given slightly different circumstances, Alan Scott the original Green Lantern may have […]

02.18.2010

Golden Age Green Lantern drawing by creator Marty Nodell

Here is an original drawing of Alan Scott, the Golden Age Green Lantern, by his creator Martin Nodell.  Marty created the Green Lantern in 1940 for All-American Comics #16.  I was fortunate enough to meet Marty in 1994 at Cosmic Cat Comics & Games when he came to do a signing.  I was managing the […]

02.17.2010

My Love-Hate Relationship with DC’s Multiverse

The multiverse is one of my favorite aspects of DC Comics, but it’s also one of my least favorite.  I found myself thinking about this after yesterday’s post on Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths. My first exposure to the multiverse was in the 1979 issue Justice League of America #171, “The Murderer Among Us: […]

02.16.2010

Justice League: Crisis On Two Earths comes out next Tuesday

I can’t wait!  Justice League: Crisis On Two Earths comes out next Tuesday, February 23, on Blu-Ray and DVD!  This has the potential to be one of the best DC animated movies yet.  Here is the description from the official movie web site: In a parallel universe, the lone survivor of Earth’s Justice League-Lex Luther-travels […]

02.15.2010

Aquaman Valentine

I received this Batman: The Brave and the Bold Valentine from my good friend E. Peterman over at the Girls-Gone-Geek blog. The printed Valentine itself is cool (it comes with a sticker!), however, it’s E’s own special additions which make it hilarious! I love me some Aquaman, but I still find this outrageously funny. I […]

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