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05.4.2010

REVIEW: Lydia Feeds the Pigeons

While at Free Comic Book Day at Cosmic Cat, I met the creators of a local comic entitled, Lydia Feeds the Pigeons.  I like supporting local talent and they were very enthusiastic about their work, so I decided to try their comic. I was impressed when they explained they were giving away for free a […]

03.25.2010

Batman R.I.P., May it Rest in Pieces

Just read Batman: R.I.P. from cover-to-cover.  After 208 pages I’m left feeling … meh.  I know there are lots of Grant Morrison devotees out there screaming at my words right now.  I’m sure they’re frothing at the mouth about things like, “brilliant sub-text”, “metaphysical mind games”, or some such nonsense.  For me it boils down […]

03.19.2010

The First Kyle Rayner Green Lantern Figure That Doesn’t Suck

They’ve finally managed to produce a Kyle Rayner Green Lantern action figure that doesn’t suck.  Check it out. Admittedly, this figure is more muscle-bound than Kyle truly is.  Y’know what?  It doesn’t matter, this figure just looks awesome!  The previous Kyle figures have been very disappointing.  Click here to see a few of the previous […]

03.18.2010

Captain Marvel, The Last Good Dead Superhero

When I was growing up, there was a golden rule generally accepted by comic book readers.  The rule was that Jean Grey could come back to life as often as Marvel wanted, but there were four characters that should forever remain dead.  They were: Bucky Barnes, Flash (Barry Allen), Robin (Jason Todd), and Captain Marvel […]

02.10.2010

REVIEW: Eureka Graphic Novel

While on the cruise, I finally got around to reading the Eureka graphic novel from BOOM! Studios.  I was pretty exited to see the story was by the Eureka TV show creators Andrew Cosby and Jaime Paglia.  That tells you right away that it’ll be faithful to the series.  In interviews the creators have referred […]

02.8.2010

REVIEW: Sentinels The Shiva Advent

Van Allen Plexico’s latest novel, Sentinels: The Shiva Advent, is an engaging and fun read. At first I was unsure whether I’d enjoy the book as I’m not usually a fan of superhero prose. Compounding my concern was the fact that this is the fifth book in the Sentinels series and I haven’t read any […]

11.24.2009

REVIEWS: Flash Rebirth, Dragon*Con 2009, and The Year in Comics 1992 and 1993

I’ve appeared on several podcasts in the past few months, but have been horribly negligent about giving them a shout-out here.  These were all podcasts hosted by my good buddy Michael Bailey (of Views from the Longbox and From Crisis to Crisis).  He’s been kind enough to invite me to participate a number of times, […]

11.4.2009

Music Review: LIGHTS debut album, The Listening

Music is not a frequent topic here at ONCE UPON A GEEK, however, the artist known as “LIGHTS” is a fellow geek and her music is definitely worth talking about.  She is a 22 year old up-and-coming musician who describes herself as, “a fairly small-sized, Canadian girl who makes intergalactic-electro music”.  Her style is very […]

10.26.2009

Stargate Universe… my thoughts

After seeing three hours of Stargate Universe, I’m very impressed.  According to Wikipedia, the “industry” (whoever they are) has dubbed Stargate Universe as “dark and edgy”, a sentiment I would agree with.  It’s a solid show and I’ll continue to watch. So far I’ve only seen the pilot and the first episode.  After seeing just […]

09.22.2009

REVIEW: X-Men Animated Series DVDs vol 3 & 4

X-Men the Animated Series is one of the more beloved cartoons to come out of the 1990s.  This series ran on Fox from 1992-1997 for five seasons with a total of 76 episodes. Last week volumes 3 and 4 were released on DVD by Buena Vista Home Entertainment (no doubt in order to capitalize on […]

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