Wednesday, April 6, 2016

OMG's "WEEKLY FIX" (4/6/16): Ramblings From A Geek Brain...


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WrestleMania 32 continued the event’s recent tradition of having a very “Jekyll/Hyde” outcome, with most of the excitement coming in the first-half of the show; and raw, unadulterated disappointment creeping-in as we get closer to the “main event.” Granted, some of this has to do with the fact that fan expectations are usually way over-the-top when it comes to how storylines should play-out and why their favorite wrestler should be carrying “The Gold.” A few quick takes: (1) Shane O’Mac can “Van Terminator” better now than he ever could; (2) WWE was long-overdue in getting rid of “divas” from what should’ve always been the “WOMEN’S Heavyweight Championship,” and now they need to put the title around Sasha Banks’ waist; (3) I expected a better (and longer) showing from Dean Ambrose & Brock Lesnar; (4) A.J. Styles / Bullet Club are a wealth of wrestling storylines waiting to be tapped; (5) I really wanted/needed Sting to come down & somehow interfere in the Shane McMahon/Undertaker match; (6) WWE should be more respectful to Andre the Giant’s memory and not have celebrities in his memorial battle royal (though I’m glad Baron Corbin won); (7) I still don’t understand the point in having The Rock and John Cena pretty much squash The Wyatts, doing serious damage to their ability to appear anything close to threatening; and (8) now would be the time to begin a slow rollout of what could be an epic heel-turn by Roman Reigns, with a Paul Heyman-like “voice” by his side until Reigns gets a little more comfortable behind the mic.

Here’s the thing about The Walking Dead season finale: Robert Kirkman & crew handled it beautifully! We already knew that at least one death was coming at the hands of Negan & “Lucille” so the surprise factor there was pretty much nil. But not telling us who it was and leaving us guessing for the next few months? A brilliant stroke of genius! Because I’d rather spend the summer speculating over who it was than mourning the loss of a beloved character…and I think the crew of The Walking Dead were also factoring-in that when they made their decision. Hell, I’m much more sadistic: I’d start Season 7 with a time-jump so that if a character doesn’t appear in the first episode or two, so if a character doesn’t appear that doesn’t necessarily mean that he/she was the one who was killed. By around the fourth or fifth episode, I’d do a flashback episode that shows us what happened that night as well as other things that happened during the time-jump. But I’m cruel like that…

Monday, April 4, 2016

Old Man Geek proudly presents..."'ARTIST ALE'S' ONE-WORD ARTWORK!"



So here's the way this plays-out ...
We give Ale' a word (can be any word that comes to mind) and she puts together a work of art based on how the word inspires her...and gives insight into her creative process along the way.

...AND THE REST IS UP TO HER!

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So here's her word for this week...


Wednesday, March 30, 2016

OMG's WEEKLY FIX (3/30/16): Our Early Picks From DC Comic's "REBIRTH"


Our Early Picks From DC Comic's...

While it's still too early to tell just how successful (both critically & financially) DC Comic's "REBIRTH" will turn-out to be, I have to say that their announced titles and creative teams...coupled with their decision to cap book costs at $2.99...has gotten them some strong (if cautious) positive reviews across social media. This buys DC some breathing room that they can use to continue the rollout while reminding everyone that "it's not a reboot" (Hmmm...). One note to add: while DC has increased their diversity both on the creative side and on the page with "REBIRTH," there wasn't the across-the-board diversification I was expecting. A start...but still a long way to go.

So which titles have peaked our interest so far? Here's OLD MAN GEEK's rundown so far, subject to change as we get closer to launch...

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Batman
Written by Tom King with art by by David Finch and Mikel Janin

Detective Comics
Written by James Tynion IV is set to pen with art by Eddie Barrows and Alvaro Martinez,

Batgirl
Written by Hope Larson with art by Rafael Albuquerque

Batgirl and the Birds of Prey
Written by Julie Benson and Shawna Benson with art by Claire Roe

Action Comics
Written by Dan Jurgens with art by Patrick Zircher, Tyler Kirkham and Stephen Segovia

Superman
Written by Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason with art by Gleason and Doug Mahnke

New Superman
Written by Gene Luen Yang with art by Viktor Bogdanovic

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

OMG's WEEKLY FIX (3/23): OUR 15/15 REVIEW: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice


Make sure to follow "Old Man Geek" on Instagram as we begin our new "OMG 15/15 REVIEW" series with our take on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which we had a chance to see last night at a special fan screening. So we'll be posting FIFTEEN, 15-second videos on Instagram between tonight and Friday, covering different aspects of the film in a concise, hopefully-not-too-spoilery way.

@oldmangeek

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So here's what we're reading this week...


Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 10 #25

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Old Man Geek proudly presents..."'ARTIST ALE'S' ONE-WORD ARTWORK!"



So here's how we do this ...
We give Ale' a word (can be any word, as you'll see this week) and she puts together a work of art based on how the word inspires her...and gives us insight into her creative process along the way.

...SO THE REST IS UP TO HER!

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But we're doing something a little different this week: instead of telling you the word (you'll understand why later in the post), we're including some video of the artist in action...


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

OMG's "WEEKLY FIX" (3/16/16): Random Thoughts From A Geek Brain...


If you're posting spoiler pics from your phone for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice without a shitload of spoiler warnings, then you're a raging d-bag who should be force-fed their phone. Anally. Sideways.

Enjoying the first seven hours of Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part II and excited to see how the remaining four hours play-out...

Keeping fingers crossed that Sausage Party ushers-in a golden age of adult animation, like Heavy Metal and Fritz the Cat.

So what's going-on with Attack on Titan, Season 2 anyway???