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New Avengers Movie Trailer hits the internet!

By great Odin’s Raven this looks good! All the elements appear to be in place: Top-tier superheroes? Check. Director and screenwriter that is beloved by comic book geeks everywhere in Joss Whedon? Check.  Series of films that have helped establish the Marvel Universe as a coherent, shared ‘reality’ within the films? Check. Just take my… Continue reading ‘New Avengers Movie Trailer hits the internet!’

Fantasy Football Marvel Superhero Style (Part Two)

On Tuesday I gave you my roster for a Superhero Fantasy Football team, focusing on the offense. I got some comments on Twitter, and a few suggestions, some of which I’m incorporating right now with the Geek To Me Superhero Fantasy Football Team 2011! THE MARVEL COMICS ROSTER – DEFENSIVE TEAM Defensive Coordinator – Frank… Continue reading ‘Fantasy Football Marvel Superhero Style (Part Two)’

Hammer Time: A look at Marvel’s THOR Toys

Last week THOR debuted in the #1 slot at the box-office. Overall, comic geeks were pleased with the film – read my review by clicking HERE – and it looks like Marvel Studios has another hit on their hands.  Of course, kids – and toy collecting geeks like myself – who go to the movie… Continue reading ‘Hammer Time: A look at Marvel’s THOR Toys’

THOR: A Geek To Me Movie Review

THOR – Rated PG-13 (Running Time: 114 min.) Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddleston and Natalie Portman Directed by: Kenneth Branagh It is often said that comic-books are modern-day mythology, containing stories of beings with powers far beyond those of mortal men. Instead of the exploits of Hercules, Achilles and Athena they have us… Continue reading ‘THOR: A Geek To Me Movie Review’

Marvel Studios begins production on The Avengers

Ever since Nick Fury appeared in the post-credits ‘easter egg’ in the first Iron Man film, comic-book fanboys and fangirls have been waiting for this news, that “Earth’s Mightiest Heroes” were going to unite in a big-budget feature. It’s no longer speculation and rumor true believers! The Avengers (the Marvel super-team – not to be… Continue reading ‘Marvel Studios begins production on The Avengers’

First came Kid Vader, Now…Little Thor!

It’s always fun to catch these just as they hit the internet. As another part of it’s promotion for the new THOR movie,  Marvel Studios created this parody of the “Kid Vader” Volkswagon ad by presenting us with “Little Thor”:   And here’s the original ad for comparison:   So what do you think? Clever… Continue reading ‘First came Kid Vader, Now…Little Thor!’

THOR: The Interactive Trailer hits the Internet!

After the success of their multi-media promotional efforts for Iron Man, Marvel Studios has put together a similar “interactive trailer” for their new THOR film: “From the deserts of New Mexico to the furthest reaches of the nine worlds of Yggdrasil, welcome to THE UNIVERSE OF THOR. See if you can unlock 100% of the… Continue reading ‘THOR: The Interactive Trailer hits the Internet!’

Comic Culture Warrior – From Cheesy Movies to Pretentious Writers

This Labor Day weekend will find me hard at work editing video from Chicago Comic-Con. I’ve got a few interviews to share, but in the meantime, here are some more fun segments from my Comic Culture Warrior program on YouTube.  This first one has comic book retailer Jose Melendez and I discussing the merits of… Continue reading ‘Comic Culture Warrior – From Cheesy Movies to Pretentious Writers’