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Metal Geeks 108: We Ain’t Afraid Of No Geekery

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Join Cary the Metal Geek, and George as they invite the Voice From The Other Room, Kim onto the show for a very heated discussion on the new Ghostbusters movie along with the ending of the X-men, Stranger Things, Lego Star Wars and so much more geekery!

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Join us on our website at www.metalgeeks.net to keep up with all the geekery. Follow us on twitter, @metalgeeks, and @msrcast. You can now find us on Instagram, @metalgeeks. Find us on Facebook/MetalGeeks. Subscribe to Metal Geeks Podcast on iTunes, and please leave a 5-star review on itunes and a like us whilst you are there. You can also find us on Stitcher as well as on Google Play. Don’t forget to pay a visit to all of our affiliates including  Podbros, Houston Nerd-Casting Collective, Ultness.com, Nerdbong.com and ESOpodcast.com, and www.metalgeeks.net, your home for all of our Metal Geeks Shenanigans! You can now get some killer Metal Geeks merchandise over at redbubble.com/people/metalgeeks including tshirts and more! Catch you on the next episode, and Keep It Geeky!

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Metal Geeks 85: Houston FanFair Geekery

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We three geeks including Cary the Metal Geek, Dave and George spent the weekend of September 19 and 20, 2015 at a convention put together by the folks from Comicpalooza called Houston FanFair. This episode was recorded live from the show floor and includes interviews with Ming Chen from AMC’s Comic Book Men, Aaron Douglas from Battlestar Galactica, local artist James Linares, legendary artist Mark Kistler, and voice over actress Samantha Inoue-Harte. enjoy this episode and keep it geeky!

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COMIC BOOK REVIEW: All-New Marvel NOW! – Original Sin #1

Coming off the back of issue 0,  here comes the first installment of an 8 part mini series. With an all-star cast in this years first big event since “Infinity” (which in my opinion was so weak!); lets dive in.

When getting stuck into it felt like a right old English style “who did it?” Murder Mystery, if my memory serves me right I don’t think MARVEL has ever done? Picking up on the strong points it has to be the back and forth dialog. Fun conversations in the dinner with 4 of Marvels big hitters reminiscing about the past. Later on in the issue with a real “fantasy football” team-ups with the likes of Dr. Strange, The Punisher, Moon Knight, and Gamora. Oh yes we are in for some heavy hitting soon!

Moving back onto the art, Mike Deodato has drawn some outstanding images. From the close-up shot of Fury with the shading to The Watchers lifeless body with blood spatter floating of into space.

When you get to the action your featuring Spidey and the Thing going toe-to-toe with “The Mindless One”. The way this altercation pans out, you start to really feel for the creature. Having known nothing to knowing someone else’s pain and suffering and feeling things someone else has felt, then having to endure it is too much for anyone or anything living on this Earth.

**Spoiler Alert!!! If you haven’t read this comic skip this next bit!**

The end page has to be the most visually shocking thing I’ve seen done by Marvel in a while. A shadowed figure holding the watchers eyes! It really adds to the who the hell did it?!

To wrap this up I’ve got to say I am very impressed with the first issue and im glad JM has given me this to continue with reviewing. I’ll be sticking with it all the way! It is worth every penny (or cent) but if your like me buy a few issues and read it all at once so you get a real buzz for what’s going on; but if you get itchy fingers just go ahead and read it ! This is another 5/5 horns for The Original Sin!

So let me know what you think and reach me on Instagram or Tweet Me!

So for next time Geekazoids. I am Hamid Hojabr.  All ways remember to “Rock Out With Your Geek Out!

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ORIGINAL SIN #1
Written by Jason Aaron
Art by Mike Deodato & Frank Martin
Cover by Julian Totino Tedesco

You can purchase Original Sin #1 “Who Shot The Watcher” from Marvel Comics or by locating your local brick and mortar Comic Book Shop here!

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COMIC BOOK PREVIEW: Valiant Comics – QUANTUM AND WOODY #10

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Quantum and Woody – against the world…or against each other?!

Woody always had a weakness for the ladies…and when an old flame lures the goofus into a gang of mad-science super-crooks, Woody flips back to his old lawless ways! Where does this leave Woody’s sweet clone girlfriend? And now it’s up to his own brother Eric, who isn’t that sure he even wants to be a superhero, to bring Woody in! Don’t miss this bro-down for the ages!

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COMIC BOOK REVIEW: The All-New Marvel NOW! – Punisher #5 “Blackout”

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Loved it. Is what I said after my first experience with the Punisher. A lesser known origin story entitled “BORN” a 4 issue arc released in 2003 via MAX comics. In it focused his days of guerrilla warfare fighting in the jungles of Vietnam. Frank Castle is here again to give the page flipping adrenaline, kill the bad guys with the most bullets and biggest explosions. When I read about the Punisher making a return, I got stoked! Originally this review was meant to deliver on only issue #5 but I’ve been following it since the inception of issue #1. It had yet to let me down and it’s really hard to justify standing behind only one issue since they have all been great so far.

On the hunt for drugs, he tails the Los Sols, Mexican cartel into L.A. You learn in issue one, never insult a man’s car, no matter how shitty; and you never, NEVER, touch his gun. Lessons to live by kids. He befriends officer Stone, her empty received flirts towards Frank get her nowhere, he’s a Ronin renegade, and a damn near permanent five o’ clock shadow. The Los Sols have a new weapon once believed to be chemical, capable of cleaning out an entire town, leaving nothing but torched and rotting corpses. We soon meet an old foe, recent for Spiderman, but a “shock” for Mr. Castle. All of this and he’s unaware that he’s being trailed by a black ops group that call themselves “The Howling Commandos”. It seems to be getting plenty thick for the ol’ skull shirted man. He implements his regular, no-nonsense type of interrogations both behind closed doors and in the field. He’s trumped by his electric foe again trying to get to the bottom of this newly developed weapon. Los Sols working with A.I.M. getting the hired help is working quite well.

The shadows are getting closer to Punisher, this issue ends in a face off. Strong words and great quotes. Fearing death is “A weakness of men. I am The Punisher.” Oh how I wish the the poorly created movies that have been birthed were written like this comic. In some fashions giving the death dealer a bad name! Being dismissed before given a chance. I’ll be honest, I was in that crowed for a time, but no longer! Often found myself saying out loud the sound effect of the guns or the explosions, reading the narration in a deep monotone voice, it plays out so well, this series is 5 for 5 in my eyes. It’s rugged, violent, unforgiving, shoot-ask questions-shoot again – kill, repeat. Illustrations weren’t skipped in bringing the splatter meter either! Great writing, storytelling, and flow. Recommend to the fullest.

Til next time geeks!

\m/\m/\m/\m/ of five.

-Simon Hernandez (Ironsleeve318)

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STORY BY:
Nathan Edmondson

ART BY:
Mitch Gerads

COLORS BY:
Mitch Gerads

LETTERS BY:
VC – Cory Petit

COVER BY:
Mitch Gerads

PUBLISHER:
Marvel Comics

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COMIC BOOK PREVIEW: BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS #22 (NEW ARC!)

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The one-man army known only as Bloodshot is forced to turn his guns on his own people! Project Rising Spirit, the private military organization that created Bloodshot, enlisted him to fight on their side – and Bloodshot, seeking his own secret justice, agreed. Now his agenda comes to light, and Bloodshot turns around to destroy Rising Spirit once and for all…but he has to go through Major Palmer and his own ragtag team of men and women to do it! Our hero versus our heroes in a bloody battle with life-or-death stakes to save or destroy an evil corporation…and whoever wins…everyone loses!

Written by DUFFY BOUDREAU & CHRISTOS GAGE
Art by AL BARRIONUEVO
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (MAR141417)
Cover B by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE (MAR141418)
Variant Cover by RILEY ROSSMO (MAR141419)
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Image Comics First Look: Early Artwork From RISE OF THE MAGI

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The world as we know it is at risk because the world we don’t see—the one that makes ours possible—is on the brink of destruction. From Top Cow Productions and featuring writing and interior art by Image Comics founder and partner Marc Silvestri (THE DARKNESS, WITCHBLADE, CYBER FORCE) alongside art by Sumeyye Kesgin, comes a new ongoing fantasy adventure series.

“The unfamiliar, the uncomfortable, and the things that scare us are what make us grow as people,” said Silvestri. “It’s safe then to say that in Rise of the Magi, Asa [series protagonist] and a cast of characters both strange and familiar, will be doing a lot of growing.”

The Magi are awake and they are legion, and only seven magicians, sorcerers, thieves, and killers can stop them. But as Asa will soon find out that there truly is no honor among thieves.

The adventure begins in RISE OF THE MAGI #1 this June. Cover A with art by Marc Silvestri can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code MAR140483. Cover B with art by Stjepan Sejic can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code MAR140484. Cover C with art by Sumeyye Kesgin can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code MAR140485. Cover D (retail incentive) with art by Marc Silvestri will be available to pre-order with Diamond Code MAR140486.

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COMIC BOOK REVIEW: Magneto #3

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Magneto, The Master of Magnetism. Well sort of…you see, at the moment; Magneto has broken powers. The Phoenix Force blasted through him and many more Marvel characters and their powers have been “broken”; or rather, reduced. Sure it is a handicap of course; however, that won’t stop Magneto from infiltrating corporations with intentions on harming Mutants and humans. That’s right. He’s pretty pissed about and I quote:

“…I must use more conventional means to achieve my goals. Those who hide within are responsible for unspeakable acts against the HUMANS they corrupt and turn into monsters…and against the Mutants those monsters have slaughtered…and ME. Here to bring it all down.”

In other words, there are not any limits or boundaries to restrain himself from annihilating all those involved in this project. Except maybe he can’t just toss the building into the sun. Since he’s a brilliant man he’s become extremely versatile with the restrictions, embarrassed by the lack of strength, he utilizes the simplistic approach to conquer. With that said, he has moments of frustrations with captions of nostalgia and reminiscing of how powerful he was in the past. But writer, Cullen Bunn, uses his phenomenal talent to make Magneto just as powerful, without all the power. Confusing? Well you will have to read issue 1 and 2 to understand how far Magneto will go, how he’s adapted, and why he’s being tracked. He’s leaving a body trail and the feds are just a few steps behind.

One last word on the comic because it’s VERY important. Artist, Gabriel Hernandez Walta, has been on board with Cullen Bunn since issue 1. Every page is masterful. The darkness of Magento’s mental state is plastered throughout the comic book. I hate to compare the style to Charlie Adlard of The Walking Dead fame, but it’s what I think of in most of the panels. Particularly in the homeless tent camp. Further into the comic are splashes of colors by Jordie Bellaire conveying the travesty Magneto has endured in trying to find his own sanctuary of peace. Nevertheless, this comic has phenomenal artistic presentation.

Do I recommend you reading Issue 3? Yes. There are some easter eggs for potential story arcs or game changers in this issue; but I must urge you, again; read from issue 1. It’ll cost you $12 at your local Comic Shop. It’s well worth it. Why? Because I give this issue a solid 5 out 5 Horns.

 

– JMMetalGeek

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COMIC REVIEW: Shadowman – “End Times #1 (of 3)”

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“Valiant” isn’t a comic book company I really know about same with the character “Shadow Man” so when I was assigned this for reviewing. I totally didn’t know what to really expect so here I am going in open mind to try new things!

At first glance, the cover draws you into it. The colors used make it vibrant; which turns out it is massively consistent though out the Comic. It seemed even more so when I was reading it on my iPad the sharpness is incredible. The use of bold and vibrant backgrounds miss match colors to set bizarre tones. In its own way, it’s quite Sin City esq.

There are so many strong points to “Shadow Man” alone. Stunning artwork with good story telling.Emphasis on GOOD not amazing, which is my only bone to pick. It’s an issue #1 and it’s not very informative to the origins. I understand “Shadow Man” has been around since the 90’s and people don’t want another origin story every time they decide to reboot the franchise. However, going back to my earlier review of Supergirl Issue 30 where I pointed out they only needed 4 boxes of internal monologue to give a quick re-cap on what is going on. As a result of this I was having to go back while reading, Google who and what a “Loas & Abettor” is and what it really took me out of reading experience. To be very clear I did enjoy what I was reading! There are some panels of dialog and fighting along with self-struggles. My favorite of mine a smack talking puking head!

My advice to you, if you’re a Shadow Man “virgin” go look up some back story then head back on over because I recommend it and give it a good 3 horns out of 5. But don’t just take my word for it! Go check it out yourself! And let me know what you think.

I am Hamid Hojabr. All ways remember to “Rock Out With Your Geek Out!”

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COMIC BOOK REVIEW: Image Comics – Zero #7

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Dusty…isolated….hot….sunset; Where? Juarez, Mexico. In the year 2020. A man on a cell phone saying his farewell for now. He plans ahead to what he’ll do when he gets back with voice on the other end of the phone call, Sara. He sends an I love you with heartfelt emotions. With a striking resemblance to one Mr. Tommy Lee Jones, the man in the black suit hangs up and quickly makes a call; sequencing things with a single word to a person on the other end, “Proceed.” The chatterbox in the suit has a bit of power among him and a companion that has dreams of black sand beaches with red waters; an underlying metaphor for something that we don’t quite find out just yet in this issue. Introduced separately, we quickly find them on the way to a meeting with a man that isn’t given a name just yet; but with the amount of security and heavily armed guards. He’s a “head honcho” of some sort. He warns the suit that his reading of books, via his newly acquired Kindle, had him reading deep philosophical type things which; according to the unknown man, is relatable to the recent times. “Kali Yuga”. This strange new term is part of a four-legged mythological creäture. Age of Satya, The Golden Age (where things get interesting). Trita and Kali Yuga, where the devils rise up and present the end of days. After the business is done, the Suit (now known as Michael) and his companion in training leave the compound, only to find themselves pulled over on a peak, overlooking the place they just left. With a flash of brilliant light, the place is leveled, annihilated as well as its inhabitants. From here Michael goes into a shortly given speech of Love being a parasite, that’s in a constant state of emergency that ruins everything. Leading into plans for when they return, a person named “Cooke” will be taken care of; referring to back to the, “Proceed” comment made on the phone from the beginning. A chain of events than grinds to a halt, leaving Michael in a pool of his own blood. A bullet delivered from his companion in training to the back of his head.

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At times I felt as if I was reading the equivalent of a Tarantino movie. It has a dialog, but if you missed something you might be screwed and you’ll find yourself the need to read it over….and over…maybe another time just so it all fits together. While this was the attempt I normally attack my reviews it never fails to go over something one more time. There was very little text in the dialog, wasn’t lacking by any means but the illustrators and writers did a great job making up using the panels to prime you for what was to come. This being the #7 in the series it was a little difficult to decipher what exactly was going on. Considering the only person that was given a name, was on the end of the first cell phone conversation, it wasn’t until half way through, the man in the suit named “Michael”. So a hand full of characters and only 2 names, kind of leaves you wandering around. It might have only three times I found myself say “Wtf just happened…” because it was just a quick change but that isn’t said with any kind of negative light, it was good! All in all it made me want more, I’m a sucker for a great cliff hanger. The last several panels left me with my mouth hanging agape and heading over to IMAGE’s website to find the next release date. So with another notch in my belt of adventuring into a wide variety that is IMAGE comics, I have yet to-be disappointed.

Until next read ladies and gents

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-Simon Hernandez-

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Story By: Ales Kot
Art By: Matt Taylor
Cover By: Matt Taylor
Variant Cover By: Sean Phillips
Price: $2.99

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