Now Geek This: The Genius of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

now geek thisLet me begin this article with a Spoiler Alert.  Normally, I try not to spoil anything when doing a review or discussing a movie or television show, but in this case, there is no way for me to discuss the Marvel Cinematic Universe without bringing up some details from the movies and television show.  Therefore, you have been warned, if you have not seen all of Marvel’s movies, or the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. television show, than you may find a few spoilers in this article.

With that warning out of the way, let’s discuss the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and what Marvel Studios has done with this universe that I consider to be so truly brilliant.

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    Mighty Marvel Geeks Issue 22: April 19, 2014

    mmg 2014 2Mike and Ken are back with more Marvel goodies. The guys discuss the “fantasy draft” for the role of Daredevil, Marvel coming to Disney Infinity 2.0, Agent Carter Show news and more. Mighty Marvel Geeks New Comic Book Day Marvel Picks for April 23 are: Guardians of the Galaxy #14, Elektra #1, DareDevil #2, George Romero’s Empire of the Dead: Act One #4, Uncanny Avengers #19, Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man #25

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      The Night Liner: What organizations think people want, but what people really want!

      The Night LinerWhile many TV shows end up in spinoffs or get taken off the air, there’s many TV shows that should’ve stayed on TV longer, but were taken off because the companies want to bring new shows to the channel. While the TV shows they take off still have great ratings week in and week out, they still decide to put the nail in the coffin for shows like Dexter Continue reading

        Mighty Marvel Geeks Issue 21: April 12, 2014

        mmg 2014 2They guys are joined this week by Marvel writer and letterer (and NJ Devils fan, HAIL HYDRA), Joe Caramagna. We discuss his start in the business, his favorite projects, and more. The Marvel New Comic Book Day  picks for April 16th are: Disney Kingdoms Seekers of the Weird #4, Original Sin #0, Winter Soldier: The Bitter March #3 Joe Caramagna’s recommendations are: Captain Marvel and Daredevil. So check out those titles monthly!

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          Episode 67: The Circle Of Death…Err, I Mean Life (Please Don’t Sue)

          wbgp storeDeath and new life and death again. This week we talk about the passing of The Ultimate Warrior, when and if some TV shows and franchises will be coming to a screen near you, and end with an new death in comics. We are just dust in the wind…..

          You decide, should they stay or should they go, shows on the bubble:

          ABC: “Mixology”, “Trophy Wife”, “Super Fun Night”, “The Neighbors”, “Nashville”

          CBS: “The Crazy Ones”, “Intelligence”, “The Mentalist”

          NBC: “Community”, “Revolution”, “Believe”

          Fox: “Almost Human”, “Dads”, “Rake”, “Enlisted”

          The CW: “Beauty and the Beast”, “The Carrie Diaries”, “Star Crossed”

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            Now Geek This: A Review of Captain America: The Winter Soldier

            now geek thisCaptain America: The Winter Soldier, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, and starring Chris Evans as Captain America, is the direct sequel to the first Captain America movie, The First Avenger, as well as a continuation of the post-Avengers “phase two” Marvel movies which include Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World.

            In Captain America: The Winter Soldier, an attack on Nick Fury, director of S.H.I.E.L.D., by an assailant known only as the Winter Soldier leads Captain American to the discovery of a consiracy that threatens not only S.H.I.E.L.D. itself, but the safety of the entire world.  Cap, with the aid of Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow (played by Scarlett Johansson), and Sam Wilson, aka Falcon (played by Anthony Mackie), must take down the Winter Soldier, and stop the conspiracy. Continue reading

              Mighty Marvel Geeks Issue 20: April 5, 2014

              They guys are back  and discuss Marvel’s plans for the MCU, Daredevil actor rumours, Captain America and a whole bunch of Agent’s of S.H.I.E.L.D. talk. They guys NCBD Marvel picks for April 9th, 2014 are: All-New X-Men #25, Iron Fist #1, Nightcrawler #1, Captain Marvel #2, Avengers A.I. #11 and All-New Doop #1.

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                TCIF: Thank Crom It’s Friday! (Conan the Barbarian) #2

                thepdxfilesCrom, what a week!  My brother and I got back from our first comic convention late Sunday evening.  Seattle’s Emerald City Comicon (#ECCC).  I always love visiting Portland’s neighbor to the north.  It was three fun filled days of comics, costumes, and chaos!  A good kind of chaos weaving through the crowds of fellow geeks, occasionally having to dodge a dangerous piece of cosplayer attire!

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