Monday, February 19, 2018

Art of the Day: Martha Jones (Doctor Who)


Artwork: Martha Jones by Mini-Tigress

Book Deal: Barnes & Noble's Young Adult Book Sale (3 for $30)

As a Geek on a Budget, I'm always looking for a good deal (and to pass them along). And I found a good one, Barnes & Noble is having a 3 for $30 sale on Young Adult books. The sale goes until March 2nd which is great because it gives us bookaholics plenty of time to get a few books that we might be interested in reading.

I already went ahead and ordered a few books: American Panda by Gloria Chao, Agent of Chaos (The X-Files Origins book #1) by Kami Garcia and Devil's Advocate (The X-Files Origins book #2) by Jonathan Maberry. There are still several more that I might want to get but I bought these for now. I'll post them whenever they arrive.

(Photo Credit: Barnes & Noble)

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Art of the Day: Allison Argent


Artwork: Allison by vylla

Weekend Film: Black Panther

As much as I want to see Black Panther this weekend, it's not going to happen at least not this weekend. Because my local theatre is sold out. Yeah, I know, I waited a little too late to get tickets but that's okay I'm just happy that people are excited to see this movie.

I really can't wait to see this. So until then, I'm going to do my best to avoid spoilers.


Black Panther


Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Letitia Wright and more

Director: Ryan Coogler

Description:

After the death of his father, T'Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T'Challa's mettle as king -- and as Black Panther -- gets tested when he's drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people.


Friday, February 16, 2018

Lois Lane Friday: A Sneak Peak at the Smallville Funko Collection

Back in December, I posted that Funko was finally creating a Lois Lane figure. It's going to be included in the Smallville collection. They recently released a few images from the upcoming line which will not be available until April.

These are pretty cool, I'm definitely going to have to get the Lois Lane, Clark Kent and Green Arrow figures. But I'm on the fence about getting Lex Luthor, was never a fan of the character. However, Michael Rosenbaum did such an amazing job on Smallville with the character that I just may have to pick this up when it's available.

Art of the Day: Mako Mori (Pacific Rim)


Artwork: Mako by ThreshTheSky

Fashion Meets Comics: Betty and Veronica Hoodie

Do you remember when I posted a Fashion Meets Comics last Friday for a Betty & Veronica hoodie. I thought it was so cute that after I posted it, I ordered it. It was delivered a couple of days ago, just haven't had time to post it.

This was my first time ordering anything from the Betty and Veronica store but I'm glad I did because I really like this hoodie. It looks and feels great, very good quality. I think I may have found myself a new geek store.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Art of the Day: Derek Hale and Stiles Stilinski


Artwork: Kiss on the Forehead by yu-oka

Throwback Thursday: Dark Angel

Although, Dark Angel which premiered October 3, 2000 on Fox only stayed on for two seasons, it was a show that really stood out to me. It centered around a bleak post-apocalyptic future and starred Jessica Alba as the genetically engineered superhuman Max Guevara (with the barcode at the back of her neck registering her as X5-452).

This dystopian series which was set in Seattle followed Max as she tried to balance working at a bike delivery service, hanging out with friends and try to survive day-to-day life. While also laying low avoiding being recaptured by Manticore, the governmental group that created her and several others who had escaped when they were children.

In between doing all of that, she also wound up helping (and falling for) Logan Cale (played by Michael Weatherly) a.k.a. Eyes Only, a cyber journalist and social justice warrior who exposes corruption. They both worked to provide help to those who desperately needed it.

Max Guevara was an unlikely hero because at first she was reluctant to get involve. In the world they were living in, everyone tended to look out for themselves but she couldn't stand by and not help. Especially since she was created as the ultimate soldier.

Dark Angel was an interesting and unique show that's still one of my favorite shows to watch.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day!

Whether you're single or in a relationship, I want to wish everyone a Happy Valentine's Day!

Don't forget to do something nice for yourself and others today. 

Book Review: Goldie Vance vol #1


Book: Goldie Vance volume #1 (issues #1-4) by Hope Larson with illustration by Brittney Williams, colors by Sarah Stern and letters by Jim Campbell

Edition: Single Print Issues

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

I feel like I've really honed my ability in finding good books because this first volume of Goldie Vance was an absolute delight to read.

When Marigold "Goldie" Vance is not at her actual job as one of Crossed Palms Resort's valet drivers, she's "assisting" the hotel's in-house detective Walter Tooey with cases. And they found themselves investigating a really interesting one when hotel guest Dieter Ludwig needed them to find a missing necklace.

Finding the necklace took a little thinking outside the box from Goldie along with a little illegal car racing but retrieving it was probably the easiest thing she had to deal with. Because no sooner than she brought the necklace back to the hotel, they find out Ludwig was missing and his hotel room showed signs of a struggle.

Back in Tooey's office, they found an interesting clue on the back of the necklace but they also realize that someone may have taken Ludwig. Even though the necklace was found, they now believe someone is after it.

Over the course of trying to solve the case, Goldie inadvertently got herself and her father (who manages the hotel) fired from their jobs. I guess there are consequences to Goldie unofficially getting involved with solving cases. But that's not going to stop Goldie from trying to find Ludwig and get the necklace back after it was stolen again.

Besides featuring a great mystery there are a lot of interesting characters in this story such as Goldie's co-worker valet driver Rob who has a crush on her friend Cheryl and he may have done something really stupid in order to get her attention. Meanwhile, Cheryl who is very smart, works at the front desk of the hotel but one day hopes to become an astronaut.

You also find out some interesting things about Goldie along the way. She is very observant but rather impulsive which tends to get her in huge amounts of trouble. Her parents are divorced and although she lives with her father, she has a great relationship with her mother. She has a long standing rivalry with Sugar Maple, the daughter of the hotel owner. She also has a crush on Diane who works at the record store.

This was a great read because the story which was a lot of fun is filled with suspense, twists and humor. What I love about this series is you have a plucky wannabe assistant who is actually the one who is really solving the cases. Poor Walt, it's a wonder he hasn't been fired yet.

As a mystery fan, I really enjoyed this and now I can't wait to read the second volume.

Comic Book Wednesday: February 14th Picks

Happy Valentine's Day!

What are you comic book loving fans picking up today? The first issue of a new Xena: Warrior Princess miniseries is out today. It's written by Meredith Finch who up until now was mostly known for writing the New 52 Wonder Woman series (issues #36-#52) which garnered mixed reviews. I wasn't particularly a fan of her vision for Wonder Woman but I am willing to give her writing another chance by picking up this Xena miniseries. I really hope she has a better understanding of who Xena is than she did for Diana/Wonder Woman.

Well, other than that, the rest of the books are my regulars. Here's my list:


DC Comics

Detective Comics #974

Book: Detective Comics #974

Description:

'KNIGHT'S FALL'!

Can Tim Drake piece his dreams back together after Batwoman's fateful decision, or will the Gotham Knights go their separate ways?