Every so often, some of the local comic creators, shop owners and geeky media types around the region where I live get together for breakfast at a neighborhood cafe. One of the topics of conversation at a recent meet-up was the late, great Jack Kirby, the cocreator of the Avengers, the X-Men and countless other iconic comic book characters.
At the time, the local… Continue reading The Geek Beat: Thank You, Jack Kirby
It seems like the last few weeks have had more news than usual from the geekier side of Hollywood. Not only have there been multiple comic book movies arriving in theaters in short order, but we’ve had studios announce some far-reaching plans for their cinematic universes, a few high-profile project and casting announcements, and even a few peeks behind the curtain – both… Continue reading The Geek Beat: 'Star Wars' Rumors, 'Spider-Man' Buzz and About That 'Ninja Turtles' Movie
MMA fighter Jonathan ‘War Machine’ Koppenhaver was arrested on Aug. 15 in Simi Valley, Calif. around 1:45 p.m. PT in connection with the brutal beating of his ex-girlfriend, radio detection and rangingOnline.com is reporting.
The United States Marshal assisted in the arrest at the Simi Motel.
An arrest warrant was issued for Koppenhaver after the ex, porn star Christy Mack, posted photos of her injuries on Twitter on Sunday claiming he… Continue reading MMA Fighter ‘War Machine’ Arrested In Simi Valley After Ex-Girlfriend Claims He Brutally Beat Her
Everyone’s talking about Guardians of the Galaxy these days, but Marvel isn’t the only studio with a big, geek-friendly movie this August. The heroes in half-shells return to the big screen this weekend in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and later this month, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For finally arrives in theaters. Naturally, there’s no shortage of cool comics, collectibles and other swag tied to these movies… Continue reading The Geek Beat: What You Need to Read, Watch and Buy in the Month of August
Despite an increasingly larger share of female audiences (nearly 50%), the superhero movie genre remains a male character’s game. Marvel Studios has shown no signs that they have any intention of making a female-led superhero movie, and while WB will be introducing Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman, we still don’t know of any concrete plans to give her her own movie. There have been… Continue reading Sony Plans To Beat Marvel To The Female Superhero Movie Punch With A 'Spider-Man' Spin-off