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san diego comic con logo The Geek Beat: The Biggest Hits, Misses and Lingering Questions of San Diego Comic Con 2014

This year’s Comic-Con International in San Diego is in the rearview mirror, and all that’s left is to look back on the show and ponder the highs and lows of another massive celebration of geekery in all its forms.

Last year, my very first “Geek Beat” column assessed which studios, projects or other movie-related elements of the show generated the best kind of buzz… Continue reading The Geek Beat: The Biggest Hits, Misses and Lingering Questions of San Diego Comic-Con 2014

marvelphaseone The Geek Beat: Five Great, Geeky Moments from Modern Comic Con History

While pondering potential subjects for this week, I couldn’t help noticing that this is the 52nd edition of the column that I’ve authored. That’s a full year of weekly nerdery by my count, and it all began on July 23, 2013, with a roundup of the biggest hits, misses and lingering questions from the that year’s San Diego Comic-Con.

With this year’s convention kicking off… Continue reading The Geek Beat: Five Great, Geeky Moments from Modern Comic-Con History

With the exception of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, July is a relatively quiet month for high-profile movies from the geekier side of Hollywood, but you should probably consider this the calm before the storm, given next month’s rush of big-budget, highly anticipated films.

Of course, next month’s big movies are this month’s big comics, toys and other items launched ahead of a film’s arrival in… Continue reading The Geek Beat: Batman's 75th, 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Gear, and More Stuff to Look for in July

694px Star Wars Logo The Geek Beat: Falling in Love with Star Wars All Over Again

I remember sitting in a crowded theater back in 1999, watching Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace on opening night with some friends from college, and coming to the realization that somewhere between the umpteenth viewing of The Return of the Jedi and this very moment, I’d fallen out of love with Star Wars.  

It wasn’t a sudden thing, or a… Continue reading The Geek Beat: Falling in Love with 'Star Wars' All Over Again

snowpiercer header The Geek Beat: Snowpiercer and Other Great Foreign Graphic Novels Movie Fans Should Be Reading

Everyone knows about the comic book origins of films like The Avengers and Man of Steel, but when it comes to movies like this weekend’s gritty, postapocalyptic adventure Snowpiercer, the book that inspired the film isn’t nearly as ubiquitous as the usual mainstream superhero fare.

Originally published in 1982, the French-language graphic novel Le Transperceneige by Jacques Lob and Jean-Marc Rochette took more than… Continue reading The Geek Beat: 'Snowpiercer' and Other Great Foreign Graphic Novels Movie Fans Should Be Reading