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    Monday
    Jan112016

    BEST OF 2015 over at FORCES OF GEEK!

     

    Clay N Ferno
    FOG! Columnist
    @claynferno | leaguepodcast.com

    Best Movies: Ant-Man, Mad Max: Fury Road, Star Wars: The Force Awakens (duh)
    Best TV Shows: Jessica Jones, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Mr. Selfridge, Transparent, Orange is the New Black
    Best Books (fiction): Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens Smuggler’s Run: A Han Solo Adventure by Greg Rucka 
    Best Video Game: Fallout 4, Arkham Knight
    Best Songs: “Infinite Lives” by Mega Ran (RNDM)
    Best Albums: RNDM - Mega Ran
    Best Music Video: Taylor Swift: Bad Blood
    Best Comic Books / Graphic NovelsJupiter’s Circle/Jupiter’s Legacy, Invisible Republic, The Fade Out, Bitch Planet, Midnighter
    Best Blu-ray/DVD Release: Ant-Man, Mad Max: Fury Road, Star Wars Digital Collection on iTunes & Disney Movies Anywhere
    Most overrated thing about 2015? Mad Max: Fury Road
    Most underrated thing about 2015? Amazon Prime video selection
    Thing that you were most excited about in 2015? Star Wars, Ant-Man, Stan Lee coming to Boston
    Thing that disappointed you most in 2015? Random shootings and violence
    Thing that you’re most looking forward to in 2016? Star Wars: Rogue One, Batman V. Superman

     

    [READ MORE AT FORCES OF GEEK]

    Tuesday
    Jan052016

    Dig Boston and League Podcast Comics Picks of the Week for Wed. January 6, 2016

     

    COMICS

    Uncanny X-Men return with a new #1 from Cullen Bunn (Magneto) with Greg Land on art. This team stars Magneto and Sabertooth at the helm of these baddies that also includes Psylocke and Archangel. … Swamp Thing returns to form with co-creator Len Wein and gorgeous art by Kelley Jones as Alec confronts the forces of dark magic! … Escape from he prison planet as Kelley Sue’s Bitch Planet #6 starts a new arc with guest artist Taki Soma. Are you Non-Compliant? … Picks this week from LeaguePodcast.com.

    Tuesday
    Dec292015

    NINTENDO QUEST (review) - Forces Of Geek

     

    There were 678 Nintendo games releases for the Nintendo Entertainment System in North America.

    This is the story of lifelong friends issuing a challenge to one another to collect them all in 30 days.

    Jay Bartlett is a super-fan of Nintendo and Star Wars, already has most of these games but must start from scratch using his own money and no online purchases in a race against the clock.

    Nintendo Quest is the documentation of that journey and the hero’s challenges along the way as real life and anxiety set in as stumbling blocks toward achieving the goal.

    Jay Bartlett and friend Rob McCallum (writer/director) have been friends for 30 years.

    To channel the thrill of the hunt and also to showcase some great Nintendo trivia and history, Rick started a Kickstarter under the name NES Club. Nintendo Quest is the successful product of a crowdfunded movie, at the very least. They incorporate some great original 8-bit graphics for titles as well as an 8-bit soundtrack to set the mood.

     

    [READ MORE AT FORCES OF GEEK]


    Tuesday
    Dec292015

    Dig Boston and League Podcast Comics Picks of the Week for Wed. December 30, 2015

     

    COMICS
    That’s not a name I’ve heard in a long time, a long time. Obi-Wan and Anakin #1 has all the midichlorians Episode VII was afraid to give you. … All-New Wolverine #3 is one of our favorite run of these new Marvel books. Tom Taylor’s spotlight on X-23 faces her up against the deadly Taskmaster! … I keep reminding you that Warren Ellis (Moon Knight, Iron Man) is writing THE James Bond 007 book for Dynamite, but you won’t listen. Issue #3 is out today, I guess, but you don’t care. … Picks this week from LeaguePodcast.com.

    Monday
    Dec212015

    FOG! Chats With Will Tracy and Gabe Koplowitz About ALLEN: SON OF HELLCOCK at FORCES OF GEEK

     

    I was at first skeptical to read yet another brightly colored Conan-sword-tale. With space lasers the fashion this week, this seemed like a step backward back in time to a place I didn’t need to revisit.

    And the creators are comedians, and we all know how those people are.

    This all came to a climax when Z2 Comics forced me at dagger point to read issue one of their Allen: Son of Hellcock to prepare for an interview with their famous funny people Will Tracy (HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, The Onion) and Gabe Koplowitz (VH1).

    I finally relented. Mead in hand, I had some questions for these guys because I was only two pages in when I realized this might be the funniest book of the year.

    Will and Gabe joined us to answer our questions about the new publisher and disappointing the person that brought you into this world. Allen: Son of Hellcock debuts today in stores and digital comic shops.

    FOG!: Will and Gabe — thanks for joining us today, what’s going on these days with Allen: Son of Hellcock? How did this come about? Where do you guys know each other from? Do you even know each other?

    Will Tracy: I just met Gabe for the first time literally 15 minutes ago, and I can already tell I’m going to hate him. I think it’s his face, voice, and personality that make him hateable. Also his clothes and his smell and his glasses. And his stupid feet and hands. 

    However, on a professional level, we wrote Allen: Son of Hellcock together about, oh, seven or eight years back. And we could not be more thrilled or proud to see it finally unleashed upon the world this Wednesday, December 16th!

    [READ MORE AT FORCES OF GEEK]