This Week in Geek 8/6
This Week in Geek is a weekly blog about new comics written by Worthpoint Comicbook Worthologist Matt Baum. Every Wednesday Matt takes a look at the weeks new comics from a collector’s point-of-view and discusses which books may be hard to find in the near future and why. Make sure to click on the hot links for previews and more information on the books discussed here
Hispanic Heroes of the DCU
Cinco De Mayo is here again and in honor of Mexican independence day I thought a list of some famous Hispanic Super Heroes from the DC Universe and their first appearances was in order. The first that comes to mind is the current Blue Beetle Jaime Reyes. Just last week DC published and all Spanish issue of “Blue Beetle”.
The Comic Speculator: The Dark Knight
Unless you live under a rock you’ve probably heard that the sequel to Batman, The Dark Knight, opened in theaters last Friday. If you’re reading this blog I can only assume that you are a nerd like me and you’ve already seen The Dark Knight at least once. The buzz around the new Batman is mainly centered on Health Ledger’s portrayal of the Joker.
This Week in Geek 7/10
How many of you guys walked into your comic shop on Wednesday and panicked after seeing last week’s books still sitting on the self? Be honest. Who forgot it was a Holiday weekend? As with most long weekends UPS and the USPS get the day off. What’s that mean to nerds like you and me?
Remembering Michael Turner
Saturday morning brought sad news for the comic collecting community. Fan favorite artist Michael Turner passed away late Friday night. Vince Hernandez of Aspen Comics, Turner’s company, issued this statement late last night:
The Comic Speculator: Hellboy
When I began reading comics as a child it was the heroes and villains that drew me to the monthly books. I lost myself in Spider-man’s high-flying battle scenes with the Vulture and Wolverine slashing his way through Sentinels.
This Week in Geek: 7/2
Hey, it’s Wednesday again and time for some more hot picks. For those of you new to This Week in Geek, first of all, welcome aboard. Secondly; welcome to one of the only comic blogs I’ve seen (if I’m wrong somebody please call me out on it) that examines each week’s new comics from a speculative point of view.
The Comic Speculator: Starman
This Wednesday one of my favorite writers returns to comics after a much too long absence. ”James Robinson” wrote some of the most important and best comics of the 1990’s and then fell off the radar. Well not completely off the radar. Robinson left comics to pursue his writing carrier in Hollywood.