Monthly Archive:: January 2019

Comics I’m Picking Up the Week of January 23, 2019

Here are the books I’m looking forward to seeing at my local comic store the week of January 23, 2019. The Avant-Guards Publisher: BOOM! Box Words/Story: Carly Usdin Art/Colors: Noah Hayes “Welcome to the Georgia O’Keeffe College of Arts and Subtle Dramatics, an historically all-female school whose population is decidedly more drama geek than jock. Liv, aspiring actor and basketball enthusiast, doesn’t understand why she can’t be both, but she seems alone in that belief . . . until...

The Dragon Ball Super: Broly Movie Is an Animation Spectacle

After months of hype and trying to avoid blatant spoilers, I sat down to watch Dragon Ball Super: Broly on opening night. And oh, did this movie deliver. My eyes were glued to the screen as I tried to drink in the backgrounds and appreciate every movement. There will be some mild spoilers in my review, but unless you’ve been completely cut off from social media, you’ve probably seen worse. The new aesthetic is front and center thanks to Naohiro Shintani’s new...

A Look Back at Magic: The Gathering’s Quarter-Century Anniversary

The year 2018 was notable for many 25th anniversaries in the geek world. In the world of visual media, it was 25 years since the debut of the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine TV series and the Bill Murray movie Groundhog Day. Video gamers also first solved the puzzles in Myst and performed barrel rolls with Star Fox 25 years ago. And in July 1993, players at the Origins Game Fair in Dallas, Texas, tapped lands for mana for...

This Week in Geek (1/21/19–1/27/19)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, January 21st to Sunday, January 27th. Creative Night What: Arts, Community When: Monday, January 21st at 6:30 p.m. Where: Event Horizon at the Waterbury Building Let your creativity shine with drawing, painting, crafting, or whatever your heart desires at Creative Night, a weekly event put on by Crafty Geek and the Geek Partnership Society. This is a...

Star Wars’ Fuel Your Force Combines Fandom and Health

New Year’s resolutions are in full force; a couple days ago I couldn’t find a place to park at the gym. While it was frustrating to not be able to park my vehicle, I’m always happy for anyone who sets health goals they want to accomplish. One misconception regarding resolutions is they have to be related to physical health. Health has many categories beyond physical health, even though society puts an extreme emphasis on outward appearance. The Star Wars...

Comics I’m Picking Up the Week of January 16, 2019

Books I’m looking forward to seeing at my local comic store the week of January 16, 2019. Black Widow Publisher: Marvel Words/Story: Jen and Sylvia Soska Art/Colors: Flaviano Armentaro “. . . and hell followed with her. Natasha Romanoff was trained to kill. For years now she’s tried to overcome that programming, to side with the angels . . . to be a hero. And where’d that get her? Killed. By one of the few true friends she allowed...

This Week in Geek (1/14/19–1/20/19)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, January 14th to Sunday, January 20th. Creative Night What: Arts, Community When: Monday, January 14th at 6:30 p.m. Where: Event Horizon at the Waterbury Building Let your creativity shine with drawing, painting, crafting, or whatever your heart desires at Creative Night, a weekly event put on by Crafty Geek and the Geek Partnership Society. This is a...

Why Kairi Will Be Playable in Kingdom Hearts III

Note: At the time of this writing, Kingdom Hearts III is an unreleased game. However, this article discusses content found in trailers and interviews with the game’s director. Fans avoiding these may wish to skip this article. One of the most anticipated video game releases of the new year, Kingdom Hearts III, will return fans to the imaginative universe conceived by Square Enix’s Tetsuya Nomura, which juxtaposes characters of Nomura’s own design with those of other Square Enix games and of Disney motion...

Pretty in Punxsutawney Is a Fitting Tribute to John Hughes Films in Book Form

If you could do one day over, what would you do differently? Would you spend time with your loved ones and let them know how much they mean to you? Would you get revenge on those who’ve hurt you? Would you use this do-over for selfish purposes, or would you try to change things for the better? That moral dilemma is at the center of Laurie Boyle Crompton’s new book, Pretty in Punxsutawney, a love letter to the iconic John...

Comics I’m Picking Up the Week of January 9, 2019

Here are the books I’m looking forward to seeing at my local comic store the week of January 9, 2019. Criminal Publisher: Image Words/Story: Ed Brubaker Art/Colors: Sean Phillips, Jacob Phillips “Teeg Lawless is back in town. But he finds himself in more trouble than ever, thanks to his delinquent teenage son—and this time, fists and bullets may not be enough to solve his problems.” Category: Tried and True Creators Why I’m Excited: Criminal is back! It was only...
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