Category COMICS

KICKSTARTER ALERT! Support ‘Expiration Date: The Complete Edition’

Back at WonderCon 2012 my friend Missy and I were walking around the Artist’s Alley and we stumbled upon a booth that had this comic with a wickedly illustrated cover. It had an awesome futuristic Tron cyber punk vibe that I totally dug. The man at the booth, artist Lee Wiley, started to chat with us and he told us more about this comic he illustrated called Expiration Date.

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The more he told me about the story, written by Robert Zappia, the more I knew I had to check it out. Dystopian future, political conspiracy, assassination, and a hero with a haunted past? Yes, please! Lee was awesome enough to give me a copy to review for the site, and ever since I read that first issue I have been hooked (read our review for Expiration Date #1).

Here we are at 2016 and now the final issue of Expiration Date is going to be released in October. On top of that Wiley and Zappia are running a Kickstarter to fund Expiration Date: The Complete Edition which will over 200 pages of the entire freaking saga! Ahh! (Click here for the Kickstarter page.)

“Why do I need to check this out,” you ask? “Why should I throw my money at them,” you ask?

Well, let me tell you. Expiration Date takes place in a dystopian future where overpopulation is controlled by the SY9 capsule. It is implanted in the heart of every person and will randomly go off killing the host in their sleep, or, “expiring” them. One day a presidential candidate gains a lot of popularity on the platform that he wants to discontinue the SY9 system of population control.

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Comic Review: The Legend of Wonder Woman #1

LOWW_CVR1We love Wonder Woman. We love watching female creators in the comic book industry have a chance to work with more and more popular titles and characters. Renae De Liz, known for her work with Womanthology and Lady Powerpunch, is currently writing and drawing a 9-issue mini-series called The Legend of Wonder Woman

The series will focus on the Amazon princess’ childhood, before she was known as Wonder Woman.

The series begins with a brief look into Hippolyta’s past and the creation of Themyscira. There are even pages dedicated to Diana’s “birth.” The trailer indicates that the book will end with Diana as an adult and taking on the superhero mantle (watch the video below).

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BECOME THE PARTY WOLF: SDCC2014 List of Where to Get Crunk Like a Nerd Rock Star

There are three types of San Diego Comic Con attendees:

1. Pokemon Masters:  “I GOTTA CATCH ALL OF THE RARE POKEYMANS/LIMITED GOODS/ COLLECTIBLE ITEMS!!” You’ll see these fine folk lined up in the convention hall awaiting their preciousssss. They probably don’t talk in ALL CAPS but.. they’re THINKING IN ALL CAPS.

2. Die Hards (aka Bruce Willys): “I must attend all pertinent panels, meetings signings, and appearances of the show/series/comic/subculture that I am into. Otherwise, I CANNOT CALL MYSELF A TRUE FAN.”

3. Party Wolves: “Where. Da. Party. At.” Yeah, we sort of care about the other stuff, but mostly we wanna party with our nerdy selves.

Although we here at Defective Geeks are an equal mix of all of these types of nerdy personas, this post will focus on the most obscure of the three… LOS PARTY LOBOS EXTREMOS.

Comic Con is all about fandoms, but it’s also about getting to party with your best nerd pals, and hopefully scoring some free refreshment all while rubbing elbows with celebrities from the series/title/films/books you love. While the list below certainly isn’t comprehensive, it’s definitely refined down to the ones you can actually expect to get into with a wee bit of effort! Remember to pace yourselves, party animals. Thursday has the most parties, and Saturday the least, which means the chances of you maxing out and tossing cookies before the week really gets started are high! BEWARE THE PARTY FOUL. Party responsibly, and bring water with you EVERYWHERE.

And if you wanna know where WE are during the con, we will be all over social media shenanigans, party info, and embarrassing photos:

Twitter
@defectivegeeks
@punkagogo
@PetraGiselle
@YumeNinja
@IamChubbyBunny

Instagram
@punkagogo
@hobbitwench
@YumeNinja
@IamChubbyBunny

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I’m super good at photoshop.

Party hardy list after the jump!

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It’s May the 4th, Free Comic Book Day

It’s that time of the year again — and do as Wolverine says: go find your local comic book store and party with your fellow comic readers over some free books! For many of us, a trip to a comic book store may be part of our regular routine but Free Comic Book Day encourages everybody to stop by and rediscover the community closer to their neighborhood. Time to get off the internet and talk to real people about the latest Iron Man or Batman books. Or perhaps, discover a cool, indie series that you may never have noticed unless you took the time browsing the bookshelves.

Defective Geeks will be hanging out at The Comic Bug in Manhattan Beach, California again this year.  We will be bringing candy and the fun that only the Defective Ladies can do.

Check out the list of creators that will be at the Bug on the event page on Facebook!

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We hope to see you there!

Jerry Robinson (1922-2011)

It was Sunday of San Diego Comic Con 2009. All of us were tuckered out, as tends to be the case of the last day of Comic Con. We had gotten little sleep because we had to pack and check out of the hotel. I remember thinking to myself that this year’s SDCC had been successful and fun, the typical immediate nostalgia that occurs at the end of an event. My friends and I decided we’d stroll around the convention floor one last time.

We were in the Artist’s Alley when Dianne tugged at me and said, “Hey, look, it’s Jerry Robinson.” I looked and there he was. I remember he sat there with the most pleasant expression, without airs, and a sweet demeanor. I couldn’t believe it, partially because he is so iconic and important to the comic book genre, and also because I had somehow not seen his name in the program! There he was, sitting humbly.

I jumped in line and soon it was my turn. At first I didn’t quite know what to say to him, I was starstruck. Dianne, as always, had to hold my hand through the situation. She asked if she could take a picture of us. He smiled and said, “Yes!”

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‘Burn Notice’ – A New Day Vol. 2

Burn Notice: A New Day volume 2, a digital comic series based on the television show, was released last week. Chapter One: “Open Water” was written by Ryan Johnson and Peter Lalayanis with art by Tony Shasteen.

Burn Notice is actually a really good show and I’ve only started watching season one recently. My main motivation to watch is Bruce Campbell, of course, daddy of all geek studs. Although, my favorite character has to be Fiona (played by Gabrielle Anwar) – smart, sexy and kick your behind so hard your ancestors will weep! I love how crazy she is with her “shoot first, ask questions later” attitude.

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Why Wolverine and Gambit Are The Perfect Men

The Space Pirate Queen and I have known each for a very long time and have become really great friends. There are many things that make a friendship truly great. Trust, mutual respect, the ability to share our feelings, overall comradery, and when it comes to SPQ and myself, that beautiful and strong bond is the bond of how totally creepy we are when it comes to good lookin’ guys, real and fictional. Many times we’ll text each other back and forth and go off on tangents about some fantasy of ours, or as we like to say, “Our futures,” and these “futures” always involve fine men. Today, our future involved two very fine mutants: Wolverine and Gambit.

We decided that our future involved us spending half of the year in Russia with Wolverine and the other half in New Orleans with Gambit (obviously the wintertime is when we’d be in New Orleans). After going on and on about how perfect our futures were going to be, SPQ then brought up the fabulous suggestion that we collaborate on a blog and talk about how Wolvie and Gambit are two of the most perfect men ever. Aside from their obvious good looks, there are many aspects about these boys that make them very fine indeed.

So here it is, children. Five reasons why Wolverine and Gambit are the perfect men.

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‘Batman: Year One’ Trailer

Finally, a trailer has been released for the animated version of Frank Miller’s Batman: Year One.

Batman: Year One was the first Batman comic I ever read, so this is a project I’ve been really looking forward to. The animated movie features the voices of Benjamin McKenzie (Batman), Bryan Cranston (Gordon), Eliza Dushku (Catwoman), and Katee Sackhoff (STARBUCK FTW, I mean, Detective Sarah Essen) and is directed by Sam Liu and Lauren Montgomery.

The movie will premiere at Comic Con on Friday 8pm in Ballroom 20.

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You can watch the trailer HERE.

If Liu and Montgomery properly translated this story into an animated movie, then it should be a damn good time. From what I’ve seen in the trailer, it looks like they did just that. I can’t wait to find out for myself :)