Gotham “Red Hood” Review

Posted: March 2, 2015 by Lex Lutz in TV & Movies, TV Reviews

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Gotham “Red Hood” Review

By Lex Lutz

This week on Gotham, the Red Hood gang makes its first appearance, Fish makes an extreme decision, and Barbara is still a mess.

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Leonard Nimoy, 1931-2015

Posted: February 27, 2015 by Matt Peters in Events

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Thank you, and rest in peace, Mr. Nimoy.

The Flash “Fallout” Review

Posted: February 26, 2015 by Lex Lutz in TV & Movies, TV Reviews
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The Flash “Fallout” Review

By Lex Lutz

On a new episode of The Flash, we see the fallout of “The Nuclear Man”, Barry learns that he will travel through time, and Iris does some reporter stuff.
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The song you’ve finally gotten out of your head is back!

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PRESS RELEASE: PORTLAND, OR February 18, 2015 – Oni Press, Portland’s premier independent comic book publisher, announced today it is collaborating with Jhonen Vasquez and Nickelodeon in producing an ongoing comic book series based on the beloved animated show Invader Zim. The series will explore a new chapter in Zim’s Earth invasion and the adventures of GIR, Dib and Gaz. The first comic will release on July 1st, 2015.

“All of us at Oni Press are elated to be bringing the first new Invader Zim stories in years to a rabid fanbase,” explained Oni Press Editor in Chief, James Lucas Jones. “Getting to tell those tales with folks from the show like Jhonen, Aaron Alexovich, Eric Trueheart, and Rikki Simons just makes it all the more sweet.”

Zim, the diminutive, naïve Irken soldier, is assigned to invade Earth to keep him from disrupting his leaders’ plans to expand their empire. Arriving on the unsuspecting planet, he tries to blend in by disguising himself and his malfunctioning robot sidekick GIR as a human boy and his dog. Zim is constantly hounded by his nemesis Dib, who recognizes his alien nature, and Dib’s younger sister Gaz.

“I’m always confused when people say how much they miss Invader Zim because the show never stopped running in my head, and then I remember everyone else isn’t in my head,” said show creator Jhonen Vasquez. “I try to imagine the world for all those people who don’t know what Zim’s been up to since the show went off the air and it makes me shudder. How can people live that way? Hopefully this comic helps make the world a better place.”

In 2001 animation fans were introduced to Zim, his oft-foiled plots to enslave the Earth and Jhonen Vasquez’s dark, funny universe on Nickelodeon. The show and Vasquez’s iconic characters went on to become cult classics with a following to this day. Fans have been waiting for the return of Zim and GIR; now they’ll get it in the first all-Zim comic book, part of Nickelodeon’s commitment to bring its beloved classic characters to new audiences.

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Gotham “The Blind Fortune Teller” Review

By Lex Lutz

This week on Gotham, we meet the Joker (probably), the Flying Graysons, Fish shows off her survival skills, and Bruce Wayne plays with fire.
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Chicago Loot Drop’s Hobbit Sing-A-Long

Posted: February 18, 2015 by Matt Peters in Geek News & Events
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Since 2010, Chicago Loot Drop has offered local gamers and comic fans alike an opportunity to support charity and have a little fun in the process. March 22nd they do it again at the Public House Theater as they host a special presentation of the Rankin-Bass classic The Hobbit! Why is it so special you ask? They’ve teamed up with Arcade Brewery to provide just enough liquid encouragement to join in some sing-a-long action! That’s right, the dreaded One Ring will bounce in time with the on-screen lyrics so you can join in singing classics like “The Greatest Adventure” and “Fifteen Birds in Five Fir Trees.”

If you can’t make it, you can still help! Visit ChicagoLootDrop.org and use their portal to donate to Comen’s Children’s Hospital.

PS: We had a chance to chat with them about their “Drawing Dreams” project back in 2013:

The Flash “The Nuclear Man” Review

Posted: February 18, 2015 by Lex Lutz in TV & Movies, TV Reviews
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The Flash “The Nuclear Man” Review

By Lex Lutz

“The Nuclear Man” brings Flash fans deeper into the mystery of Barry Allen’s mother’s death, lets us get to know Firestorm, and gives us a glimpse into how The Flash can… well… entertain the ladies.

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Bonus: Disney World’s Gaston stays in character, and does an amazing job of getting across Gaston’s… personality.