An Interview with Ben Avery

I had the pleasure of sitting down over Skype with comic book writer Ben Avery to talk about his writing career and his podcast, Strangers and Aliens. Along the way we talked about his new webcomic, George R.R. Martin, Aquaman, and why Ben doesn’t read Superman comics. You can find out more about Ben Avery by visiting any of the following sites: BenAvery.com RetConComic.com StrangersAndAliens.com Interested in purchasing one of Ben’s books? The Hedge Knight The Hedge Knight II: Sworn Sword TimeFlys (Vol 1) The Book of God ArmorQuest: Genesis Hero Devotions The Oz/Wonderland Chronicles (Book 1)

Continue reading »

Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase II

Iron Man launched Phase One of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. After 2012’s The Avengers we were left wondering where the House of Ideas would take us next. Luckily Kevin Feige and his crew have an idea. In this episode of Geek This! Podcast, I sit down with my pal David Hunt to discuss what Phase Two has to offer, speculate what the concept art could mean for some of the films, and sneak some talk about The Wolverine. From this episode: Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase Two Preview (Video) Iron Man 3 Trailer Official Iron Man 3 video page on Marvel Iron Man: Under the Armor with

Continue reading »

Marvel #1 Promo Returns

You may remember that Marvel Comics did a promo last month where they gave away a ton of free digital copies of some great #1 issues. Unfortunately, not everyone got to partake in the awesomeness due to their servers crashing. This time, though, they’re going to do things differently. Go to the site they have set up, register (if you don’t already have a Marvel.com account), and click “Sign Up” so they can email you instructions on April 11. This is an easy way to get free comics, so be quick! There are a limited number of sign-ups available, if

Continue reading »

Injustice: Gods Among Us (iOS Review)

Today DC Comics released Injustice: Gods Among Us for iOS. I just happened to see it in the App Store this afternoon for free and decided to pick it up. Just a few minutes after playing it I knew I had to review this for you all in a special podcast episode. Here’s what MTV Geek had to say about it: Developed by the same team responsible for “Batman: Arkham City Lockdown,” Injustice for iOS functions as a standalone game, but features crossover elements to enhance the console version as well. For instance, if you sign up for a WBID account (something you’ll

Continue reading »

Back from the Dead

AMC’s The Walking Dead wrapped up this week, so I decided to give a brief overview of the season, share my opinions about the characters that I found interesting, and give my overall opinion of the most recent season. I also talk about an upcoming interview with writer Ben Avery, who hosts the Strangers and Aliens podcast, as well as an idea that I have that involves YOU! More from this episode: Cosplay Piano – The Walking Dead What were your thoughts of The Walking Dead? Would you participate in the new listener interaction segment?

Continue reading »

Coming Up: Interview w/ Ben Avery

I recently got in contact with comic book writer and podcaster Ben Avery (TimeFlys, George R.R. Martin’s The Hedge Knight) about being on the show soon. Although we’ve only sent a couple of short emails back and forth, he seems genuinely excited to be interviewed. The only problem is, I’m worried I won’t ask the right questions in my first interview! That’s where you, the listener, come in. If you’re a fan of Ben’s work or the podcast (or both) drop a question in the comments below, on the Facebook page, or hit me up on Twitter. You can find out more about Ben at

Continue reading »

The Walking Dead + Cosplay + Piano?

Now, as a geek, it is obvious that cosplay is cool to me. I’ve never done it, but I have great respect for those who have. While checking my YouTube stream yesterday I came across a new show that debut on Stan Lee’s World of Heroes YouTube channel called Cosplay Piano. My initial thought was “What is this?” Moments later, though, I was blown away as a girl re-enacts some scenes from the first episode of AMC’s The Walking Dead and played Bear McCreary’s amazing score from the show. Not getting the picture yet? Just watch this video. It deserves way more views than it has.

Continue reading »

Hangout – The Walking Dead

I recently had a chance to sit down with a few friends via Google+ Hangouts. We started off talking about The Walking Dead (both the comic series and the hit TV show) and moved into a little bit of super hero talk. This is something I plan on doing at least once a month, so if you’re interested in being part of the next Hangout, connect with me and I’ll be sure to add you. Hope you enjoy this video.

Continue reading »

Real Talk: Formats and Futures

Considering I’m using a new app to record the podcast now, I decided to try it out in this episode, where I talk about some of the “behind-the-scenes” of Geek This! Podcast. I wrote a blog post on everything that I say in the show, so if you want to read it, it’s the “Final Thoughts on Improvement” post from a few days ago. (Just in case you want to follow along). As always, leave your comments below or over on the Facebook page. You can even hit me up on Twitter if you’d like a more immediate response. I’m totally

Continue reading »

A New Hope for Star Wars

There has been a lot of Star Wars news floating around in the past few weeks, so I joined my friend and fellow geek, Adam McDorman, to discuss it, as well as speculate what the new era of the Star Wars franchise could have in store. WHAT ARE YOU GEEKING? Adam Marvel Civil War Ni No Kuni David Batman (New 52) Nightwing (New 52) Supergods MORE REFERENCES Star Wars: Dark Empire Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire Star Wars: Young Jedi Knights SUPPORT GEEK THIS! You can support Geek This! Podcast by joining Audible.com, where you’ll receive a free audiobook and 30-day trial.

Continue reading »