Lilly Bristol: Dinosaur Wrangler

As a father of a four-year-old, finding good books that will keep your hoodlum entertained is a plus. Thanks to Josh Alves, Lilly Bristol: Dinosaur Wrangler and the Town a Tyrannosaurus Wrecks! is a keeper.

Josh is an author and illustrator that I’ve followed and talked to on Twitter for a couple of years now. I’ve enjoyed seeing his work, hearing his passion for children’s literature and getting the chance to review his new book before its release. So, let’s dive in…

lilly-onya-kittyLilly Bristol is a simple story about a girl who has adventures in Dinosaur World with her saber-tooth kitty and pterodactyl friend Onya. In this particular story she is called to take care of a tyrannosaurus that is destroying a town. I won’t spoil the ending for you, but it’s safe to say your kid will love it.

The book is written in a Dr. Seuss-like rhyming style, which Josh Alves pulls off flawlessly. These kinds of books are some of my favorite to read to my daughter and they’re some of her favorites to listen to right before bedtime. One of my favorite parts of the writing is that it doesn’t talk down to kids because it is written for kids.

From the bright colored-characters to the simple, yet perfect backgrounds, Josh’s art work is wonderful for little kids and is a pleasant treat for parents. Although I read a PDF version of Lilly Bristol: Dinosaur Wrangler, I can say that a physical copy of the book will look wonderful on your kids’ bookshelf.

If you’d like to pre-orderĀ Lilly Bristol, just follow this link to Josh’s site.

Batman Forever – 023

Our friend Adam McDorman came back to our hometown of Kokomo, Indiana, and joined us in our discussion of Joel Schumaker’s takeover of the Batman franchise.

What did we think of Batman Forever? You’ll have to listen to find out! Also, we want your feedback for the rest of the Batman films! Comment below, on Facebook, or give us a call.

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Batman (1989) – 021

Are you ready for us to talk about Tim Burton’s Joker? Wait. That’s not right… Batman. We meant Batman. Sorry.

With gangster mimes, a Batman that seemed a little tormented, and an insane Joker, this is the Batman film with the darkness that fans of Frank Miller’s work wanted and it is said that Tim Burton delivered. Do you agree? Do we agree?

Batman: The Movie (1966) – 020

As the first true installment of our Batman on Film series, we go to the way-way back machine and visit 1966’s Batman: The Movie.

This flick – if you’ve never checked it out before – stars Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin. It also stars a slew of the Caped Crusader’s enemies, including The Joker (Cesar Romero), The Penguin (Burgess Meredith), The Riddler (Frank Gorshin), and Catwoman (Lee Meriwether).

We get goofy jokes, melodrama, and Bat Shark Repellent. What more could you ask for?

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Our Batman History – 019

Welcome to the beginning of our Batman on Film series! After this discussion of our history with Batman in TV and film we’ll be reviewing each major motion picture, starting with Adam West and Burt Ward’s portrayal of the dynamic duo and ending with The Dark Knight Rises. We hope you enjoy this episode and give us some great feedback in this series.

Childhood Cartoons – 018

From the dawn of television, there were Saturday morning cartoons.

Okay, that is not a fact. However, in this episode of Geek This! Podcast David Clements and Adam McDorman discuss their favorite childhood ‘toons, share their honorable mentions, and even delve into the weirder side of Saturday morning animation. They also share feedback from our amazing Facebook community and give you our recommendations for the week.

Be sure to leave a comment about this episode!

Help Cody! – 017

The creator and artist behind one of the silliest webcomics needs your help!

Jamie Cosley, the man behind Cody the Cavalier was approached by snack foods company near his home in Virginia. They asked if he could create a mascot for a private label brand of potato chips. After some dialogue, the company agreed that the furry, funny Cody was the right guy for the job. Jamie put together a Kickstarter proposal but was, unfortunately turned down due to Kickstarter’s criteria against re-labeling foods. Instead of letting the opportunity flee him, he decided to ask family, friends, and fans to crowdsource the manufacture of the $5,000 plate needed to print the label.

And now, we at Geek This!are asking you to help Cody. Jamie has the campaign set up like Kickstarter – with perks – so you’ll definitely want to check it out. Instead of listing all of the info here, we want to encourage you to go to CodyTheCavalier.com/Help-Cody and read up on Cody Chips. Even if it’s just a dollar, your donation will make this project and this dream possible.

And who knows? You may just see Cody Chips on a shelf in your store someday soon. Be sure to follow Jamie on Twitter (@codythecavalier).

An Infinity of Tie-Ins – 016

Marvel Comics has just ended their first big event of the year and they’re already geared up for the next two (or more). We discuss what Infinity is, the number of tie-in issues the company is including, and again, how this will affect the characters and universe within Marvel’s books. We also touch on the upcoming Inhumanity series and the X-Men-focused mini-series due out at the end of this year.

PULL LIST (7/17/13)

 

The Cost of Being a Superhero

One of my favorite websites, Mashable.com, began releasing a “5-issue” series of infographics showing how the yearly cost of being a superhero has changed substantially. They pulled Batman, Spider-Man, The Hulk, Superman, and Wolverine from their respective universes and compared their debut living costs (costumes, housing, habits, etc.) to their current living costs. It blew me away, quite honestly.

We shared some of them on our Facebook page, but in case you missed them, here’s the complete set straight from Mashable.

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