An Interview with Ben Avery – 008

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:

Interested in purchasing one of Ben’s books?

 

Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase 2 – 007

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:

What are you looking forward to the most from Marvel’s Phase Two?

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Marvel #1 Promo Returns

marvel-1sYou 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 I’ve read the info correctly.

Once you get your issues, share in the comments which ones you downloaded and what you think of them.

Injustice: Gods Among Us – 006

Today DC Comics and WB Games 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 Infinite Crisis“) you’ll be able unlock cross-platform rewards including skins and other perks.

Unlike its console counterpart, Injustice on iOS features 3-on-3 tag team matches and NetherRealm has thankfully passed on the virtual joysticks. Instead, players will duke it out using swipe and tap gestures, such as holding two fingers on the screen to block.

If micro-transaction were the first thing to pop into your head when you saw “free-to-play” you though right. Fortunately, NetherRealm insists that everything can be unlocked by simply playing the game and spending money will only speed things up.

The official Injustice site gave this description for the game. Makes me want to buy a PS3 now…:

What if our greatest heroes became our greatest threat? Injustice: Gods Among Us introduces a bold new franchise to the fighting game genre from NetherRealm Studios, creators of the definitive fighting game Mortal Kombat. Featuring DC Comics icons such Batman, Cyborg, The Flash, Harley Quinn, Nightwing, Solomon Grundy, Superman and Wonder Woman, the latest title from the award-winning studio presents a deep original story. Heroes and villains will engage in epic battles on a massive scale in a world where the line between good and evil has been blurred.

Find out more at Injustice.com and pick up the iOS version for free on iPad or iPhone.

Back from the Dead – 005

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?

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 his website and the Strangers and Aliens site.

As of right now I do not have a set date for the interview, but check back often. I’m really looking forward to this!

 

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.

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And how about that violin-playing walker?! Very, very cool.

Formats and Futures – 004

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 fine with that.

Oh! And one more thing: I’m organizing a monthly Google+ Hangout, so if you’re interested, Circle Me over there so I can include you in any future announcements. For those of you I’ve talked to already, be on the look out for more info via G+

A New Hope for Star Wars – 003

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

Dave

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