- Posted by Chris Connors
- On September 7, 2015
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Welcome to the weekly geekout! I’m here to bring attention to a few items each week worth geeking out about! Between the weekly onslaught of upcoming movies, awesome DVD releases, cool action figures and collectibles, and comics, it’s hard to keep everything straight. So check in every monday for a primer on what’s awesome this week.
Week of September 7, 2015
Happy Labor Day. If you’re like me, there’s no distinction between work, play, days on, and days off. It’s all a blur of reviews and video games and toys and cultural criticism and people and places and things and stimuli. But, if you’re a government employee, or you work in an office that loves federal holidays, then this is your day! Enjoy it! Barbeque or go swimming or something. Generally just try and squeeze out the last of the summer. Want to geek out this week? I’ve got some stuff I’m excited for, which you should check out, too!
Gotham Season 1 Blu-Ray
Tuesday, September 8th
If you’re a bit behind on Gotham and want to binge-watch the first season, you’ll get your chance this Tuesday. The show tells the story of Gotham City, and how Detective James Gordon fights to rid the city of its crime and defends a young Bruce Wayne. Focusing just as much on villains as it does our will-be caped crusader, Gotham ended up being a wholly enjoyable show during its first season run.
The Late Show w/ Stephen Colbert
Tuesday, September 8th
I’ve been a late night fan for as long as I can remember. I used to, as a grade schooler, beg my parents to let me stay up to watch Leno. As I got older I got way into Letterman. I followed the Leno/Conan crisis closely, and I still watch The Late Shift from time to time. So am I excited for Colbert, a hard core geek, to take the helm of the Late Show? Hell yeah!
The EC Archives: Two-Fisted Tales Vol. 1
Wednesday, September 9th
Dark Horse comics now owns the rights to the EC Comics archives, and they’re releasing a beautiful collection of EC’s grimy, gritty, bloody war stories. The first volume collects Two-Fisted Tales #18-23, and the cover alone tells me everything I need to know about the contents within. I’m a sucker for old EC comics, give me something bloody, nasty, and a bit out-of-date, and I’m a happy camper.
Friday, September 11th
Okay, maybe I’m only excited about the newest horror flick from M. Night Shyamalan because the commercials have been spamming me while I catch up on Wayward Pines, but this story about creepy grandparents seems intriguing. Two kids recording their every moment with their grandparents (as the trailer seems to show) is creepy enough, but make those grandparents crazy/monsters/some other twist? And you could have a pretty rad movie! Plus, I think the last M. movie I saw in the theater was The Happening… it’s been too long.