Category Archives: Comics

The Rise of Ra’s al Ghul in DC Live Action

It’s interesting to me how certain things catch an unexpected wind and take flight. Like viral videos (Seriously, how did Chewbacca mom get more than 11 total views), no one ever knows what will gain speed. A strange example to me is the abundance of appearances of Ra’s al Ghul and his daughters in DC live action over the last decade.
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The Grumpy Geek Wonders Where the Boy Wonder Is

What happened to Robin? I am working on a piece about the Rise of Ra’s al Ghul and his daughters in DC live action. I’m not sure why I have been engaged with the DC universe as of late. I never really read DC as a kid. I’ve made no pretenses about it, I am no fan of their film library. I never have been. But being engaged, researching, and watching DC TV has made me realize is how rich a stable of characters they have.

That being said, one of my complaints (there’s more than a few) about their film catalog has been the absence of an important character. Ever since Batman & Robin in 1997 (20 years ago), the Boy Wonder has disappeared from the DC Live Action plan.  Batman & Robin was bad…super bad…Clooney himself admitted it bad. That wasn’t Robin’s fault. No reason he had to suffer banishment. There is, however, a certain commitment to campiness when the Boy Wonder is involved, B &R was certainly that, but it doesn’t have to be that way.
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Ranked!: Most Underrated Superheroes

Superheroes at the moment, with the upswing in comic inspired movies, television shows and cartoons at a peak, are most definitely NOT underrated.  But what if I told you that some of these characters still are, in fact, underrated?  That’s what I’m telling you, if you didn’t catch that…
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Ranked!: Superhero Power Couples

Superheroes in relationships.  Could you imagine what couples counseling with these duos would be like?  Right, I’ve never thought about that either…………..
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The Best Geek Christmas Ornaments for Your Tree

Every family has their traditions for Christmas. The one or two things that you totally look forward to each and every year. For me, I love to decorate the Christmas tree, and here’s why. Continue reading The Best Geek Christmas Ornaments for Your Tree

Buffalo Comicon: Interview with Pop Culture Artist Shad Nowicki

When I asked pop culture artist, Shad Nowicki why he did what he did, he opened his jacket showing off the Michael J. Fox Back to the Future tee and said, “I’m an 80’s guy. I loved this stuff growing up.” There is no doubt that many of the characters Shad paints had roots in the 80’s. Josiah stopped by Shad’s Booth O’ Really Cool Art, and this is what happened.

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