Geek Zodiac year of the Comic Geek

The inner comic geek in me (I know, it looks a lot like the outer comic geek) is in Heaven lately for several reasons. To start, my preorder of the Flash Complete TV Series DVD set will be here in less than a month. Upon receiving, what will be my most prized and coveted DVD box set, will mark fifteen years of impatient waiting paid in full. To add to my much awaited DVD enjoyment over the next few months will include The Justice League animated series season one, and the beginning of its next season on Cartoon Network. Batman beyond Season one and Teen Titans season one DVD box sets are shortly following. And to show that Marvel is not lacking the quality animated products Ultimate Avengers: The Movie will be released on Feb. 21st. to top off geek DVD’s, Adult Swim series The Venture Bros. and Robot Chicken are on deck to be released before the year is out.

Speaking of movies, the next year is chalk full of comic geekdom. Top of the list is of course is Superman Returns and it’s about time. This eagerly wanted film has been in development hell for over fifteen years as well. My favorite Marvel character makes his film debut this year, unfortunately Ghost Rider is being played by Nick Cage, but all of my opinions are on hiatus until I see the movie. X3, V for Vendetta and 30 Days of Night for a few more. In development; Batman 2, Spiderman 2, Fantastic Four 2, Sin City 2, The Darkness, Y: the Last Man, Invincible, Wonder Woman being done by Buffy/Angel and Firefly/Serenity god Joss Whedon, The Flash by comic worshipper David Goyer. I tell ya, I’m getting hot just thinking about it.

In Heroclix gaming Galactus gets a run for his money when DC releases the Spectre. Fourteen inches of “God Damn” will take to the tables and judge all who stand against him. We will also see the next DC set Collateral Damage, to round out more of my favorite characters made figures like; Captain Cold, Ragman, Blue Devil, Red Tornado, and Green Lantern: Kyle Rayner.

Not to forget my source of this obsession, Comics! This year is starting off with DC’s twenty year anniversary tribute to Crisis of Infinite Earths, with Infinite Crisis and it’s follow up, know only as 52. The ground work for this story began a year and a half ago and has since left me with an urge to either kiss or kill Geoff Johns. Yes, the architect of my pain has a name. Marvel also making hearts race faster with Civil War coming from the ruins of House of M. To the Indy side of things, Invincible’s father Omni-man returns to further complicate the hero’s home life. And for all the Seth Green fans out there, be sure to pick up the last few issues of The Freshman to remind you why college is a bad idea.

Tis the year to Geek out.


11 Responses

  1. Wow, that was a lot to take in all at once.
    So are you planning on picking up the Spectre fig sometime this year? I’m not in such a hurry to get it like I was with the Galactus fig.

  2. It just may be my Tax return indulgence.
    And by my post it will be a very expansive year.

  3. Expansive or expensive? I guess it works either way since you’ll be expanding your clix and DVD collections.

  4. You Don’t need to own all of this comic geek stuff yourself do you? Can each of you guys buy one boked set and trade off or make some timeshare arrangement for Spectre and buy him together? You could probally afford him if you split the cost.
    I’m already being overrun by comic geek stuff without all this years stuff.

  5. Someone tell me about this new crisis series. Is it over? Is it good? etc…

  6. The new Crisis is good, but very involved. It started last year with Identity Crisis and you’d be lost if you never read the original Crisis on Ininite Earths.

  7. I’m an original fan of the Infinite Crisis–I’ll just have to pick up a graphic novel when its all over. Does that mean monitor/antimonitor are involved, or just other characters?

  8. You don’t want me to give it away do you?

  9. Just enough to tantalize me 🙂

  10. Ryan, Tag! Please see my post from 1/23.

  11. Sorry fellas – not to be a stick in the mud, but I don’t have time for that kind of stuff.

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