Thursday, May 22, 2014

Review: Women of Legend Trading Cards


Since it is Women in Comics month, I wanted to take a moment to look at the Women of Legend Trading cards. Cryptozoic was kind enough to provide us with some packs at toy fair back in February.

Each card features a prominent female character from the DC universe. Some characters are represented more than once because they are on their own card as well as a team card. One card that I got in my packs that made me really happy was Lois Lane. She was described by her personal achievements, and not her relationship with Superman. I thought it was very empowering to highlight that.

One feature I really liked was that every card had original artwork. For the most part, the art was very well done, while being true to the well known style of the character. In some packs, you can even find original art. I actually found a Saturn Girl painted sketch card! My only complaint was it was nearly impossible to find out who the artist was on any of the cards. They have a list of the artists on the website, but they really don't distinguish who worked on what.  Hopefully, if they do a second series, they will have a spot on the card to highlight the creator.


Like every set, Women of Legend has special, hard to find cards. This one comes with the aforementioned sketch cards.  They also have Totally Fabricated cards, which comes with a "piece" of cape or even some of the invisible plane!  There is also two special sets put together by writer Gail Simone (foil cards) and artist Katie Cook (sticker cards).

When it comes right down to it, this is a great trading card set to collect. This is a great set for any DC fan, but especially for the younger set who are still discovering all of the amazing characters of the DC Universe.



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Friday, May 16, 2014

[IGH] at the Movies: Godzilla


By BatHobbit


CONTAINS MAJOR SPOILERS
DO NOT READ UNTIL AFTER VIEWING THE MOVIE. THEN COME BACK TO DISCUSS.




You know what was a great Godzilla movie?

Pacific Rim.

You know what wasn't a great Godzilla movie?

Godzilla.

No, I'm not referring to the 1998 film, though that one was pretty awful. I'm talking about the 2014 film that all the ads portray as a "serious take" on the King of Monsters.

If you've seen the trailers and the television ads, you've gotten a sense that the new Godzilla movie is a disaster film, with the titular beast as the force of nature sending the human character scattering to recover. Footage of decimated cities and ravaged tropical landscapes is intercut with Bryan Cranston shouting that it's not a natural disaster and that the public is being lied to. It looks like a pretty gripping epic, but it's not the movie that you'll see if you head to the theater.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter from [IGH]!





Everyone at [insertgeekhere] wishes all who celebrate 
a very Happy Easter!!

If you don't observe Easter, we wish you a wonderful Spring!



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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Review: Unmasked Vol. 1


We've all read superhero stories, and we all know the basics of how they go.  But what really makes up a superhero?  Is it just saying it or is there a specific moral code that needs to be there?  Unmasked Vol 1 delves into this question, looking at what makes a superhero.

Unmasked was created and written by Michael Sarrao, with art by John Broglia and published through Kickstarter.


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

First Glimpse of Son of Batman

No question about it, Warner Bros. animation has been putting out some ah-may-zing DC films lately.  Next up is Son of Batman, which introduces Damian Wayne to his crime-fighting father and a life without the league of assassins.

Check out this clip!


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Son of Batman is released as a digital download on April 22 and released on dvd on May 6!



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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

We went to Toy Fair and all you got is this Awesome Giveaway!

That's right!  It's giveaway time!  We scoured the con floor at Toy Fair 2014, grabbing what we could to share with you, our loyal readers.  So here we go!  We will have three lucky winners this time around!

First up, we have TWO Boxes O'Toys!  These include a mishmash of fun things we grabbed from the floor.  Some of the things in one of these two boxes can be seen here!  Big high five to ThinkGeek for sharing a bunch of stuff from their booth!  Now, look at all of that!  Ooooooh!

This was the giveaway I realized I had a picture chair.
This makes me awesome in some fashion.

Some of you might be wondering, what about when you said THREE winners but you only mentioned TWO prizes?  Yeah about that.  During our wandering through the con floor, looking for small but awesome giveaway items, our friends at A Crowded Coop said uh-uh.  They weren't gonna give us a small thing, they wanted to fill a bag of awesome stuff for one lucky person!  That's right, one of you gets to win the A Crowded Coop Bag of Awesome!  A huge, big thanks to A Crowded Coop for being so awesome!  Go check them out right now.  Seriously.  And also look at the picture below to check out what's in the bag!

Thanks A Crowded Coop!!!

So now you've got to enter.  RIGHT NOW!!!  Contest ends at midnight on March 6th so get moving!




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Monday, February 24, 2014

Toy Fair '14: Loot Crate Review

While at Toy Fair last week, we got a chance to meet and greet with the guys behind Loot Crate.  In case you don't know about Loot Crate, they are a monthly loot service.  Each month, you get a themed crate (box) of goodies, all perfectly suited for any geek.  These crates have ranged in theme, from animation to zombies to gaming.

With the help of The Fight Nerd over at Nerdvolution, we took the opportunity to film our unboxing in the Javitz Center cafeteria!  Enjoy the lovely scenery as we take a peek into the January Loot Crate.




As you can tell, we really loved that crate. It held something for each of us. So, now that we've peeked your interest, go check out Loot Crate!


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