Throne of Geekdom 2015 is coming!

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Throne of Geekdom 2015 is coming!

It’s that time once again, the king has lost his crown and the battle for the new ruler of PixelatedGeek.com will begin.  Starting Monday 64 brand new contenders will go head to head in an epic showdown for your affection, the character with the most love will move on until only one is left standing.  That one most beloved hero or heroine, villain or villainess will be crowned Ruler of Pixelated Geek and sit on the Throne of Geekdom until once again a new challenger appears.

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Movie Issues: The Stepford Wives

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Movie Issues: The Stepford Wives

This week Leland is once again in LA and gathered two of his best buddies to watch one of the worst movies ever made. 2004s The Stepford Wives. Frank Oz directs Nicole Kidman, Matthew Broderick, Bette Midler, Christopher Walken and Glenn Close in a remake of the 70s horror flick. This remake has no idea what it’s trying to be. A horror movie, a comedy or a combo of both. It’s literally two movie smashed together into one bad one. Please download and listen to find out how.

Also, as it tends to happen sometimes, the audio in this gets rather loud at times as there was much drinking going on. We all apologize for the loudness and glasses hitting the table from time to time. We tried our best, but shit happens. We’re sorry, but you have been warned.  Read On

PREVIEW: Thor Annual #1

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PREVIEW: Thor Annual #1

This week, star-studded creators unite to bring you three thunderous stories that should not be missed in THOR ANNUAL #1! Marvel is pleased to present your first look inside this highly anticipated issue featuring the can’t miss lineup of CM Punk, Rob Guillory, Noelle Stevenson, Marguerite Sauvage, Jason Aaron and Timothy Truman!

First, wrestling superstar CM Punk makes his comic writing debut alongside Chew artist Rob Guillory for a tale of the brash, boisterous young Thor and his attempt to beat the devil at his own game – by drinking him under the table!

Then, rising comic stars Noelle Stevenson (Lumberjanes) and Marguerite Sauvage (Sensational Comics) make their Marvel debuts to bring you an all-new tale of the new Thor! Who is the mysterious woman behind the mask? No one in all Ten Realms knows her secret, but the Warriors Three are determined to find out!

Finally, blockbuster Thor writer Jason Aaron and legendary artist Timothy Truman bring you an all-new tale set in the future starring King Thor! Join the Girls of Thunder on their epic quest to find their grandfather the perfect birthday present. How about a brand new Garden of Eden?

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Review – Wildalone

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Review – Wildalone

According to the blurb on the cover, Krassi Zourkova’s Wildalone has everything I’m looking for in a romance novel: magic, music, angst, and lots of sex. A young woman travels to America and Princeton, tries to solve a mystery, ends up in a whirlwind romance with a handsome, mysterious fellow, and is tempted by his equally handsome and mysterious brother. I figured it’d be a fun read, nothing too serious, just lots of fantasy and passion.

I was wrong. It’s a ridiculously infuriating book.

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PREVIEW: Spider-Gwen #1

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PREVIEW: Spider-Gwen #1

This WEDNESDAY, Marvel’s newest, sensational spider-woman is coming back to comic shops in the highly anticipated SPIDER-GWEN #1! Spinning directly out of the pages of the Amazing Spider-Man’s SPIDER-VERSE and the red-hot, sold-out Edge of Spider-Verse #2, is a new ongoing series that already has the whole comic industry buzzing! Jason Latour, Robbi Rodriguez and Rico Renzi all return to chronicle the adventures of the breakout character of 2014!

She’s Gwen Stacy. She’s smart, tough, and charming. She drums in a punk rock band and goes to high school just like you. Only she can lift a car and has spider powers! Just don’t tell her father, NYPD Police Chief George Stacy! But you knew all that already! What you don’t know is Gwen is back home following the events of Spider-Verse and you won’t believe what she’s got waiting for her!

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Comic Issues #211 – Open Season on DC

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Comic Issues #211 – Open Season on DC

This week Anthony and Ashley are moving to an awesome new place, so Elizabeth takes a turn at hosting, with guest star Leland from Movie Issues! Join us as we pick Leland’s brain on all things DC, and he drops knowledge all over the place.

First we talk about Open Season on Comic-Con tickets and whether or not Nerd Mecca will move to Los Angeles. Then we discuss Aquaman’s new look (Leland’s not a fan, Elizabeth just thinks Jason Momoa is pretty.) Then we break down Joker’s “immortality,” Superman’s flaws, inconsistencies in Harley Quinn, and Wonder Woman having a beer in a bar.

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Review: The Secret Books of Paradys I and II

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Review: The Secret Books of Paradys I and II

I have to admit that I haven’t read Fifty Shades of Grey, or any of the sequels, or the Twilight books that apparently inspired E.L. James to write the Fifty Shades fanfiction series in the first place. Not taking a stand against them or anything, they’re just not my thing. There’s been a lot of  backlash against the series and the “unhealthy” relationship between the main characters, but it’s been hard for me to judge the books because, approve or disapprove of them, it’s obvious that they make millions of people happy. Every one of us has something we like in spite of (or maybe because of) it being a little off the beaten track. For me, that something would be Tanith Lee’s stories.

Lee’s Secret Books of Paradys series are all set in the Gothic, alternate-world version of Paris: Paradys. The Secret Books of Paradys I and II collects together The Book of the Damned (three short stories), and The Book of the Beast (short novel). The stories jump backwards and forwards in time, sometimes containing the same elements or history, but mostly they’re only linked by similar themes and the setting of the city itself. Since it’s Tanith Lee, the stories are all decadent, violent, lush, dark, and unfortunately in this case, a little hard to understand.

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