Geekery Saturday – NYCC Edition

With new information coming out of New York City’s Javits Center about every other minute this weekend during New York Comic Con, let’s take a look at some of the more exciting items that have been announced so far.

• Not only will DC Comics be celebrating the 80th birthday of its first hero, Superman, in 2018, but they’ll also be celebrating the 1,000 issue of Action Comics. In March, the publisher will release Action Comics 1000, an oversized issue with a lead story from Dan Jurgens and Peter Tomasi. The issue is also scheduled to have back-up stories from other creators, including a collaboration between Geoff Johns and Richard Donner.

In addition to the 1,000th issue, we will also get a hardcover companion book that will focus on Action Comics 1 and other notable issues from the last 80 years. The highlight of the companion hardcover will be an unpublished Superman story from his creators themselves, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, which was said to be found in the DC archives back in the 1960s.

This is certainly something I won’t be getting digitally. I’m going to need a physical copy of all this…

• Also in 2018, DC Comics will bring back its MILESTONE Universe, which originally debuted in the 1990s and featured heroes like Icon, Hardware and Static Shock. The new universe, dubbed Earth M, will reintroduce the heroes of Dakota in five new titles.

Reginald Hudlin, the writer producer who has written Black Panther for Marvel and who has been called one of the main architects of the new line, will write Milestone with artist Ken Lashley. The book will focus on Icon and Rocket and will give readers an overview of Dakota’s landscape. Hudlin will also write Static Shock with artist Kyle Baker, bringing back the Virgil Hawkins character.

• Syfy’s adaptation of the Image Comics title Happy! – starring Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) and Patton Oswalt (every nerd thing ever) – released a trailer ahead of its Dec. 6 debut.

Happy is based on the comic book by Grant Morrison and Darrick Robertson and is about an ex-cop turned hitman who has visions of a little blue animated horse named Happy as he’s hunted down by both the police and the mob.

• While Marvel has been associated with Netflix and its interconnected universe, the publisher will team with Hulu for a show based on RUNAWAYS. The series, created by Brian K. Vaughn, focuses on a group of teenagers who can’t stand each other but must unite against their supervillain parents. A trailer for the series was also released during NYCC.

• During its Next Big Thing panel, Marvel announced several new titles, including a Rogue and Gambit book, a new Legion series and a new title called Weapon H, which will span out of the Weapon X/Hulk crossover. Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso also hinted at a new Storm ongoing title that could debut in the coming year.

I could go on and on with news coming out of New York Comic Con, but that’ll be it for this edition. We’ll be back tomorrow – or maybe even later today – with more info coming out of the show.

  • The opening fanfare of Star Wars came on TNT as we had the channel on and the baby BURST INTO TEARS. That made me pretty happy…

  • TNT is apparently showing Star Wars Episodes 1-6 today, with A New Hope starting around 6-6:30. Episode I just feels all over the place in the first half hour or so. I suppose it never really gets any better…

  • “Hurricane Jose” Gomez

    Saw the first episode of The Gifted last night. Really good, will be sticking to it

  • Rick “The Hot Take King” Ross

    Sup

  • The Professor

    Any news out of nycc about comic book movies instead of comic book comics?

  • It’s_Friday_I’m_Matt_Indeed

    I loved The Runaways comic for the first couple years.

  • I don’t really follow comics news, but this thing with Marvel and the giant weapons company seems like an amusing farce.

  • RudoWakening

    I would watch an Invisibles show

  • It’s_Friday_I’m_Matt_Indeed

    Kitchen sink eggs.

  • One Thanksgiving down, 3 Thanksgivings to go.

    • The Professor

      Thanksgiving is in 7 weeks.
      Also why 4 thanksgiving? How much turkey can one eat?

      • ProjectBlue

        Canadians, smh

        • The Professor

          Canadians have 4 thanksgiving meals? Wow they must be desperate for turkey

      • Why would we have Thanksgiving when there could be snow on the ground? No one is thankful for snow.

  • Alright, here we go with some lasagna to kick off your weekend!

    http://thecasualgeekery.com/2017/10/07/casual-cookery-meatless-lasagna/

  • ProjectBlue

    Another “thing” in London. Guy arrested, hit people in front of a museum

  • It’s_Friday_I’m_Matt_Indeed

    I love this time of year.

    • It’s about 15 degrees warmer in my apartment than it is outside. This is ridiculous.

      • Matt_Indeed

        It’s 79 here.

      • The Professor

        95 degrees in my neighborhood today

      • Apartments are often hot in my experience.

      • RudoWakening

        I’m on the 7th floor. It’s 58 degrees and I still need to run the a/c

        • I’m drenched in sweat. This is ridiculous. I can’t wait to leave for work so I can go outside

    • ProjectBlue

      In general yes, but we’ve had like one fall feeling day so far. Rest has been hot and humid and shitty….screwing up all the leaves changing colors too here

  • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

    Watching High Sierra on TCM. Good flick.

  • RudoWakening

    It would be REALLY FUCKING NICE if my workout tracker wouldn’t pause every 40 seconds or so on my Apple Watch. Twats.

  • I’ve just cancelled my Marvel Unlimited sub. I just don’t have time to use it, and I’m tired of paying for entire months where it goes unused.

  • Facts

    I enjoy St Paul and The Broken Bones.

  • hey yall

  • Where’s TatR!?

  • Mikey

    What does the Canadian Thanksgiving actually celebrate?

    • The pilgrims bringing hockey to the native Canadians

    • ProjectBlue

      English landing on Plymouth Rock instead of anywhere that became Canada

    • The harvest. What does yours celebrate?

      • Mikey

        Pilgrims and Native Americans having a dinner together that probably didn’t ever happen.

        • I think that was the first celebration of Thanksgiving, but the day itself, and that original unlikely to have actually happened dinner, were part of a harvest festival. That’s the whole thing. Giving thanks for a bountiful harvest to take you through winter.

          • Mikey

            I’m reading about it now. And you have some CFL games to watch!

      • RudoWakening

        Germ warfare

  • Waiting on the post-game Bronx Pinstripes podcast and I think they may be still ranting and raving about Girardi, because it’s not up yet… I bet those boys are gonna be ANGRY today.

  • A morbidly obese comedian has died.

    • Reasonable Opinion Guy

      RIP Benny Hill..

    • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

      My first thought was “Ralphie May” and lo and behold…

  • Reasonable Opinion Guy

    lol did marvel seriously partner up with a company which makes bombs and missiles for a living.

  • James Woods has retired from acting…. assumingly so he can focus on saying dumb shit on the internet

    • Reasonable Opinion Guy

      And creeping on underage girls.

  • TIL that Right Said Fred has never stopped recording.

    • Reasonable Opinion Guy

      He’s too sexy to stop.

    • ……never? that’s going to be one long song

  • Alright. We have to go out for Thanksgiving number 2 pretty soon. I’ll have to put on pants now.

  • So new Twin Peaks is all over the place from great to WTF to…..what is this???
    however this episode 15…..has got me choked up happy and 20 minutes later choked up sad… that’s pretty impressive

  • Blanche is currently over Canada… I wonder if they are being served a Canadian Thanksgiving lunch…..or at least some Canada Dry

    • ProjectBlue

      I miss Clearly Canadian

  • Dwayne

    I had to walk past all the wacky comic com people and they made me nervous.

    • I used to find those people fun because hey.. harmless fun. Then Blanche’s sister and her crowd of people ruined it for me. Their wasting their lives and money on eternal adolescence.. I just tend to assume the worst about them all

      • Dwayne

        Yeah. That’s how I feel. I love comic books which is the funny thing but I’m not crazy like that.

  • RudoWakening

    So my friend that had a stroke earlier this week is having open heart surgery on Monday or Tuesday. The doctors found a tumor that they believe lead to the blood clots and the stroke

    • yikes……..well I guess the good news would be if this is curable the strike might have said his life huh?

      • RudoWakening

        So she ha been exhibiting symptoms of MS before the stroke, and when they ran various scans after the stroke they discovered the tumor. She’s now calling this a win since she definitely does now have MS

  • I thought there was an afternoon and an evening game but the cubs are the evening game and there is a late game huh? how’d I mess that up

  • RudoWakening

    Halfway through Alex Lahey’s album and it’s quite good

  • Got in to work and my boss was confused, because I’m apparently closing tonight. Now I have to go find something to do for three and a half hours. God fucking damn it.

  • landing in 24 minutes

  • I did not do all the cleaning I had hoped to before she came home so I just did some vacuuming and sprayed air stuff to make things smell less a week of dogs and dude and tossed a couple bourbon wax cubes in the ….whatever you call those warmer things you put those wax kind of things in to make the house smell better

    • Marv

      Microwave.

  • Marv

    According to Amazon my codpiece should be here today hahahaha

    • Do you have an echo? it would be sweet to hear Alexa announce your cod piece has been delivered

      • Marv

        I do not those things scare the shit out of me.

        And frankly it wouldn’t work in this house we’d end up with half the fruit on earth after a little someone shouted the word apple into it for 45 straight minutes.

        • I like ours a lot the speaker quality is really good. I do have to unplug it when Alexa bliss is on.. and that south park episode where they were playing with it had her saying everything the tv said like 2 seconds later

          • Marv

            Do you really? That’s fucking funny.

          • yep if Corey Graves is like ALEXA BLISS IS……
            She lights up and…I’m sorry I don’t know that one

          • RudoWakening

            How does she not know Alexa Bliss?!

  • Marv

    I am fucking hungover man. They injected like all the absinthe ever into me last night.

  • I feel like a bad person for not trekking 5 miles down the road to for my statue unveiling in 45 minutes

  • Marv

    Had a real Ron Swanson moment at the diner last night as we all ordered GIANT plates of food and then just kept on going “Yeah and uh…let’s go ahead and get like…20 pieces of bacon too and um…20 sausages and um…some blueberry muffins and uh…a carafe of orange juice and um…”

    • Marv

      Edna ate like seriously 5,000 calories in a sitting she was fucking drunk lol

    • sure……
      I still don’t buy it you actually eat food

      • Marv

        I’m what they call a binger I guess. If I’m in drinking mode I eat one massive meal a day. And I’m basically always in drinking mode so…lol

  • The internet says my wife has landed

  • Marv

    That cig tasted like death. Time to go back inside and hear “DADDY DADDY DADDY DADDY DADDY DADDY DADDY DADDY DADDY” like

    https://media.tenor.com/images/433c14af637cffef53d920d247370d30/tenor.gif

  • Blanche has texted me this is true so with two sources I can confirm she has landed

  • people started lining up 6 hours ago for the statue…..yeah .. I ‘ll watch on tv

  • RudoWakening

    I have to take a leak so bad right now but the line at the grocery store WILL NEVER FUCKING END

    • I think you could take care of both of those together…. they’ll get out of the way

  • Very tempted to buy this animated series style Superman and Lois Lane… I should leave before I blow some money…

  • Facts

    Mmmmmm Hibachi for lunch.

  • interesting choice to have Jenifer Jason Leigh (who still has it going on BTW) to be eating junk food in every scene she is in on Twin Peaks

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      It will mean something way later on.

      • nope don’t think so

        • Mr. Money On The Table

          It’s Lynch. You don’t know.

          • Spoiler she ded

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            See. It all came together.

  • The Silver Fox

    The internet at our house was upgraded to high speed fiber optic this week. Ironically, it comes at a time when Netflix is the only streaming service we’ve an account on (that’s mostly used by our daughter at college). I can’t remember the last time either my wife or I watched something on Netflix.

  • RudoWakening

    Buying supplies to make buffalo chick’n calzones à la Ferrari

  • Facts

    Getting steak AND chicken.

    • RudoWakening

      Turf and turf

      • Facts

        Thats me in a nutshell. Ill surf later.

  • Alright, I bought the Superman-Lois two-pack, now time to hunker down in the Starbucks at Hanover Square to find a way to never work Saturdays again. Fuck this place right in the ear.

  • yeah… I should have went down town for this..but oh well

  • yeah I’m getting emotional shutup

  • OH SHIT DAVID LETTERMAN IN THE HOUSE FOR MY STATUE!!

  • Serious question… we have firmly established a “no gimmicks” thing here… yet “Peyton Manning” is allowed to pretend he’s ACTUALLY Peyton Manning? This feels like a double standard…

    • I built a children’s hospital

    • I mean, obviously, no one gives a shit because Peyton is clearly not a troll who actually participates in conversation and contributes to the daily give and take… I just think it’s funny…

      • I mean I’d stop if it was a problem but I enjoy being myself until it serves me to be Peyton and then I just act like I always am him

    • Marv

      …you mean I didn’t actually meet Peyton Manning?

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      Wait, what?

  • the hot wire on the mic for this thing is horrendous BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

    • ok give it up …they keep trying to up and down the volume to find a level where it’s not buzzing… not going happen

  • I have the same beard as Letterman

    • ProjectBlue

      I’m looking forward to his netflix show. See if he’s rejuvinated with time off, lost his fastball or just crazy mountain man

      • he has destroyed in his speech here at the Peyton Statue.. seems loving life

  • RudoWakening

    Ladies and gentlemen… A MAGICIAN NAMED GOB

    • “Hurricane Jose” Gomez

      *cue Final Countdown*

  • Marv

    Yeah so Attack of the Clones even bores a two-year-old

    • having watched that with the Star Wars Minute in the past year….yeah so much of it is bad

    • The Silver Fox

      I’d rather watch the Star Wars Holiday Special than the Episode 1 or 2.

    • ProjectBlue

      Disney should do like a Mega Editing Make Your Own Star Wars pack, say $1,000 for the films and an editing suite, even at that price I’d bet they make a killing

  • There I’m not Wonder Womanning anymore happy?

    • ProjectBlue

      Troubling optics for Peyton Manning to continue to keep the women down. Just like the trainers room at Tennessee, smh

  • ::sniff::

  • Well that was a really good ceremony…back to twin peaks

  • Watching Letterman kill was a lot of fun

  • Blanche is on the shuttle to the parking lot and they are behind a couple fighting… they evidently are suppose to be going to a wedding but she is yelling she is taking the next flight back to where they came from

  • from the fight. This would be the woman: “He doesn’t respect her because he didn’t tell her that her dog isn’t welcome at the wedding”

  • Devin Harris

    I’m making a carrot cake

  • RudoWakening

    Buckeye game on the iPad while I’m playing Shadow of Mordor. Technology is wonderful

  • Alright, I’ve applied to jobs, I’ve had coffee, I’ve spent money on action figures. I’m ok with going in a half an hour early and just sitting at my desk to have some leftover lasagna.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    …and the Nintendo World Championships have begun.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    When she was all mainstream and shit, Jenna Jameson should have hosted SNL. It would have been awful but… ¯_(ツ)_/¯

  • Hope the cubs pull off the win here but with winning last night the pressure is off

  • I’m very full and laying alone in a deck chair while other people watch my children

  • “Hey Ferrari, we left you the Comic Con spread.”

    “Oh thanks… wait, you left an intricate photo spread for the late guy that comes in 2 hours before the edition closes? Are you fucking kidding me? Oh, AND I have another spread and then MORE pages. Fuck you all.”

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    Currently, Bayley is jobbing out at the Nintendo World Championship. Currently in almost last place.

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      …..currently.

  • The Silver Fox

    http://money.cnn.com/2017/10/06/autos/fatal-traffic-accidents/index.html
    Are drivers getting complacent thinking all the safety features on cars are gonna keep them out of an accident?

    • The Professor

      Yes

  • ……………….

  • HR! 1-1

  • wind really blowing.. a think a lot of balls might leave the park tonight

  • Leafs home opener tonight. This is the news of the day.

  • 2-1 cubs!

  • The Professor

    Decided to rewatch guardians 2. Still a good movie

  • Holy crap… are they bringing the pre-Flashpoint Kon-El Superboy back…? How is this not leading EVERY comics news site?

  • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

    Anissa Jones died from drugged Kool-Aid? How very 1970’s.

  • RudoWakening

    I bomb atomically, Socrates philosophies and hypotheses
    Can’t definite how I be droppin’ these mockeries
    Lyrically perform armed robbery

    • As the world turns
      I spread like germs
      Bless the globe with the pestilence
      The hard headed never learn
      This is my testament
      To those burned
      Play my position in the game of life
      Standing firm
      On foreign land jump the gun
      Out the frying pan
      Into the fire
      Transform into the Ghost Rider

  • RudoWakening

    TOUCHDOWN CANES

  • so this sucks… after your wife lands waiting 4-5 hours for her and her mom to drive home through severe weather… the first severe weather we have had in … weeks

  • Marv

    Really tired from napping all afternoon on the couch with my potato so I may have to nap again.

  • 8 minutes of Twin Peaks the return left… I have a feeling I’m going to be pissed with the payoff

  • ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. That…………………..is………………how………………..it……………….ends?????????????

    Screw you TatR!

    • This is not at all surprising.

      • I was ready for a dark ending, a sad ending, an confusing ending…….for a guy who was not a fan of the Sopranos ending this was about as bad as they could have went

  • Wow… two hours of my coworkers being as insulting as possible about Comic Con and then just writing the most half-assed captions… who doesn’t know what Darth fucking Vader looks like? “Imperial Trooper”? Jesus fucking Christ. And of course, the headline is NERDS UNITE!

    They couldn’t even use Geeks? Fucking assholes. I’m so over working at this piece of garbage.

    • wait someone didn’t know what darth vader looked like? or you mean the caption explains this is Darth Vader

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      Oh shit! New Hope is on and Obi-Wan is about to fight Imperial Trooper.

    • RudoWakening

      That is FUCKING UNACCEPTABLE. What the fuck kind of shitty twat doesn’t know Darth Vader?

      • Macklin JeriPratt

        Normally I wouldn’t fault someone not knowing a fictional character but at this point it is actually strange not to know Darth Vader by look at least.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    Han and Luke are now disguised as Darth Vaders.

  • I’m starting to think she had second thoughts and is not driving home.. turned and headed out west

  • finally…later fellas

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    I walked away from Star Wars but I think they are close to the point when they blow up the Dead Sphere.

  • RudoWakening

    BRYCE HARPER BAYBAY!!!

  • Richard Spencer and his pals are back in Charlottesville with torches? Oh boy…

    • ProjectBlue

      Tiki torches in tow?

      • ProjectBlue

        …I can’t read

    • RudoWakening

      I hope he gets punched again

    • ProjectBlue

      With tiki torches? (Kidding)

      ….saw that, for the longest time used to just have one password for everything, then slowly started having 2-3 passwords, a “good one” for money involved sites, basic for other membership sites, junky one for things like disqus or whatever. Finally within the last 2-3 years switched over to something different for most sites. Luckily never had an issue yet

      • The biggest issue they expect is Disqus users getting increased SPAM… even Disqus’ hacks are lame.

  • The Professor

    Guardians 2 held up pretty well on second watch.
    Still in the mid tier of marvel movies but that makes it better than all of the dcu movies except 1

    • ProjectBlue

      As someone with father issues and my own wayward youths, I overrank the heck out of it.

  • The Professor

    I’m Mary poppins yall

  • RudoWakening

    ‘Spose I’ll go get my laundry

  • Awww, Piers unfollowed me on Twitter.

  • Marv

    TNT has been showing the SW prequels all fucking day their ratings have to have gone into negative numbers by now.

    • I think they’re into the original trilogy now, but woof, the day must’ve been rough on them.

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      On my side of shit we are now on the normal ones.

      • Marv

        Yeah Episode 4 just started. They’ve been on all day in the living room and I have no idea why because no one is watching this shit.

        • Mr. Money On The Table

          I am. Keep it on for me.

    • Macklin JeriPratt

      90% of TNT’s programming is the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies. That’s all I ever see on TNT aside from basketball and Law & Order.

      • Marv

        I got my codpiece for my Halloween costume today.

        • Macklin JeriPratt

          There’s only one possible use for a codpiece and I throw my support behind you 1000%.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    Man!!! They don’t even get a mock gold cartridge for winning the Nintendo Championship? Boooo

  • Marv

    Just going to sit here in my chair with a plate of dinner in my lap and Vietnam footage on the television because I’m totally not turning into my father in every single way

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    I have wasted my entire day…

    • RudoWakening

      Well done.

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        In theory, yes. This is a triumph. Inside though…..it don’t feel that way. Prolly because if it weren’t for work EVERY day would be today….and then I would be dead from a self inflicted gun shot wound.

        • RudoWakening

          That picked up rather quickly

          • It always does.

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            It’s like a bullet train with a steel wall at the end

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            I hate not doing things….but I hate doing things. It’s the eternal struggle.

    • I’ve been busy for most of the day, but I’ve done nothing that you could in any way classify as an accomplishment

    • The Professor

      Only thing I did today was drive 30 miles to get my race bib for tomorrow. walked around expo and then drove home

  • RudoWakening

    Frida wants to start a pig rescue. I’m gonna need a bigger yard if she tries to follow through with this.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    Fuck it.

  • RudoWakening

    Filthy pine tar batting helmets are wonderful.

  • Facts

    I own all the Star Wars films on blu ray. Why would I watch it on TNT?

  • Matt_Indeed

    What a fun day.

  • RudoWakening

    Art got much better once Brunelleschi came ‘round.

    • Macklin JeriPratt

      I disagree. My decline started when Brunelleschi came around.

      • RudoWakening

        Goddamn you. Take this upvote.

  • Three and a half more hours here… I need something to watch on my iPad… More Seinfeld? Last season of the Walking Dead? Start a new show?

    • The Professor

      i love lucy

      • Ginger Mahal

        Can never go wrong with this.

    • ProjectBlue

      Watched new Curb earlier. Such a long lay off. Watching Rememory now. Kinda meh too

    • RudoWakening

      Head of the Class

    • Alf.

      • The Professor

        It’s now in pog form

  • RudoWakening

    Morning conversations between Frida and Xannie:
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BZ9aalEBObg/

    • i JUST showed Blanche that.. this is one of my favorites

      • RudoWakening

        She LOVES having the window down and looking around. Of course, the window is only down when Frida is driving very slowly, like through the alley or leaving her mom’s property

  • Reasonable Opinion Guy

    nihongo o manabu jikan 😀

  • RudoWakening

    SPARTY!!! WOO HOO!!!

  • Facts

    I want to own a pig now

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    💩.

  • Matt_Indeed

    I think Elliott Smith’s Between The Bars might be the most depressing song ever.