Sunday Catch-Up – NYCC Edition

Let’s finish off the weekend with a look at the week that was and the things that are happening in the Geekery world.

It’s the last day of New York Comic-Con, so let’s see what news has come over the last few days.

• The third JUSTICE LEAGUE trailer was released this morning. We get a look at Henry Cavill and Amy Adams, but there is a decided lack of a Superman costume… The trailer looks amaaaazing. Check it out.

The movie is set for a Nov. 17 release.

• During the Walking Dead panel at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, creator Robert Kirkman said that the two AMC shows based on the property will cross over… at some point:

“There are two Walking Dead shows. There is one character that is going to go from one show — that I will not name — and appear in the other show — that I will not name.”

• The new YOUNG ANIMAL imprint at DC Comics will get a major push in 2018, as the characters will cross over with the main universe in a crossover in January. The Justice League-Doom Patrol crossover set for Jan. 31 will be called MILK WARS, from Steve Orlando, Gerard Way and Aco.

• Canadian singer The WEEKND will get a new series with Marvel Comics based on the STARBOY persona from the same-titled album.

This Week at the Geekery

• The RETRO MOVIE NERD reviews the Keanu Reeves-Patrick Swayze 1991 classic Point Break.

• Joe’s SONG OF THE WEEK looks at “Honey” by Kehlani.

• This week’s editions of SUBWAY SHORTS looks at the latest issues of Batgirl and Wonder Woman, along with a review of Catwoman’s answer to Batman‘s Proposal.

Coming Up This Week

The return of the CW DC Comics shows means that Joe and I will be reviewing the season premieres of Supergirl on Monday, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow on Tuesday and Arrow on Thursday.

  • Reasonable Opinion Guy

    Saw a commercial for a men’s facial cream which apparently contains “Swiss volcanic ash “.

    I didn’t know there were volcanoes in Switzerland.

  • RudoWakening

    A Doom Patrol/Justice League crossover could be… interesting, I guess?

    • There was no way to do the weirdness of the whole thing justice without going into detail about the Milk Man and whatever other wacky crap they’re planning…

  • ProjectBlue

    First cold of the year, caaaaaaan’t sleeeeeep

  • Updated up top to include the new Justice League trailer.

    “The strong will inherit the earth. You ever hear that saying?”

    “That’s not the saying. That’s the opposite of what the saying is.”

  • Kevin Smith told a story on the latest Hollywood Babble-On podcast… no idea if it was true, but he seemed sincere with it, for whatever that’s worth… The gist was that when they were filming Chasing Amy, Ben Affleck was sleeping on his couch and discovered Kev’s copy of Dark Knight Returns. He was up all night reading it and fell in love with it, as he had never read it before, and told Smith the next day, “Someone should turn this to a movie!” Smith said he was sure someone would, and they’d probably cast Clint Eastwood as old Batman (because it was 1997 and that’s who everyone thought would play old Batman).

    Affleck shot back that HE wanted to be old Batman and Smith retorted that Affleck would NEVER be Batman.

    WOMP WOMP…

    • ProjectBlue

      Bugs me their falling out was pre-podcast. Would have loved Affleck on Smodcast

      • Rick “The Hot Take King” Ross

        Why’d they have a falling out?

        • ProjectBlue

          I don’t think Kevin’s ever said what or how bad, but it seemed Kevin’s shtick didn’t play well with Garner so they grew apart. I don’t think it was necessarily a giant bit of war but just them going separate ways

  • Good day. Thanksgiving number 3, as well as photos with my extended family today.

  • Reasonable Opinion Guy

    “24 year old has “possibly ” joined ISIS in Afghanistan ”

    “Possibly “. Just like I “possibly ” had sex with Scarlett Johansson.

  • Devin Harris

    Watched a minute of that trailer and stopped it. I keep trying to care but I just can’t care about the superhero stuff.

  • ProjectBlue

    They cut really good trailers compared to the rest of the movie. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9-DM9uBtVI Higher resolution

    ….so they’ve so butchered Supes they’re doing flashbacks to him getting engaged?

    • I think it was a dream sequence for Lois.

      • ProjectBlue

        She had the ring on putting dirt on coffin though

        • ProjectBlue

          …hm, guess dream was that too then the wake up. Standing down

  • RudoWakening

    That Justice League trailer is fucking tremendous. The cover of “Heroes” is still awful

    • ProjectBlue

      But it’s slower and full of melancholy. It must be good!

    • It worked for the trailer

      • Oceanwalk

        Wasn’t bad. If they wanted to use a slow cover of “Heroes,” TV On The Radio did a really good one.

        As for the trailer itself, looks pretty great! I think Flash and Aquaman are going to be the highlights of the film.

        • Aquaman, definitely. I think Flash might get on my nerves as the guy who sets up all the exposition.

  • Facts

    Been listening to Tom Petty all morning.

    • So, you won’t back down?

      • RudoWakening

        I can tell you one thing: you could stand Facts up at the gates of Hell and he won’t back down

    • Been doing quite a bit of that all week long.

    • Rick “The Hot Take King” Ross

      I had Free Fallin was on repeat for a while

  • Facts

    Apparently stumbled across some kind of buzzard cult this morning walking the dog.

  • RudoWakening

    Fucked Up might be my favourite group to listen to at the gym

  • Dwayne

    Was at wedding yesterday and wife and I was being introduced to the best man’s wife who was drunk and immediately starting feeling on my bald head. Then she asked my wife if we were together and asked permisssion to feel on my head again. I said “umm… don’t I have a say in this?”

    • Rick “The Hot Take King” Ross

      Was she hot?

      • Dwayne

        She wasn’t bad. Average white girl

    • Marv is totally gonna spend an hour or so trying to rub your head next time he sees you.

    • Marv

      Well first of all, no, you don’t. Second, don’t blame that poor woman for being interested in what she can’t get at home. Like I thought that was your whole deal!

      • Dwayne

        I let her do it again anyway lol

  • I really dislike holiday weekends. Just too busy

    • Rick “The Hot Take King” Ross

      Blasphemy

  • RudoWakening

    Just remembered I have a bunch of books in my DC app waiting to download. Think I’ll do that now

  • Marv

    Kid won’t stop kissing a girl in the church nursery. So that’s good I’m already raising a pervert *one lonely, proud tear*

  • Devin Harris

    S1E5 of Family Ties. Grandpa is in town and he and the dad fight all the time

  • RudoWakening

    49ers players kneel for the Anthem with Mike Pence in attendance. Pence then leaves and says the reason he left is because they knelt. I fucking hate this administration so much.

    • Devin Harris

      Is it wrong to root for North Korea?

    • I feel a repeal of the First Amendment coming on so the Second Amendment can be the new first

      • RudoWakening

        This seems oddly and terrifyingly prescient

        • I was fully prepared, on Jan. 21, for an executive order creating the Sedition Act of 2017, which would have rounded up every staff member of every newspaper that disparaged Trump. To this day, it shocks me that it didn’t happen.

          • I suppose I’m thankful he is so preoccupied with repealing EVERYTHING Obama did first and foremost.

      • The Silver Fox

        I’ve often felt like Trump would love to repeal the first amendment (and probably the fourteenth as well). Miranda decision as well.

        • Yes and no… He’s nothing without all the press he got in the 1980s and all the writers and assignment editors that went along with his bullshit, like pretending to be his own PR guy. I think he’s mostly just upset that he doesn’t get the same love he used to. But he knows he’ll NEVER get that back by pissing on the First Amendment.

  • Devin Harris

    Grandpa says he’s dying. Who in the hell was this supposed to appeal to?

    • ProjectBlue

      People that hate their grandpas?

      • Devin Harris

        I mean the show. It’s like they dared people to keep watching

        • Comdukakis

          i have no patience with people who don’t love family ties

          • Adding it to the list!

            😀

          • Comdukakis

            i have no patience for lists.

          • Devin Harris

            It’s okay so far. I just can’t understand what this show is trying to be

    • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

      Fake news.

      GRAMPA’S ALIVE, HE’S ALIVE

  • The Professor

    Just got back from doing a half-marathon. 2nd worst time ever at 2:45. I took it easy because of the cold last week.
    Last time I pushed too hard after an illness, I got bronchitis so didn’t want that again.

  • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

    I like the new Ducktales. Who knew?

    • That’s not a surprise. It’s maybe one of the best-made reboots I’ve seen. They put a lot of effort into it.

  • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

    I wonder how much pressure Trump put on Pence?

    • RudoWakening

      ALL of the pressure

      • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

        The vice-president job is thankless enough, but I’ll bet Pence wishes he was managing an Applebee’s somewhere most days.

        • The Professor

          Ain’t worth a bucket of warm piss

    • Apparently, Pence left on Trump’s orders.

      • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

        That must have been a fascinating conversation.

        Granted, it was all probably a planned stunt anyhow.

        • Devin Harris

          I’m guessing it was planned all along

        • Matt_Indeed

          Definitely.

  • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

    So the soda tax here will probably die on Tuesday. If I know my Illinois politicians, though, that won’t be the end of the story.

  • $31.5M opening weekend for Blade Runner… that can’t be good.

    • Matt_Indeed

      Nope. They were expecting 50 mil.

    • Facts

      Everyone probably watched the original and realized it wasn’t as fast moving as Star Wars.

  • Anyone Hell in a Cell-ing tonight?

    • RudoWakening

      Yessir.

      • RudoWakening

        Well, I’ll be watching until about 9:00 CST before I head to bed because waking up at 4:00 a.m. is stupid

      • Card looking good? I may once again take part, depending on how work is going.

        • RudoWakening

          AJ/Corbin should be good because AJ, New Day/Usos has been GREAT, and I’m sure Shane-O-Mac will do something stupid

          • Which matches are in the cell? Not the WWE Title match, right? Which is weird…

          • RudoWakening

            New Day/Usos and KO/Shane for sure

    • The Silver Fox

      Going out for an early birthday dinner.

    • Matt_Indeed

      This is the first I’ve heard that it was on tonight.

      • I figured that would happen with a chunk of my clientele…

        How the hell are ya, dude?

        • Matt_Indeed

          Good. Been busy with the kid and outdoor activities this weekend. It’s been fun. You?

          • Took the kid to the grand opening of a kiddie gym today. She lasted about half an hour before getting a bit overwhelmed.

            Some little monster ran over her finger tips with a little toy riding car while I was parking and the wife was inside. Good thing, too, I woulda punted that kid just on instinct… My wife says I have a bit of an overprotective streak… Apparently, the parents were very apologetic. I would’ve felt bad about punting their son…

          • Matt_Indeed

            It’s okay, I would have felt the same way at first too.

          • I’m still getting used to this whole thing. I’m guessing that never goes away.

          • Matt_Indeed

            Hasn’t for me and we’re 2 1/2 years into it.

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      Nah, instead I will watch three Irish folks mock a TNA ppv.

  • RudoWakening

    Beat Shadow of Mordor again today in preparation for Shadow of War, which comes out Tuesday

  • Hell in a Cell will definitely take a back seat to Game 3… I’m really hoping I get at least another game or two out of the Yankees this season. But if it ends tonight… the Indians are a hell of a team… and I hope they get beat like a rabid dog.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    Hello kids. What’s going on over here now.

    • RudoWakening

      He’s fucking awful

  • YES! John Constantine will appear in season 3 of Legends of Tomorrow! Dude should be a regular. Matt Ryan killed in that role.

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      That Constantine seems to get around. I feel like he’s gonna pop up for a second in Justice League for some reason.

  • The Professor

    Debating on if I should see nick offerman performance tonight

    • RudoWakening

      Yes. Yes you should.

      • The Professor

        Ok I got a ticket.
        Stupid Ticketmaster fees

        • RudoWakening

          Frida and I saw him at Humboldt State University in 2014 and he was fantastic

  • RudoWakening

    Right. I just remembered that I have FX World on my iPad.

  • RudoWakening

    Goddammit, I hate the Hype Bros.

    • The Professor

      you’re not hyped?

  • Devin Harris

    Trying wrestling. Not sure how long this will last

  • RudoWakening

    Chad Gable is just so good

  • Devin Harris

    It’s still weird watching this blind. Benjamin looks like your older uncle

    • RudoWakening

      He’s still good in the ring too, which is nice. He and Gable team well together.

    • The Professor

      is benjamin the replacement jason jordan?

      • Devin Harris

        Only if he was 20 years older

  • The Professor

    Right now, the afc only has 4 teams that doesnt have 2 or 3 losses (chiefs broncos chargers browns)

  • WWE is still amazing at video packages. This Shane-Owens hype video is fantastic.

  • RudoWakening

    My resting heart rate is now 54 bpm. Hell yeah!

    • The Professor

      is that good?

      • RudoWakening

        Yes it is

        • The Professor

          oh good. I honestly dont know what is good with that stuff.
          When I go to the doctor and they give me cholesterol or blood pressure, I just go “is that good because I don’t know?”

    • Mine is 2

  • Hello all.

  • My Network just quit. Booo.

  • Matt_Indeed

    Go Tribe even though I can’t watch it! 🙁

  • The fuck was that idiot swinging at?

  • Matt_Indeed

    I’m watching Daniel Tiger with TI, then she gets a bath and bed, and I get a drink.

  • The Professor

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/05/opinion/sunday/nuclear-north-korea.html

    Very good article on what life is like in North Korea

  • Corey Graves is a Yankees fan?

  • Tanaka is nasty so far. I like it.

  • Ellsbury needed that walk. Now head to second! Use that speed, son!

  • #hottake Yankees haven’t been the same since they got ride of George Costanza

    • It was those cotton uniforms.

    • RudoWakening

      They weren’t ready for a man who eats a Snickers with a knife and fork

  • Tears for fears are underrated

    • RudoWakening

      My cousin saw them in Sacramendi last month with Hall & Oates

      • What??I saw H&O and they weren’t with them… I got ripped off

  • Catch with the glove not the wrist

  • Facts

    Chiefs are a good team.

  • Keep that sumbitch at third!

  • Damn fine strikeout! Cut Bruce down!

  • Facts

    I thought we were getting a new Star Wars The Last Jedi poster today?

  • RudoWakening

    At least Rusev is getting more than 9 seconds tonight

  • Also our theater now has assigned seating so I don’t have to take a day off work stand in line stomping my feet in the snow to keep from freezing like I’d did with force

    • I don’t think I’m gonna be able to see it in theaters…

      • …they are probably going to show it more than once… you probably will have a chance

        • Eh, probably not. Between my work schedule and the kid, it’s unlikely unless I go when the wife is still with her family the day after Christmas.

          The last two years, we went to see the new Star Wars flick when we were visiting her family, but… honestly, I don’t trust any of them as babysitters…

    • RudoWakening

      I was in Auckland for Force Awakens and it was summer down there

    • ProjectBlue

      I’ve somewhat softened on assigned seating for the prime showings, hate it for the ones that don’t sell out. Like to pick my seats the fuck away from others on their phones or dragging their kids to r-rated stuff or whatever

  • Facts

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO NOT JJ WATT.

    Hows Hell in a Cell?

    • I turned it off when Rusev came out.

      • Facts

        Lol

      • RudoWakening

        Hopefully because you know Orton was also coming out and that the way they book Rusev makes you sad

  • Facts

    I think Blade Runner 2049 didnt do so hot because a lot of people probably watched Blade Runner for the 1st time and were like nah its so damn slow.

    • The Professor

      When has a sequel to a 30+ year old movie ever done well.

      Heck, how about a 15 year old sequel?

      • Facts

        The Force Awakens

        • The Professor

          came out less than 15 years than revenge of the sith or that clone wars movie

          • Facts

            Those are prequels. The Force Awakens was a sequel to Return of the Jedi.

      • ProjectBlue

        Color of Money

        • The Professor

          only other one I can really think of is rocky balboa

    • Stranger In the Alps

      Blade Runner 2049 is bombing because moviegoers in 2017 be like: “What did people do for movies before 1997?”

  • RudoWakening

    Ahem

    **clears throat**

    FROM MONTRÉAL TO MEMPHIS
    PARLEZ-VOUS FRANÇAIS
    YOU TELL ALL THE GIRLS THE ROUGEAUS ARE ON THEIR WAY

  • Devin Harris

    No one should ever wear white trunks

  • Stranger In the Alps

    Carrasco vs Tanaka:

    AKA – THIS IS MORE LIKE IT!

  • This game has been like a work of art with the pitching.

    • Stranger In the Alps

      Such a change of pace from all the bludgeonings.

  • Oh goodie… another PTBN group FB chat that I now have to either silence or be rude and leave…

    Apparently, the nation didn’t like using Disqus for comments and felt one HUGE FB chat was better…

    • Stranger In the Alps

      Honestly, I prefer Disqus. It’s never given me issues. That crew just were not accepting of that whole format.

      • The early confusion from some of them on how to use Disqus straddled the line between humorous and sad.

    • Marv

      So their threads are invite only is what you’re saying

    • WorldWide Duck

      I’m glad it went off during a PPV night instead of my Facebook randomly blowing up at work. And I got to remember how to mute things.

    • Facts

      It was barren there

      • Yeah, but that Facebook chat goes off ALL THE TIME. If I forget to mute it, I hear chiming all night from my iPad/iPhone.

        • Facts

          Yeah they go wild on FB

  • WHAT A CATCH!

  • RudoWakening

    AJ made that triple threat decent

    • WorldWide Duck

      I liked it!

  • Reasonable Opinion Guy

    Wonder if we’ll get a movie showing the events in Calantha and the ensuing Blackout.

  • Reasonable Opinion Guy

    Also,saw TFA for the first time yesterday and good lord what a humourless cash-grab . Abrams has zero respect for the audience.

    • ProjectBlue

      0 respect for story maybe. I think in his own way going way-practical with sets and stuff was his respecting the audience/source material

    • Facts

      It was a remake of A New Hope

    • … I’m not sure this is actually a reasonable opinion, guy…

    • RudoWakening

      That’s fine because neither did George Lucas

    • Marv

      I’m anTFA.

  • Stupid meetings make me miss the Yankees going up 1-0…

  • For anyone hoping for schadenfreude, Jinder-Nakamura II is about to commence.

  • And boom goes the dynamite.

    • Reasonable Opinion Guy

      Jinder won already?!

  • The Professor

    Just got to ucla to see Ron Swanson err nick offerman

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    🤣💨.

  • The Professor

    Just got a metal detector scan.
    Why would someone need a gun here? Nick would make a gun out of wood and kill you by the time you get your shot off

  • Stranger In the Alps

    1-0 Yankees going to the ninth.

    The postseason needing a game like this to remind people that PITCHER’S LIVES MATTER!!

  • Holy shit, these are the tensest outs I can remember since… well… that year I don’t talk about…

  • I take back all the bad things I ever said about Chapman. It’s not a skirt, it’s a kilt!

  • The Professor

    I hate it when it starts late. You’re 11 minutes late; come on

  • Reasonable Opinion Ghost

    Is it just me or have Levi’s denim jeans really dropped in quality?

  • Mike Mears

    You ever turn on wrestling, then not pay attention, then realized by the crowd and commentary- without watching at all- that you have an awesome match on in the background?

    That’s me with the New Day/Usos match right now. This sounds amazing.

  • JustCallMeTheBrain