Intro to Geek #18, Shauncastic 119

Shauncastic 119
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Apparently Spider-Man is going to die…again? I don’t read Marvel anymore and have never actually read any Spider-Man issues, so for me to have any sort of input in this particular subject would be kind of meaningless.

What I take issue with death in comic books is that it doesn’t last. I’m pretty sure soap operas have better track records of keeping a character dead than comic books these days. I actually wrote about just this back in 2009 when Barry Allen came back from the dead and slowly started to replace Wally West, pre-52.

My gripe is this: keep them dead! Or at least wait 20-some years to bring them back! … To me, bringing back these recently deceased characters after dying for an epically noble cause just makes a mockery of them and what they died for.

We’ll see what happens, yeah? Well, you’ll see and I’ll probably just hear about it via Shaun.

On Intro to Geek, Shaun, CB, and I take a look at another Valiant Comics title, Bloodshot by Duane Swierczynski (Birds of Prey).

Valiant had an amazing relaunch last year — after the company folded some time in the 90s — and there doesn’t seem to be any slowing down. Bloodshot is the next title I review. It’s about a man works for the military and he carries out just about all of those “hard-to-reach” missions thanks to millions of little nanites pumping through his bloodstream. The little machines not only repair his body, but also gives him super-human strength, agility, etc. But that’s not the complicated part…

This comic book gets pretty bloody and is not for the squeamish; plenty of gratuitous (and at times, creative) violence to go around.

Violence aside, this book is smartly written and I definitely recommend this to people looking for some new titles to read.

Elsewhere…

Our little Women of Geekdom calendar got recognition on Hollywood Babble-On with Ralph Garman and Kevin Smith!

Spears and Crumpets: Jenna Busch hosts this weekly segment introducing you to fresh awesome geeky things you should check out this week!
This Week’s Links Include:

Timeline Notes!!!
Intro To Geek: 8:21
Spidey’s Got Problems: 23:09
Spears and Crumpets: 01:04:50

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