Friday, December 30, 2011

Robb's (Semi)Weekly Nerdy Journal

My New Year’s Resolution was to be more creative and contribute better to the CBXF site. So I came up with this idea to sum up each week and what nerdy/geek related thing I did. I also see it as an easy way to rip off Tracy’s Pull list article. Double bonus! Take “that” you more talented, better liked, cooler nerdy girl!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Robb's Year-End Review 2011

So this was a crazy year for comics and all things nerdy. As a group, CBXF got new comics, went to a handful of conventions (even had our own booth at Contagion-Omaha), met some incredible creators, and watched the industry evolve. No one will deny the largest story was DC’s Reboot, but what else happened? Who died? Who came back? What movies rocked? What just stunk? 2011 was an incredible year. Besides the fact that JMS is a jerk, here’s what I took away from the first year of this new decade.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Tracie's Pull List - Week of December 28, 2011

It's the last week of new comics in 2011!

Which means that since everyone has already made their Best of 2011 lists, none of these matter! Right? No. Un-right.

Let's take a look, shall we?

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Tracie's Pull List - Week of December 21, 2011

We're down to just 5 days before Christmas but if you're still looking for some last minute gifts for your favorite nerd, maybe I can help steer you through this week's comic selection...

Monday, December 19, 2011

So, that new Dark Knight Rises trailer...

Okay. So. This is a screengrab I made from the new Dark Knight Rises trailer. The "R" in the word "ROGUES"?

That has to be on purpose, right?

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Tracie's Pull List - Week of December 14, 2011

It's the 12th Day of Christmas! People with drums doing drum things! So far I've been able to do 98% of my Christmas shopping online but I really better make sure I've got everything taken care of now that the big day is getting incredibly close.

Also, I need to find some way of spending Christmas in a household that has BBC America. Or just go door-to-door in my grandparent's neighborhood looking for Whovians. If I activate my sonic screwdriver, they'll be able sense it, right?

Good thing Monty has DVR and has forgotten how much he hates me over the DCUO thing. Good ol' handsome, forgiving, beloved Monty.

HEY there are comics out tomorrow! Let's talk about them.

Monday, December 12, 2011

New Trailer for GI Joe: Retaliation

Really? This looks very cool. Nice concept. And Cobra Commander seems a bit more true to character. I may just see this in the theatre.

OCW Obscure Character of the Week: DC's Waverider

Waverider is the first "new" character DC introduced to me. It was my first DC crossover, where the future is ruled by a mysterious hero gone rogue and taken over. Bouncing from hero to hero trying to learn who the real villain was.   After teaming with the other heroes, Waverider then became a another member of the Linear Men. He may not be too obscure, but most don't recall this time traveler. To learn more about him, check out this link. 

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Where's Bizarro?

Robb's Nerdy Loot

With the Black Friday sales over, I meant to post my loot. This year I cut waay back. There is a recession in our house too, folks. But I got some great cheap stuff and I kinda wanted to show it off. First, I finally got that Cyborg (Flashpoint) Figure I'm been eyeballing. That toy just has an awesome sculpt. Then I came across a couple of anime inspired DC Heroines. Wonder Woman and Supergirl. I was indifferent towards WW at first, but the sword and the way she stands has really grown on me. Both are really cool figures. Lastly, I struck nerd gold with my last find. A Superman Glass... with a Cape! No Kidding! This is so dumb, its awesome. They had a Batman one too, but recession. Anyway. Enjoy the pictures of my nerdy goodness!

Once you go metal... (make your own joke)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Robb's Cover of the Month: December

This month favorite cover was much easier... because to be honest,  there were a lot of "Ho-Hum" covers this month. But out of the books I purchased, these 2 stood out. (For Obvious Reasons) Avenging Spider-man if just cartoony Fun. Joe Mad doing what we love, dynamic top tier Marvel Characters in action poses. As for the runner up... It just a damn beautiful, non-Alex Ross Painted Thor. I loved this cover. I think this is also my first Non-DC month for favorite covers.  Hmmm?

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Tracie's Pull List - Week of December 7, 2011

I generally like to throw some other-media rambling into these post before I get into the comic releases for this week, but there's not a lot I can think to talk about, off the top of my head.

There's an Extended Cut of Cowboys & Aliens out this week. I know it didn't light box office results on fire and the critics and audiences were pretty ambivalent but Caleb and I liked it quite a lot. It's a fun, traditional western with a sci-fi bend and it's got James Bond, Indiana Jones, Justin Hammer, and the creepy kid from There Will Be Blood. (or, my preferred reference, the mute kid from Little Miss Sunshine)

Red Box it, or something. You might maybe enjoy yourself.

OH--and I imagine he'll be writing a post of his own on the subject but just to give y'alls a little teaser, Robb is a drug peddler for MMORPGs and Monty is going to hate us both. (or hate us MORE)

Thursday, December 1, 2011