Archive for the Comics Category

Everything you need to know about The Walking Dead (IO9)

Posted in Comics, TV with tags , , , , on November 10, 2010 by The Quintessential Geek

You’ve heard of this recent phenomenon, right?  A bunch of average people survive a zombie infestation, and must survive not only the living dead, but must also learn to live amongst themselves.  Although the plot sounds eerily familiar, there is no comparison one can make to Robert Kirkman‘s comic book series, The Walking Dead.

If you are new to the series, science fiction blog IO9 has written a summary on the characters and plot of this comic, which has been recently adapted to an AMC TV series.

[Everything You Need To Know About The Walking Dead]

Comics Galore on “Big Bang Theory” [Comics]

Posted in Comics with tags , , , on April 15, 2009 by The Quintessential Geek

This week on the hit CBS show “Big Bang Theory”, we see our gang of intellectual misfits introduce Penny to their local comic book store.  In addition to the typical geek paraphernalia (such as action figures and posters), there are an abundance of comic books to pick from.

Here is an abridged list of all of the comic books that can be found in this comic book store.  Most of them are very current, with some not even released yet.  As far as I can tell, there are only two major publishers – the illustrious DC Comics and Dark Horse Comics.  Dark Horse is, IMO, one of the best forward-thinking comic publishers today.

If you spot any more, please let me know, and I will add them in a future post.

In individual comic boxes
This is Wild Dog #2 (DC)
Black Adam #2 (DC)
Superman: The Man of Steel #28 (DC)
Outsiders #16 (DC)

Found in rack at the back of the store
(from left to right, top to bottom)
Gigantic #3
End League #3
Fear Agent #4
Usagi Yojimb #118
The Scream #3
The Sword #15
Dark Ivory #4
The Scream #4
Killer of Demons #1
Youngblood #8b (Unknown publisher)
Back to Brooklyn #3
Jersey Gods #1
InJustice (Issue Unknown) (DC)
Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis #49 (DC)
Star Trek (Issue Unknown)

In the Graphic Novel Rack, near the front of the store:
Green Lantern Archives #5
Green Lantern: Revenge of the Green Lanterns

World of Warcraft on Foxtrot [WoW]

Posted in Comics with tags , , on November 18, 2008 by The Quintessential Geek

FoxtrotThis week’s “Foxtrot” sees Jason competing with Eileen on an unnamed (but obvious) World of Warcraft expansion pack.  This is yet another reason why I find Bill Amend’s cartoons funny!

[via Washington Post Comics]

John Denver in “Doonesbury” [Pop Icons]

Posted in Comics, Pop Icons with tags , on July 29, 2008 by The Quintessential Geek

June 22-23, 1979 – John Denver
Jim Andrews to Duke, upon visiting Duke’s mansion:
“Jim: Duke! You’ve got John Denver in your backyard!
Duke: I’d like to explan. See, both the dobermans are at the vet’s…
John Denver (singing): Take me hoome, country road..
Jim: I can’t believe it! John Denver!
Duke: I hate to waste a good silver-tip, but this is an emergency..
John Denver (singing): West Virginiaa..
John Denver: Darn it all, Duke! Cut that out!
Jim: What a shot!
Duke (thinking): Oh, hell!
Jim: Clean through the guitar neck!
Duke (thinking): The darn sight must be off!”

Audio Cassettes in “Doonesbury” [Retro Junk]

Posted in Comics, Gadgets with tags , , on July 29, 2008 by The Quintessential Geek

June 14, 1979 – Audio cassette
Sheila to Duane, in reference to practicing her California-speak:
“I’ve been working with cassettes.”

Star Wars in “Doonesbury” [Star Wars]

Posted in Comics, Movies with tags , on July 29, 2008 by The Quintessential Geek

May 20, 1979 – Star Wars
TV to empty room: “It is twelve o’clock, Earth time. May the force be with you.

Underworld in The IT Crowd [Comics]

Posted in Comics with tags , on July 29, 2008 by The Quintessential Geek

A copy of the “Underworld Volume 3: Ink Punk” comic book can be found standing up behind the previously mentioned “Back In Bleck” album, located on the shelf right behind Roy’s desk.

“Every week for years, the cartoonist known as Kaz has doled out an Underworld strip to his readers. There was a time when an Underworld collection was the only place to see this little-known strip outside of a few big-city alternative tabloids, but thanks to the Web and the Fantagraphic collections, it is reaching a new audience.”

[via Pop Matters]

Studio 54 in Doonesbury [Places geeks never get invited to]

Posted in Comics, Culture with tags , on July 24, 2008 by The Quintessential Geek

August 14, 1979 – Studio 54

Mark invites Zonker to the infamous Studio 54 in New York to cheer him up after losing the national tanning championships.

After CBS started marketing the popluar Disco, it was not unusual to spot artists such as Calvin Klein and Andy Warhol hosting parties there. Although it eventually closed its doors in 1986, the MGM Grand in Las Vegas managed to recreate the famous hotspot, featuring state-of-the-art sound, video and lighting, live dancers, wall walkers and chart-topping dance music.

John Travolta in Doonesbury [Pop Icon]

Posted in Comics, Pop Icons with tags , on July 24, 2008 by The Quintessential Geek

August 15, 1979

Zonker is getting ready for his outing to Studio 54 with Mark:
“Mark: Serious boogie togs, man! You are definitely ready to roll!
Zonker [dressed in white polyester in front of a mirror]: You think it’s me ?
Mark: Sure. You and six million other John Travolta look-alikes!
Zonker: Who ?
Mark: Who ? Did you just say “Who”, Zonker ?
Zonker [thinking]: Uh-Oh.. Here we go again..”

Despite being a high school drop-out, John Travolta landed roles in Broadway musicals (including the popular Grease!). From there, his career blossomed, but he will always be remembered as the talented disco dancer Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever, which became a hit in 1977, one year after Travolta gained fame playing Danny Zuko in the movie Grease!, and two years before Zonker realizes who he is.