Anyone that collected comics in the hay day of the early to mid 90’s is familiar awesomeness that was Wizard Magazine!
Wizard Magazine: A Guide To Comics originally launched in 1991, just in time for the rise of the independents such as Image, Valiant, Malibu and so on. Wizard magazine was the go to source for industry news, updates, exclusive previews, creator interviews and a monthly price guide. Comic enthusiasts like me read it cover to cover!
However 2000, between the comic book industry’s drastic slow down and the rise of the internet, magazine publication simply was not as profitable as it once was. Wizard ceased publication to focus solely on their conventions.
BleedingCool.com is reporting that someone has licensed the Wizard Magazine name and is preparing for a new publication launch!
If anybody would have inside info on a new Wizard Magazine, it would be Bleeding Cool, which was formed by Wizard alumni William Christensen and Mark Seifert.
There is still no word yet on if the new product will be a print magazine, a website, an app or some combination of the bunch, but I can’t wait to find out!
The FBI of the late 1980’s thought of everything that they may need on a long stakeout, from various recording devices to exterior cameras to a periscope port to heavy duty locks on the doors. Even a working toilet!
The North Carolina based seller claims that the van was used on official FBI surveillance and even still contains some recorded tapes inside! (Not sure how legal that is…)
The winning bid for the van came in a whopping $18,700 from a private buyer.
In honor of Comic-Con, Amazon created a “geek boutique”. Since they just kind of threw together every geeky toy they could think of, Geeky Daddy curated the list for the best of the best that every geek needs.
Risk: Game of Thrones Board Game
It’s a little pricey at $59.93, but Game of Thrones made into a Risk game is just too perfect! You can fight for the Iron Throne with a bit less blood and gore with two custom-designed game boards and seven armies from which to choose. Which house will you pick to gain control over Westeros?
Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy Dancing Groot
Lil’ G-Man loves dancing to the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack, so it makes sense that Baby Groot does too! This dancing Baby Groot dances to clips from Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2 songs, or can dance to your own playlist. His eyes light up and he dances to the music. He also says over one million phrases, although they all sound the same: “I am Groot.” And while this is really meant for your little one to dance with, I won’t judge any adults who need Baby Groot in their lives.
The manufacturer ICUP (which sounds pretty funny when you spell it out loud) actually makes a number of cool character aprons, such as Han Solo, Captain Kirk and Batman, but none are more intimidating than the excellently detailed Dark Lord of the Sith.
DC Super Hero Girls Harley Quinn 12″ Action Doll
Has there been any DC Comics anti-hero character more popular over the last half decade than Harley Quinn?
This detailed and fully posable 12″ doll is from the kid friendly DC Super Hero Girls collection. Although Mattel has done an excellent job revamping their Barbie line to make the Barbies more realistic and diverse, if I had a daughter, I would still rather see my girl playing with the Super Hero dolls than Barbies.
Fox Studios officially announced at the San Diego Comic Con that they plan on pursuing a Dr. Doom movie in the immediate future to give the fans what they want.
And by “give the fans what they want”, I of course mean make another feeble attempt to hold onto to the cinematic rights to some of Marvel’s most well known characters.
If Fox allows a specific amount of time to lapse between theatrical releases, the cinematic rights of the characters kicks back over to Marvel. This is also why Sony brings out a new Spider-Man movie every couple years whether the audiences demand it or not.
How likely could Fox’s third attempt at the Fantastic Four universe be the charm?
I do think Fox has the right idea pursuing a Dr. Doom oriented story as opposed to another Fantastic Four centered tale. Comic book fans can be very patient, forgiving and loyal to their favorite characters, but re-vamping the FF again so soon would be very risky. Especially seeing as how they have yet to do it successfully in the first place.
Assembling the right talent, both in front and behind the camera, is going to be huge for Fox on this project! I mean serious thought will need to be put into the hires for this film.
None more so than director, costume designer and, of course, the casting of Victor Von Doom himself.
So lets help Fox out by coming up with some possible castings for the ruler of Latveria!
Here are Geeky Daddy’s Top 5 choices to play the famous super-powered dictator of the fictional land of Latveria:
Rufus Sewell has played the bad guy multiple times throughout his movie career and always does so with a sincere, conniving intelligence that you just love to hate. Most recently seen as the Obergruppenfuhrer John Smith in Amazon’s The Man In The High Castle, my favorite role of his will probably always be Count Adhemar in A Knight’s Tale.
A lot of fans have been hoping to see the Sons Of Anarchyveteran take on a super hero role. His name has been attached to DC’s Green Arrow a few times.
What better role for the sociopath anti-hero Jackson Teller than the sociopath dictator Victor Von Doom?
The failure that was the 2005 Fantastic Four debacle could hardly be pinned on Julian McMahon’s shoulders. His performance as Victor Von Doom was the most convincing thing in that film. Does he deserve a shot at redemption?
Remember what I said earlier about the importance of costume design? The Fantastic Four were supposed to be confront Dr. Doom, not a cheap imitation of G.I. Joe’s Destro
The following scene just goes to under score my point earlier about direction and costume design as well.
Everybody remember the first season of Heroes? Just the first season, please don’t bother trying to remember anything after that, you will just get frustrated.
Zachary Quinto did an incredible job as the villain Sylar. Lets see Quinto return to his villainous roots as the ruler of Latveria.
This would be a fun choice but obviously not very realistic since he has already been playing another Marvel villain in multiple films for Fox.
He would have been a convincing Victor Von Doom though.
What did you think of our list?
Who would you love to see as Dr. Doom on the big screen?
Word of the Knight Rider reboot has been doing figure-8’s around cyber space for a while now with few details confirmed.
We know that Fast and Furious 3 – 6 and Star Trek Beyond director Justin Lin has partnered with digital network Machinima to produce the series remake and that the original Michael Knight himself, David Hasselhoff, will be on screen in some capacity.
Just to recap Knight Rider for any Millennials that didn’t have the good fortune to be born in time to enjoy the 80’s, Knight Rider tells the story of a former police officer and Army Green Beret soldier who was shot in the head but saved by an elderly Montgomery Burns-ish billionaire and given a special Pontiac Trans Am named KITT, equipped with artificial intelligence and a cool looking steering wheel, to fight crime!
All while showing as much chest hair as possible.
How did someone come up with a show idea like that? There was a lot of cocaine in the 80’s!
Then unfortunately the 90’s came about and everything got all “X-Treme” and Team Knight Rider happened…
Like most fans of the original mid 80’s series, I have 2 burning questions about the reboot that I can’t wait to have answered:
What kind of car will Knight Rider be?
And, of course…
Will we needlessly see David Hasselhoff’s 64-year-old hairy chest?
Well at least we have an answer to the second question…YES!
While we still don’t know anything about the plot of the remake, or the second question:
What kind of car will Knight Rider be?
We know Justin Lin has a love for Nissan Skylines (who doesn’t?) and Dodge Challengers from his work on the Fast & Furious franchise.
So barring any kind of product placement deal with a car manufacturer, my money is on one of those two.
What car would you like to see made into a modern day KITT?
When I first heard about this film, I thought “Man, what a stupid title for a movie.”
After watching this rather entertaining movie, I left the theater understanding where the name of the movie came from, but I was still like “Man, what a stupid title for a movie.”
The best way I can describe this entertaining ride would be a Fast & Furious movie combined with a Fat Boy Slim music video: IF the Fast & Furious cast could actually act and the Fat Boy Slim video actually told a story.
The Professor (Kevin Spacey) puts together different crews for different heist, all using the same getaway driver: a young talented driver with Tinnitus (ringing in the ears). The only thing that keeps is ear ringing in check: A very diverse soundtrack!
This is the first movie I have ever seen Ansel Elgort in, since I have not seen the Divergent movies and somehow missed The Fault In Our Stars (by “somehow” I mean “I had no desire to”). Overall I was impressed by his performance. He was very convincing as this quirky character and showed a wide range of emotions.
Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx and John Hamm all contributed with their usual outstanding performances as well. Especially Hamm, whose character was able to flip the switch from a likable buddy character to sociopath successfully. Many performers come off as over-acting trying to make that switch.
I would have liked to have seen more of Jon Bernthal in the film, seeing as how he was in every commercial I saw. His role was more a cameo and since it was towards the beginning of the film, I kept expecting to see him pop up again at some point.
The music used in the movie obviously played a huge role. Whether setting the mood for certain scenes or communicating emotions, the incredibly diverse soundtrack was perfectly selected and utilized.
The car chase stunts were also expertly choreographed to combine excitement with humor. It was nice to watch a car movie that did not come off as an obvious 2 hour commercial for a certain brand (cough…Fast & Furious..Dodge..cough).
The dialogue was smart and quick throughout leaving with the viewer with a soft spot for all the characters, even the serial killer ones.
It does leave you wondering how good Marvel’s Ant-Man could have been.
I really enjoyed the story more so than the intermediate dance/music videos that Edgar Wright mixed in. While those scenes were entertaining, after a while I found them a little annoying and distracting from the well written plot.
I was not a huge fan of the ending either. Without giving too much away, I thought the film should have ended about 10 minutes earlier than it did.
In the end, I really enjoyed Baby Driver and am giving it a 4 out of 5 on the Geeky Daddy Movie Rating Scale and a Not Kid Friendly on the Geeky Daddy Sidekick Safe Scale.
With San Diego Comic-Con in full swing, we are now getting sneak peeks at the new toys and merchandise coming out this Fall.
Leading the pack is this incredibly awesome X-34 Land Speeder by Radio Flyer!
Whether heading down to Tosche Station for some power converters, fleeing roaring sand people or just taking a date out for Kool-Aid, this X-34 Speeder has you covered!
The Landspeeder features an interactive dashboard with light-up buttons and sounds taken from the original Star Wars movie, and in addition to two forward speeds (2mph and 5mph) it can also go in reverse.
Powered by a rechargeable 12-volt battery, this non-floating landspeeder will be available exclusively at Toys ‘R’ Us after September 5th at an astonishing price of $500!
The price may seem a bit high. Ever since the XP38 came out, they just aren’t in demand…
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Ant-Man’s gallery of rogues is pretty thin compared to other Marvel heroes, with Crossfire being the only one that really comes to mind. Crossfire would make sense as well since he is a relative of Darren Cross (the first movie’s villain) and was actually in the original Edgar Wright script for Ant-Man.
Although the producers could always borrow a villain from another Marvel property, such as Iron Man. Scott Lang was an employee of Stark Industries for a time in the comic books.
Obviously, I could be getting a little over excited as well. “Undisclosed role” could mean just a cameo or minor supporting character. Perhaps a former member of one of Lang’s old crews seeking Scott’s help on a new score.
Maybe Scott Lang and Janet Van Dyne will have a meeting with Goggins’ Venus Van Dam from Sons Of Anarchy?
Although, somehow I don’t see Disney signing off on that…
Whatever his role ends up being, 2018 is looking like it is going to be a busy year for Goggins. He is already attached to the Tomb Raider and Maze Runner sequels, as well as the new HBO show Vice Principals.