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The Super-Flash Musical Crossover – Coming Soon

Musical

I know musicals might not be your thing, but this is a musical crossover event you don’t want to miss. With so much musical talent on Supergirl and The Flash how could The CW possibly pass up a chance to showcase that. We’ve only had a taste of the raw talent of these remarkable ...

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The Temple of Geek Microcast Episode 6: Wonder Woman and Other DCEU News

http://media.blubrry.com/togcast/p/www.templeofgeek.com/wp-content/uploads/Microscast_Ep06.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Google Play | Stitcher | MoreIt’s Wonder Woman! Danniel and Paul discuss the new origin trailer for Wonder Woman that just dropped! Man does this movie look amazing! There is also other DCEU rumors discussed. If you have any questions or ...

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Casting Call: The Batman

The Batman

“Batman? Batman? Can someone tell me what kind of a world we live in where a man dressed as a bat, gets all of my press?”  A great quote from Jack Nicholson‘s Joker from Batman (1989) but could it be any more true? Yes, yes. Batman is making the news ...

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Cosplay Connection – Season 2 Episode 2: That’s So Laurel Cosplay

http://media.blubrry.com/togcast/p/www.templeofgeek.com/wp-content/uploads/Cosplay_S02E2_Thats_So_Laurel.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Google Play | Stitcher | MoreOn this episode of Cosplay Connection, I speak with Laurel of That’s So Laurel Cosplay. Laurel (Yes, that is her real name!!) works PR in Atlanta, Georgia by day and cosplays by night. She has ...

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The Temple of Geek Microcast Episode 2: Affleck’s Departure As Director of ‘The Batman’

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http://media.blubrry.com/togcast/p/www.templeofgeek.com/wp-content/uploads/Microscast_Ep02.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Google Play | Stitcher | MoreLETS TALK THE BATMAN Danniel, Marcus, Paul, Rooster, and Stacy discuss Ben Affleck’s departure as director from the new Batman film. Who will take up the mantle of director? Temple of Geek discusses this and more! THINGS ...

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Temple of Geek “ToGCast” Episode 80: How To Fix The DC Cinematic Universe

DC Cinematic Universe

http://media.blubrry.com/togcast/p/www.templeofgeek.com/wp-content/uploads/ToGCast_Ep80_How_To_Fix_DC_Cinmatic_Universe.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Google Play | Stitcher | MoreThe DC Cinematic Universe Danniel, Paul and Stacy discuss why the DC Cinematic Universe is having issues connecting with fans. They break down their thoughts on how to fix the universe.  Remember, these guys truly ...

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Temple of Geek “ToGCast” Episode 79: Marvel and DC Fans, Why All The Hate?

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http://media.blubrry.com/togcast/p/www.templeofgeek.com/wp-content/uploads/ToGCast_Ep79_Marvel_DC_Why_All_Hate.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Google Play | Stitcher | MoreWHY ALL THE HATE BETWEEN FANS?? Danniel, Chelsea, and Katie discuss why there seems to be so much animosity between the fans of the respective companies, Marvel and DC. Barriers will be brought down ...

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The Toy and Action Figure Museum: Be a Kid Again

If you ever find yourself on Adventure Road, you must take a quick stop in Paul’s Valley Oklahoma. In a small downtown building, you will find The Toy and Action Figure Museum. Do you enjoy toys? Then please make sure you visit this museum. Kevin Stark, the curator, has amassed an amazing assortment ...

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COMIC FLASHBACK #14:Batgirl (The New 52) Volume 4-Wanted

Gail Simone is clearly someone who is not afraid to go dark with her work. Her story telling on Batgirl is relatable, charming, features brilliantly structured story telling, as well as magnificent portrayals of iconic DC/Batman related characters that are real and honest, but damn is it as dark and ...

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Katie and Chelsea Invade Long Beach Comic Con 2016

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Convention season is in full swing. It has only been a week and we’re still feeling the con withdrawal. Last weekend, the Long Beach Convention Center became a mecca for con-goers, cosplayers, artists, and celebrities when it hosted Long Beach Comic Con 2016.  This year’s convention had quite the turn out. ...

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COMIC FLASHBACK #12: Batgirl (The New 52) Volume 2-Knightfall Descends

Knightfall Descends, collecting issues #7-13, as well as issue #0, of Gail Simone’s run on The New 52 Batgirl, is more varied in terms of stories in comparison to the first six issues collected in The Darkest Reflection, but the variety offered here makes this second volume another engrossing read, ...

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COMIC FLASHBACK #11: Batgirl (The New 52)-Volume 1:The Darkest Reflection.

The character of Barbara Gordon has one of the most emotionally pained story arcs in all of comics, probably down to it being one that was deeply intense and personality changing. The girl who was a Bat was at the heart of one of the most controversial stories in all ...

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Long Beach Comic Con – Sept. 17th & 18th – Highlights

LBCC

The 8th Annual Long Beach Comic Con will take place Saturday, September 17th and 18th, 2016 at the Long Beach Convention Center. This year’s convention will feature an impressive array of more than 120 pop culture guests, more than 130 panels, and unique partnerships with the Columbia Memorial Space Center and Girl Scouts ...

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COMIC FLASHBACK #10: The Dark Knight Returns

One of the most famous comic book stories ever published, and one of two medium defining works celebrating a thirtieth anniversary this year, Frank Miler’s The Dark Knight Returns is so celebrated and admired that it almost seems redundant to even contemplate saying anything more about it, but since there ...

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NerdCon 2016 – A Show for Nerds by Nerds

NerdCon

NerdCon began back in 2014 when 4 Nerds decided to build a nerd convention from the ground up for other nerds like them. This idea transformed into what is now their motto “A Show for Nerds by Nerds.” By creating this convention and continuing to be completely immersed in nerd ...

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COMIC FLASHBACK #9: Green Arrow By Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith. Filmmaker. Writer. Comedian. Podcaster. Entertainer. Director. Geek. If you were to look any of those words up in the dictionary, chances are a little picture of him would accompany the description. Kevin Smith, you do a lot and you are everywhere. The fact that, so far, Kevin Smith ...

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DC Comics & Marvel Superhero Inspired Suits from FUN Suits

DC Comics Inspired

Do you love comic books? How about comic book inspired movies? Do you have in-depth conversations about who is a better Batman or which side of Captain America: Civil War you are on? Do you also happen to wear a suit to work? Well, if you answered YES to any of the above ...

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COMIC FLASHBACK #8: Batwoman-Elegy

If there is one thing I adore in a good love story, it’s a “meet cute”. The best movies, television shows and books that dabble in that thing called love, really know how to sell the idea of a soon-to-be-couple meeting under the most adorable circumstances. Comics are no exception ...

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Temple of Geek “ToGCast” Episode 67: Suicide Squad

http://media.blubrry.com/togcast/p/www.templeofgeek.com/wp-content/uploads/ToGCast_Ep67_Suicide_Squad.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Google Play | Stitcher | MoreDanniel, Katie, Paul, and Stacy discuss Suicide Squad. They talk about what they like and what they don’t like. Please bear in mind that this episode contains spoilers. Enjoy! Temple of Geek “ToGCAST” episode ...

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BETTER ANGELS: Looking Back at Supergirl Season One (Spoilers)

As Superman and the DC Extended Universe has found itself becoming ever more grim and depressing on the big screen under the eyes of Zack Snyder, Greg Berlanti has flown the flag for more fun characters, via the DC Television Universe, with Arrow and The Flash, and this year the ...

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COMIC FLASHBACK #6: Batman:The Killing Joke

Part of the incredible wave of iconic 80’s comic titles that could be said to have overwhelmingly changed the medium of comic books, a wave that also includes The Dark Knight Returns, Batman:Year One as well as Watchmen, itself written by The Killing Joke‘s very own Alan Moore, going into ...

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2016 San Diego Comic Con International – We Saw Some Stuff

San Diego Comic Con 2016

San Diego Comic-Con International! The one weekend in July that the Geek &Nerd Universe looks forward to every year. The one weekend a year that a bunch of actors, producers, directors, writers, and artists can showcase their current and future projects. We get special movie and tv show trailers and ...

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Warner Bros + Comic Con = ALL THE TRAILERS

It’s Day 3 of  2016 San Diego Comic Con International and the Warner Bros. Pictures just hit us with a bunch of amazing movie trailers. CHECK IT OUT!!!!! Wonder Woman This trailer has just blown me away! I mean Wonder Woman looks amazing and strong and just so BADASS!!!! I can’t ...

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COMIC FLASHBACK #5:Batwoman New 52-Volume 4:This Blood is Thick

It is with great trepidation that one goes into the fourth volume of New 52 Batwoman, collecting issues 18-24. Why, you may ask, is that the case when, once again, the writing courtesy of Williams and Blackman is impeccable and the art work from Trevor McCarthy is outstanding, not to ...

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Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Review

Before I dive into this review, let me just say that for as long as I can remember existing I have been a Batman fan. I recall vividly waiting in line to see Batman 1989 only to be told that the film had been sold out…SOLD OUT! As an eight ...

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WHY THE WORLD NEEDS SUPERMAN: A Retrospective on Superman Returns (2006)

“I’ll always be around Lois.“ With these words, Brandon Routh flew into the sky, up into space, past camera and soared away, never to be Superman again. It worked out okay, he ended up getting himself another DC Comics gig eight years later and a lead role in a major ...

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COMIC FLASHBACK #4: Batwoman New 52-Volume 3:World’s Finest

During the course of Batwoman:World’s Finest, the story breaks for an interlude to concentrate a little on Maggie Sawyer. During this chapter of the story, Maggie ends up in a chapel, occupied by the parents of the missing children at the heart of this volume’s story, in what can only be ...

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MCM London Comic Con 2016 – A Day On

On the last weekend in May, a record-breaking 133,156 people showed up at the Excel Centre in London to attend MCM London Comic Con; a three day pop-culture affair. I was fortunate enough to be granted press passes to the event and here are the photos and videos I collected from the show. Enjoy! ...

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COMIC FLASHBACK: Batwoman New 52-Volume 2:To Drown The World

Complex, emotionally rich and incredibly engaging, Batwoman’s New 52 run continues with greatness as the second volume, To Drown The World, taking in issues 6-11, sees writers J.H Williams III and W. Haden Blackman once again mine the character and her part of the Batman Universe with incredible story telling, ...

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COMIC FLASHBACK: Batwoman New 52-Volume 1:Hydrology

Comic books can be amazing and magical, wonderful and joyous, they can leave you wanting to keep reading, and then, amazingly, a six or seven issue collected trade paperback or hardback edition is not simply enough and you want MORE and MORE, the need to devour a character’s adventures becomes almost ...

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SUPERGIRL RENEWED FOR SEASON TWO…ON THE CW.

It’s been the subject of rumour and talk for over a week now, but it has been finally announced that Supergirl will be returning for a second season. The series will be moving from CBS to The CW, meaning Kara Danvers will be joining the same network as her fellow DC ...

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WHY FANDOM WARS ARE BAD AND NEED TO STOP!

For as long as there have been fandoms, there have been fan wars, a contagion of fans of different franchises, companies or whatever you want to apply fandom to, that have seen fit to fight each other because…well…why not, I suppose, and now it seems that we are knee deep ...

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THIS IS WHY SUPERMAN WORKS ALONE: A RETROSPECTIVE ON BATMAN FOREVER (1995) AND BATMAN & ROBIN (1997)

Batman returned to our big screens in 1995 to a movie and style that was completely different to what had come before.  Dark stories and gothic flavours were out, day-glo and kid friendly story telling was in. Freaked out, for a lack of a better term, by the reception afforded ...

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BATMAN V SUPERMAN:DAWN OF JUSTICE REVIEW

It’s been a rollercoaster of an Easter weekend. Critics vs Fans. Critics vs Audiences. Fans vs Fans. I’m guessing, like me, your social media feeds have been practically turning into an all out fan/critic war. All because of a movie, one that has been two years in the making, a ...

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What were the strong aspects of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice?

Trey Guillory Trey Anthony Guillory (a.k.a. Trey Guillotine) is an aspiring journalist, a YouTuber, and a huge nerd.

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WELCOME TO THE PLANET: LOOKING BACK AT MAN OF STEEL (2013)

Coming seven years after the mixed reception given to Bryan Singer’s underrated and, in this reviewer’s opinion, rather wonderful Superman Returns, the last son of Krypton was given a modern makeover in the shape of Man of Steel, which would be written by David Goyer, produced by Christopher Nolan and ...

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NEW WONDER WOMAN CAST PICTURE REVEALED.

Batman v Superman:Dawn of Justice is only  one day away from  general release, unless you’re going to a “midnight” screening of course, and despite reviews that have been divisive at best, it hasn’t stopped Warner Bros. from getting the boll rolling on hyping us for, if reviews are to be ...

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FOREVER, JUST LIKE IN A FAIRYTALE: A RETROSPECTIVE ON BATMAN RETURNS (1992)

Released in the summer of 1992, Batman Returns has the distinction of being one of a handful of summer blockbusters that actually take place at Christmas. Die Hard, Gremlins, Iron Man 3, there’s a strange thing that sometimes goes on whereby Hollywood will deliver a major summer movie that wants ...

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CINEMATIC KRYPTONITE: A RETROSPECTIVE ON SUPERMAN III (1983) AND SUPERMAN IV:THE QUEST FOR PEACE (1987)

Superman has yet to die in live action, although it didn’t stop many attempts to do so in the late 90s and 2000s during the course of many failed productions, but crappy movies can certainly help in that regard and, so it was, after such a great beginning, the Superman ...

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DANCE WITH THE DEVIL: A RETROSPECTIVE ON BATMAN (1989)

It was the summer of 1989 and I distinctly remember that gold-plated Batman logo being EVERYWHERE. Posters on bus stops, billboards on the street, on the side of buses, the trailer playing on television every time there was a commercial break, usually during reruns of the Adam West Batman television ...

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KNEEL BEFORE ZOD: A RETROSPECTIVE ON SUPERMAN II (1980, 2006)

Production was roughly 75% completed on Superman II, which was being filmed simultaneously with Superman:The Movie, when the decision was made to stop and try to complete the first movie, were the flying effects were proving problematic and the budget for the productions was ballooning, all with its release date looming ...

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CAN YOU READ MY MIND? A RETROSPECTIVE ON SUPERMAN-THE MOVIE (1978)

Comic book movies and superheroes are as big today in our multiplexes as they ever have been, although in truth heroic figures with imaginative powers and colourful costumes have been all the rage on-screen ever since the forties, when Batman made his way onto screen in several Columbia Studios serials. ...

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Let’s Talk Batman v Superman:Dawn of Justice.

There really should be a subtitle that goes along the lines of; “As well as Man of Steel, Zack Snyder, the DC Extended Universe and THOSE Rumours”. Apologies, this goes off in many directions, but I have stuff I need to talk about. So let’s begin… This past week has ...

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WARNERS/DC REVEAL FIRST LOOK AT WONDER WOMAN

The new trailer for Suicide Squad may be the talk of everywhere today, but there was another glimpse at a future Warner Bros/DC production that has got us all excited too and this one is carrying a heavy load on her shoulders. During The Dawn of the Justice League Presentation ...

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The Flash Other Worlds Trailer

CW just unleashed the Other Worlds trailer for Season 2 of The Flash. This trailer has cranked my excitement level to 11! When we last left Barry, he had just opened a wormhole above Central City and he started racing towards it to stop it! Does he succeed? I’ll let this image do ...

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Casting Call: Green Lantern Corps

At this year’s SDCC, WB came out in full force and showed the world, just what their cinematic universe will be. We got to see trailers for both Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, Suicide Squad, and Legends Of Tomorrow, to name a few. What was also announced was something ...

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Temple of Geek “ToGCast” Episode 23: It’s About to be Christmas Time for Geeks!

http://media.blubrry.com/togcast/p/templeofgeek.com/wp-content/uploads/ToGCast_Ep23_Its_About_To_Be_Christmas_Time_For_Geeks.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Google Play | Stitcher | MoreDanniel, Chad, Katie, Paul, and Vincent discuss what they expect for this year’s Comic Con. Are we also bringing back the Vin Diesel jokes? Find out by listening. PODCAST ADMIN The Temple of Geek ...

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Could Superheroes fight terrorist in the real world?

What Would Happen What would happen if the heroes of Marvel and DC were to combine to fight against ISIS, Boko Haram, and other terrorist organizations? I have been pondering this for a while now. Thinking about grounding superheroes into the real world against real threats. Now we have seen ...

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