The Rules of Supervillainy by C.T. Phipps is the first in a series of books deemed The Supervillainy Saga. The book follows the adventures of Gary Karkofsky, who inhabits a world filled with superheroes and supervillains. Gary, is just a regular guy, though, until he randomly inherits the magical cloak of his city’s most celebrated hero, who is recently deceased. Gary doesn’t dream of being a hero, however. He dreams of being rich. So he takes the hero’s cloak and becomes Merciless, the Supervillain without Mercy. Now he just has to convince his wife to go along with his plans, figure out his powers, prove that he’s more than just a schmuck in a borrowed cloak, and keep from being arrested. Along the way, he’ll meet up with a few old friends and make a few new, as well as an enemy or two. At least it won’t be boring. Continue reading →
Marvel Studios has announced their plans for Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Though, technically, the universe isn’t simply cinematic any more. It now features TV shows on the upcoming Disney Plus streaming service that are directly connected to the films. While there have been Marvel shows on TV during the previous Phases (see the Netflix Marvel series Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist, plus Agents of Shield on ABC and Cloak & Dagger on FreeForm), this will be the first time the TV shows have been announced in conjunction with the films and touted the same characters and actors that were featured in the movies. The official slate for Phase 4 was announced last month during San Diego Comic Con 2019 and I’ve got the complete breakdown and lots of details for you right here.
2019 seems to be the year of exploring alternative possibilities of what might happen if people were given ultimate power. First, there was Brightburn, a dark twist on the Superman origin. Now, Amazon has released the 8-episode first season of their original television series, The Boys. The show is an adaptation of the 72-issue comic series of the same name. Both the comic and the show are set in a world where super-powered humans exist and the media frenzy surrounding them has created celebrity status, movies and television shows, endorsement deals, sexual perversion, and corruption on every level. The superheroes, or “supes” as they’re called, care more about indulging their own depravity than actually helping people. And a ragtag group called “The Boys” are tasked with trying to take down the super-charged heroes. While The Boys can’t really be classified as “the good guys,” they are arguably leagues ahead of the heroes who are masquerading as exactly that. And the entire thing is one big, f—ing, entertaining-ass mess!
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Welcome back to our week of gift-giving guidance here at Sister Geeks. On Tuesday, I gave 9 (hopefully) helpful tips for giving the perfect gifts to geeks. Today, as promised, I’m giving examples of how to put Tip #8: Don’t Be Afraid to Combine Their Interests into action. I’m eager to show you just how much fun this whole endeavor can really be. So let’s get things started!
The year is half over. For me, the season of gifting begins now. The geeks in my life have birthdays beginning in mid-August and continuing each month right up until Christmas, when it’s time to give them each a completely different gift. As a geek myself, and also a lover of geeks, I’ve had to make myself an expert on giving gifts to these very special people.
Today, I’m sharing my tips and tricks with you. Hopefully, they’ll come in handy the next time you need to find that special something for a special someone in your life. Or perhaps you’re the geek and need to forward this article to someone else who hasn’t quite figured out how to find the right item for you in the past. Either way, I hope this these tips are handy and dandy to make your life and the life of your loved ones a little better and brighter during your own gift-giving season. Continue reading →
It’s summertime, kids! That means there’s extra time in the television schedule during the regular season hiatus. What should we do with all this extra time on our hands? Why, watch more television, of course!
This is the time to find fun and fabulous new shows. As your friend, I’m here to help guide you to a few that might be just what you didn’t know you always wanted! Continue reading →
It’s Summer! The regular television season is on hiatus and that means there is plenty of time to stretch your proverbial legs and try something new and different for your viewing pleasure. Be adventurous. Dip your toe into the waters and find something new to love.
Come back Friday to check out my Summer Watch List. Find out my top picks for what you definitely shouldn’t miss out on this Summer. In the meantime, check out this trailer for one I hope you’ve already watched. If you haven’t, you’re definitely missing out. You should fix that situation post haste, my friend!
Many of my friends enjoy watching films and television shows that engage the fear center of their brains. They enjoy being scared, creeped out, and terrified by the the images and suggestions on the screen. From It and Halloween to American Horror Story and The Haunting of Hill House, these folks enjoy the adrenaline rush that fear brings. They actually get irritated if the film or TV show doesn’t scare them as sufficiently as they hoped it would when it began. For the record, I am not one of those wacky, fear-chasing people. Continue reading →
This is Us finished its third season on NBC just a few weeks ago. Earlier this month, the network renewed the series for another three years! While this kind of renewal is not totally unprecedented, it is a bit unusual for a series as young as this one. It’s also not necessarily typical for an hour-long drama. Usually, we see multi-year renewals like this given to half-hour shows that have had very long life-spans. Think The Simpsons, South Park, or Big BangTheory. Even when these types of renewals go to lengthier, hour-long shows, they are typically those that have been around for many years, proving their staying power and longevity over the long haul. Consider shows like Law & Order and CSI. This kind of renewal this early in the series’ life shows NBC’s absolute confidence in this show.
Though unusual, this news is definitely good news for fans of the show. It means they can look forward to at least three more seasons of emotional angst and teary Tuesday nights. If you haven’t yet checked out This is Us, now seems like the perfect time to jump on the hype train and find out what all the fuss is about. Apparently, you can rest assured that if you love it, you’ve got at least three more years to strap in and enjoy the ride.