Google+ The Geeks Menagerie: August 2012

Friday, August 31, 2012

Dr who all star bowling - The Nerdist!!!

If you haven't been watching Chris Hardwick's All Star bowling on youtube you should be! And to start you out here is team Doctor Who VS. Team Nerdist during comic-con. Then subscribe to the nerdist channel its awesome!

The Nerdist Channel !

Preview of Shadowman #1

Head over to comic book resources for a free preview of Shadoman #1! It looks to be a very cool issue!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

New Star Wars RPG - Beta Released!

Fantasy Flight Games released info on the newest iteration of the Star Wars RPG over at their site and you can order a soft back copy of the Beta for $29.95. Star Wars: Edge of the Empire is the first of three core rule books which can be used independently, or combined together to form a vast interlocking system covering the classic Rebellion era.

 Each presents the Star Wars galaxy from a different point of view: the first one (final version to be released 2013) covers the Fringe (smugglers, scouts, bounty hunters, etc...) and the frontiers of the Outer Rim; Star Wars: Age of Rebellion covers the soldiers and officers from the Rebel Alliance and the Empire and is planned for 2014 release; and 2015 should see Star Wars: Force and Destiny, which covers the Force-user and Jedi aspects of game.

If anyone was at Gen Con or is currently at Celebration VI, let me know if you picked this book up and what you think of it!

Spaghetti western style Star Wars Posters!

You have to check these out! An artist know as Timothy Anderson, who's work you might know from his concept designs for Gears of War 3, has created some beautiful spaghetti western style Star wars movie posters. Unfortunetly he has sold out of the 24" X 36" posters, but you can still order the 11" X 17" for $20.00 each. Head over to his store to check out all of the prints he has for sale, I highly recommend it!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Dark Horse Comics - Fall 2012 pickes

I decided to look at what Dark Horse had coming out this fall and I picked some of my favorites. I felt these highlighted the most interesting to read. Take a look and let me know what you like.


The blood-soaked tale of the last surviving member of Emperor Palpatine’s Royal Guard is now complete in one dust-jacketed hardcover edition! From revenge to redemption, the story of Kir Kanos takes him from the deserts of Yinchorr, to the halls of Imperial power, and to the inner circle of the New Republic. Included are encounters with Darth Vader, Boba Fett, Luke Skywalker, and Leia Organa Solo. An epic tale in one epic tome!

*The complete Crimson Empire Saga in one deluxe edition!

Available September 12th


Collecting issues #52-#55 of Warren Publishing’s legendaryEerie horror anthology, this deluxe hardcover features the character Hunter—the deadly demon killer of the future—making an explosive debut. Esteban Maroto continues his enchanting tales of Dax the Warrior, and Shreck struggles for survival on a dangerous, irradiated alternate world! A run of breathtaking covers by Sanjulian and Ken Kelly and a do-it-yourself Werewolf! board game top off this fine collection of 1970s horror tales!

*The greatest horror comics of all time!

Available September 26th


With stories by comic-book titans Bernie Wrightson, Richard Corben, Howard Chaykin, John Severin, and Archie Goodwin, this is one terrifying tome that you DO NOT want to miss out on! This volume also features an enlightening foreword by horror comics writer Joshua Hale Fialkov (I, Vampire; Echoes) and reprints all Dear Uncle Creepy and Creepy’s Catacombs text pieces and all color stories that appeared in this stellar 1970s run! Collects the original Creepy issues #64-#68.

* Eisner Award-winning archival series!

Available October 17th


Best selling author Andrew Vachss teams withaward-wining artist Geof Darrow to revive the spirit and format of the pulp novels of the 30s and 40s.The Shaolin Cowboy Adventure Magazine is the first new hero-pulp to be printed in decades and combines hard-hitting prose with illustrated mayhem. The Shaolin Cowboy: The Way of ‘No Way!’ is a kung fu gripping tale of high adventure and relentless bloodshed. The Shaolin Cowboy and his trusty mule battle overwhelming odds and inclement weather against enemies thirsting for revenge and retribution in the battle royal to end all battle royals.

* Best selling crime-fiction author Andrew Vachss!
* Geof Darrow co-creator of Doc Frankenstein, Hard Boiled, and The Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot
* Decorated police officer turned author Mike Black! Prince Valiant artist Gary Gianni!
* And an amazing cover by award winning Scott Gustafson!

Available October 24th


When a tribe of dead Indians start scalping the policemen in the city, Hellboy’s crime-fighting hero Lobster Johnson and his allies arrive to take on these foes and their gangster cronies! Collects Lobster Johnson: The Burning Hand #1-#5.

* From the pages of Hellboy.

Available November 14th


When down-and-out alien exterminator Heath Huston stumbles upon an extraterrestrial plot to commit genocide against the human species, he must put down the bottle and resume his role as a peacekeeper . . . as The Last Fear Agent.
 This deluxe hardcover omnibus, the first of two, collects issues #1-#15 of the acclaimed Fear Agent comics, along with half of the Tales of the Fear Agent side stories, covers, pinups, and artists’ sketch galleries!

Available November 27th


Nexus is the greatest avenger in history, but his power and purpose come from an alien race with their own agenda. Is Nexus hero or pawn? Deliverer or destroyer? God or devil? Contains Nexus Volume 1 #1-3, Nexus volume 2 #1-11.

* Winner of six Eisner Awards.

* New stories in Dark Horse Presents have refocused attention on this archetypal series.

Available November 28th

B.P.R.D. HELL ON EARTH: The Long Death and The Devils Engine TPB

Agent Johann, the ectoplasmic man, leads a special task force through the monster-filled Northwest woods in order to hunt down and kill the man he blames for leaving him a disembodied spirit. In the Southwest, agent Devon and the psychic crust punk Fenix form an uneasy alliance in order to escape a horde of giant bat-faced monsters.
This arccontinues the series Comics Alliance calls “one of the best books on the stands.”

* It’s all going to Hell in 2012!

* Death of an agent!

Available December 5th


Microscopic Roman centurions? Elderly ghosts clobbering gangsters? A haunted vintage of French wine? No conceit is too strange for Forbidden Worlds, the playfully bizarre anthology series that hit newsstands in 1951 and continued for 145 outlandish issues! Comic-book giants Al Williamson, Wally Wood, Frank Frazetta, and Ogden Whitney helped to illustrate these pre-Comics Code gems!

 Issues #1 to #4 of the rare and fascinating Forbidden Worlds are now gathered into an archival hardcover, featuring the first in a series of introductory essays by comic-book historian and connoisseur of the obscure, Dan Nadel (Art Out of Time: Unknown Comics Visionaries, 1900-1969)!

Available December 12th


Experience three of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan novels as drawn by Russ Manning, the most beloved comic-book interpreter of the lord of the jungle! Collecting Tarzan#155–#161,#163, #164, #166, and #167, from the 1960s, this volume is an essential addition to any comics fan’s collection!

* Collecting Russ Manning’s adaptations of Tarzan of the Apes, Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar, and Tarzan the Untamed!

Available December 19th

X-MEN - Legacy #1: Return of Legion

Looks like Legion is returning to the marvel X-verse and it sounds like it might be cool. I have always liked the early Legion stories from the New Mutants and Uncanny X-men books. Not much more to say about this until we get more details but head over to and read this interview with Si Spurrier .

Robotech Update from Palladium Books

From Kevin Siembieda - UPDATE: Robotech®

I had an excellent telephone conversation with Irvin Jackson about upcoming Robotech® sourcebooks. Robotech® Genesis Pits™ will go into final production after Rifts® Vampires Sourcebook, and Irvin is working away on two new books right now, including the Robotech® UEEF Marines sourcebook. My goal is to support Robotech® in a big a way. In addition to our plans to produce Robotech® game pieces for the mecha and spaceships, we want to see more sourcebooks. Robotech® Genesis Pits™ Sourcebook will be out this Fall (see the new description for it in this Weekly Update). I want to see at least two other sourcebooks out before spring and more to follow. In fact, I’m looking to find a couple more writers for the line.

I cant wait for the Robotech game pieces! Check out all the Robotech RPG products over at Palladium's site. Also for anyone who wants PDF versions of palladium's other lines of RPG's head over to RPGNOW

Robotech® Genesis Pits™ Sourcebook

An in-depth look at the Invid Genesis Pits, their purpose, function and the creatures they create.
·             Secrets of the Invid.
·             Notable Genesis Pits of Earth.
·            Genesis Pit mutations and monsters.
·            Different types of Genesis Pits from across the galaxy.
·            Inorganics and other war machines of the Invid Regent.
·           Ways to destroy a Genesis Pit.
·           Genesis Pit Monster creation tables and rules.
·           Bioroid and Zentraedi mutants, Simulagents and more.
·          Written by Irvin Jackson. 8½ x 11 size book format. Available only in the USA and Canada.
·                                 $16.95 – 96 pages. Cat. No. 555 – October release.

DC Comics - Demon Knights

One of the least talked about books of the new 52 is Demon Knights, I felt it was time to spread the love. Following in the old school foot steps of D&D comics, Demon Knights takes place after the fall of Camelot (the dark ages of the dcu). Jason Blood/Etrigan and Madame Xanadu team up with an unlikely group of adventurers to defend against a barbarian horde lead by none other than Vandal Savage! 

With a great collection of characters including Al Jabr, Shining Knight, Horse Woman, Mordru, Merlin, King Arthur, Pandora, Questing Queen and the Lady of the Lake. There is a lot going on in every issue, including flash backs with back stories focused on certain characters. Written by Paul Cornell; pencils by Diogenes Neves and Robson Roca. All I know is that this book is always on top of my reading pile and I highly recommend you go check it out.

  Here is a sneak peek at issue #12

Or pick up the trade over at amazon for $10.19 (with a prime account) 

Demon Knights Vol. 1: Seven Against the Dark


Saturday, August 11, 2012

Start Reading Smallville: Season 11

Following in the foot steps of Buffy the Vampire slayer, DC comics is continuing Smallville via SEASON 11, A digital weekly series. Not sure how good this series will be but I'm willing to give it a shot, mainly if they dont focus on Batman for to long of a time. But here is the story over at the DC Blog: