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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Episode 25 - Animation 101: Thundercats

Welcome to a brand new Animation 101! This week Greg joins us again to talk about the 1985 smash hit series, Thundercats!

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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Episode 24 - The Day of the Doctor

Join us as Greg and I talk Doctor Who and the Day of the Doctor, along with lots of random doctor Who stuff!

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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Episode 23: Movie Review The Desolation of Smaug

After a short break we are back with our movie review of The Hobbit - The Desolation of Smaug!

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Sunday, November 3, 2013

Episode 22 - RPG Corner - T.M.N.T.

On this episode of the geeks menagerie we take a look at another Palladium book, T.M.N.T. and other Strangeness.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Kensei miniature update! phase 1

Check out phase one of my Kensei army! Head over to the Geeks Menagerie for more info!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Monday, October 7, 2013

Comic Review - Bushido #1

Check out my review of BUSHIDO #1

Sunday, October 6, 2013

New Doctor Who Toys!

Check out our look at new Dr. Who Toys HERE

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Episode 20: Marvels Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D

D and I take a moment to do an early review of the new hit show Agents of Shield!

Check out this episode!

Be sure and stop by and share your thought on the new ABC series.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Agents of Shield - Special episode

After tonights episode of Shield, leave us your thoughts about the episode over on our FACEBOOK page and we will read them on the episode we will be recording at 8:10 pm central time! we would love to hear from you

9-29-13 - Just wanted to update everyone, let us know what you think of this weeks episode, we will be recording our review of the first two episodes this week!

Sunday, September 15, 2013


Welcome to a new episode of Animation 101! Tonight we cover our favorite characters and episodes from the Venture Brothers Adult Swim series.

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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Thursday, August 8, 2013

The Menagerie has moved to a new home!

Hi everyone! We are very excited to announce that we have moved to a new site located here:

This will allow us to feature our episode directly on the blog with a media player and a much better interface for our listeners to contact us by leaving messages in the site, facebook or email. Please check it out!

Also our podcast feed will be changing with episode #18 so stayed tuned for more info.

Thanks again for staying with us and we hope you enjoy the improved site.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Episode 17 - RPG CORNER is live!

On this episode of the Geeks Menagerie Podcast we revisit the RPG CORNER for a look at Palladium Books! Our friend Uriel joins us on the show again and let me tell you it was a very entertaining episode to record! We haven't had a 2 hour show in a while so I hope this makes up for the summer hiatus. Let us know what you think and be sure to LIKE us on facebook.

Friday, July 26, 2013

The Wolverine - Opening weekend!

For everyone out seeing the new Wolverine movie this weekend, take a listen to our review of the source material. Rewind the way back machine to Episode 10, enjoy!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Shadowrun 5th Edition

With the upcoming release of the new Shadowrun edition PDF on July 11th, I thought some of you might want to check out a few previews of the book.



Let us know what you think!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Episode 16 - Retro Comics!

Once again we bring you a new episode of Retro Comics, spotlighting Marvel comics Excalibur!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

SDCC - Hasbro exclusives

 San Diego Comic-Con generally has some of the best exclusive toys every year. But I think this year they are going to out do themselves this year! With a new G.I. Joe/Transformers crossover set -- and this one is EPIC.
The set has Snake Eyes and the Baroness with Ravage, with an Autobot and Decepticon insignia, respectively.

And even cooler, a Skystriker done up like the Autobot Jetfire / Rick Hunters Veritech Figher from Robotech!

There's a V.A.M.P. jeep painted to look like the Autobot Hound.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Episode 15B - Almost live game play - part 2

Recorded live at this years RPGCON II, here is part 2 of the Marvel Super Heroes RPG action.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Episode 15A - Live game play

Recorded live at this years RPGCON II, we have some old school Marvel Super Heroes RPG action.

Miniature wargaming - Kensei

As some of you know I am a huge fan of Zenit Miniatures Kensei Line of Samurai miniatures. I recently contributed to their Indiegogo project in which they raised over 69,000 Euros! You need to stop by the website and check out all of the new fantasy line of Japanese creatures and Demons.

Here are the perks everyone will be receiving for helping them with the crowd funding campaign:

Here is the starter pack I chose:

Friday, May 10, 2013

Busy, Busy Busy!

I know the blog has been pretty quite the last few weeks, but with spring finally here my free time is nearly none existent. On the Podcast front I have a few shows in the pipeline that I am prepping for and I will hopefully post the live play episode this weekend. So hang tight we aren't done with the show, we just got busy. More to come in the next couple weeks, including a new gaming table I plan on building at the end of the month.

On another front, convention season is upon us, we have SpringCon coming up on the 18th (I think) which I will be attending and hopefully getting a couple interviews for the show. I might hit Fallcon in October but not sure as of now. I am looking forward to next years convention season and I am planning on going to C2E2 in Chicago. Thats it for now, I will have more podcast news as I get things lined up.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Episode 14 - Retro Comics - Days of Futures Past

Welcome back to another installment of Retro Comics. This week we go in depth into two issues of the Uncanny X-men, #141 and 142. We try out a new format for for the show and I have some fun with x-men cartoons. Let us know what you think!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Episode 13 - Movies!

This week Roy and I sit down for a lively discussion on Geek related Movies coming out this year through 2015!

Download it and LISTEN to it now!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

A Real Life Akira Bike

While Rod and I were working on the next couple podcasts, I ran into what is one of the most awesome Anime made real.

Kanada's Bike from Akira
The only officially recognized akira bike

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Episode 12: Character Creation

This week we crack open the 2nd edition AD&D players handbook to make a couple characters. Roy tackles a Mage and I work on a Bard! Download Now and enjoy!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Episode 11: Girls in Gaming

For this episode Tracy and Kayleah join us to talk gaming! It gets weird and hilarious!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

RPG Finds!

Once again Half Price Books came through for me in a big way. I stopped by one location near me that rarely has any unique RPG books but I was going into withdrawal so I figured I would stop in and check. To my shock and excitement I found the original 1985 DCHEROES RPG Box Set. Now you may say " yeah whats your point? I've found used box sets before, whats the big deal?" The big deal is that this set has never been used! The box is in excellent shape, all of the player character cards are intact, even the plastic stands for the small card board characters (desktop combat miniatures) have never been separated. The GM screen and all of the books are perfect, no pen/pencil marks, tares or creases. They dont even look like they where opened. Got it for $35 -15% discount coupon

I also grabbed this supplement for the DC Universe RPG: Directive on Superpowers. This cool book gives you more powers to choose from for your character creation. I love these supplements. Thats it for this installment of cool stuff I found to increase my Horde!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Episode 10 notes

Just wanted to add a few notes to the latest episode:

You can leave a post on the d20 radio forums for this episode.

Check out the Kick starter from Gamer Nation Studios Eon game.

Join the discussion over at the Geeks Menagerie Google + page.

Last but not least please stop by our FACEBOOK page and LIKE the podcast! thanks for listening!

Episode 10: Wolverine

Welcome back to another Retro Comics episode of the Geeks Menagerie. This week we take a look at the 1982 Wolverine mini series.

Retro Comics 2 - Wolverine

Friday, February 22, 2013

Status of the podcast - Good to go!

Hi everyone, just wanted to send out a status update on the show. Things are looking good, we have 4 episodes recorded waiting for me to edit. "Women in gaming" is scheduled for next weekend, I know a few people have been waiting for me to finally post this one( im working on it). Also we have two episodes dedicated to character creation; AD&D and A song of fire and ice, I will most likely release one of these in March and one in April. In addition to those I have a Retro Comics episode that I am editing now and I will have it posted by Sunday night.

Here is the plan for our monthly release schedule:
Animation 101 - A look at a specific animated series
Retro Comics - D and I go back in time and talk about a random comic story line
Role playing Games - This episode will be dedicated to all thing RPG
Misc. episode - Interviews, tech, movies, tv discussions
The plan is to still have a 2 week release schedule but dont be surprised if I throw an extra show in if I have time to set one up.

Animation 101 and Retro comics:
These two will be our monthly dedicated episodes, so the plan will be to release a new show for each every month. If time permits we will be adding the RPG episodes as well.

I want to thank everyone who has been listening to the podcast for being patient. We are new to the podcasting world and I believe we have finally found a format that works on a regular basis. We are working on streamlining the show to get more of a consistent format. If you have any suggestions or comments please feel free too contact us. All feedback is appreciated.

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Join the discussion on our Geeks Community page on Google +

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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Episode 9 - Looney Tunes

This week Craig an I discuss the long running history of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies!

Listen to the Show! HERE and download it on Itunes!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Batman Beyond Unlimited

In the current Batman Beyond storyline by writer Adam Beechen and artist Norm Breyfogle, Bruce Wayne is dying. And a couple former, aged Robins have joined with Terry McGinnis to save the world from a new iteration of the Joker.

Batman Beyond takes place in the future of the DCU. Based on the animated series of the same name,  focusing on a young hero named Terry McGinnis who takes on the Batman identity under the mentorship of an aged Bruce Wayne.

As most of you know I love this series, it's beautifully drawn and extremely well written and it has a unique distribution format. Well it does have a digital format for .99 and a print copy that also includes Justice League Beyond and Superman Beyond for $3.99 (24 pages). As an added bonus, writer Adam Beechen has a youtube channel where he does a commentary on each new issue, You can check out Adams youtube channel here: Wayneincorperated

Sunday, February 3, 2013

G.I. JOE - IDW Solicits Feb - Apr


pull box variant cover by Art Adams
Steve Kurth returns to GI JOE with a now ongoing series, I highly recommend it!

G.I. JOE #1

Fred Van Lente (w) • Steve Kurth (a) • Juan Doe, Kurth (c)
YO JOE! The truth is out: the world knows the G.I. JOE team is real. Now Duke leads his squad directly into the public eye, confronting COBRA on American soil! The best of the best just got better, as Fred Van Lente and Steve Kurth lead the charge and we roll out one new G.I. Joe title a month for the next three months!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant cover: G.I. JOE “Comics History” cover by Ryan Dunlavey and Fred Van Lente, co-creators of the Comic Book History of Comics!
Wraparound cover by Jamal Igle featuring the new team—All three new G.I. JOE launches will have one!

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #187

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a & c)
Things have gotten dangerous for G.I. JOE in Benzheen: the countdown for the activation of a nuclear warhead has begun and a rescue mission led by LT. FALCON struggles to rescue a team of captured G.I. JOE members. Can the team make it out of the blast radius in time? As the clock ticks down in Benzheen, JINX has been sent on a secret mission by DUKE and HAWK… where old enemies resurface once more!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
*Variant cover: Variant Larry Hama sketch cover!

G.I. JOE: Civil War Compendium

Chuck Dixon & Mike Costa (w) • Javier Saltares, Wil Rosado, Ron Adrian, Robert Atkins, Agustin Padilla, Alberto Muriel, Casey Maloney, Antonio Fuso, Chee, & Werther Dell’Edera (a) • Antonio Fuso (c)
COBRA COMMANDER is dead! Who will take over? A deadly competition within COBRA ensues and G.I. JOE is in their sites. “Cobra Civil War” spanned the G.I. JOE, SNAKE EYES, and COBRA series, and this massive volume collects all the stories in proper reading order.
TPB • FC • $49.99 • 564 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-561-5

G.I. JOE: Disavowed, Vol. 7

Brandon Jerwa (w) • Tim Seeley & Emiliano Santalucia (a) • The Sharp Bros. (c)
The conclusion of G.I. JOE: Disavowed! The final three parts of “Union of the Snake” see G.I. JOE’s new Commanding Officer take over as the decision is made to take COBRA out once and for all. In the two-part series “Dawn of the Shadows” G.I. JOE, after many losses, must find a way to fight a new enemy.
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 164 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-562-2


G.I. JOE #2

Fred Van Lente (w) • Steve Kurth (a) • Juan Doe, Kurth (c)
HOMEFRONT! The G.I. Joe team battles Cobra to the death on American soil! COVERL GIRL, DOC, and the newest member, HASHTAG (yes, HASHTAG) have been separated from the rest and have to fight their way through hundreds of kill-crazy COBRA sympathizers—with a teammate’s life hanging in the balance! Plus: The BARONESS has DUKE in her clutches. So why isn’t DESTRO happy about that?
*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. JOE: Special Missions #1—SPOTLIGHT

Chuck Dixon (w) • Paul Gulacy (a) • Sean Chen, Gulacy (c)
A NEW BEGINNING! The legendary team of Chuck Dixon and Paul Gulacy lead the G.I. Joe team undercover and into action! The BARONESS tries to get back into COBRA’s good graces—and it’s up to SCARLETT to assemble a team to take the villainess down!
*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #188

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a & c)
The threat in Benzheen has been averted! G.I. JOE has made it out of their most dangerous mission yet. But it’s out of the fire and into the frying pan for America’s elite unit, as Jinx returns from her secret mission with some shocking information. G.I. JOE has to act fast or face the consequences in A Real American Hero #188!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero, Vol. 6

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant, Ron Frenz, & Sal Buscema (a) • Frenz & Buscema (c)
G.I. JOE’s mission at a Comic Convention comes to a close, only to reveal a new, intriguing enemy that may share a history with the Arashikage clan. Meanwhile, Darklon remains a prisoner of the Joes… until an attempt to transfer him from the Pit goes horribly awry! Plus, Zartan and COBRA COMMANDER formulate a plan that would move COBRA HQ to another coast.
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 128 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-582-0

G.I. JOE: Target Snake Eyes

Chuck Dixon (w) • Will Rosado & Alex Cal (a) • Cal (c)
SNAKE EYES should have stayed dead! G.I. JOE has mobilized to hunt down their most dangerous quarry ever: one of their own. Has the silent commando gone over to the other side? Is he playing his own game? Only SNAKE EYES knows the answer.
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 144 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-581-3


G.I. JOE #3

Fred Van Lente (w) • Steve Kurth (a) • Juan Doe, Kurth (c)
CHOOSE YOUR PATH! You become DUKE, leader of the G.I. JOE team, as he begins his journey to become a Real American Hero! You make the life or death decisions! Or—is Duke just being tortured horrifically at the hands of the Baroness, and this is way of dealing with it—a never-ending branching series of “Might Have Beens?” Or… is it both?
*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
*Variant Covers:
G.I. JOE “Comics History” cover by Ryan Dunlavey, co-creator of the Comic Book History of Comics!

G.I. Joe: Special Missions #2

Chuck Dixon (w) • Paul Gulacy (a) • Sean Chen, Gulacy (c)
CRUSH DEPTH continues! Scarlett and her Special Missions team rush to the heart of a perfect storm to retrieve a prize of forty billion (with a B!) of COBRA funds lying in the ocean deep. The only trouble is that the Baroness is already on the scene with a cutthroat crew of her own to reclaim the booty for COBRA!
*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
*Variant Covers:
“Untold Tales of G.I. JOE” variant cover by Jim Rugg!

G.I. Joe: The Cobra Files #1—SPOTLIGHT

Mike Costa (w) • Antonio Fuso (a) • Michael Lark, Fuso (c)
A SNAKE IN THEIR MIDST! Her name is CHAMELEON—and she used to be a COBRA agent. Now she’s made her way into the G.I. JOE team—the honest way. But even with the best of intentions, does she have what it takes to fight on the side of the angels? FLINT thinks she does, and he’s willing to gamble the lives of this teammates on her… Unfortunately, with the Crimson Twin called TOMAX pulling the strings, no bet is a sure thing.
*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
*Variant Covers:
“CobraGraphic” variant cover by Tom Whalen!
wraparound variant cover by Jamal Igle, featuring the new team—All three new G.I. JOE launches will have one!

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #189

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a & c)
G.I. JOE takes to the high seas to stop the BLACK MAJOR from eliminating the hostages aboard an oil survey ship. Can SCARLETT, STALKER, TORPEDO, GUNG-HO and BEACH HEAD storm the ship and get the hostages to safety? G.I. JOE is in for choppy waters in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #189!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
*Variant Covers:
Larry Hama variant sketch cover!

G.I JOE: The Complete Collection, Vol. 2

Larry Hama & Steven Grant (w) • Mike Vosburg, Geof Isherwood, Larry Hama, Russ Heath, & Frank Springer (a) • N/A (c)
G.I. JOE: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION presents the full run of original A REAL AMERICAN HERO stories, placed into proper reading order with subsequent series, like Special Missions. Volume 2 contains issues #13–25 along with extras such as character file cards and an introduction by Mark W. Bellomo that sheds light on the creation of the series.
HC • FC • $49.99 • 312 pages • 7” x 11” • ISBN 978-1-61377-619-3



Max Brooks, Chuck Dixon, Matt Forbeck, Jon McGoran, Jonathan Maberry, John Skipp & Cody Goodfellow, Duane Swierczynski, Dennis Tafoya (w) • Gabriele Dell’Otto (c)
GI JOE: Tales from the Cobra Wars is an action-packed collection of all-original prose stories. Flint, Scarlett, Destro, the Baroness―they’re all here as the ongoing war between GI JOE and COBRA is depicted from every angle. This trade paperback presents eight novella-length tales, penned by today’s leading crime and thriller writers, such as Jonathan Maberry, Duane Swierczynski, Chuck Dixon, and Dennis Tafoya. Cobra Wars is edited by Max Brooks, who also supplies a new story, and features new illustrations for each story.
TPB • BW • $8.99 • 320 Pages • 4” x 7” • ISBN: 978-1-61377-664-3

G.I. JOE: Cobra: Oktober Guard

Mike Costa (w) • Antonio Fuso & Werther Dell’Edera (a) • Antonio Fuso (c)
Who is the OKTOBER GUARD? The deadliest group of elite killers and assassins ever faced by G.I. JOE or COBRA! But with the main G.I. JOE force focused on tracking down SNAKE EYES, it’s all up to FLINT and the covert G.I. JOE squad to step in—and take them down!
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 128 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-618-6

G.I. JOE/Transformers, Vol. 3

Tim Seeley (w) • Joe Ng, James Raiz, Alex Milne, & Andrew Wildman (a) • Brendan Cahill (c)
The G.I. JOE vs The Transformers saga continues as the AUTOBOTS return to earth and with the help of G.I. JOE plan on destroying all Cybertronian technology. But Serpentor has other objectives.
TPB • FC • $24.99 • 208 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-620-9