New Comic Wednesday: January 4, 2012
January 4th, 2012
10:42 AM ET

New Comic Wednesday: January 4, 2012

Hello again, fellow comic readers!

"Fatale #1" from Image Comics comes with an amazing pedigree. This is something that Daniel Dean from Titan Games and Comics in Smyrna, Georgia, and I can agree on.

Dean and I are both fans of supernatural horror/crime stories that follow classic film noir conventions in the vein of the television show "Supernatural" or Jim Butcher's "Dresden Files." This comic book adds to that mixture with a narrative that jumps through multiple time periods and is told from the point of view of many different characters.

But if comic book bibliographies were criminal rap sheets, Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips - writers of "Fatale #1' - would be the FBI's two most wanted. FULL POST

Why I'm thankful for George Takei
January 4th, 2012
08:04 AM ET

Why I'm thankful for George Takei

Editor’s note: George Takei, best known for his role as Mr. Sulu in "Star Trek," was gracious enough to speak with Geek Out for nearly an hour and a half. We discovered that he had more than one story to tell. Check back with us next week to see more of Takei's heroism at work.

When you talk to people about George Takei, they often begin with a sigh and follow up with, “I just love George.”

It’s the kind of love that anyone involved in a fanbase or subculture can relate to – supportive, intuitive and unconditional.

When Takei expressed his wish that I'd “live long and prosper” and tossed in a nice “Oh, my!” for good measure during our conversation, I could feel my heart tingle a bit. Takei is so amicable that you immediately feel as though you’re receiving the confidences of an old friend.

But I wanted to know: Why exactly do we love Takei so much? Brokering “Star Peace” after William Shatner and Carrie Fisher began a "Star Trek" vs. "Star Wars" social media feud is just one feather in his cap.

Is he a geek hero? Fan Dorinda Paige says, "Amen to that!” FULL POST

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