Thursday, July 20, 2017

Unboxing June's Loot Crate: Alter Ego


June's Loot Crate theme, Alter Ego, tied in perfectly with the recently released Spider-Man: Homecoming film. Looter's were treated to a crate featuring Marvel, Transformers, DC Comics, and more. The box was both a hit and miss affair. While the all of the franchises were awesome, I didn't necessarily go gaga over every item.

First up in the crate was a mini-poster book from DC Comics. The book contained 40 removable posters featuring DC's New 52. These postcard sized pics are perfect for framing.

Next up was an Incredible Hulk-themed bowl for when you're hangry and need to feed the beast. The quality of the bowl isn't exactly the greatest (it's pretty thin), but it'll work for my morning bowl of Frosted Flakes.



This month's t-shirt and pin were definitely on point. The shirt features Optimus Prime transforming from semi to robot. The art was perfect and the color of the tee was also. Designed by Marcelo Matere, this is one of LC's best shirts to date. The pin was equally as cool with Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde. Both fit the theme of the box perfectly.

The digital loot came with two awesome DLC offerings. The first was "limited time exclusive" version of the Green Ranger V2 for Saban's Power Rangers: Legacy Wars mobile game. The second was comics from Valiant and Comixology.

The last and best part of the box was the exclusive Spider-Man Q-Fig variant. Made especially to coincide with the film's release, Looter's get another awesome Q-Fig for their ever-growing collection of exclusive figure's. The black and white Spidey is a "nod to his connection to the Daily Bugle..." It comes housed in a custom box designed to "mimic one of the many front pages of J. Jonah Jameson's newspaper dedicated to the web-slinger." Spidey is my all-time favorite character, making this box worth every penny for me.



Inside June's crate:

-Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde Pin (Loot Crate)
-Optimus Prime G1 T-Shirt (Loot Crate)
-Incredible Hulk Bowl (Vandor)
-DC Comics Poster Book (Insight Editions)
-Valiant Comics DLC (Valiant)
-Green Ranger V2 DLC (Saban)
-Spider-Man Q-Fig Variant (QMx)













Sunday, July 16, 2017

COMET TV Con Survival Pack Giveaway and The Godzilla Get Down!



GODZILLA GET DOWN has arrived! In one of our BIGGEST programming events ever, COMET will be airing two classic Godzilla movies back-to-back every single Saturday in July.  

Rodan (1956)  
Saturday, July 8 at 10P/9C  

Godzilla: King of Monsters (1956)  
Saturday, July 8 at MIDNIGHT/11C  

Mothra VS. Godzilla (1964)  
Saturday, July 15 at 10P/9C  

Ghidorrah: Three Headed Monster (1964)  
Saturday, July 15 at MIDNIGHT/11C  

Godzilla VS. Monster Zero (1964)  
Saturday, July 22 at 10P/9C  

Godzillas Revenge (All Monsters Attack) (1969)  
Saturday, July 22 at MIDNIGHT/11C  

Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)  
Saturday, July 29 at 10P/9C  

Gojira (1954)  
Saturday, July 29 at MIDNIGHT/11C

To celebrate the madness and fun of convention season, we've put together an awesome Con Survival Kit! It's the perfect thing to get you prepared to tackle any convention! Whether you're heading down to the madness of San Diego, checking out the Disney adventures in Anaheim, or just getting ready for the multitudes of conventions this summer our Con Survival Kit will get you prepared for anything.


The Con Survival Kit includes:  

1 Limited Edition Comet Cosplay Shirt - It doesn't matter if you dress up as an out of this world creature or just head down to your favorite convention in street attire, our limited edition Comet Cosplay shirt will help you make a statement.  

1 Comet 2GB USB Lanyard - You need something to hold your badge in place, heck it might have taken blood sweat and tears to get it! This isn't just an ordinary lanyard though, it's also a 2GB USB drive, perfect for holding music, photos and anything else you can fit on there!  

1 Collapsable Flexi Water Bottle - You know you're going to be practically parched running from panel to panel but fear not! We have the perfect flexi bottle to keep you safe and hydrated. Ah! It makes you feel better already doesn't it?  

2 Granola Bars - Look, we all need a little bit of a pick me up right? We have a couple bars to keep your inner Godzilla at bay and a smile on your face!

There are three ways to enter:

- Follow us on Instagram (@popgeekery), Twitter (@monkeyjedi), or here on the blog and let us know when you do!

-Share some of your favorite convention tips with us via Twitter, Instagram, on the blog, or you can e-mail us at geekhashblog@gmail.com!

-Let us know what your favorite Godzilla film is!

Contest starts on Sunday, July 16th and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 30th.

*Each household is only eligible to win one prize pack via blog reviews and giveaways. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

*COMET is sponsoring this giveaway and will be shipping the prize to the winner. No P.O. boxes. Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.

Friday, July 14, 2017

BOOM! Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Film Debut Exclusive Connecting War For The Planet Of The Apes #1 Variant Covers For San Diego Comic-Con




BOOM! Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Film are excited to unveil two exclusive WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES #1 interconnecting variant covers, available exclusively at Comic-Con International in San Diego (also known as San Diego Comic-Con, or SDCC), beginning Wednesday, July 19th, at the companies’ booths.   

The first exclusive cover, limited to a print run of 2,000 copies, will be available for FREE at the Fox booth (#4229) at SDCC, featuring Caesar, as played by Andy Serkis in the film. The second chase cover, strictly limited to only 500 copies, will be available for $10 at the BOOM! Studios booth (#2229), featuring The Colonel, as played by Woody Harrelson. The covers, which connect to form one image, are illustrated by Robert Sammelin (Planet of the Apes/Green Lantern).   

“War for the Planet of the Apes is one of the most anticipated films of the year and we’re excited to have our official prequel series launch alongside it,” said Filip Sablik, President of Publishing & Marketing, BOOM! Studios. “It’s even more exciting to team up with Fox at Comic-Con to deliver two limited-edition covers for the inaugural issue, forming one incredible image that no fan of these damn dirty apes will want to miss!”   

Written by David F. Walker (Tarzan on the Planet of the Apes) and illustrated by Jonas Scharf (Warlords of Appalachia), BOOM! Studios’ War for the Planet of the Apes comic series is an original story set between 20th Century Fox's films, 2014's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and the upcoming eponymous film. As Caesar and his apes recoup and recover after the Kubo-led attack on the human compound in San Francisco, the military begins moving in, setting the stage for the momentous war to come.   

War for the Planet of the Apes is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to a diverse group of original and licensed comic book series, including The Woods by James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas, Klaus by Grant Morrison and Dan Mora, Grass Kings by Matt Kindt and Tyler Jenkins, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, WWE, Sons of Anarchy, and Big Trouble in Little China.   

Print copies of War for the Planet of the Apes #1 are available for sale starting July 12th at local comic book shops (to find a shop near you, visit comicshoplocator.com) or through the BOOM! Studios webstore, and digital copies can be purchased from content providers including comiXology, Kindle, iTunes, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.   

War for the Planet of the Apes hits theaters on Friday, July 14th, starring Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Amiah Miller, Karin Konoval, Judy Greer, and Terry Notary.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Comet July Viewing Guide!


Godzilla Get Down has arrived! In one of our BIGGEST programming events ever, COMET will be airing two classic Godzilla movies back-to-back every single Saturday in July.   

Rodan (1956) 
Saturday, July 8 at 10P/9C   

Godzilla: King of Monsters (1956) 
Saturday, July 8 at MIDNIGHT/11C   

Mothra VS. Godzilla (1964) 
Saturday, July 15 at 10P/9C   

Ghidorrah: Three Headed Monster (1964) 
Saturday, July 15 at MIDNIGHT/11C   

Godzilla VS. Monster Zero (1964) 
Saturday, July 22 at 10P/9C   

Godzillas Revenge (All Monsters Attack) (1969) 
Saturday, July 22 at MIDNIGHT/11C   

Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975) 
Saturday, July 29 at 10P/9C   

Gojira (1954) 
Saturday, July 29 at MIDNIGHT/11C


Soylent Green (1973) 
Friday, July 14 at 8P/7C 
Saturday, July 15 at 8P/7C 
Sunday, July 23 at 4P/3C 
Friday, July 28 at 10P/9C    

Marooned (1969) 
Friday, July 7 at 8P/7C 
Saturday, July 8 at 7P/6C 
Sunday, July 16 at 4P/3C 
Monday, July 24 at 6P/5C   

Rain of Fire (AKA Holocaust 2000) (1977) 
Friday, July 21 at 8P/7C 
Saturday, July 22 at 8P/7C 
Wednesday, July 26 at 6P/5C 
Sunday, July 30 at 4P/3C   

Sometimes They Come Back (1991) 
Friday, July 28 at 8P/7C 
Saturday, July 29 at 8P/7C 
Sunday, July 30, at 2P/1C


Everybody knows Doctor Who has been a staple of British television for over 50 years, but few know the good doctor actually had a brief career on the silver screen, too. COMET is bringing back these forgotten curiosities — 1965’s Dr. Who and the Daleks and its 1966 sequel, Daleks’ Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. — with back-to-back airings on… 

Saturday, July 8 
Tuesday, July 11  
and Thursday, July 27.  

Unless of course you have a TARDIS, in which case you can watch them right now!   

Dr. Who and The Daleks (1965) 
Saturday, July 8 at 2P/1C 
Tuesday, July 11 at 4P/3C 
Thursday, July 27 at 4P/3C   

Dr. Who: Daleks’ Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. (1966) 
Saturday, July 8 at 4P/3C 
Tuesday, July 11 at 6P/5C 
Thursday, July 27 at 6P/5C

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Unboxing June's Marvel Collector Corps: Spider-Man: Homecoming


With Spidey swinging into theaters with his first official MCU film, Marvel Collector Corps' theme for June was "Spider-Man: Homecoming." I'm a HUGE Spider-Man fan, so ordering this box was a no-brainer. That being said, my expectations for this one were pretty high. Unfortunately, this box didn't deliver for me. It's not that the quality was lacking, more the fact that what was included in the box was less than amazing (yeah, I went there).

First up in the box were the patch and pin. These were actually pretty awesome. The pin features Spidey's web shooter hologram and the patch of The Vulture was really well done. Both of them found a place on my backpack.

Next up was Peter Parker: Spectacular Spider-Man #1. This issue, like all MCC comics, comes with an alternate POP!-inspired variant cover. This one featured Spider-Man and Vulture.

The T-shirt included was a "Midtown School of Science and Technology" logo tee. While I like the tee as a Spider-Man fan, this one was a bit of a letdown. The neatest part of Funko's boxes is that all of the items are supposed to be exclusives. Unfortunately, you can find the same version of this shirt at stores like Hot Topic. They're not made by Funko, but they are the same.



Finally, we get to the figures. There were two Mystery Mini's and a POP! figure included this month. There were four possible Mystery Mini's (Spider-Man, Homemade Suit Spider-Man, The Vulture, and Shocker). This box contained Spider-Man and Shocker.

The POP! figure was by far the best part of the box. This one was Spider-Man with his web wings. It's not the most exciting figure (I was hoping for a Spidey swinging on a web), but it's a nice variant to have.



Inside this month's MCC:

-Vulture Patch
-Spider-Man Web Shooter Hologram Pin
-Shocker Mystery Mini
-Spider-Man Mystery Mini
-Midtown School T-shirt
-Peter Parker #1 Variant Cover
-Spider-Man with Web Wings Pop! Figure

















Friday, June 30, 2017

First Ever ID10T Festival Wrap-up


The ID10T Festival made its big splashy  debut at the Shoreline Amphitheater this past weekend. The two day festival is the brain-child of creator Chris Hardwick, best known as 1/3 of the popular Nerdist Podcast and host of The Talking Dead. ID10T, unlike other summer festivals, brings together the comedy, music, comics, EDM, and television worlds. They all meshed together beautifully in a big, fun celebration of all the things we here at Geek Hash love.

The Festival kicked off with a Mystery Science Theatre 3000 panel moderated by Wil Wheaton. The panels continued throughout the weekend with Con Man, The Magicians, Stan Against Evil, Futurama, Animaniacs Live!, Portlandia, Harmontown, and a live Nerdist Podcast. The television panels, along with the Artists Alley, comic book panels, cosplay, and vendor booths gave the festival a fun comic convention vibe.

The Monster Energy Comedy Tent offered a line-up of comedy superstars. Some of the featured comedians were Demetri Martin, Matt Braunger, Nikki Glaser, and Jonah Ray. Chris Hardwick also surprised with a set during the festival. The Comedy Tent had such a big turnout that next year they'll hopefully be able to expand to accommodate a bigger audience.

Con Man panel

The Mad Decent Dance Tent boasted some big names including Madeon, Troyboi, Party Favor, and more. Once the music started, fans flooded the dance floor and it quickly spilled outside of the tent. Speaking to some of the attendees, quite a few of them were there mainly for the Dance Tent. It was awesome to see them dancing alongside families and Stormtroopers and other cosplayers.

On the Shoreline Main Stage, festival-goers were treated to an amazing line-up of musicians over the weekend. Weezer closed out the first night of the festival to a huge crowd. Also in attendance were Lord Huron, OK Go, and Animal Collective. The biggest discovery of the fest for me has been Tank and the Bangas. The super group, winners of NPR's 2017 Tiny Desk Contest, have been in constant rotation on my playlist since learning of them.

Nerdist Podcast Live
The festival drew thousands over the weekend and was a resounding success. There really is nothing like it in the Bay Area. Speaking to attendees, they were excited to have a festival that was so diverse; they were able to get their pop-culture fix, their music fix, their comedy fix and more all in one place. All of them said that they would gladly attend next year. If the first year was any indication, the organizers should plan on expanding the festival to accommodate more attendees next year. We are definitely looking forward to covering ID10T for years to come!

Power Rangers movie costumes

The Magicians cast

Monday, June 26, 2017

BOOM! Studios and Cartoon Network Enterprises Announce 'Adventure Time/Regular Show' Crossover Comic Book Series


BOOM! Studios and Cartoon Network Enterprises announce ADVENTURE TIME/REGULAR SHOW, a comic crossover adventure that’s anything but regular. The six-issue limited series launches in August and will bring together the casts of the two hit Cartoon Network series into one story.   

When a powerful new villain threatens to conquer Adventure Time’s Land of Ooo, Princess Bubblegum sends Finn and Jake on a desperate quest to find The Power that can save the land—a power that Skips from Regular Show just happens to be hiding! Finn and Jake’s arrival only exacerbates an existing tension between Mordecai and Rigby, and the trip back to Ooo threatens to tear two sets of bros apart… forever.   

Written by Conor McCreery (Kill Shakespeare) and illustrated by Mattia Di Meo (Uncle Grandpa), Adventure Time/Regular Show marks the first-ever crossover between the two properties, a fact that’s not lost on the creative team. 



“When you get the opportunity to put your little flag into the surface of not one, but two of the greatest story worlds in recent history, you gotta say yes!” exclaims McCreery. “I'm excited, terrified, tickled, and tormented by all the amazing characters and storylines that could go into this crazy thing. Adventure Time and Regular Show are special to me because of the combination of out-of-left-field humor and really deep emotion. I'm going to try to honor those twin engines as best I can with a story that has a LOT of weird stuff, a whack of battles, a few tears, and at least one incidence of Ice King being a patoot."   

“Being a super-fan of Adventure Time and Regular Show, this is really like a dream for me,” adds Di Meo. “I know it sounds kinda weird, but it feels just like being in love for the first time—that peculiar mixture of deep enthusiasm, and deafening emotion. Jokes aside, I want to deliver that special magic that those series always had for me. That sense of fun, adventure with that special levity that made all those stories special for me."   



Through its award-winning all-ages imprint KaBOOM!, BOOM! Studios began publishing Adventure Time comics in 2012 and Regular Show comics the following year. Both comic series went on to break sales records for all-ages comic publishing. From the mind of series creator Pendleton Ward, the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning Adventure Time follows the unlikely heroes Finn and Jake, best buddies who traverse the mystical Land of Ooo and encounter its colorful inhabitants—and always find themselves in the middle of heart-pounding escapades. Created by J.G. Quintel, Regular Show chronicles the adventures of Mordecai, a blue jay, and Rigby, a raccoon, a couple of best bros in their 20s who work as groundskeepers at a local park—but would rather chill out for a bit.   

“It’s almost silly that we haven’t had this crossover yet,” remarks Whitney Leopard, Editor. “Adventure Time and Regular Show are both incredible series with a great cast of characters that work amazingly together. Conor and Mattia bring both worlds together in such a fun and way, you’re not going to want to miss it!”   

Adventure Time/Regular Show #1 features a connecting main cover by Phil Murphy (both covers will ship in a 50/50 intermix), a subscription cover by Jorge Corona that pays homage to an Avengers vs. X-Men #1 cover, and a mash-up homage cover by Dustin Nguyen, featuring Mordecai and Rigby emulating the Adventure Time title card.   



Print copies of Adventure Time/Regular Show #1 will be available for sale at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Webstore in August. Digital copies will be available to purchase on digital book marketplaces, including ComiXology and the BOOM! Studios app.   

Adventure Time/Regular Show is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ critically acclaimed KaBOOM! imprint, publisher of world-class licensed series such as Steven Universe, Over the Garden Wall, Peanuts, and Garfield, along with original series like Brave Chef Brianna by Sam Sykes and Selina Espiritu, and The Deep by Tom Taylor and James Brouwer.