Zombies Invade Petoskey Michigan

A group of zombie gathered today in downtown Petoskey, Michigan to celebrate the anniversary of the first zombie film “White Zombie” which was released on August 4th, 1932.  For more information about future events visit https://www.facebook.com/Petoskeyzombiewalk

 

Loot Crate for October is FEARful

 

 

The Loot Crate for October was themed FEAR and it was spooktastic.  Crate included a exclusive cover for The Walking Dead #132,  a pen Sledge Saw from Capcom’s Dead Rising 3,  skull shirt, “Oh Brother” Walking Dead print, the book How to Survive a Sharknado, toxic candy, and other goodies.  For more information getting a subscription with the best monthly geek swag service visit the following link. LOOT CRATE
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Read These New Comics for 4/23

Pick of the Week

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Original Sin #0 by Marvel Comics

IT’S THE PROLOGUE TO THE BIGGEST MARVEL SERIES OF THE SUMMER! WHO IS THE WATCHER? That’s what Nova is wondering after his latest brush with the moon-dwelling enigma he’s encountered before! But what he discovers will have a profound effect on the young hero, as well as priming the pump for the most cataclysmic event in Marvel history! WHAT DID HE SEE?

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Ash and the Army of Darkness #6 by Dynamite Studios

A new adventure awaits Ash in the Dark Wood as he tries to find Evil Sheila and the Book of the Dead. But Sheila is too busy trying to resurrect a new undead husband to bother with Ash

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Danger Girl Mayday #1 by IDW Publishing

An all-new cast of sinister characters! Secrets from Deuce’s past! And the shocking return of the deadliest (and sexiest!) Danger Girl villain of all-time! Fans of the original and best-selling Danger Girl series CAN’T MISS what’s sure to be the wildest adventure of the year! Plus… a mysterious Major lurks in the wings!e!

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Game Of Thrones #20 by Dynamite Entertainment

Battle is joined at the Trident, with Tyrion Lannister in the vanguard-placed there by a father determined to rid himself of an embarrassment. But the fortunes of war are not so easily manipulated, as Lord Tywin is about to learn, to his great regret… and even greater rage. For in a brilliant tactical move, the host of young Robb Stark has descended upon the army of Jaime Lannister outside the besieged gates of Riverrun, and has won a great victory… and a prize that might end the war before it has fairly begun.

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Guardians of the Galaxy #14 by Marvel Comics

100th issue ANIVERSARY CELEBRATION!

45 years in the making! It’s finally here!!! The 100th issue of Guardians of the Galaxy! (Okay it’s actually the 101st, but we had an X-Men crossover to get through! Sheesh!)

It’s an all-star celebration of the most popular super team of 2014 as cosmic captain Brian Michael Bendis welcomes Nick Bradshaw (WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN) to the team!

As the GOTG gets ready for new members VENOM and CAPTAIN MARVEL, there are unexpected dangers that promise to tear the team to its core.

Plus in this special double sized anniversary issue… two special back up stories by former GOTG writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning!

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Red Lanterns #30 by DC Comics

Guy Gardner’s got a missing comrade, a red-ring-wielding Supergirl, and a deeply pissed-off Atrocitus to deal with! The last thing he needs is another new Red Lantern – especially when this one may be the deadliest Red to ever wear the ring! But whose side will this new Lantern join? And will Rankorr survive his close encounter with Atrocitus and Dex-Starr?

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Sovereign #2 by Image Comics

An emperor lays dead, with no successor named for his vacated throne. Visitors from a distant land discover that there is more in the world than their philosophies know. And three masked outcasts come bearing word of a coming apocalypse…

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Walking Dead #126 by Image Comics

‘ALL OUT WAR,’ Conclusion
This changes everything.

Return of The Walking Dead, Worth the Wait?

AMC and The Walking Dead over the past few weeks have been stirring up some huge buzz in hopes to grab all the viewers they could for this past Sunday’s return; one question was it worth the cost?

This past Sunday’s episode was filled with zombies, rebellion, cussing, sleeping, and the all shocking chocolate pudding. I have no problem with episodes zooming in on a few characters and really telling a story, however I do find it lacking when that story is as basic as a childhood rebellion.

So here’s my list most favorite and least for The Walking Dead: After

1-      Michonne returning to prison was the most telling of just how attached she has become to this small group of survivors.

2-      The Hershel head, oh the Hershel head! I loved zombie Hershel, I know not everyone is a fan but it reinforces the actual danger of this infection! All those precautions and Hershel’s own beliefs did not stop the inevitable. No one is safe and no one can rest in peace.

3-      “Carl come the f*** on!” I must have said this a thousand times, why walk at least twenty yards in front of your injured father there is just SO MUCH danger there! *I don’t care how angry you are deal with it later!!!! I will come back to this!

4-      The gun shot in the diner for the Walker Joe Sr. I’m assuming, since when did gunshots not bring walkers? Also talk about a lack of caution on Carl’s part.

5-      I understand breaking into a home for shelter however I do not understand why they couldn’t attempt a break in that didn’t involve breaking the door frame. I again bring to the table the issue of noise attracting walkers. ** I’ll come back to this as well.

6-      Finally Carl’s stupidity catches up to him while he is screaming for Rick to wake up, walkers at the door. As viewers we don’t get to see how many are scratching at the door before Carl walks outside, so for argument’s sake let’s assume he peeked out to see. Who told Carl walking backwards to lure zombies away was a good idea? Who said luring them away was a good idea?

7-      Where in the hell were all the damn zombies that heard the gunshots after Carl shot his gun maybe a total of 7 times in one day? I wouldn’t bring this up if they didn’t make such a point of showing us just how f***ing quiet it was while Carl was snacking on the chocolate pudding!

8-      Michonne’s nightmare daymare zombimare was so absolutely perfect! The small details between showing her intelligence, life before, and composure to how she had to deal with it was apparently exactly what I wanted. Her question of, “Who’s going to open the wine?” says she fought to not give up what she had before.

9-      Personal walker herds apparently just show up if you have two pets, that’s something to think about. Also how the hell did not one of those zombies notice she was alive?!?!?!

10-   End of show still no walkers heading towards the neighborhood where gunshots were fired! Guess everyone should just move into that neighborhood! *eyeroll*

*Carl is such a little jerk, had the zombie apocalypse not happened I would like to think he would be in trouble every day at school. Seriously, if your dad’s is f***ed up and can barely walk you should probably assist him not walk twenty yards in front of him and not turn when he calls out. Rick could have had a zombie snacking on him and Carl would never have known! Damn it Carl would you listen for five minutes and stay in the house!

**It has been established more than once that zombies can notice out of the norm actions and noises such as gun shots or helicopters. How is it possible that not one coming plodding along when Carl is bustin’ caps in heads all day?

For me it was worth the wait for this episode even with the plot holes if only for the something to watch on Sunday!

On a side note if you did not watch The Talking Dead on Sunday you missed out, it was awesome! If you didn’t know just who brilliant Danai Gurira she will blow you away with both her brain and her beauty, she is a stunning woman! Seriously I kept saying, “I can’t get over just how beautiful she is.” I’ll say it I have a girl crush! J

Preview for this week’s episode below.

The Gift of Gifting: Part 1

First installment of our geeky holiday gift guide.

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Doctor Who: Series 1-7 Limited Edition Blu-ray Giftset

Available at Best Buy and Amazon for $299.99.  Set includes Series 1-7 which is both Russell T Davies and Stephen Moffats series. Series features 9th Doctor Christopher Eccelston, 10th Doctor David Tennant, and 11th Doctor Matt Smith.   Collection also includes remote sonic screwdrivers, comic book, and Doctor lithographs.

MLMWD001lgAMC® The Walking Dead® Officially Licensed Michonne’s Katana with Display Stand

Michonne katana from The Walking Dead. This katana is a licensed replica of Michonne’s sword. It is crafted with traditional Japanese sword making techniques and is hand-forged from 1045 high-carbon steel. The handle is wrapped in genuine ray skin and leather. Don’t be fooled by the imitators. This is a limited edition sword and only 5,000 pieces will be made.  Comes complete with a Certificate of Authenticity. Fight the Dead. Fear the Living! Priced from $220-280.

Various Funko POP! figures

Funko’s POP! figures are some of the hottest items this year.  They keep adding more and more pop culture collections.  Jump over to our friends at JMD Retail to purchase these and many others.

The Walking Dead Season 4, Loose Threads

At this point we can say that our little group of survivors have adapted pretty well to the zombie apocalypse. We have a great little farm, piglets, showers, story time (knife class), and a general council; all the makings for a community.

However I have beef with this new season already!

1-      It has been made a point in the show by now that having pet walkers can camouflage you from hungry dead. Why in the hell has the prison group not chopped off walker arms and jaws and tied up said walkers on the perimeter of the woods to disguise the living?

2-      Why is no one consistently making arrows so that those keeping watch can pick off walkers? Think about it taking down a walker 100 yards from the fence is one less walker pressing against said fence.

3-      Why in the world are they having breakfast outside? Do they just want to tease the walkers? “Hey look at us eating keeping ourselves fat and sassy for you!” So stupid!

4-      Violet the pig is sick and no one ever thinks to ask Herschel the veterinarian to take a look at her?

5-      I understand story time for children just as must as the next person but survival class is MUCH more important! “Please don’t tell your father.” No tell your father, if he has an issue with I’ll give him what’s up!

6-      Naming walkers (yeah I get the product placement) either way getting out and calling to the walkers stupid move, do it again and I’m tossing you over the fence!

7-      Remember Clara the creepy chick who looked like a zombie? Yeah I wouldn’t have followed her to her camp, who really would have? No person in their right mind would send out a twig of a person to get food so obviously something is up there.

8-      Whatever Rick went to Camp Creepy with Clara, not one of his best moves, and watches this chick commit suicide samurai style; staying until her final breath he walks away leaving her to turn. I hope she come back to the prison and chomps someone!

9-      Rick sees the dead pig and WALKS AWAY?!?!?!?! WHAT?!?!?! NO!

10-     Finally, everyone sleeps in cells with the doors open, um no thank you! It’s just Andrew and I and we sleep with our bedroom door closed, no why during a zombie apocalypse are we sleeping with the door open, they all deserve to lose sleep now!