I had some things on my mind that I felt the need to share regarding the way we, as pop culture fans, handle changes to franchises and characters we love. I hope you enjoy this impromptu rant. I’d love to know what you think, too! Let me know on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mrdaveclements Thanks for listening.
Two companies stand at the forefront of comics book publishing. While this is common knowledge, a good majority of readers may not have experienced the seminal issues that laid so much of the groundwork for what would come in the 80+ years that were to follow. This time on The Cape Gauntlet we’ll be going … Continue reading The Golden Age: Action Comics #1 & Marvel Comics #1
As we enter the Christmas season, it was only fitting to review some of my favorite heist movies. It is the biggest time of year for consumerism, so why not celebrate like this!? For my first installment of Heistmas, I’m talking about Ocean’s Eleven, which will always hold a special place in my thief-movie-loving heart. … Continue reading Ocean’s Eleven (2001) – Heistmas
With the recent release of El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie on Netflix, I decided it was time to share my impression of Breaking Bad as whole, with a brief overview of the show, touching on Better Call Saul, and a short piece on El Camino itself.
Welcome to the beginning of The Cape Gauntlet‘s journey into the history of comic books. In this debut episode, we’re taking a look at the “Golden Age” of comics, which laid the groundwork for the super hero stories generations would come to know and love. We begin our story with Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. … Continue reading The Golden Age: An Introduction
Golden. Silver. Bronze. Modern. All of these are eras in comic book history that had their own stories to tell and over the course of the last 80 years, there have been hundreds of thousands of issues published between the main two publishing companies – Marvel Comics and DC Comics – alone. They have pushed … Continue reading The Cape Gauntlet (Trailer)
It only took $72 billion dollars to bring the X-Men and Fantastic Four rights to Disney. So what’s next and what could the impact be on Disney’s new intellectual properties?
Season 6 of GEEK THIS! officially starts, comic writer Tom Taylor shuts down some Captain Marvel haters, and I share my newest ideology about geek culture.
POTENTIAL SPOILER WARNING! For the first time in the history of the podcast, I’m breaking down a trailer! Back in April, Thanos snapped his fingers at the end of Infinity War and removed half of everything. Since then, we’ve all been wondering what will happen in the next chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. A … Continue reading Trailer Reaction – Avengers: Endgame
Stan Lee passed away on November 12, 2018, due to cardiac arrest triggered by respiratory and congestive heart failure. He was an icon in the comic book industry. He co-created some of the most popular characters alongside the likes of Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, and so many other artists. Sadly, his life ended in turmoil. … Continue reading The Final Excelsior: Remembering Stan Lee
Chucky the Doll terrified me on multiple levels as a kid, so it took a lot of psyching myself up in order to watch Child’s Play. I have to say that I’m very glad I did, because I overcame my fear and laughed at myself in the process. Also, in this episode, I share the … Continue reading Child’s Play (1988)
David Hunt returns, along with Michael Myers, as we chat about the 2004 modern zombie classic, Shaun of the Dead. After that, we jump into a conversation about our recent Halloween double-feature! Every time David is on the show, it’s a fun time for me. Hopefully it’s the same for you, too! If you want … Continue reading Shaun of the Dead (2004) & Halloween (2018)
DC Comics has given us a horror-inspired 80-page giant in Cursed Comics Cavalcade #1. Since it’s October, I figured it’s only appropriate to talk about it! Also, I’ve brought back the Pull List segment back. If you’d like to check out my pull list, you can see it below, as well as following me over at … Continue reading Cursed Comics Cavalcade #1
Huluween, if you’re oblivious, is Hulu’s month-long Halloween celebration. They have loads of featured horror films and TV shows plastered to the front of the website and their apps. In addition to this, they’re showcasing eight independent short films. Those are going to be what I’m covering today. If you’d like to watch these before … Continue reading Huluween Film Fest (2018)
It’s October, the podcast is back, and it’s that time of the year where we all just want something spooky to watch. This week, I’m starting off the season right by talking a little about a show from my childhood – and possibly yours – Are You Afraid of the Dark. I hope you enjoy … Continue reading Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1990)
This week, I’m jumping all into my newfound fascination for role-playing games with a special release of the pilot episode of RPG with Me, a new podcast I’m doing with my daughters. I hope you enjoy it!
It’s the week after San Diego Comic-Con and we’ve got trailers! Why not spend the entire episode giving my initial reactions?!
A BTS look at the show as we continue to celebrate 100 episodes.
You’ll never know how grateful I am that you listen. Thank you all so very much for 100 episodes! There’s still more to come!
It’s one of the biggest video games out there right now: Fortnite. I talk about my experience with the game and the following news stories in this week’s episode.
It’s another hard-hitting episode as I give my opinion on the recent news surrounding Chris Hardwick and Chloe Dykstra, as well as share the way the writers of Infinity War would fix the DCEU.
Geoff Johns steps down as DC Comics Chief Creative Officer and I end the episode with a discussion about the serious issue of depression.
GEEK THIS! is back from a short hiatus! The Toys That Made us could easily be marketed solely to collectors, but for me, there was a little bit of nostalgia, even with the good amount of toys that I never played with. I’m a fan of history, documentaries, and pop culture, so the series hit … Continue reading The Toys That Made Us (2017)
Yes, the show is on hiatus for another week or so, but we absolutely had to get together and talk about Deadpool 2! David Hunt and Mike Kostrewa return for the discussion, which has a very brief non-spoiler section before we dive in head-long.
This week we re-assembled our personal team of Avengers to talk about Infinity War. It’s a longer episode (with some audio glitches, sorry) featuring David Hunt and Mike Kostrewa back behind the microphones again. We definitely enjoyed the movie and had a great time talking about it.
In the last two episodes, I’ve been sharing pieces of lore surrounding Avengers: Infinity War, which is the culmination of 10 years and 18 films within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Today, in the third and final part of my Road to Infinity War series, I’m going to dig into the history of the Mad Titan, … Continue reading The Mad Titan – Road to Infinity War
The Infinity Gems power the Infinity Gauntlet and as you might expect, they’ve have switched hands a time or two. The real question, though, is “Where did they come from?”
The Infinity Gauntlet has had an interesting existence since it debuted in 1990. We’ve seen Thanos wearing it in the Infinity War trailer but that doesn’t mean someone else won’t get their hand into it. We’ll have to see.
Stan Lee gets his blood stolen, Antonio Banderas becomes an X-Man, and Thanos demands your silence!
The upcoming X-Men movies continue to get shuffled, a Han Solo keeps the drama coming, and Pacific Rim might just be crossing over with Godzilla and friends.
Take a trip back to the 1800’s as I review the animated adaptation of the original Elseworlds story, Gotham By Gaslight, in this shorter episode.
Wolverine finally joins podcasting, DC goes even darker, and Nicolas Cage is finally Superman!
An astronaut named Gary and his planet-destroying sidekick called Mooncake embark on serialized journeys through space in order to unlock the mystery of where the universe actually ends and if it actually does exist.
Black Panther has been a huge box office success and we’ve seen it twice. Let’s talk about it.
Netflix’s new show, Altered Carbon, is based on a 2002 book by Richard Morgan. The story is set in a dystopian world that feels similar to the cyberpunk style we see in Blade Runner.
This past weekend millions of people chose to watch two sports teams duke it out in hopes to take home some jewelry. I personally don’t pay any attention to sports of any kind, but I do know that the first Sunday in February means it’s time to watch some commercials. For the first time ever … Continue reading Trailers from Big Game LII
Jerry Seinfeld is a household name thanks to his TV show, Seinfeld, that ran from 1989-1998 on NBC. Oddly enough, he didn’t really do a lot of well-known work outside of his stand-up career and guest appearances. And then came Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee in 2012.
My loathing for DC Comics has been brought up a couple of times with friends and I’ve never truly been able to explain why I might hate them. So, on this episode I want to explain my point of view and how I’m going to remedy the issue.
Today I’m covering Paper Girls by Brian K Vaughan. This series (which is still ongoing at the time of this recording) debuted in October 2015, so I am absolutely late to the party here and I’m so sorry that I am.
Back in episode 59 I gave my initial impression of YouTube’s premium “YouTube Red” service. Overall, I wasn’t impressed, but after a year and 20 episodes – and getting access to a new 3-month trial – I wanted to revisit the service and see what had changed and if it would become a regular part … Continue reading Revisiting YouTube Red
NBC’s Hannibal is available on Amazon Prime Video and made quite the impact on Dave.
Last week on the show I shared a list of 12 pieces of entertainment I want to experience next year. This week I want to reflect on 2017 and share some info with you about the show.
Forget New Year resolutions! I’m going to be tackling a list of 12 things to experience in 2018.
In the latest installment of the DCEU, Zack Snyder brings Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg together to take down Steppenwolf before he can bring an end to human civilization.
As much as I like Thor, the movies simply weren’t clicking for me. Then I saw the first trailer for Ragnarok.
What secret connection do both Batman and The Joker share with a strange and mysterious young girl? After she’s kidnapped by The Joker, Batman must plunge deep into the underworld of Gotham City and race against time to find out where she’s being held. The stakes are high, and for Batman, it’s personal!
I’ve been following JR Forasteros around the internet for the last few years, impressed with his knowledge of geek culture, as well as the way he pastors his church in Rowlett, TX. When he asked me to talk about his new book, Empathy for the Devil, on the show, I absolutely had to say yes!
In the past, International Podcast Day episodes were a list of my favorite podcasts. This year I wanted to take a different approach and talk about what podcasting is and how you can start your own.
The two-part series for It continues with Dave’s discussion on the 1990 television mini-series and the recent reboot.
Derry is a town in Maine that holds an evil that reappears every 27 years. In this episode, we start at the beginning of it all.
Surprise! Another bonus episode! This time, Dave digs into anime via the new Netflix film, Death Note, which is an adaption of a well-received anime and manga of the same name. He also shares how his opinion changed after watching the first couple episodes of the anime.
Dave’s love for podcasts started around late 2010, but it doesn’t come close to the love the people in The Messengers: A Podcast Documentary have for the industry. Watch the film to get a better understanding of the people behind the microphone… or listen to Dave talk about his reaction to it.
If you’re a typical moviegoer in the US, you’ve absolutely seen a “green band” trailer. On occasion, you may have even seen a “red band” trailer. What are these bands, what do they mean, and are they all created equal?
Okay, so we didn’t get to go to San Diego Comic-Con, but Dave did watch some things on the internet. That counts, right?!
In this shorter episode, Dave flies solo and shares a comic, a TV show, and some technology that might just make your ears perk.
After 17 years, Hugh Jackman takes his final stand as Logan in the film directed by James Mangold. In this episode of Geek This!, Dave chats about things he liked in the film and his thoughts on Logan: Noir – a special black and white edition.
We look back at the 1996 crossover event, DC Comics VS Marvel Comics, wherein DC heroes and villains battle Marvel heroes and villains to see which universe should survive!
When one of our beloved comic characters dies in a story, we’re supposed to be surprised and shocked and saddened. Usually, though, we all say the same thing, “I give it six months and they’re back from the dead.” As true as that is, there have been some deaths in Marvel and DC Comics that … Continue reading Superhero Deaths
YouTube launched its YouTube Red service in October 2015. Over a year later, Dave talks about whether the content provided is worth the $10 you’ll be spending each month. He also talks about some of his favorite programming, why there will not be sponsors on Geek This, and what is to come for the 2017 … Continue reading Is YouTube Red Worth It?
Dusting off the microphone (for the millionth time it seems), Dave pops in to share 5 of his favorite podcasts from 2016 as part of International Podcast Day and shares some behind-the-scenes info on the status of the show. EPISODE LINKS CONNECT WITH US Facebook Twitter SUBSCRIBE iTunes RSS/Android More platform links coming soon.
ISMAHAWK launched a Kickstarter for their Nightwing: The Series fan film in 2014 with the intention of only being a 3-part miniseries on YouTube. After being fully funded at $20,000, they moved to a 5-part series. In this episode, Dave sits down to review the entire series. Does the first Robin succeed without his Dark … Continue reading Nightwing: The Series (2014)
It’s been a long-awaited film, yet critics are tearing it to pieces. Is the new Batman v Superman film really that bad or can it be redeemed? Dave, David, Mike, and Adam look at what Zack Snyder & Co brought to the silver screen to determine if this movie can, indeed, launch the Justice League … Continue reading Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
This episode was originally the pilot episode for another podcast called Tooned In that Dave started with his daughter in 2015. They talk about A Pup Named Scooby-Doo from the eyes of a kid born more than 20 years after its debut. What did she think?
Take an iPad, go to a restaurant and hit record without telling anyone. What do you get? This episode.
We celebrate the new Star Wars flick and the return of our friend Adam McDorman in this episode. How did JJ Abrams do at the helm of such a popular and well-loved franchise? Is Jar Jar Binks the father of one of the main characters? All of this and more in episode 53 of Geek … Continue reading Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
In spite of gremlins attacking Dave’s computer and our recording set up, we talked about what we’re looking for in 2016 and what we enjoyed from 2015!
The Christmas Devil. The Shadow of Santa Claus. Krampus. No matter what you call the cloven-hoofed creature that has haunted Christmas for ages, he is the subject of a new film starring Adam Scott, Toni Collette and David Koechner bearing his name. In this episode, Dave and Mike give their opinion of the movie, how … Continue reading Krampus (2015)
We’re celebrating podcasts in our 50th episode! Yay! Dave shares 10 of his favorite shows, gives you a three-part edition of Recommends, and has an announcement to make. Are you ready? Dive in!
Geek This! returns with a combo episode: a Bad Movie review of Zombeavers and a re-cap of GenCon 2015. Wendie (Dave’s wife) returns as a co-host – and to reel in Dave’s bad jokes.
The heinous villain, Work Lord, struck the hosts of Geek This! last year and held them captive, unable to record any conversations about geek culture. Luckily, they found a way out of the prison and made this episode!
The gang of geeks (Dave, David, and Mike) return all riled up with a small chat about Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well as DC Comics’ film schedule.
Marvel dominated the end of October by releasing trailers for Avengers: Age of Ultron and Agent Carter, along with the mind-blowing release of the MCU’s Phase 3 line-up. Dave discusses the news and shares his own thoughts on each story. CONNECT WITH US Geek This! [wp-svg-icons icon=”facebook” wrap=”i” size=”22px” link=http://facebook.com/geekthispodcast] [wp-svg-icons icon=”twitter” wrap=”i” size=”22px” link=http://twitter.com/geekthispodcast] [wp-svg-icons icon=”youtube” … Continue reading Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase 3
David and Dave hop into the time machine and travel back to the 1990s to talk about some of our favorite toys. We even give props to a local store, Kokomo Toys & Collectibles. What was your favorite toy from your childhood? Here’s a playlist of some 90s commercials, too. Enjoy! CONNECT WITH US Geek This! … Continue reading Toys from the Nineties
David and Dave remember the late Robin Williams with their own Top 5 lists of their favorite flicks.
Note: Some of the content and themes discussed in this episode are not family-friendly, so we advise that you keep your earbuds in. Mike and Dave come together and chat about the Netflix Original Series, Orange Is The New Black. They also discuss whether you should watch it, how you should watch it and how … Continue reading Orange Is The New Black – Season 1 (ft Mike Kostrewa)
Climb into the musty, dusty vault of Geek This! as we explore an unreleased episode of the podcast.
Hey! A new Bad Movie review! This time, Dave rambles and blathers on about the film, Transmorphers, which is produced by The Asylum. Bad graphics, bad writing, and the uncomfortable sexual overtones. Why, oh why, did he watch this? For you. Enjoy!
Although Mike is away practicing for his upcoming performance in The Producers, Dave and David sat down with first-time guest Matt Brown to chat about The Dark Knight Rises, Christopher Nolan’s closing chapter in his take on the Batman universe. What was good? What was bad? How many times do the guys make fun of … Continue reading The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Daniel Butcher of Welcome to Level 7 joins Dave to write a love letter to their favorite mercenary. They discuss whether Wade Wilson is an idiot or if he’s using sarcasm for something deeper. Also in this episode, a discussion about the Guinness Record-holding wedding issue.
We dive back into the world of Batman with Christopher Nolan’s second film in the highly-acclaimed Dark Knight Trilogy. With memorable performances by the entire cast, including a stellar performance by Heath Ledger as The Joker, this very well could be the best Batman film to date.
Part 7 in our BATMAN ON FILM series.
We travel back to our youth with guest hosts Adam McDorman and Mike Kostrewa to discuss our personal histories in video games. What were our first systems? Have we caught up with the times? Find out in this episode!
Hosts from The Sci-Fi Christian and Welcome to Level 7 have jumped into the Geek This! universe and taken over our feed! They discuss “The LEGO Movie” and why you should see it, regardless of whether they think it’s awesome. (See what we did there?)
In this episode of Geek This!, Mikey “Fizz” Fissel and his crew from Reel World Theology take over the show!
In this episode of Geek This!, David goes rogue with a review of the Guardians of the Galaxy trailer and the LEGO Marvel video game!
The second entry in our continuing Bad Movie Minisode series is Sharknado, a film that released in the summer of 2013 and took the internet by storm. Dave sat down for an hour and a half to brave his fear of sharks and see what all the rage was.
We took a break from the standard format of the show and brought on a couple of special guests to talk to Dave about their favorite Disney and Pixar films.
As part of the Crossover Nexus Initiative, we welcome Steve MacDonald (Strangers and Aliens) onto the show to discuss a topic of his choosing: the 1943 Batman serials.
There are a slew of new films coming out in 2014, so we went through and named our Top 5 most-anticipated. We also discussed movies we were not looking forward to.
We’ve returned from our very brief hiatus with some news! We also announce the winners of our Variant Giveaway!
After 25 episodes we’re calling it quits… for the year, at least. We’re taking a short break until January 2014 to mull over ideas for new content in order to bring our best to the podcast.
Let me say from the beginning that this was all Ben Avery’s fault. He encouraged it! I was just trying to be a nice guy! No matter. I braved the film called Catwoman… and it reminded me why I hate cats.
At last, we have finally reached the film dedicated to icey one-liners, rubber nipples, and bright colors. Join us as we review Joel Schumaker’s second attempt at a Batman flick: BATMAN & ROBIN.
Our friend Adam McDorman came back to our hometown of Kokomo, Indiana, and joined us in our discussion of Joel Schumaker’s takeover of the Batman franchise. What did we think of Batman Forever? You’ll have to listen to find out!
Tim Burton returns with some of the cast from Batman in the 1992 sequel. Are you curious about what we thought? If so, listen to this shorter episode. (Sorry, “Agents of SHIELD” was coming on!)
Are you ready for us to talk about Tim Burton’s Joker? Wait. That’s not right… Batman. We meant Batman. Sorry. With gangster mimes, a Batman that seemed a little tormented, and an insane Joker, this is the Batman film with the darkness that fans of Frank Miller’s work wanted and it is said that Tim … Continue reading Batman (1989)
As the first true installment of our Batman on Film series, we go to the way-way back machine and visit 1966’s Batman: The Movie.
Welcome to the beginning of our Batman series! After this discussion of our history with Batman in TV and film we’ll be reviewing each major motion picture.
From the dawn of television there were Saturday morning cartoons. Okay, that is not a fact. However, in this episode of Geek This! Podcast David Clements and Adam McDorman discuss their favorite childhood ‘toons, share their honorable mentions, and even delve into the weirder side of Saturday morning animation. They also share feedback from our … Continue reading Childhood Cartoons
Jamie Cosley, the man behind the “Cody the Cavalier” webcomic, is on a mission to bring Cody Chips to stores around the country… but he needs a little bit of help.
Marvel Comics has just ended their first big event of the year and they’re already geared up for the next two (or more). We discuss what Infinity is, the number of tie-in issues the company is including, and again, how this will affect the characters and universe within Marvel’s books. We also touch on the … Continue reading An Infinity of Tie-Ins
Marvel’s first big event for 2013 has come and gone. Mr Hunt gives us a rundown of it and we speculate what it may all mean. Could the company be attempting a series of events to trigger a “New-52”-styled reboot of their own, even with Marvel NOW currently in the works? What if the 616 … Continue reading Surviving the Age of Ultron
Warner Brothers and DC Comics returned to the big screen for their highly anticipated summer flick, Man of Steel. The film stars Henry Cavill (Immortals, The Tudors), Amy Adams (Trouble with the Curve, Enchanted), Michael Shannon (Take Shelter, Vanilla Sky), Russell Crowe, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner and Lawrence Fishburne. Zack Snyder directed the film and … Continue reading Man of Steel (2013)
Disney XD and iTunes teamed up this past week and released the premiere episode of Marvel’s Avengers Assemble. I thought this was a very good debut of the new cartoon, even though I was a huge fan of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. I reviewed the show and even included a quick review of the iOS zombie … Continue reading Dead Ahead – iOS
We discuss J.J. Abrams’ newest film, Star Trek Into Darkness as we give our thoughts on Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, and Simon Pegg as they return to Enterprise and take down John Harrison (played by Benedict Cumberbatch).
In this episode we take a different course than some of the other podcasts involved in this event by talking about some super heroes that may be new to you. We also talk about what makes one hero better than another in our opinions. You may also know that we tweaked the format of the … Continue reading Amalgam Comics
Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase One kicked off with the release of Iron Man. Five years later (almost exactly) Marvel Phase Two launches with Iron Man 3. What did David and David think of the movie?
I debuted the promo for an upcoming project I’m involved in called “Podcasters Assemble” and ranted on whether the podcast is “Christian” and a revelation of the meaning of the podcast’s tagline “Geek Culture Without the Pocket Protector”.
I had the pleasure of sitting down over Skype with comic book writer Ben Avery to talk about his writing career and his podcast, Strangers and Aliens. Along the way we talked about his new webcomic, George R.R. Martin, Aquaman, and why Ben doesn’t read Superman comics.
Iron Man launched Phase One of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. After 2012’s The Avengers we were left wondering where the House of Ideas would take us next. Luckily Kevin Feige and his crew have an idea.
Today DC Comics and WB Games released Injustice: Gods Among Us for iOS. I just happened to see it in the App Store this afternoon for free and decided to pick it up. Just a few minutes after playing it I knew I had to review this for you all in a special podcast episode.
AMC’s The Walking Dead wrapped up this week, so I decided to give a brief overview of the season, share my opinions about the characters that I found interesting, and give my overall opinion of the most recent season. I also talk about an upcoming interview with writer Ben Avery, who hosts the Strangers and … Continue reading Back from the Dead
Considering I’m using a new app to record the podcast now, I decided to try it out in this episode, where I talk about some of the “behind-the-scenes” of Geek This! Podcast. I wrote a blog post on everything that I say in the show, so if you want to read it, it’s the “Final Thoughts … Continue reading Formats and Futures
Adam McDorman joins Dave to speculate on the new era of Star Wars and other related news.
Batman, The Dark Knight, the Caped Crusader… whatever you want to call him, there may be some facts that you don’t know about him. In this episode I go through the history of DC Comics’ vigilante super hero.
In the debut episode of GEEK THIS I’m sharing my personal history with comics and how web comics have become a staple in my regular reading. When I think of comic books, my first thought is 1992 with Batman: The Animated Series and X-Men. The visual style of Batman was always the most memorable part of that show and … Continue reading What Comics Are to Me