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.
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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
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