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The Geek Life: Celebrates Supermans Birthday by Robert T. Trate, Columnist
(February 29, 2012)
The Geek Life is a weekly look at what is going on in the Geek Culture. Movies, Comics, Books, Video Games, and TV Shows encompass more than just release dates and reviews. This week the Geek Life Celebrates Superman’s Birthday.

Tuesday Terrors! by Tim Janson, Critic
(January 03, 2012)
Welcome to the first 2012 installment of Tuesday Terrors. First I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year…and hopefully it’s not our LAST new year what with all the Mayan calendar paranoia. This week’s Tuesday Terrors features several new reviews and

DVD Shopping Bag: The Look Ahead for DVDs and Blu-rays 2012 by Robert T. Trate, Columnist
(January 03, 2012)
Say goodbye 2011 and hello to 2012. Already our collective attention is turning to Hobbits, Avengers, a new Batman, and of course Ridley Scott’s Prometheus. Those, of course, are the big screen titles for 2012. This being the DVD Shopping Bag I thought I

M: Impossible 4 Victorious Again by Jarrod Sarafin, Editor
(January 01, 2012)
The predictions came true in that that 2012 box office season kicked off with the same top two finishers as our last race of the 2011 session. Paramount Pictures’ Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol and Warner Bros. Pictures’ Sherlock Holmes: A Game

5 Most Anticipated Toy Lines of 2012 by Robert T. Trate, Columnist
(December 30, 2011)
The time is upon us when we look at what is to come. Already the studios have flooded us with new trailers and our thoughts turn to the toys. Will The Hobbit figures be the same size as the LOTR figures? Will Ridley Scott’s Prometheus have toys? For Vade

The Geek Life and Being That Guy by Robert T. Trate, Columnist
(December 28, 2011)
The Geek Life is a weekly look at what is going on in the Geek Culture. Movies, Comics, Books, Video Games, and TV Shows encompass more than just release dates and reviews. This week the Geek Life discusses when it’s okay to be that guy.

The Geek Life: For Your Consideration by Robert T. Trate, Columnist
(November 30, 2011)
The Geek Life is a weekly look at what is happening in the Geek Culture. Movies, Comics, Books, Video Games and TV Shows encompass more than just release dates and reviews. This week the Geek Life asks “For Your Consideration”.

The Geek Life: Macys Day Parade by Robert T. Trate, Columnist and Critic
(November 23, 2011)
The Geek Life is a weekly look at what is happening in the Geek Culture. Movies, Comics, Books, Video Games and TV Shows encompass more than just release dates and reviews. This week the Geek Life looks back and ahead at the Macy’s Day Parade.

TV Wasteland: Holy Series Finale! by Rob Vaux, Editor
(November 14, 2011)
This Friday witnesses the end to one of the more controversial eras in the long history of the Caped Crusader. Batman: The Brave and The Bold finished its final season and more than a few Batman fans are happy to see it go. Its deliberately camp attitude a

TV Wasteland: In Brightest Day by Rob Vaux, Editor
(November 06, 2011)
Any time you put the words “Bruce Timm” and “Animated Series” in the same sentence, it’s bound to attract some attention. Timm served as one of the principal movers and shakers on the groundbreaking Batman: The Animated Series and its subsequent

The Geek Life: Halloween Horror Nights by Robert T. Trate, Columnist
(October 12, 2011)
The Geek Life is a weekly look at what is happening in the Geek Culture. Movies, Comics, Books, Video Games and TV Shows encompass more than just release dates and reviews. This week the Geek Life visits Halloween Horror Nights.

DVD Shopping Bag: Green Lantern Extended Version Isn't Worth It by Robert T. Trate, Columnist
(October 11, 2011)
If you are looking for the ins and outs of the Green Lantern Extended version, you won’t find them here. In all honesty, I really don’t want to give the film any more of my time. Could a few more scenes here and there really make a difference?

The Geek Life: A Mondo Problem by Robert T. Trate, Columnist
(October 05, 2011)
The Geek Life is a weekly look at what is happening in the Geek Culture. Movies, Comics, Books, Video Games and TV Shows encompass more than just release dates and reviews. This week the Geek Life has A Mondo Problem.

DC Comics New 52 Week Two Reviews Part 1 by Tim Janson, Critic
(September 18, 2011)
Resurrection Man “Mitch Shelley” is another one of DC’s fringe characters…far fringe but also one of the most interesting characters in comics. Mitch has the power to return from the dead just minutes after his death. And each time he’s resurre

DVD Shopping Bag: Batman The Brave and the Bold Season 2 by Robert T. Trate, Columnist
(August 16, 2011)
Warner Brother’s is releasing the first part of their second season of Batman The Brave and the Bold. Why this part one and part two split is beyond me. The series is into its third season with new episodes already airing. Again, I would love to bitch ab

Comic Con 2011 Toy Exclusive Update by Robert T. Trate, Columnist
(July 08, 2011)
The San Diego Comic Con is ripe with freebees, t-shirts, and of course exclusives. There are always tons of exclusive toys and we here at Mania like preparing you for the Con. Last week, we brought you our 2011 SDCC Survival Guide. A few weeks before that,

San Diego Comic Con Survival Guide 2011 by Robert T. Trate, Columnist
(July 01, 2011)
Your weekly Toy Maniac is switching hats this week to bring you his annual San Diego Comic Con Survival Guide. As a participant of Nerdvana now for the fourth straight year I have learned a trick or two. Much of this information will be the same as the pre

Reminiscing on Spider-Mans Rainments by Chad Derdowski, Comic Expert
(April 27, 2011)
There are certain touchstone moments in human history that cut us to the very core. Those moments which can be recalled with stunning clarity and accuracy… the assassinations of JFK or John Lennon. The Challenger explosion or the fall of the Berlin Wall.

We’re Sweet on Sweet Tooth by Chad Derdowski, Columnist
(April 20, 2011)
Everybody loves a good post-apocalyptic tale. Whether it’s the Walking Dead with it’s zombies and gore, Planet of the Apes with a cautionary tale of social commentary, the wastelands of Mad Max or the strange world of science and sorcery that is Thund

Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood by Chad Derdowski, Comic Expert
(April 13, 2011)
To the surprise of absolutely no one on the face of the planet (especially those who read Captain America #615.1), Marvel Comics recently announced that Steve Rogers will be donning his old red, white and blue togs again, just in time for his big-screen de

Can Geoff Johns Save Aquaman? by Chad Derdowski, Comic Expert
(April 06, 2011)
Ahhh, Aquaman. The Dweller in the Depths. The Sea King. The most maligned do-gooder to don tights outside of Squirrel Girl. And hell, Squirrel Girl probably gets more respect than Aquaman. Much like the Canadian rock group Rush, Aqauaman seems to be e

Where Have All the Cowboys Gone? by Chad Derdowski, Columnist
(March 30, 2011)
Well, we certainly won’t be the first to voice our opinion about this topic. We aren’t likely to be the last either. But hey, isn’t that what the internet was created for? Outside of porn, the sole purpose of the ‘net is for geeks to complain ab

Scarlet Has Us Seeing Red by Chad Derdowski, Comic Expert
(March 23, 2011)
Imagine losing the person you love violently and unexpectedly. It’s not a new scenario for fans of superhero comics and pulp fiction; it’s actually a fairly routine beginning to an origin story. It’s the type of thing that happens every day, whethe

Movies Make Marvelous Comics by Chad Derdowski, Comic Expert
(March 16, 2011)
When DC announced plans for a series of original graphic novels featuring revamped versions of their most iconic heroes back in late 2009, Comicscape was all ears, and the Earth-One project killed more than two birds with one stone. Or at least, it will,

Hard Boiled by Chad Derdowski, Comic Expert
(March 09, 2011)
Beginning in 1962 and continuing over a span of 45 years, fans of hard-boiled crime fiction were treated to the lively dialogue, well-rounded characters and ingenious plots of Richard Stark’s Parker novels. Stark was a pseudonym of one Donald Westlake,