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Unboxings: Comic Block March 2016 From Nerd Block Unboxing

I just received the new Comic Block that has been retooled by Nerd Block. Comic Block has gone up in price for monthly subscribers, but now is supposed to have more geeky collectibles to put it on the same level of the other Nerd Block themed blocks. Comic Block always came with at least 4 comics, and some other themed collectibles, but now it is promising 4-6 comics, and a comic t-shirt with its comics themed collectibles. Nerd Block stops short of promising a Funko Pop in every box, which is probably one of the most popular collectible items out there, but they now packing their Comic Blocks with an estimated $60 in value (their estimation, of course.) So, is the $5 dollar price increase worth it? You’ll have to watch the video to find out! Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube channel for more unboxings!

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Fan Film Friday revisits Killing Past

the oldIn 2013, GeekGirl World debuted a feature known as Fan Film Friday (or FFF). Though the segment only included 5 episodes, it celebrated the passion behind fan-made short films that were inspired by all things geeky and wonderful, from Batman to Wolverine. Flash forward to present day! We are going to re-share the old Fan Film Friday videos each week, and new episodes will start up NEXT WEEK. If you would like us to review your favorite fan film or perhaps submit a project of your own for consideration, please contact Nicole in the comments section.


the newIt’s funny that we’re revisiting Killing Past, a short film focused on Wolverine, as less than two weeks ago Hugh Jackman announced he’d be playing the iconic X-Men character “one last time.” The timing makes me feel rather sentimental about the character of Wolverine, played by my celebrity crush seven times in the last decade and a half. After re-watching Killing Past, I realized I might have been a little tough on the project. After a second watch, the plot holes that plagued me prior went almost completely unnoticed. I’m apparently growing very forgiving in my old age. Let’s blame/thank nostalgia.

After initially posting our review to Killing Past, the actors who played Wolverine and Al had a lively exchange with GeekGirl World via Youtube:

Wolverine/Nathan Schellerup/natesprojects: I like your video, and I agree with the 4/10. Oh, and I just look young because of my healing ability ;)

GGW/Me/Nicole: With that incredible healing ability (hah!), you could probably pull a Hugh Jackman and play Wolverine for the next decade or so.

Al/Alberto Villa-Sanchez/BrightNightFilms: Although, I gotta say, that guy that played “Al”, was pretty gosh darn adorable :P

Schellerup and Villa-Sanchez’s interaction with fans/critics/viewers/the world was genuine, and their sense of humor was completely charming. With positive attitudes and an openness to constructive criticism, these are the kind of guys you can’t help but root for. I scoured YouTube to see if they’ve been working on any other fan films, but I couldn’t find anything. Still, I’d love to see what they come up with next and wish them all the best.


Watch Killing Past here!

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Wolverine Anime on DVD Review and Giveaway

Wolverine Box ArtWolverine, the anime, hits stores today. The complete 12 episode series from Madhouse and Marvel Television which debuted on Japan television back in January of 2011 and on G4TV in July of that year, is available now in a 2 disc set. New York Times Best Selling Author, Warren Ellis, helped to craft the story line centered around one of Marvel’s most beloved mutant heroes.

The anime begins with the abduction of Logan’s girlfriend, Mariko Yashida a year prior to the main story. Logan (voiced in English by Milo Ventimiglia “Heroes,” “Gilmore Girls”) travels to Japan to find out that the love of his life is being forced to marry Kurohagi, a business partner of her father Shingen, who just happens to be an evil crime lord. Not one to let the girl he loves get away, Logan does what he does best; he starts slashing his way through until he gets to the bottom of whats going on. He is helped on his quest to save Mariko from her loveless arranged marriage by an Yukio, a young assassin.

Madhouse does a really great job with the animation in this edition to their Marvel Anime series. The fight scenes are well drawn and stay true to the anime look and feel. The only exception to this would be the character of Wolverine himself. In this series, he has been given a very lean and long design that is completely unlike is comic book version. The hairstyle is also a departure from the angular cut we are used to in the comics. However, his is not unlike a true anime hero in his design, even if he has a mullet.

Milo Ventimiglia doesn’t have the usual gruffness in his voice that fans have come to associate with Wolverine. You really have to look at this adaptation as not an interpretation but an all together new envisioning of a popular character that has become ingrained in our collective consciousness.

Special features include three new featurettes: The Marvel Anime Universe: Wolverine Reborn, which takes a look at the process involved in creating the series, The Ferocious Anti-Hero: Wolverine Defined which goes into the development of the character, and Wolverine Meets X-Men is an interview with the creators of both Wolverine and the X-Men anime (check out our review.)

We will be giving away one copy of the Wolverine anime. All you have to do is comment on this review, by registering for our site, or like our facebook page and comment there. Contest will end at 12:00pm PST on Friday August 3, 2012. Contest is only open to US residents.

Good Luck!

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