On the Hunt for the Silver Buffalo: The Elusive Marvel/DC 13×19 Wall Art

Silver Buff

Every good nerd knows that exhilarating feeling you get when you start or complete a collection. It’s a sense of accomplishment and the journey can be heartbreaking, rewarding, and more times than not; very, very frustrating.

About three weeks ago, a local bookshop owner in my town of Columbia, TN asked me if I had seen the brand new pieces of comic art in the loft of his shop, ‘The Old Curiosity Bookshop.’ I regularly visit the loft because that’s where the traditional ‘geek media’ or fantasy, sci-fi, and comics are kept, but I had not viewed the pieces of art he was so proudly beaming about. That’s where I encountered the ‘Silver Buffalo’ for the first time.

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UMDR Roundtable – 7/21/13

With all the Comic-Con news, there isn’t a shortage of things to talk about. We kick off this week with the Man of Steel sequel starring Batman followed by the Avengers sequel, The Simpsons crossing over with Family Guy, and a new Godzilla movie!

Be sure to check out DAT PLAYLIST for all parts as they’re posted!

UMDR Roundtable - 7/21/13

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Man of Steel Review [Contributed]

The following is a review of the Superman movie Man of Steel by Emmett Williams. If you would like to contribute a review, article, video, or anything else geek media related, just follow the instructions here!

Itʼs always an exciting and strange thing to go to the midnight premiere of a reboot of a franchise that you were never a fan of or interested in at all. Itʼs like having a fresh set of eyes, completely unbiased, watching the movie, which is something we should strive for in all mediums, whether they be games, films, or even music, a fresh, unbiased outside look can be very useful.

Man of Steel Review

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Movie Trailer Analysis: ‘Man of Steel’

Man of Steel

Could this be the Superman film we’ve all been waiting for? Superman Returns was such a huge stumble for DC Comics to get a big non-Batman movie franchise going that Marvel took advantage and shot ahead with their game plan which proved successful. Now we are presented with another shot at bringing the Man of Tomorrow back to the big screen. For an all-powerful superhero, Supes has his work cut out for him.

The latest trailer that was released finally gives us a full look at what to expect. Helmed by Watchmen director Zack Snyder and under the watchful eye of the more accomplished Christopher Nolan taking the producer role, Man of Steel looks to give Superman his time to shine and DC Comics a clear runway for the Justice league movie.

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Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes Review

I’m not usually a big fan of the Lego games. The lack of voiceovers, the closed gameplay, and the general childishness usually turn me off to the whole experience. Well I’m happy to report that not only have all of those issues been fixed, it is one of the best Justice League games of all time.

Our adventure begins with Luthor and Wayne both in the running for the ‘Man of the Year’ award in Gotham City. Each story mission is bookended by tounge-in-cheek news reports given by Gotham’s own Vicky Vale. Through the news report we learn that Luthor is also running for the President of the United States. The night gets interesting when Joker decides to spoil the party for everyone.

The voiceovers in Lego Batman 2 are absolutely top notch. Justice League cartoon fans will immediately recognize Clancy Brown reprising his role as Lex Luthor. Other notable voice actors include: Nolan North, Claudia Black, Phil Lamarr and Steve Blum. Needless to say, this game has no lack of voice talent and it carries it to a whole new level. The interplay between Batman and everyone else is as always entertaining as well as the cheesy goodness of good ole Superman.

Instead of the traditional style menu portal system in all the other Lego games, Lego Batman 2 let’s you free ride Gotham City. From Ace Chemicals to Wayne Manor, a ton of iconic Gotham landmarks are available to view. Trust me when I tell you that there is something simply amazing that happens when you take Superman out for his first tour of Gotham.

The Justice League elements do not come into the play until about halfway through. At one point during the final battles you’ll have somewhere around 6 different characters available to foil the devious plans of Joker and Luthor. Granted this game is not all League all the time but it’s still good. There are a whole lot of unlockables and secrets to be had as with any Lego game and the different characters give you a whole new way to explore.

This is the best Lego game to date as well as one of the best Justice League games of all time. I long for more League time and thankfully it seems as it may be in the cards. The final scenes show a potential villain and story for what I’m going to go ahead and name Lego Justice League.

Lego Batman 2 is not perfect but the pros far outweigh the cons. Granted it’s not the game we want, but apparently its the one we need.

Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes gets 4 out of 5 Death Rays