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Geeky Memorials We Want To See

By Robert RunyonJune 5, 2012
One of Philadelphia’s most beloved landmarks is its Rocky statue. Perched in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, it celebrates the triumphant moment of Rocky’s training montage as he climbs the museum’s 72 steps and celebrates. In Brussels, one of the must-see sights is ... More  →
Geeky Memorials We Want To See

Harry Potter vs. The Doctor: Who Would Win?

By Robert RunyonJune 4, 2012
A mysterious sound, like a car engine trying and failing to start, blares from the Hogwarts courtyard. The students and faculty of Hogwarts are in Hogsmead downing butterbeers. That is, except for Harry Potter and his friends. Harry, Ron, and Hermione rush to check out ... More  →
Harry Potter vs. The Doctor: Who Would Win?

Stephen King Villains and Their Comic Book Counterparts

By Robert RunyonMay 29, 2012
Stephen King is the undisputed American master of horror. He's also a maven of pop culture and continually fills his books with knowing references from the golden age of comic books. King grew up on comic books, and now a generation of comic book writers ... More  →
Stephen King Villains and Their Comic Book Counterparts

The World's Geekiest Travel Destinations

By Robert RunyonMay 25, 2012
Why not celebrate Geek pride day by taking a trip? There’s a stereotype about geeks that they have an aversion to travel or leaving familiar surroundings. They would much rather stay indoors and play video games. That stereotype, of course, is total hogwash. Many geeks ... More  →
The World's Geekiest Travel Destinations

Battleship Review: Being Dumb Can Be Fun

By Robert RunyonMay 23, 2012
Battleship is dumb. Really really dumb. Still, it’s one of those movies, like Fast Five, that hits its dumb target in exactly the right way. There are a few keys to doing this. First, you need a few actors that are way too good for ... More  →
Battleship Review: Being Dumb Can Be Fun

Sherlock Recap: The Reichenbach Fall

By Robert RunyonMay 21, 2012
If you ideally want to watch this season, it may be best to skip “The Hounds of Baskerville” altogether, or just save it for the end. “The Reichenbach Fall” picks up almost exactly where “A Scandal in Belgravia” left off, both in plot, and in ... More  →
Sherlock Recap: The Reichenbach Fall

Why Indie Comics are Better than Marvel and DC

By Robert RunyonMay 17, 2012
Think about the movies and TV shows that you truly love. Who made them? What were their plots? Your favorite TV shows have in-depth stories with real stakes. Some of these shows are likely Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, or Doctor Who. Your favorite movies ... More  →
Why Indie Comics are Better than Marvel and DC

Nine Forgotten Superheroes That We're Glad Were Forgotten

By Robert RunyonMay 15, 2012
Not everyone can be Batman. Not everyone can be Spider-Man. In the long history of the comic book, thousands of heroes have been created. How many of them become household names? Maybe ten? That leaves 99.9% of superheroes to toil in anonymity. Some gimmick heroes ... More  →
Nine Forgotten Superheroes That We're Glad Were Forgotten

The Best and Worst Controllers of All Time

By Robert RunyonMay 15, 2012
Think of what you hold in your hand throughout the day. You hold a spoon for your cereal or yogurt. You hold your cell phone. You hold a pen or pencil. You even hold books, if you’re still into those. But what object do you ... More  →
The Best and Worst Controllers of All Time

Sherlock Recap: The Hounds of Baskerville

By Robert RunyonMay 14, 2012
In the first season of Sherlock, there was a noticeable second episode lull. After being introduced to this incredible world, we were dragged down into some plot about teapots. And with only three episodes per season, every moment counts here! Coming into this season, there ... More  →
Sherlock Recap: The Hounds of Baskerville