Hey You Geeks #40: The Dark and Light Sides of Superhero Movies


Welcome to Hey You Geeks, a new addition to the GeekDad Podcast Network where geeks of all kinds are invited to celebrate and criticize all that we love with a sense of unapologetic nerdiness. From film to TV, comics to gaming, we’re here to look forwards and back to the greatest and sometimes worst geek culture has to offer. This week on Hey You Geeks, we’re talking about the dark and light sides of comic book movies, the ‘Ghostbusters’ multiverse, ‘Rogue One,’ and more. Continue reading

Win a Set of Justice League: War Action Figures!

When Unrelated Super Teams Attack!

Just in time for the holidays, we at GeekDad are here to make your shopping load a little lighter. Enter to win one of two sets of five figures based off the impressive New 52 animated feature Justice League: War! Continue reading

Royal Canadian Mint Releases Superman 75th Anniversary Coin Sets

Superman Preview

The Royal Canadian Mint has been knocking out the collectible goodies. The Mint has released glow-in-the-dark dinosaur coins, Bald Eagles (stepping on someone else’s turf there), hologram coins, full color depictions of the Northern Lights and even a snowflake embedded with a crystal. In perhaps its greatest pop culture effort to date, the Mint recently released a set of seven Superman coins, in celebration of the Man of Steel’s 75th Anniversary. Continue reading

11 Geeky Choices for Independence Day Video Entertainment


It’s Independence Day in the United States of America, so patriotism is in the air. In case you feel that the urge to be patriotic conflicts with your usual urge to be geeky, we’re here to help.
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Review: Man of Steel Novelization

have generally found that novelizations are the exception to the general rule that novels are better than movies. Where a movie screenplay is the original source material, the novel can feel thin and hurried–lacking in the depth of thought and characterization that goes into good original novels. Thus when I was asked to review the Man of Steel novelization, I agreed with low expectations. I was pleasantly surprised. Continue reading

MythBusters‘ Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman on Superman, Shaving, and Stuff You Can Try at Home


In the final chat in a series of interviews with the theorists on how Superman shaves, we sit down and talk with two of the MythBusters, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, about the Large Hadron Collider, lawnmowers, and jazz improvisation. Continue reading

Why Man of Steel Should Not Be Batman With Superpowers


Like every comic book geek I know, I am hugely excited for the new Superman movie, Man of Steel. The previews are amazing and it shows every sign of being one of the best superhero movies ever made. But there is one thing that could ruin it. They could try to make Superman into a super-powered Batman. Continue reading

Bill Nye on Superman, Shaving, and His Own Turn as a Superhero


In a series of interviews with the theorists on how Superman shaves, we sit down and chat with Bill Nye about materials engineering, his stint as a superhero, and what got him excited about science. Continue reading

Classic Max Fleischer Superman Cartoons Are (Officially) On YouTube

Something to cure your post-Back Friday sticker shock blues: episodes of the wonderful 1040’s Superman cartoons, whose stylish look strongly influenced the late 1990’s Superman: The Animated Series, have been put on YouTube by Warners in their remastered DVD-quality glory. … Continue reading

Top 11 Things to Watch for a Geeky Independence Day (GeekDad Wayback Machine)

Tomorrow is, of course, Independence Day in the United States of America, so it’s time to show your patriotic side. There’s no reason, though, why you have to hide your geeky side — why not celebrate both at the same … Continue reading

Is the Next Superman Film Getting It Right? Amy Adams Lands Lois Lane Role

Like many kids who grew up in the ’80s, the Christopher Reeves Superman movies were staple viewing in my household. Unlike the Batman I was familiar with (a la Adam West), Reeves’ Superman was complex, the storytelling was epic and … Continue reading

10 Geeky Swear Phrases That Don’t Exist (Yet)

Perry White has his “Great Caesar’s ghost!” Doc Brown has his “Great Scott!” Fallout Boy has “Jiminy jillikers!” And the characters in the Harry Potter stories are fond of “Merlin’s beard!” Yes, a good, solid swear phrase is always good … Continue reading