superheroes

Have Superheroes in Pop Culture Become Too Much of a Good Thing?

Superheroes are everywhere these days. This is true even in the adult world, but for children they are ubiquitous. You…

November 18, 2013

Superheroes: A Never Ending Battle on PBS Tonight

This evening (10/15) PBS will air Superheroes: A Never Ending Battle, a documentary by Michael Kantor featuring interviews with Stan…

October 15, 2013

Mighty Med: Saving the World Through Fandom

Meet the cast and creators of Disney XD's new show, set in a hospital for superheroes.

October 9, 2013

GeekDad Retro Toy: Mighty Men & Monster Maker

Tomy's Mighty Men & Monster Maker consists of 18 tiles with raised lines on them -- 6 heads, 6 upper…

September 12, 2013

What It's Like To Meet Other Geek Parents

Looking to share a grand adventure with fellow families in your galaxy? These are the Geeklings and Parental Units you…

September 2, 2013

Wolverine: How His Costume Has Evolved Over the Years

Wolverine may be the best there is at what he does, but no one has ever called him a paragon…

July 26, 2013

We the Geeks: The Stuff Superheroes Are Made Of

Coinciding with Comic-Con International, this week's We the Geeks hangout focuses on real-life superpowers, including invisibility and super strength. Scientists…

July 18, 2013

Serious Comics, Part 5: Truly Super Heroes

Superheroes can be a tricky subject. They're a staple of the comic book medium, of course, and for many readers…

July 14, 2013

Superhero Novel Turbulence — Now Available in the US!

Turbulence by Samit Basu is a tale of normal folks discovering their new super powers. In India. Turbulence has just…

July 11, 2013

History Geek: Comics and Games from the 1930s

Superman and Monopoly. Can you imagine the world without them? Both began in the 1930's.

June 29, 2013

Super Suit Carrier for Discerning Traveling Heroes

The Super Suit Carrier: an elegant solution for all your super suit transport needs.

June 13, 2013

Superheroes vs. Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination — Let's Fight!

Interested in two superhero/super-villain books, going head-to-head, in a fight to the death? It's twenty-two villainous short stories taking on…

June 6, 2013

Ex-Patriots: A Novel Exclusive Excerpt and Giveaway

Released on April 23, 2013, and published by Broadway Paperbacks, Ex-Patriots: A Novel is Peter Clines’ follow-up novel to Ex-Heroes:…

May 9, 2013

Oh, Yeah! Zombies Versus Superheroes!

I'm an easy target for some publishers. Zombie novel? Yes, please. Superheroes fiction? Where's my debit card? Wait... what did…

April 24, 2013

What It Means to Be Geeky

Being geeky isn't a question of subject matter, it's a question of how involved you are with your passions. The…

April 8, 2013

The Winner of the Autographed Copy of Ex-Heroes Is…

The winner has been selected. If you did not win, you can still download the exclusive GeekMom excerpt, and listen…

March 8, 2013

Review, Exclusive Excerpt, and Giveaway: Ex-Heroes: A Novel

Superheroes. Zombies. Gripping. Action-packed adventure. Stories of overcoming personal and physical challenges. Cinematic-quality fight scenes. These are just some of…

February 26, 2013

The Comics Factory Turns You Into A Superhero

The Comics Factory creates personalized superhero-based (both generic and Marvel-specific) portraits based on your photos. The process is easy, and…

February 1, 2013

Team Up With Sentinels of the Multiverse

If you've ever wanted to be a comic book superhero, Sentinels of the Multiverse is a fast-growing playground for you.…

November 28, 2012

A Closer Look at The New Heroes

I mentioned Michael Carroll's Super Human trilogy in my post about superhero fiction, and since then I've also read the…

October 4, 2012

Dress Like a Superhero With Indochino

When word reached the GeekDad camp that online clothier Indochino had released a new menswear collection inspired by superheroes, I…

August 3, 2012

Serious Comics, Part 8: A Novel Approach

So far in this series we've visited several genres of what I'm calling "serious comics": memoirs, religious texts, comics based…

July 28, 2012

Heroes and Villains Are Gone From A Once Crowded Sky

When I first read the premise of Tom King's new novel, A Once Crowded Sky, I was doubtful -- a…

July 26, 2012

Love Superheroes and Villains? Then, Prepare to Die!

Prepare to Die!, a new novel from Paul Tobin, tells the tale of Reaver, a super hero with healing powers…

July 17, 2012

The GeekMoms Podcast #24: Spider-Man and Batman Trivia Author Alan Kistler

This week Nicole Wakelin is joined by Alan Kistler, author of the recently published The Unofficial Spider-Man Trivia Challenge and…

June 22, 2012

Book Review: Robot Zombie Frankenstein!

How many of the following does your preschooler find appealing: robots, zombies, monsters, pirates, superheroes, pie? The more of those…

May 10, 2012

Tag Team Parenting: Raising Superheroes

Ever since he was able to look at a book, my son (6) has been fascinated by superheros, comic books…

April 4, 2012

The Periodic Tables of Everything but Elements

Geeks love the periodic table. They love it so much, they'll apply it to almost anything. Go ahead--Google "periodic table…

March 1, 2012

Archvillain #2: The Mad Mask — Who’s the Evil Genius Now?

When we last left Kyle Camden, the smartest kid in Bouring, he was still secretly plotting the downfall of Mighty…

January 3, 2012

Herodex: Superheroes and Storytelling

The villainous Flashback lay quivering on the floor, still covered in the debilitating cheese from his last battle. Wormhole unsheathed…

January 3, 2012

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