2017 Geek-A-Long: Static Shock

I loved Static Shock. The show was fun and heartfelt and relevant without being overt. It was the first cartoon to star an African American superhero and felt like it came out of nowhere. In reality, it was based off of a character created as part of DC’s Milestone Universe, which focused on Dakota City after a chemical explosion gave a bunch of people super powers. It was gritty and diverse and violent and didn’t…

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2017 Geek-A-Long: Beast Boy

Even though we put the final Geek-A-Long Guild boxes of the year into the mail, I still have trouble believing this is the 44th square, which means there are only four left after today! FOUR. Where did the year even go? How did we get only two days away from November? I swear to Chuck ::winks at Supernatural fans:: that I was crocheting sea creatures pool side yesterday and making Fourth of July plans. I know I’ve been chipping away at my Christmas knitting, knocking items of…

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2017 Geek-A-Long: Blue Beetle

The Blue Beetle I know and love, Jaime Reyes, was actually the third person to take on the Scarab. He was a relatively normal kid from Texas until he discovered the Blue Beetle Scarab on his way home from school. He took it home and it did exactly what your innermost nightmares thought it would. It came alive, grafted itself onto his spine, and induced some weird dreams. Super fun, right?

To make matters even creepier, the Scarab is part of a living hive-mind, genetically engineered by these jerky aliens called…

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2017 Geek-A-Long: Starfire


Starfire was in line to rule the planet of Tamaran as its queen until her sister, Blackfire, did a bunch of stuff that resulted in her enslavement and eventual need to flee to the nearest planet. It was bummer for her, but pretty great for Earth. She met Robin and joined him in forming the Teen Titans.

I don’t know much about Starfire outside of the Teen Titans cartoon….

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2017 Geek-A-Long: Artemis

Planning and executing the Geek-A-Long requires a lot of planning. The day after we launch the first square of the year, we have a planning meeting and bounce ideas off each other to decide what the theme will be next year. We brainstorm and deliberate most of spring and then spend the summer arguing over which fandoms we’ll commemorate in yarn. Once that’s done we pick a yarn and a color palette. I make a spreadsheet with the it broken down by week with the date, fandom, the colors, and who’s writing the post. There are also check boxes…

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2017 Geek-A-Long: Aquaman

Before Jason Momoa put on the Aquaman uniform and made millions of women and men suddenly thirst for the King of the Seven Seas, no one took him seriously.

Even though Aquaman is a founding member of the Justice League, he is the probably the most ridiculed superhero out there due to the nature of his powers, but I’m here to set you straight.

HE DOESN’T TALK TO FISH

At least, not anymore. When he debuted all the way back in November of 1941, Arthur…

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2017 Geek-A-Long: Doctor Fate

Doctor Fate is a helmet. Straight up, this superhero sorcerer is just a helmet. Hence, the helmet on this weeks Geek-A-Long square.

Alright, so maybe it’s slightly more complicated than someone finding this golden helmet and then harnessing an array of abilities including, but now limited to:

2017 Geek-A-Long: Black Canary

Howdy, my fellow Geek-A-Longers! Megan-Anne and I are kicking off Shark Week by arguing about the 2018 GAL while sharks do sharky things in the background. It’s going really well, and that wasn’t even sarcasm. Our little sister, Alena, has only had to throw pillows at us twice in order to get us to calm down. Last year, she ran out of pillows a few times during the who’s-gonna-make-it phase of the day, which is basically us going full throttle on the, “my nerdy stuff is better than your nerdy stuff”, so we’re actually doing really well so far. She…

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2017 Geek-A-Long: The Atom

Before Marvel released the Ant-Man movie two summers ago, The Atom was the best-known shrinking superhero. He made his debut in a 1961 issue of DC’s comic anthology, Showcase, like a lot of other heroes we love like the silver age Flash and Green Lantern. The Atom, also know as Ray Palmer, possesses the power to alter his size down to a subatomic level and still keep his natural strength level. In the comics, this was accomplished by…

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2017 Geek-A-Long: Green Lantern

Sure we all know about Hal Jordan, the test pilot gifted with a magic ring that can create whatever he wishes and is useless against the color yellow. There is a Ryan Reynolds movie about him. It is a bad movie. Seriously, don’t waste your time. Just watch Deadpool twice. Anyhow, although Hal is the best known Lantern, he is the least interesting of Green Lanterns.

I don’t care too much about Guy Gardner, who answers the question, “What if Green Lantern was a complete…

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