Category Archives: Pick of the Geek

Pick of the Geek – Jagaaaaaan!

This is one of those strange manga where the name ensnared me and once I read on the plot had me. Relativity young, this manga only began back in February and is already shaping up to be a must read. Jagaaaaaan follows the life of

Pick of the Geek – Particle Fiction

One of the great things about going to comic conventions, apart from the chance to dress up like a fictional character and not be judged by cruel unsympathetic eyes, is seeking out new material to feed your need for sequential art. Browsing the interwebs and

Pick of the Geek: Empress Orchid

This story is the tale of Orchid, the last Empress of China. She is born into a low-ranked noble family, and when her father dies, her family is plunged into poverty. To escape a marriage made for money, Orchid “auditions” to be one of the

Donald Trump as You’ve Never Seen Him Before

The 45th president of the United States of America is probably the most polarizing figure in the world today, so the folks over at DID Corp have taken this literally and decided to start producing him as a collectible 1/6 scale figure. That’s right, we can

Pick of the Geek: Red Rising

I first read Red Rising in 2015. I picked it up randomly from the library, thinking it looked quite interesting. I had no idea it was going to completely blow my mind. This book is an amazingly-written rollercoaster, full of action, humour, and tenderness. The

Pick of the Geek – Alice in Wonderland (1966)

Whether it’s the colourful whimsy of Walt Disney’s 1951 cartoon, the Victorian ghoulishness of Jan Švankmajer’s 1988 Alice or the CGI empowerment fantasy of Tim Burton’s 2010 version, film-makers have always enjoyed using Lewis Carroll as a springboard for visual excess.  The one exception is

Pick of The Geek – Jaryuu Tensei

If you’re a fan of manga and light novels it won’t have passed you by that there has been a huge increase in the “transported to another world” storylines. The success of Re:Zero has lead to a tidal wave of copycat stories trying to cash in on

Pick of the Geek – Tales of Demons and Gods

This Manhua by Mad Snail is another series I’d expect to get animated in the future and a good read. Tales of demons and gods follows protagonist Nie Li who during a battle with a sage emperor was defeated and killed. He was however given

Pick of the Geek: Santigold – 99¢

The Lemonade-era urge among modern music critics to assess every pop album as an urgent sociopolitical communique first and foremost reached an absurd nadir when Santigold’s third album received mixed reviews.  Critics admitted it was a strong collection of songs, but noted that it failed