The Week in Geek: March 17 - March 23

Check out the latest in comics, books, movies, and tv for the week, as well as upcoming conventions.  This week we are particularly excited about the second Shakespeare/Star Wars mash-up: William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back by Ian Doescher.  There are also some awesome movies coming out this week, including Frozen and Saving Mr. Banks to DVD, and Cole's pick - Muppets Most Wanted - is coming to theaters.  Have a geeky week!

 

Monday, March 17 - Happy St. Patrick's Day!

What's on TV:

  • Star-Crossed S1E5 - CW 8pm PST

Games:

  • South Park: The Stick of Truth Grand Wizard Edition (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)

 

Tuesday, March 18

Books:

  • Raising Steam (Discworld) - Terry Pratchett
  • The Pilgrims - Will Elliott (US Debut)
  • The Time Traveler's Almanac - Ann VanderMeer and Jeff VanderMeer
  • William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back - Ian Doescher

Games:

  • Final Fantasy X-X2 HD (PlayStation 3, PS Vita)
  • Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360,  Xbox One)
  • Yaiba: Ninja Gaidan Z (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)

DVDs:

  • Frozen
  • Green Lantern: The Animated Series (Blu-ray)
  • Saving Mr. Banks
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vol. 4 Mutagen Mayhem

What's on TV:

  • Face Off S6E10 - SyFy 9pmPST

 

Wednesday, March 19

Comics:

     DC COMICS

  • American Vampire Second Cycle #1  
  • Animal Man #29 
  • Batman #29 
  • Batman '66 #9
  • Batman And Aquaman #29  
  • Batman Beyond Universe #8 
  • Batman Bruce Wayne Murderer TP  
  • Batman By Doug Moench And Kelley Jones Volume 1 HC 
  • Batwoman #29  
  • Birds Of Prey #29 
  • Death TP
  • Deathblow Deluxe Edition HC
  • Green Arrow Volume 4 The Kill Machine TP 
  • Green Lantern New Guardians #29 
  • Green Lantern Rise Of The Third Army TP 
  • Harley Quinn #4 
  • Justice League Beyond In Gods We Trust TP
  • Masters Of The Universe Volume 2 Origins Of Eternia TP 
  • Red Hood And The Outlaws #29
  • Scribblenauts Unmasked A Crisis Of Imagination #3 
  • Showcase Presents Jonah Hex Volume 2 TP 
  • Smallville Season 11 Volume 4 Argo TP 
  • Suicide Squad #29 
  • Supergirl #29
  • Superman Unchained #6 
  • Trinity Of Sin Pandora #9
  • Trinity Of Sin Pandora Volume 1 The Curse TP 
  • Unwritten Volume 2 Apocalypse #3 
  • Wonder Woman #29 

     MARVEL COMICS

  • All-New Ghost Rider #1 
  • All-New Invaders #3 
  • Avengers World #4 
  • Daredevil #1 
  • Dexter Down Under #2 (Of 5)
  • Disney Kingdoms Seekers Of The Weird #3 (Of 5) 
  • Iron Man #23.NOW 
  • Iron Man Epic Collection Volume 16 War Games TP 
  • Marvel Knights Hulk #4 (Of 4)
  • Marvel Masterworks Captain America Volume 7 HC 
  • Mighty Avengers Volume 1 No Single Hero TP
  • Ms Marvel #2 
  • New Avengers #15 
  • New Avengers Volume 1 Everything Dies TP 
  • Nova #15  
  • Revolutionary War Warheads #1  
  • Superior Foes Of Spider-Man #10 
  • Superior Spider-Man Annual #2 
  • Thor God Of Thunder #20 
  • Thunderbolts #23
  • Ultimate Comics Spider-Man By Brian Michael Bendis Volume 4 TP 
  • Uncanny X-Men #19.NOW 
  • Winter Soldier The Bitter March #2 (Of 5)
  • Wolverine And The X-Men #2 
  • Wolverine Japan's Most Wanted HC 
  • Wolverine MAX Volume 3 Vegas TP 
  • X-Men #12 
  • Young Avengers Volume 3 Mic-Drop At The Edge Of Time And Space TP

     IMAGE COMICS

  • Aphrodite IX #9  
  • Five Ghosts #10 
  • Fuse #2  
  • Ghosted #8 
  • Lazarus #7 
  • Noah HC 
  • Prophet #43 
  • Rocket Girl #4 
  • Saga Volume 3 TP 
  • Sex Criminals #5 
  • Sovereign #1 
  • Ten Grand #8  
  • Undertow #2 (Of 6)
  • Voice In The Dark #5 
  • Zero #6 

     DARK HORSE COMICS

  • Archie Archives Volume 9 HC 
  • B.P.R.D. Hell On Earth #117  
  • Blood Brothers TP
  • Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 10 #1  
  • Dark Horse Presents #34
  • Hellboy 20th Anniversary Sampler Comic
  • Hellboy The First 20 Years HC 
  • Skyman #3 (Of 4)
  • Star Wars Darth Vader And The Cry Of Shadows #4 (Of 5) 
  • Star Wars Dawn Of The Jedi Force War #5 (Of 5) 
  • Strain The Fall #9
  • Terminator Enemy Of My Enemy #2 (Of 6) 
  • White Suits #2 (Of 4) 
  • Witcher #1 (Of 5)

     BOOM! STUDIOS

  • Adventure Time #26 
  • Clockwork Angels #1 (Of 6)
  • Curse #3 (Of 4)
  • Loki Ragnarok And Roll #2 (Of 4) 
  • Okko Volume 4 The Cycle Of Fire HC  
  • Suicide Risk Volume 2 TP

     IDW

  • Artful Daggers Fifty Years Later HC 
  • Danger Girl The Chase TP
  • Dreamer Volume 3 The Battle Of Harlem Heights TP 
  • Edison Rex Volume 2 Heir Apparent TP 
  • Felix The Cat Paintings HC 
  • G.I. JOE #14 
  • Illegitimates #4 (Of 6) 
  • Judge Dredd Big Drokkin' Treasury Edition  
  • Magic The Gathering Theros #5 (Of 5)
  • Maxx Maxximized #5  
  • Mean Streets A Crime Anthology TP 
  • My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #17 
  • Other Dead #6 (Of 6)
  • Popeye Classics #20  
  • Samurai Jack #6  
  • Star Trek Volume 7 TP
  • Steve Canyon Volume 4 1953-1954 HC
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Utrom Empire #3 (Of 3) 
  • Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Volume 2 TP 
  • Transformers Regeneration One #100  
  • Transformers Robots In Disguise #27 (Dark Cybertron Part 11 Of 12)

     DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

  • Army Of Darkness Omnibus Volume 1 TP  
  • Bad Ass #3 (Of 4) 
  • Battlestar Galactica #9  
  • Grimm #11  
  • Legenderry A Steampunk Adventure #1 (Of 7) 
  • Legenderry A Steampunk Adventure #3 (Of 7)
  • Magnus Robot Fighter #1 
  • Shadow #23 
  • Six Million Dollar Man Season 6 #1 
  • Spider #18  
  • Turok Dinosaur Hunter #2 
  • Warlord Of Mars #34 

     VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT

  • Harbinger Bleeding Monk #0.2014 
  • Shadowman #16 
  • Unity #5 
  • X-O Manowar #23 

Games:

     ALLIANCE GAMES DISTRIBUTORS

  • Agricola Even More Buildings Big And Small Expansion Set

     FANTASY FLIGHT PUBLISHING

  • Star Wars Edge Of The Empire RPG Dangerous Convenants Sourcebook

     GALE FORCE 9

  • Firefly The Board Game Breakin' Atmo Expansion

 

Thursday, March 20

Books:

  • The Boy With The Porcelain Blade - Den Patrick (UK Release)

What's on TV:

  • Community S5E10 - NBC 8pm PST
  • Once Upon a Time in Wonderland S1E11 - ABC 8pm PST

Conventions:

  • Gamestorm 2014 - Vancouver, WA (Mar. 20 - Mar. 23)

 

Friday, March 21

Movies:

  • Divergent (2D, IMAX)
  • Jodorowsky's Dune (Documentary, limited)
  • Muppets Most Wanted

Games:

  • inFAMOUS Second Son (PS4)
  • Terraria (Xbox 360)

Conventions:

  • Cape Comic Con 2014 - Cape Girardeau, MI (Mar. 21 - Mar. 23)
  • ConDor 2014 - San Diego, CA (Mar. 21 - Mar. 23)
  • Con-nichiwa 2014 - Tuscon, AZ (Mar. 21 - Mar. 23)
  • Fantascicon 2014 - Rossville, GA (Mar. 21 - Mar. 23)
  • Keokon 7 - Keokuk, IA (Mar. 21 - Mar. 22)
  • Mace West 2014 - Asheville, NC (Mar. 21 - Mar. 23)
  • Mad Monster Party 2014 - Charlotte, NC (Mar. 21 - Mar. 23)
  • MegaCon 2014 - Orlando, FL (Mar. 21 - Mar. 23)

What's on TV:

  • Grimm S3E16 - NBC 9pm PST
  • Helix S1E12 - Syfy 10pm PST

 

Saturday, March 22

What's on TV:

  • My Little Pony Friendship is Magic S4E20 - The Hub 7:30am PST
  • Pokemon S17E10 - Cartoon Network 8:30am PST
  • Transformers Rescue Bots S2E5 - The Hub 10:30am PST

 

Sunday, March 23

What's on TV:

  • Once Upon a Time S3E14 - ABC 8pm PST
  • Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey S1E3 - FOX 9pm PST
  • The Walking Dead S4E15 - AMC 9pm PST
  • Talking Dead S4E15 - AMC 10pm PST