The Week in Geek: May 19 - May 25

Check out the latest in comics, books, movies, and tv for the week, as well as upcoming conventions.  The big release this week is X-Men: Days of Future Past, which opens on Friday.  Literary geeks will also be excited by J. R. R. Tolkien's translation of Beowulf, which hits shelves on Thursday, and the Memorial Day Weekend is packed full of convention goodness for everyone.  Have a geeky week!

 

Monday, May 19

What's on TV:

  • The Boondocks S4E5 - Cartoon Network 10:30pm PST

 

Tuesday, May 20

Books:

  • Cyador's Heirs (Saga of Recluce) - L. E. Modesitt Jr. 
  • Dance of Shadows - David Dalglish
  • Haxan - Kenneth Mark Hoover
  • Irregular Verbs and Other Stories - Matthew Johnson
  • My Real Children - Jo Walton
  • Nebula Awards Showcase 2014 - Edited by Kij Johnson
  • Sixth Grave on the Edge (Charley Davidson) - Darynda Jones
  • The Boost - Stephen Baker
  • The Chronicle of Secret Riven: Keeper of Tales Trilogy: Book Two (The Keeper of Tales Trilogy) - Ronlyn Dominigue
  • The Man with the Compound Eye - Wu Ming-Yi
  • The Severed Streets - Paul Cornell
  • The Three - Sarah Lotz
  • Thief's Magic - Trudi Canavan
  • Wizards: From Merlin to Faust - by David McIntee, illustrated by Mark Stacey

Games:

  • Drakenguard 3 (PlayStation 3)
  • Mugen Souls Z (PlayStation 3)
  • Wolfenstein (PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC)

DVDs:

  • Batman: The Brave and The Bold - The Compete First Season
  • Doctor Who - Story #040: The Enemy of The World
  • Warehouse 13 - Season 5 and The Complete Series

What's on TV:

  • Revolution S2E22 - NBC 8pm PST

 

Wednesday, May 21

Comics:

     DC COMICS

  • American Vampire Second Cycle #3 
  • Batgirl Volume 3 Death Of The Family TP 
  • Batgirl Volume 4 Wanted HC 
  • Batman '66 #11 
  • Batman And Frankenstein #31 
  • Batman Beyond Universe #10 
  • Batman Deathblow After The Fire TP 
  • Batman Eternal #7 
  • Batman Superman #11 
  • Batwoman #31  
  • Birds Of Prey #31 
  • Black Canary And Zatanna Bloodspell HC
  • Ex Machina Volume 2 TP 
  • Forever Evil #7 (Of 7)
  • Green Lantern New Guardians #31 
  • Harley Quinn #6 
  • Justice League #30 
  • Justice League Of America #14 (Final Issue)
  • Movement Volume 1 Class Warfare TP 
  • New 52 Futures End #3 
  • Red Hood And The Outlaws #31
  • Scribblenauts Unmasked A Crisis Of Imagination #5 
  • Showcase Presents Super Friends Volume 1 TP 
  • Sinestro #2 
  • Supergirl #31 
  • Trinity Of Sin Pandora #11 
  • Unwritten Volume 2 Apocalypse #5 
  • Wonder Woman #31 

     MARVEL COMICS

  • A+X Volume 3 = Outstanding TP 
  • All-New Doop #2 (Of 5)
  • All-New X-Factor #8
  • All-New X-Men Volume 3 Out Of Their Depth TP
  • Amazing Spider Man #1 (Terry Dodson Ultra-Limited Variant Cover) 
  • Amazing Spider-Man #2 
  • Amazing Spider-Man Epic Collection Volume 15 Ghosts Of The Past TP
  • Amazing X-Men #7 
  • Avengers World #6 
  • Daredevil #3 
  • Deadpool Annual #2
  • Deadpool Volume 4 Deadpool Vs S.H.I.E.L.D. TP 
  • Elektra #2 
  • Hulk #3 
  • Immortal Iron Fist The Complete Collection Volume 2 TP
  • Longshot Saves The Marvel Universe TP
  • Magneto #4
  • Marvel Knights Hulk Transforme TP
  • Miracleman #6 
  • Nova #17
  • Nova Volume 3 Nova Corpse TP 
  • Original Sin #2 (Of 8) 
  • Powers Bureau #10 
  • Savage Wolverine #19 
  • Thor God Of Thunder #22
  • Ultimate FF #2  
  • Uncanny X-Men #21 
  • Wolverine And The X-Men #4
  • X-Factor By Peter David The Complete Collection Volume 2 TP 
  • X-Men #14

     IMAGE COMICS

  • Artifacts #37
  • East Of West #12
  • Ghosted #10
  • Invincible #111 
  • Manhattan Projects Volume 4 The Four Disciplines TP
  • Mercenary Sea #4 
  • Mind The Gap #17 
  • MPH #1 (Of 5)
  • Prophet #44 
  • Rocket Girl #5
  • Saga #19
  • Undertow #4 (Of 6) 
  • Velvet #5
  • Voice In The Dark #7 
  • Zero #8

     DARK HORSE COMICS

  • Axe Cop American Choppers #1 (Of 3)
  • B.P.R.D. Hell On Earth #119 
  • Brain Boy The Men From G.E.S.T.A.L.T. #1 (of 4)
  • Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 10 #3 
  • Dark Horse Presents #36
  • Dragon Age The Silent Grove (#1 For $1 Edition)
  • Mind MGMT Volume 3 The Home Maker HC
  • Savage Sword Of Conan Volume 16 TP
  • Star Wars Darth Maul Son Of Dathomir #1 (Of 4)
  • Star Wars Legacy II Volume 2 Outcasts Of The Broken Ring TP
  • Witcher #3 (Of 5)

     BOOM! STUDIOS

  • Adventure Time #28 
  • Clive Barker's Next Testament Volume 1 TP 
  • Last Broadcast #1 (Of 7) 
  • Planet Of The Apes Volume 5 TP
  • Translucid #2 (Of 6)

     IDW

  • 7th Sword #2  
  • Danger Girl May Day #2 (Of 4)
  • Dexter's Laboratory #2 
  • Genius Animated The Cartoon Art Of Alex Toth Volume 3 HC
  • Indestructible #6 
  • Littlest Pet Shop #1 (Of 5)
  • Monster And Madman #3 (Of 3)
  • My Little Pony Friends Forever #5  
  • Popeye Classics #22 
  • Rogue Trooper #4  
  • Star Mage #2 (Of 6)
  • Star Slammers Re-Mastered #3 
  • Star Trek Khan TP
  • T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #8 
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 30th Anniversary Special 
  • Transformers More Than Meets The Eye Volume 1 TP 
  • Transformers Robots in Disguise Volume 1 TP 
  • Transformers Windblade #2 (Of 4) 
  • V-Wars #2 

     DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

  • Battlestar Galactica #11  
  • Flash Gordon #2 
  • Magnus Robot Fighter #3 
  • Mark Waid's The Green Hornet #12 
  • Pathfinder City Secrets #1 (Of 6)
  • Shadow Midnight In Moscow #1 (Of 6)
  • Shadow Year One #9 (Of 10)
  • Six Million Dollar Man Season 6 #3  
  • Solar Man Of The Atom #2 

     VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT

  • Unity #7 
  • Valiant Masters H.A.R.D. Corps Volume 1 Search And Destroy HC
  • X-O Manowar #25 

     ASPEN

  • Lola Xoxo #2

Games:

     CRYPTOZOIC ENTERTAINMENT

  • Adventure Time Card Wars For The Glory Booster

     FANTASY FLIGHT PUBLISHING

  • Warhammer 40K Relic Board Game Nemesis Expansion

     NECA/WIZKIDS

  • Marvel HeroClix Deadpool Thunderbolts Fast Forces Pack 
  • Marvel HeroClix X-Men Days Future Past Sentinel Pack

What's on TV:

  • Teen Titans Go S1E51 - Cartoon Network 6:30pm PST

 

Thursday, May 22

 Books:

  • Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary - translated by J.R.R. Tolkien, edited by Christopher Tolkien
  • Tigerman - Nick Harkaway (UK Release)

Conventions:

  • Wyrd Con - Los Angeles, CA (May 22 - May 26)

 

Friday, May 23

Movies:

  • X-Men: Days of Future Past 

What's on TV:

  • Hannibal S2E12 - NBC 10pm PST

Conventions:

  • Animazement - Raleigh, NC (May 23 - May 25)
  • Anime Oasis - Boise, ID (May 23 - May 26)
  • Anime North 2014 - Toronto, Ontario (May 23 - May 25)
  • AniMinneapolis - Minneapolis, MN (May 23 - May 25)
  • BayCon - Santa Clara, CA (May 23 - May 25)
  • Brit Con 2014 - Minneapolis, MN (May 23 - May 25) 
  • Comicpalooza 2014 - Houston, TX (May 23 - May 26)
  • ConQuesT - Kansas City, MO (May 23 - May 25)
  • FanimeCon - San Jose, CA (May 23 - May 26)
  • Florida Anime Experience (May 23 - May 25)
  • KublaCon - Burlingame, CA (May 23 - May 26)
  • Media West Con 2014 - Lansing, MI (May 23 - May 26)
  • MisCon - Missoula, MT (May 23 - May 26)
  • MomoCon - Atlanta, GA (May 23 - May 25)
  • OMNI EXPO - Orlando, FL (May 23 - May 25)
  • Pop Culture Expo - Wilmington, MA (May 23 - May 25)
  • Sci-fi on the Rock - St. John's, Newfoundland (May 23 - May 25)
  • WisCon - Madison, WI (May 23 - May 26)

 

Saturday, May 24

Conventions:

  • Puerto Rico Comic Con 2014 - 100 Calle Guamani, San Juan, Puerto Rico (May 24-May 25)

What's on TV:

  • Pokémon S17E19 - Cartoon Network 8am PST
  • Transformers Rescue Bots S2E14 - The Hub 10:30am PST

 

Sunday, May 25

What's on TV:

  • Blue Exorcist S1E14 - Cartoon Network 2am PST
  • Teen Titans Go! S1E49/50 - Cartoon Network 10am PST
  • Penny Dreadful S1E3 - Showtime 7pm PST
  • Salem S1E6 - WGN 7pm PST
  • Robot Chicken S7E7 - Cartoon Network 11:30pm PST