Posts in Comics
What geekery am I up to?

Hey giants! Sorry about the down time on the site, work and family stuff can keep you busy for a while hehe. My lil Giants are now 9, 3 and a soon to be 1 yr old, yep almost got my own basketball team but now I need energy, haha. So the geekery never stops in my house and there's been a disturbance in the usual digital world of playing Star Wars Card Trader which is dying off for me (another day) because of Topps' greed, I have two new sites/apps I use that are taking much of the little free time I have. See below for both and if you join, don't forget to add wgmeets! They are Clect and Neonmob, check the goodness below!

First up is Clect, I've been a non-posting member for a while but now that I am in the beta testing stages for their iOS app, I'm all for it and having fun uploading photos of my toy collection.

What’s Clect exactly? A website where you can upload pictures of all your collectibles, figures, toys and toy photography while being able to see others as well. Talk toys, like others collections and shoot the shite. You create packs (sets) and the photos you upload are cards that can go into whatever packs you like. They will also let you buy/sell in the near future which is a major plus for me since I have a few figures looking for good homes. I have sooooo many photos to take... 

Check it out if you can and tell em wgmeets (add me) sent ya!


Secondly is Neonmob which is an online card trading site where you can collect other artists/photographers work, it's been very pleasant so far and some of the art there is pretty dope. Yes I am a digital card collecting addict... no shame haha.

They give out tons of freebie cards daily and when or if you decide to buy coins to open packs, the artists are actually getting some of that, you can also buy prints of their work if you really dig their work also! You can create sets (70% royalty) also which is a part of the service I am currently working on creating a set for. So many art styles and I already collected all cards from an Animal Crossing set, yes there is an Animal Crossing set haha.

The traders are pleasant and the experience has been good so far, don't forget to add me and send me a trade! I like the browser IU, good clean design and the iOS app currently in the works is shaping up to be a great on the go addiction... err addition. Yeah addition.

Want In On Some Acid Drop? *Now With Beats*
e40ce868b265f637fb2b04e8b776c477_large
e40ce868b265f637fb2b04e8b776c477_large

No I'm not talking about that kind of drop but I am talking about Daniel Isles' new project Acid Drop, a dark and urban grit story about Charlie Cooper, a professional killer that's trying to leave the ultra violent and drug filled game. Being the best comes with consequences so his buyout price is a hefty one, his last mission is a tough one against The Black Cat Cafe. If he manages to survive he then can fulfill his buyout clause of the contract he currently abides by. This is going to be pretty interesting and is one of those graphic novels that's worth supporting on Kickstarter. Daniel sent this in and I became very interested in working with him on this, the art style caught my attention and also as a reader am wondering how the rest of the world will unfold under the pen. I am going to be currently supporting the Acid Drop project in others ways to help bring awareness if this project to others, you might be seeing this a few times on my timeline.

The Kickstarter project has 23 days to go so you have some time to read some more on the project and the cool offerings that Daniel has to offer for it's supporters. I leave you with the Kickstarter video and what Daniel has to say about the project below.

You can also download the beat tape by Smith The Mister and producer Myke Forte titled 'Supreme Headblast Beat Tape' made exclusively for this project. Read and download some tunes for free here.

"The beautifully showcased Graphic Novel called Acid Drop, is a dark & gritty thriller that will take you on a journey like no other...

...Following the life of a professional killer who goes by the name Mr Charlie Cooper; Charlie is a man who wants out, to disappear from the game for good, but in order to do so he must fulfill the buyout clause within his contract. Unfortunately, being one of the finest in the business means that his freedom will only be available to him at the highest of costs.

His latest job is a suicide mission to topple the group known as The Black Cat Cafe and their psychotic leader. If he manages to complete this final act of his career and survive a world of drugs, violence and unadulterated mayhem, it will be enough for him to leave the game for good with no strings attached."

Official Acid Drop siteKickstarterTwitter

NY Comic Con Thoughts Part 2

Verse two, coming with that Olde E brew err.. I meant Comic Con part 2 with a bit more of the toys on display, from the awesome threeA figures, Square Enix Batman, Bandai's incredibly extensive Gundam (not Gangnam) line to a ridiculously cool custom Galactus figure/statue someone made in Artist Alley. There are quite a few more shots to share (40+) on here and will be posted in-between the music and art, I don't want to take over the site with these shots but still show you the pure awesome of what is Comic Con for those that didn't go. I hope that with these shots you get that itch to go and get your pass for next years convention!

NY Comic Con Thoughts Part 1

The Con is over and another glorious geekfest is done, it was sure tiring but as always a ton of fun. Comics, cosplay and enough toys to deplete your funds in a day doesn't sounds bad eh? I'm sure many folks went home happy as hell with their bags of awesome exclusives, nostalgia triggered purchases and new artists they became fans of. I managed to find a new book to read and got Lil Giant into G-Man as well, I didn't buy any new figures cause... well I got no more room left for figures right now haha. Hope you enjoy the photos as much as we had fun taking them and being a part of NYCC once again was fantastic. We have a good amount of photos so I'll be breaking this up into a few posts so one post doesn't weigh as much as the Power Pachyderms. They will be varied and jumbled up just like the floor in the Con. For those that have never been to one, I strongly urge you to go if you love comics, figures, art and geek culture as a whole. It's a little crowded but worth every half step you take in 5 minutes haha.

The Avengers Blu-Ray Giveaway!

So I got this brand spankin new and awesome Blu-Ray of a cool little movie called The Avengers and I want to give it away... but to who? I know there are one or two of you out there who haven't purchased or perhaps even seen it, so let's do this the good old fashioned and fair way with a trivia question. The winner will randomly be selected tomorrow, for more details read below!

If the Bifrost was destroyed in the movie Thor, how did Thor get to Earth in The Avengers?

UPDATE: Mark Foster is the WINNAH!

The answer is here:

"Loki says, 'How much dark energy did the All-father have to muster to conjure you here?' Hiddleston recited. "The Bifrost is still down, he can’t just be riding down the rainbow bridge, Heimdall [is gone], it’s all changed since the end of 'Thor' so it’s obviously cost Odin a significant amount to get there," he explained. "I guess he’s been sent down by Odin to go and deal with this crazy cat that is his brother."

Source: MTV Splash Page

You can enter by leaving a comment with your answer below. Have fun sleuthing and thanks for participating!

Rules: - You must be 17 years or older to win. - Only one entry per person. - The giveaway is open to International Giants but keep in mind that it includes a Region 1 DVD with bonus features. - The entry period ends on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 12:30PM (Eastern), at that time we will randomly select one (1) winner with the correct answer to receive one (1) The Avengers (2-Disc Combo Pack) on Blu-Ray. - Once selected we will email and announce the winner on the WGM site/Twitter, we will also post the answer to the question as well.

For any updates please follow When Giants Meet on Twitter.