pop culture

Modern popular culture topics in the geek sphere.

Stephen Hamilton3 years ago
History of Fan Theories
There’s something remarkable about fan theories. I doubt that when an author puts his pen to paper, he is conscious of what a potential fanbase may add to the story. Indeed, many argue that fan theori...
Geeks Staff3 years ago
Rise of Adult Comics
Those Batman fans lucky enough to have arrived early on the third day of New York City’s 2015 Comic Con were treated to a preview of the thirtieth anniversary celebration of Frank Miller’s The Dark Kn...
Samantha Bentley3 years ago
Why Pokémon Go is the Best Thing that Ever Happened
It’s 7:42 AM and I am running towards the canal near my house, draped in polka dot pajamas and gym trainers. There is a Dragonair somewhere in the area, greyed out in my list of nearby Pokémon, and I’...
Stephen Hamilton3 years ago
Evolution of Ant-Man
By now you must have seen Ant-Man, the 2015 summer blockbuster starring Paul Rudd. For those who haven’t seen it, you’re probably wondering how a film surrounding a superhero called Ant-Man can have r...
Patricia Sarkar3 years ago
Why Women Game Developers Matter
If you take a look at the top five games of 2015 according to MetaCritic, you’ll be pressed to find a female name among the credits. You may find names that sound like they should belong to women (her...
Geeks Staff3 years ago
Cosplayer Holly Wolf
Holly Wolf is a Canadian model who juggles her career as a playmate with her passion for geek pop culture and cosplay. The Toronto native is a self-proclaimed Zelda who provides breakdowns of her cost...
Patricia Sarkar3 years ago
Political Walk of Shame
Let's be honest, nobody wants to see our politicians forced to walk through the streets naked. That would be more of a punishment for everyone else than it would be for the over-inflated egos that sta...
Stephen Hamilton3 years ago
Tricia Helfer Geek Icon
Tricia Helfer has made quite a name for herself in the industry, modeling since 1992 and acting since 2000. But it's her wealth of experience that has gained her recognition within geek entertainment,...
Geeks Staff3 years ago
Best Monopoly Special Editions
Within a year of the Monopoly game’s release in the US, 35,000 copies of the game were being made evert week. Their momentum hasn't slowed, as the game continues to sell at a rapid fire pace and make ...
Tara Edwards3 years ago
The Walking Dead’s Best Comic Book Characters
Adaptation from print to live action often results in changes. Sometimes those changes happen because elements in the source don’t translate well to the new, faster-paced medium. Other times, it’s a c...
Stephen Hamilton3 years ago
History of Deadpool
Captain America is as American as apple pie and hand guns. Captain America is the favorite superhero of every goody two-shoes out there. Yet for those that are a little more badass, Captain America is...
Stephen Hamilton3 years ago
Best Post Apocalyptic TV Shows
Portrayals of what life may be like after a world catastrophe have always been present in art. However, after the creation of nuclear weapons, the possibilities for the end of the world likely became ...
Geeks Staff3 years ago
History of She-Hulk
I think it’s fair to say that everyone has heard of The Hulk. In fact, I’m pretty certain that even people who have never touched a comic book in their lives or have never seen one of the very many su...
Stephen Hamilton3 years ago
Insane Superhero Crossovers
There’s a sacred trend in the media: the holy crossover. It doesn’t happen often but when a crossover does happen you can be sure that everyone and their mothers will be made aware of it. You need onl...
Isaac Shapiro3 years ago
Best 'Star Wars' Shirts
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, wearing geeky Star Wars t-shirts was a surefire way to get yourself a wedgie. Star Wars super fans were ostracized and mocked. But now J.J. Abrams and Disney...
Stephen Hamilton3 years ago
The Walking Dead's Daryl Dixon
Adapted from the hit comic series, The Walking Dead hit AMC like a hurricane with a tidal wave of zombies and gore. But, surprisingly enough, one of the most iconic things to come out of the series wa...
Geeks Staff3 years ago
Best Funko Pop! Collectibles
Funko LLC sells over $30 million worth of Pop! action figures a year. Some action figures and collectibles trade for over 10 times their original cost in the secondary market. Funko was founded as a B...
Stephen Hamilton3 years ago
Is Black Sails Historically Accurate?
With all the sex and drinking on Black Sails, it's a wonder pirates got anything accomplished. Historical dramas seem to be the thing, with shows like Marco Polo and Vikings achieving great popularity...