Black Panther Movie Review

Black Panther

There has been a lot of background noise around the recent release of Black Panther.  Unfortunately it did cause me some trepidation in going to see it.  I thought, this better be good or the noise around it will be an absolute nightmare beyond what it already was.  It is a MCU movie though, and … [Read more…]

The Island Comic Book Review

The Island

The Island is an ongoing webcomic series set in a future Earth that has been ravaged by war.  Anant, a sailor on an Indian naval submarine arrives on the island seeking the town of Peony Hill.  He’s met by a strange young woman who offers to help.  Nearby is also a Chinese aircraft carrier where … [Read more…]

The Chair Comic Book Review

The Chair

It’s not often a comic leaves me speechless but Peter Simeti did it with The Chair.  I got into the series late, during the re-release newsprint edition and now I’m a little sad that I missed the original run ten years ago.  Perhaps if I hadn’t had my head buried so deep in Marvel (to … [Read more…]

The Past Month in Theaters: December 2017 Movie Reviews

The Disaster Artist

Eight times to the theater in the month of December.  Overall, it was an absurdly good month.  Not a single movie that I saw fell under a B.  I don’t think that’s ever happened before. I started off the month with The Man Who Invented Christmas, a dramatization of Charles Dickens writing A Christmas Carol.  … [Read more…]

Author Jon Del Arroz Banned from WorldCon Convention News


Recently author Jon Del Arroz was banned from attending WorldCon 76 in San Jose.  No specific reason was given, but a post on the convention’s Facebook page indicates that Jon intended to violate the event’s Code of Conduct.  We reached out to the press contact for WorldCon and unfortunately received no further clarification.  Their response … [Read more…]

Best of Geek in 2017 A Year in Review

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

2017 was a great year for geekdom.  We saw some great movies, games, and comics this year.  Awesome books and tech, and all fun things we geeks and nerds love.  Amidst all the negativity, conflict, and arguments there’s been a lot of good to be had.  So here’s a look 2017’s Best of Geek based … [Read more…]

Rags: A Zombie Shopping Spree Comic Book Preview


Rags: A Zombie Shopping Spree is a preview comic for a series put together by Brian Ball, Trent Luther, and Luigitot Tuerel.  The issue gives us a glimpse of the life of Marine Cpl Regina Ragowski in the midst of a zombie outbreak.  It appears, from information on the site that the regular run will … [Read more…]

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Movie Review

Editor’s Note: I could not avoid spoilers completely.  I did try to brush past the big ones but there are a few here. The Last Jedi is a clear passing of the torch for the Star Wars franchise. Where The Force Awakens gives us an introduction to the ‘new generation’ the latest installment gives them … [Read more…]

Graphic Novel METAPHASE Sells Out and Sparks Second Printing Press Release

Alterna Comics is proud to announce that the METAPHASE graphic novel by Chip Reece, Kelly Williams, and Peter Simeti, has sold out and is going back to print to fill a surge in demand. METAPHASE, originally created in 2014 and published in 2015, tells the story of Ollie, a boy with Down syndrome, that wants … [Read more…]

The Orville TV Review

The Orville Cast

We finally caught the final episode of The Orville, and I have to say I’m pleasantly surprised. I’m also glad to hear about, and looking forward to the second season.  Our only outlet currently for new Star Trek has its cursing and dark anti-Trek themes locked behind a pay-wall.  Or, we can look forward to … [Read more…]