Precinct1313’s End Of The Year Geekstravaganza…

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Well hey there fellow agents of Precinct1313, and welcome once again to our annual Geekstravaganza! Our celebratory destination is, as ever, the Precincts famous ‘Halls of Quaffing’ where we shall ultimately gather to rid ourselves of what, lets be honest, was an interminably intense and excruciating year. But, let’s forget about that for now and make our way down through this majestic mansion of mystery’s convoluted and ever changing corridors and chambers and stop by the colossal Comic Crypts to celebrate the year of glorious geekdom!

Our Favourite Comic-Book Series: Wonder Woman – Dead Earth

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DC Comics’ Black Label series has been a fantastic phenomenon, a line of limited series aimed at the more mature market that began with the bombasticΒ Batman: Damned,Β and then continued to build upon that success by regaling us with even more classic characters in this distinctly adult line, with this particular stunning series focusing on our absolutely favourite hallowed Hellenic herald, Wonder Woman.

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Wonder Woman: Dead Earth is a four issue mini-series written and illustrated by Daniel Warren Johnson, and is my first ever encounter with the writer/artist, and I must say after this seminal series, I am now a huge fan. This comic is the perfect parable for the world we reside in today, encompassing climate change, oppression, racism and tribe like mentality, with even Wondy herself struggling to stifle the causes of these worrisome traits. Grim, dark and gritty, but ultimately a tale of optimism and mutual respect for the planet that nurtures us and our fellow species. Highly recommended!

(Fave comic-book runners up – Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed, Zatanna and the House of Secrets)

Favourite Comic-Book Movie: Birds Of Prey

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That’s right fellow fans of fantastic fiction, the hellacious Harley Quinn teamed up with the bad-ass Birds of Prey for Cathy Yan’s glorious take on one of DC’s most beloved franchises. Margot Robbie was born to play the role of the clown princess of crime and once again gives a remarkable and laugh out loud turn as the long suffering sociopath, ably supported by Mary Elizabeth Winstead as The Huntress, and a perfect performance by Jurnee Smollet-Bell as Black Canary, plus, if that wasn’t enough of a geek overload, narcissistic psychopathic crime-lord Black Mask was expertly brought to vivid life by brilliant British thesp, Ewan McGregor. A deliriously fun and fourth wall breaking delight, Birds of Prey is an absolute must watch! (May I just say, at time of writing this, I haven’t yet seen Wonder Woman 84, due to pandemics and closed cinemas, but will hopefully reverse this in early 2021)

Favourite Statue/Toy I Personally Purchased: Bombshells Death Statue

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You know what, I have way too many statues, action figures and toys, so many in fact that some are still retained in their boxes through lack of space. It’s a shame I know to keep such gloriously geeky works of art in their packaging, but I have literally zero willpower, and whenever I encounter another cool collectable, all reasoning and monetary value goes out the window as my inner child takes over, and I buy yet another awesome addition to add to my overwhelming pile of geek. That said, the Death statue was whipped out of her protective polystyrene tout suite, because it is quite possibly one of the most beautiful pieces I have yet laid eyes upon. Based upon the Endless version of the Grim Reaper, Death is a favoured character of mine, so she now resides upon the fabled Superlative Shelf of Superhero Statues alongside the other spectacularly sublime sculpts. And just how much geeky toy goodness have I managed to stuff the Precinct with, see below for just a small glimpse into my fevered collecting brain…

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And there you have it fellow agents of Precinct1313, a few of the things that have helped me personally cope with this torrid year. What has brought you personal joy throughout 2020? why not sound off in the comments below. May I just say a huge thank you to everyone who has visited, commented and followed the Precinct over the past twelve months, it’s really, really appreciated. And so… Happy New Year!

Oh, And As Ever… Make Mine DC!

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About Bruce Hodder (formerly known as ArcaneHalloween)

Fanatical about comics, gaming and horror movies... but then isn't everyone?

Posted on December 31, 2020, in Comics, Comics in film, Comics/toys and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. Drinking and FaceTime with Ignited Moth weekly helped keep me sane this year lol. Here’s to a better year! *cheers*

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  2. Happy New Year, Bruce! Liking the media selections +++ what a mighty fine display of action figures and statuettes. Are the comic art design boxes you’re using to stand some of the figures on comic storage boxes? Or gift boxes? They look really cool using them like that. Wish I had some more display space to work with, but could make some temporary space for photo purposes in the New Year πŸ˜‰
    The Death statue looks far cooler out of the box – can see why it’s a fave. And what’s the artwork – looks like Bats walking thru a Hall of Fame of sorts?
    Make mine a DC too, mate!

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  3. Happy New Year Bruce.
    May the Fates will upon you whatever you desire.

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  4. Happy new year, Bruce, and thanks for stopping by my corner! I’m looking forward to your take on WW84, as I’ve been hearing a LOT of mixed reviews. May we all have some memorable adventures in 2021!

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  5. I absolutely love the Birds of Prey movie. ❀ It was so much fun and I really enjoyed the casting. πŸ™‚
    I'm so envious of your Bombshells statues. They're all so stunning and stylish!
    Here's to a marvelous new year that will hopefully take us all in a much better direction! πŸ˜€

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