Week in Geek: Jem Jams, Superman Soars, and the Lone Ranger is Hotter Than Ever

By: Jase Peeples




Today we're taking a peek at the most powerful game in the universe, drooling over Armie Hammer as a classic hero, and joining Jem and the Holograms for an encore.

These are the nerdy bits that had us geeking out this week.


He-Man: The Most Powerful GAME in the Universe
Gaymers, get ready for a colossal geek-gasm! Mattel, Chillingo, and developer Glitchsoft have announced He-Man: The Most Powerful Game in the Universe is heading to Apple devices everywhere later this fall. With plenty of elements from just about every incarnation of our favorite hero boasting “fabulous secret powers,” this looks like the game every he-fan has always wanted to play.

Check out the official trailer:


More Jem and the Holograms? Don’t call it a comeback!
Integrity Toys has announced four new additions to their truly outrageous Jem and the Holograms collector’s line. Classic Jem, Jerrica Benton, Synergy, and Rio Pacheco are each headed your way with an estimated ship date of November 2012. These limited edition adult collectible dolls won’t last long so head over to Integrity Toys’ list of dealers to find out where you can snag a set for yourself before the show’s over!


The Lone Ranger
If the idea of a modern Lone Ranger film doesn’t set off your nerd alert you aren’t alone. Recent movies like The Green Hornet, The Spirit, and Jonah Hex have made many a geek weary of Hollywood’s ability to resurrect classic heroes for a new era, but The Lone Ranger trailer that hit late last week looks promising. If nothing else, the cast of this film (Hello Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp!) is worth the price of admission.


Jim Lee on Superman!
DC Comics announced big plans for the Man of Steel on Thursday at New York Comic Con. A third monthly Superman comic is in the works with Scott Snyder and superstar artist Jim Lee attached as the book’s creative team. Though no release date has been announced, rumor has it the new title will be available in comic shops around the time Warner Bros. releases its Man of Steel movie next summer. Even if you aren’t a fan of the Kryptonian from Kansas, you’ve got to admit, Lee’s promo piece that accompanied the announcement is a thing of beauty!


And, speaking of comics…


Anyone who enjoys a great story needs to check out Sina Grace’s Not My Bag. The 96-page black-and-white graphic novel chronicles the creator’s own tale of the six months he spent in retail hell as a sales associate for an upscale department store. Turns out, balancing the demands of customers and managers while being haunted by the ghosts of ex-boyfriends makes for one hell of a fun read. Grab a copy for yourself at your nearest comic shop.


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