Cheap Date: Dec 12th
Before anyone can mention it: Yes, this edition of Cheap Date falls on 12/12/12. Definitely not a date that happens very often; by often, I mean only once a century. Anyway, with that out of our systems let’s continue. On Cheap Date, I recommend $30 worth of nerdy entertainment to fill your week.
Head past the jump to see all my recommendations.
Movie – $15
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
The first movie of Peter Jackson’s adaptation of The Hobbit releases this weekend. Even if you are not sold on watching a fantasy, epic adventure then you may want to try to watch the movie in 48 frames per second. I have heard mentioned that 48 FPS may improve 3D versions of movies, but I am also just interested if this really is the next big thing in movies.
Not to mention, if you cough up the extra money to watch it on IMAX then you will also be able to see nine minutes of Star Trek Into Darkness.
Comics – $15
This week, I thought I would focus on more of the non-Big Two titles even though Marvel and DC do have some good books coming out today. If you enjoy comics, you may want to venture outside the comfort of superhero books.
Brian Wood’s new series mashes up some political and moral thoughts in a Waterworld-esqe setting. In this issue, the crew of the Kapital find a new nation that has sprouted on oil platforms.
Sam Kieth, creator of The Maxx, continues his comeback to comics and pleases fans with his fun/dynamic art style. In Hollows #1, monstrous Hollows devour souls causing everyone to live in giant tree-cities. A very interesting concept that has intrigued me.
Activity is a secret agent/spy genre book that is a lot of fun to read. In this issue, we see the team setting up a business front in the Philippines but found out that they may have done a job too well.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #17
A very fun take on the Turtles that most of us grew up with brings in new takes on each character. While I will not say this book is not mature in content, they have approached this childhood heroes in a mature way. This issue begins the arc that reveals General Krang’s back story, which is far from the cartoon version.
I hope you have enjoyed everything I recommended. It is the season of giving, but you should remember to take care of yourself every once in a while. I will see you next week for another edition of Cheap Date.