This week: When exactly did Target know about last year’s security breach?, Amazon raises the price of Prime and ponders a Chromecast-style set-top box, Sony reveals a VR helmet, Google‘s smartwatch OS, and Tech’s biggest leaders, both living and dead, have an opinion to share on big issues this week.
The Geeks Of Doom Round Up continues with our 21st episode. This week, Andy gives us the run-down of the upcoming adaptation of the David Wong story, John Dies At The End, starring Rob Mayes, and directed by Don Coscarelli. Later, Greg brings on some creepy music from The Pierces called “Secret.”
Later in the show, we take a look at the news that Disney has acquired Lucasfilm, and will be releasing Star Wars Episode VII in 2015. We drill down into the news and analyze why George Lucas decided to sell his company when he did. We also have a glance at a new 90-minute Halo 4 movie, entitled Forward Unto Dawn available for online viewing and will also be included in the Limited Edition release of the game.
In the case of Secret #1, I clearly judged this comic by its cover. The inclusion of actual photograph on a comic book cover is not something you see often. The cover of Secret #1 grabbed my attention the first time I saw it. The ghostly white set of teeth clenched around a sea of black tendrils was haunting. Luckily for me, I do not live to regret picking up this book based on its cover. Secret #1 is a tense and masterfully crafted first issue from an extremely talented young team.
Secret #1 plays out much like the opening scenes of a James Bond movie. We are first introduced to an unlucky C.E.O who has just had some information forcefully removed in a home invasion. Immediately after that, the rest of the comic takes place in a private meeting with some of Washington’s most powerful men, who are just learning that their private security is “shit.” The man delivering this information is known as Mr. Miller, who by all accounts is a private security expert with a few darker things planned for the future.