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The Week in Geek - Dec. 6th 2013

By Elliott Serrano, @ElliottSerrano

For RedEye

December 6, 2013

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A lot of stuff went down in the world of geekdom this week, with news on superhero movies dominating the discussion on social media.

Here's a look at what caught my eye this week in geek:

First up: the nerds at Reading With Pictures kicked off their comic-book collection drive as part of #GivingTuesday. Starting this week, through January 3rd of 2014, they will be collecting comics for the Comer Children's Hospital.

For all the consumerism that appears to have taken over the holiday season, it's nice to see geeky folk doing a good deed for kids in need.

You can read more about the Reading With Pictures Comic Book Holiday Drive it by clicking HERE.

The interwebz got all nutty when Sony Pictures released a new teaser trailer for Amazing Spider-Man 2, revealing the villains that good ol' Web Head is going to be facing in the sequel.



Concerns of there being too many villains in this installment - like in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 3 - have been voiced. I can't say that I disagree.

Twitter was abuzz - and some stomaches got turned - when 'CT' of the Nerdlunch podcast decided to combine the infamous McRib sandwich with a Twinkie and actually eat it. He then chronicled his consumption of the #TwinkieMcRib on his timeline. I'm not sure if it was as a warning to future generations or what:

#TwinkieMcRib step four: Introductions. Twinkie, meet McRib. McRib, meet Twinkie. pic.twitter.com/DYyPTds4SV

— CT = Christmas Tree (@nerdlunch) December 4, 2013

See the photos on CT's STORIFY page. WARNING: ONCE YOU SEE IT YOU CANNOT UNSEE IT!

On a slightly less controversial topic, Warner Bros. announced the casting of Gal Godot as Wonder Woman for the "Man of Steel" sequel.

Oh, who am I kidding? The announcement set off all sorts of nerd rage, some of it focused on Ms. Godot's body-type and wondering (pun-intended) whether she was the right choice to play the Amazing Amazon.

Heres hoping the new wonderwoman LIVES in the gym..MUSCLES! also hoping she is near 6 ft tall. A short wonder woman is like a tall rorshach

— Adrianne Curry (@AdrianneCurry) December 4, 2013

Are we really worried the actress is thin? Seriously?

— Gail Simone (@GailSimone) December 5, 2013

(I'm now taking bets that it won't be more than a cameo that leads into a Justice League movie.)

Read some more of the reaction on Twitter by clicking HERE.

X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer decided to throw his fans a tidbit and announced the next X-Film on his Twitter timeline.

#Xmen #Apocalypse 2016!

— Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) December 5, 2013

I'm guessing that this is going to be the sequel to DOFP, with the flick ending on a cliff-hanger.

And in closing, I leave you with this "scene cover" by the duo known as Pomplamoose, re-enacting a love scene from "The Empire Strikes Back.":

I think that Nataly Dawn does a nice job of channeling Carrie Fisher. Sorry Jack, but there's only one Harrison Ford.