Welcome to September kids.
Hurricane Harvey has moved on from Texas. Here at home base we got a lot of rain and wind, but no major damage. The Geeks in Houston made it through fine. Friends and family are also okay.
Not everyone has been so lucky. Take a moment today and make a donation to the relief effort of your choice. This storm has done permanent damage to the Gulf Coast from Corpus to New Orleans. People need your help.
Now, back to your regularly scheduled feature.
As I mentioned on Monday, this week marks the 100th birthday of "The King" Jack Kirby. Kirby was co-creator of most of the Marvel universe with Stan Lee. He was also responsible for the New Gods at DC.
Basically, everything in the MCU and DCEU owes a debt to Kirby.
You know what else? The Inhumans.
I'm not even going to try to explain the Inhumans. That's the job of the new television series. The show debuts tonight on IMAX screens across the country and I'm cautiously optimistic.
I've been a fan of the Inhumans ever since I won a copy of this book
as a consolation bingo present when I was a kid. That guy fighting them? He's an evolved cockroach. I like to think he's spent the intervening years amassing a cockroach army in the sewers of Marvel NYC and someday that will be the summer's big crossover event.
In recent years, in the name of synergy, Marvel has gone to great lengths to use the Inhumans to displace the X-Men in their comic universe. They needed characters for the movies and, since the X-Men weren't available to them, they found surrogates in the Inhumans. The results have been mixed, but it did raise the Inhumans' public profile.
Unlike the Inhumans featured on Agents of SHIELD
, the new series will focus on the royal family, the characters most often associated with the Inhumans.
Yes, that included Lockjaw who I am sure that Disney is going to market the hell out of.
The Inhumans are ruled by their stoic king, Black Bolt, and his volatile red-headed queen, Medusa.
Now that I type that, I may have just gained some insight into my dating history.
So, who better to feature as this week's cheesecake selection than the actress playing Medusa.
Please say hello to Serinda Swan.
Prior to ascending to the throne of Attilan, Ms. Swan has been a face you've seen in a lot of geek fare over the years.
You've seen her in Tron: Legacy, Percy Jackson, The Tomorrow People, Graceland
Medusa isn't her first turn as a superhero either. She appeared on Smallville
as everyone's favorite fishnet clad magician, Zatanna.
I'm hoping the Inhumans is good. The concept and Kirby deserve that much.
Let's hit the links.
The Top 100 debut albums of all time
Major endorsement for Popeye’s mac n’ cheese
Foo Fighters troll audience with Smells Like Teen Spirit and Rick Astley
The 200 best (or at least most underappreciated) albums of the 1960s
Lee, Lifeson to make new music together
Girl-sweat flavored chicken
LaVar Ball and family are getting their own Facebook reality show: Ball In The Family
Hunter S. Thompson quotes to get you through the day
Obscure television shows better than the ones you watch
The liberal redneck on Southern heritage
A retro version of the SDCC Justice League trailer
The best of bad acting
As requested, Terry Pratchett's unfinished works destroyed by a steamroller
And finally, Alamo Drafthouse is throwing a "clowns only" screening of It