Franklin Armstrong Collective – Best of 2017

It is that time of year, where the Best of list are created. FranklinArmstrong.com is no different, and with a full crew we each thought we would sit down and give you our take on a category. Take a look below and give us your top list in the comments.

GAMES

You should and could play
By SkinDeep

#5 Cuphead

#4 Uncharted
Lost Legacy

#3 Super Mario

Odyssey

#2 Legend of Zelda :

Breath of the Wild

#1 Horizon Zero Dawn

COMICS

For your non geek friends
By Tobi

#5

#4

#3

#2

#1

MUSIC

For those who love game OST
By Doc Holidae

#5 Cuphead OST  –
Admission To Perdition

#4 Super Mario Odyssey OST

Wooded Kingdom

#3 NieR:Automata OST –
Wretched Weaponry

#2 Destiny 2 OST – Battle Stations


#1 Persona 5 OST – Awakening

TRANSFORMERS

For beginners and winners
By JawzD

#5 Titan Returns – Hot Rod

#4  RiD – Warrior – Bludgeon

#3 Titan Returns – Overlord

#2 The Last Knight –

Premier Edition Deluxe – Cogman

#1 Masterpiece – MP-34 – Cheetor

Movies

Your geek friends have seen
By Brandon

#5

#4

#3

#2

#1

 

Jude Law in talks to star as male lead in upcoming MCU “Captain Marvel” movie

MCU’s “Captain Marvel” has its Mar-Vell?

It is being reported that Jude Law is in talks to play a “mentor” role to Brie Larson‘s, Carol Danvers in the upcoming “Captain Marvel” MCU movie.

He will be playing the person that guides Carol Danvers to control her new found powers Doctor Walter Lawson aka Mar-Vell who is from an alien race called the Kree.

At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, Feige announced that the superhero film will be set in the ’90s, before the Avengers ever thought of assembling, and Samuel L. Jackson is expected to reprise his role as Nick Fury.

Source 1: Jude Law in talks to star alongside Brie Larson in Captain Marvel | Entertainment Weekly

Source 2: ‘Captain Marvel’: Jude Law Lands Male Lead Opposite Brie Larson (EXCLUSIVE) | Variety

Brian Michael Bendis Leaves Marvel For DC Comics

Update: 2017-11-07 16:00

Marvel has issued a statement to CBR on this morning’s surprise news that Brian Michael Bendis has left the publisher after more than 17 years to sign exclusively with DC Comics.

The statement reads, in full: “Brian is a great partner and has contributed incredible stories and characters to the Marvel Universe over the years. We appreciate his creativity and professionalism, and we wish him the best on his future projects.”

Source: Marvel Comments on Brian Michael Bendis’ Move to DC Comics

Original: 2017-11-07 09:58

Over the past 15 years Brian Michael Bendis is a writer and artist who has been at Marvel for the last 15 years. He had now signed a deal exclusively with DC Comics today.

Bendis has written a lot of stories that included a lot of Marvel big characters X-Men, Iron Man and The Defenders.

We look forward to what is first proejct will be.

Source: Brian Michael Bendis Leaves Marvel For DC Comics

Def Comdey Jam’s 25th year anniversary coming to Netflix

Netflix is on fire with all of its comedy offerings in the past few years.

Now it’s going to celebrate an institution of black comedy. They are creating a special honour the 25th year anniversary of Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam.

First airing on HBO in 1992 originally hosted by Martin Lawrence. It showcased black comedians that would not have otherwise been seen on TV regularly at the time. They included David Chappelle, Eddy Griffin, Tracy Morgan, (the late) Bernie Mac, D.L. Hugley, Aries Spears (of MadTV fame), (the late) Ricky Harris (who played Malvo from “Everybody Hates Chris”), and much more. The show also had legendary DJ Kid Capri, who’s djing would often interact with comedian’s jokes.

The line up for its current special looks extremely impressive, bringing old and new comics together and of course DJ Kid Capri. No details about its format have been shared at this time.

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Source 1: Netflix Toasts to 25 Years of ‘Def Comedy Jam’ with New Special ft. Dave Chappelle, Martin Lawrence and More | Okayplayer

Source 2: Def Comedy Jam’ to Celebrate 25th Anniversary On Netflix | Complex

Comedian and Civil Rights activist Dick Gregory passes at 84.

Another lost in the comedy world, legendary comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory passed away on August 19th, 2017 in Washington.

He was 84 years old.

Dick Gregory gained popularity in the 1960s. His style of humour and biting satire is where he found crossover success compared to his peers. This was also around the time of the civil rights movement, which he was extremely active in.

He remained active in the comedy scene until he became ill at the beginning of this month.

He is survived by his wife, Lillian, and 10 children.

Source: Dick Gregory, 84, Dies; Found Humor in the Civil Rights Struggle, Dick Gregory dead: Comedian and civil rights activist dies, aged 84

Hear us discuss this and more on the August 23rd podcast of #GeektastiqCypha.