Previous Characters of the Month

September 2017

Pennywise (It)

Pennywise

Geek Origin
Pennywise first appeared in Stephen King’s novel It, released on September 15th of 1986.

Fascinating Fact

It is based, partially, on Lovecraft’s Great Old Ones, such as Yog-Sothoth. Both It and Yog-Sothoth are described as glowing spheres in their true forms.

 

August 2017

Jake Chambers

Jake Chambers

Geek Origin
Jake Chambers made his literary debut in Stephen King’s the Gunslinger, released in 1982 as a fix-up novel collecting five short stories.

Fascinating Fact

Jake (played by Tom Taylor) is the main character of the film adaptation of The Dark Tower series, unlike in the books where he is actually a secondary character.

 

July 2017

Vulture

Vulture

Geek Origin
Vulture made his first appearance in the 2nd issue of Amazing Spider-Man, released in May of 1963.

Fascinating Fact

While he is one of  Spider-Man’s oldest foes, Vulture is making his big screen debut in the 6th Spider-Man film. He will be played by Michael Keaton whose previously superhero roles include Batman, and Birdman.

 

 

June 2017

Baby

Baby

Geek Origin
The get away driver called Baby will make his big screen debut on June 28th in the film Baby Driver, directed by Edgar Wright.

Fascinating Fact

One of the writers for this website (J.D. Cook) met Edgar Wright while he was promoting the World’s End in 2013.

 

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