Monthly Archives: December 2014

The WORST Nerd Things of 2014!

1343924242-angry_supermanLast week had the typical “Best Nerd Things of 2014”, so now, it’s time for the real fun: the WORST nerd things of 2014. Yes, these are the movies, TV shows, video games, and comics that made my blood boil to molten lava, my head feel like it wanted to implode, and my nerd rage levels to reach almost Berserker. So, without further ado, we might as well get the biggest offender out of the way, the worst comic book movie of the year (in my opinion)… Read the rest of this entry

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Comic Reviews: Avengers & X-Men: AXIS and Robin Rises Alpha!

COMIC REVIEWS!!!

 Avengers_&_X-Men_AXIS_Vol_1_9_SolicitAvengers & X-Men: AXIS #9 (of 9) (Marvel Comics)

 MILD SPOILERS

 Avengers & X-Men: AXIS has come to an end, and has once again “changed the face of the Marvel Universe as we know it”.

Except, it kinda didn’t. Sure, events happen in the finale of Rick Remender’s story, but none of the moments hit as hard as they could, and the whole thing feels very rushed, especially with four credited artists on the issue (Terry Dodsen, Jamie Cheung, Adam Kubert, and Lienil Francis Yu). Read the rest of this entry

Best Nerd Things of 2014!

maxresdefault2014 is drawing to a close, which means it’s time to do the one thing that nerd columns are best at: LISTS!

That’s right, it’s time for the annual “Top Nerd Things of 2014”, where I look at all of the nerdy stuff that hit this past year in comics, TV, Movies, and more! SO let’s not waste any time, here’s the “Top Nerd Things” list for the year 2014! Read the rest of this entry

TV Superhero Showdown!

super-hero-battle-for-tvA few weeks ago I ranted and raved about Gotham, the Batman prequel series that’s been blowing up on Fox. This week I’m going to return to the TV theme, but expand it to the four other comic book shows on the major networks: Flash, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Constantine, and of course, Arrow. We’re at the midseason finales for these shows, and all of them (with one exception) have been a hit. With the news that Constantine will be wrapping up it’s season with thirteen episodes and not the usual 22, I think it’s time to take a look at all of these series and do what nerd do best: ask which one is better? Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Rumble and Black Widow!

COMIC REVIEWS!!

 rumble_01rgbRumble #1 (Image Comics)

 Yes, Image Comics has another new series out this week. However, John Arcudi and James Harren’s Rumble is different enough to make it stand out from the crowd of Image titles. A weird mash up of Conan the Barbarian, modern city life, and the supernatural, Rumble is definitely one of the stranger comics to debut this year. It’s also pretty damn awesome.

Rumble follows the exploits of Rathraq, a “Scarecrow Warrior God” who mysteriously reawakens in modern day, walks into a bar, and proceeds to start laying waste to everything in his path. After hacking off a man’s arm, Rathraq is quickly taken out by the barkeeper, but after that, things start getting weird. A lady’s cat jumps four stories out of his apartment, but is completely fine when he lands. Strange monsters appear and follow the barkeep home, who has foolishly decided to try to pawn Rathraq’s sword. Luckily (or unluckily) for our “hero”, Rathraq reappears, ready to throw down again. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Spider-Man & the X-Men and Walking Dead!

COMIC REVIEWS!!!!

 Spider-Man__The_X-Men_1_Cover-720x1095Spider-Man and the X-Men #1 (Marvel Comics)

 Spider-Man wears a lot of hats. It seems like creators thrive on giving the character not just one, or two, or three jobs, but more like seventeen at times. Right now he’s in charge of a company, a member of the Avengers, and helping out in the “inversion” in AXIS. And now writer Elliot Kalan and artist Marco Failla are adding another title to the Wall-Crawler’s long list of superlatives: Guidance Counselor for the Jean Grey School Of Higher Learning, as Spidey joins up with the X-Men in the new ongoing Spider-Man and the X-Men #1. Read the rest of this entry

The Suicide Squad Supreme With A Mouth

suicide-squad-full-cast-thumbbannerWhoooo boy. What a week. Not only did we finally get confirmation on Benedict Cumberbatch playing Stephen Strange, we also got Kristen Ritter as our lead in Alias, Ryan Reynolds returning for Deadpool, and the entirety of the Suicide Squad, including Jared Leto as our new Clown Prince of Crime.

Of all of the casting news that hit last week, the biggest is probably the Suicide Squad one. Nothing against Marvel and their Doctor Strange casting, but Cumberbatch was all but confirmed about a month ago, with numerous outlets all but saying the deal was done. The same can be said about Ryan Reynolds’s signing on for Deadpool. Everyone pretty much assumed those two were playing those parts, so when the news was confirmed the other day it was exciting, but not as surprising as the news regarding the Suicide Squad cast. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Secret Six and Wolf Moon!

Comic Reviews!

secretsixcover1Secret Six #1 (DC Comics)

 Secret Six is back! Yes, the fan favorite series that was canceled at the start of the DC relaunch is making its New 52 debut, with a brand new team and a new status quo. Original Six writer Gail Simone is back with artist Ken Lashley, and the two deliver a debut issue that’s a good jumping on point for new readers, but may be a little confusing for Secret Six fans of old. Read the rest of this entry