We’re all fans of stuff. That much is certain. But some of us are fans of more than just one or two things. Some of us have our fandom split amongst multiple different characters, genres, and mediums. Just like we don’t all have one specific thing that makes us who we are, not all of us are obsessed with one thing. A lot of our different fandoms bleed into others, and allow us to diversify our nerdy interests. So, with that in mind, I’ve coined the term the “Five Fandoms”, and figured I’d share my five and why they’re so important to me. While they all move up and down this list, these are the five pop culture things that take up the most space in my brain, for better or worse. Read the rest of this entry
Can you feel that? It’s the sound of thousands of nerds shaking in anticipation after watching the latest Star Wars trailer. A day before we got our poster reveal, and now it’s just a matter of 2 months until we see more of Han, Chewie, Leia, and (hopefully) Luke. But let’s inspect that poster a little, shall we? Read the rest of this entry
Man, what a week to be a Marvel and Star Wars fan. First, Entertainment Weekly had a massive reveal for Force Awakens, and then Disney’s big D23 Expo was this past weekend, where they certainly brought their A game. From the first concept art of Doctor Strange to the reveal that Jurassic World’s Colin Treverrow will be helming Star Wars Episode IX, there’s no doubt that the House of Mouse will be dominating the pop culture landscape for years to come. Between their Marvel and Star Wars presentation, one has to wonder: how can anyone hope to match up against Disney? They have two of the hottest properties in the world right now in Marvel and Star Wars, and the latter hasn’t even had its new film released!
Disney sure knows how to get the nerd blood flowing though. Concept art for Doctor Strange has been shown, as well as a fun video greeting from Stephen Strange himself (aka Benedict Cumberbatch). Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige then brought out the Sentinel of Liberty himself, Chris Evans (and Anthony Mackie) to introduce the first footage of Captain America: Civil War, which from what I’ve heard is friggin’ awesome (for real Disney, it would only help you if you borrowed a page from Lucasfilm and WB’s Comic Con footage and released the damn thing). Read the rest of this entry
I’ll be honest; I didn’t think there was going to be much to get me excited at this year’s San Diego Comic Con. With the exception of the WB panel, there didn’t seem to be a lot of hype going out pre-show. Marvel Studios wasn’t going, Disney wasn’t going to premiere a new Force Awakens trailer, and many of the comics publishers had announced their big publishing movements BEFORE the event even kicked off. It just seemed like SDCC 2015 was going to be a big bore.
Man, was I wrong. From a spectacular Batman V Superman trailer to news of two of some of my favorite comic book characters crossing over, there was tons of awesome stuff to come out of Comic Con this year. And we’ll kick it off with a team-up book I’ve been clamoring for since 2007… Read the rest of this entry
My, my, my. What a week for nerd news. Not only have we gotten a ton of information on Star Wars The Force Awakens, Battlefront, and Rogue One, but we’ve also gotten a brand spankin’ new trailer for the upcoming restart of the franchise. Not to be outdone, we also got a look at Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice this week as well.
Actually, Batman V Superman was outdone. By Star Wars. Read the rest of this entry
The first teaser trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens has finally arrived, giving us our first glimpse into the film that will either restore the Star Wars franchise to it’s former glory, or make the fans of the original trilogy even more enraged. But enough chatting, watch it! Read the rest of this entry