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Best Nerd Things of 2013!

2013 is winding down, and with that, it’s time to take a look back at the  nerd year that was. While not the slam bang that 2012 was, there was still plenty of cool moments and nerd things in 2013. Here’s a few of my favorites.

Superior_spiderman_1The Superior Spider-Man
I’ll be the first to admit it: I didn’t think this series would work. Swapping Doctor Octopus and Spider-Man’s brains? Killing Peter Parker? As a life-long Spidey fan, there’s NO WAY I would like this series. Read the rest of this entry

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Arrow

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It’s a good time to be a comic book nerd and a fan of TV. With Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Arrow, and The Walking Dead thriving on the small screen, there’s plenty for you to choose from for live action weekly superheroics. Amazingly, three of the biggest comic publishers (Marvel, DC, and Image) are being represented on the small screen right now .  While I actively watch all three of these shows, there’s one that stands out as the best to me: CW’s Arrow, the updated, salmon ladder obsessed take on DC Comics’ Green Arrow.

Now, I know what you’re thinking: “Arrow? The show that featured its entire male cast shirtless for its season two promotional ads?” To which I say “look at that those abs!” and “yes”. Read the rest of this entry

Gotham

Batman_Battle_for_the_Cowl_Comissioner_GordonOne of my nerd dreams finally came true two weeks ago: Gotham Central is kinda coming to TV. Warner Bros has announced that they have begun production on a series based on Commissioner Gordon for Fox. The series, titled Gotham, will trace the early career of James Gordon as he patrols the worst city on the planet, Gotham City. While it’s not the direct adaptation of Gotham Central I was hoping for, it’s fairly obvious that the Ed Brubaker/Greg Rucka series will be used as a basis for Gotham. But like with all comic book adaptations, there are some early aspects of Gotham that leave me a little wary.

For starters, the press release states that Batman will not appear in the show at all. While this is expected in a show that focuses primarily on James Gordon, the release does say that the show will feature many of the ”early” versions of some of Gotham’s main baddies. However, if the Gotham Crime Unit can take out such villains as The Riddler, Penguin, and Two-Face without the help of Batman, then doesn’t it make the Dark Knight seem a little unnecessary? Not to mention that fact that it would fly in the face of the long held belief that Batman is the cause of many of the psychotic villains that he faces. Without the Batman, there would be no Joker, Two-Face, or other villains. Read the rest of this entry

S.H.I.E.L.D. Spinoffs That Could (and Probably Should) Happen

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This week sees the release of ABC’s new series Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. As expected, the anticipation for this show is through the roof. Not only does it mark the first serialized television show for Marvel Studios, but is also the first shot for Marvel characters to dominate the small screen. Of course, we’re not going to see Captain America, Thor, or Iron Man appearing in a weekly series anytime soon (if ever), but S.H.I.E.L.D. could be the launch pad for hundreds of other Marvel characters that don’t necessarily have the star power for their own film. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at some characters that deserve a prime time slot. We’ll start with one that I’ve been championing since Marvel got his film rights back…. Read the rest of this entry