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Batman get weird in Morrison’s run
Greetings adventurers, and welcome to this weeks installment of The Surly Nerd! After gaming and comic filled prelude we jump into comics, we mourn the passing of Alan Kupperberg the way only we can. Also in comic news we discuss upcoming titles Rowans Ruin, Batman: Black and White and Archangel by William Gibson. Our comic topic for the week is about Jesse Eisenberg’s comments about Comic-Con and a question about how we judge celebrities.
In game industry news, we talk a little about the EVO Fighting tournament from this last weekend and the closing of the Playstation Mobile Store. When one door closes in the video game world, another opens and EA and Comcast are doing just that by opening up their own video game streaming service which we might be a little skeptical of. We close out level two with Aliens: Colonial Marines and how we believe no one sets out to make a bad game.
Over in the world of entertainment, we hear from Grant Morrison again as he tells us what he thinks of the new film version of Wonder Woman. Sigourney Weaver tells the world what she thinks of Aliens Vs. Predator, Guillermo del Toro tells all about the Justice League Dark movie and what it would take to make Hellboy 3. James kicks on the anger machine as the main topic for entertainment this week is all about how we pre-judge movies based on early photos.
Our epilogue this week is all about free-to-play games and what we think makes a great one. As always, we appreciate all our adventurers who listen to the show every week and we look forward to your feedback on what we discuss! (email@example.com!)
Grab a drink and settle on in for this weeks action packed episode of…The Surly Nerd
Episode 141: Everyone’s Got A F-ing Opinion
In Comic Industry News – Alan Kupperberg, Rowans Ruin, Batman: Black and White, Archangel, Jesse Eisenberg
In Game Industry News – EVO, Playstation Mobile, Xfinity, Aliens: Colonial Marines
In Entertainment News – Wonder Woman, AvP, Justice League Dark, Hellboy 3 and Pre-judging movies
Epilogue – Free-to-play games
Seems like Morrison isn’t too happy with this Wonder Woman
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All about Batman: Black and White: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batman_Black_and_White
Learn about Wonder Woman: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wonder_Woman
This week in Comic Industry News
(0:13:35) Usagi Yojimbo gets an omnibus, Miss Marvel and Harley get into fourth printings and we talk Spider-man’s evolution.
In Game Industry News
(0:46:25) Nintendo talks new hardware and losses, Wolfenstein wants you to play with yourself, Capcom and Square are coming out on top and Marvel talks their approach to gaming.
We Talk Evolution
(1:16:00) Community’s community, James Franco takes on Wiseau, Guardians of the Galaxy goes franchise alongside Star Wars, Lou Ferringo leaks Hulk and Matt Smith breaks into the Terminator business.
(0:15:20) This week in Comic Industry News – Wondercon talks Batman, IDW keeps doing what they do and Mondo goes Marvel.
(0:26:00) In Game Industry News – Nintendo is under fire, Nuka Cola has been trademaked, Sony ditches Square, Game Spy closes and what that means to you and Fatal Frame gets a sequel.
(046:00ish) In Entertainment News – Oculus is ready to go to Hollywood, Sony registers Bioshock domains, Stephen Spielberg is on board for Goonies, we get the lowdown on the new Fantastic Four movie, Disney takes over the world even while movie ticket prices drop.
15:00 – In Comic Industry News: Flash Gordon is BACK!, Stan Lee pisses the internet off again and Mark Miller creates his own universe.
33:00 – In Game Industry News: Square Enix embraces the indys, Microsoft says VR is the future, Nintendo’s president is in a very difficult place and Amazon TV has launched.
1:06:00 – In Entertainment News: More on the Scream TV series, Gremlins is on the way and so are the Goonies, more on the Sinister Six and we return to Tucker and Dales cabin.
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In Entertainment News: Gotham becomes a new Fox series, Constantine gets his own series, David Goyer talks about Superman vs Batman, Dumb and Dumber To becomes a thing, Mister Rogers and Warcraft get a movie, Tom Hiddleston wants the Enchantress and Pacific Rim makes a ton of money.