This week in Comic Industry News: Clark comes out to the world, Sandman gets delayed, we finally have a black Robin and James’ waxes philosophical about EC Comics.
In Game Industry News: Mega Man X comes back…in a way, Blizzard talks Warcraft remakes, Eidos makes more changes to Thief, Sony talks MP3 playback for the PS4 and the Humble Bundle gets a store.
In Entertainment News: Blockbuster has its final rental, CBS green lights a HIMYM spin-off, Walking Dead gets a prequel, Hugh Jackman talks about being Wolverine, Twilight comes to Jessica Jones, Drew Goddard comes to Daredevil and Seth Rogan gets his hands on a Preacher.
A very special thank you to our guest, Dan Price, for coming out to Rapture again and talking shop with us. You can find his work over at http://houndcomics.com/webcomic_masters_of_the_obvious.php and https://www.facebook.com/latexavenger
This week in Comic Industry News: Mark Waid’s run of Daredevil ends but where does that leave Daredevil?, Marvel says fuck spoilers and tells us the plot of Iron Man, DC Comics gets more cover variants, and IDW uses toys to sell more comics
In Game Industry News: Kojima makes MGS for the west, Sony wants you to bid your trophies for stuff, The Wii begins to leave us, Sony and Microsoft fight over real name use online, and Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg tells us if games should be more like movies
In Entertainment News: Marcia Wallace leaves us, Clive Barker talks Hellraiser, Batman tells us that DC can’t get their animated shit together and Wonder Woman agrees, Sony and Marvel team up with Tumblr to make geeks speculate about unimportant nonsense, Ant-man becomes a heist movie and steals our hearts, and we wrap it all up with something about Michael Bay that gives Tony a hard on.
This week in Comic Industry News: A 33 inch Galactus toy, Ben Oliver defends the Lobo redesign, the “We Can Be Heroes” fundraiser kicks off to a solid start, night of the Living Deadpool and Joe Hill’s influences for Locke and Key
In Game Industry News: Hiroshi Yamauchi passes on, Retro comes back to Metroid, Sony confirms motion and voice control, Gaikai being launched in 2014, Monster Hunter comes to Sony (finally), Last Guardian Updates, what WON’T be on Xbox One come day one, a new indy studio forms from ex-Telltale and Klei employees and EA has a new CEO
In Entertainment News: Uwe Boll wants more funding, Ron Howard is ready to do the Dark Tower, Microsoft has tons of TV plans for the Xbox One, Jerry Bruckheimer might leave Disney, Joss Whedon works on Thor 2, Chris Hemsworth discusses the Marvel/DC Rivalry, A Troll Hunter Remake and AMC’s plans for Mad Men and The Walking Dead
In Comic Industry News: Saga wins a Hugo award, Stan Lee loses character rights to Disney, writers quit DC over last minute edits, and DC asks their fans to draw Harley Quinn killing herself.
In Game Industry News: Microsoft disputes the power of the PS4, EA is working on new franchises, Irrational Games loses staff, Xbox One gets a release date, Microsoft cancels the Illumiroom, Microsoft wants to bring digital sharing back, and we look at how the Laika Believes and Warmachine kickstarters did and discuss why they succeeded or failed.
In Entertainment News: The Dinobots are coming to Transformers 4, Stargate is looking to get rebooted, Will Smith might be coming back to ID4, The Game of Thrones director is looking at Terminator, Tom Hiddleson signs on with Del Toro, and True Blood comes to an end.
This week on…The Surly Nerd
After the prelude we head into Level 1: Comic Industry News where we talk about the new Sons of Anarchy comic, what it takes to write Batman: Year Zero, how the new all girl X-men title is doing, a new symbiote for the Venom series and a court battle over Ghost Rider
In Level 2: Game Industry News – Ubisofts plans for Assassins Creed, Zelda and DLC, developers thoughts on the PS4, how well the PS4’s pre-sales are doing and how the PS4 will handle game restrictions. We also discuss FFXV and Kingdom Hearts on the Xbox alongside E3 calling the cops on the Ouya and George Lucas’ opinions on the next generation of games
In Level 3: Entertainment News we debate phase 3 of Marvels movies, a new Terminator film, how well Superman did at the movies, who is tackling the new Tomb Raider movie, Michael Bay destroying another franchise, the newest news for everything Star Wars related and how Gene Wilder feels about the remake of Willy Wonka
We close up shop as always with a bit of a rant during our Drinks at the Inn segment so grab yourself a beverage and curl up by your mp3 player for this weeks episode of…The Surly Nerd