Comic-con has landed and you know what that means…an all new SURLY NERD!
We’re ready for Miles on film
Greetings adventurers, and welcome to this weeks installment of The Surly Nerd! After our Secret Wars filled prelude we jump into comics, where comic-con has taken over. Vertigo has announced 12 new titles for this fall, Marvel is getting naked for ESPN, Barnes and Nobel has begun expanding their comic selection and Back to the Future comes to IDW Our main topic for comics this week is about the Uncanny Inhumans panel at SDCC.
In game industry news, X-com is coming to Vita, Sony opens up about Playstation NOW, we talk a lot about the remake of Gears of War at length and close out level two with a big talk about Halo 5 and the future of digital distribution.
Over in the world of entertainment, we jump into Warcraft news, get balls deep in talks over the new Batman and Star Wars announcements with our main discussion being movies and the future of film and the way it is distributed.
Our epilogue this week is a rough once as we cover race as it pertains to the Spider-Man films. 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! (firstname.lastname@example.org!)
Grab a drink and settle on in for this weeks action packed episode of…The Surly Nerd
Episode 140: Return of the Nerds
In Comic Industry News – SDCC, Uncanny Inhumans, Vertigo, Barnes and Nobel, ESPN
In Game Industry News – HALO 5, Gears of War, Playstation NOW, X-com
In Entertainment News – Star Wars, Warcraft, AMC, Batman
Epilogue – Spider-man
It’s time for more Lucifer
Read about the things we love to talk about!
All about Halo 5: https://www.halowaypoint.com/en-us/games/halo-5-guardians/xbox-one
Learn about Ultimate Spider-man: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultimate_Spider-Man
This week we pay tribute to a legend, and James gets super animated. Please to enjoy episode 83.
(0:17:00) In Comic Book Industry News: DC collectibles and NECA have announced their new toy lines, Archie gets their first gay superhero and Dark Horse gives us more Robocop vs. Terminator.
(0:31:00 ish) In Game Industry News: Bioshock sinks as Irrational Games closes, 2K talks the future of Bioshock from their end, production on the Oculus Rift is halted, Sony announces their VR headset, Fallout goes silent, Cliff Bleszinski is done with disks, Microsoft talks Gears and the director of Final Fantasy 7 talks about a remake.
(1:16:00 ish) In Entertainment News: Harold Ramis has left this world and we mourn, Sony and Seth Rogan are doing a movie about the console wars, how Veronica Mars is finding release, Edward Norton is getting his dream movie made, Gary Oldman and Benedict Cumberbatch join Star Wars, Karl Urban pushes for Judge Dredd 2 and HEROES gets revived.
Not nearly as funny as a season of Community but having a better chance to have their season renewed, we are: The Surly Nerd
Welcome to week 2 of our “In the Month of Madness”. We keep the best month in the world rolling with our Prologue where we sing the praises of the shows we’ve been watching. We head from there into Level 1: Gaming news where we cover NPD numbers, what that means for the gaming industry at large and how important Darkstalkers and Mechwarrior Online is to James. A little chatting about THQ studios, Halo 4 being leaked and some mobile gaming happens and we wrap up level 1 with a special segment you’ll just have to hear to enjoy.
In level 2 entertainment news we talk a bunch about the state of Marvels next slate of movies, Gears of War getting launched again and the state of Universal and Matel franchise remakes. We question how important Ridley Scotts sequels and prequels are before we head into our drinks at the inn segment. We wrap up the show there with week 2 of In the Month of Madness where we cover Killer Klowns from Outer Space and tell you whats next in line for all of you to watch as we continue celebrating Halloween.
Strap yourselves in for one hell of a ride for this weeks: The Surly Nerd