Jack Kirby’s takes center stage on this weeks…The Surly Nerd!
In case you didn’t know,
Jack Kirby was kind of a bad ass
Greetings adventurers, it’s time for an all new episode of The Surly Nerd! This week we come at you with all the geeky news you need, while spinning off topic more than usual! After the prelude we jump into comic news where we tell you all about Marvel’s X-men ’92, Jack Kirby finally getting the recognition he so rightly deserves and close out Level 1 talking about the Death of Wolverine and why Wonder Woman is so important to comic history.
In Level 2, we go into the changes that Nintendo is trying to undergo to become relevant again as well as why Sony is having internal issues. We wrap up gaming news with the closure of Microsoft’s entertainment division and why that hurts their current console more than helps it. In Level 3 we chat about the new Agent Carter show and how she ties into the greater Marvel U, debate if a Hellraiser reboot is a good idea, go into Fox’s gritty Peter Pan series and close it all out with another Leatherface prequel. In the epilogue this week we get a little serious as we talk about video game movies in the context of modern comic book movies.
So grab a drink and settle on in for this weeks action packed episode of…The Surly Nerd!
Episode 113: Kirby’s Dream Come True Summary:
In Comic Industry News – Jack Kirby, Wolverine, Wonder Woman, X-men ’92
In Game Industry News – Nintendo region locking, Sony, Microsoft
In Entertainment News – Peter Pan on Fox, Leatherface, Hellraiser, Agent Carter
Epilogue – The video game movie revolution
The last time someone wanted to reboot Hellraiser,
it didn’t go so well
Read about the things we love to talk about!
All about Jack Kirby here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Kirby
What is Hellraiser?: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hellraiser
Chicken Breasts with Avocado, Tomato, and Cucumber Salsa!: http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/chicken-breasts-with-avocado-tomato-cucumber-salsa
This week marks the beginning of James celebrating his birthday for a month by taking over the music selections from Tony. (He is so not sorry for this)
(0:14:00) This week in Comic Industry News – The Humble Bundle goes Image, She-Ra grows up and we want Nailbiter!
(0:27:50) In Game Industry News – Eve moves to Unreal, UNREAL TOURNAMENT IS BACK, Activision put a boatload of cash behind Destiny, Kickstarter lawsuits happen and MK says the hell with Wii U.
(1:01:00) In Entertainment News – Bob Hoskins has moved on to that Toontown in the sky, CW gives us more Veronica online, Showtime wants HALO, we get more news on Dredd 2, Baz Luhrmann wants Elvis and Peter Parker will always be under the movie mask.
This week in Comic Industry News: One of the greats, Nick Cardy has passed away, Marvel tells us all about the new X-Force, a new Ms. Marvel comic is about to be launched, and Vertigo launches The Royals: Masters of War.
In Game Industry News: Nintendo tells us how well the are doing in Japan and how they see their future, Final Fantasy 14 makes Square a lot of money, Microsoft gives indy developers Unity, and Killer Instinct says no to Arcade mode for a while.
In Entertainment News: Blockbuster is ready to go under, Daredevil gets a new show on Netflix alongside Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones and Iron Fist with a potential Defenders movie to follow, Fox wants more Wolverine, Nightwing and Wonder Woman decide to drop into the Batman vs Superman movie, the creator of Veronica Mars takes on iZombie and Guillermo Del Toro take on everything.
Also this week we want to give a special shout out to the gang over at HellraiserOrigins.com Go check out their site, like them on facebook and give them a ton of support!
This week in Comic Industry News: Gotham City becomes reality for one kid, Fables starts closing down the shop, DC bails out of NY and Mark Waid gives us the scoop on Daredevil.
In Game Industry News: Nintendo says NO to showing kids penises, the Wii U is bombing but new Wii U bundles are coming, the Ouya is ready for 2.0 but first a new controller and the CEO of the Ouya still thinks this is the console of the future while Sony admits to all the things that it CAN’T do at launch.
In Entertainment News: ALL the remakes starting with Sleepaway Camp, then the Addams Family, TWO Hellraiser remakes, a Pet Semeatary remake and then George Romero talks about why The Walking Dead is bad.
Our special guest star is JD “S3 Prototype” from the Ninjaverse. Check them out here: http://theninjaverse.wordpress.com/
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.