It’s the beginning of a new year, and time for an all new episode of The Surly Nerd!
Moon Knight is AWESOME
Greetings adventurers, and welcome to 2015! We kick the new years off right with our prelude and then we roll right into Comic Industry news where we hear how weird Moon Knight is going to get, what company IDW has acquired and Tony drunkenly rants about how much he hates the new Star Wars comic variants.
Over on the gaming side of things, we talk about Net Neutrality and what League of Legends is trying to do to stop it followed up by a lengthy discussion about what Razer is bringing to the world of video games by the end of the year. Over in the world of Entertainment News, we hear Sam Raimi’s thoughts on Spider-man 3, get into the Oscars with Groot, talk about what Fox is up to in the world of movies these days and wrap up with Matthew Vaughn’s options about dark superhero movies. Our epilogue this week is a wonderful little role-play session where we pretend to fix the Spider-man films. As always, we appreciate all our adventurers who listen to our show and we look forward to your feedback on what we discuss!
Grab a drink and settle on in for this weeks action packed episode of…The Surly Nerd
Episode 121: A Banagarang New Year
In Comic Industry News – Moon Knight, IDW, Star Wars
In Game Industry News – League of Legends, Razer Gaming
In Entertainment News – Sam Raimi, Groot, Fox Superhero Movies, Matthew Vaughn on superheroes
Epilogue – Saving Spider-man
Can Spider-man be saved?
Read about the things we love to talk about!
All about Moon Knight here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moon_Knight
Learn about the many Star Wars comics: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Star_Wars_comic_books
(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.
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.