How important is nostalgia to pop culture? Does anyone actually care about the movie “The Blob”? All that and more on this weeks…The Surly Nerd!
Do we NEED a Blob remake?
Greetings adventurers, and welcome to this weeks installment of The Surly Nerd! After a short prelude we kick it off in the world of comics where DC’s Injustice series is ready to go into year four with a god-like bang. From there, it’s over to IDW where we learn about the newest Miracleman book to spring up and we close out level 1 with new Punisher news and a lengthy discussion about the relevance of The Punisher to modern audiences.
In video game industry news, Nintendo has won the console wars (for the month of February) and we tell you why no one cares. VR has taken center stage once again with tons of news from Sony and Oculus which means we get to jump into theoretical talk about what it will take VR to truly succeed in the marketplace. According to this cool article on VR I read before writing this, over in level 3, the BBC is working on a Grand Theft Auto project of their very own, The Blob is getting a remake and we finally talk about the hot mess that is the Ghostbusters franchise.
Our Epilogue this week is about nostalgia’s place in pop culture and we get way too philosophical about it. As always, we appreciate all our adventurers who listen to our 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 130: Pop Culture, Nostalgia, and You
In Comic Industry News – Injustice, Miracleman, The Punisher
In Game Industry News – Nintendo, Virtual Reality
In Entertainment News – Grand Theft Auto, The Blob, Ghostbusters
Epilogue – How important is nostalgia to pop culture and should it be?
We’re ready for another Garth Ennis Punisher title
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All about The Blob here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Blob
Learn about The Punisher: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punisher
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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.
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This week in Comic Industry News: We talk about Marvel Knights, Charlaine Harris’ new graphic novel, X-files crossing over with everything, Superboy dying, and Robotech meets Voltron.
In Game Industry News: Square Enix starts a Final Fantasy Committee, John Riccitello disses Angry Birds, Thief removes their XP system from their game, the creator of Thomas Was Alone talks about what it’s like to be an indy developer and Microsoft talks cross-platform play.
In Entertainment News: Lou Scheimer passes away, Marvel talks plans for more TV shows, Disney wants a Darth Vader television show, Bruce Campbell confirms Army of Darkness 2, Tim Burton gets ready for Beetlejuice 2, Universal wants to make a universe for their horror monsters, Guillermo Del Toro’s new cartoon gets a ton of stars and Michael Bay was attacked with an AC unit.