Catwoman, Disney and, Fucking Michael Bay
The new amazing look of Selina Kyle – Catwoman
It’s an all new episode of The Surly Nerd, ready to get all geeky up in your ear holes. We jump into this week with the prelude (as always). Inside the prelude we talk about what you missed at RTX and wonder why everyone has (finally) joined us on the hating Michael Bay bad-wagon. Witness Tony have a Michael Bay crisis of faith. Things get even crazier as we discuss the possibility of an African-American Captain America. Catwoman finally gets a good female writer taking control of her comics which makes us happy. We are finally happy seeing DC moving in the right direction for many of their non-movie projects! (Now if only Disney could make some intelligent decisions with their IPs)
Eventually our multitude of rants take us to the end where we spend a long time talking about the state of the movie industry any why butts are not firmly planted in theater seats. Is Michael Bay is the only thing driving people to the movies these days? Are we resigning ourselves to a million more shitty Transformer movies? All that, with Nintendo, Final Fantasy, Disney and MORE to come! Get ready to strap yourself in for the week-in-review madness that is our show and don’t forget to send us your summer fun time pictures with your #nerdventure hashtag!
Episode 98: Summary and Time Stamps
(0:12:30) In Comic Industry News – Barnes and Noble has a celebration of pop culture, Catwoman gets a new (female) writer and Harley Quinn goes to Comic-Con.
(0:23:00) In Game Industry News – Gamestop wants to touch game developers, Miyamoto is worried that mobile games will take over Nintendo and the creator of Final Fantasy goes mobile with his newest game.
(0:41:15) In Entertainment News – Disney wants a live-action Dumbo movie because everyone wants what Disney wants apparently, rumors abound that Falcon will don the mantle of Captain America and AMC theaters are trying to come up with a way to get more people to come to their locations in the midst of another year of domestic box office drops and Michael Bay explosions. And Michael Bay being as shitty as only Michael Bay can.
(1:11:25) Epilogue – Listen to James’ heart break on-air.
Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of all your Nintendo-filled dreams
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Who IS Shigeru Miyamoto ?: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shigeru_Miyamoto
Taco pie is way too delicious!: http://mexican.food.com/recipe/impossible-taco-pie-3357
This week in comic news (16 minutes-ish in): Lex Luthor joins the Justice League, Peter Parker get amnesia and Vertigo gets a new anthology line
In game industry news: (33 minutes-ish in) Ouya co-founder has left, Nintendo’s stock gets messed up, Value supports the Rift and Star Wars 1313 is dead
In entertainment news : (1 hr-ish in) Scarlett Johansson talks about Avenging, Sif on S.H.I.E.L.D, Mark Ruffalo wants an eco-friendly Hulk, Michael Douglas joins Ant Man as Pym, NBC talks Constantine and the Oscars may celebrate Batman
Welcome to the new year Adventurers!
This week in Comic Industry News: Greg Martin has passed, Hulk is getting relaunched, Marvel is taking back Star Wars and Frank Miller does it bigger than ever.
In Game Industry News: Microsoft says nice job to Sony, Gabe Newell goes into what makes Valve awesome, Child’s Play makes that money, PAX separates from Penny Arcade, and Army of Two explains why they suck.
In Entertainment News: James Avery has passed away, Netflix gives us director commentary, Marvel gives us more TV announcements, The Rock may don a new green ring and Boba Fett is in line for a new movie.
This week in Comic Industry News: Miracleman gets a reprint with Neil Gaiman and Alan Moore’s work remains in tact, Captain Marvel gets re-launched and Superior Spider-man heads towards the end, Silver Surfer get’s a new title along with Ghost Rider and Iron Patriot, everything becomes the Avengers including a new Loki title, X-men has a ton of changes ahead, Batman Eternal announced, Stephanie Brown comes back to Gotham, The Witcher comes to Dark Horse and Zack Whedon joins Firefly
In Game Industry News: ColecoVison gets a kickstarter, Gabriel Knight gets a remake, Xbox One records achievements, Spider-man 2 gets a video game, Microsoft CEO defends consoles, Square-Enix announces Kingdom Hearts 2.5, GameStop starts discounting old X-boxes and PS3s, Sony ditches the eye camera bundle for the PS4 and Square Enix teams with Indiegogo to help indy developers
In Entertainment News: Star Wars comes to Disneyland, Harrison Ford doesn’t know if he’s doing Star Wars, Game of Thrones takes a different direction, David Goyer talks about Da Vinchi’s Demons, Todd McFarlane talks about Spawn, S.H.I.E.L.D gets a full season, Breaking Bad and American Psycho become musicals, and some Michael Bay stuff happens
This week on The Surly Nerd…
In Game Industry News: Notch making the Times 100 list, Segas newest remake, GTA on Spotify, X-Com on iOS, Slant Six Layoffs, the League of Legends player base numbers and a ton of X-box rumors.
In Entertainment News: Street Fighter – the series, What’s up with the HALO movie, the new Shining Movies, The Leftovers TV series, Billy Dee on episode VII, more S.H.I.E.L.D updates and what’s in store for Doctor Strange.
In Comic Industry News: The new Marvel shirts we don’t like, DC’s newest transgendered character, Apple banning comics left and right on their marketplace, and cosplay being banned in New York.
We wrap it all up with a discussion about being a nerd in the modern age during our Drinks at the Inn segment here on…The Surly Nerd