This week the inmates have taken over the asylum and the results are quite alarming. J has been released from his time in the Phantom Zone, but now he must be subjected to Tony’s inane ramblings. The guys try to keep with the normal levels, Comics, Video Games, and Entertainment, but that quickly gets tossed aside. We hope you enjoy this break from the normal Surly Nerd episodes. We had a blast making this one for you.
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: 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 in Comic Industry News: Marvel settles over Ghost Rider rights, Geoff Johns Leaves Aquaman, and DC Comics apologizes.
In Game Industry News: New Deus Ex and Hitman trademarks, Xbox’s new domain name, Steam family sharing, Playstation vs Microsoft hardware specs, Sony’s new Vita TV, Free-to-play Soul Calibur, and David Cage’s thoughts on indy titles.
In Entertainment News: Jack Black gets Goosebumps, more Harry Potter on the big screen, 5th Element sequels, Star Wars spinoffs, Ant-man vs the DCU, Vin Diesel talks about his work with Marvel, the villains of Amazing Spider-Man 2, a Locke & Key movie, John Oliver returning to Community and an American Psycho television series.
In Comic Industry News: Saga wins a Hugo award, Stan Lee loses character rights to Disney, writers quit DC over last minute edits, and DC asks their fans to draw Harley Quinn killing herself.
In Game Industry News: Microsoft disputes the power of the PS4, EA is working on new franchises, Irrational Games loses staff, Xbox One gets a release date, Microsoft cancels the Illumiroom, Microsoft wants to bring digital sharing back, and we look at how the Laika Believes and Warmachine kickstarters did and discuss why they succeeded or failed.
In Entertainment News: The Dinobots are coming to Transformers 4, Stargate is looking to get rebooted, Will Smith might be coming back to ID4, The Game of Thrones director is looking at Terminator, Tom Hiddleson signs on with Del Toro, and True Blood comes to an end.