With 2018 before us, we are breaking in the new year happy and hopeful for the pop culture to come!
Greetings adventurers, and welcome to this weeks installment of The Surly Nerd! This is a very special “one off” bonus episode, all about what’s got us HYPED for being nerds in 2018.
Join us for our our first episode of the year and GET HYPED!
Could the Justice League be great again? Does the movie ALIENS deserve its own celebration? Has tony left his bedroom in the last week?! We answer this and more on an all new episode of…The Surly Nerd!
We can’t wait for 4/26
Greetings adventurers, and welcome to this weeks installment of The Surly Nerd! After our prelude, we head into comics where we talk all about Steve Rogers returning to form as Capt America and who from Spider-man’s past is coming back to haunt him. We get into these death of the X-men rumors and chat about DC’s young adult novels before getting into our main topic of DC’s rebirth and what they can do to get us to buy their comics again.
In game industry news, we jump into a discussion about the World of Warcraft book and what laws Valve is breaking in Australia this time. We talk diversity in games thanks to Tomb Raider as well at the new X-box one price point and the games nominated for the gaming hall of fame this year. The curtain falls on level 2 with a lengthy discussion let’s plays and if they are good for the industry as a whole.
Over in the world of entertainment, we have The Tick getting a dark reboot and we get excited for a iconic Texas chainsaw location becoming a BBQ/Horror joint. We also talk about how awesome “Alien Day” will be and get into one of Tony’s favorite films – Killer Klowns from Outer Space. Our main topic in level 3 is about Batman v Superman – and people’s opinions on it (this is a spoiler free discussion).
Our epilogue this week is all about universe spanning events in comics and movies and if they are a help or hindrance to their respective owners. As always, we appreciate all our adventurers who listen to the 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 157: But WHY DC?
In Comic Industry News – Captain America, Spider-man, X-men, DC Books and DC Rebirth
In Game Industry News – WoW books, Valve, Diversity, X-box one price, Gaming Hall of fame, Let’s play
In Entertainment News – The Tick, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Alien Day, Killer Klowns from Outer Space, Justice League
Epilogue – Universe Spanning Events!
We talk about the BvS controversy in great detail
Read about the things we love to talk about!
All about The Justice League!: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justice_League
Learn about Sandman: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sandman_%28Vertigo%29
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 News (20:00) – GHOSTBUSTERS LEGOS!, also TMNT Legos, Tomb Raider gets a #1, Bill Watterson gets a lifetime achievement award, 30 years of Usagi Yojimbo, and Chuck Jones gets honored
In Game Industry News (40:00 ish) – Nintendo restructures, Gears moves to Microsoft, Steam lets you cancel pre-orders, ReRoll puts reality into gaming and the Room 2 will be out soon!
In Entertainment News (1:04:00) – Philip Seymour Hoffman passes, Eisenberg becomes Luthor, DC animated films get a continuity, Zachary Quinto joins Agent 47, Neill Blomkamp comes back to HALO, and J.J Abrams talks Star Wars
This week on…The Surly Nerd
After the prelude we head into Level 1: Comic Industry News where we talk about the new Sons of Anarchy comic, what it takes to write Batman: Year Zero, how the new all girl X-men title is doing, a new symbiote for the Venom series and a court battle over Ghost Rider
In Level 2: Game Industry News – Ubisofts plans for Assassins Creed, Zelda and DLC, developers thoughts on the PS4, how well the PS4’s pre-sales are doing and how the PS4 will handle game restrictions. We also discuss FFXV and Kingdom Hearts on the Xbox alongside E3 calling the cops on the Ouya and George Lucas’ opinions on the next generation of games
In Level 3: Entertainment News we debate phase 3 of Marvels movies, a new Terminator film, how well Superman did at the movies, who is tackling the new Tomb Raider movie, Michael Bay destroying another franchise, the newest news for everything Star Wars related and how Gene Wilder feels about the remake of Willy Wonka
We close up shop as always with a bit of a rant during our Drinks at the Inn segment so grab yourself a beverage and curl up by your mp3 player for this weeks episode of…The Surly Nerd