Welcome to The Surly Nerd’s year in review. In this weeks episode we bid farewell to 2013 by going over what all came out this year and telling you what we loved and hated.
Come with us as we bid farewell to 2013 and welcome 2014 in with drunken arms.
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.
Warning — In the prelude, Tony spoils the Dr. Who 50th special and this weeks Sons of Anarchy
This week in Comic Industry News: Warner Brothers wins over Superman, Warren Ellis goes straight for the Moon, things get serious when another X-men comes out, and DC pulls out of Harley Quinn.
In Game Industry News: The UK gets a PS bundle. Carmack leaves ID, Black Mesa heads to steam proper and Telltale sits on the iron throne.
In Entertainment News: Sandman rumors abound, Sony talks more Spider-man, Norman Reedus enters the Crow, The Flash gets his own pilot, Fox works on a Tolken biopic, and Darabont shits all over the Walking Dead.
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.