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.
This week in Comic Industry News: Jeff Kinney author of Diary Of A Wimpy Kid starts a benefit to help Oklahoma libraries, Marvel Comics starts their Marvel Now! campaign, a new She-Hulk series is in the works, and the writer of the new Aquaman speaks up.
In Game Industry News: Valve announces a new operating system, controller, and console, Microsoft is watching Valve carefully, Rockstar wants to make a new Bully game, Sony is happy about western response to Vita TV, the 3ds outsells the Wii and China begins to lift their console ban.
In Entertainment News: Gotham becomes a new Fox series, Constantine gets his own series, David Goyer talks about Superman vs Batman, Dumb and Dumber To becomes a thing, Mister Rogers and Warcraft get a movie, Tom Hiddleston wants the Enchantress and Pacific Rim makes a ton of money.
This week in Comic Industry News: Jason Todd in Year Zero, DC’s Plans for Forever Evil, Spider-man 2099 back on the streets and Jack Kirby’s family losing the rights to his creations.
In Game Industry News: Amazon’s new console, Ouya backers receiving store credit, Ouya backing independent game developers, Bethesda’s thoughts on the WiiU, Sega bidding on Atlas, John Carmack signing on with Oculus Rift, new virtual console titles announced at Nintendo Direct and pictures leaked of Valve’s new projects.
In Entertainment News: Tom Hiddleston and Christina Hendricks in Disney’s new CGI film, Disney’s new Big Hero 6 series, the progress of the Bill & Ted 3 script, a Metroid fan-film on Kickstarter, rumors about who will be playing Lex Luthor in Batman vs Superman, Jeff Wadlow talks about X-Force the movie, Joss Whedon talks about Thanos in Avengers 2 and the Exorcist television series.
This week on The Surly Nerd…
We celebrate the end of season 1 in style with the crew from Ultness in drunken party fashion.
In level 1 Entertainment News: We mourn James Gandolfini’s passing, we talk about the cutting of Mary Jane from Spider-Man 2, Downey Jr. signing on for the Avengers again, Prometheus 2 being penned, who’s working on the new Logan’s Run script, a new Cinderella movie, Terminator 5 and Locke and Key.
In Game Industry News: Playstation update destroying consoles, game sharing on steam, new Valve documentation, the Halo Reclaimer trilogy being extended, Square moving to mobile, and Nintendo’s new game policy.
We close out the show with more drunken shenanigans with Ultness in our Drinks at the Inn segment, this week on…The Surly Nerd
After the Prelude we head into Level 1, Comic Industry News where we discuss: DC Comics villain month, the new Batman black and white series, Deadpool figures and taco trucks and DC making kids with cancer feel like the heroes they are.
In Level 2: Comic Industry News: Archie comics as a movie, a new FABLES screenwriter, some rehash of last weeks news because James had been drinking, Del Toro in Guardians of the Galaxy, Joss Whedon talking about Downey Jr, Iron Man 3 making the top 5 highest grossing films of all time and J.J Abrams developing Rod Serling’s final script.
In level 3: Game Industry News : War for Nosgoth rants, Konami’s pre-E3 announcements, Shadows of the Eternals restarting their Kickstarter, an unofficial port of Vampire Smile released, Deus Ex on tablets, Halo Spartan assaults on Windows phones, Lionheads Fable remake and OMGPOPs celebration.
We close out with our E3 predictions during Drinks at the Inn as we end our 50th episode of…The Surly Nerd