This week in Comic Industry News: We talk about Marvel Knights, Charlaine Harris’ new graphic novel, X-files crossing over with everything, Superboy dying, and Robotech meets Voltron.
In Game Industry News: Square Enix starts a Final Fantasy Committee, John Riccitello disses Angry Birds, Thief removes their XP system from their game, the creator of Thomas Was Alone talks about what it’s like to be an indy developer and Microsoft talks cross-platform play.
In Entertainment News: Lou Scheimer passes away, Marvel talks plans for more TV shows, Disney wants a Darth Vader television show, Bruce Campbell confirms Army of Darkness 2, Tim Burton gets ready for Beetlejuice 2, Universal wants to make a universe for their horror monsters, Guillermo Del Toro’s new cartoon gets a ton of stars and Michael Bay was attacked with an AC unit.
The definitive season 2 episode you’ve been waiting for! In Comic Industry News: Itty bitty Hellboy, Dark Horse taking over publication of EC comics, Longshot saving the Marvel universe, Scooby-Doo meeting Batman and Robin and a new Little Nemo
In Game Industry News: How many Ouya users have purchased games, indy self publishing on the 360 and Xbox One, Nintendo working to draw more indy developers (in American and Europe), Sony’s plans to back indy studios, how much RAM the PS4’s OS uses and Neil Gaiman’s new game
In Entertainment News: The Amazing Spider-man spin-off, X-force the movie, the latest on Star Wars, DiCaprio in talks to work on Robotech, Batman vs Superman, a 12 Monkeys TV adaptation and the new Frankenstein movie
We wrap it all up with an awesome Drinks at the Inn segment, so grab a drink and settle in with all of us here on the show!
This week on The Surly Nerd…
In Technology News: Anti facial-recognition glasses, Anonymous rallying for Aaron Swartz, Apples child labor, AMDs financial problems and Sony’s new ultra-thin tablet.
In Game Industry News: Where THQs properties are headed, Superbot being hit by layoffs, the Nintendo Direct conference and Ralph Nader’s opinion on video game developers.
In Entertainment News: When the new Batman movie will happen, Jimmy Olsen in the Man of Steel, who is going to be in the JLA movie, Christian Bale looking after sick children, what IS going on in Iron Man 3, who else has been added to the First Class roster, and what to expect from the Wolverine movie. We press forward talking about the Ant Man and Doctor Strange movies, J.J. Abrams working on Star Wars, the new Robotech film, Ron Howard directing the Graveyard Book, Cumberbatch working on a Wikileaks movie and Glee ripping off Jonathon Coulton.
We close out the show with Drinks at the Inn so won’t you join us here on…The Surly Nerd