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Celebrate your inner nerd by uncovering books, video games, comic books and more and analyzing them from a nerd perspective.

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Celebrate your inner nerd by uncovering books, video games, comic books and more and analyzing them from a nerd perspective.

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English


Episodes

80s TV Intros

2/4/2024
Eddie and Lee share eight 80s TV intros with their daughters plus they get to decide which one is the best. Listen and see if you agree. TV Intros: Who's the Boss: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkD9wzrrhiA Turbo Teen : Intro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j18e_ID-DpA DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS Cartoon Intro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JjhQ1Oi_3k Knight Rider - Original Show Intro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNyXYPhnUIs Manimal Intro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNX5Z9WwHF0 Transformers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLS2N9mHWaw Star Trek: The Next Generation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jo9EM7-vf4g G.I. Joe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HrtKoHsIf8 Ways to connect: Covert Nerd Facebook Covert Nerd Website Covert Nerd Instagram Covert Nerd Twitter Covert Nerd Merch

Duration:01:07:46

2nd annual Hero Quest talk with Kurgan

12/3/2023
I sit down with Hero Quest fan Kurgan and talk about all things Hero Quest in 2023, the future of the game, plus much more. Kurgans Twitch channel Youtube channel for Kurgan Hero Quest fans Discord https://www.youtube.com/@AshQuest Covert Nerd Merch

Duration:01:20:15

1988 WWF The Main Event watch along

7/29/2023
My daughter and I watch the 1988 WWF The Main Event and we get to hear her reaction. Ways to contact me and support the show: Covert Nerd Website Covert Nerd Instagram Covert Nerd Twitter Covert Nerd Facebook Covert Nerd Merch Proud Member of Eddie and the Star Cruisers. For more great content go to the Facebook Page: ----more----

Duration:00:59:16

Unreleased comic book Movies & TV

5/28/2023
Ben, Al and Lee talk about comics that haven't been made into a movie and TV show yet. They make their arguments on why they should be created. What do you think? ----more---- Ways to connect with us: Omug Comics Covert Nerd Facebook Covert Nerd Website Covert Nerd Instagram Covert Nerd Twitter Covert Nerd Merch

Duration:01:09:09

Board Games with kids

4/19/2023
Lee sits down and talks with two board game experts, his kids to talk about why they like board games and why you should too. ----more---- Links from the show: Ruths picks Mancala Wingspan Salem Aarons picks Spirit Island John Company Star Wars Rebellion Ways to contact me and support the show: Covert Nerd Website Covert Nerd Instagram Covert Nerd Twitter Covert Nerd Facebook Covert Nerd Merch Proud Member of Eddie and the Star Cruisers. For more great content go to the Facebook Page:

Duration:01:14:03

Star Wars: The High Republic

2/18/2023
Tim and Lee talk about phase one and beyond for Star Wars: The High Republic project and why we love it. Previous episode with Tim talking about Star Wars expanded universe ----more---- Links in the episode: Tims Twitter Covert Nerd Website Covert Nerd Instagram Covert Nerd Twitter Covert Nerd Facebook Covert Nerd Merch Proud Member of Eddie and the Star Cruisers. For more great content go to the Facebook Page:

Duration:01:03:08

90s Comic Book Villains

2/2/2023
Al, Ben and Lee talk about their favorite villains from 90s comic books. Als picks: Random and Violator Bens picks: Bane and Stryfe Lees picks: Omega Red and Violator Links from the episode: List_of_comic_book_supervillain_debuts#1990swikipedia.org Omega_Redwww.marvel.com omega-red "X-Men vs. Omega Red": X-Men The Animated Series 1992Omega Red and Sabretooth | Hulk Vs WolverineWolverine Vs Omega Red (X-Men Evolution)'Deadpool 2' Behind The Scenes Photo Reveals X-Men Villain Omega RedOmega Red (Marvel) | Villains Wiki | FandomX-Men Issue # 4 (Marvel Comics) ValueViolator (comics) - WikipediaSpawn Issue # 2 (Image Comics) 1st appearance of violatorViolator CollectionViolator | Spawn Wiki | FandomSpawn (Comic Book) - TV TropesSpawn / Funny - TV Tropes Violator originSpawn (1997) (Film) - TV TropesRandom | X-Men Wiki | FandomRandom (comics) - WikipediaX-Factor Issue # 88 (Marvel Comics)Stryfe - WikipediaNew Mutants Issue # 87 (Marvel Comics)Stryfe | X-Men Wiki | FandomKey Collector Comics Ways to connect with us: Omug Comics Covert Nerd Facebook Covert Nerd Website Covert Nerd Instagram Covert Nerd Twitter Covert Nerd Merch Proud member of the podcast Arcade Network

Duration:01:03:46

MCU Phase 4 & 5

1/1/2023
Tim and Lee discuss the best of Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) phase 4 and what is exciting and predictions for phase 5. ----more---- Previous episode with Tim Links in the episode: Tims Twitter Covert Nerd Website Covert Nerd Instagram Covert Nerd Twitter Covert Nerd Facebook Covert Nerd Merch Proud Member of Eddie and the Star Cruisers. For more great content go to the Facebook Page:

Duration:00:58:29

90s Comic Book video games

12/9/2022
Ben, Al and Lee discuss their favorite 90s comic book based video games. What are some of your favorites. Al's pick: NES Silver Surfer What started it all: Silver Surfer high score contest Silver Surfer Cartridge value now Bens pick: TMNT: Turtles in Time Turtles in Time Cartridge value now Lees pick: X-Men Arcade game X-Men Arcade details X-Men (1992 video game) Pride of the X-Men intro X-Men arcade playthrough X-Men Six Player Arcade X-Men 6 player instruction manual Lees pick: X-Men Children of the Atom X-Men Children of the Atom Play through Video Game / X-Men: Children of the Atom Arcade Museum children of the atom Ways to connect with us: Omug Comics Covert Nerd Facebook Covert Nerd Website Covert Nerd Instagram Covert Nerd Twitter Covert Nerd Merch Proud member of the podcast Arcade Network

Duration:01:01:50

Cobra Kai Season 5: The Silver Bullet

10/18/2022
Ruth Jesse and Lee take a look at their predictions from last year about season 5 and compare them to what happened. They also look to the future of Cobra Kai. Will it continue? Listen and find out plus much much more. ----more---- Links: Covert Nerd Website Covert Nerd Instagram Covert Nerd Twitter Covert Nerd Facebook Covert Nerd Merch Proud Member of Eddie and the Star Cruisers. For more great content go to the Facebook Page: Check out my other podcast: Uchoose Podcast Join in the fun as Eddie and Lee read through the 80’s Choose Your Own Adventure books and YOU decide how the story ends. Join us live on Youtube, Facebook and Twitch or listen later on podcast app of your choice.

Duration:01:00:05

Hero Quest talk with Kurgan 2022

10/6/2022
Great time talking about Hero Quest and the new expansions and future releases from Avalon Hill. We also make predictions about where the game is going in the future. We also discuss what makes a good homebrew quests and much more. ----more---- Links from the show: Hero Quest Builder Kurgans Twitch channel⁠ ⁠Youtube channel for Kurgan⁠ ⁠Hero Quest fans Discord Links: Covert Nerd Merch

Duration:01:18:10

Crossovers and Comic Book Ads

9/17/2022
Al, Ben and Lee talk about their favorite comic book crossovers and comic book ads. If you are having trouble seeing the images from the show click here ----more---- Who's the Artists? Ways to connect with us: Omug Comics Covert Nerd Facebook Covert Nerd Website Covert Nerd Instagram Covert Nerd Twitter Covert Nerd Merch Proud member of the podcast Arcade Network

Duration:00:51:51

The Two Towers: Alternate Commentary

8/25/2022
Ruth and Lee watch Peter Jacksons 2002 The Two Towers. Listen and watch the movie while they educate and entertain you with their comments. Or listen only and enjoy the conversation. ----more---- Links mention in the Episode: Previous watch along Other Links: The New Tolkien companion by J. E. A. Tyler Map of Middle Earth and the Undying lands Tolkien Gateway Online Reference Lord of the Rings Fellowship of the Ring trivia and facts Links: Covert Nerd Facebook Covert Nerd Website Covert Nerd Instagram Covert Nerd Twitter Covert Nerd Merch Proud Member of Eddie and the Starcruisers. For more great content go to the Facebook Page:

Duration:02:23:51

Favorite 90s Comic Book characters EP98

8/5/2022
Al, Ben and Lee talk about their favorite 90s comic book characters. ----more---- If you are having trouble seeing the images from the show click here X from Dark Horse Comcis Blood Wulf Image Comics Bishop Marvel Comics Bane DC Comics Blink Marvel Comics Gambit Marvel Comcis Ways to connect with us: Omug Comics Covert Nerd Facebook Covert Nerd Website Covert Nerd Instagram Covert Nerd Twitter Covert Nerd Merch Proud member of the podcast Arcade Network

Duration:01:13:56

Limited comic book series from the 90s

6/27/2022
Al Ben and Lee talk about their favorite limited comic book series from the 1990s, hear what they enjoyed and let them know what your favorite 90s limited series is from the 90s.

Duration:01:10:20

Generational Nerds

6/19/2022
Eddie and Lee sit down with their daughters and talk about the media that influence each of them during their formative years. Hear their kids opinion about the movies Eddie and Lee liked as kids and how the dads like the media the girls like. ----more---- Lees pick: Transformers The Movie (1986) Original Trailer The Transformers The Movie draft script Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors (intro) GI JOE PSA - COMPILATION Ruths pick: Avatar The Last Airbender Original Trailer (2004) Avatar - Sokka High Drinking Cactus Juice Eddies Pick: Genesis - a trick of the tail Daphnes Pick: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - People-Vultures Links: Covert Nerd Facebook Covert Nerd Website Covert Nerd Instagram Covert Nerd Twitter Covert Nerd Merch Proud Member of Eddie and the Starcruisers. For more great content go to the Facebook Page:

Duration:01:06:42

90s Valiant Comics

6/5/2022
Matt and Lee talk about Deathmate Image/Valiant crossover and some of their favorite Valiant Comics from the 90's. ----more---- Images from the show are HERE Deathmate notes: Designated by color rather than issue numbers (namely Yellow, Blue, Black, and Red) plus two book-end issues, Deathmate Prologue and Deathmate Epilogue, as well as Preview issues collected with comic products, the four main issues were written so they could be read in any order. Created at the peak of the comic book speculator boom, the project was heavily promoted and sold hundreds of thousands of copies, but was beset with production delays. The Image half (Black, Red, and Epilogue) came out severely behind schedule and out of sequence. Deathmate Red shipped after the epilogue issue, and despite cover dates of September 1993 to February 1994, the actual publication lag was far longer than six months. The plot evolved around a chance interdimensional meeting of two characters, Solar from Valiant and Void from Image's WildC.A.T.s. The two became lovers, but their joining would mean the destruction of both comic book universes. It is notable that only half of the Image founding members chose to take part. Erik Larsen, Jim Valentino, and Todd McFarlane were not involved, although McFarlane's character Al Simmons makes a brief appearance in Deathmate Red. In my personal opinion yellow, blue and the prologue had a more cohesive story. Where the image characters had a better integration into the valiant universe's history. Case in point brigade's characters worked for Harada Industries, an X men derived group. Besides being delayed black and red's stories definitely had a rushed feel to the story. In black we see the Top Cow studio take front and center with ties to Wildcats and Gen 13. X O makes an appearance, but he is used more like a power hungry military general than a visigoth with an alien suit of armor. Union , an energy based alien creature is the one character from black that allows this story to connect to the epilogue. Red's story, sadly for me, is just a Rob Liefeld sketchbook. The story is about Youngblood in this new universe the biggest addition is that Bloodshot is a member. While the Prophet is poorly used as a plot point to let the heroes know what is wrong with this amalgamation of a world. Red was so far delayed that it was released after the epilogue issue. Epilogue centers more around the events from blue with Solar, supreme, and Darque. This series had a great germ of an idea, but it missed the boat with the creative teams. If it had some editorial oversight for both companies it might have had a chance at being a success. However, with egos, missed deadlines, and perhaps the lack of experience from portions of the owners with the business side of things it went down as a failure. For me , I liked parts of the story and going back and rereading the story with a more mature eye I can see what drew me to the story. 1 The crossover was something rarely seen between two independent comic groups. 2 Deathmate had the rock and roll comic artists 3 Although Valiant at the beginning wasn't flashy, they had a good set of storytellers and a well thought-out and connected universe. I was hoping that it would influence the Image books. 4 Finally the book introduced me to more “up and coming'' creators. Like Joe Q and Jeff Matsuda. Facts about publication sales: The Valiant Deathmate books (Prologue, Blue, and Yellow) had print runs of over 700,000 copies, but by the time Deathmate Red was released, it had a print run of 250,000, although retailers were nonetheless left with many unsold copies. At the time, comic book distributors would only allow unsold books to be returned if they were six months late. Valiant Comics Notes: In 1988, former editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics Jim Shooter, Steven J. Massarsky and a group of investors attempted to purchase Marvel Entertainment. They submitted the second-highest bid, with financier Ron

Duration:01:03:43

Comic book 1st issues from the 90’s

4/30/2022
Al, Ben and Lee talk about their favorite 1st issues comic books from the 90's ----more---- More fun notes from the episode Guess the Artist Ways to connect with us: Omug Comics Covert Nerd Facebook Covert Nerd Website Covert Nerd Instagram Covert Nerd Twitter Covert Nerd Merch Proud member of the podcast Arcade Network

Duration:01:04:53

90’s Marvel comic cards

4/13/2022
Ben Al and Lee talk about their favorite comic book cards from the 90's. ----more---- Marvel Trading card pack The controversial Marvel card power rating Definition of power rating Links from the Episode: Youngblood card series Marvel checklistMarvel Series 3 Marvel Series 2 Marvel Series 1 How Marvel created the comic book card power levels Marvel master series Hilarious marvel 1975 stickers John Byrne X-Force cards Ways to connect with us: Omug Comics Covert Nerd Facebook Covert Nerd Website Covert Nerd Instagram Covert Nerd Twitter Covert Nerd Merch Proud member of the podcast Arcade Network

Duration:01:18:24

Fellowship of the Ring: Alternate Commentary

3/14/2022
Ruth and Lee watch Peter Jacksons 2001 Fellowship of the Ring. Listen and watch the movie while they educate and entertain you with their comments. Or listen only and enjoy the conversation. ----more---- Links mention in the Episode: The New Tolkien companion by J. E. A. Tyler Map of Middle Earth and the Undying lands Tolkien Gateway Online Reference Lord of the Rings Fellowship of the Ring trivia and facts Links: Covert Nerd Facebook Covert Nerd Website Covert Nerd Instagram Covert Nerd Twitter Covert Nerd Merch Proud Member of Eddie and the Starcruisers. For more great content go to the Facebook Page: Previous episode with Ruth

Duration:03:30:26