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Talk Nerdy to Me is a podcast about comics and all things pop culture related.








Marvel Comics Fresh Start Initiative

Marvel Comics is back at it again. The Fresh Start Initiative will have them relaunching with a series of new #1 titles. If this sounds familiar to you, that is because they have done it several times in the recent past. Marvel has relaunched its lineup five times since 2012: NOW!, All-New NOW!, All-New, All-Different, NOW! 2.0, and Legacy. We can only hope they realize they are doing more long term harm, than they are reaping on short term profits. There have been hints of Fantastic Four...

Marvel Comics has a new villain named Red Goblin

Two of Marvel's most dangerous Spider-man villains are Norman Osborn and the Carnage symbiote. Now try to imagine if both of those were merged. Ka-Blooey! mind blown! Norman has been searching for more power ever since Peter Parker found a way to negate the Goblin formula in his body. Norman figured out he has a penchant for using magic/sorcery. He tried to convince the Temple with No Name to instruct him in the ways of sorcery. Despite his immense potential, the keepers of the temple...

DC Comics Flash War

If you read any DC Comics Rebirth titles or even watch the Flash TV series you will notice there is an abundance of speedsters. Hopefully DC Comics will be thinning out the list with the upcoming Flash Wars. Most of the DC Universe is still unaware that Wally West is back. Barry wants Wally to tell Iris West that he is back. Wally is trying to avoid that awkward confrontation. Meanwhile, Barry hasn't told Wally that Iris was taken to the 25th century by Professor Zoom and she killed Eobard...

Marvel Comics marriage of Colossus and Kitty Pryde

The Colossus and Kitty Pryde relationship has been off-again/on-again ever since Kitty first showed up at Xavier's School for the Gifted. Marvel has finally allowed them to tie the knot. In X-men Gold #20, Kitty proposes to Colossus. We haven't seen his answer in print yet, but it seems Marvel is planning for a big blockbuster wedding. Unless they throw some kind of demented twist at us, we will be seeing Colossus and Kitty at the altar later in 2018. Long time X-men writer, Chris...

Halloween horror movie getting a sequel

Michael Myers is in the top echelon of scary movie characters. In my book he is one of the Horror Trinity of Freddy, Jason, and Michael. Those three have scared me more than any other horror movie characters. I was excited to learn they are making a new Halloween movie. They are referring to this sequel as more of a recalibration, than a reboot. This movie will be a direct sequel to the first movie that started it all. It will ignore the other movies in the Halloween franchise. A lot of...

Marvel Comics Black Panther movie review

Black Panther is one of those characters that most people know about, but they don't know his back story. This movie gave you enough of his origin story along with a really great story-line to keep you interested. T'Challa becomes King of Wakanda after the death of his father. He is thrust into the position of deciding whether to share Wakanda's wealth and technological advances with the world to help all of humanity or to protect Wakanda citizens by continuing to let the rest of the world...

Marvel Comics to give Domino her own comic book

Marvel has decided to give Domino (Neena Thurman) her own comic book. Domino has been a member of Six Pack, X-Force, and X-Corporation. She was created by writer Fabian Nicieza and artist/co-writer Rob Liefeld. Domino's first full cover story appearance was in X-Force #8 (March 1992) as a past member of the Wild Pack, later renamed Six Pack. Domino is actually the result of a top-secret government program to develop the perfect weapon. She was the only test subject to survive. Her "luck"...

Marvel Studios Venom Movie starring Tom Hardy

Spider-man has many epic and iconic villains in his rogues gallery. Venom is undoubtedly one of the most popular. Peter Parker got the black symbiote suit in Secret Wars #8. It took some time for him to figure out it was an alien lifeform. It had bonded with Peter's mind and knew he wanted to be rid of the symbiote. This made it cling harder to Peter. It took some help from Reed Richards of the Fantastic Four and a sonic wave blasting gun to remove the symbiote. The symbiote disguised...

Marvel Comics X-men writer Chris Claremont Interview

If you name your three favorite X-men characters it's a safe bet that Chris Claremont created two of them or at least had a big hand in shaping their story. Chris is known for his 1975–1991 stint as writer on Uncanny X-Men. His tenure on that title is far longer than that of any other writer. He is credited with developing strong female characters as well as introducing complex literary themes into superhero narratives. He was able to turn the once underachieving comic into one of Marvel’s...

DC Comics Justice Society of America / Legion of Superheroes in Rebirth

The Justice Society of America has been mysteriously absent in DC Comics Rebirth initiative. To be more correct, we haven't seen a JSA title even though the characters have been spotted in DC Comics promotional material. Several of the JSA members have even made appearances in other Rebirth comics. The Justice Society of America is a superhero team that was popular in DC Comics Golden Age. Before Rebirth the Justice Society was part of the main DC Earth as a team of seasoned heroes who...

DC Comics Sanctuary title will explore Superhero PTSD

We love to see our action heroes duking it out with their arch-nemesis. The bigger the battle, the more we like it. What we don't typically think about is the mental affect this has on the superhero. Constantly fighting for your life can take a toll on your psyche. DC Comics and Tom King are tackling this subject with their new upcoming title, Sanctuary. At the DC in DC convention, King revealed that he will be taking the writing lead on this new initiative. There isn't much more...

Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One discussion

Ready Player One is a well written sci-fi novel by Ernest Cline. The story is set in 2044 in a world wrecked by an energy crisis. It follows Wade Watts search for an Easter eggs in a virtual reality game. The person that discovers the final Easter Egg will inherit a huge fortune. The book has been made into a feature film directed by Steven Spielberg. It is scheduled to premiere on March 30, 2018. The plot is the creator (James Halliday) of a virtual reality simulator world called the...

IDW Publishing Ghostbusters Crossing Over discussion

Most people are familiar with the Ghostbusters. You either saw the original movies, watched the cartoons, read the comics, watched the new movie, or any combination of the aforementioned. No matter how you were introduced to the Ghostbusters you usually were a fan. There has always been debate as to which version of the Ghostbusters is best. Now thanks to IDW Publishing we get to see them ALL in the same comic book series! According to the publisher, every single Ghostbuster that has ever...

DC Comics Swamp Thing Winter Special

DC Comics Swamp Thing is one of those characters that most people know by name, but they know very little else about him. We would love to see a good Swamp Thing story on the big screen, but that doesn't appear to be in the near term plans for the DCEU. There is one bright spot for all us Swamp Thing fans, we are getting a special one-shot comic book January 31st. Len Wein, who died in September, was one of the most influential comic book writers and editors at both DC and Marvel. At the...

DC Comics Doomsday Clock #2 speculations

DC Comics seems to be making all the right moves since Rebirth. Their comics all seem to work well with each other in the same timeline. Even the big events aren't stepping on each other. We have Batman going through some serious stuff in Dark Nights Metal and Superman is gonna be pitted against Dr. Manhattan in Doomsday Clock. In Doomsday Clock #2 they have shown Rorschach walking around inside the Batcave. They've also shown Batman holding Rorschach's journal. We have seen Ozymandias in...

Top Dog Wiener Takes All

Have you ever wondered which local Las Cruces eatery has the best hot dog? Well, wonder no longer. The Las Cruces Taste Buds gather scientific data to compare the hot dogs factually. Then they pair that with their blind taste test to come up with the Top Dog! The Las Cruces Taste Buds is a group of friends that want to answer the important food questions, not just subjectively, but fact based as well. They compare the size, weight, and other personal taste data points to come up with their...

YouTube Goldentusk presents Bad Timing review

The Goldentusk YouTube channel is the parody playground of Andy Goldberg. Goldentusk is a nickname he received in college and it has just stuck (you don't want to ask). OK, you had to ask. The name refers to the character TUSK from the old school video game KILLER INSTINCT and the Golden color that he I would always choose. It also bears a striking resemblance to my name. Andy has been uploading his humorous videos since 2006. Andy has moved into new territory with his humorous zombie...

DC Comics Flash movie will be called Flashpoint

If you know anything about DC Comics Flash character, you know the Flashpoint story-line is the one that really defines Barry Allen. It is the story that comes to mind when you think of the Flash. It was announced the name of the upcoming Flash movie will be Flashpoint. We can only hope the movie follows the plot from the comics. If you're familiar with Flashpoint (if you're not, now is the time to buy the trade paperback and catch up) you know Barry uses the Speed Force to go back in time...

DC Comics Shazam! Upcoming movie

Shazam has a very interesting history. The character has changed hands a few times and has been the target of more than one lawsuit. Shazam was one of the most popular characters in comics in his early years. There were several comic titles, TV shows, and animated features. The Shazam movie is scheduled for 2019 release as part of the DC Extended Universe. The movie will star Zachary Levi and Asher Angel portraying the title role. Shazam, also known as Captain Marvel is a character...


Marvel Comics New Mutants movie discussion

Marvel Comics The New Mutants are a group of teenaged mutant superheroes-in-training. They are a spin-off of the X-Men franchise. The first team of New Mutants characters was created by Chris Claremont and artist Bob McLeod. They first appeared in 1982's Marvel Graphic Novel #4. They were featured in their own title from 1983 until 1991. The New Mutants movie will be distributed by 20th Century Fox. The film is directed by Josh Boone from a screenplay by himself and Knate Lee. The cast for...


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