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Marvel Comics Secret Empire review

Marvel's Secret Empire story-line made Captain America a complete opposite of what we have known about him for decades. They made it so Captain America had been an agent of Hydra ever since his childhood. Understandably, a lot of people were very upset over this new Captain America identity. The narrative is set in place long before the Secret Empire series kicked off. Let me take you back to the beginning. S.H.I.E.L.D. was experimenting with using fragments of Cosmic Cubes to reshape...

Duration: 00:08:38

Nerd News for the week of September 16

Patrick, Trevor, and Troy get together to ramble aimlessly about the cool nerdy stuff happening in the world of movies, TV, comics, and board/card games. This is a new addition to our podcast family and we're still looking to define the show. If you have any topics you'd like to see us cover let us know. Talk Nerdy to Me Talk Nerdy to Me Facebook Zia Comics Zia Comics Facebook Talk Nerdy to me YouTube

Duration: 01:49:03

DC Comics Mister Miracle #1 review

Mister Miracle has always been a very interesting, but lesser known characters in the DC Universe. He has always been one of those characters that seemed to do better on a team rather than in his own title. Tom King is a good enough writer to finally catapult Miracle Man into the limelight. Mister Miracle was created by Jack Kirby as part of his Fourth World epic saga. Mister Miracle (Scott Free) is the one of the New Gods. He is the son of Highfather, ruler of New Genesis. To bring about...

Duration: 00:07:32

Star Wars Stuff for this week

Patrick and Troy from discuss the news concerning Star Wars for this week. There are a lot of new Star Wars comic books, novels, TV series, toys, etc. So much stuff going on in the Star Wars world that we can't cover all of it. If you can't tell from our Star Wars podcasts, we aren't looking forward to the Porgs. Tell us what you think about this new character being introduced in Episode 8. Do you think this is a blatant cash grab so they can sell more toys to kids? Or do you...

Duration: 00:50:05

Top 5 Game Mechanics

Trevor and Danny discuss their Top 5 Lists of Game Mechanics. Game Mechanics are constructs of rules or methods designed for interaction with the game state. All games use mechanics. The theories and styles differ as to their ultimate importance to the game. Talk Nerdy to Me Zia Comics Talk Nerdy to Me Facebook Talk Nerdy to Me YouTube

Duration: 00:23:58

Karate Kid Cobra Kai on YouTube Red

The first Karate Kid movie had me and all my friends obsessed with karate. Every where you looked around the neighborhood you saw kids with bandannas tied around their head trying to perfect their crane kick technique. There was just something about that movie that had everyone fascinated. The sequels and remakes that followed could never quite capture the same excitement as the original. They were good, but just not up to the same level as the original. 30 years later we are revisiting...

Duration: 00:07:14

Top 5 Expandalone Games

Trevor and Danny discuss their Top 5 Lists of Expandalone Games. This is a relatively new term in the gaming world. The definition of Expandalone is an expansion to a base game that does NOT require the base game for play. Talk Nerdy to Me Zia Comics Talk Nerdy to Me Facebook Talk Nerdy to Me YouTube

Duration: 00:16:36

Star Wars Force Friday II preview

Patrick and Troy from discuss all the new Star Wars stuff that will be coming out for Force Friday II. For those that don't know, Force Friday started in 2016. It was the Friday where all the new Star Wars movie related toys were released to retailers. Lots of Star Wars fans waited in line at participating retailers to be one of the first people to purchase some of the new merchandise. Some of the items are limited, so only the first few people in line were able to get them....

Duration: 00:42:22

Pacific Rim Uprising

Pacific Rim gave us everything we could ask for. Giant robots fighting cool looking monsters. Mix in Ron Perlman, Idris Elba, and Guillermo del Toro and you have the recipe for a sure fire hit. In the original some aliens are sending giant Kaiju through a portal in the Pacific Ocean. Earth has Giant robots (Jaegers) controlled by two pilots connected neurologically. Of course Earth wins the battle or there wouldn't be a second film. Pacific Rim: Uprising takes place ten years after Stacker...

Duration: 00:06:47

Top 5 Game Designers

Trevor and Danny from share their Top 5 Lists of Game Designers. They focus on designers of board, dice, Role-playing, and card based games. Game design is the art of applying design and aesthetics to create a game for entertainment, educational, exercise, or experimental purposes. Game design creates goals, rules, and challenges to define a game that produces desirable interactions among its participants. Did Trevor and Danny not include your favorite game designer? Let them...

Duration: 00:22:49

DC Comics Action Comics #987 and #988

DC Comics has been introducing lots of questions in their Rebirth initiative. Ever since Rebirth kicked off in May 2016 there have been hints of the Watchmen being pulled into the DC Comics Universe. We are just starting to see answers to our questions. Some of these answers have been in front of our face for some time. Action Comics #987 and #988 is being solicited as telling us exactly who is the person behind the mysterious Mr. Oz. Both of these issues will have lenticular covers. If...

Duration: 00:08:04

Top 5 Game Publishers

This episode Trevor and Danny discuss their Top 5 Lists of Game Publishers. If the company currently manufacturers games or has in the past, they qualify. Publishers differ from designers. Publishers are responsible for manufacturing and marketing the games for distribution. What are some of your favorite game publishers? Let us know in the comments. Talk Nerdy to Me Zia Comics Talk Nerdy to Me Facebook Talk Nerdy to Me YouTube

Duration: 00:20:55

Batman Dark Nights Metal

DC Comics has done a lot to right the ship. They took a beating over their New 52 initiative. Things looked a little better with Forever Evil, but they took a big nasty turn with their Convergence story-line. A lot of readers were skeptical when DC Comics announced their Rebirth line wide event. They hadn't exactly been crushing it with their events. Rebirth has been exactly what DC Comics needed. They have mixed the right amount of teasing with a good amount of revealing. It has been...

Duration: 00:08:56

Top 5 Pretty Games

In this episode Trevor and Danny discuss their top 5 lists of pretty games. What they mean by pretty games is it must have beautiful artwork, aesthetic, and/or components. To qualify as a pretty game for them it must be visually appealing in some way. Did Trevor and Danny miss a game you think qualifies as pretty? Do you agree/disagree with their choices? Let us know in the comments. Talk Nerdy to Me Zia Comics Talk Nerdy to Me Facebook Talk Nerdy to Me YouTube

Duration: 00:16:22

DC Comics Black Lightning on the CW

The CW network has been killing it with their DC Comics superhero related series. The Arrow paved the way for the Flash. Then they snatched up the rights to Supergirl from CBS to give them a solid trifecta of superhero shows. Now they are working on one of DC Comics lesser known and greatly under utilized characters, Black Lightning. Jefferson Pierce grew up in the Southside section of Metropolis. This area was referred to as Suicide Slum because it was widely believed the only way to...

Duration: 00:10:00

Stephen King’s Dark Tower movie review

People have been waiting for Stephen King's Dark Tower book series to be made into a movie for many years. It was teased several times over the years. They had a few comic book series expanding the Dark Tower universe, but never a movie. Patience and determination won out and fans finally got their movie. All was happiness and jubilation until they announced Idris Elba would be playing the main character, Roland Deschain. It is heavily implied in the books that Roland is white. The purists...

Duration: 00:11:04

Interview with Cas Anvar

We had the privilege of speaking with Cas Anvar via phone about his roles in SyFy's "The Expanse" and FX's "The Strain". Official Bio Cas Anvar, whose career has skyrocketed in the past year with a starring role on SyFy Network's hit new #1 series The Expanse and a choice role in the Oscar nominated feature, ROOM, is on a career trajectory most actors dream of. Halfway through filming the second season of Alcon Entertainment's flagship show, his role of the galaxy's top pilot, 'Alex...

Duration: 00:14:10

Marvel Comics Inhumans TV series on ABC

ABC and Marvel are teaming up again for another TV series based on a Marvel Comics title. The Inhumans will share continuity with the films and television series that are already in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Marvel has done very well translating their big name characters and titles into blockbusters. They have also had tremendous success bringing some of their lesser knowns into the limelight (Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant-Man, etc). We are hoping that trend continues with the...

Duration: 00:09:52

DC Comics Action Comics #982 review

The Superman character under the DC Comics Rebirth initiative has been surprisingly good. Just recently the New 52 Superman and the pre-Flashpoint Superman & Lois Lane were merged. This merge was done by the pre-Flashpoint Jonathan Kent (Superman & Lois's son). Now they are teasing that Superman has something to do with the Doomsday Clock one-shot coming up in November. Lots of things affecting the DC Comics Universe seem to hinge on this character. **Warning- spoilers may follow** Between...

Duration: 00:09:14

Thor Ragnarok movie preview

Chris Hemsworth will be returning to the MCU as Thor in Thor: Ragnarok. This is the third movie in the Thor series. Even though the name is Ragnarok it will be pulling material from several sources (Ragnarok, Planet Hulk, and Contest of Champions). Don't go into the movie expecting to see the Ragnarok story-line. The plot as we understand it pre-release is Thor is imprisoned on the gladiatorial planet of Sakaar without his trusty hammer, Mjolnir. He must defeat Hulk in battle so he can...

Duration: 00:08:22

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