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The podcast about comic books, movies, pop culture, and nerds. Each week the nerds take a look at current releases, titles and collected trades and give updates on pop culture news. Comic book fans talk about their favorite characters, story arcs, and the comic multiverse. If you're looking for the best comic book stories then look no further than The Amazing Nerdcast.


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The podcast about comic books, movies, pop culture, and nerds. Each week the nerds take a look at current releases, titles and collected trades and give updates on pop culture news. Comic book fans talk about their favorite characters, story arcs, and the comic multiverse. If you're looking for the best comic book stories then look no further than The Amazing Nerdcast.




54 – We’re Back: A Nerdcast Review

Jason, Kyle, and Joe are back! This month we cover Wonder Woman, Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2, and Spider-Man: Homecoming. We also discuss current comics including Black Bolt, Snotgirl, and The Old Guard. 2:024:428:3123:1927:2827:3530:1732:4641:4345:4646:0848:0652:03


53 – New X-Men by Grant Morrison

This week on the Amazing Nerdcast you learn about Grant Morrison's run on New X-Men. This includes his epic first story arc: E is for Extinction. We also over the fallout of Magneto as well as the Secret Wars variation on E is for Extinction. 1:562:4515:0522:5528:23


52 – Logan & Iron Fist

This week the Amazing Nerdcast reviews the final Wolverine movie: Logan. We also discuss Marvel's latest Netflix Series: Iron Fist. 1:5826:27/em> - Iron Fist


51 – Red Thorn

The Amazing Nerds are back! This episode we review the Vertigo comic: Red Thorn. A fantasy comic that is embedded with Scottish folklore and Pagan rituals. It's filled with twists and unique perspective on a war that has spanned millennia. We also talk about the mini Spider-Man event: Clone Conspiracy and its repercussions. As well as the Spider-Gwen/Spider-Man Cross over and how to properly write Legacy Characters such as the Black Panther. 3:18Death Pool (Round 2) Update8:3913:23/em> - Spider-Gwen/Spider-Man (Miles Morales) Crossover16:0317:57


50 – Damian Wayne

Damian Wayne is the son of Bruce Wayne, the current Robin, and the subsequent heir to the Cowl of Batman. He was trained by the League of Assassins and has little to no consideration for the lives of criminals. In this episode we overview Damian inside Super Sons (Rebirth) #1, Robin Rises Omega, and Robin Rises Alpha. We also cover the newest run of Wildstorm by Warren Ellis. 3:395:3812:44/em> - Super Sons #115:4026:38


49 – Jason Todd

In this episode we discuss Jason Todd and his role as Robin and also as the Red Hood. We review the infamous "A Death in the Family" story arc and "The Red Hood and the Outlaws" series from both the New 52 and Rebirth. While going down several philosophical rabbit holes involving the symbolism of Jason's death, Batman's disregard for human life, and why you should never date a super hero. 3:075:2324:5133:27


48 – Dick Grayson

Dick Grayson has been apart of the Bat-Family since the beginning. He was the first Robin. Later he ascended to Nightwing and even took over as Batman for a time. Since then he's been a secret agent before reacquiring the mantel of Nightwing. The nerds discuss his past and dive into his adventures as Agent 37. As well as his epic tale as the Batman. 3:4020:23


47.2 – Joe Show: Nightwing & Spider-Man

One of the greatest sidekicks in the world has a secret: he's better than Batman. Dick Grayson lives to protect, but can even Nightwing, the former Robin, live up to the legacy of the Bat? Also why doesn't Spider-Man have organic webbing?


47.1 – Joe Show: Professor X & Archie

Professor X has forever been the face of mutants in the Marvel Universe...but what led him on this path as a militant leader? Joe talks about the villainous nature of Professor Charles Xavier showcasing his exploits and manipulation. Also it's 2017: Why do some comics insist on looking like Archie?


47 – Wolverine, Logan & X-23

The Amazing Nerdcast dives into Wolverine's past, present, and future. Including the original story arc of "Old Man Logan" by Mark Millar and Brian K. Vaughan's "Logan." We also take a look at Laura Kinney's introduction into the X-Men and her new role as the "All-New Wolverine." 4:3211:5022:0834:1544:5745:12


46 – Legion

Legion is an Omega-Level mutant with unfathomable power. He's also clinically insane. Every power that manifests is controlled by a separate personality. Each of these personalities surface unpredictably with new ones developing consistently. His primary ability is telepathy, a gift from his father. 1:125:109:5819:1821:25


45 – Rando Comrissian

The first edition of Rando Comrissian where everyone picks a random comic book trade. Titles include Boom! Studio's Translucid, Superman: Nightwing & Flamebird, and Joker's Endgame. Also discussed is the state of the DC Rebirth including the Watchmen, the Multiverse, and Batman. 2:578:3220:2034:57


44 – The Best Comics of 2016

2016 was a great year for comic books. There was a gratuitous amount of new indie comics, DC relaunched their universe with Rebirth, and Marvel's Secret Wars spawned great stories and characters. Also there were a lot of great comic book movies. Now that 2017 is here we have a lot more to look forward to. 2:132:453:214:235:447:068:1710:4712:0413:0213:0919:3920:3628:2629:0629:4132:4737:1540:3341:5442:1844:1049:26


43 – Marvel Noir: Spider-Man, Iron Man, Daredevil, Punisher & X-Men

Marvel Noir takes us to Earth-90214, a universe where many of our heroes emerge during the United States' Great Depression. New York City is under prohibition, recovering from the first World War, and run by organized crime. It's a dire world that requires darker "heroes" who are willing to venture through moral ambiguity. Timestamps 2:03Autumnlands Twitter Conversation3:38 Marvel Noir 8:2510:1713:1523:0230:0641:0944:44Luke Cage Noir


42 – To Quote the Poets… We’re #@(%ed

Two of the greatest fantasy stories have taken the comic world by storm: Autumnlands (a.k.a. Tooth & Claw) by Kurt Busiek and Monstress by Marjorie. Both comics have magic and anthropomorphic characters "animal people," ancient gods, and unbelievable power. However, they are set in completely different worlds. Timestamps 2:0917:42 Conversation with Benjamin Dewey and Kurt Busiek Shortly after this episode aired Benjamin Dewey, the artist for Autumnlands, invited us to a conversation about the comic. Soon Kurt Busiek, the writer for Autumnlands, joined in on the conversation. They gave us insight into the inner-workings and personal involvement into the project. @The_GWW @AmazingNerdcast @ImageComics thanks for talking about Autumnlands! If you have any specific questions, I'm happy to oblige. — Benjamin Dewey (@BenjaminDewey) December 20, 2016 Dewey: "Thanks for talking about Autumnlands! If you have any specific questions, I'm happy to oblige." Nerdcast: "First of all, thank you for this book. It's been a favorite since issue 1." Dewey: "For sure! I appreciate you spreading the word. That is lovely to hear." Nerdcast: "Spoilers aside, we'd love to hear your inspiration for these characters and which is your favorite." Dewey: "Well, Kurt Busiek & I talked a lot about what roles they'd serve & much came from that. Once we knew what background they had, I tried to reverse-engineer things about their culture." Nerdcast: "That's incredible! It definitely explains why the characters work so well. Especially Aelbert." Dewey: "My favorite is a toss-up between Seven Scars, Gharta & Goodfoot. I think Kurt Busiek likes Dusty best." Nerdcast: "100% Agree with you on Seven Scars. Also: Giant-Size Goat Thing." Dewey: "Pretty accurate. It came together like a Voltron." Busiek: "I like Dusty, he’s the best." Nerdcast: "Dusty is awesome. What drove the choice of the Bull Terrier for Dusty?" Busiek: "I knew for years that Dusty would be a bull terrier. I think it’s that bulls are a very specific-looking dog, not a generic choice, and they have a lot of expression. They can look tough, confused, vulnerable, thoughtful…as soon as I knew he was a bull terrier, the character snapped into focus. A young, naive dog, but not a soft dog. A dog who could grow up into an adventure hero but who’s figuring things out. "The influence of 'Meatball' from BAA BAA BLACK SHEEP and Mumy & Leialoha’s TRYPTO THE ACID DOG is probably in there somewhere. But not Spuds MacKenzie. Never Spuds." "A bull terrier is also a knockabout dog. It can look young, but not fragile." "Throw a cocker spaniel off a bridge into a raging river and people will recoil in horror. But a bull terrier, you want to see him get up on the bank and go bite the crap out of whoever threw him in. Dobermans or Great Danes, too tough. Poodles, too soft." "But a bull terrier’s a scrappy little knuckle of a dog. You feel for him, but you also figure he can do it, he can fight his way through." Nerdcast: "Wow, thank you for that, Kurt!" Dewey: "Kurt's brain's a deep reservoir of cultural knowledge & I minored in anthropology; we make a good team. Kurt knows dogs like Bo knows sports." Nerdcast: "It absolutely shows in the comic." Busiek: "I am know things. I am FEEL things. Dogs is good, is dogs." Nerdcast: "Have to ask: How accurate is the conversion in the back of issue #1?" Busiek: "That page was edited for comedic effect, but that’s what happened." Nerdcast: "How long ago did you start developing this story/world/universe?" Busiek: "Long long time ago. Sometime in the 90s." Dewey: "I started drawing as a 2 year-old in the early eighties but didn't get on board till 2014." Nerdcast: "That's dedication." Busiek: "No, that’s having fun daydreaming about stuff you’d like to do someday. But it works!" Nerdcast: "After the reveal in issues 11 & 12, what can we expect from this world going forward?" Busiek: "More surprises. More locales, more answers, more questions. Iguanas." Nerdcast: "Iguanas!...


41 – Star Wars, Darth Vader & Friends

Marvel has recently reacquired the publication of Star Wars comics. Since then they have done a phenomenal job creating and enriching the official cannon of the Star Wars Universe. In this episode we review Chewbacca by Gerry Duggan, Darth Vader by Kieron Gillen, Princess Leia by Mark Waid, Lando by Charles Soule, and the main Star Wars title by Jason Aaron. Star Wars Comics 4:288:3218:4032:1849:26


40 – Southern Cross & Southern Bastards

A full episode including two new Marvel Now comics: Venom #1 and Ghost Rider #1. Also an overview of the epic space thriller Southern Cross by Becky Cloonan. Lastly a review of Southern Bastards by Jason Aaron and Jason LaTour. Comic Reviews 2:509:1313:1234:4347:46DeathPool Update


39 – Thor: The Goddess of Thunder

There's a new Thor in the Marvel Universe. She's mightier, more worthy, and has an unprecedented connection to the hammer Mjölnir. However, she has a profound weakness that could easily be exploited if anyone found out who she really is. Thor 1:525:1524:0532:4034:5548:5850:42


38 – Luke Cage & Doctor Strange

A review of Marvel's Netflix Series Luke Cage. Including a review of the cast, the series, and easter eggs. In addition there's a quick a guide to Luke Cage in comics. Also in this episode the nerds review Marvel's Doctor Strange. Including a review of the cast, what magic means to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and notable easter eggs. As well as a guide to the Infinity Stones and additional Dr. Strange comics. Luke Cage 4:5819:2524:0530:1134:38 Doctor Strange 36:0143:4447:2354:1756:251:00:21


37 – Serenity: Firefly Class 03-K64

Firefly and its follow-up movie Serenity became an instant fan favorite in the early 2000's. Since then several comics have been published that are all within the same universe and timeline. Currently there are three volumes with another in production and set to release late 2016. Volume One: "Those Left Behind" is the missing episode between Firefly and Serenity. Volume Two: "Better Days and Other Stories" contains several stories, mostly falling between Firefly and Serenity as well. While its last story "Float Out" takes place after Serenity. Volume Three: "Shepherd's Tale" starts out during the events of Serenity and continues with a reverse timeline into Shepherd Book's past. 3:579:5717:0723:4134:10