Luke Gallagher

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Profile: Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Nerd Bastards.com, Luke Gallagher - the love child of Michael Chikilis and Mr. Clean - can be found in Boston, Massachusetts, where he hopes to find continued inspiration and resonance in life through diversified, ambiguous, ambitions. He also wishes to have intimate relations with Christina Hendricks (a man can dream). He has been a professional wrestler, student of Jiu Jitsu, attempted body builder, aspiring actor and hot wings competitor. While genetically programmed to live life as a jock, he couldn't (mentally) be more opposite. His impressive action figure/collectible, comic book and DVD/Bluray collections, along with his love for cupcakes stimulate his nerd riddled thirst. Follow Luke on Twitter @NerdBastards

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Say Goodbye To The Red and Yellow Spandex – Spider-Woman is Getting a New Suit!

- 12-18-14Comics Posted by Luke Gallagher

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Over the last few months, Spider-Woman has been the center of much controversy. Comic books and feminism collided when a questionably lewd depiction of Spider-Woman’s butt cheeks were propped front and center on a variant cover of “Spider-Women # 1″. Now, we’re not dredging that story up again, but for the sake of information as it applies to today’s story, here’s the gist of it…

Spider-Women’s curiously thin spandex covered rump and suggestive body positioning was subject to much internet discord; with party lines saying it was a disgrace to women while leaving others to say “you’re making a problem where there isn’t one”. You’d think with all the heat, Marvel would have pulled the issue. They didn’t. Instead, they got cute and simply covered the dimpled derrière by placing the comic books logo affront it. Eh, cheap way of skirting the issue whilst still capitalizing on what was an obvious demand for the infamous book cover.

So, now, Marvel’s Spider-Woman comic continues to carry on. Maybe it’s related to all the recent drama, or maybe it isn’t, but Marvel Comics has revealed a new costume for Spider-Woman  (more…)

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Is This The Baby Groot Collectible You’ve Been Waiting For?

- 12-18-14Cool Stuff Posted by Luke Gallagher

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With fan builds, cosplays and unfortunate fan-fictions, 2014 will go down as the year in Groot. He’s everywhere! And what’s not to like about Guardians of the Galaxy’s wooden gentle giant?

It’s Groot, Groot, Groot! It’s Groot, Groot, he’s big, he’s heavy, he’s wood. He’s Groot, Groot, he’s better than bad, he’s good! While there’s a few Groot collectibles out there, Dancing Baby Groot is the most requested, and now a definitive version is available to buy. (more…)

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FUNNY: Honest Trailers – ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’

- 12-16-14Film, Funny Videos Posted by Luke Gallagher

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Our friends at Screen Junkies  have submitted another entry in their ongoing Honest Trailer YouTube series. This time, they breath their fiery verbal quips and cynicism onto The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Before you say goodbye to Middle Earth with The Battle of the Five Armies, relive The Desolation of Smaug, the bloated second chapter in Peter Jackson’s mercilessly long Hobbit trilogy.  (more…)

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Oh Shiny! Get a Close-Up Look at Iron Man’s New Armor From Marvel’s ‘Age of Ultron’

- 12-15-14Comics, Film Posted by Luke Gallagher

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Going around the blogosphere today, is this Hot Toys 1/6th scale figure of Iron Man from Avengers: Age of Ultron.  Other sites have been toting it as “First Look at New Iron Man Armor from AOU”. Uh, excuse me, but wasn’t there a Age of Ultron trailer released a few weeks ago which got a billion or so views, and in it, multiple appearances/shots of the actual on screen Iron Man in armor? Release a toy, and now suddenly everyone cares? It befuddles me sometimes how certain things gain momentum around the net. Regardless, this is one of the best Iron Man toys submitted unto Nerddom and truth be told, it does give us our best close-up look at the new armor.  Have looksie after the break and file it under “stuff you want, things you need, and everything you can’t afford to have”.  (more…)

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Nerd Art Dump: Steampunk Iron Man, Michael Jackson as Starlord, Cast of Suicide Squad and MOAR!!!

- 12-14-14Cool Stuff, Nerd Culture Posted by Luke Gallagher

Time for your weekly dose of the fantastic fandom-based art that’s hit the web this week with your Nerd Art Dump. Each and every week we pick and choose through the masses of prints and pics on the digital frontier to give you nothing but the best to fill your geek needs. So on with the dump.

ABOVE: Back to the Future poster by Matt Chase  (more…)

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Nerdy Bits: Stellar Silver Surfer Body Paint, Ackbar (Mouse) Trap, Judge Penguin, 90 Facts About The 90s And MOAR!!!

- 12-13-14Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Funny Videos, Nerd Culture Posted by Luke Gallagher

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Every day, the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Every Wednesday and Saturday (mid week/end of week) we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

ABOVE:  Smaug cake [Love Cakes By Sheila ]  (more…)

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TOY REVIEW: Hot Toys Batman & Robin (1960s TV Series) 1/6th Scales Figures

- 12-10-14Featured, reviews Posted by Luke Gallagher

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For nerds of a certain age, the 1966 Batman Television show was their first indoctrination into Batman (myself included). It’s hard to devolve Batman as we know him today – a hard-bitten brooding bad-ass – by thinking back to a time when he (and Robin) were a trippy 1960’s fever dream. The William Dozier TV show was wrought with pop-art set pieces, telegraphed punches, ambiguous villains, satirical overtones, dutch angle camera setups, curiously tight-fitting costumes and the occasional dance number (anyone remember the Batusi?). Looking back, it’s easy to call it campy and lame. Because, well, it was. But, that was part of its charm! Some may say it isn’t the best of anything to do with Batman – most fans who remember it, seemingly choose to negate its existence for latter-day criticism. However, it stands an important part of Batman lore and demands respect as a cultural cornerstone. For its time, it was a fun, imaginative and immensely accessible show – appealing to the young and old. To this day everyone  – even those who aren’t Bat-literate – knows the “Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na Batman!” jingle. And gosh darn-it if George Barris-designed Batmobile wasn’t the coolest thing on four wheels? If it weren’t for this show, we might not have the Batman we have today. The Chris Nolan Batman trilogy, The Tim Burton movies, Batman the Animated Series, Frank Miller‘s Dark Knight Returns… these acclaimed creatives might not have gone on to make the best of Batman had it not been for Batman 66.

For true Bat purists and nostalgia enthusiasts, the Adam West Batman and Burt Ward Robin 1/6th scale figures by Hot Toys/Sideshow Collectibles are a must have. By golly Batman, if they aren’t the best realized collectibles of the dynamic duo ever made.

Nerd Bastards was fortunate to receive samples from Sideshow Collectibles for review. So flip back the Shakespeare head and slide on down the bat pole with us as we take a in-depth look at these confounding crime fighters realized in 1/6th scale form.

Quick, to the review. There’s not a moment to lose! *Note: You are required to read this review out loud in the voice of an old-time radio broadcaster. (more…)

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Nerdy Bits: Godzilla X-Mas Tree, Marty McWoof, Dress Jayne Cobb, Retro Style ‘The Force Awakens’ Trailer And MOAR!!!

- 12-06-14Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Funny Videos, Nerd Culture Posted by Luke Gallagher

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Every day, the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Every Wednesday and Saturday (mid week/end of week) we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

ABOVE: Godzilla Christmas tree [SlashFilm] (more…)

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Luke Cage Reportedly Cast, Just in Time for Sweet Christmas

- 12-05-14Comics, Film Posted by Luke Gallagher

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A couple of weeks ago we learned the short list for Marvel‘s upcoming Netflix-distributed Luke Cage series had been narrowed down to actors Mike Colter, Cleo Anthony, and Lance Gross. Today Indiewire is reporting the choice has been made. (more…)

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Star Wars TFA Roundup: Star Wars/Spaceballs Mashup, Kevin Smith Cries, In Defense of Tri-Bladed Lighstsaber, And MOAR!!!

- 12-02-14Film Posted by Luke Gallagher

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The teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released on Friday Nov. 26th and it damn near broke the internet (sorry Kim Kardashian you lose). In just 4 days it has been viewed 58.2 million times (via CBM). Beating out The Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer views of 50.6 million, the first look at J.J. Abrams‘ new Star Wars flick has cemented itself as the most viewed trailer in 2014.  Sufficed to say, the 88 second tease has awoken Star Wars fans everywhere. With reactions to the trailer ranging from utmost delight to the downright cynical and judgmental.

With the Star Wars franchise being such a cultural cornerstone, would you have honestly expected anything less? The discord, however, well… it’s just beyond anything you could possibly imagine. Star Wars brings out the very best and very worst of Nerd-dom.

Let us take a look at positive praise and love from film makers such as Kevin Smith, as well as arguments made by faux TV new pundit Stephen Colbert on that controversial new lightsaber. Then to round out this roundup of Episode 7 coverage, we have some Mark Hamil/Luke Skywalker talk (was he featured in the trailer?), and a (obligatory) parody video. (more…)

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