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Mark Poynter

  • Profile: At 45, Mark has newsstand bought comics older than most of the other writers at Nerdbastards in his collection. Growing up nerdy means that Mark remembers things like big floppy disks, bank accounts before ATMs, having VCR parties to record bootleg copies of Anime and BBC TV shows, and when U.S. television only had three channels and required bunny ears to get a clear picture. Years of sitting the nerd sidelines suddenly exploded when asked to write an introduction to an article on Nerdbastards. The rest they say in hushed whispers . . . is history.

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Julian Checkley took his Batman Cosplay based on the Batman: Arkham Origins video game to another level, adding gadget after gadget until breaking the Guinness World Record for Functional Gadgets on a Cosplay Suit. Yes, apparently that is a Guinness record, but then again, there’s always been some out-there records including the Guinness World record for holding the most Guinness World Records (Ashrita Furman 120 records). This is a fantastic Batman Suit with 23 fully functional gadgets. Let’s take a look. (more…)

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When Marvel needed someone to script doctor some additional scenes for the upcoming Doctor Strange film starring Benedict Cumberbatch they called on Dan Harmon, creator of co-creator of the fan favorite comedy Community. Harmon is an odd choice but also an inspired one. His off-center comedic style is fantastic when it clicks with the actors involved and Cumberbatch is just the talented actor to pull it off. (more…)

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NPR‘s Too Hot For Radio podcast is worth checking out, it’s full of interesting things that couldn’t make the radio because of adult language, situations, and violence. One such item was actor Stephen Lang (Avatar, Terra Nova) reading Batman and Robin Have an Altercation, a short story found in Stephen King‘s The Bazaar of Bad Dreams. This isn’t your typical Batman story, but a tale of a man and his father with Alzheimer’s on their weekly trip to Applebee’s.

*Please note that there is NSFW language in this reading. (more…)

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There’s a new animated Batman movie about to bring back the nostalgia of the 60’s television show as well as the voices of Adam West, Burt Ward, and Julie Newmar. Yes it’s campy, but it is campy FUN and it’s just the way we like it. There’s nothing wrong with a little light-hearted superhero action. Not everything has to be dark and foreboding… yeah, we’re looking at you Zach Snyder. So grab a bowl of cereal and watch this Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders trailer as you’re transported back to sitting way to close to the TV. You’ll ruin your eyes! (more…)

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You might remember that Sir Ian McKellen conducted the civil wedding of his long time friend Sir Patrick Stewart and his then fiance Sunny Ozell back in 2013. It looks like McKellen was in high demand that year as word is making the Internet rounds that he was offered one million pounds (About $1.5 million dollars at the time) to officiate another wedding, which he turned down. Why would he turn down 1.5 million dollars? (more…)

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Unless you’ve been living off the grid in a cave or something, you’ve heard that Tony Stark is quitting the Superhero business after Civil War II wraps and is handing the Iron Man mantle to a 15-year-old mechanical genius Riri Williams. The first question in many folks minds was, “What is she gonna call herself… Iron Girl…Iron Maiden…?” Now writer Brian Michael Bendis has revealed the new super hero code name that Riri will adopt when she takes the reins in The Invincible Iron Man #1 later this Fall. (more…)

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Word is that Jared Leto (Suicide Squad, Dallas Buyers Club) has joined the cast of director Denis Villeneuve‘s Blade Runner sequel. Leto joins an already bulging cast that includes Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Lenny James, Ana de Armas, Dave Bustista, David Dastmalchian, Sylvia Hoeks, Carla Juri, Barkhad Abdi, and Hiam Abbass. Leto’s character is still under wraps and your guess is as good as ours whether he’ll be a Replicant or play another role. (more…)

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While there have been plenty of rumors and speculation that Disney and Lucasfilm would get around to telling the tale of Obi Wan Kenobi’s self enforced exile to Tatooine as the personal protective shadow of baby Luke Skywalker, there’s no spinoff film on the Star Wars docket. All those years in the desert, there is certainly a story to tell there, perhaps more. Disney might not be thinking about a Kenobi spinoff, but fans sure are. Fans like Rich Williamson, who put together an interesting fan film trailer for a Kenobi movie, featuring actual footage of Ewan McGregor from his recent film Last Days in the Desert. (more…)

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There’s a new video featuring a collection of fan theories about Stranger Things that will change how you look at the fantastic Netflix series. We don’t even want to go into it yet because it is full of spoilers that anyone who hasn’t seen Stranger Things yet shouldn’t see until they sit down and binge watch the entire series in one sitting. They’ll plan to just watch one episode to check out what everyone is talking about, but soon enough it will be four in the morning and they’ll be thinking of calling in sick to work so they can watch the last couple episodes. For those of us that have watched the series, this video will send you right back to watch the series again, looking for clues.

OK HERE’S ANOTHER SPOILER WARNING FOR THOSE THAT DON’T KNOW HOW SPOILER WARNINGS WORK. CLICK THROUGH AT YOUR OWN RISK. (more…)