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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There’s an interesting new Indiegogo campaign for UMW (United Weapons Master) looking to raise $100,000 to fund further development of their Lorica suit of customized intelligent combat armor (Named after the Roman Legion armor). Currently the campaign has raised over $40,000 in 8 days. The plan is to create a whole new venue for martial and weapons artists to safely display their full contact fighting talents for fighting fans around the globe. As our favorite Starship Trooper media guy might ask: Would you like to know more? (more…)


There’s no denying that The Iron Giant is a fan favorite. Throw in the digitally remastered signature edition that will be hitting big screens across America on September 30th and October 4th, and you’ve got a mixture that might jump-start thoughts of a sequel. Vin Diesel, the voice behind the Giant knows, and sometimes harnesses, the Social Media power of his fans and this time he’s dropped a bomb shell on them. Could Warner Bros. be about to announce an Iron Giant sequel after all these years? (more…)


While a lot of people might have been watching the VMA‘s last night, I wasn’t. I figured I could just surf the best bits Monday morning. You see, I am not a big MTV fan these days. I haven’t been for a long time, you’d have to go all the way back to when they actually played music videos. When I heard that MTV had grabbed up the television rights to Terry BrooksShannara series I groaned inside, or maybe my stomach just turned over. At the absolute best I figured we might get something along the quality level of Legend of the Seeker. Not that Legend of the Seeker wasn’t some pretty decent fantasy television, but it wasn’t Game of Thrones either. So waking up this morning to this trailer for producer Jon Favreau‘s The Shannara Chronicles is a shoot in the arm for all my thoughts on MTV. (more…)


While Lionsgate might be trying to figure out how to do more Hunger Games after the final chapter hits theaters in November later this year, it doesn’t mean they’re not looking for the next Hunger Games franchise to cash in on. Word is that Lionsgate is looking to take everyone to the Borderlands. That’s right, Lionsgate is taking the video game to movie plunge with game developer Gearbox‘s Borderlands video game franchise. (more…)


If you weren’t already convinced that Hugh Jackman is an all around stand up guy then this video is certain to do the trick. Jackman recently surprised a young Wolverine fan with the help of Australian radio station KIIS 1065. It’s all part of a Make A Wish for 9-year-old Dominic, who was diagnosed as an infant with Cystic fibrosis. If the smile on Dominic’s face doesn’t get you a little verklempt, then nothing will.


Ubisoft‘s Assassin’s Creed movie is finally getting production rolling and thanks to Yahoo we’ve got a first look at Michael Fassbender in costume as Callum Lynch, descendant of a long line of members of a secret society of assassins. Don’t worry dedicated gamer, you’re memory isn’t failing you, Callum was not a character in any of the Assassin’s Creed games. The name was created for the movie, but I imagine it might find its way into the next video game. (more…)


Apparently, your lunch box is now considered part of your clothing when it comes to some schools. I never realized I was making such a fashion statement in my Captain America lunch box selection. Young Laura probably wasn’t trying to make a statement either when she took her Wonder Woman lunch box to school, but things sometimes have a way of going from simple to “You’ve got to be kidding me” in 60 seconds. Such will be the case of the Too Violent Wonder Woman Lunch Box. (more…)


Banksy, the British street artist, film maker, painter and political activist has stepped up his game by creating a bemusement park which he has christened Dismaland. Dismaland recently opened for its five-week run and now we’ve got a look at the park from Banksy’s own trailer. Are you ready for a trip on the dark side of this non-magical kingdom? (more…)