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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It should come as no surprise that another of George R.R. Martin‘s works is getting the premium cable network series treatment. Fans will be glad to know that Martin will not be handling the scripting duties for the new Cinemax series, The Skin Trade, instead Kalinda Vazquez (Prison Break, Once Upon A Time) will write the pilot and produce the show. What’s the series about? (more…)

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Celebrities walking the convention floor is a fun part of any convention, but some celebrities tend to be mobbed after a few minutes. That can lead to safety issues as well as grind a section of the convention floor to a halt. Many actors don masks to walk the convention to get the feel of the convention and just enjoy themselves without having to deal with the mob. NYCC15 had a few don masks, notably Mark Ruffalo (Hulk) and Jared Leto (The Joker). How did they manage to mingle with the masses without causing mayhem? (more…)


MTV used their NYCC15 platform to release a new trailer during their panel on the upcoming adaptation of Terry Brook‘s Shannara fantasy series titled The Shannara Chronicles. The panel included show runners . Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, author Terry Brooks, as well as cast members Manu Bennett, Poppy Drayton, Austin Butler, and John Rhys-Davies. You can check out the entire panel which begins with the new trailer below. (more…)


DC‘s DC Super Hero Girls web site is live and has the first two episodes and a music video of the theme song Get Your Cape On. The first thing that comes to mind after watching the first episode is “I am not the target audience” and I think it is important that we all remember this as we watch. Those of you NerdBastards with young daughters and nieces who are the target audience of this new web-based series, what did you and your kids think about it? (more…)


While there are a great number of things happening this weekend at NYCC15, the gathering of 3/4’s of Netflix and Marvel‘s Defenders might just be one of the highlights for many fans. Daredevil‘s Charlie Cox, Jesscia JonesKrysten Ritter, and Luke Cage‘s Mike Colter took part in Press Roundtables and then in a big signing along with Joe Quesada, Jeph Loeb, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, and Jon Bernthal. (more…)

Robert Kirkman‘s latest foray in turning one of his comic books, Outcast by Kirkman and artist Paul Azaceta, into a television series has its first trailer debut today at NYCC15. Outcast will air on Cinemax, as the channel increases its original programming series in an effort to get away from its soft core porn after 9PM beginnings. Outcast is a tale of horror and supernatural happenings starring Patrick Fugit (Almost Famous, Gone Girl) as Kyle Barnes. (more…)


You can almost hear Jane Austin rolling over in her grave. Seth Grahame-Smith‘s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies now has a trailer online and it is just as wacky as one would expect. Mixing classic fiction and history with monsters has been quite lucrative for Grahame-Smith, and although Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter didn’t exactly back up truck loads of cash at the box office, it did make enough worldwide to open the door for this latest Grahame-Smith take on zombies. (more…)