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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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Invincible Iron Man #9 is out and there’s a new Iron Man… I mean Iron Woman… wait, she hasn’t chosen a name yet, apparently she’s working on it. That’s right, Marvel is once again changing who’s in the suit, as they have done numerous times when Tony Stark has been injured, disappeared, or just to drunk to suit up. This time around though, Bendis, Deodato, and Martin are introducing a new character, not one of Stark’s established friends who suit up when needed. Want to get a look at the new Iron… person? (more…)

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If you’re still playing Fallout 4 since the November 10th, 2015 release date, or have taken a breather from the game like this NerdBastard, it might be time to strap on that Power Armour and grab your weapon of choice, because the newest DLC Far Harbor is just on the horizon. Far Harbor promises to be the largest DLC landmass and characters that Bethesda has ever produced in the Fallout franchise. It seems things aren’t quite the way they seem in Far Harbor and it’s up to you to get to the bottom of it. (more…)

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Last season of Game of Thrones ended with a fabulous stabbing scene that left Jon Snow bleeding in the snow, surrounded by traitorous men of the Night Watch lead by Ser Alliser Thorne. Fans went ape-shite and the Internet followed. During the months between then, and last night’s episode, fans debated Snow’s fate, was he really dead, would he be brought back somehow? Now we know and Kit Harrington, who spent the summer repeating repeatedly that Jon Snow was dead, has a bit of an apology for fans.

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The Internet can be a minefield of misinformation, from simple mistakes to the intentional stirring up trouble type. Another form that has been developing lately is the chain effect. Where one page reports something as a rumor or some whispers heard and another site picks that up, and then another, as the rumor is diluted until some sites start reporting those rumors as confirmed facts. Over the weekend one such story hit the Internet, that included both, a confirmed fact (Flash director Seth Grahame-Smith had left the production due to creative differences) and some whispered rumors that many took as fact, that James Wan was, “feeling a tremendous amount of trepidation about Aquaman,”  which many turned into Wan’s exit from the movie. Now Wan has taken to Twitter to clear the whole thing up, and ask the Internet to lay off the guy who started the whole thing. (more…)

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Giles Penso‘s documentary Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan is scheduled to hit this June. If anyone is asking themselves who Harryhausen is right now, then you probably haven’t sat in front of your television as a child for an entire Saturday afternoon while Jason And his Argonauts fought skeletons, Sinbad and his crew fought a mutli-armed multi-sword welding Kali, or the winged Pegasus from Clash of the Titans. Harryhausen is the man who influenced all the great directors you know today including Peter Jackson, Terry Gilliam, John Landis, Guillermo del Toro, James Cameron, and Steven Spielberg and many others. (more…)

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The latest television spot for the Russo Brother‘s Captain America: Civil War is online and making the commercial rounds on television and features another look at Tom Holland‘s Spider-Man. This time around we get to hear more from our favorite Web-slinger’s witty repartee as he takes on the Winter Soldier, Sebastian Stan. There’s just ten days to go until the North American premiere, and things are heating up on the press rounds for the cast. (more…)

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The final trailer for Bryan Singer‘s X-Men: Apocalypse hit the Internet toady and confirms a long rumored cameo. If you want to stay completely in the dark until you see [REDACTED] on the big screen, you might want to skip this final trailer, as awesome as it is. The whole gang is here, making the transition from student to full-fledged X-Men, with more than a few other well-known mutants thrown in. Jennifer Lawrence‘s Mystique leads the fledgling X-Men against Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) and his Four Horsemen, Magneto (Michael Fassbender), Storm (Alexandra Shipp), Archangel (Ben Hardy), and Psylocke (Olivia Munn). There’s also a first look at the Blob which was recently posted by Singer on Instagram. (He’s not the special cameo we’re not talking about.) (more…)

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Maisie Williams is a darling of Social Media, if she’s not cracking you up on Twitter, Instagram or what ever platform is popular in that moment, then maybe she’s pranking fans at a local gaming shop, or perhaps she’s crashing a Game of Thrones viewing party with bags of snacks. That’s right, just last night, Maisie loaded up on goodies and picked a twitter posted viewing party near her and headed out. Maisie documented the night with a series of Instagram posts you can check out below. (more…)

BBC Reveals New ‘Doctor Who’ Companion

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The BBC has just announced the new companion to Peter Capaldi‘s Doctor in the upcoming tenth season of Doctor Who. Don’t be surprised if you don’t recognize her, she’s a relative new comer to television with only appearances on Doctors and Svengali. Doctor Who will mark her first major role on television and her character’s introduction will take place during this year’s Christmas Special. (more…)

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It was just last week when Robert Downey Jr. coyly answered Jimmy Kimmel‘s question about Spider-Man: Homecoming saying, “Perhaps I will, we don’t have a contract yet.” Well, THR is now reporting that RDJ has completed talks and has signed the dotted line to appear alongside Tom Holland as he makes his first solo Spider-Man movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. (more…)